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Zhaoxia Pang Lao She and SOAS

Zhaoxia Pang and Ruth Herd share the story of Shu Qingchun (舒庆春) (1899-1966), also known by his pen name Lao She (老舍). Lao She is one of the most prominent figures in the history of modern Chinese literature. During his lifetime, he was acclaimed a “Master of Language” (yǔyán dàshī 语言大师) and his novels and plays gained world renown.

28th April 2022

SOAS-led research project underway on the Kitaveta language

A Kenyan-UK team of linguists, led by Professor Lutz Marten, are working on a community-based language description project to document the Kenyan community language Kitaveta, spoken in Taita-Taveta district close to the Tanzanian border.

22nd April 2022

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