Category: Languages and Cultures

scholarships
Languages and Cultures
Yasmin

BHM: The absence of the A in SOAS

The President of SOAS’s Nigeria, Ghana and West Africa Society on lack of scholarships for African students and the future of Africa Studies in the UK

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Wind farm, Africa
Languages and Cultures
Andrew Osmond

Examining the future of Africa

The pace of change in Africa promises huge transformations to African societies, economies and cultures: a subject, which will be discussed at the Imagining Africa’s Future conference.

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Professor Walter Simon, Chinese studies, sinology, China
Languages and Cultures
HB

Professor Walter Simon CBE FBA

Around eighty years ago, Walter Simon fled Germany to come to the UK, where he took up a post as a lecturer at the School of Oriental Studies.

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View from Victoria Peak, Hong Kong
Languages and Cultures
Andrew Osmond

Hong Kong: 20 years of history

1 July 2017 sees the twentieth anniversary of the end of more than 150 years of British control of Hong Kong. A lot can happen in twenty years.

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Languages and Cultures
Andrew Osmond

North Korea: behind the tabloid headlines

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has long been a subject of fascination for the Western popular media. It is typically portrayed by the shorthand of four recurring motifs – isolationism; nuclear weapons; the Kim ruling family; and vast military parades.

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Why study languages? - Languages and cultures
Languages and Cultures
HB

Why study languages?

Why should humans bother to learn another language; can a translation system, however sophisticated, replace human beings?

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Languages and Cultures
Andrew Osmond

World Arabic Language Day

World Arabic Language Day (WALD) is celebrated on 18 December each year. Arabic language is believed to have its origins among nomadic tribes in the

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Languages and Cultures
Andrew Osmond

Korean Studies

There are approximately 80 million Korean language speakers in the world, which include 50 million in South Korea, 24 million in North Korea, and nearly

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Languages and Cultures
Andrew Osmond

Joint East Asian Studies Conference

SOAS University of London hosted the Joint East Asian Studies Conference (JEAS) from 7-9 September 2016. The conference is a triennial meeting held by the

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Languages and Cultures
Andrew Osmond

South Asian Studies

The South Asia Institute (SSAI) at SOAS University of London represents the largest multi-disciplinary community of scholars working on South Asia of any university in

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Languages and Cultures
Andrew Osmond

Taiwan Summer School

Students and academics have been celebrating the 9th SOAS Taiwan Studies Summer School at SOAS University of London. The event runs over four days and

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