Events calendar: Centres and Programmes Office
The Centres & Programmes Office provides School-wide event management support on all aspects of event delivery.
See below for the calendar of events organised by the SOAS Centres & Programmes Office.
For further information about any of the events please contact the Centres & Programmes Office.
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- Who are the Manchus? The Boundaries and Identity of an “Ethnic Nationality” 谁是满族？
Dr Liu Zheng-ai 刘正爱 (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)
- China: An innovation superpower in the making?
Prof. George S. Yip (Imperial College London)
- Aspects of Royal Ideology in the Buddhist Vinayas
Dr Vincent Tournier (SOAS, University of London)
This literature shows a clear tendency towards appropriating the values and imaginary of the ruling and the brahmanical classes.
- Reclaiming Azaadi: Decolonising the Partitions of 1947, Before and Beyond
An evening of spoken word and creative/critical expression
- Beyond Ideologies: China’s Experience in Confronting the Global Environmental Crisis
This year, in the annual China Debate series, speakers highlight the dilemma between choosing fast development and growth on the one hand and sustainability on the other. With Isabel Hilton (Chinadialogue), Tom Burke (E3G), Pransenjit Duara (Duke University), Shuo Li (Greenpeace, Beijing) and Jennifer Turner (China Environment Forum).
- An update on the UK-Korea relationship UK-ROK & UK-DPRK
H.E Mr Charles Hay MVO (British Ambassador to the Republic of Korea), HE Mr Alastair Morgan (British Ambassador to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea)
Two British ambassadors will talk about the work of their respective Embassies, the UK’s current relations with the two Koreas, and current issues on the Peninsula.
- Crisis of Global Modernity: Asian Traditions and a Sustainable Future
Prasenjit Duara (Duke University)
- The Platform Sūtra(s) and the Changing Notions of What Chan Should Be
Associate Prof Morten Schlütter (University of Iowa)
- Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch六祖壇經workshop
Associate Professor Morten Schlütter (University of Iowa)
- Approaches to the Study of Khmer and Cham Art: a Research Workshop with Tran Ky Phuong and Soumya James
Tran Ky Phuong and Soumya James
This workshop presents new currents of research expanding the field of scholarship on ancient Khmer and Cham art.
- Adventures in Future Science: Speculative Fiction in Modern Japan, 1868-1945
Seth Jacobowitz (Yale University) & Aaron Moore (Manchester)
- Divided Fates: The State, Race, and Korean Immigrants’ Adaptation in Japan and the United States
Assistant Professor Kazuko Suzuki (Texas A&M University)
- Place, Time and Media in Performance Art in Indonesia
Dr. Thomas J. Berghuis
- The Birth of Materialism in the DPRK
Dr. Vladimir Glomb (Charles University)
- Neo-Liberalize Me: Living through the Reign of Insecurity
Dr Jung Bong Choi (Hong Kong Baptist University)
- Interrogating the ‘rural’ in South Asia: ruptures and continuities
This workshop explores the varied interpretations of ‘the rural’ as a simultaneous space of both rupture and continuity in terms of its social, political and economic dimensions. Through such discussion, the workshop seeks to question and reimagine the continued relevance of ‘the rural’.
- The Sanskritisation of Gandharan culture
Prof Ingo Strauch (Lausanne)
- Annual Philippine Studies Workshop
The Third Annual Philippine Studies Workshop invites scholars and Ph.D. students to present ongoing, upcoming and recently completed works on the Philippines and its peoples, including those in the diaspora.
Dr Markus Bell
Dr. Diana Yuksel
- Faces of the Infinite: Neoplatonism and Poetics at the Confluence of Africa, Asia and Europe
This is the third day of a three-day conference convened by the British Academy and SOAS. The Conference investigates the legacy of Neoplatonism in the poetry produced by the monotheist cultures of the greater Mediterranean. Papers will cover writings in Arabic, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Persian, Spanish and Turkish, from antiquity to the modern period.