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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.

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2019

February

19/02/19
20/02/19
27/02/19
27/02/19
27/02/19
  • Malay Literature and the Qur'an
  • Prof Peter G. Riddell (Melbourne School of Theology)
  • A survey of the Qur’an’s role in the development of the Malay literary tradition

March

01/03/19
  • Japan Forum 'History of Disability' Workshop
  • The workshop will be an intensive discussion of pre-circulated manuscripts that includes roundtable discussions of general difficulties in translation as well as disciplinary distinctions in approaching the study of disability in modern Japan.

01/03/19
06/03/19
  • Japan's Imperial Underworlds: Intimate Encounters at the Borders of Empire
  • Prof David Ambaras (North Carolina State University)
  • In this lecture, David Ambaras reveals how the movement of migrants, smugglers, pirates, and trafficked people between China and Japan -- and their sensationalization in the popular press -- created surprising cross-currents in the politics of Sino-Japanese relations during the years of Japanese imperial expansion.

06/03/19
07/03/19
08/03/19
11/03/19
  • Disability in China: Citizenship, Identity and Culture
  • Dr Sarah Dauncey (University of Nottingham)
  • Who defines what it means to be ‘disabled’ in China today? In this talk, Sarah Dauncey looks at the construction of disabled identities specifically from the perspective of Chinese cultural epistemologies.

12/03/19
13/03/19
14/03/19
  • Democracy in Indonesia: Cultural Perspectives
  • Prominent Indonesian writers Djenar Maesa Ayu, Leila S. Chudori and Norman Erikson Pasaribu talk about their perspective on the Indonesian cultural scene in this key election year.

14/03/19
15/03/19
16/03/19
16/03/19
  • The Warrior & Fantasy Films from Indonesia
  • Pete Tombs
  • This film screening session presents the Mondo Macabro version of Jaka Sembung (The Warrior), a classic exploitation Indonesian film directed by Sisworo Gautama Putra in 1981.

16/03/19
  • Cult Texts: From Cult Comics to Cult Movies
  • Hikmat Darmawan, Ekky Imanjaya
  • This event will discuss the significance of the films and the comics and the adaptation process, as well as fan culture and the cult status of the media.

16/03/19
17/03/19
  • Garuda Power: The Spirit Within and Gundala trailer
  • Bastian Meiresonne
  • This documentary underlines the history of Indonesian action films, starting from as early as Chinese-influenced martial arts movies (1930s), including the trend of super hero comic book adaptations of the 1970s.

17/03/19
  • Documenting Fantasy in Indonesia
  • Pete Tombs, Bastian Meiresonne, Iain Robert Smith
  • A talk with the film practitioners on their works related to Indonesian cult movies adapted from comics and other books.

17/03/19
  • Wiro Sableng
  • Film screening of Wiro Sableng, directed by Angga Sasongko and produced by Lala Timothy from Lifelike Pictures in 2018.

17/03/19
20/03/19
22/03/19
25/03/19
27/03/19

April

12/04/19
26/04/19
29/04/19

May

01/05/19
07/05/19
  • The China Debate 2019: Will China’s Rise be Peaceful?
  • The rise of China will have a major impact on the world in the 21st century. Graham Allison may or may not be right in arguing that China and the USA are at serious risk of being caught in a ‘Thucydides Trap’, in which an incumbent hegemonic power feels compelled to respond forcefully to a rising new peer competitor, with potentially dire consequences. In the light of recent developments, the panellists will discuss whether China’s rise will prove peaceful.

June

10/06/19
  • Governance Reform, Social Inequality and the Changing Public Opinion in China
  • Dr Zhenqing Zheng (Tsinghua University, Beijing)
  • Since China’s reforms in the 1980’s, bureaucratic changes and market forces have reshapened the general public’s lives and opinions. This seminar examines to what degree, social differences in urban-rural divide, social stratification, distributive fairness perceptions, generational gap and so on have impacted people’s attitudes regarding governance reform and performance in China.

July

05/07/19
  • Mindanao: Cartographies of History, Identity and Representation
  • The Annual Philippine Studies Conference SOAS focuses its 2019 edition on Mindanao. It seeks to gather academics, policymakers, cultural workers and artists to map the contours of Mindanao’s porous and overlapping ethnolinguistic homelands and its conceptual and physical sites of representation, identity formation, and conflict.