Events calendar: Centres and Programmes Office
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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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- Strategies of Expansion: Evidence for the Spread of the Buddhist Image Cult at the Kānherī Caves
Prof Robert D. DeCaroli (George Mason University)
- Miraculous medicines and exotic rituals: European healers in Southeast Asian royal courts in the 17th century
Dr Tara Alberts (University of York)
- From Empire's Revenants to Red Repatriates: The Japanese Returnees from Siberian Captivity and the Early Cold War in East Asia, 1945-1952
Dr Sherzod Muminov (University of Cambridge)
Please note that this seminar has been rescheduled and now takes place on the 11 January (originally 18 January).
- My Buddha is Punk - film screening
Q & A with the Director Andreas Hartmann
Film screening followed by Q & A with the Director Andreas Hartmann
- Perceptions of China's Sexual Economy
Harriet Zurndorfer (Leiden University)
- Is it Game Over for Hong Kong?
Prof Steve Tsang (SOAS University of London)
- 中国基本公共服务均等化: 理论、现状与对策分析
Prof. Luanyu Yin (Beijing Normal University)
- Diasporic perspectives on cultural heritage: A Kachin case study
Helen Mears (Royal Pavilion & Museums and University of Brighton)
- Adjudicating Victory in Postwar East Asia: the spectacle of war crimes and the theatre of justice
Dr Barak Kushner (University of Cambridge)
Please note that this seminar has been rescheduled and now takes place on the 18 January (originally 11 January).
- Media and Creative Industries in Korea, UK and France: Transnational Approaches.
In this workshop, scholars from Korea, France and the UK debate theoretical relevance and pragmatic implications of the fourth industrial revolution for the studies of media, art and culture.
- SOAS Japan Research Centre and SOAS Food Studies Centre Joint Event
Dr John LoBregio
Professor Henry Em (Yonsei University)
This seminar has been cancelled.
- Liberal Internationalism Reconsidered: Japan’s Strategy Today
Professor Go Ito (Meiji University)
Toshiba International Foundation Lunch with Professor Go Itio
- Rule of Law in Hong Kong History Demythologised: Student Umbrella Movement of 1919
Michael Ng (Hong Kong University)
- Professional Precarity among Fishers on the Java North Coats: A Rhythmanalytic Approach
Dr Katharina Schneider (Heidelberg University)
- The Transition from Sovereignty to Modernity in 19th Century Ceylon: The Colebrooke-Cameron Reforms and Colonial Governmentality
Dr Roshan de Silva Wijeyeratne (Griffith University)
- The Ooku, the Shogun’s ‘Harem’: Life in the Women’s Palace in Nineteenth Century Japan
Lesley Downer (Writer)
- The First Hot War of the Cold War
Brigadier (Retd) Brian Parritt CBE
- Democratizing China: What can history teach us?
Prof. Minxin Pei (Claremont McKenna College)
- Homage to Ukiyo-e
Dr Monika Hinkel (SOAS University of London)
- Homelands of the Imaginary
- The Genealogy of Modern Chinese Militarism
Prof. Christopher R. Hughes (LSE)
- On the selling of Khmer artefacts during the colonial era
Dr Gabrielle Abbe ((Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, UMR SIRICE))
- Noor Inayat Khan Memorial Annual Lecture: The Liberté Series - The Struggle for Human Rights in India
Vrinda Grover (Advocate, Supreme Court of India)
Vrinda Grover is an Advocate in the Supreme Court of India based in New Delhi. Her work as a lawyer, researcher and human rights activist has led to landmark cases representing victims and survivors of sexual violence, communal conflict, extra-judicial executions, custodial torture and rights defenders.
- Sikh Hauntologies: Post-theistic Sikh Ontology and the Question of the Phallus in Mandair’s Religion and the Specter of the West
Dr Sîan Hawthorne (Department of Religions and Philosophies, SOAS University of London)
- Tenth-century kanabun and esoteric Buddhist techniques
- The Situation on the Korean Peninsula and Challenges for ROK Diplomacy
HE Mr Hwang Joonkook (Ambassador of the Republic of Korea)
In his lecture, Ambassador Hwang will focus on the current situation on the Korean Peninsula including analysis of North Korea’s WMD capabilities and human rights abuses carried out by the regime.
- Early Buddhism and Central Asia
Dr Hannes A. Fellner (Vienna), Prof Jan Nattier (UC Berkeley), and Prof Jonathan Silk (Leiden)
- Visuality and sexuality in Republican China: photograph, text and method in the periodical press
Professor Joan Judge (York University, Canada)
- Art, life and nation once again: the films of Lav Diaz
Dr May Ingawanij (Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media)
- Review of the Indus Valley Religious Beliefs – Through Analytical Study of Seals & Artifacts & Comparative Study of Contemporary Religions
Dr Sarah Umer (The Charles Wallace Pakistan Trust Visiting Fellowship at SOAS, 2016/17)
This study tries to identify the significant features of the religion and culture of the people of the Indus Valley Civilization (7000 BCE – 1500 BCE). This is done by examining relationships with past and later cultures found in the Indus River basin. My quest is made difficult by the absence of a readable Indus script.
- Skylarks, Frogs and River-drenched Robes: Reality, Formality and Poetic License in the Poetry Contest in Six Hundred Rounds
Dr Thomas McAuley (University of Sheffield)
- The Long Journey
Follow up discussion with the Director Avaz Hasanov, chaired by Laurence Broers
- Korean Cinema Echoes: Princess Aurora
Dr. Collette Balmain (Kingston University)
- Why are the Chinese media Chinese?
Prof. Hugo de Burgh (University of Westminster)
- Animated Puppets and Dancing Children: Juvenile Performance in Contemporary Kazakhstan
Meghanne Barker (University of Michigan)
- Recent Advances in Tangut Studies
This event brings together eight scholars at the cutting edge of Tangut studies to explore this lost civilization, its language, religion, and culture.
- From Dept Bonded Slaves to Vagrants: Poor Cambodian Farmers under French Rule
Dr Mathieu Guérin (Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales)
- In Conversation Lunch with Dr Julia Obinger
Dr Julia Obinger (Visiting Scholar, Japan Research Centre)
- Sanitation in Rural India: Beyond Individual Toilets
Professor Philippe Cullet (SOAS University of London)
- Japanese Castles: Tradition, Modernity, and Militarism from the 1860s to the Postwar
Dr Oleg Benesch (University of York)
- Shadow Banking in China
- Measuring Frames: Discursive Institutionalism in Polarized Poltics
Dr Oul Han (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales)
- Classification and Intersectional Hierarchies in Maoist China
Felix Wemheuer (Cologne University)
- Challenges of Reading: ‘Disentangling’ Badal Sircar’s Plays
Dr Manujendra Kundu (ICSSR (Indian Council of Social Science Research) Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of History, University of Delhi)
The seminar discusses whether there is scope for an ‘other’ reading of Sircar’s plays (though critics might argue that a play is to be played and not read), what happens when ideology/theory and practice (vis-à- vis Sircar’s Third Theatre) go their separate ways, and very briefly the reasons for a dismal state of the alternative theatre in Bengal.
- Bringing Back Yoshikono: Songs of 7-7-7-5 in a WWII-Era Osaka Rakugo Magazine
Dr Matthew Shores (University of Cambridge)
- China and the Death of American Comparative Law
Professor Jedidiah Joseph Kroncke (FGV Sao Paulo School of Law)
- Carpetbaggers of Kabul: Gender and International Development issues in Afghanistan
Rachel Lehr (Fulbright Scholar, National Library, Oslo)
- P’ansori, Korean Storysinging, Text and Performance
Prof. Chan E. Park (The Ohio State University)
- Out of China: How the Chinese Ended the Era of Foreign Domination
Professor Robert Bickers (University of Bristol)
- At the origins of Srivijaya: The emergence of state and cities in southeast Sumatra
Dr Pierre-Yves Manguin (Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient)
- Public Sphere in Conflict Zones: Study of Public Spaces in Kashmir
Dr Khalid Wasim Hassan (The Charles Wallace India Trust Visiting Fellowship at SOAS, 2016/17)
This article will explore the relationship between public space, resistance, and the hegemonic Indian state in Kashmir where the distinction between the symbolic label of IAK and IOK highlights the politics and re-production of public space in this state of exception.
- Eyes turned to Provincial Landscapes in Early 19th-century Japan: Poetry and illustrated Books
Prof Fumiko Kobayashi (Hosei University)
- Spreading the Message of Peace in the Era of Social Media
Irfan Amalee (CEO of Mizan Applications Publishers; co-founder and director of Peace Generation Indonesia)
- Consumer Citizenship: The Social Life of Industrial Foods in India
Professor Amita Baviskar (Institute of Economic Growth)
This lecture will focus on the role of processed foods, specifically instant noodles, in the cultural imagination of Indians across regions, classes, and the rural-urban continuum.
- Korean Language Education in Japan: From the Underground Heritage Language to the Mainstream “Hobby Language”
Dr Robert J. Fouser (Independent Scholar)
- 19th Jaina Studies Workshop, Jainism and Buddhism
The Jains and the Buddhists have distinctive attitudes to religion and knowledge. Their approaches define religion as encompassing all forms of knowledge, including the physical sciences, the humanities and the spiritual journey. Yet, both ancient Indian traditions co-evolved, and mutually influenced each other.
- Fingers Crossed for the Cross-Strait Relations
Dr. Charles I-hsin Chen (SOAS)
- A State Built on Sand: How Opium Undermined Afghanistan
Dr David Mansfield (Senior Visiting Fellow LSE IDEAS and Independent Consultant)
In this year's Anthony Hyman Memorial Lecture Dr David Mansfield challenges the way we have come to understand political power in rural Afghanistan. Far from being the passive recipients of acts of violence by state and non state actors, this book highlights the role that rural communities in Afghanistan have played in shaping the political terrain, including establishing the conditions under which they could persist with opium production.
- Ghost Composer/ Ghost Translator
Yang Lian and Brian Holton
- Memories of the Ainu Past and Present
Discussion with George Barker (Royal Anthropological Institute) and Dr Marcos Centeno Martin (SOAS University of London)
- Whose heritage? The 2015 Nepal Earthquakes and the Dharhara Tower
Professor Michael Hutt (SOAS University of London)
- National or Popular Theatre: Globalisation, Modernity, and a Discussion of Multifaceted Japanese National Theatre
Professor Ayumi Fujioka (Sugiyama University)
- Korean Cinema Echoes: Mourning Grave
Oh In-chun (Director)
- Ethnographies of Islam in China - An International Conference
This international conference aims to bring together scholars working across disciplinary boundaries to examine the benefits and challenges of fieldwork-based ethnographic research on Islam in China.
- Ashiq: The Last Troubadour
Q&A with the director, Liu Xiangchen
- Two steps forward, one step back: Nepal’s peace process
Deepak Thapa (Social Science Baha), Dr Alexander Ramsbotham (Conciliation Resources), Dr Mara Malagodi (City Law School, University of London), Elizabeth Drew (DFID)
Two steps forward, one step back: Nepal’s peace process is the 26th issue of Conciliation Resources’ Accord series. It f ocuses on the progress of inclusion and the function of power in Nepal’s peace process, and how peace and political negotiations in various forms and forums have tried to support transition from negative to positive peace.
- Philosophy in the Gupta Period
Prof Larry McCrea (Cornell University) and Prof Isabelle Ratié (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle)
- Presence Through Sound: Place and contemporary music in and from East Asia
Over two days, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese scholars and musicians – from East Asia, and from Europe and Australia – will come together to explore through talks and performances innovative ways of understanding how place and music are conceptualised, interconnected, expressed, refused and reinterpreted in music from or related to East Asia.
- Civil Society in China - Who needs it?
Isabel Hilton OBE
- Chinese Labour Corps Project Launch
- Roots of Yoga by James Mallinson and Mark Singleton
In conversation with Mukti Jain Campion (of CultureWise, producer of BBC Radio 4 documentaries)
There are over 2.5 million practitioners of yoga in Britain alone, but surprisingly little knowledge of yoga’s roots amongst its practitioners. Full of postures and breathing practices, but also tales of extreme devotion and imagination, Roots of Yoga is a first stop for anyone curious to learn more than they are told at their yoga class, and an indispensable resource for serious yoga practitioners and teachers.
- Korean Cinema Echoes: The Journals of Musan
Dr. Mark Morris
- 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)
- Sport and Diplomacy: Past Reflections and Looking Toward 2020
Japan is due to host the Rugby World Cup 2019 and the Summer Olympics, Tokyo 2020. The build up to these events provides an opportunity to reflect on the past, present and future role of sport as an opportunity for diplomacy. This symposium focuses on mega-sporting events as a public diplomatic platform, and how it creates legacies for global community.
- 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.
- The U.S. - Taiwan Relations after the Trump-Xi Summit
Dr Lyushun Shen
- Adventures in Future Science: Speculative Fiction in Modern Japan, 1868-1945
Seth Jacobowitz (Yale University) & Aaron Moore (Manchester)
- Meeting the Twin Challenges of Excess Capacity and Capital Management Skills: China’s Metallurgical Industries
Michael Komesaroff (Principal, Urandaline Investments Pty. Ltd., Australia)
- "The World of Maki Asakawa" - Songs from the Japanese Post-War Counterculture
Dr Alan Cummings (SOAS University of London) & Yukiji Teramoto
- 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
- British or Chinese? Stories of Migration, Family and Identity
This exhibition builds upon the interviews with people of Chinese ethnic origin in the UK and documents their stories in migration, family and identity making.
- Symposium: Disability in North Korea
Mun-chol Kim (Committee of the Korean Federation for the Protection of the Disabled); James Hoare (SOAS); Mike Cowin (UK FCO); Kee Park (Harvard Medical School)
- Freedom of expression and independent media in India
Paranjoy Guha Thakurta
- Tamil Studies Beyond Empires: Why India Celebrates Bartholomaeus Ziegenbalg (2013, 69 minutes) directed by Christopher Gilbert
Christopher Gilbert (Producer), Discussion Chaired by Dr. Stephen Hughes, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, SOAS
- The Territorialization of Memory: The Making of Place of Memory for the Sewol Ferry Accident
Prof. Hae Ran Shin (Seoul National University)
- Neo-Liberalize Me: Living through the Reign of Insecurity
Dr Jung Bong Choi (Hong Kong Baptist University)
- Truth and Fiction in the Age of the Strongman: Filipino Writers on Rodrigo Duterte's Philippines
Miguel Syjuco & Candy Gourlay
This panel discussion looks at the interconnections between Philippine Fiction Writing and Journalism in the time of “tokhang,” schizophrenic populism and Duterte’s unique brand of nationalism. Filipino writers in the diaspora will seek to interrogate the ideas of Post-modernist knowledge construction and its end-games, activism and protest in a post-truth world and the role of fiction in a democracy.
- 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’.
- Book discussion 'Courting the People: Public Interest Litigation in Post-Emergency India' (CUP, 2016)
Dr Anuj Bhuwania, discussion chaired by Dr Mayur Suresh
- The Sanskritisation of Gandharan culture
Prof Ingo Strauch (Lausanne)
- Reading group - Chinese Buddhist mortuary inscription
Dr Wendi Adamek (Numata Chair in Buddhist Studies, University of Calgary)
- Seminar: Academic, Vernacular, Region: Historical Demarcations and the Social Sciences 1905 - 1950s
Professor Veena Naregal, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi
- Reading group - Chinese Buddhist mortuary inscription
Dr Wendi Adamek (Numata Chair in Buddhist Studies, University of Calgary)
- Disjuncture, Interference and Critical Heritage: Reflections from the Field
Rasmi Shoocongdej (SOAS Centenary Fellow) in conversation with SOAS Professors Paul Basu, Rachel Harrison, Scott Redford, Ashley Thompson and PhD candidate Udomluck Hoontrakul
An afternoon with SOAS Centenary Fellow Rasmi Shoocongdej, Professors Paul Basu, Rachel Harrison, Scott Redford, Ashley Thompson and Udomluck Hoontrakul
- 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.
- Sunday Beauty Queen
Babyruth Villarama (Director)
- Korean Traditional Music Lunchtime Concert
Eun-Ah Kwak, Keun-Ha Hwang, Hyelim Kim
- Democratisation and Identity in Hong Kong #2
- Entangled Modernisms: Chinese Artists Trained in Europe
- Gender, Equality and Employment in Japan: Reflections on three decades of equality
Helen Macnaughtan (SOAS, University of London), Peter Matanle (University of Sheffield). Machiko Osawa (Japan Women's University), Jun Imai (Hokkaido University)
- Engaging with China: A View from the Neighbourhood
Sir John Key, GNZM, AC (Former Prime Minister of New Zealand)
- In the first of the new WSD Handa Distinguished lectures, Sir John Key, GNZM, AC (former New Zealand Prime Minister) will draw upon experience of engaging with China when he served in the government of New Zealand.
- The Bactrian Archives as a Source for the History and Historical Geography of Afghanistan
Prof Nicholas Sims-Williams (SOAS, University of London)
- Seminar- "Partition, Calcutta and the Crisis of Masculinity"
Dr Sutanuka Ghosh
- MY ENEMY'S ENEMY India in Afghanistan from the Soviet Invasion to the US Withdrawal
H. E. Mr Y K Sinha Indian High Commissioner to UK, Mr Shashank Joshi, Dr Farzana Shaikh, Dr Orzala Nemat and Dr Avinash Paliwal
To celebrate the publication, the Centre of International Studies & Diplomacy at SOAS, of whom Dr Paliwal is an academic member, is hosting a launch event and panel discussion.
- On being a 'free (wo)man'. Criminality and social responsibility in Indonesia
Dr. Laurens Bakker (University of Amsterdam)
- Conflicting and Complementary Demands after a Disaster: The Different Faces of Remembering the JL123 Crash
Dr Christopher Hood (Cardiff University)
This event explores the various conflicting and complementary demands surrounding the memorialisation of JL123 and in particular focusses upon the dynamics which saw the museum at one of the memorial sites, Irei-no-Sono, being significantly upgraded in 2015.
- Gender, Sexuality and Power in Chinese Companies: Beauties at Work
Dr Jieyu Liu (SOAS University of London)
- Ban Kōkei and the creation of eighteenth century Japanese prose
Dr Rebekah Clements
- The Evolution of the Chinese Social Model
Prof. Michael Dunford (University of Sussex)
- Seminar: 'Biometric Bodies or How to make fingerprinting technology work in India'
Professor Ursula Rao (Director of the Institute of Anthropology, Uni of Leipzig)
- One Belt, Many Questions
China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is the most ambitious geoeconomic vision in recent history. Jonathan Hillman, director of the Reconnecting Asia Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, will put these developments into perspective by examining a few key projects and the challenges they face.
- Seminar: Uncertain Stations: Nineteenth Century Male Muslim Negotiations and Narrations of Railway Travel
Dr Soofia Siddique (Freie Universität, Berlin)
- Hokusai in the world, then and now
Dr Angus Lockyer (SOAS) & Dr Ryoko Matsuba (SOAS)
- A Russian Pivot to Asia?: Putin’s strategic thinking on China, North Korea and Northeast Asia
Anna Kireeva (MGIMO University, Russia)
- Self Construal in Ancient China
Professor Christoph Harbsmeier (University of Oslo)
- Entrepreneurship in China – The Emergence of the Private Sector
Prof Andrew Atherton (University of Lancaster)
- The Rise and Fall of Modern Japanese Literature: The Fall
John Whittier Treat (Yale University)
- Islam, Blasphemy, and Human Rights – The Case of Ahok
Daniel Peterson (ACU)
- Yi Sang's Queer Time in Colonial Korea
Prof. John Treat
- Imperial Decline During the Eastern Han
Michael Loewe (Cambridge)
Special Lecture in Celebration of Michael Loewe’s 95th Birthday
- Korean Film Masterclass with Director Lee Doo-yong
Director Lee Doo-yong
- The 19th Party Congress of the Chinese Communist Party: An Assessment
George Magnus (SOAS China Institute)
- Soul on a String 皮绳上的魂 (Director Zhang Yang, 2017)
Dr Xiaoning Lu (SOAS, University of London) and Ms Frida Jinwen Fan (Shanghai Art Film Federation)
- Annual Presentation on Asia for Sixth Form Students 2017
The Royal Society for Asian Affairs and SOAS University of London would like to invite your School/College and, in particular, your sixth form final year students or equivalent to attend a day of talks about aspects of Asia on Wednesday 8 November 2017.
- Tharlo 塔洛 (Director Pame Tseden, 2015)
Ms Frida Jinwen Fan (Shanghai Art Film Federation)
- Becoming China: Great Learning or Apocalyptic Risk
Jeanne Marie-Gescher (SOAS, University of London)
- Chinese Film Festivals: Sites of Translation
Prof. Chris Berry (KCL), Dr Luke Robinson (Sussex) & Dr Lindiwe Dovey (SOAS, University of London)
- 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.
- Of Trees, a Son, and Kingship: Recovering a Lost Ancient Chinese Dream
Professor Edward L. Shaughnessy (Chicago)
- After the 19th Party Congress: Where is Xi’s China heading?
Victor Shih (University of California at San Diego)
- The Japanese Economy: An Unstable Equilibrium
John Plender (Financial Times)
- Seminar: 'Neither a Mother nor a Daughter: The Devadasis and the Performing Arts of Bengal'
Dr Bisakha Goswami (SOAS)
- Reading the 皇門 chapter of the Yi Zhou shu
Professor Edward L. Shaughnessy (Chicago)
- Filipinos and The Colonial Corporeality of Dance
Dr. J. Lorenzo Perillo (University of Illinois)
- Two Dots Can Mean Lots: Punctuation and Other Aspects of Reading Ancient Chinese Manuscripts
Professor Edward L. Shaughnessy (Chicago)
- Dynamics and Change in Korean Buddhist Rituals
Dr. Marek Zemanek
- 'Deewaana: The Lover of Music'
Professor Tejaswini Niranjana (Lingnan University, Hong Kong)
- Media Politics in China: Improvising Power Under Authoritarianism
Dr Maria Repnikova (Georgia State University)
- Tai Zhuang and Dehong Dai in China
Barend Jan (Baas) Terwiel
- From Patients to Pros: The Paralympics and the Evolving Image of Disabled Athletes in Japan, 1964-2020
Dennis J. Frost (Kalamazoo College)
- A Symoposium with John Smith Fellows from Central Asia
John Smith Fellows from Central Asia in conversation with Dr Bhavna Dave (SOAS), Dr Scott Newton (SOAS) and Dr John Heathershaw (University of Exeter)
- Japan’s Southeast Asian Policy at the crossroad
Aizawa Nobuhiro (Kyushu University)
- Language of Melancholia and Mourning in Modern Korean Poetry
Kim Seung-Hee (Poet, and Emeritus Professor, Sogang University)
- North Korea and North-East Asian security: Reconciling conflicting national interests
Dr Markus Bell, Professor Kerry Brown, Dr Jim E Hoare, Dr Tat Yan Kong, Dr John Nilsson-Wright, Professor Hazel Smith
- The China Paradox
Dr Paul G. Clifford (President, Paul G. Clifford & Associates)
- Russia's Insurgent Threat After the Islamic State: Transformations and New Directions?
Jean-François Ratelle, Mark Youngman, Laurence Broers
- Feeling the City: Contemporary Art and the Making of Critical Media Space
Professor Miryam Sas
- Debating Secularism in Muslim Southeast Asia
Walid Jumblatt Abdullah, Postdoctoral Associate at SOAS (Department of Politics and International Relations), Research Fellow at Nanyang Technological University
- Caught in the Middle: Nationalism and International Boundaries in Central Asia
Nick Megoran (Newcastle University)
- China - Challenge or Threat? In conversation with Sir Malcolm Rifkind KCMG QC, former Foreign and Defence Secretary
Sir Malcolm Rifkind KCMG QC (Former Foreign and Defence Secretary)
- Money Supply, Quantity Theory, and Feudalism in Sixth Century India
Dr Robert Bracey (British Museum)
- Rebellious Youth in the Global 1960s: Youth, Propaganda, and Political Violence
Dr Christopher Gerteis (SOAS University of London)