SOAS University of London

SOAS in the Media: 30 November - 6 December

7 December 2021

Items related to Asia 

  • VOA News: Professor Shane McCausland, Head of the School of Arts, comments on the absence of dissident artist’s works and art censorship in Hong Kong - 04 Dec
  • South China Morning Post: Steve Tsang, Director of the China Institute, comments on Hong Kong elections and debates about the meaning of democracy - 06 Dec
  • Fortune, The Wire: Steve Tsang, Director of the China Institute, comments on the Women's Tennis Association taking the stand against China in light of the Peng Shuai’s sexual assault accusation against a Chinese government official - 02 Dec
  • South China Morning Post: Steve Tsang, Director of the China Institute, comments on China's plans for lessons in patriotism for primary pupils - 04 Dec
  • South China Morning Post, Politics.co.uk: Steve Tsang, Director of the China Institute, comments on the Chinese and Hong Kong community groups in the UK - 30 Nov
  • Hindustan Times: Dr Avinash Paliwal, Senior Lecturer in International Relations, writes about the return of insurgent opportunism in the Indian state of Manipur - 03 Dec
  • Hybrid: Xiaoning Lu, Reader in Modern Chinese Culture and Language, comments on China's strict regulations on technology, gaming and entertainment - 04 Dec
  • History Today: Satona Suzuki, Lecturer in Japanese and Modern Japanese History, writes about the how the attack on Pearl Harbor signaled the beginning of the end of Japan’s empire in Asia and the Pacific - 02 Dec
  • Nikkei Asia: Andrew Wong, Chef and Research Associate at the Centre of Food Studies comments on Chinese cuisine and Chinese takeaways - 05 Dec
  • Indian Strategic Studies: Ayesha Siddiqa, Research Associate at the South Asia Institute, comments on Pakistan-US relations - 30 Nov
  • Asian Affairs: Duncan Bartlett, Research Associate at the China Insitute, writes about the relationship between the US and China - 01 Dec
  • The Kootneeti: Duncan Bartlettconsiders the implications of the Omicron virus for India and Asia - 30 Nov
  • China In Context: Dr Xiaoning Lu, lecturer in Chinese culture and cinema at SOAS explains the political significance of war films such as Wolf Warrior 1 and 2, and The Battle at Lake Changjin, which portray heroic Chinese soldiers battling against foreign enemies - 30 Nov
  • ThePrint: Aadil Brar, MSc student of international politics with focus on China, writes about key political stories surrounding China over the past week - 06 Dec

Items related to Africa

  • Financial Times: Carlos Oya, Professor of Political Economy of Development, comments on China cutting its finance pledge to Africa amid growing debt concerns and the country's vaccine pledge to the continent - 30 Nov
  • O Globo: Michael Jennings, Reader in International Development, comments on the difficulties of planning and poor logistics of vaccine delivery in African countries by the WHO and international community - 05 Dec

Items related to the Middle East

  • UN OHCHR, Mirage News: Lynn Welchman, Professor of Law has been appointed to serve as a member of the UN’s Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic - 01 Dec

Items related to other regions/SOAS General 

  • QQ.com: Professor Zhang Biyu, Deputy Director of the Centre of Taiwan Studies, comments on the riots in the Solomon Islands - 04 Dec
  • BBC Mundo, Financial Times: Kelly Greenhill, Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor in Politics, comments on the history of governments using migrants to exert coercion, in light of the recent Belarus case - 06 Dec
  • Knowledia News: Guy Standing, Professorial Associate in Development studies, advises Barcelona's universal basic income trial in two test neighborhoods in the city - 04 Dec
  • BL blog - Asian and African studies: Highlights of the British Library's Seminar Series featuring SOAS academics, Dr Richard Williams and Kanupriya Dhingra - 06 Dec
  • Korea Herald, Naver: James Hoare, Research Associate in Korean studies, is to recieve the Woodang Award - 06 Dec
  • Listen Notes: Emma Dabiri, Teaching fellow in African History, discusses coalition-building surround social issues - 06 Dec
  • Luxembourg Times: SOAS alum, Yuriko Backes has been named as Luxembourg's new finance minister, the first woman to ever be appointed to the post - 03 Dec
  • The Morning Star: Coverage of the current Brunei Gallery exhibition, Our Sophisticated Weapon: Posters of the Mozambican Revolution - 30 Nov