SOAS University of London

SOAS in the Media: 9-15 August 2022

16 August 2022

Highlights of SOAS media appearances this week

  • The Conversation, Asian Sunday: Navtej Purewal, Professor in Political Sociology and Development Studies and Dr Eleanor Newbigin, Senior Lecturer in South Asian history, write the five myths about the partition of British India and what really happened - 14 Aug
  • The Guardian: Navtej Purewal, Professor in Political Sociology and Development Studies, comments on the legacy of partition and how it is commemorated - 15 Aug
  • BBC News: Navtej Purewal and Eleanor Newbigin, comment on the history and the effect of the patition or India and Pakistan 75 years ago - 15 Aug
  • National Archives UK: Interview with Eleanor Newbigin about teaching young people about the Partition of British India - 11 Aug
  • BBC Leicester, AP Associated Press: Gurharpal Singh, Emeritus Professor of Sikh and Punjab studies, discusses the 75th anniversary of the partition of India and Pakistan - 14 Aug
  • AP Associated Press, The Independent: Steve Tsang, Director of the China Institute, comments on the lack of policy on China from the Tory leadership candidates vying be the new UK Prime Minister -14 Aug
  • Daily Express: Steve Tsang, Director of the China Institute, comments on the timing of the rift between China and Western countries and why this is beneficial for Russia - 13 Aug
  • Daily Express: Steve Tsang, comments on the possibility of economic sanctions on China if it invades Taiwan and whether they would be at the same scale of those imposed on Russia - 14 Aug
  • Times (Malawi): Stephen Chan, Professor of World Politics, comments on the need for community consultation on new foreign investment projects in Zimbabw - 10 Aug
  • BBC: Julia Sallabank, Professor of Language Policy and Revitalisation, comments on the potential benefits of revitalising the Kusunda language - 10 Aug
  • Weekendavisen: Dr Dafydd Fell, Reader in Comparative Politics (with a focus on Taiwan) comments on the Taiwanese population - 11 Aug
  • Izvestia: Dr Dafydd Fell, Reader in Comparative Politics (with a focus on Taiwan) is cited commenting on Taiwan-China relations - 10 Aug
  • Financial Times: Guy Standing, Professorial Research Associate, writes a letter to the FT about the UK's reliance on the charity state and how it is an indictment of Tory rule - 11 Aug
  • Taiwan Insight: Professor Ian Inkster, Professorial Research Associate at the Centre of Taiwan Studies, writes about Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan - 11 Aug
  • The Conversation, University Observer, ForeignAffairs: Verity Postlethwaite, Research Associate at the Japan Research Centre, writes about what the London 2012 Olympic Games’ legacy of sustainability means for events today - 11 Aug
  • BBC News 24: Duncan Bartlett, Research Associate at the China Institute, explains China’s reaction to an unannounced visit to Taiwan by a group of US lawmakers, a few days after Nancy Pelosi’s visit - 15 Aug
  • China Radio International: Duncan Bartlett analyses why the Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida sacked defence minister Nobuo Kishi and what this implies for Japan-China relations - 11 Aug
  • China In Context: Duncan Bartlett, discusses recent changes in the political environment in Hong Kong with Mark Clifford, author of Today Hong Kong, Tomorrow The World - 09 Aug
  • Resident Advisor: Grime veteran, Resident Advisor editor Elijah joins SOAS as a Community Fellow - 13 Aug
  • Abundant Art: Lian Lakhope, MA Global Media and Communications student, reviews the South Pacific at Sadler's Wells - 09 Aug