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SOAS in the media 25 October

25 October 2013

This week Professor Michel Hockx has been commenting on learning Mandarin in the UK, following Boris Johnson’s trip to China, Dr Lukas Nickel's research on the Qin Dynasty has been cited extensively in a ZDF documentary and separate interview on the ‘Lost Treasure of the Silk Road’, Dr Hong Bo was a guest on Voice of Russia UK discussing investment from China in the UK and Professor Stephen Chan was a commentator for the World Combat Games 2013 in St Petersburg.

The exhibition on David Livingstone received coverage in Time Out and Evangelical Magazine, and the SOAS World Stage was featured in THE.

Boris is right, it’s time for us to learn Chinese
The Conversation UK - 21/10/13
Article written by Professor Michel Hockx. 

Google makes friends with friends to beat censors
Voice of Russia UK – 23/10/13
“But Professor Michel Hockx, the director of the SOAS China institute, says using proxy servers is nothing new..."

Schatzjagd auf der Seidenstrasse/Lost treasures of the Silk Road
Dr Lukas Nickel’s discussing his work on early Chinese contacts with the Hellenistic world.
Watch now.

Treasure Hunting on the Silk Road
ZDF – 20/10/13
“For the German art historian Dr. Luke Nickel, the excavation is an initial indication that could still attract many more discoveries to be…”

Wegbereiter der China-Sensation ist ein Hallenser
Mitteldeutsche Zeitung – 22/10/13
“The Halle Luke Nickel - German scientist with a doctorate in art historian and sinologist - was to experience on Sunday evening in the TV report the many television series Terra X's evidence and presenter of a scientific breakthrough.”

VoR debate: Is Britain embarrassing itself by begging China for investment?
Voice of Russia UK – 15/10/13
Dr Hong Bo a guest on the programme.

Professor Stephen Chan commentating on the World Combat Games 2013 in St Petersburg.
Watch now.

The Life and Afterlife of David Livingstone: Exploring Missionary Archives
Time Out
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Soas, University of London: Global rhythms add local colour
Times Higher Education – 24/10/13

Dr Phil Clark interviewed by Deutsche Welle last night on the AU Chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma's visit to DR Congo to discuss regional peace with President Kabila:
Deutsche Welle – 22/10/13
Listen now (07:54)

Rwanda’s long road to justice
“Phil Clark, a political scientist at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, describes in his book on gacaca – subtitled “Justice Without Lawyers” – the serious divisions between policymakers in the late 1990s over how to best process the cases. Tharcisse Karugarama, who until recently served as Rwanda’s Justice Minister, told Clark that his early proposal for a gacaca-like system resulted in “so much condemnation” that he “nearly went into exile.”

Liberia's education system should take its cue from Robin Hood
The Guardian -23/10/13
Article written by Robtel Neajai Pailey

Hizbullah: the quagmire of Syria
LSE – 21/10/13
Blog piece written by Dr Dina Matar.

How to teach your kids Mandarin
Evening Standard – 17/10/13
The School of Oriental and African Studies (, £295/term for a beginners class) offers classes for varying competency levels, and you’ll have access to the university’s language resources, too.

London unites behind our fight to beat gangs
Evening Standard – 22/10/13
“Offers of business and mentoring have come in from The Natural History Museum, Cass Business School, The School of Oriental and African Studies, Quintessentially Events, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, Pimlico Plumbers, and Alexandra Park School in Haringey.”