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News and Events

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Prof. Philip Kuhn gives China Research Seminar

Prof. Roel Sterckx lecture celebrates new Joseph Needham – Philip Mao Chair at Hong KongUniversity

SMH 2012 Book Prize awarded to Prof.van de Ven for non-US work, "The Battle for China".

Open Society Foundations' Global Supplementary Grant Program Fellowships for PhD students who are citizens of the Middle East, Central Asia and South Asia.

2012 Summer Hebrew Ulpan for University Students

365 without 377: Pre-premiere educational screening of Adele Tulli's film.

DEAS student John Richardson awarded MEXT scholarship.

Major Book Prize awarded to Prof. James Montgomery's edition of Gregor Schoeler's The Biography of Muhammad.

China Research Seminar: Lent Term Programme

The Faculty has received an important bequest from the distinguished alumnus Prof. Wilfred Lambert, FBA.

Israeli Film Club: Lent Term Programme

Dr John Swenson-Wright comments on the death of Kim Jong-il and its repercussions.

Prof. Yasir Suleiman features on YouTube and Indiana Public Media.

Prof. James Montgomery contributes to Radio 4's In our Time-The Written World

Prof. Yasir Suleiman receives his CBE at Buckingham Palace. Photo

Student Photography Competition: prize winners announced

London Korean Film Festival comes to Cambridge: Q&A with esteemed director Ryoo Seung-wan and Dr Mark Morris, advisor on the Festival panel, Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge.

Major Sanskrit manuscript project undertaken by Dr Vincenzo Vergiani and Dr Eivind Kahrs repoted in Research Horizons and The Hindu

DEAS student Freddie Feilden awarded MEXT scholarship.

Talking History: Podcast from Prof. van de Ven, 'Mao and the Long March'. Click here

Prof. van de Ven will be speaking about Sun Yatsen at a European Parliament event on 25th October.

Prof. Richard Bowring discusses the Japanese belief system of Shinto with Melvyn Bragg. Click here

Historical novel by emeritus Prof. Michael Loewe published

Open language classes: Hebrew, Hindi, and Urdu plus, new for 2011, Uzbek and written Manchu

Opinion piece by Dr Lori Allen published in Aljazeera in English

The Implications of the Arab Spring:Lecture by Dr Roxane Farmanfarmaian

Political Legitimacy inthe Islamic West: Workshop 13th-14th September, Magdalene College.

Prof. Robert Gordon elected Fellow of the British Academy

OUP publishes book by Prof. Yasir Suleiman: Arabic, Self and Identity

Ji Guoqing presents Faculty with painting

Prof. Yasir Suleiman awarded CBE

Food, Sacrifice and Sagehood in Early China: a new book by Prof. Roel Sterckx

Thai Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn (Phra Thep) visits the Faculty

Article on the Tsunami and its after effects by Dr John Swenson-Wright

“A Critical Edition of the Kāśikāvṛtti” - Project Launch

Dr Adam Chau edits new book: 'Religion in Contemporary China:Revitalization and Innovation'

Inaugraul Kim Dae-Jung Lecture in Korean Studies

CRASSH Early Career Fellowships 2011-2012 awarded to Dr Lori Allen and Dr Brigitte Steger

Visiting delegation from the Université Mohamed V receive a warm welcome

Student reps for 2011 (Ucam only link)

Daewoo Securities support Korean teaching in Cambridge

Leading South Korean opposition politican delivers Ra Jong-Yil Lecture: Choo Mi-Ae gave this year’s lecture.

AMES Student Photography Competition Winners

Welcome to the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

The Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern studies conducts teaching and research of the languages, histories, cultures, politics and economics of the major civilisations of the Middle East, East Asia and South Asia. Throughout, the focus is on engaging with civilisations through modern and historical sources in the local languages.

Department of East Asian Studies

Chinese Studies
Japanese Studies
Korean Studies

Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Arabic Studies
Hebrew Studies
Persian Studies

Ancient Near East Studies


South Asian Studies

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