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On Monday 30th September the Asian Studies Centre co-hosted with Oxford India Society a showing of the film 'Red Ant Dream'. This film which documents the struggles of tribal peoples and peasants in India was followed by a discussion with Sanjay Kak.
From 2nd September to 3rd October 2013, Professor Rosemary Foot shall be the "Dr Seaker Chan Visiting Scholar in Comparative Political Development" at Fudan University, Shanghai.
Professor Rosemary Foot's latest edited book China Across the Divide: the domestic and global in politics and society has just been published. Find details at: http://global.oup.com/academic/product/china-across-the-divide-9780199919888?cc=us&lang=en&tab=overview
"Engagingly written with exceptional scholarship, China across the Divide offers rare and often surprising insights into the political battles that are shaping China's emergence as a global power. A true stand-out and a must-read."-Elizabeth C. Economy, C.V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director, Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.
"This first-rate collection of essays is an important addition to the growing literature on China's impact on global politics and economics. Together the chapters make the case that rigorous scholarship about China's foreign policy needs to embrace the intended and unintended, linear and non-linear, highly endogenous relationships between China's domestic economic, political, and ideological development on the one hand and China's interaction with other nations, institutions, and non-state actors on the other. The book shows, too, the intellectual value of cross-disciplinary, historically informed research."-Alastair Iain Johnston, Harvard University
Dr Faisal Devji has recently published a new book Muslim Zion: Pakistan as a Political Idea. Find details at www.hurstpublishers.com/book/muslim-zion/
'Devji is arguably the most brilliant scholar of his generation writing today on South Asian history and global Islam. His explorations of the tensions inherent in the idea of Pakistan as a Muslim homeland, and the fascinating parallels he draws with Zionist and settler-colonial pasts, provide a new point of departure for the study of both Muslim and Dalit politics in British India. And his reflections on the failure of the category “minority” in decolonizing times will help us rethink the very idea of the political in the twentieth century. A thoughtful and courageous book.’ — Dipesh Chakrabarty, Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor, Department of History, University of Chicago
The Asian Studies Centre hosted a talk by Devaki Jain on Civil Disobedience in India on Thursday 27th June. Please see the events page for further details.
The Bapsybanoo Marchioness of Winchester Lectures on India’s Politics of Free Expression, was held at St Antony's College on 31st May. You can listen to an interview with some of the speakers on BBC3's Nightwaves Programme. www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01b0kft
ROC president Ma Ying-jeou gave a lecture during an video conference on 16th April with leading US academics hosted by Stanford University's Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law. Details can be linked to http://taiwantoday.tw/ct The video conference can be watched at http://english.president.gov.tw
Professor Rosemary Foot gave papers at the Australian government's Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade and at the Treasury Ministry on 4th December 2012.
There is a vacancy for a Postdoctoral Research Officer in Taiwan Studies at the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies and St Antony's College, China Centre. For further details please click here.
Professor Stein Ringen has joined the Asian Studies Centre. He is working on a project entitled ‘Social Security in China’. Futher details can be found at theSocial Security in China page.
Dr Nandini Gooptu has edited India and the British Empire, with Douglas M. Peers (Oxford University Press, 2012). For details, see:http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199259885.do
Professor Rosemary Foot has recently published China, the United States and Global Order, co-authored with Andrew Walter. For more details see the Cambidge University Press.
Professor Rosemary Foot delivered a keynote lecture at the inaugural conference of the University of Sydney's China Studies Institute on December 6th 2012. It was called "The Disruption of China's Resurgence: Reflections from an International Relations Perspective."