Events archive

The International Political Economy of East Asia
Dr Amy King (Australia National University)
26 January 2016 - 5:00pm
Lecture Theatre, Dickson Poon Building, University of Oxford China Centre, St Hugh’s College
Conventional wisdom holds that the post-WWII international economic order was the product of a dominant Anglo-American power structure and the policy ideas of British and American officials. But this... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Dr Laurent Gayer (Sciences Po)
26 January 2016 - 2:00pm
Fellows' Dining Room
The small qasbah of Amroha, in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, presents an unusual record in terms of inter-communal peace. Despite being located in a communally sensitive region, the town has... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Bertil Lintner (Independent Journalist and Author)
20 January 2016 - 2:00pm
Deakin Room, Founder’s Building, St Antony's College
The United States and the West did not change their policy of isolating Burma because of their concerns were primarily with the lack of democracy and human rights. It was "the China factor". Burma... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Yaqoob Khan Bangash (Lahore)
19 January 2016 - 2:00pm
Fellows' Dining Room
The constitution of a country is its 'Supreme National Institution.' Hence, the creation of a constitution is a central process in institution making in a country, as the incentives and disincentives... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Andreas Rieck (Berlin)
1 December 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Fellows' Dining Room
The Shias of Pakistan are the second largest Shia community worldwide after that of Iran, but in Pakistan they constitute only a minority of some 15 per cent. During the last decade they have been... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Johan Fischer (Roskilde)
25 November 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Deakin Room
Halal (literally, "permissible" or "lawful") production, trade, and standards have become essential to state-regulated Islam and to companies in contemporary Malaysia and Singapore, giving these two... Read more
Sheila Smith (Council on Foreign Relations)
24 November 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Dahrendorf Room
No country feels China's rise more deeply than Japan. CFR Senior Fellow Sheila A. Smith will discuss her new book, Intimate Rivals: Japanese Domestic Politics and a Rising China . Smith explores the... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Ali Usman Qasmi (LUMS)
24 November 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Fellows' Dining Room
This paper will look at the role played by Ishtiaq Hussain Qureshi (1903-81) – Cambridge-trained historian of medieval India – in developing a master narrative for the history of Pakistan. The... Read more
18 November 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Pavilion Room
Dipesh Chakrabarty, Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor of History, University of Chicago A panel discussion of The Calling of History: Sir Jadunath Sarkar and His Empire of Truth... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Simon Fuchs (Cambridge)
17 November 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Fellows' Dining Room
The talk investigates the transformation of sectarian discourses in Pakistan since the 1970s. I contend that anti-Shiʿi religious scholars considered the Iranian Revolution as a threatening attempt... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Patrick McCormick (École française d'Extrême-Orient, Yangon)
11 November 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Deakin Room
The nation has hijacked history in Burma. Prasenjit Duara rescued history from the nation, and much historiography has moved in other directions. Yet the nation and nation-state continue to shape how... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Chris Moffat (Queen Mary)
10 November 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Fellows' Dining Room
This paper interrogates the continuing political potential of the martyred revolutionary Bhagat Singh (1907-1931) in twenty-first century India. Rather than the wilful conjuring of the dead for... Read more
Noor Azlan Ghazali
9 November 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Clock Room
The Association of Southeast ASEAN Nation or ASEAN is transforming itself from a mere inter-governmental organisation into a Community at the end of 2015. The ASEAN Community will include the ASEAN... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Amie Kirkham (CPCS)
6 November 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Dahrendorf Room
A Report from the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, Siem Reap, Cambodia The report elevates community voices from six locations in Myanmar that experienced communal violence to reveal a strong... Read more
South Asia Seminar
Yasmin Khan (Oxford)
3 November 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Fellows' Dining Room
This seminar will stress India's extensive and diverse involvement in the Second World War through the perspectives of British and Indian life-histories. It will also reflect on writing narrative... Read more

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