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Centre of Chinese Studies

ANNUAL REVIEW

SOAS

Unlvanily of Lanebir

ISSUE 3: September 2011 - August 2012


SOAS

UNIVERSITIYOF LONDON

SOAS is a college of the University of
London and the only Higher Education
institution in the UK specialising in the study
of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East.

SOAS is a remarkable institution. Uniquely
combining language scholarship, disciplinary
expertise and regional focus, it has the
largest concentration in Europe of academic
staff concerned with Africa, Asia and the
Middle East.

On the one hand, this means that SOAS
remains a guardian of specialised knowledge
in languages and periods and regions not
available anywhere else in the UK. On the
other hand, it means that SOAS scholars
grapple with pressing issues - democracy,
development human rights, identity, legal
systems, poverty, religion, social change -
confronting two-thirds of humankind.

This makes SOAS synonymous with
intellectual enquiry and achievement. It
is a global academic base and a crucial
resource for London. We live in a world of
shrinking borders and of economic and
technological simultaneity. Yet it is also a
world in which difference and regionalism
present themselves acutely. It is a world that
SOAS is distinctively positioned to analyse,
understand and explain.

STUDYING AT SOAS

The international environment and
cosmopolitan character of the School make
student life a challenging, rewarding and
exciting experience. We welcome students
from more than 130 countries, and 50% of
them are from outside the UK.

The SOAS Library has more than 1.5 million
items and extensive dect「onic「esou「ces. It
is the national library the study of Africa, Asia
and the Middle East and attracts scholars all
over the world.

SOAS offers a wide range of undergraduate,
postgraduate and research degrees.

Students can choose from more than
400 undergraduate degree combinations
and from more than 100 postgraduate
programmes (taught and distance learning)
in the social sciences, humanities and
languages with a distinctive regional focus
and global relevance, taught by world-
renowned teachers in specialist faculties.

SOAS is consistently ranked among the top
higher education institutions in the UK and
the world. In 2006 SOAS joined the top 20
European universities in the Times Higher
Education Supplement rankings, and in
2007 the Guardian listed it again among the
top dozen UK universities, which include
other University of London colleges (UCL,
LSE and Kings College) as well as Oxford
and Cambridge.

The international environment and cos-
mopolitan character of the School make
student life a challenging, rewarding and
exciting experience. We welcome students
from more than 130 countries, and 50% of
them are from outside the UK.

SOAS offers a friendly, vibrant environment
right in the buzzing heart of London.

「CONTENTS ^
3 Letter from the Chair
4 Centre Members: current
6 Members News
11 Announcements
12 Honorary Appointments
13 Academic Events Listing
15 Centre Activities
19 Research Students: 2011-2012
21 London Confucius Institute
22 Research b Enterprise
Join the Centre

CONTACT US

We welcome you to become part of the
SOAS experience and invite you to learn
more about us by exploring our website.

www.soas.ac.uk

Admissions

www.soas.ac.uk/admissions/

SOAS Library

www.soas.ac.uk/library/

Research

www. soa s .a c. u k/ re sea rc h/

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2 SOAS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON


LETTER FROM THE CHAIR

Outgoing Chair (2009-2012)
DicLo卢荻

w

曹 W elcome to the 2011-2012 is-
sue of the Centre of Chinese Studies
(CCS) Annual Review. It is a pleasure
as the chair of the Centre to present
the Review to everyone concerned.

The CCS is a leading academic establishment in the area of Chinese
studies in the UK and indeed in Europe as a whole. The Centre has
more than 40 full-time members of academic staff from almost
all disciplines of language studies, humanities, and social sciences.

In line with the general character of SOAS, the Centre has the
reputation of intellectual excitement and achievement.

In academic year 2011-2012, the CCS continued to focus its
activities on research and knowledge dissemination. The Centre s
regular series of research seminars are a well-established platform
for SOAS and external scholars to present their work to the
academic community. The Centres Annual Lecture is given by
distinguished invited speakers of international standing, on topics
that are of interest to specialist scholars as well as to the general
public. This year, the Annual Lecture was delivered by Professor
Wang Shaoguang of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, on the
topic 'China’s Governmentality in the Last Century: Governability,
Government, and Governance’. The Centre also organized a number
of lectures, symposia and public forums in the academic year.

My term as Centre Chair comes to an end in August 2012. I would
like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all the participants
in our activities over the past three years, and particularly to our
administrators who have done an excellent job in organizing the
activities and ensuring the smooth running of the Centre.

I do believe CCS will continue to run an interesting programme of
activities in academic year 2012-2013, under the leadership of the
new Centre Chair.

Incoming Chair (2012-2015)
Tian Yuan Tan 陈龍沅

A

» « s Incoming Chair of the
Centre of Chinese Studies (CCS),

I would first like to thank Die Lo
for his leadership and contribution
to the Centre for the past three
years. Building on the established
foundation, I will strive to continue developing new activities and
fostering partnerships and links between CCS and other institutions
and organisations.

My area of specialty is in pre-modern Chinese literature. Since
joining SOAS in 2006, I have met many colleagues and students who
have inspired me to new ways of thinking about China. The School
demonstrates and embraces great breadth and depth in the area of
Chinese Studies, covering both historical and contemporary aspects,
in various departments. CCS has always been and will continue to be
the interdisciplinary intellectual and cultural hub of China across the
School where minds and ideas meet.

During my term as the Centre Chair, I hope to bring together people
from different fields who are interested in China, both within and
beyond SOAS. The Centre is home to over 40 academic staff and a
large number of postgraduate and research students working on a
wide range of topics related to China, as well as a growing number
of research associates and visiting scholars. Our activities actively
involve colleagues and friends from outside the School too, as
CCS hopes to serve as the hub of communications, joint research,
and collaborations on Chinese Studies between institutions in Asia
and Europe. I welcome suggestions and comments from Centre
members on how we can develop CCS together.

In the coming year, I invite everyone to join me on a journey to
discover China through our seminars and activities. I look forward
to meeting every one of you and welcoming you into our CCS
community.

中心主任欢迎词

欢迎浏览伦敦大学亚非学院中国研究中心的2012年度通讯。本中
心是英国乃至全欧洲的最重要的中国研究机构,有超过40名全职
学术人员,其专业范围包括语言研究、人文学科和社会科学各个
领域。秉承亚非学院的传统,本中心在国际学术界中向以知识创
新和发展成果著称。

在2011-2012学年,本中心专注于学术研究和成果传播活动,同时
探索为社会提供知识服务的各种可能性。中心的每周讲座系列,

为学院和校外学术人员提供了一个高水平的研究成果交流平台。

中心的年-度公开演讲,向来是特邀国际学术界前沿学者主讲;

本年度的讲者是香港中文大学的王绍光教授,其讲题是"Chirks
Governmentality in the Last Century: Governability, Government, and

Governance-(或许可以翻译为“20世纪中国品政府理念-可统

治性、统治和治理”)。此外,在本学年中,中心还举办了一系
列的讲座、研讨会和公开论坛。

本人的中心主任任期在2012年8月份结束。在此诚挚感谢过去三年
来参加中心活动的校内外成员,特别感谢中心行政人员的优秀表
现。本人深信,中心在2012-2013学年中所举办的学术活动,将会
同样有意义并吸引相关的校内外学者积极参与。

在接任中心主任一职之际,我首先要感谢卢获主任在过去三年来领
导本中心所做出的贡献。在已建立的基础上,我将竭力继续为本中
心发展新的活动并促进中心与其它机构、团体之间的交流及合作。

我个人的研究领域是中国古典文学,自2006年加入伦敦大学亚非学
院以来,与身边同事和学生的日常交流,启发我从不同角度思考中
国。亚非学院的中国研究兼顾博与专、古与今,其研究队伍来自校
内不同院系。本中心提供一个平台让各方观点交会激荡,是联系全
校中国领域专家学者的跨科系学术及文化枢纽,未来也将继续扮演
这一_甬色。

在任期间,我希望促进校内外对中国感兴趣的各界人士之间的交
流。本中心有超过40名专任学术人员以及大批硕博士生从事各种与
中国相关的研究课题,而近年接侍的访问学者及研究员亦有上升的
趋势。我们的活动积极向外,邀约各界专家、学者及朋友参与。本
中心希望发展成为亚洲与欧洲各学府、机构之间交流联系并合作研
究中国课题的一个枢纽。我欢迎各位中心成员提出建议和意见,共
同探讨本中心的发展方向。

在接下来的这一年,我邀请大家参加本中心的各种讲座及活动,与
我们一同探索中国。我期侍着与你们会面,并欢迎你们加入中国研

究中心的大家庭。

SOAS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON 3


Professor Robert F ASH

Professor of Economics with
reference to China and Taiwan
Department of Economics
ra2@soas.ac.uk

Professor Timothy H BARRETT

Professor of East Asian History
Department of the Study of Religions

tb2@soas.ac.uk

Dr Hong BO

Senior Lecturer in Chinese Business
and Management
Department of Financial and
Management Studies
hb22@soas.ac.uk

Dr Cosima BRUNO

Mellon Lecturer in Chinese Studies
Department of the Languages and
Cultures of China and Inner Asia
cb65@soas.ac_uk

Mr Ernest CALDWELL

Lecturer in Chinese Laws
School of Law
ec240soas.ac.uk

Dr Wynn CHAO

Lecturer in Linguistics
Department of Linguistics
wc^soas.ac.uk

DrYanCUl

Senior Lector in Chinese
Department of the Languages and
Cultures of China and Inner Asia

yc2
Yueqin DONG

Teaching Fellow
Department of Financial and
Management Studies

yd4@soas.ac.uk

Dr Dafydd FELL

Senior Lecturer in Taiwanese Studies
Department of Politics and
International Studies

df2@soas.ac.uk

Dr Rossella FERRARI

Lecturer in Modern Chinese Culture
and Language

Department of the Languages and
Cultures of China and Inner Asia

rf240soas.ac.uk

Professor Bernhard FUEHRER

Professor of Sinology
Department of the Languages and
Cultures of China and Inner Asia

bf3@soas.ac.uk

Ms Wan Li GAO

Senior Lector in Chinese
Department of the Languages and
Cultures of China and Inner Asia
wg@soas.ac.uk

Dr Enze HAN

Lecturer in the International Security
of East Asia

Department of Politics and
International Studies
eh220soas.ac.uk

Dr Rachel HARRIS

Senior Lecturer in Ethnomusicology
Department of Music
rh@soas.ac.uk

Dr Nathan HILL

Senior Lector in Tibetan
Department of the Languages and
Cultures of China and Inner Asia
nh360soas.ac.uk

Professor Michel HOCKX

Professor of Chinese
Department of the Languages and
Cultures of China and Inner Asia
mhl70soas.ac.uk

Dr EunsukHONG

Lecturer in International Business b
Management (China)

Department of Financial and

Management Studies
ehl9@soas.ac.uk

Dr Andrea JANKU

Senior Lecturer in the History of China
Department of History
aj7@soas.ac.uk

Dr Jakob KLEIN

Lecturer in Social Anthropology
Department of Anthropology and Sociology
jk2@soas.ac.uk

Dr Yuka KOBAYASHI

Lecturer in Chinese Politics
Department of Politics and
International Studies

yk37@soas.ac.uk

Dr Tat Yan KONG

Reader in Comparative Politics and
Development Studies
Department of Politics and
International Studies
yk2@soas.ac.uk

Dr LarsLAAMANN

Lecturer in the History of China
Department of History
U10@soas.ac.uk

Dr George LANE

Senior Teaching Fellow
Department of History
gll@soas.ac.uk

Dr Kevin LATHAM

Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology
Department of Anthropology and Sociology
kll@soas.ac.uk

Dr Andrew H-B LO

Senior Lecturer in Chinese
Department of the Languages and
Cultures of China and Inner Asia

al3@soas.ac.uk

Dr Die LO

Reader in Economics
Department of Economics

dll@soas.ac.uk

Dr Xiaoning LU

Lecturer in Modern Chinese Culture
and Language

Department of the Languages and
Cultures of China and Inner Asia
xll^soas.ac.uk

Dr Shane MCCAUSLAND

Senior Lecturer in the History of Chinese Art
Department of the History of
Art and Archaeology
sm80@soas.ac.uk

Dr Lukas NICKEL

Reader in Chinese Art History
and Archaeology
Department of the History of
Art and Archaeology
ln2@soas.ac.uk

Dr Ulrich PAGEL

Reader in Language and Religion in Tibet
and Middle Asia

Department of the Study of Religions
upl^soas.ac.uk

Dr Antonello PALUMBO

Lecturer in Chinese Religions
Department of the Study of Religions
ap47@soas.ac.uk

Ms Zhaoxia PANG

Lector in Chinese

Department of the Languages and

Cultures of China and Inner Asia

zpl@soas.ac.uk

Dr Stacey PIERSON

Lecturer in Chinese Ceramics
Department of the History of
Art and Archaeology
spl7@soas.ac.uk

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Dr Huanguang QIU

Newton International Fellow

Dr Lianyi SONG

Principal Teaching Fellow
Department of the Languages and
Cultures of China and Inner Asia

ls2@soas.ac.uk

Dr Julia C STRAUSS

Senior Lecturer in Chinese Politics
Department of Politics and
International Studies
jsll@soas.ac.uk

MsLikSUEN

Principal Lector in Chinese
Department of the Languages and
Cultures of China and Inner Asia
Ix^soas.ac.uk

Professor Laixiang SUN

Professor of Chinese Business and
Management

Department of Financial and
Management Studies
ls28@soas.ac.uk

Dr Carol TAN

Senior Lecturer in Law
School of Law
ct9@soas.ac.uk

DrTianYuanTAN

Senior Lecturer in Traditional Chinese
Literature and Culture
Department of the Languages and
Cultures of China and Inner Asia
tt26@soas.ac.uk

Dr Damian TOBIN

Lecturer in Chinese Business
and Management
Department of Financial and
Management Studies

dt29
MsWai HingTSE

Assistant Librarian China, Financial and

Management Studies

Library and Information Service

wtl@soas.ac.uk

Dr Xinsheng (George) ZHANG

Director of Language Centre
Language Centre
xz2 (asoas.ac.uk

Dr Sanzhu ZHU

Senior Lecturer in Chinese Commercial Law

School of Law

sz8@soas.ac.uk

Shandong University, 2011

In October 2011, I was fortunate enough to travel to China to participate in a
celebration of the 110th anniversary of Shandong University and to present a paper
in a Forum on Higher Education. I gave a talk on the internationalisation of Higher
Education, which looked at the major trends and the key issues facing Universities
as a result of internationalization: this seemed to be well received, given Shandong
University’s desire to
become a major player

on the international
stage. The University has
considerable expertise in
archaeology and we had
fruitful discussions about
pursuing collaboration in
this and other areas.

Other than the academic
discussions, which
were interesting and
constructive, the trip had
a number of highlights
for me. Travelling on the
very new high speed train
from Beijing to Jinan was
good fun (other than
the transfer from Beijing

airport to South Beijing railway terminal). The train journey was very smooth and I
have never seen such clean railway tracks in my life. At the anniversary dinner I met
and had a long conversation with Leroy Chiao. Leroy is a Chinese-American astronaut
a Mandarin speaker with a serious interest in and knowledge of Asian space policy and
in particular the Chinese space programme. His call sign is Shandong (his ancestors
came from the province) and he has an honorary doctorate from the University. I hope
that sometime soon we can get him to visit SOAS. At the anniversary dinner I also
met the mother of a current SOAS student who said that her daughter had enjoyed
her time at IFCELS so much she chose to stay on at SOAS to study Economics and
Politics. The mother had visited the SOAS library and said simply '\ love itf.

Paul Webley with President Xu Xianming of Shandong University

There was also time for a little tourism. Visiting Mount Tai was enjoyable although
going up by cable car didn't seem quite right (pilgrims should clearly have to walk all
the way up). The Baotu springs were amazing, beautiful and fascinating - and I was
given a lesson about vortices by a Physics professor - so I learnt something as well
as being delighted. And I also added to my very limited knowledge of Chinese
characters - I am certainly not going to forget the character for mountain or how

to pronounce it!

Paul Webley

Obiturary

Alison Surry

(SOAS Publications, 1990-1998)

The school is sad to announce the death of Alison Surry, on Thursday 12th July.

Alison was a SOAS alumnus (BA Linguistics, 1983) and editorial assistant in the
Publications section of the school from 1990 to 1998, working on The China
Quarterly and Journal of African Law. She continued to copy edit The China
Quarterly until her death

Former China Quarterly editor David Shambaugh described Alison as "a phenomenal
editor... She gave her professional life to the C〇 and SOAS," while his successor
Richard Louis Edmonds wrote of her "excellent service to so many of us colleagues
and to the many, many authors who benefited from her editing."

Stuart Schram (1924 - 2012)

We regret to inform colleagues that Stuart Schram, founder Head of the
Contemporary Institute at the time when the China Quarterly came under its
umbrella, died peacefully on 8 July.

SOAS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON 5


MEMBERS NEWS

Cosima

BRUNO

PUBLICATION

♦ Bruno, Cosima. Between
the Lines: Yang Lian’s
Poetry through Translation.
Leiden and Boston: Brill
2012.

The book illustrates how
the study of translation can
enhance our experience of
reading poetry. Translations into
English of Yang Lians poems
provide the case study that
complements and demonstrates
the theoretical and
methodological propositions
put forward in the book.

CUI Yan

In September 2011, Cui Yan was
invited to give a presentation
in the Second International
Teaching Chinese Symposium
and the Ninth South East Asia
Chinese Teaching Conference
which were organized by
Singapore Centre for Chinese
Language of Nanyang
Technological University and
jointly organized by Singapore
Ministry of Education, Yi
An Science Institute and
other teaching and learning
associations and organizations
(http://intcoference.scl.sg).

丫an’s speech topic was "The
Creation of Digital Materials".

Yan was also invited to chair a
sub-discussion meeting at this
conference focusing on the field
of teaching modern Chinese
literature and cross- cultural
education in universities outside
a target language country.

The scholars at the confer-
ence came f「om ove「twenty
countries and more than two
hundred papers were selected.
The conference took place on
8-9 in September 2011 in the

Conference Centre of Singapore
Yi An Science Institute.

On 26 January 2012, Yan was
invited to give a speech at the
SOAS seminar organized by
SOAS Centre for Language
Pedagogy (CLP). This was one
of the Series of CLP Forum.

Her speech topic was "Material
Development - Creation and
Usage of Digital Materials
in Language Teaching". She
illustrated how the digitalized
teaching materials had been
developed and used in language
teaching. The digital materials
were CETL projects which were
created in 2005, and have been
used in language teaching
since. The material which can
be used free online was formally
published in 2009 by CETL and
SOAS (/www.lww-cetl.ac.uk/el-
ementarychinese). This teaching
production including audio,
written and visual materials
have been designed to meet the
learners* needs, i.e. filling in the
teaching gap and developing
the learners' linguistic and
communicative competence.
The talk covered the following
aspects: the background of the
material development - why
the materials are needed to be
developed and what problems
there had been in the actual
teaching situation before the
materials were produced; how
the materials are designed
and what the rational is in this
material-production; what the
characteristics are; how they
have been used by the lectors
and learners in the regular
teaching situation and what the
outcomes are after using these
materials in teaching. The CLP
was established to promote the
teaching and learning of Asian,
African and Middle Eastern
languages and to support
the development of teaching
materials and learning resources
for these languages:
www.soas.ac.uk/clp

Yan was invited by The
International Society for Chinese
Teaching (ISCT) and Chinese
National Hanban (Hanban) to
give a presentation at The 11th
International Symposium of
Teaching Chinese Language as a
Foreign Language on 15,16 and
17 in August 2012 in Xi’an China.
The conference organizer was
ISCT and Hanban. The theme

of this year’s conference was:
New Theories and Ideas on
International Chinese Language
Teacher Training. Over 600
hundred papers were submitted
but 400 hundred papers were
selected including Cui Yans. The
topic of her presentation was
"Quality and Ability of Chinese
Teaching Staff in Overseas
Universities". ISCT and Hanban
is the biggest organization
of Teaching Chinese
internationally. Every two or
three years, an international
symposium of teaching Chinese
is organized (http://llth.shihan.
org.cn) for scholars to share
their information on the latest
achievements and development
in Chinese language teaching
worldwide.

Rossella

FERRARI

On 24 October 2011 Rossella
Ferrari delivered the talk "The
Rhizome of Exchange: Intercul-
turalism and Inter-Asian Perfor-
mance", organized by the SOAS
Centre of Chinese Studies.

On 16 February 2012 she was
invited by the University of Leeds
East Asian Research Society to
speak about "Interculturalism,
Transnationalism, and Chinese-
language Theatre Networks".

PUBLICATIONS

• Ferrari, Rossella. "Disen-
chanted Presents, Haunted
Pasts and Dystopian
Futures: Deferred Millen-
nialism in the Cinema of
Meng Jinghui". Journal of
Contemporary China, Vol.
20, Issue 71 (September),
2011, pp. 699-721.

• Ferrari, Rossella. "Architec-
ture and/in Theatre from
the Bauhaus to Hong Kong:
Mathias Woo’s Looking

for Mies". New Theatre
Quarterly, Vol. 28, Issue 1
(February), 2012, pp. 3-19.

Dafydd

FELL

This year Dafydd Fell was part
of the team awarded runners up
for the SOAS Directors Teaching
Prize. The other members of the
team were Professor Robert Ash,
Dr Monique Chu and Dr Hardina
Ohlendorf. The prize was
awarded in recognition of their
work developing the Schools
world leading Taiwan Studies
teaching programme.

TALKS

How has Taiwan’s democratic
system been affected by the
China Factor? Talk given at
St Antony’s College, Oxford
University conference titled
’An Audit of Democratic
Development in the Republic of
China/24 June, 2011.

The development of Civil
Society in Taiwan/ Talk given at
the School of Contemporary
China Studies, Nottingham
University. 5 August, 2011.
Taiwan’s 2012 Elections:
Campaign, Predicted Results
and Consequences. Talk
given at Chatham Houses Asia
Programme Roundtable on
Taiwan in the Global Economy.
31 October, 2011.

Dafydd spoke at the Taiwan
Election Seminar held at the
Wilson Center in Washington
DC on 13 December, 2011. Here
is the events videolink: www.
wilsoncenter.org/event/taiwan-
elections-2012

He then returned to London
to join a panel at SOAS the
next day titled Looking Ahead
to Taiwan’s Presidential and
Legislative Elections.

Dafydd was in Taiwan from 18
December, 2011 to 16 January,
2012 to observe its January
2012 elections. He was invited
as a Visiting Researcher at the
College of International Studies,
Tamkang University, Taiwan.
During this Taiwan visit he gave

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the following talks:

• The Development of
Taiwan studies in Europe,
Tamkang University, 4
January, 2012.

• Why is the study of
Taiwanese politics so
popular abroad? Graduate
Institute of Political
Science, National Sun

Yat Sen University, 28
December, 2011, Graduate
Institute of International
Politics, National
Chunghsing University, 5
January, 2012, College of
Social Sciences, National
Chengchi University on 3
January, 2012.

In the final week prior to
the election he joined
an international election
observation group visiting party
headquarters, think-tank and
campaign events. He spoke at
a post-election seminar on 15
January 2012 at the Institute
for National Policy Research in
Taipei.

On his way back from
Taiwan Dafydd stopped off in
Washington DC to give a talk
at a workshop on Taiwan’s
Presidential and Legislative
Elections on 17 January, 2012.
This was jointly organized
by the Center for Strategic
and International Studies
and Brookings Institute. The
videolink to the event is: http://
csis.org/multimedia/video-tai-
wans-january-2012-presiden-
tial-and-legislative-elections-
panel-one

In April Dafydd visited Taiwan to
attend the First World Congress
of Taiwan Studies (April 26-28),
at Academia Sinica. During
this Taiwan trip he gave the
following talks:

• Academic Diplomacy in
Practice: The Role of SOAS
in European Taiwan Studies.
Talk given at the Taiwan
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Training Institute, April 25,
2012

• Why is the study of
Taiwanese politics so
popular abroad? Talk given
at Taiwan’s National Central
Library, April 25, 2012.

Routledge, 2011);

• Prospects for Taiwan and
its Impact on Cross-Strait
Relations/ In Shambaugh
(ed): Charting China's
Future: Domestic and
International Challenges.
(London: Routledge, 2011).

• Taiwan: Lessons from the
Asian Orphan for Nagorno
Kar abakh?' Analyticon

(3). (March, 2012). This
was published in English,
Russian and Armenian.

• Election Season Returns
to Taiwan: Prospects
for Taiwan’s National
Elections in 2012/
Brookings Northeast Asia
Commentary (47).

• The 2012 campaign: the
story so far/ 7^/pe/ 77mes,
10 November 2011, p. 8.

From left: Professor Tien Hung-mao, who
wrote the book's foreword, and Dafydd Fell
in Taiwan

♦ Should I Stay or Should
I Go? Patterns of Party
Switching in Multi-
party Taiwan. First World
Congress of Taiwan
Studies, April 26, 2012.

• Taiwan’s Claim to
Multiculturalism before and
after 2008: The Impact of
Changing Ruling Parties on
Immigration Policies (co-
authored with Dr Isabelle
Cheng, SOAS Politics).
World Congress of Taiwan
Studies, April 26, 2012.

PUBLICATIONS

• Fell, Dafydd: Government
and Politics in Taiwan
(London: Routledge, 2011)

• Taiwan’s Party System in
丁「ansition: More 〇「Less
Space for Identity Politics?1
In: Schubert and Damm
(eds.), Taiwanese Identity in
the 21st Century: domestic,
regional and global
perspectives. (London:
Routledge, 2011);

• 'Polarization of Party
Competition in the DPP
Era/ In: Ash, Garver and
Prime (eds.), Taiwan's
Democracy and Future:
Economic and Political
Challenges. (London:

Rachel

HARRIS

Rachel Harris co-organised
the international conference
Musical Geographies of Central
Asia’ in May 2012, hosted by
SOAS and the University of
London’s Institute for Musical
Research, and supported by
the Aga Khan Music Initiative.
She presented papers at the
Association for Analyzing World
Music conf6「6nc6 in Vancouver
(via Skype), and at the British
Forum for Ethnomusicology in
Durham.

She acts as consultant to the
Aga Khan Music Initiative,
providing the sleeve notes for
the joint CD and DVD project
Wu Man: Borderlands which
involved the star Chinese pipa
player Wu Man working with
traditional musicians from
across Central Asia.

Rachel serves as Chair of
the London Jingkun Opera
Association, which is celebrating
ten years of promoting Beijing
and Kunqu opera in the UK with
a series of workshops and public
performances supported by the
London Confucius Institute.

She continues to organise
and perform with the London
Uyghur Ensemble, a local group
dedicated to the performance of
traditional music from Xinjiang.
Activities this year included a
Nowruz concert in the Gasteig
Theatre, Munich, and the
Brunei Gallery, SOAS, and a TV
programme for the BBC World
Service.

After concluding a busy term
as Head of Department, she is
conducting fieldwork in Xinjiang
through summer 2012.

PUBLICATION

• Music of Central Asia Vol.
10: Borderlands: Wu Man
and Master Musicians from
the Silk Route (Smithsonian
Folkways, 2012)

Nathan
W. HILL

In September Nathan W. Hill
hosted the conference 'Bon,
Shangshung, and Early Tibet’
(9-10 September 2011), which
was held in celebration of 60
years of Tibetan studies at SOAS
and 50 years of Bon studies
in the West. The conference
brought together 18 leading
experts on the Bon religion
and early Tibetan history,
and had over 250 people in
attendance. The conference
was generously sponsored by
the British Academy, the London
Shang Shung Institute, the
Kalpa Group, and the Faculty of
Languages and Cultures.

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MEMBERS NEWS

Nathan spent four months as a
visiting researcher at Ludwig-
Maximilians-Universitat (Munich)
as a guest of the research
project #Kingship and Religion
in Tibet1 in the Institut fur
Indologie und Tibetologie. Upon
his return to SOAS in December
he took up a British Academy
Postdoctoral Fellowship for the
project ^re-history of the Sino-
Tibetan languages: the sound
laws relating Old Burmese, Old
Chinese, and Old Tibetanf.

During the last year Nathan has
delivered invited talks at Oxford
Univeristy ('Distinguishing forms
of the ablative and comparative
in Classical and Old Tibetan,<
April 2012), Columbia University
(The contribution of corpus
linguistics to lexicography
and the future of Tibetan
dictionaries’,December 2011),
LMU Munich (The Phywa and
the Dmu: comparison of two
categories of gods in early
Tibetan mythology’,November
2011), and a paper together
with Charles Manson, also of
the SOAS Tibetan programme,
at the University of Vienna CA
Gter ma of negatives: H. E.
Richardson’s photographic
negatives of manuscript copies
of Tibetan imperial inscriptions’,
October 2011).

Nathan has recently published
four papers: 'Evolution of the
Burmese vowel system, in
Transactions of the Philological
Society (2012), ’A note on the
history and future of the '\Ny[\e'
system’ in Revue d’Etudes
Tibetaines (2012), 'An inventory
of Tibetan Sound Laws1 Journal
of the Royal Asiatic Society
(2011), and ’Multiple origins
of Tibetan o7 in Language and
Linguistics (2011).

Starting in September,
together with Dr Ulrich Pagel
(Department of the Study of
Religion), Nathan will begin
work on a three-year AH Re-
funded research project Tibetan
in Digital Communication:
Corpus Linguistics and
Lexicography.

Michel

HOCKX

In September 2011, Michel
Hockx was elected President
of the British Association for
Chinese Studies (BACS). He
will serve a three-year term. In
January 2012, he was appointed
interim Director of the London
Confucius Institute, which is
housed at SOAS. His academic
activity in 2011/2012 included
presenting papers on Chinese
Internet literature at the annual
BACS Conference in Edinburgh
(Sept 2011) and at the RMMLA
conference in Arizona (Oct

2011) , as well as a paper on
Republican-era transgressive
magazines presented at the
MS conference in Toronto
(Mar 2012). He also presented
invited lectures on postsocialist
Chinese publishing culture at
the University of Nottingham
(Nov 2011), at the University of
Copenhagen (Dec 2011), and at
Beijing Normal University (Apr

2012) .

PUBLICATIONS

• Hockx, Michel. "Print
Culture and the New Media
in Postsocialist China." In:
Writing under Socialism,
ed. Sara Jones and Meesha
Nehru, 29-41. Nottingham:
Critical, Cultural and
Communications Press,
2011.

• Hockx, Michel. "The
Literary Field and the Field
of Power: The Case of
Modern China/1 Paragraph
35, no. 1 (2012): 49-65.

Andrea

JANKU

In September Andrea Janku
presented a paper on The State
of the Environment as a Measure
of Civilisation: Of Mountains
and Rivers, Soil and Trees, and
the Twelfth Five-Year Plan1 at

the British Academy funded
’Communicating Civilisations
and Global Order1 conference
at SOAS (see separate report
on page 17). She continued
to focus on environmental
history with a presentation in
German on 'Water and Power
in Chinese History1 at the
Northelbian Centre for World
Mission and Church World
Service in Hamburg on 17
September and participation
at the First Conference of
the Association for East Asian
Environmental History in Taipei
in October 2011, where she gave
a paper entitled 'Landscapes
of Production - Landscapes of
Consumption: Famous Views
in Linfen, Then and Now.’ 〇n
6 March she was invited as a
commentator to a Workshop
on Qing Economic History at
the LSE. More recently, she
gave a seminar paper at the
University of Sussex entitled The
Meaning of Landscapes in North
China: Historical Reflections
on the Nature-Culture Divide’

(26 April) and followed an
invitation to give a lecture on
The Outsiders Gaze: Reading
Chinese Images of Disasters' in
the series Imaging Disasters' at
the University of Heidelberg on
4 June.

PUBLICATIONS

♦ Janku, Andrea, Schenk,
Gerrit J. and Mauelshagen,
Franz, eds. Historical
Disasters in Context:
Science, Religion, and
Politics. New York:
Routledge, 2012.

• 丫angku 扬库(Janku,
Andrea), ""Tianzai hu,
renhuo huH: 1928-1930
nian xibei da jihuang'

乎人祸乎:1928-1930年
西北大饥荒],Translation of
Trom Natural to National
Disaster: The Chinese
Famine of 1928-1930,
Zhongguo xueshu/China
Scholarship, vol.9, no.2
(2011): 227-262. [Chinese
translation of Trom Natural
to National Disaster:

The Chinese Famine of
1928-1930/In: Janku/
Schenk/Mauelshagen,
eds. Historical Disasters in
Context: Science, Religion,
and Politics. New York:
Routledge, 2012, pp. 227-
260.] 一

Jakob

KLEIN

In 2012 Jakob Klein carried out
nearly two months of fieldwork
in Yunnan Province for a British
Academy-funded project
entitled Local", "regional" or
"ethnic"?: Exploring identities
through rubing (milk cake) in
Kunming/

In April 2012 Jakob presented
two papers in Taipei on an
invitation from Academia
Sinica: 'Everyday Approaches to
Food Safety in Contemporary
Urban China’(presented to the
History of Hygiene Project);
and 'Constructing Dian Cuisine:
Food and Place in Southwest
China1 (presented at the Institute
of Ethnology).

Jakob has been actively
promoting Chinese Studies in
his work as Deputy Chair of
the SOAS Food Studies Centre.
The Centre’s fifth Distinguished
Lecture was delivered on 22
March 2012 by James L. Watson,
Fairbank Professor of Chinese
Society and Professor of
Anthropology, Emeritus, Harvard
University. The talk was entitled
’Salt Water Margin: Red Rice,
Reclamations, and Restaurateurs
along the South China Coast
(An Ethnographic Puzzle)/On
19 March 2012 the eminent
historian of Chinese food,
Professor Frangoise Sabban
(Centre d'etudes sur la Chine
moderne et contemporaine,

EH ESS, Paris), presented her
paper The milk issue in China:
past and present1 at a two-day
international symposium entitled
'Cooking, Cuisine and Class in
the Anthropology of Food To-
daya SOAS Food Studies Cen-
tre event co-organized by Jakob
and Professor Anne Murcott,
and funded by the SOAS Faculty
of Arts and Humanities.

8 SOAS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON


Lars

LAAMANN

PUBLICATION

L.P. Laamann (ed.), Critical Read-
ings: The Manchus in modern
China (1616-2012), Leiden: Brill
2011. [four volumes]

and chaos that had existed with
military rule since the initial
Chinggisid invasions of 1220.
They wanted to be absorbed
into the greater empire with
the benefits that that would
bring and the besieging armies
around Baghdad were joined
by troops from all of Iran’s city
states, the Kurds, the Shiites and
the Armenians and Georgians.
Nearly 20 years later Hangzhou
surrendered peacefully and Iran
and China were united under
Qubilai Khan. Persian ambitions
were rewarded and their support
for Hu leg u justified. Today
evidence of the mediaeval
Persian community has come to
light with the appearance of 21
early 14th century tombstones
belonging to a mosque built in
1281 by the Persian Ala al-Din.

It is the dose ties between
Hangzhou and mediaeval
Persia that he presented at the
conference in Beijing.

PUBLICATION

and Culture in Periods of
National Crises in China”,
organised by National Central
University, Taiwan, 26-30 March
2012. At the same conference,

Dr Frances Wood (British Library)
and Andrew gave a joint talk en-
titled "The Export of Culture in
a Period of Social Change —The
Significance and Value of Qing
Export Paintings".

He gave a lecture on "The Ming
Novel" at the Arts of Asia 1500-
1900: Islamic Middle East, South
Asia and China course at the
Victoria and Albert Museum, 25
June 2012.

George

LANE

In June the "Chinese Academy
of Social Sciences" together with
the "Research Centre for Islamic
History, Art, and Culture" and
the "Organisation of Islamic Co-
operation" hosted a conference
on the theme of "China and
the Muslim World: Encounters
of Civilisations." The congress
took place in Beijing from 27
June until 30 June with the last
day comprising a group visit and
tour of the Great Wall of China.

George Lane gave the third
paper of the opening session
and compared the fall of
Baghdad in 1258 to the fall of
Hangzhou in 1276. In 1258 the
multi-ethnic, multi-cultural
Chinggisid forces under Hulegu
Khan besieged the Caliph of
Baghdad before launching the
attack which ended the Arab
presence in Iran and the Arab
domination of Islam. Hulegu
had arrived in Iran at the
invitation of the Iranians who
wanted an end to the instability

An account of George’s research
on the Phoenix Mosque and the
Persian tombstones from the
Ju-jing Yuan cemetery appeared
inChinaattheendoflastyear.
His article was translated into
Chinese. The details are:

♦ Lane, George. "The Phoenix
Mosque of Hangzhou"

(关于元代杭州的凤凰寺
Guanyu Yuandai Hangzhou
de Fenghuangsi). In
Qinghua Yuanshi 清華元
史,edited by Yao Dali,
Nanjing: Qinghua Acad-
emy of Chinese Learning,
Qinghua University, no.l,
edn,. 2011

Andrew Lo presented a paper
entitled uHua Yues (7-1222)
'Cuiwei nanzheng luf [Mr
Cuiweis Journey to the South]"
in Chinese at the International
Conference on "Intellectuals

On 18-19 December 2011, the
CCS co-organised with Renmin
University of China (RUC) an
international conference in
Suzhou, China. The conference,
entitled "Regulating finance
for economic development",
was an activity of a joint
S〇AS-RUC two-year research
project, funded by the Ford
Foundation, on "China’s financial
gov6「nanc6 and economic
internationalization". Three
SOAS academics (Die Lo,

Hong Bo, and Yingquan Jiang),
together with another twenty
international scholars, presented
papers at the conference.

PUBLLICATION

Lo, Die, >A/temat/Ves to
Neoliberal Globalization:

Studies in the Political Economy
of Institutions and Late
Development, Basingstoke and
London, Palgrave Macmillan,
2012. 一

Xiaoning

LU

Xiaoning Lu participated in an
international research project
on "The Overseas Life-Writing
of Modem Chinese Figures"
led by Shanghai Jiaotong
University Centre of Life Writing
and funded by Chinas National
Social Sciences Grant.

Shane

MCCAUSLAND

Shane McCausland published
and submitted papers,
and participated in various
scholarly gatherings. In Taipei
in December 2011, at National
Taiwan University, he gave
a conference paper on the
appropriation of Baroque
visual perspective in Qianlong
era painting and printing. At
the University of Michigan in
February 2012 he contributed
a paper on figure painting to a
conference entitled 'Room for
Another View1 about on China’s
art history in global perspective.
The paper is forthcoming in
a Blackwell Companion to
Chinese Art. In May he spoke
about Chinese calligraphy
in Mongol Yuan China at a
symposium hosted by CRASSH,
University of Cambridge, in
honour of Wu Hung. In June he
hosts a study day on Chinese
paintings at SOAS, organised
with the å·³ritish Museum
and Christie’s Education, in
conjunction with the British
Museum special exhibition,
Modern Chinese Ink Paintings.
He was also a consultant to the
director John MuUan for 'Cash
in China’s Attic: A Culture Show
Special1, presented by Andrew
Graham-Dixon and broadcast
on BBC2 TV in January 2012. He
is on sabbatical during 2012-13,
writing a general study of Yuan
culture to appear from Reaktion
Books.

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MEMBERS NEWS

PUBLICATIONS

• Shane McCaus-
land, 'Copying and
transmitting, knowledge
and nonsense: From the
Great Encyclopaedia to the
Book from the Sky’. In Nick
Pearce b Jason Steuber
(eds), Original Intentions:
Essays on Production,
Reproduction and
Interpretation in the Arts of
China. Gainsville: University
Press of Florida, 2012.

♦ Shane McCausland,

'Chen Hongshou and his
Workshop’. In Jerome
Silbergeld et al. (eds),
Bridges to Heaven: Essays
on East Asian Art in Honor
of Wen C. Fong, pp 163-
82. Princeton: Princeton
University Press, 2011.

Zhaoxia

PANG

Zhaoxia Pang presented
her paper at British Chinese
Language Teaching Society
International Symposiums
in University of Cardiff in

2010. Her paper was selected
for publication in Applied
Chinese Language Studies III
-Innovations in Teaching and
Learning Chinese as a Foreign
Language. London: Sinolingua
London Ltd. pp: 32-39, June
2012.

Stacey

PIERSON

With generous sponsorship
from Christies, Stacey Pierson
organized a Study Day on New
Research in Chinese Ceramics
which took place at SOAS on
24 May 2012. This was designed
to introduce current students
and members of the public to

the latest work in the field, and
the most prominent specialists
working in the UK.

Prior to this she presented a
paper at the annual Association
for Asian Studies Hong Kong
conference on the subject of
the Terracotta Army in the 21st
Century in March 2012.

Laixing SUN

Laixiang Sun is the current
President of Chinese Economic
Association (UK/EUROPE) during
2012-13.

Laixiang organised the 23rd
Chinese Economic Association
(UK) and 4th Chinese Economic
Association (Europe) Annual
Conference, The Chinese Way
of Economic Reform and
Development in the Context
of Globalization which was
co-organized by Department of
Financial b Management Studies
(DeFiMS) and Centre of China
Studies (CCS), SOAS, University
of London and Peking University
Alumni Association in the UK.

Carol TAN

PRESENTATIONS

• 'Man and Land: Early
interference in the
traditional land system
in Kedah under the
Light Administration’,
International Conference
On The Legal Histories Of
The British Empire, National
University Of Singapore,
July 2012. 一

• The Shadow of
Colonialism: British-

inspired courts in Southeast
Asia’, Graduate Institute Of
Southeast Asian Studies
And Centre Of Southeast
Asian Studies, National
Chi-Nan University, Taiwan,
June 2012.

♦ The Shadow of
Colonialism: British-
inspired courts in Asia1,
programme for Courts
in East Asia and Legal
Transplant International
Conference on News
Perspectives in East
Asian Studies, Institute
Of Advanced Studies In
Humanities And Social
Sciences, National Taiwan
University, Taipei, June
2012.

• Colonial Public Health
Laws and the Making of a
European Summer Resort
in North China’,London
Legal History Seminars And
Institute Of Advanced Legal
Studies seminar on Imperial
Encounters: colonialism
and the law from the
eighteenth century to the
twentieth century, May
2012.

• ^ugh Hicklings non-
academic writings1,
Workshop on Law and
Society in Malaysia, Centre
For Asia Pacific Initiatives,
University Of Victoria, July

2011.

Carol Tan is also Chair of the
Centre of South East Asian
Studies (CSEAS) at SOAS and
events in the past 12 months
included an ASEAN-China
Economics Workshop in the
autumn of 2011.

PUBLICATIONS

♦ Tan, Carol GS, ^ans liaison
ferroviaire: Wei-hai Wei

et le Chinese Labour
Corps’,in Li Ma (ed), Des
Travailleurs Chinois dans
la Grande Guerre (Paris:
CNRS Editions), pp 55-68

• Tan, Carol GS, 'Colonial
Cleansing: laws for a
summer resort in China’,
(2012) International Review
of Law, voi 1, published at
http://www.qscience.com/
toc/irl/2012, (2012:7).

♦ Tan, Carol GS, 'Nesting
the taxonomy in the
remedial: re-examination
of promissory terms’,
Northern Ireland Law
Quarterly, 62: 321-334

In 2011, Tian Yuan Tan was
awarded a å·³ritish Academy
Small Research Grant for a new
project on "Entertaining the
Emperor: Elite Playwrights and
Court Theatre in Eighteenth-
Century China/1 In April 2012,
his forthcoming book, An
Anthology of Critical Studies
on Tang Xianzu in Western
Scholarship (co-edited with Xu
Yongming, Zhejiang University),
received a Harvard-Yenching
Institute Publication Grant. He
visited Sapienza University of
Rome in July 2012 for research
collaboration and preparation of
a book manuscript on emotions
in Peony Pavilion, supported by
a Strategic Research Funding
Grant from the Faculty of
Languages and Cultures.

TALKS

• "Spectators and Spectacles
in Qing Court Theatre/
presented at the Institute
for Chinese Studies
Seminar Series, University
of Oxford, 17 November
2011.

• "Visuality in Court Theatre
during the Qianlong Era."

(in Chinese) presented

at the International
Conference on "Visual
Culture in the Era of
Emperor Qianlong”,
organised by National
Taiwan University, 15-16
December 2011.

PUBLICATION

• Tan, Tian Yuan. "Reflections
on the Study of Court
Theatre in Late Imperial
China", in Ming Qing
gongtingshi xueshu
yantaohui lunwenji (Volume
1), ed. Palace Museum
(Beijing: Jijincheng
chubanshe, 2011), 467-477.

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ANNOUCEMENTS

Chinese New Year of Dragon at SOAS

On 27 January 2012, organized by BA Chinese year
three students and their course teachers, joined
by BA Chinese year one students as well as many
other students and staff at SOAS, a Chinese New Year
celebration party took place at SOAS. Special guests
included Director of London Confucius Institute
Professor Michel Hockx and many SOAS teachers
and staff.

Amid the colourful traditional Chinese decorations
in the lecture hall G2, the performances on the stage
were both stylistic and dynamic: Chinese singing and
dancing, Chinese music, Chinese songs, Chinese
poems, Chinese talk shows, Chinese quiz, Chinese
Kongfu, to name a few.

The event was not only a celebration of the Chinese
New Year but also a demonstration of the achievements
of our students and an inspiration to all those who
would like to know more about China. ul am deeply
impressed by the language competence of the students
as well as the quality of the show. It is really amazing!"
said Ms Huiying Huang, a Chinese language specialist
from Beijing Language and Culture University. The
youngest audience in this event, Michels little son
of seven also promised to continue working hard on
leaning Chinese.

This celebration marks the third event since it started
in 2010. Thanks to the voluble support from London
Confucius Institute, we hope there will be many more in
the years to come.

Zhaoxia Pang

On 13 February 2012 Nathan Hill hosted a visit of four
scholars from Tibet who run a traditional Tibetan
hospital museum, and research institute.

Dr Dorje (Senior Tibetan medical doctor and
currently the director of Tsongon (Qinghai)

Provincial Tibetan Medical Research Institute), Dr
O Tsokchen (One of the leading experts on Tibetan
Medicine today and currently Professor and Presi-
dent of Tsongon University Tibetan Medical College,
President of Tsongon Provincial Tibetan Medical
Hospital and the Director of Tsongon Tibetan Cul-
ture Museum), Tsem Gonthar (Vice director of the
Tsongon Tibetan Culture Museum) and Dr Ba Dolma
(Professor of epidemiology, specializing in laboratory
experimentation).

The visitors donated 90 books to the SOAS library.

fter more than 25 years at SOAS,

Senior Lecturer Dr Wang Tao is relocating to
New York, to head the Department of Chinese
Art at Sothebys. Tao was Chair of the Centre
of Chinese Studies from 2005-2008.

A reception took place on Thursday, 5 July
and was attended by SOAS colleauges and
members of the art community, all who were
sad to see him go.

Meeting the Media

On 17 May 2012, a team of 4 from Hunan TV station in China vis-
ited SOAS, University of London. Hunan TV station has successfully
organised Chinese Bridge Competition for several years and
This TV programme has become one of the most popular TV
programmes in China with millions of viewers.

Due to the successful performance of SOAS contestants in the last
two years’ Chinese Bridge Competition, Hunan TV came to SOAS
to shoot video dips for the 11th Chinese Bridge Competition due
in the summer of 2012. These video clips will provide Chinese
viewers further knowledge of SOAS, which has nourished such
outstanding students.

Students from Chinese department enthusiastically joined the
activity. Alec Odahara, SOAS year-four undergraduate, the second
prize winner of the 10th Chinese Bridge competition in 2011,
voluntarily accompanied the team during their stay in London.

Professor Michel Hockx, director of London Confucius institute,
extended welcome to the team and provided timely support to
facilitate the teams visit at SOAS. "It is another good example of
how the department and the LCI can work together" to prompt
Chinese language teaching and learning as well as the reputation
of SOAS, said Professor Hockx.

Two of SOAS students, Owen Sebastian Churchill and Maximilian
Christopher Sleigh-Parrott were selected to join in the Chinese
Bridge competition this summer on behalf of U.K. universities. We
wish them the best luck in the competition.

For detailed reports of the achievements of SOAS students in the
previous Chinese Bridge Competitions, please log on:

• www.soas.ac.uk/news/newsitem75395.html

• www.soas.ac.uk/news/newsitem67282.html

• www.soas.ac.uk/news/newsitem60498.html

• www.soas.ac.uk/news/newsitem70731.html

Zhaoxia Pang

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Professorial Research
Associates

Professor Renzo CAVALIERI

LLB(MILAN)

Professor Anthony DICKS

BA LLB MA (CANTAB)

Professor Stefan

FEUCHTWANG

PHD(LONDON)

Professor Michael PALMER

LLB(CANTAB) BSC(ECON)
MA LLD(LONDON)

Research Associates

Dr Xiangqun CHANG

MA BA(CHINA) PHD(CITY)

Mr Jonathan FEN BY

BA(OXON)

Mr JohnGITTINGS

MA(OXON)

Dr Ian SECKINGTON

BA(LEEDS) MSC
PHD(L〇ND〇N

Dr Frances WOOD

BA(PEKING) PHD(LONDON)

DrWANGTao

BA(YUNNAN) PHD(LONDON)

Visiting Scholars

Dr Makato ITO

PHD(KYOTO)

University of Nagasaki
14 September 2011 - 13
September 2012

Dr Guangbin LIN

MA BA(NORTHWEST)
PHD(RENMIN)

China Institute for Actuarial
Social Science (CIAS)

1 January - 30 June 2012

Dr Changyong LIU

Chongqing University of
Technology and Business
1 October 2011 - 30
September 2012

Xiangqun

CHANG

editing Professor Fei Xiatongs
conference proceedings (both
Chinese and English editions),
due to be published byAirit
Press in 2013.

During the academic year
2011-12 Xiangqun Chang
continued work on the project
as a Co-PI, 'Comparative
Studies on the New Migrants
from BRIC counties in America,
Australia, Japan and the UK'
(2009-13). She co-organised
three academic events with
Chinese publishers at the
London Book Fair. She is also
co-organising two forums.

They are the 5th International
Forum for Contemporary
Chinese Studies (IFCCS5) in
August and International Forum
on Cross-strait studies the
20th anniversary of the ,#1992
consensus" in December.

Xiangqun gave seminars
at the following institutes:
Utrecht University, 22-23 June;
Department of Sociology,
Tsinghua University, 9th July;
Institute of Sociology, Chinese
Academy of Social Science
(CASS), 11th July; she will
give talks in the following
conference/forums: the 8th
an门ual confe「6nc6 of social
networks and relationship
management research-Social
management innovation and
corporate social responsibility,
Tsinghua University, China,

6-8 July; the IFCCS5, Beijing,
8-9 August; Resourcefulness,
relationships and Chinese
management thoughts, Shih
Hsin University, Taiwan, 2-4
November, International Forum
on Cross-strait studies, LSE,
13/14 December (date tbc).

Xiangquns dialogue with Gary
Hamilton on Fei Xiaotong,
entitled 'China and World
Anthropology', has been
published in Anthropology
Today, No.6, 2011. She
also helped to publish the
online journal Bijiao: China in
comparative perspective book
review (CCPBR), No.2, 2012.

She submitted a book Study
of Fei Xiaotong's theories and
restudies on Kaixiangong Village
(in Chinese), which will be
published by the Social Science
Academic Press in 2013. As one
of the co-editors, Xiangqun is

Stephan

FEUCHTWANG

A

Stephan Feuchtwang
formally retired from the LSE
Anthropology Department and
was immediately re-employed
as part-time teacher and as
convener of a work program in a
large EU project on urbanization
in China. He was also awarded
Tmeritus1 professorial status.

His project on urbanization
concerns governmental
community1 formation and
residents1 self-organisation and
place-making. Field research will
be completed in 2013.

His project on comparative
civilization with Professor Mike
Rowlands at UCL continues. He
published 'Chinese civilization
in the present1 The Asia Pacific
Journal of Anthropology
13:2 2012 pp 112-127 and
contributed a paper 'Chinese
Civilisation in Comparative
Perspective: some markers1 to
a conference on Anthropology
and Civilizational Analysis:
Eurasian explorations at the
Max Planck Institute for Social
Anthropology at Halle, in June

2012. He also gave a keynote
speech #What have wenming
and wenhua done to Chinese
civilization (hua)?1 to the Hong
Kong Association of Asian
Studies in March 2012.

LIN

Guang Bin

Lin Guang Bins research interest
is Reshaping the Development
Model in Chinese Economic
Transformation. He wrote two
papers during his academic visit
to SO AS.

During his six month stay, the
CCS invited highly-regarded
academics to present their
working papers in the weekly
seminar series, as well as
organises many interesting
workshops. These create and
diversity valuable opportunities
to experience high quality
research. Lin Guang Bin
attended many seminars and
talks hosted by the centre.

Lin Guang Bin participated in
four workshop and international
confences inlcuding "The
Workshop and Book Launch
-The Political Economy of
China: A Long Run Perspective
from the Qing Empire to the
Present Regime'and "Law,
Governance and Development:
The Transformation of Property
Rights in Land and Property Law
in China" and " Oxford Forum on
China and the World Economy".

PUBLICATIONS

♦ Lin Guang Bin, "Reshape
of China Economic
Development Mode : Based
on Demographic Structure
and Pattern of Ownership
", Economic Theory and
Business Management,
2012, 32(4):24-32.

♦ Lin Guang Bin, "Reflections
on the Microeconomic
Basis for Soft Budget
Constraint in the Market
Economy", China
Economist, 2012,1: 68-77.

♦ Lin Guang Bin, "Reflections
on the Microeconomic
Basis for Soft Budget
Constraint in the Market
Economy", China
Economist, 2012,1: 5-17.

♦ Lin Guang Bin, "Reshape
of China Economic
Development Mode: Based
on Industry structure",
forthcoming.

12 SOAS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON


Michael

PALMER

Michael Palmer is a former
Chair of the SOAS Centre of
Chinese Studies and Centre of
East Asian Law, and is currently
Dean, Professor of Law,
Associate Dean for Research
and Global Development and
Director, Cheung Kong Centre
for Negotiation and Dispute
Resolution, STU Law School
in Shantou, China. He is also
Emeritus Professor of Law at
the University of London, and a
Research Professor in both the
CCS and the Law School here at
SOAS, as well as at the Institute
of Advanced Legal Studies.

Within China he is also Visiting
Professor of Law at Renmin
Daxue (Peoples University,
Beijing) Xinan Zhengfa Daxue
(Southwest University of Political
Science and Law, Chongqing)
and Xiamen Daxue (Amoy
University). In February 2012 he
was appointed to the Standing
Review Board on the Humanities
and Social Sciences Panel of the
Research Grants Council (RGC)
within the University Grants
Committee of Hong Kong
(UGC). In March 2012 he was
appointed as a Special Advisor to
the newly established Shanghai
Commercial Dispute Resolution
Centre. In June 2012 he was
appointed a Special Advisor
to the Shenzhen International
Court of Arbitration.

TALKS

• 28-30 October, 2011: Chair
Judge at National Legal
English Contest in Beijing

• 3 March, 2012: The
Ombudsman and
Financial Disputes’,
paper presented at the
Shanghai Commercial
Dispute Resolution Centre s
'Shanghai-Hong Kong
Mediation Conference’,
Shanghai, PRC.

• 12-14 April 2012: Opening
Address' and presented a
paper on The Ombudsman
in Comparative
Perspective’,at the
International Conference
held at Shantou University
with Xiamen and Kobe

Universities on *ADR
and Legal Practice in
Comparative Perspective1.

• 25 May, 2012: Chaired
Panel Session and
presented Paper
(’Reforming Legal
Education Trans-
systemically,),“Part

III: Possible Areas of
Collaboration: Law
and Legal Services",
at the Governance in
Asia Research Centre
(GARC) Forum entitled
"Achieving Mutual Gains in
Guangdong, Hong Kong
and Macau Collaboration:
Qianhai, Hengqin and
Beyond11, City University of
Hong Kong.

• 7 June, 2012: University
of Navarra, Spain, Public
Lecture on ’Family
Mediation - the Mediation
of Family Disputes in
Contemporary China1

• 6 July, 2012: Public
Lecture: "Globalising Legal
Education in China/1 Mi-
chael Palmer, Yonsei Uni-
versity Law School, Korea.

PUBLICATIONS

• Michael Palmer b Simon
Roberts: Dispute Processes:
ADR and the Primary Forms
of Decision Making, second
edition translated published
in Chinese by Peking
University Press, 2011).

• Jiufen Jiejue de Guocheng:
ADR yu Jueding Xingcheng
deZ/it/yaoA7ngs/i/ (纠纷解
决的过程一 ADR与决定形
成的主要形式,(第二版)
,北京:北京大学出版社)

• "Rethinking Children’s
Rights and Interests?:
Economic Reform, Social
Protection and Legal
Culture in Post-Mao China,”
Journal of Comparative
Law, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp.220-
240 (2011), in "Using Legal
Culture", Special Issue of
the JCL, 2011, Guest Editor:
David Nelken)

• "China: Bringing the
Law Back In," in Elaine
Sutherland (ed.), The Future
of Family and Child Law,
Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press, 2012.

Gary

TIEDEMANN

Gary Tiedemann presented
papers at several international
conferences, including the
Colloquy Europe as the
Other: External Perspectives
on European Christianity’,held
at the Institute of European
History, Mainz, Germany,

1-3 September 2011; the
International Academic
Conference on Taiwan Church
History, held at National Central
University, Jhongli City, Taiwan
(R.O.C.), 2-3 December 2011;
the conference on 'Manuscripts,
Reminiscence, Locations and
Interpretation: New Perspectives
on Chinese-Western Cultural
Exchange and Christianity
in Northeast China’,held at
Changchun, 26-29 April 2012;
and the 2012 Yale-Edinburgh
Group on the History of the
Missionary Movement and World
Christianity Meeting, 'Religious
Movements of Renewal,

Revival and Revitalization in
the History of Missions and
World Christianityheld at the
University of Edinburgh, 28-30
June 2012.

In February 2012, Gary took
up his appointment as first-
class professor in the School of
History and Culture, Shandong
University, with particular
responsibility for developing
an international research
programme at the newly
established Center for Boxer
Movement Studies (Yihetuan
yundong yanjiu zhongxin).

He is currently working on a
comprehensive bibliography of
Western writings on the Boxer
Movement and the Boxer War
of 1900.

PUBLICATIONS

In the summer of 2011 his
monograph was published
in China: Di Deman [R G
Tiedemann], Huabei de baoti he
konghuang: Yihetuan yundong
qianxi Jidujiao chuanbo he
shehui chongtu [Violence and
Fear in North China: Christian
Missions and Social Conflict on
the Eve of the Boxer Uprising]
(Nanjing: Jiangsu renmin
chubanshe, 2011), with a second
print-run in November 2011.

Other publications include:

• Tiedemann, R G, "Comity
Agreements and Sheep
Stealers: The Elusive Search
for Christian Unity Among
Protestants in China”,
International Bulletin of
Missionary Research 36.1
(January 2012), pp. 3-8

• Tiedemann, R G, "Foreign
Missionaries, Chinese
Christians and the 1911
Revolution11, Tripod 31
(Hongkong, Autumn 2011),
pp. 12-34; with Chinese
version on pp. 13-30. A
German translation was
published as Tiedemann,

R G, "Auslandische
Missionare, chinesische
Christen und die Revolution
von 1911", China heute 31.1
(Sankt Augustin, Germany,
2012), pp. 47-56.

SOAS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON 13


ACADEMIC EVENTS: SEP 2011-AUG 2012

Seminar Series

Autumn Term

10 October 2011
Dr Rachel Harris (SOAS)

Dwarfs, Men, and Women who act
like Monkeys1: editing a volume on
gender in Chinese music

17 October 2011
Dr Die Lo (SOAS)

Rethinking Chinese finance

24 October 2011
Dr Rossella Ferrari (SOAS)

The Rhizome of Exchange:
Interculturalism and Inter-Asian

Pe「fo「ma门ce Networks

14 November 2011
Dr Lars Laamann (SOAS)

Demon possession and exorcism
in early 20th-century China

21 November 2011
Dr Meining Yan
(Shantou University, China)

Criminal Defamation in the
New Media Environment -
The Case of PRC

28 November 2011
Professor Christine Wong (Oxford)

Reforming Public Finance for the
Harmonious Society in China:
How Far across the River?

5 December 2011
Dr Duo Qin (SOAS)

Is China’s Currency
Substantially Undervalued?

12 December 2011
Dr Kevin Latham (SOAS)

New Media and Subjectivity in China:
Problematising the Public Sphere

Winter Term

16 January 2012
DrBingqinLi(LSE)

Party Reinvention and Social
Welfare Reform in China

23 January 2012
Dr Bingchun Meng (LSE)

Mediated citizenship: political
discussions on the Chinese Internet

30 January 2012
Dr Xioning LU (SOAS)

Rethinking Myth on the Left: A Case Study
of Chinese Socialist Musical Third Sister Liu

6 February 2012
Dr Vanesa Pesque Cela (KCL)

The Political Economy of Public
Goods Provision in Rural China

20 February2012

Dr Anna Lora-Wainwright (Oxford)

Learning to live with pollution:
the making of environmental subjects
in a Chinese industrialised village

27 February2012
Prof Xinzhong Yao (KCL)

Problems with Chinese religion

5 March 2012

Dr Kun-chin Lin (Cambridge)

The Asian Highway Network:
the transmission of Chinese power via
transport connectivity in Asian sub-regions

12 March 2012
Dr Cosima Bruno (SOAS)

The Public Life of Contemporary
Chinese Poetry in English Translation

Spring Term

23 April 2012
Tim Luard (Author)

The Christmas Day Escape From Hong Kong,
1941: Diaries, Letters And Personalities

5-7 September 2011
Conference

Vth International Forum on World
Civilisations

Communicating Civilisations and
World Order

Keynote speakers included: Prof. Harry
Harootunian, Prof. Prasenjit Duara, Prof.

丫ao Jiehou, Dr. Paul Bowman and Dr.
Franz Mauelshagen

9 & 10 September 2011
Symposium

Co-hosted with the London

Shangshung Institute

Bon, Shangshung, and Early Tibet

Keynote addresses by Prof. Namkhai
Norbu (Universita di Napoli LOrientale),
Prof. Samten Karmay (Centre de
recherche sur les civilisations de lasie
orientale, CNRS Paris), and H.E. Tenzin
Namdak (Triten Norbutse Monastery)

Landscape Art: Past and Present

In collaboration with Asian Art in London

4 November 2011
Roundtable Discussion

5 November 2011
Symposium

Speakers included: Xu Longsen (Artist),
Wang Tao (SOAS), Shane McCausland
(SOAS), Li Xiaoshan, Angelo Capasso (Art
critic, Rome), Yang Xiaoneng (Stanford
University), Li Xiaoshan (Nanjing Institute
of Fine Art), and many more

12 April 2012

Reception for the Chinascape:
Contemporary Chinese Photography

Curated by Gu Zheng

19 April 2012

An evening with Mo Yan 莫言

Part of the London Book Fair 2012
Co-hosted with the London Confusius
Institute

11 -12 May 2012
Workshop

Law, Governance and Development:
The Transformation of Property Rights
in Land and Property Law in China
Speakers included: Garol 丁an, 丁ing Xu,
Alison Clarke, Jane Henderson, Tim
Murphy, Yong Q Han, Zhang Lei, Jing
Bian, Ting Xu, Emilio Ramos and others

15 May 2012

Centre of Chinese Studies
Annual Lecture

Wang Shaoguang

Chinas Governmentality in the Last
Century: Governability, Government
3nd Governance

14 SOAS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON


CENTRE ACTIVITIES

Communicating Civilisations and World Order
5-7 September 2011

SOAS, University of London

An unusual combination of student initiative,
academic cooperation and generous
funding from the British Academy made
it possible to host the 5th International
Forum on World Civilisations at the School
of Oriental and African Studies in London.

seeking insight into
possible futures,
the conference
addressed some of
the most pressing
concerns of ou「

Yao Jiehou, one of the
keynote speakers

The Forum was started by the Centre for
Comparative Studies of World Civilisations
of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
together with the Institute of Cultural
Studies of the Shanghai Academy of
Social Sciences and the School of Foreign
Languages and Cultures of Nanjing Normal
University. The conference held at SOAS
brought senior scholars from China and
advanced research students and academics
from across the world together to engage
in two days of lively and diverse debates
about the possibilities and modes of cross-
civilizational communication. Conference
participants presented a total of 32 papers
that dealt with theories of civilisation, modes
of national self-representation, questions of
belief, and environmental issues, to address
the big questions of how world order is
established and how ideas of civilisation
can both help and hinder communication.
Offering reflections on the past and

rapidly globalising world.

The Centre of Chinese Studies sponsored
the keynote lecture by Prasenjit Duara from
the National University of Singapore who
spoke about Sustainability and the Crisis of
Transcendence: The Long View from Asia/
Further keynote lectures introducing the

different thematic sections were delivered
by Harry Harootunian (New York University),
whose lecture was entitled fArea Studies
and Memories of Underdevelopment/

Yao Jiehou (CASS) who presented his
'Observations on Gommunicatioé—¨ across
Civilisations: A Discourse from the
Perspective of Intercultural Philosophy/
Franz Mauelshagen (Institute of Advanced
Studies in the Humanities, Essen) who spoke
about Communicating Climate Change/
and Paul Bowman (Cardiff University) who
concluded the conference with a thought-
provoking and entertaining visual essay on
Hong Kong movies.

The conference started off with an evening
reception featuring the jazz band last
Mango in Paris1 who offered a tailor-
made programme with lyrics squarely
addressing the themes of the conference.
Setting the tone for the days ahead, the
event contributed to ensuring that the
heavy-weight academic discussions
took place in an atmosphere of lively
exchange and friendly criticism. Whilst
ambitious in its scope and objectives, the
cordial and warm nature of proceedings
provided an important overall coherence
to the conference, making it a rewarding
experience for everybody involved.

Andrea Janku and Matthew Phillips

Bon, Shangshung, and Early Tibet

9-10 September 2011

SOAS, University of London

In 1950 SOAS, University of London became
the first institution of higher education in
the United Kingdom to host a permanent
academic position in Tibetan studies. In
I960, when Bonpo monks came to SOAS
under the auspices of a Rockefeller grant,
SOAS became the first institution of higher
education in the West to prominently
engage in research on the Bon religion. The
conference 'Bon, Shangshung, and Early
Tibet1 (9-10 September 2011) was held in the
Brunei Gallery in celebration of these two
anniversaries.

The Bon religion of Tibet sees itself as the
region’s pre-Buddhist religion, originating
from the kingdom of Shangshung in what
is now western Tibet. The earliest Tibetan
documents preserved at Dunhuang mention
both Bon and Shangshung, but these

documents can be difficult to date and
even harder to interpret. The conference
brought together 18 of the worlds most
prominent researchers of the Bon religion
and early Tibet. Delegates attended from
Canada, China (PRC), France, Germany,
Israel Italy, Nepal, the Netherlands, Norway,
Switzerland, the UK, and the US. Professor
Tsering Thar from the Central University for
Nationalities (China, PRC) transported with
him over sixty volumes of rare Bonpo texts
as a donation to the SOAS library.

The conference featured three keynote
addresses by Prof. Namkhai Norbu
(Universita di Napoli LOrientale), Prof.
Samten Karmay (Centre de recherche sur les
civilisations de lasie orientale, CNRS Paris),
and H.E. Tenzin Namdak (Triten Norbutse
Monastery). Two of the speakers, Samten

Dominic Kennedy (Academic director of the London
Shangshung Institute) and Deligeer Borjigin (Professor at
Inner Mongolia University)

Karmay and Tenzin Namdak, were among
the Bonpo monks who came to SOAS in
1960. Namkhai Norbu first arrived in Italy
under the same programme. In addition to
his academic carreer he is the founder and
director of the Internaltional Shang Shung
Institute, and recently founded the London
Shang Shung Institute.

Over 250 people attended the conference,
which was generously sponsored by the
å·³ritish Academy, the London Shangshung
Institute, the Kalpa Group, and the Faculty of
Languages and Cultures (SOAS). A volume of
conference proceedings is in preparation.

Nathan Hill

SOAS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON 15


CENTRE ACTIVITIES

Landscape Art Past and Present

4-5 November 2011

SOAS, University of London

Xu Longsen’s 'Mountains and Water’
brought one of the most creative Chinese
artists work to London for the first time.

〇n 4-5 November 2011 'Rebirth of
Landscape* was held in SOAS, University
of London. Co-sponsored by SOAS, the
National Art Museum of China and Asian
Art in London, the event included a half-
day round-table discussion and a one-day
international symposium.

In the afternoon of 4 November invited
scholars, experts and journalists participated
in the round-table discussion held in the
publishers former residence of British poet
and playwright T. S. Eliot. In the discussion
presided over by Dr Wang Tao, Senior SOAS
and Jan Stuart, director of the Asian Division
of the British Museum, the
attendees shared their opinions
of Xu Longsens giant landscape
paintings. They also intensively
discussed the international
identity of Chinese landscape art
and whether the global context
and contemporary public space
had created an opportunity for
the third evolution of landscape
paintings. The attendees included
Roderick Whitefield, Chinese
expert from the University of
London, Shao Dazhen from
Central Academy of Fine Arts,

China, Shane MaCausland from
the School of Oriental and
African Studies, poet Yang Lian,

Shelagh Vainker from the Uni-
versity of Oxford, Jiang Jiehong
from the University of Birmingham, Italian
critic Angelo Capasso, Richard Vinograd
from Stanford University, Yang Xiaoneng
from Stanford University, artist Xu Longsen,
Li Xiaoshan from Nanjing University of Art,
Wang Yuechuan from Beijing University,
French curator Xing Xiaozhou, Zhang
Hongxing from The Victoria and Albert
Museum, Juliane Noth from the Free
University of Berlin, Sajid Rizvi from Saffron
Books, The editor Janet McKenzie from the
magazine of International Studio, gallery
director Michael Goedhuis and Li Jing from
Beyond Art Space of Beijing.

On 5 November a series of keynote
speeches were delivered as part of the
symposium, Landscape Art Past and Present
which aimed to discuss the tradition of
landscape art in China and to compare
it to other traditions of the world. The
symposium was attended not only by
academics and students but also by
members of the art community from Britain,
Continental Europe and as far afield as
the USA.

Mountains and Water:

An exhibition of landscape
paintings by Xu Longsen
1 November - 17 December 2011

The Brunei Gallery,

SOAS, University of London

’Mountains and Water’ was an exhibition of
Shanshui, or landscape art, including a series
ofXuLongsen’ssmaUerworksonpaper.

The highlight was an 8.5mtr high installation
piece entitled "Shanshui Totem” specially
created for the exhibition. This was a unique
experiment with the Shanshui art form. It
offered new visual excitement to modern
viewers, as well as posing a challenge for art
historical interpretations in the 21st century.

Xu Longsen was born in Shanghai in 1956.

His Shanshui art is forceful and unrestrained,
candid and broad-minded. By applying
the fine technique of ink and brush on a

vast scale, Xu Longsen not only attempts
to breathe new life into the essential
characteristics of Chinese Shanshui painting,
but also challenges -the dynamics of
modern display spaces and conventional
conceptions of landscape art. To the
modern viewer, there is a mysterious and
positive energy flowing through the black
ink and white paper—as a landscape is
reborn.

16

SOAS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON


Making a Difference -
Representing/Constructing the
Other in Asian/African Media,
Cinema and Languages
16-18 February 2012
SOAS, University of London

The conference fMaking a Difference
-Representing/Constructing the
Other in Asian/African Media, Cinema
and Languages1 was held from 16-18
February 2012 at SOAS and organised by
Griseldis Kirsch. As part of a consortium
of African and Asian Studies (CAAS),
it was this year that SOAS hosted
the conference and hence most of
the participants came from CAAS
institutions. The conference attracted
academic interest not just from the
participating institutions; in the end,
over 40 participants from seven different
nations were hosted. Consequently, the
conference ran in two parallel sessions
over two of the three days and all
attracted large audiences. Rather than a
small symposium, we were able to make
this a big and international event.

All of the panels were well visited and
discussions were lively and fruitful. The
speakers mostly engaged in case studies
of how ,difference, was appropriated
when familiarity and cultural proximity
also played a vital part. Researchers
came from different fields of study and
looked at different regions, but all of
them looked at either Asia, Africa or the
Middle East, but with a distinct emphasis
on the Middle East and Japan. As the
conference was multidisciplinary, the
aspects in the discussion did not just
include questions regarding the papers,
but added to the academic debate
as sometimes theoretical concepts
were highlighted. The papers were put
in panels along regions, rather than
thematic similarities so that audiences
with interest in a particular region, but
also those interested in a particular genre
could attend. The rooms in which the
sections were held were not far apart
so that anyone interested could easily
move between the sections. The keynote
speech was given by Dr Dolores Martinez
(SOAS), who introduced the theme by
looking at various representations of
difference in Western and Japanese film.

The conference was sponsored by
the British Academy, the Great Britain
Sasakawa Foundation and the Faculty of
Languages and Cultures.

Grieldis Kirsch

Chinascape: Contemporary
Chinese Photography
12 April - 8 June 2012

SOAS, University of London

Curated by Gu Zheng, a highly recognized critic
in the field of contemporary arts, 'Chinascape:
Contemporary Chinese Photography’, was the only
exhibition of Chinese photographic art coinciding
with London Book Fair 2012. It featureed around
forty works of a number of high-profile independent
artists in China, namely Wong Fen, Feng Yan, Zhu
Hao, Liu Liyan, Wang Chuan, Zhang Xiao, He Wei,
and Jin Jiangbo. By virtue of modern photographic
technologies, these artists reflected in their work
Chinas urbanisation, the daily life of the people, the
reshaping of tradition, as well as unveiling up-and-
coming trends in contemporary Chinese culture.

The main source for the exhibition came from
Contemporary Chinese Photography, a well-
received book designed and published with joint
efforts of CYR CYPI, and Roaring Lion Media.

Yang Yongliang, "Untitled 3", 2008

Ma Liang, "Postman, No.l", 2008.

With Gu Zheng as
chief editor, this
book collects the
photographic works
of sixty well-known
contemporary
Chinese
photographers,
and is considered
the first book

in recent years that
presents the development
and achievement of
China’s contemporary
photographic art in a
systematic manner.

The lead curator of the
exhibition was Gu Zheng,
critic, historian, curator,
and Associate Prof, in the
School of Journalism at
Fudan University, Shang-
hai. Guo Guang, General
Manager and editor-in-
chief of CYPI, Wang Tao,
senior lecturer at SOAS,
and Zhang Hongxing,
curator at V&A Museum
were aU co-curators.

SOAS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON 17


CENTRE ACTIVITIES

Law, Governance and Development: The Transformation of Property
Rights in Land and Property Law in China

11-12 May 2012

SOAS, University of London

As Chair of the Centre of East Asian Law
(CEAL) at the SOAS School of Law, Dr
Tan co-directed a workshop on Law,
Governance and Development: The
Transformation of Property Rights in Land
and Property Law in China, a workshop that
was part funded by the Centre of Chinese
Studies, SOAS.

This workshop attracted eminent and early
career scholars working in institutions
in the UK and Europe, as well as from
Hong Kong and mainland China. Several
SOAS academics and research students

also participated in the workshop which Participants of the CEAL-CCS workshop in Chinese Property Rights and Land Law (SOAS, 11-12 May 2012)

addressed a range of issues arising from

the decollectivisation of rural communes, the corporatisation of state-owned enterprises, and the emergence of urban property markets
alongside legal reforms. The workshop was also pleased to welcome participants from government and industry.

Carol Tan

Centre of Chinese Studies Annual Lecture 2012

Chinas Governmentality in the Last Century: Governability, Government, and Governance
Given by Wang Shaoguang
15 May 2012

SOAS, University of London

This year’s CCS Annual Lecture took
place on 15 May 2012. It was delivered by
Professor Wang Shaoguang of the Chinese
University of Hong Kong.

Shaoguang Wang is the chairman and
a chair professor of Department of
Government b Public Administration, the
director of Universities Service Centre for
China Studies, at the Chinese University
of Hong Kong, a non-official member of
Hong Kong Governments Commission
on Strategic Development. He serves as
the chief editor of the China Review, an
interdisciplinary journal on greater China. He
studied for his LL.B. at Peking University and
his Ph.D. at Cornell University. He taught at
Tijiao High School in Wuhan from 1972-1977
and Yale University from 1990 to 2000. He
has authored and co-authored more than

Shaoguang Wang with Die Lo

20 books and numerous journal articles in
Chinese and English.

The lecture, entitled Chinas
Governmentality in the Last Century:
Governability, Government, and
Governance’,approached contemporary
China from theoretical and long-term
historical perspectives. It focused on topical
issues of state capacity, nation building,
development, and democracy.

Professor Wangs speech was followed
by questions and comments from the
enthusiastic audience. There was a wine
reception after the lecture, which provided
a good opportunity for SOAS scholars and
external visitors to have conversations with
Professor Wang.

Die Lo

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RESEARCH STUDENTS: sep 2011 aug 2012

Ruard ABSAROKA

Musicking in the Digital Age in Shanghai
Supervisor: Dr Rachel HARRIS

Niki ALSFORD

The Banka Petition: British interactions
at the session of Formosa in 1895
Supervisor: Dr Lars Laamann

Antonio BARRENTO

On the Move: Tourist Culture in China,

1900-1945

Supervisor: Dr Andrea JANKU

Eddie BERTOZZI

One Step Forward Into Reality:

Redefining the Realist Style in
Contemporary Chinese Cinema
Supervisor: Dr Rossella FERRARI#

Paul BEVAN

Manhua and Illustrated Propaganda
in Wartime China, 1927-1945
Supervisor: Prof. Michel HOCKX

Angela BECHER

China’s urban monumentality in
contemporary fiction, cinema and art
Supervisor: Dr Rossella FERRARI

Hon Man CHAN
Yazheng and Dadu Poets in
mid-Yuan China: A reappraisal of
the poetry of Yu Ji (1272-1348)

Supervisor: Dr Andrew LO
Completed Spring 2012

Isabelle CHENG

National identiy among marriage
immigrants in Taiwan
Supervisor: Dr. Dafydd Fell

Sheng-Shih CHI

Music, politics and identity in Taiwan
Supervisor: Dr Rachel HARRIS

Aristotle DY

Marginal Buddhists: Religion, Social Work,
and Cultural Identity of the Chinese in
the Philippines

Supervisor: Dr Antonello PALUMBO
Lifeng HAN

Carnival Politics: Festival Spectacle
and Ritual in Song China 960-1279 C.E.
Supervisor: Dr Andrea JANKU

HSU Hsin-wen

An Archaeological Study of the Jades from
the Tomb of the King of Nanyue Kingdom
Supervisor: Dr WANG Tao

HUANG Chia-ling
British-Qing Interaction in
19th-century Taiwan
Supervisor: Lars LAAMANN

HUANG Ching-yi
John Sparks Ltd: Art dealer and
Chinese Art in Britain, 1900-1950
Supervisor: Dr WANG Tao

Simon FORBES

British and French Missions in China
during the 1930s and 1940s
Supervisor: Dr Lars Laamann

Letizia FUSINI

Concepts of tragedy in Gao Xingjian
post-exile plays

Supervisor: Dr Rossella FERRARI

Zhongnan HUANG
Seasoned Equity offerings of
Chinese Listed Firms
Supervisor: Dr Hong BO

Pamela HUNT

Configurations of Masculinity and
Realms of Agency in Post-1989
Chinese Fiction

Supervisor: Prof. Michel HOCKX
Yin HWANG

The Depiction of War and Rebellion
in the Print and Visual Culture of
Late Qing China, 1884-1901
Supervisor: Dr Shane MCCAUSLAND

Yingquan JIANG
Financial development and
economic growth in China
Supervisor: Dr Die LO

Lin JIAO

The Practice and Representation of
the Modern Body in an Age of
Globalisation: The Chinese Custom
of Breast-Binding
Supervisor: Dr Andrea JANKU

JURGENS Valerie

The Karlbek Syndicate 1930-1935: West-
ern Trade, Collecting, and
Scholarship on Chinese Archaeology
Supervisor: Dr WANG Tao

Yin-Chen KANG
The Formation of Taiwanese
Classical Theatre: 1900-1930
Supervisor: Dr Tian Yuan TAN

Bodil KNUTS

Flight or Fight: the Nation is Lost. The
influence of a vagrant life on the notion of
J,homeM in the prose of Xiao Hong (1911-
1942) and Xiao Jun (1907-1988)

Supervisor: Prof. Michel HOCKX

WingSze Kaby KUNG
Feminism and Postfeminism in the
Work of Hong Ying and Li Bihua
Supervisor: Prof. Michel HOCKX

LEOU Chia-feng

Democratisation and Financial Governance:
The Politics of FinancialReform in Taiwan
Supervisor: Dr Dafydd Fell

Sarah LEE

A Historical Study of Female Filipino
Domestic Workers in Hong Kong,
1970-2005

Supervisor: Dr Lars Laamann
Shuk Man LEUNG

The Discursive Formation of Utopian
Imagination in New Fiction, 1902-1911
Supervisor: Prof. Michel HOCKX

Cui LI

Models of regional development
and labour absorption in China
Supervisor: Dr Die LO

Tianshuang LIANG
The Agency of Syncretism in
Modern Chinese Art: Gao Qifeng
and the New Republic
Supervisor: Dr Shane McCausland

Sau-Ping LIM

Nanyin activities in the Jinjiang
region of Fujian
Supervisor: Dr Rachel HARRIS

Hsiang-Chun Michael LIN
The Investment Behaviour of
Chinese Listed Firms
Supervisor: Dr Hong BO

LIN Yi-hsin

Tradition, Transmission and Transformation:
Art Collecting and Gentry identity of the
Pan Family in Nineteenth-century Suzhou
Supervisor: Dr WANG Tao

Man Yee LUM

Poems on drama of the eighteenth century
Supervisor: Dr Andrew LO

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RESEARCH STUDENTS: sep 2011 aug 2012

Yuanyuan MA

Cultural Conservatism in Modern China:

丁he Journal Xueherig
Supervisor: Prof. Michel HOCKX

Hector MACLENNAN

Reportage Literature of the Korean War

Supervisor: Prof. Michel HOCKX

Malcolm McNeill

Narrative Agency in 13th-14th Century
Chan Figure Painting: A Study of
Hagiography-Iconography
Text-Image Relationships
Supervisor: Dr Shane McCausland

How Wee NG

"Shaving, not Decapitating’’一Censorship
Practices of TV Drama and Film in
Contemporary China
Supervisor: Dr Rossella FERRARI

Janine NICOL

Daoxuan and the Shijia fangzhi:

The Creation of a Buddhist Sacred

Geography of China

Supervisor: Dr Antonello PALUMBO

HardinaOHLENDORF
The Construction of Taiwan Identity
in the Global Field of Taiwan Studies
Supervisor: Dr Julia Strauss

Min-YenONG

Heritage or Heresy? Safeguarding
Kunqu in China post 2001
Supervisor: Dr Rachel HARRIS

Emilio Ramos

From the Rule of Law Uncertainties to
Entrepreneurial Constraints: How China
Moves Towards Radical Innovation*
Supervisor: Dr San Zhu

Shuchi SHEN

Art, Commerce and Chinese Identities:
Remapping the Beijing Art Circle
(1911-1938)

Supervisor: Dr Shane MCCAUSLAND
YimingSHEN

Chinese Islamic text studies in the
seventeenth and eighteenth centuries:

A case study of Chinese translations of
Jamfs Persian Sufi prose
Supervisor: Prof. Bernhard Fuehrer

Longdu SHI

Buddhism and the State in Medieval Ghina:
A Case Study of the Three Persecutions of
Buddhism, 446-845
Supervisor: Dr Antonelto PALUMBO

Fion Wai Ling SO

Competition and Co-operation in
Shandong: Diederichsen, Jebsen b
Company from 1898 to 1914
Supervisor: Dr Andrea JANKU

Xiaolei SONG

Corporate Governance: A legal study on
reform of State-owned Enterprises in China
Supervisor: Sanzhu ZHU

Mei WU

Industrial policy and foreign direct
investment in Guangdong province,

China, 1978-2010
Supervisor: Dr Die LO

Tsz Wing WU

Humorous writings of the late Ming
scholar-official Wang Siren
Supervisor: Dr Andrew LO

Boying XU

Private Equity Investment in China
Supervisor: Dr Hong Bo

Zinan YAN

The poetry of the Manchu prince Yunxi
(1711-1758)

Supervisor: Dr Andrew LO
Completed Summer 2011

Sherlon C. Y. YIP

Relay translation of Ming-Qing

erotic fiction

Supervisor: Dr Andrew LO, co-supervised
with Prof. Theo HERMANS (UCL)

Cyrus Ki Yip YEE

China’s New Administration in the Inner
Asian Frontiers in the Late Qing Period,
1901-1911"

Supervisor: Dr Lars Laamann
Beibei ZHAN

Wedding Ritual in Ming Dynasty
(1368-1644 AD): Prescriptions, Practices
and the Discourse (tentative title)
Supervisor: Prof Bernhard Fuehrer

SunZHUO

The Chinese guzheng zither: 20th and
21st century transformations
Supervisor: Dr Rachel HARRIS

Lei ZHANG

Land and Private Property in the PRC:

Law and Practice of Expropriation
Supervisor: Dr. Sanzhu ZHU

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scholarly journal in its field, covering
all aspects of contemporary China
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and research reports, each issue
contains a comprehensive Book
Review section, and also a Quarterly
Chronicle, which keeps readers
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宇院

Main events organized by the London Confucius Institute (LCD
during the 2011/2012 academic session.

A.C. Graham Memorial Lectures

From 21-23 February 2012, the LCI, in partnership with the SOAS Early China
Seminar, hosted the third annual A.C. Graham Memorial Lectures in classical
Chinese philosophy. This years speaker was Prof Carine Defoort from the
University of Leuven in Belgium. Prof Defoort presented two lectures and
taught a special seminar for SOAS graduate students.

An Evening with Mo Yan

On 19 April 2012, the LCI, in partnership with the SOAS Centre of Chinese
Studies and with the British Council organized an evening event which
featured the novelist Mo Yan, the most prominent Chinese author to
participate in the 2012 London Book Fair. Mo Yan read from his work and
answered questions to an audience of well over a hundred staff, students,
and members of the general public.

Quotations Songs

On 30 May 2012, Prof. Andrew Jones of the University of California, Berkely,
presented a public lecture, sponsored by the London Confucius Institute, on
the topic of Cultural Revolution period "quotation songs," drawing a lively
mixed audience from the SOAS departments of Chinese, History, and Music.

Master Class in
Modern Chinese Culture

On 21 June 2012, Prof Kirk Denton of the Ohio State University,
who is editor of the leading peer-reviewed journal Modern Chinese
Literature and Culture, taught a master class to graduate students
from SOAS, Oxford, and Cambridge. In the evening, he gave a very
well-attended public lecture on his research into Chinese museum
culture. The event was co-sponsored by the LCI and the Oxford
Institute of Chinese Studies.

Mo Yan chats with students at the reception

A full house at the Mo Yan event

Particpants during the Master Class

The London Confucius Institute is a non profit making organisation that aims to promote Chinese language learning
and teaching and the understanding of the Chinese culture in the UK. It also endeavours to facilitate research
activities in the above areas and cultural and education exchanges between Britain and China.

Set up under an agreement between Hanban (Office of Chinese Language Council International) and SOAS,

The London Confucius Institute offers courses and
engages in various activities either independently or jointly with SOAS Language
Centre by drawing upon the expertise and resources of its partner institutions -
SOAS in London and Peking University in Beijing.

伦敦孔子学院是以促进中国语言文化在英国的传播为目的的非营利性社会公益性机构,

学院也致力于推动有关领域的研究及英中两国间的文化教育交流。

伦敦孔子学院由中国国家汉语国际推广领导小组办公室与伦敦大学亚非学院签署协议合作建设。

伦敦孔子学院借助其办学合作单位北京大学和亚非学院的资源和专长,

以独立或与亚非学院语言中心合作的方式开设有关课程并开展相关的活动。

The London Confucius Institute at SOAS, Univeristy of London

Telephone:+44 (0)20 7898 4887/4880 Email: leié“’soas.ac.uk

London Confucius Institute Events Listing: www.soas.ac.uk/lci/events

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RESEARCH & ENTERPRISE

www.soas.ac.uk/reo

Enterprise Office

Bespoke programme organised in conjunction with the Chinese Association
of Auctioneers (CAA)

In June 2011 25 senior managers and owners of Chinese auction houses came to SOAS to learn
about the UK auction house industry. The two week programme was convened by Dr Wang Tao and
organised in conjunction with the CAA, whose President Madam Zhang also attended. The first week
was spent learning from leading figures from UK auction houses and academics from SOAS. Topics
covered included contemporary
Chinese art and the Western market
as well as more practical sessions
on auction house management
and how to professionalise
services. Lecturers were enhanced
through visits to auction houses,
galleries and museums in London
whilst the second week was spent
exploring other parts of the UK.

The programme concluded with a
roundtable discussion and networking
reception attended by participants
and people working in the art and
auction markets in London. A
second group will be coming in
September 2012 to study a similar
programme with increased emphasis
on professional standard and export/
export regulations.

Leadership Summer School for the Chinese University of Hong Kong

The Enterprise Office organised a two week study programme for the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). The new partnership with
SOAS is aimed at promoting globalization and contemporary social changes as the focus of the tour. The first group of 15 students came
in July 2011 and the second group of 30 came in June
2012. SOAS will host the group again next year.

The focus was London as a global cityf and is an inte-
grated component of a two year unique credit bearing
programme at CUHK. The Leadership Development
Programme was established to nurture the leadership
potential of selected students and prepare them for the
challenges and opportunities of a new era.

With a mixture of formal lectures and visits to places
such as City Hall, The Houses of Parliament and the
Olympics site, the itinerary was designed to provide
important synergy with the emerging themes of global
awareness and community engagement in other com-
ponents of the programme. Students looked at how
globalization has transformed the politics, economy,
and culture of London. By looking at the urban develop-
ment of London, students were encouraged to assess
the future challenges and opportunities of Hong Kong
as a world city. There was a strong emphasis on social
enterprise in the second programme with presentations from A Very Good Company and Foodcycle.

Having reflected on the programme one of the students wrote "\ got to truly appreciate how diverse London is as a city, and how globalized
and different Londoners could be from one another. It was like seeing a mini globalized world with all its interactions".

Briefings for Diplomats

The Enterprise Office also prepared a bespoke briefing for the Department of Foreign Affairs in Ireland for the new Consul General for
Shanghai focusing on the historical, cultural, political and economic issues facing China. This was delivered by a range of SOAS academics
from different departments.

For information on China related programmes please contact Claire Hardesty, 020 7898 4832 / claire.hardesty@soas.ac.uk

Research Office

External Grant Applications
1 Sept 2011 -31 July 2012

Frauke Urban
Centre for Development
Environment and Policy

China goes global: A
comparative study of Chinese
hydropower dams in Africa and
Asia

Funding body: ESRC
Date Submitted: September
2011

Amount awarded: £609,424

Yuka Kobayashi
Department of Politics and
International Studies

Review of the Literature on the
Status Quo
of Muslims in China
Funding body: Qatar
Foundation

Date Submitted: October 2011
Amount awarded: £14,000

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2 SOAS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON SOAS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON 3 SOAS is a college of the University of London and the only Higher Education institution in the UK specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East. SOAS is a remarkable institution. Uniquely combining language scholarship, disciplinary expertise and regional focus, it has the largest concentration in Europe of academic sta concerned with Africa, Asia and the Middle East. On the one hand, this means that SOAS remains a guardian of specialised knowledge in languages and periods and regions not available anywhere else in the UK. On the other hand, it means that SOAS scholars grapple with pressing issues democracy, development, human rights, identity, legal systems, poverty, religion, social change confronting two-thirds of humankind. This makes SOAS synonymous with intellectual enquiry and achievement. It is a global academic base and a crucial resource for London. We live in a world of shrinking borders and of economic and technological simultaneity. Yet it is also a world in which dierence and regionalism present themselves acutely. It is a world that SOAS is distinctively positioned to analyse, understand and explain.STUDYING AT SOASThe international environment and cosmopolitan character of the School make student life a challenging, rewarding and exciting experience. We welcome students from more than 130 countries, and 50% of them are from outside the UK. The SOAS Library has more than 1.5 million items and extensive electronic resources. It is the national library the study of Africa, Asia and the Middle East and attracts scholars all over the world. SOAS oers a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees. Students can choose from more than 400 undergraduate degree combinations and from more than 100 postgraduate programmes (taught and distance learning) in the social sciences, humanities and languages with a distinctive regional focus and global relevance, taught by worldrenowned teachers in specialist faculties. SOAS is consistently ranked among the top higher education institutions in the UK and the world. In 2006 SOAS joined the top 20 European universities in the Times Higher Education Supplement rankings, and in 2007 the Guardian listed it again among the top dozen UK universities, which include other University of London colleges (UCL, LSE and King’s College) as well as Oxford and Cambridge. The international environment and cosmopolitan character of the School make student life a challenging, rewarding and exciting experience. We welcome students from more than 130 countries, and 50% of them are from outside the UK. SOAS oers a friendly, vibrant environment right in the buzzing heart of London.CONTACT USWe welcome you to become part of the SOAS experience and invite you to learn more about us by exploring our website.www.soas.ac.ukAdmissions www.soas.ac.uk/admissions/ SOAS Library www.soas.ac.uk/library/ Research www.soas.ac.uk/research/ SOAS, University of London Thornhaugh Street Russell Square London WC1H 0XG UNIVERSITIY OF L ONDON 2012 40 2011-2012 “China’s Governmentality in the Last Century: Governability, Government, and Governance” W LETTER FROM THE CHAIR Outgoing Chair (2009-2012) Dic Lo SOASAIncoming Chair (2012-2015) Tian Yuan Tan CONTENTS 3Letter from the Chair4 Centre Members: current6Members News11Announcements12Honorary Appointments13Academic Events Listing15 Centre Activities19Research Students: 2011-201221London Confucius Institute22Research & Enterprise23Join the Centre elcome to the 2011-2012 issue of the Centre of Chinese Studies (CCS) Annual Review. It is a pleasure as the chair of the Centre to present the Review to everyone concerned. The CCS is a leading academic establishment in the area of Chinese studies in the UK and indeed in Europe as a whole. The Centre has more than 40 full-time members of academic sta from almost all disciplines of language studies, humanities, and social sciences. In line with the general character of SOAS, the Centre has the reputation of intellectual excitement and achievement. In academic year 2011-2012, the CCS continued to focus its activities on research and knowledge dissemination. The Centre’s regular series of research seminars are a well-established platform for SOAS and external scholars to present their work to the academic community. The Centre’s Annual Lecture is given by distinguished invited speakers of international standing, on topics that are of interest to specialist scholars as well as to the general public. This year, the Annual Lecture was delivered by Professor Wang Shaoguang of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, on the topic ‘China’s Governmentality in the Last Century: Governability, Government, and Governance’. The Centre also organized a number of lectures, symposia and public forums in the academic year. My term as Centre Chair comes to an end in August 2012. I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all the participants in our activities over the past three years, and particularly to our administrators who have done an excellent job in organizing the activities and ensuring the smooth running of the Centre. I do believe CCS will continue to run an interesting programme of activities in academic year 2012-2013, under the leadership of the new Centre Chair. s Incoming Chair of the Centre of Chinese Studies (CCS), I would rst like to thank Dic Lo for his leadership and contribution to the Centre for the past three years. Building on the established foundation, I will strive to continue developing new activities and fostering partnerships and links between CCS and other institutions and organisations. My area of specialty is in pre-modern Chinese literature. Since joining SOAS in 2006, I have met many colleagues and students who have inspired me to new ways of thinking about China. The School demonstrates and embraces great breadth and depth in the area of Chinese Studies, covering both historical and contemporary aspects, in various departments. CCS has always been and will continue to be the interdisciplinary intellectual and cultural hub of China across the School, where minds and ideas meet. During my term as the Centre Chair, I hope to bring together people from dierent elds who are interested in China, both within and beyond SOAS. The Centre is home to over 40 academic sta and a large number of postgraduate and research students working on a wide range of topics related to China, as well as a growing number of research associates and visiting scholars. Our activities actively involve colleagues and friends from outside the School too, as CCS hopes to serve as the hub of communications, joint research, and collaborations on Chinese Studies between institutions in Asia and Europe. I welcome suggestions and comments from Centre members on how we can develop CCS together. In the coming year, I invite everyone to join me on a journey to discover China through our seminars and activities. I look forward to meeting every one of you and welcoming you into our CCS community.

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4 SOAS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON SOAS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON 5 Professor Robert F ASH Professor of Economics with reference to China and Taiwan Department of Economics ra2@soas.ac.uk Professor Timothy H BARRETT Professor of East Asian History Department of the Study of Religions tb2@soas.ac.uk Dr Hong BO Senior Lecturer in Chinese Business and Management Department of Financial and Management Studies hb22@soas.ac.uk Dr Cosima BRUNO Mellon Lecturer in Chinese Studies Department of the Languages and Cultures of China and Inner Asia cb65@soas.ac.uk Mr Ernest CALDWELL Lecturer in Chinese Law s School of Law ec24@soas.ac.uk Dr Wynn CHAO Lecturer in Linguistics Department of Linguistics wc@soas.ac.uk Dr Yan CUI Senior Lector in Chinese Department of the Languages and Cultures of China and Inner Asia yc2@soas.ac.uk Yueqin DONG Teaching Fellow Department of Financial and Management Studies yd4@soas.ac.uk Dr Dafydd FELL Senior Lecturer in Taiwanese Studies Department of Politics and International Studies df2@soas.ac.uk Dr Rossella FERRARI Lecturer in Modern Chinese Culture and Language Department of the Languages and Cultures of China and Inner Asia rf24@soas.ac.uk Professor Bernhard FUEHRER Professor of Sinology Department of the Languages and Cultures of China and Inner Asia bf3@soas.ac.uk Ms Wan Li GAO Senior Lector in Chinese Department of the Languages and Cultures of China and Inner Asia wg@soas.ac.uk Dr Enze HAN Lecturer in the International Security of East Asia Department of Politics and International Studies eh22@soas.ac.uk Dr Rachel HARRIS Senior Lecturer in Ethnomusicology Department of Music rh@soas.ac.uk Dr Nathan HILL Senior Lector in Tibetan Department of the Languages and Cultures of China and Inner Asia nh36@soas.ac.uk Professor Michel HOCKX Professor of Chinese Department of the Languages and Cultures of China and Inner Asia mh17@soas.ac.uk Dr Eunsuk HONG Lecturer in International Business & Management (China) Department of Financial and Management Studies eh19@soas.ac.uk Dr Andrea JANKU Senior Lecturer in the History of China Department of History aj7@soas.ac.uk Dr Jakob KLEIN Lecturer in Social Anthropology Department of Anthropology and Sociology jk2@soas.ac.uk Dr Yuka KOBAYASHI Lecturer in Chinese Politics Department of Politics and International Studies yk37@soas.ac.uk Dr Tat Yan KONG Reader in Comparative Politics and Development Studies Department of Politics and International Studies yk2@soas.ac.uk Dr Lars LAAMANN Lecturer in the History of China Department of History ll10@soas.ac.uk Dr George LANE Senior Teaching Fellow Department of History gl1@soas.ac.uk Dr Kevin LATHAM Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology Department of Anthropology and Sociology kl1@soas.ac.uk Dr Andrew H-B LO Senior Lecturer in Chinese Department of the Languages and Cultures of China and Inner Asia al3@soas.ac.uk Dr Dic LO Reader in Economics Department of Economics dl1@soas.ac.uk Dr Xiaoning LU Lecturer in Modern Chinese Culture and Language Department of the Languages and Cultures of China and Inner Asia xl1@soas.ac.uk Dr Shane MCCAUSLAND Senior Lecturer in the History of Chinese Art Department of the History of Art and Archaeology sm80@soas.ac.uk Dr Lukas NICKEL Reader in Chinese Art History and Archaeology Department of the History of Art and Archaeology ln2@soas.ac.uk Dr Ulrich PAGEL Reader in Language and Religion in Tibet and Middle Asia Department of the Study of Religions up1@soas.ac.uk Dr Antonello PALUMBO Lecturer in Chinese Religions Department of the Study of Religions ap47@soas.ac.uk Ms Zhaoxia PANG Lector in Chinese Department of the Languages and Cultures of China and Inner Asia zp1@soas.ac.uk Dr Stacey PIERSON Lecturer in Chinese Ceramics Department of the History of Art and Archaeology sp17@soas.ac.uk Dr Huanguang QIU Newton International Fellow Dr Lianyi SONG Principal Teaching Fellow Department of the Languages and Cultures of China and Inner Asia ls2@soas.ac.uk Dr Julia C STRAUSS Senior Lecturer in Chinese Politics Department of Politics and International Studies js11@soas.ac.uk Ms Lik SUEN Principal Lector in Chinese Department of the Languages and Cultures of China and Inner Asia lx@soas.ac.uk Professor Laixiang SUN Professor of Chinese Business and Management Department of Financial and Management Studies ls28@soas.ac.uk Dr Carol TAN Senior Lecturer in Law School of Law ct9@soas.ac.uk Dr Tian Yuan TAN Senior Lecturer in Traditional Chinese Literature and Culture Department of the Languages and Cultures of China and Inner Asia tt26@soas.ac.uk Dr Damian TOBIN Lecturer in Chinese Business and Management Department of Financial and Management Studies dt29@soas.ac.uk Ms Wai Hing TSE Assistant Librarian China, Financial and Management Studies Library and Information Service wt1@soas.ac.uk Dr Xinsheng (George) ZHANG Director of Language Centre Language Centre xz2@soas.ac.uk Dr Sanzhu ZHU Senior Lecturer in Chinese Commercial Law School of Law sz8@soas.ac.uk CENTRE MEMBERS: CURRENT Paul Webley with President Xu Xianming of Shandong University Shandong University, 2011In October 2011, I was fortunate enough to travel to China to participate in a celebration of the 110th anniversary of Shandong University and to present a paper in a Forum on Higher Education. I gave a talk on the internationalisation of Higher Education, which looked at the major trends and the key issues facing Universities as a result of internationalization: this seemed to be well received, given Shandong University’s desire to become a major player on the international stage. The University has considerable expertise in archaeology and we had fruitful discussions about pursuing collaboration in this and other areas. Other than the academic discussions, which were interesting and constructive, the trip had a number of highlights for me. Travelling on the very new high speed train from Beijing to Jinan was good fun (other than the transfer from Beijing airport to South Beijing railway terminal). The train journey was very smooth and I have never seen such clean railway tracks in my life. At the anniversary dinner I met and had a long conversation with Leroy Chiao. Leroy is a Chinese-American astronaut, a Mandarin speaker with a serious interest in and knowledge of Asian space policy and in particular the Chinese space programme. His call sign is Shandong (his ancestors came from the province) and he has an honorary doctorate from the University. I hope that sometime soon we can get him to visit SOAS. At the anniversary dinner I also met the mother of a current SOAS student, who said that her daughter had enjoyed her time at IFCELS so much she chose to stay on at SOAS to study Economics and Politics. The mother had visited the SOAS library and said simply ‘I love it’. There was also time for a little tourism. Visiting Mount Tai was enjoyable although going up by cable car didn’t seem quite right (pilgrims should clearly have to walk all the way up). The Baotu springs were amazing, beautiful and fascinating – and I was given a lesson about vortices by a Physics professor – so I learnt something as well as being delighted. And I also added to my very limited knowledge of Chinese characters – I am certainly not going to forget the character for mountain or how to pronounce it! Paul Webley Alison Surry (SOAS Publications, 1990-1998) The school is sad to announce the death of Alison Surry, on Thursday 12th July. Alison was a SOAS alumnus (BA Linguistics, 1983) and editorial assistant in the Publications section of the school from 1990 to 1998, working on The China Quarterly and Journal of African Law. She continued to copy edit The China Quarterly until her death Former China Quarterly editor David Shambaugh described Alison as "a phenomenal editor... She gave her professional life to the CQ and SOAS," while his successor Richard Louis Edmonds wrote of her "excellent service to so many of us colleagues and to the many, many authors who beneted from her editing." Stuart Schram (1924 – 2012) We regret to inform colleagues that Stuart Schram, founder Head of the Contemporary Institute at the time when the China Quarterly came under its umbrella, died peacefully on 8 July.Obiturary

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6 SOAS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON SOAS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON 7 MEMBERS NEWS CUI Yan From left: Professor Tien Hung-mao, who wrote the book's foreword, and Dafydd Fell in Taiwan Dafydd FELL PUBLICA TION Bruno, Cosima. Between the Lines: Yang Lian’s Poetry through Translation. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2012. The book illustrates how the study of translation can enhance our experience of reading poetry. Translations into English of Yang Lian’s poems provide the case study that complements and demonstrates the theoretical and methodological propositions put forward in the book. In September 2011, Cui Yan was invited to give a presentation in the Second International Teaching Chinese Symposium and the Ninth South East Asia Chinese Teaching Conference which were organized by Singapore Centre for Chinese Language of Nanyang Technological University and jointly organized by Singapore Ministry of Education, Yi An Science Institute and other teaching and learning associations and organizations (http://intcoference.scl.sg). Yan’s speech topic was “The Creation of Digital Materials”. Yan was also invited to chair a sub-discussion meeting at this conference focusing on the eld of teaching modern Chinese literature and crosscultural education in universities outside a target language country. The scholars at the confer ence came from over twenty countries and more than two hundred papers were selected. The conference took place on 8-9 in September 2011 in the Cosima BRUNO Rossella FERRARIOn 24 October 2011 Rossella Ferrari delivered the talk “The Rhizome of Exchange: Interculturalism and Inter-Asian Perfor mance”, organized by the SOAS Centre of Chinese Studies. On 16 February 2012 she was invited by the University of Leeds East Asian Research Society to speak about “Interculturalism, Transnationalism, and Chineselanguage Theatre Networks”. PUBLICA TIONS Ferrari, Rossella. “Disenchanted Presents, Haunted Pasts and Dystopian Futures: Deferred Millennialism in the Cinema of Meng Jinghui”. Journal of Contemporary China, Vol. 20, Issue 71 (September), 2011, pp. 699. Ferrari, Rossella. “Architec ture and/in Theatre from the Bauhaus to Hong Kong: Mathias Woo’s Looking for Mies”. New Theatre Quarterly, Vol. 28, Issue 1 (February), 2012, pp. 3. Conference Centre of Singapore Yi An Science Institute. On 26 January 2012, Yan was invited to give a speech at the SOAS seminar organized by SOAS Centre for Language Pedagogy (CLP). This was one of the Series of CLP Forum. Her speech topic was “Material Development – Creation and Usage of Digital Materials in Language Teaching”. She illustrated how the digitalized teaching materials had been developed and used in language teaching. The digital materials were CETL projects which were created in 2005, and have been used in language teaching since. The material which can be used free online was formally published in 2009 by CETL and SOAS (/www.lww-cetl.ac.uk/elementarychinese). This teaching production including audio, written and visual materials have been designed to meet the learners’ needs, i.e. lling in the teaching gap and developing the learners’ linguistic and communicative competence. The talk covered the following aspects: the background of the material development – why the materials are needed to be developed and what problems there had been in the actual teaching situation before the materials were produced; how the materials are designed and what the rational is in this material-production; what the characteristics are; how they have been used by the lectors and learners in the regular teaching situation and what the outcomes are after using these materials in teaching. The CLP was established to promote the teaching and learning of Asian, African and Middle Eastern languages and to support the development of teaching materials and learning resources for these languages: www.soas.ac.uk/clp Yan was invited by The International Society for Chinese Teaching (ISCT) and Chinese National Hanban (Hanban) to give a presentation at The 11th International Symposium of Teaching Chinese Language as a Foreign Language on 15, 16 and 17 in August 2012 in Xi’an China. The conference organizer was ISCT and Hanban. The theme of this year’s conference was: New Theories and Ideas on International Chinese Language Teacher Training. Over 600 hundred papers were submitted but 400 hundred papers were selected including Cui Yan’s. The topic of her presentation was “Quality and Ability of Chinese Teaching Sta in Overseas Universities”. ISCT and Hanban is the biggest organization of Teaching Chinese internationally. Every two or three years, an international symposium of teaching Chinese is organized (http://11th.shihan. org.cn) for scholars to share their information on the latest achievements and development in Chinese language teaching worldwide. This year Dafydd Fell was part of the team awarded runners up for the SOAS Director’s Teaching Prize. The other members of the team were Professor Robert Ash, Dr Monique Chu and Dr Hardina Ohlendorf. The prize was awarded in recognition of their work developing the School’s world leading Taiwan Studies teaching programme. T ALKS How has Taiwan’s democratic system been aected by the China Factor? Talk given at St Antony’s College, Oxford University conference titled ‘An Audit of Democratic Development in the Republic of China.’ 24 June, 2011 . The development of Civil Society in Taiwan.’ Talk given at the School of Contemporary China Studies, Nottingham University. 5 August, 2011. Taiwan’s 2012 Elections: Campaign, Predicted Results and Consequences. Talk given at Chatham House’s Asia Programme Roundtable on Taiwan in the Global Economy. 31 October, 2011. Dafydd spoke at the Taiwan Election Seminar held at the Wilson Center in Washington DC on 13 December, 2011. Here is the event’s videolink: www. wilsoncenter.org/event/taiwanelections-2012 He then returned to London to join a panel at SOAS the next day titled Looking Ahead to Taiwan’s Presidential and Legislative Elections. Dafydd was in Taiwan from 18 December, 2011 to 16 January, 2012 to observe its January 2012 elections. He was invited as a Visiting Researcher at the College of International Studies, Tamkang University, Taiwan. During this Taiwan visit he gave the following talks: The Development of Taiwan studies in Europe, Tamkang University, 4 January, 2012. Why is the study of Taiwanese politics so popular abroad? Graduate Institute of Political Science, National Sun Yat Sen University, 28 December, 2011, Graduate Institute of International Politics, National Chunghsing University, 5 January, 2012, College of Social Sciences, National Chengchi University on 3 January, 2012. In the nal week prior to the election he joined an international election observation group visiting party headquarters, think-tank and campaign events. He spoke at a post-election seminar on 15 January 2012 at the Institute for National Policy Research in Taipei. On his way back from Taiwan Dafydd stopped o in Washington DC to give a talk at a workshop on Taiwan’s Presidential and Legislative Elections on 17 January, 2012. This was jointly organized by the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Brookings Institute. The videolink to the event is: http:// csis.org/multimedia/video-taiwans-january-2012-presidential-and-legislative-electionspanel-one In April Dafydd visited Taiwan to attend the First World Congress of Taiwan Studies (April 26-28), at Academia Sinica. During this Taiwan trip he gave the following talks: Academic Diplomacy in Practice: The Role of SOAS in European Taiwan Studies. Talk given at the Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Aairs Training Institute, April 25, 2012 Why is the study of Taiwanese politics so popular abroad? Talk given at Taiwan’s National Central Library, April 25, 2012. Should I Stay or Should I Go? Patterns of Party Switching in Multiparty Taiwan. First World Congress of Taiwan Studies, April 26, 2012. Taiwan’s Claim to Multiculturalism before and after 2008: The Impact of Changing Ruling Parties on Immigration Policies (coauthored with Dr Isabelle Cheng, SOAS Politics). World Congress of Taiwan Studies, April 26, 2012. PUBLICA TIONS Fell, Dafydd: Government and Politics in Taiwan (London: Routledge, 2011) ‘Taiwan’s Party System in Transition: More or Less Space for Identity Politics?’ In: Schubert and Damm (eds.), Taiwanese Identity in the 21st Century: domestic, regional and global perspectives. (London: Routledge, 2011); ‘Polarization of Party Competition in the DPP Era.’ In: Ash, Garver and Prime (eds.), Taiwan’s Democracy and Future: Economic and Political Challenges. (London: Rachel HARRIS Rachel Harris co-organised the international conference ‘Musical Geographies of Central Asia’ in May 2012, hosted by SOAS and the University of London’s Institute for Musical Research, and supported by the Aga Khan Music Initiative. She presented papers at the Association for Analyzing World Music conference in Vancouver (via Skype), and at the British Forum for Ethnomusicology in Durham. She acts as consultant to the Aga Khan Music Initiative, providing the sleeve notes for the joint CD and DVD project Wu Man: Borderlands which involved the star Chinese pipa player Wu Man working with traditional musicians from across Central Asia. Rachel serves as Chair of the London Jingkun Opera Association, which is celebrating ten years of promoting Beijing and Kunqu opera in the UK with a series of workshops and public performances supported by the London Confucius Institute. Routledge, 2011); ‘Prospects for Taiwan and its Impact on Cross-Strait Relations.’ In Shambaugh (ed): Charting China’s Future: Domestic and International Challenges. (London: Routledge, 2011). ‘Taiwan: Lessons from the Asian Orphan for Nagorno Karabakh?’ Analyticon (3). (March, 2012). This was published in English, Russian and Armenian. ‘Election Season Returns to Taiwan: Prospects for Taiwan’s National Elections in 2012.’ Brookings Northeast Asia Commentary (47). ‘The 2012 campaign: the story so far.’ Taipei Times, 10 November 2011, p. 8. She continues to organise and perform with the London Uyghur Ensemble, a local group dedicated to the performance of traditional music from Xinjiang. Activities this year included a Nowruz concert in the Gasteig Theatre, Munich, and the Brunei Gallery, SOAS, and a TV programme for the BBC World Service. After concluding a busy term as Head of Department, she is conducting eldwork in Xinjiang through summer 2012. PUBLICA TION Music of Central Asia Vol. 10: Borderlands: Wu Man and Master Musicians from the Silk Route (Smithsonian Folkways, 2012) Nathan W. HILLIn September Nathan W. Hill hosted the conference ‘Bon, Shangshung, and Early Tibet’ (9-10 September 2011), which was held in celebration of 60 years of Tibetan studies at SOAS and 50 years of Bon studies in the West. The conference brought together 18 leading experts on the Bon religion and early Tibetan history, and had over 250 people in attendance. The conference was generously sponsored by the British Academy, the London Shang Shung Institute, the Kalpa Group, and the Faculty of Languages and Cultures.

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8 SOAS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON SOAS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON 9 MEMBERS NEWS Andrea JANKUNathan spent four months as a visiting researcher at LudwigMaximilians-Universitt (Munich) as a guest of the research project ‘Kingship and Religion in Tibet’ in the Institut fr Indologie und Tibetologie. Upon his return to SOAS in December he took up a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship for the project ‘Pre-history of the SinoTibetan languages: the sound laws relating Old Burmese, Old Chinese, and Old Tibetan’. During the last year Nathan has delivered invited talks at Oxford Univeristy (‘Distinguishing forms of the ablative and comparative in Classical and Old Tibetan’, April 2012), Columbia University (‘The contribution of corpus linguistics to lexicography and the future of Tibetan dictionaries’, December 2011), LMU Munich (‘The Phywa and the Dmu: comparison of two categories of gods in early Tibetan mythology’, November 2011), and a paper together with Charles Manson, also of the SOAS Tibetan programme, at the University of Vienna (‘A Gter ma of negatives: H. E. Richardson’s photographic negatives of manuscript copies of Tibetan imperial inscriptions’, October 2011). Nathan has recently published four papers: ‘Evolution of the Burmese vowel system’ in Transactions of the Philological Society (2012), ‘A note on the history and future of the ‘Wylie’ system’ in Revue d’Etudes Tibtaines (2012), ‘An inventory of Tibetan Sound Laws’ Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society (2011), and ‘Multiple origins of Tibetan o’ in Language and Linguistics (2011). Starting in September, together with Dr Ulrich Pagel (Department of the Study of Religion), Nathan will begin work on a three-year AHRCfunded research project ‘Tibetan in Digital Communication: Corpus Linguistics and Lexicography’. Michel HOCKXIn September 2011, Michel Hockx was elected President of the British Association for Chinese Studies (BACS). He will serve a three-year term. In January 2012, he was appointed interim Director of the London Confucius Institute, which is housed at SOAS. His academic activity in 2011/2012 included presenting papers on Chinese Internet literature at the annual BACS Conference in Edinburgh (Sept 2011) and at the RMMLA conference in Arizona (Oct 2011), as well as a paper on Republican-era transgressive magazines presented at the AAS conference in Toronto (Mar 2012). He also presented invited lectures on postsocialist Chinese publishing culture at the University of Nottingham (Nov 2011), at the University of Copenhagen (Dec 2011), and at Beijing Normal University (Apr 2012). PUBLICA TIONS Hockx, Michel. “Print Culture and the New Media in Postsocialist China.” In: Writing under Socialism, ed. Sara Jones and Meesha Nehru, 29-41. Nottingham: Critical, Cultural and Communications Press, 2011. Hockx, Michel. “The Literary Field and the Field of Power: The Case of Modern China.” Paragraph 35, no. 1 (2012): 49-65. the British Academy funded ‘Communicating Civilisations and Global Order’ conference at SOAS (see separate report on page 17). She continued to focus on environmental history with a presentation in German on ‘Water and Power in Chinese History’ at the Northelbian Centre for World Mission and Church World Service in Hamburg on 17 September and participation at the First Conference of the Association for East Asian Environmental History in Taipei in October 2011, where she gave a paper entitled ‘Landscapes of Production Landscapes of Consumption: Famous Views in Linfen, Then and Now.’ On 6 March she was invited as a commentator to a Workshop on Qing Economic History at the LSE. More recently, she gave a seminar paper at the University of Sussex entitled ‘The Meaning of Landscapes in North China: Historical Reections on the Nature-Culture Divide’ (26 April) and followed an invitation to give a lecture on ‘The Outsider’s Gaze: Reading Chinese Images of Disasters’ in the series ‘Imaging Disasters’ at the University of Heidelberg on 4 June. PUBLICA TIONS Janku, Andrea, Schenk, Gerrit J. and Mauelshagen, Franz, eds. Historical Disasters in Context: Science, Religion, and Politics. New York: Routledge, 2012. Yangku (Janku, Andrea), ‘’”Tianzai hu, renhuo hu”: 1928-1930 nian xibei da jihuang’ 1928-1930 , Translation of ‘From Natural to National Disaster: The Chinese Famine of 1928-1930, Zhongguo xueshu/China Scholarship, vol.9, no.2 (2011): 227-262. [Chinese translation of ‘From Natural to National Disaster: The Chinese Famine of 1928-1930.’ In: Janku/ Schenk/Mauelshagen, eds. Historical Disasters in Context: Science, Religion, and Politics. New York: Routledge, 2012, pp. 227260.] Jakob KLEINIn 2012 Jakob Klein carried out nearly two months of eldwork in Yunnan Province for a British Academy-funded project entitled ‘“Local”, “regional” or “ethnic”?: Exploring identities through rubing (milk cake) in Kunming.’ In April 2012 Jakob presented two papers in Taipei on an invitation from Academia Sinica: ‘Everyday Approaches to Food Safety in Contemporary Urban China’ (presented to the History of Hygiene Project); and ‘Constructing Dian Cuisine: Food and Place in Southwest China’ (presented at the Institute of Ethnology). Jakob has been actively promoting Chinese Studies in his work as Deputy Chair of the SOAS Food Studies Centre. The Centre’s fth Distinguished Lecture was delivered on 22 March 2012 by James L. Watson, Fairbank Professor of Chinese Society and Professor of Anthropology, Emeritus, Harvard University. The talk was entitled ‘Salt Water Margin: Red Rice, Reclamations, and Restaurateurs along the South China Coast (An Ethnographic Puzzle).’ On 19 March 2012 the eminent historian of Chinese food, Professor Franoise Sabban (Centre d’tudes sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine, EHESS, Paris), presented her paper ‘The milk issue in China: past and present’ at a two-day international symposium entitled ‘Cooking, Cuisine and Class in the Anthropology of Food Today’, a SOAS Food Studies Centre event co-organized by Jakob and Professor Anne Murcott, and funded by the SOAS Faculty of Arts and Humanities. Lars LAAMANNPUBLICA TION L.P. Laamann (ed.), Critical Readings: The Manchus in modern China (1616-2012), Leiden: Brill, 2011. [four volumes] In September Andrea Janku presented a paper on ‘The State of the Environment as a Measure of Civilisation: Of Mountains and Rivers, Soil and Trees, and the Twelfth Five-Year Plan’ at George LANE In June the “Chinese Academy of Social Sciences” together with the “Research Centre for Islamic History, Art, and Culture” and the “Organisation of Islamic Cooperation” hosted a conference on the theme of “China and the Muslim World: Encounters of Civilisations.” The congress took place in Beijing from 27 June until 30 June with the last day comprising a group visit and tour of the Great Wall of China. George Lane gave the third paper of the opening session and compared the fall of Baghdad in 1258 to the fall of Hangzhou in 1276. In 1258 the multi-ethnic, multi-cultural Chinggisid forces under Hulegu Khan besieged the Caliph of Baghdad before launching the attack which ended the Arab presence in Iran and the Arab domination of Islam. Hulegu had arrived in Iran at the invitation of the Iranians who wanted an end to the instability and chaos that had existed with military rule since the initial Chinggisid invasions of 1220. They wanted to be absorbed into the greater empire with the benets that that would bring and the besieging armies around Baghdad were joined by troops from all of Iran’s city states, the Kurds, the Shi’ites and the Armenians and Georgians. Nearly 20 years later Hangzhou surrendered peacefully and Iran and China were united under Qubilai Khan. Persian ambitions were rewarded and their support for Hulegu justied. Today evidence of the mediaeval Persian community has come to light with the appearance of 21 early 14th century tombstones belonging to a mosque built in 1281 by the Persian Ala al-Din. It is the close ties between Hangzhou and mediaeval Persia that he presented at the conference in Beijing. PUBLICA TION An account of George’s research on the Phoenix Mosque and the Persian tombstones from the Ju-jing Yuan cemetery appeared in China at the end of last year. His article was translated into Chinese. The details are: Lane, George. “The Phoenix Mosque of Hangzhou” Guanyu Yuandai Hangzhou de Fenghuangsi). In Qinghua Yuanshi , edited by Yao Dali , Nanjing: Qinghua Academy of Chinese Learning, Qinghua University, no.1, edn,. 2011 Andrew LO Andrew Lo presented a paper entitled “Hua Yue’s (?-1222) ‘Cuiwei nanzheng lu’ [Mr Cuiwei’s Journey to the South]” in Chinese at the International Conference on “Intellectuals and Culture in Periods of National Crises in China”, organised by National Central University, Taiwan, 26-30 March 2012. At the same conference, Dr Frances Wood (British Library) and Andrew gave a joint talk entitled “The Export of Culture in a Period of Social Change —The Signicance and Value of Qing Export Paintings”. He gave a lecture on “The Ming Novel” at the Arts of Asia 15001900: Islamic Middle East, South Asia and China course at the Victoria and Albert Museum, 25 June 2012. Dic LO On 18-19 December 2011, the CCS co-organised with Renmin University of China (RUC) an international conference in Suzhou, China. The conference, entitled “Regulating nance for economic development”, was an activity of a joint SOAS-RUC two-year research project, funded by the Ford Foundation, on “China’s nancial governance and economic internationalization”. Three SOAS academics (Dic Lo, Hong Bo, and Yingquan Jiang), together with another twenty international scholars, presented papers at the conference. PUBLLICA TION Lo, Dic, Alternatives to Neoliberal Globalization: Studies in the Political Economy of Institutions and Late Development, Basingstoke and London, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. Xiaoning LUXiaoning Lu participated in an international research project on “The Overseas Life-Writing of Modern Chinese Figures” led by Shanghai Jiaotong University Centre of Life Writing and funded by China’s National Social Sciences Grant. Shane MCCAUSLANDShane McCausland published and submitted papers, and participated in various scholarly gatherings. In Taipei in December 2011, at National Taiwan University, he gave a conference paper on the appropriation of Baroque visual perspective in Qianlong era painting and printing. At the University of Michigan in February 2012 he contributed a paper on gure painting to a conference entitled ‘Room for Another View’ about on China’s art history in global perspective. The paper is forthcoming in a Blackwell Companion to Chinese Art. In May he spoke about Chinese calligraphy in Mongol Yuan China at a symposium hosted by CRASSH, University of Cambridge, in honour of Wu Hung. In June he hosts a study day on Chinese paintings at SOAS, organised with the British Museum and Christie’s Education, in conjunction with the British Museum special exhibition, Modern Chinese Ink Paintings. He was also a consultant to the director John Mullan for ‘Cash in China’s Attic: A Culture Show Special’, presented by Andrew Graham-Dixon and broadcast on BBC2 TV in January 2012. He is on sabbatical during 2012-13, writing a general study of Yuan culture to appear from Reaktion Books.

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10 SOAS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON SOAS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON 11 MEMBERS NEWSWith generous sponsorship from Christies, Stacey Pierson organized a Study Day on New Research in Chinese Ceramics which took place at SOAS on 24 May 2012. This was designed to introduce current students and members of the public to Zhaoxia PANGZhaoxia Pang presented her paper at British Chinese Language Teaching Society International Symposiums in University of Cardi in 2010. Her paper was selected for publication in Applied Chinese Language Studies III Innovations in Teaching and Learning Chinese as a Foreign Language. London: Sinolingua London Ltd. pp: 32-39, June 2012. Laixiang Sun is the current President of Chinese Economic Association (UK/EUROPE) during 2012-13. Laixiang organised the 23rd Chinese Economic Association (UK) and 4th Chinese Economic Association (Europe) Annual Conference, The Chinese Way of Economic Reform and Development in the Context of Globalization which was co-organized by Department of Financial & Management Studies (DeFiMS) and Centre of China Studies (CCS), SOAS, University of London and Peking University Alumni Association in the UK. PUBLICA TIONS Shane McCausland, ‘Copying and transmitting, knowledge and nonsense: From the Great Encyclopaedia to the Book from the Sky’. In Nick Pearce & Jason Steuber (eds), Original Intentions: Essays on Production, Reproduction and Interpretation in the Arts of China. Gainsville: University Press of Florida, 2012. Shane McCausland, ‘Chen Hongshou and his Workshop’. In Jerome Silbergeld et al. (eds), Bridges to Heaven: Essays on East Asian Art in Honor of Wen C. Fong, pp 16382. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2011. Stacey PIERSONthe latest work in the eld, and the most prominent specialists working in the UK. Prior to this she presented a paper at the annual Association for Asian Studies Hong Kong conference on the subject of the Terracotta Army in the 21st Century in March 2012. Laixing SUN Carol TANPRESENT A TIONS ‘Man and Land: Early interference in the traditional land system in Kedah under the Light Administration’, International Conference On The Legal Histories Of The British Empire, National University Of Singapore, July 2012. ‘The Shadow of Colonialism: Britishinspired courts in Southeast Asia’, Graduate Institute Of Southeast Asian Studies And Centre Of Southeast Asian Studies, National Chi-Nan University, Taiwan, June 2012. ‘The Shadow of Colonialism: Britishinspired courts in Asia’, programme for Courts in East Asia and Legal Transplant, International Conference on News Perspectives in East Asian Studies, Institute Of Advanced Studies In Humanities And Social Sciences, National Taiwan University, Taipei, June 2012. ‘Colonial Public Health Laws and the Making of a European Summer Resort in North China’, London Legal History Seminars And Institute Of Advanced Legal Studies seminar on Imperial Encounters: colonialism and the law from the eighteenth century to the twentieth century, May 2012. ‘Hugh Hickling’s nonacademic writings’, Workshop on Law and Society in Malaysia, Centre For Asia Pacic Initiatives, University Of Victoria, July 2011. Carol Tan is also Chair of the Centre of South East Asian Studies (CSEAS) at SOAS and events in the past 12 months included an ASEAN-China Economics Workshop in the autumn of 2011. PUBLICA TIONS Tan, Carol GS, ‘Sans liaison ferroviaire: Wei-hai Wei et le Chinese Labour Corps’, in Li Ma (ed), Des Travailleurs Chinois dans la Grande Guerre (Paris: CNRS Editions), pp 55-68 Tan, Carol GS, ‘Colonial Cleansing: laws for a summer resort in China’, (2012) International Review of Law, vol. 1, published at http://www.qscience.com/ toc/irl/2012, (2012:7). Tan, Carol GS, ‘Nesting the taxonomy in the remedial: re-examination of promissory terms’, Northern Ireland Law Quarterly, 62: 321-334 In 2011, Tian Yuan Tan was awarded a British Academy Small Research Grant for a new project on “Entertaining the Emperor: Elite Playwrights and Court Theatre in EighteenthCentury China.” In April 2012, his forthcoming book, An Anthology of Critical Studies on Tang Xianzu in Western Scholarship (co-edited with Xu Yongming, Zhejiang University), received a Harvard-Yenching Institute Publication Grant. He visited Sapienza University of Rome in July 2012 for research collaboration and preparation of a book manuscript on emotions in Peony Pavilion, supported by a Strategic Research Funding Grant from the Faculty of Languages and Cultures. T ALKS “Spectators and Spectacles in Qing Court Theatre,” presented at the Institute for Chinese Studies Seminar Series, University of Oxford, 17 November 2011. “Visuality in Court Theatre during the Qianlong Era.” (in Chinese) presented at the International Conference on “Visual Culture in the Era of Emperor Qianlong”, organised by National Taiwan University, 15-16 December 2011. PUBLICA TION Tan, Tian Yuan. “Reections on the Study of Court Theatre in Late Imperial China”, in Ming Qing gongtingshi xueshu yantaohui lunwenji (Volume 1), ed. Palace Museum (Beijing: Jijincheng chubanshe, 2011), 467-477. Tian Yuan TANChinese New Year of Dragon at SOASOn 27 January 2012, organized by BA Chinese year three students and their course teachers, joined by BA Chinese year one students as well as many other students and sta at SOAS, a Chinese New Year celebration party took place at SOAS. Special guests included Director of London Confucius Institute Professor Michel Hockx and many SOAS teachers and sta. Amid the colourful traditional Chinese decorations in the lecture hall G2, the performances on the stage were both stylistic and dynamic: Chinese singing and dancing, Chinese music, Chinese songs, Chinese poems, Chinese talk shows, Chinese quiz, Chinese Kongfu, to name a few. The event was not only a celebration of the Chinese New Year but also a demonstration of the achievements of our students and an inspiration to all those who would like to know more about China. “I am deeply impressed by the language competence of the students as well as the quality of the show. It is really amazing!” said Ms Huiying Huang, a Chinese language specialist from Beijing Language and Culture University. The youngest audience in this event, Michel’s little son of seven also promised to continue working hard on leaning Chinese. This celebration marks the third event since it started in 2010. Thanks to the voluble support from London Confucius Institute, we hope there will be many more in the years to come. Zhaoxia Pang On 13 February 2012 Nathan Hill hosted a visit of four scholars from Tibet who run a traditional Tibetan hospital, museum, and research institute. Dr Dorje (Senior Tibetan medical doctor and currently the director of Tsongon (Qinghai) Provincial Tibetan Medical Research Institute), Dr O Tsokchen (One of the leading experts on Tibetan Medicine today and currently Professor and President of Tsongon University Tibetan Medical College, President of Tsongon Provincial Tibetan Medical Hospital and the Director of Tsongon Tibetan Culture Museum), Tsem Gonthar (Vice director of the Tsongon Tibetan Culture Museum) and Dr Ba Dolma (Professor of epidemiology, specializing in laboratory experimentation).Meeting the Media On 17 May 2012, a team of 4 from Hunan TV station in China visited SOAS, University of London. Hunan TV station has successfully organised Chinese Bridge Competition for several years and This TV programme has become one of the most popular TV programmes in China with millions of viewers. Due to the successful performance of SOAS contestants in the last two years’ Chinese Bridge Competition, Hunan TV came to SOAS to shoot video clips for the 11th Chinese Bridge Competition due in the summer of 2012. These video clips will provide Chinese viewers further knowledge of SOAS, which has nourished such outstanding students. Students from Chinese department enthusiastically joined the activity. Alec Odahara, SOAS year-four undergraduate, the second prize winner of the 10th Chinese Bridge competition in 2011, voluntarily accompanied the team during their stay in London. Professor Michel Hockx, director of London Confucius institute, extended welcome to the team and provided timely support to facilitate the team’s visit at SOAS. “It is another good example of how the department and the LCI can work together” to prompt Chinese language teaching and learning as well as the reputation of SOAS, said Professor Hockx. Two of SOAS students, Owen Sebastian Churchill and Maximilian Christopher Sleigh-Parrott were selected to join in the Chinese Bridge competition this summer on behalf of U.K. universities. We wish them the best luck in the competition. For detailed reports of the achievements of SOAS students in the previous Chinese Bridge Competitions, please log on: www.soas.ac.uk/news/newsitem75395.html www.soas.ac.uk/news/newsitem67282.html www.soas.ac.uk/news/newsitem60498.html www.soas.ac.uk/news/newsitem70731.html Zhaoxia Pang ANNOUCEMENTSThe visitors donated 90 books to the SOAS library. After more than 25 years at SOAS, Senior Lecturer Dr Wang Tao is relocating to New York, to head the Department of Chinese Art at Sotheby’s. Tao was Chair of the Centre of Chinese Studies from 2005-2008. A reception took place on Thursday, 5 July and was attended by SOAS colleauges and members of the art community, all who were sad to see him go.

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12 SOAS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON SOAS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON 13 Professorial Research AssociatesProfessor Renzo CAVALIERI LLB(MILAN) Professor Anthony DICKS BA LLB MA (CANTAB) Professor Stefan FEUCHTWANG PHD(LONDON) Professor Michael PALMER LLB(CANTAB) BSC(ECON) MA LLD(LONDON)Research AssociatesDr Xiangqun CHANG MA BA(CHINA) PHD(CITY) Mr Jonathan FENBY BA(OXON) Mr John GITTINGS MA(OXON) Dr Ian SECKINGTON BA(LEEDS) MSC PHD(LONDON Dr Frances WOOD BA(PEKING) PHD(LONDON) Dr WANG Tao BA(YUNNAN) PHD(LONDON)Visiting ScholarsDr Makato ITO PHD(KYOTO) University of Nagasaki 14 September 2011 – 13 September 2012 Dr Guangbin LIN MA BA(NORTHWEST) PHD(RENMIN) China Institute for Actuarial Social Science (CIAS) 1 January – 30 June 2012 Dr Changyong LIU Chongqing University of Technology and Business 1 October 2011 – 30 September 2012 HONORARY APPOINTMENTS Xiangqun CHANGDuring the academic year 2011-12 Xiangqun Chang continued work on the project, as a Co-PI, 'Comparative Studies on the New Migrants from BRIC counties in America, Australia, Japan and the UK' (2009-13). She co-organised three academic events with Chinese publishers at the London Book Fair. She is also co-organising two forums. They are the 5th International Forum for Contemporary Chinese Studies (IFCCS5) in August and International Forum on Cross-strait studies the 20th anniversary of the consensus” in December. Xiangqun gave seminars at the following institutes: Utrecht University, 22-23 June; Department of Sociology, Tsinghua University, 9th July; Institute of Sociology, Chinese Academy of Social Science (CASS), 11th July; she will give talks in the following conference/forums: the 8th annual conference of social networks and relationship management research-Social management innovation and corporate social responsibility, Tsinghua University, China, 6-8 July; the IFCCS5, Beijing, 8-9 August; Resourcefulness, relationships and Chinese management thoughts, Shih Hsin University, Taiwan, 2-4 November, International Forum on Cross-strait studies, LSE, 13/14 December (date tbc). Xiangqun’s dialogue with Gary Hamilton on Fei Xiaotong, entitled 'China and World Anthropology', has been published in Anthropology Today, No.6, 2011. She also helped to publish the online journal Bijiao: China in comparative perspective book review (CCPBR), No.2, 2012. She submitted a book Study of Fei Xiaotong's theories and restudies on Kaixiangong Village (in Chinese), which will be published by the Social Science Academic Press in 2013. As one of the co-editors, Xiangqun is editing Professor Fei Xiatong’s conference proceedings (both Chinese and English editions), due to be published by Airit Press in 2013. LIN Guang Bin Lin Guang Bin’s research interest is Reshaping the Development Model in Chinese Economic Transformation. He wrote two papers during his academic visit to SOAS. During his six month stay, the CCS invited highly-regarded academics to present their working papers in the weekly seminar series, as well as organises many interesting workshops. These create and diversity valuable opportunities to experience high quality research. Lin Guang Bin attended many seminars and talks hosted by the centre. Lin Guang Bin participated in four workshop and international confences inlcuding "The Workshop and Book Launch -The Political Economy of China: A Long Run Perspective from the Qing Empire to the Present Regime"and "Law, Governance and Development: The Transformation of Property Rights in Land and Property Law in China" and " Oxford Forum on China and the World Economy". PUBLICA TIONS Lin Guang Bin, “Reshape of China Economic Development Mode :Based on Demographic Structure and Pattern of Ownership ”, Economic Theory and Business Management, 2012, 32(4):24-32. Lin Guang Bin, “Reections on the Microeconomic Basis for Soft Budget Constraint in the Market Economy”, China Economist, 2012,1: 68-77. Lin Guang Bin, “Reections on the Microeconomic Basis for Soft Budget Constraint in the Market Economy”, China Economist, 2012,1: 5-17. Lin Guang Bin, “Reshape of China Economic Development Mode:Based on Industry structure”, forthcoming. Stephan Feuchtwang formally retired from the LSE Anthropology Department and was immediately re-employed as part-time teacher and as convener of a work program in a large EU project on urbanization in China. He was also awarded ‘Emeritus’ professorial status. His project on urbanization concerns governmental ‘community’ formation and residents’ self-organisation and place-making. Field research will be completed in 2013. His project on comparative civilization with Professor Mike Rowlands at UCL continues. He published ‘Chinese civilization in the present’ The Asia Pacic Journal of Anthropology 13: 2 2012 pp 112-127 and contributed a paper ‘Chinese Civilisation in Comparative Perspective: some markers’ to a conference on Anthropology and Civilizational Analysis: Eurasian explorations at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology at Halle, in June 2012. He also gave a keynote speech ‘What have wenming and wenhua done to Chinese civilization (hua)?’ to the Hong Kong Association of Asian Studies in March 2012. Stephan FEUCHTWANGMichael Palmer is a former Chair of the SOAS Centre of Chinese Studies and Centre of East Asian Law, and is currently Dean, Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Research and Global Development, and Director, Cheung Kong Centre for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution, STU Law School, in Shantou, China. He is also Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of London, and a Research Professor in both the CCS and the Law School here at SOAS, as well as at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. Within China he is also Visiting Professor of Law at Renmin Daxue (People’s University, Beijing) Xinan Zhengfa Daxue (Southwest University of Political Science and Law, Chongqing) and Xiamen Daxue (Amoy University). In February 2012 he was appointed to the Standing Review Board on the Humanities and Social Sciences Panel of the Research Grants Council (RGC) within the University Grants Committee of Hong Kong (UGC). In March 2012 he was appointed as a Special Advisor to the newly established Shanghai Commercial Dispute Resolution Centre. In June 2012 he was appointed a Special Advisor to the Shenzhen International Court of Arbitration. T ALKS 28-30 October, 2011: Chair Judge at National Legal English Contest in Beijing 3 March, 2012: ‘The Ombudsman and Financial Disputes’, paper presented at the Shanghai Commercial Dispute Resolution Centre’s ‘Shanghai-Hong Kong Mediation Conference’, Shanghai, PRC. 12-14 April, 2012: ‘Opening Address’ and presented a paper on ‘The Ombudsman in Comparative Perspective’, at the International Conference held at Shantou University with Xiamen and Kobe Michael PALMERUniversities on ‘ADR and Legal Practice in Comparative Perspective’. 25 May, 2012: Chaired Panel Session and presented Paper (‘Reforming Legal Education Transsystemically’), “Part III: Possible Areas of Collaboration: Law and Legal Services”, at the Governance in Asia Research Centre (GARC) Forum entitled “Achieving Mutual Gains in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau Collaboration: Qianhai, Hengqin and Beyond”, City University of Hong Kong. 7 June, 2012: University of Navarra, Spain, Public Lecture on ‘Family Mediation the Mediation of Family Disputes in Contemporary China’ 6 July, 2012: Public Lecture: “Globalising Legal Education in China,” Michael Palmer, Yonsei University Law School, Korea. PUBLICA TIONS Michael Palmer & Simon Roberts: Dispute Processes: ADR and the Primary Forms of Decision Making, second edition translated published in Chinese by Peking University Press, 2011). Jiufen Jiejue de Guocheng: ADR yu Jueding Xingcheng de Zhuyao Xingshi “Rethinking Children’s Rights and Interests?: Economic Reform, Social Protection and Legal Culture in Post-Mao China,” Journal of Comparative Law, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp.220240 (2011), in “Using Legal Culture”, Special Issue of the JCL, 2011, Guest Editor: David Nelken) “China: Bringing the Law Back In,” in Elaine Sutherland (ed.), The Future of Family and Child Law, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. Gary Tiedemann presented papers at several international conferences, including the Colloquy ‘Europe as the Other: External Perspectives on European Christianity’, held at the Institute of European History, Mainz, Germany, 1-3 September 2011; the International Academic Conference on Taiwan Church History, held at National Central University, Jhongli City, Taiwan (R.O.C.), 2-3 December 2011; the conference on ‘Manuscripts, Reminiscence, Locations and Interpretation: New Perspectives on Chinese-Western Cultural Exchange and Christianity in Northeast China’, held at Changchun, 26-29 April 2012; and the 2012 Yale-Edinburgh Group on the History of the Missionary Movement and World Christianity Meeting, ‘Religious Movements of Renewal, Revival, and Revitalization in the History of Missions and World Christianity’, held at the University of Edinburgh, 28-30 June 2012. In February 2012, Gary took up his appointment as rstclass professor in the School of History and Culture, Shandong University, with particular responsibility for developing an international research programme at the newly established Center for Boxer Movement Studies (Yihetuan yundong yanjiu zhongxin). He is currently working on a comprehensive bibliography of Western writings on the Boxer Movement and the Boxer War of 1900. PUBLICA TIONS In the summer of 2011 his monograph was published in China: Di Deman [R G Tiedemann], Huabei de baoli he konghuang: Yihetuan yundong qianxi Jidujiao chuanbo he shehui chongtu [Violence and Fear in North China: Christian Missions and Social Conict on the Eve of the Boxer Uprising] (Nanjing: Jiangsu renmin chubanshe, 2011), with a second print-run in November 2011. Other publications include: Tiedemann, R G, “Comity Agreements and Sheep Stealers: The Elusive Search for Christian Unity Among Protestants in China”, International Bulletin of Missionary Research 36.1 (January 2012), pp. 3-8 Tiedemann, R G, “Foreign Missionaries, Chinese Christians and the 1911 Revolution”, Tripod 31 (Hongkong, Autumn 2011), pp. 12-34; with Chinese version on pp. 13-30. A German translation was published as Tiedemann, R G, “Auslndische Missionare, chinesische Christen und die Revolution von 1911”, China heute 31.1 (Sankt Augustin, Germany, 2012), pp. 47-56. Gary TIEDEMANN

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14 SOAS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON SOAS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON 15 5-7 September 2011 Conference Vth International Forum on World Civilisations Communicating Civilisations and World Order Keynote speakers included: Prof. Harry Harootunian, Prof. Prasenjit Duara, Prof. Yao Jiehou, Dr. Paul Bowman and Dr. Franz Mauelshagen Autumn T erm10 October 2011 Dr Rachel Harris (SOAS) Dwarfs, Men, and Women who act like Monkeys’: editing a volume on gender in Chinese music--------------------17 October 2011 Dr Dic Lo (SOAS) Rethinking Chinese nance--------------------24 October 2011 Dr Rossella Ferrari (SOAS) The Rhizome of Exchange: Interculturalism and Inter-Asian Performance Networks--------------------14 November 2011 Dr Lars Laamann (SOAS) Demon possession and exorcism in early 20th-century China--------------------21 November 2011 Dr Meining Yan (Shantou University, China) Criminal Defamation in the New Media Environment – The Case of PRC--------------------28 November 2011 Professor Christine Wong (Oxford) Reforming Public Finance for the Harmonious Society in China: How Far across the River?--------------------5 December 2011 Dr Duo Qin (SOAS) Is China’s Currency Substantially Undervalued?--------------------12 December 2011 Dr Kevin Latham (SOAS) New Media and Subjectivity in China: Problematising the Public Sphere Winter T erm16 January 2012 Dr Bingqin Li (LSE) Party Reinvention and Social Welfare Reform in China--------------------23 January 2012 Dr Bingchun Meng (LSE) Mediated citizenship: political discussions on the Chinese Internet--------------------30 January 2012 Dr Xioning LU (SOAS) Rethinking Myth on the Left: A Case Study of Chinese Socialist Musical Third Sister Liu--------------------6 February 2012 Dr Vanesa Pesqu Cela (KCL) The Political Economy of Public Goods Provision in Rural China--------------------20 February2012 Dr Anna Lora-Wainwright (Oxford) Learning to live with pollution: the making of environmental subjects in a Chinese industrialised village--------------------27 February2012 Prof Xinzhong Yao (KCL) Problems with Chinese religion--------------------5 March 2012 Dr Kun-chin Lin (Cambridge) The Asian Highway Network: the transmission of Chinese power via transport connectivity in Asian sub-regions--------------------12 March 2012 Dr Cosima Bruno (SOAS) The Public Life of Contemporary Chinese Poetry in English TranslationSpring T erm23 April 2012 Tim Luard (Author) The Christmas Day Escape From Hong Kong, 1941: Diaries, Letters And Personalities ACADEMIC EVENTS: SEP 2011-AUG 2012 11 12 May 2012 Workshop Law, Governance and Development: The Transformation of Property Rights in Land and Property Law in China Speakers included: Carol Tan, Ting Xu, Alison Clarke, Jane Henderson, Tim Murphy, Yong Q Han, Zhang Lei, Jing Bian, Ting Xu, Emilio Ramos and others 9 & 10 September 2011 Symposium Co-hosted with the London Shangshung Institute Bon, Shangshung, and Early Tibet Keynote addresses by Prof. Namkhai Norbu (Universit di Napoli L’Orientale), Prof. Samten Karmay (Centre de recherche sur les civilisations de l’asie orientale, CNRS Paris), and H.E. Tenzin Namdak (Triten Norbutse Monastery) 19 April 2012 An evening with Mo Yan Part of the London Book Fair 2012 Co-hosted with the London Confusius Institute 15 May 2012 Centre of Chinese Studies Annual Lecture Wang Shaoguang China’s Governmentality in the Last Century: Governability, Government, and Governance 12 April 2012 Reception for the Chinascape: Contemporary Chinese Photography Curated by Gu Zheng Landscape Art: Past and Present In collaboration with Asian Art in London 4 November 2011 Roundtable Discussion 5 November 2011 Symposium Speakers included: Xu Longsen (Artist), Wang Tao (SOAS), Shane McCausland (SOAS), Li Xiaoshan, Angelo Capasso (Art critic, Rome), Yang Xiaoneng (Stanford University), Li Xiaoshan (Nanjing Institute of Fine Art), and many moreSeminar SeriesAn unusual combination of student initiative, academic cooperation and generous funding from the British Academy made it possible to host the 5th International Forum on World Civilisations at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. The Forum was started by the Centre for Comparative Studies of World Civilisations of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences together with the Institute of Cultural Studies of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences and the School of Foreign Languages and Cultures of Nanjing Normal University. The conference held at SOAS brought senior scholars from China and advanced research students and academics from across the world together to engage in two days of lively and diverse debates about the possibilities and modes of crosscivilizational communication. Conference participants presented a total of 32 papers that dealt with theories of civilisation, modes of national self-representation, questions of belief, and environmental issues, to address the big questions of how world order is established and how ideas of civilisation can both help and hinder communication. Oering reections on the past and Yao Jiehou, one of the keynote speakers CENTRE ACTIVITIESIn 1950 SOAS, University of London became the rst institution of higher education in the United Kingdom to host a permanent academic position in Tibetan studies. In 1960, when Bonpo monks came to SOAS under the auspices of a Rockefeller grant, SOAS became the rst institution of higher education in the West to prominently engage in research on the Bon religion. The conference ‘Bon, Shangshung, and Early Tibet’ (9-10 September 2011) was held in the Brunei Gallery in celebration of these two anniversaries. The Bon religion of Tibet sees itself as the region’s pre-Buddhist religion, originating from the kingdom of Shangshung in what is now western Tibet. The earliest Tibetan documents preserved at Dunhuang mention both Bon and Shangshung, but these Namkhai Norbu Dominic Kennedy (Academic director of the London Shangshung Institute) and Deligeer Borjigin (Professor at Inner Mongolia University)Communicating Civilisations and World Order 5-7 September 2011 SOAS, University of LondonBon, Shangshung, and Early Tibet9-10 September 2011 SOAS, University of Londonseeking insight into possible futures, the conference addressed some of the most pressing concerns of our rapidly globalising world. The Centre of Chinese Studies sponsored the keynote lecture by Prasenjit Duara from the National University of Singapore who spoke about ‘Sustainability and the Crisis of Transcendence: The Long View from Asia.’ Further keynote lectures introducing the dierent thematic sections were delivered by Harry Harootunian (New York University), whose lecture was entitled ‘Area Studies and Memories of Underdevelopment,’ Yao Jiehou (CASS) who presented his ‘Observations on Communication across Civilisations: A Discourse from the Perspective of Intercultural Philosophy,’ Franz Mauelshagen (Institute of Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Essen) who spoke about ‘Communicating Climate Change,’ and Paul Bowman (Cardi University) who concluded the conference with a thoughtprovoking and entertaining visual essay on Hong Kong movies. The conference started o with an evening reception featuring the jazz band ‘Last Mango in Paris’ who oered a tailormade programme with lyrics squarely addressing the themes of the conference. Setting the tone for the days ahead, the event contributed to ensuring that the heavy-weight academic discussions took place in an atmosphere of lively exchange and friendly criticism. Whilst ambitious in its scope and objectives, the cordial and warm nature of proceedings provided an important overall coherence to the conference, making it a rewarding experience for everybody involved. Andrea Janku and Matthew Phillips documents can be dicult to date and even harder to interpret. The conference brought together 18 of the world’s most prominent researchers of the Bon religion and early Tibet. Delegates attended from Canada, China (PRC), France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Nepal, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, the UK, and the US. Professor Tsering Thar from the Central University for Nationalities (China, PRC) transported with him over sixty volumes of rare Bonpo texts as a donation to the SOAS library. The conference featured three keynote addresses by Prof. Namkhai Norbu (Universit di Napoli L’Orientale), Prof. Samten Karmay (Centre de recherche sur les civilisations de l’asie orientale, CNRS Paris), and H.E. Tenzin Namdak (Triten Norbutse Monastery). Two of the speakers, Samten Karmay and Tenzin Namdak, were among the Bonpo monks who came to SOAS in 1960. Namkhai Norbu rst arrived in Italy under the same programme. In addition to his academic carreer he is the founder and director of the Internaltional Shang Shung Institute, and recently founded the London Shang Shung Institute. Over 250 people attended the conference, which was generously sponsored by the British Academy, the London Shangshung Institute, the Kalpa Group, and the Faculty of Languages and Cultures (SOAS). 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16 SOAS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON SOAS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON 17 CENTRE ACTIVITIESLandscape Art Past and Present 4-5 November 2011 SOAS, University of London‘Mountains and Water’ was an exhibition of Shanshui, or landscape art, including a series of Xu Longsen’s smaller works on paper. The highlight was an 8.5mtr high installation piece entitled “Shanshui Totem” specially created for the exhibition. This was a unique experiment with the Shanshui art form. It oered new visual excitement to modern viewers, as well as posing a challenge for art historical interpretations in the 21st century. Xu Longsen was born in Shanghai in 1956. His Shanshui art is forceful and unrestrained, candid and broad-minded. By applying the ne technique of ink and brush on a vast scale, Xu Longsen not only attempts to breathe new life into the essential characteristics of Chinese Shanshui painting, but also challenges -the dynamics of modern display spaces and conventional conceptions of landscape art. To the modern viewer, there is a mysterious and positive energy owing through the black ink and white paper—as a landscape is reborn.Mountains and Water: An exhibition of landscape paintings by Xu Longsen1 November 17 December 2011 The Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University of LondonXu Longsen’s ‘Mountains and Water’ brought one of the most creative Chinese artist’s work to London for the rst time. On 4-5 November 2011 ‘Rebirth of Landscape’ was held in SOAS, University of London. Co-sponsored by SOAS, the National Art Museum of China and Asian Art in London, the event included a halfday round-table discussion and a one-day international symposium. In the afternoon of 4 November invited scholars, experts and journalists participated in the round-table discussion held in the publishers former residence of British poet and playwright, T. S. Eliot. In the discussion presided over by Dr Wang Tao, Senior SOAS and Jan Stuart, director of the Asian Division of the British Museum, the attendees shared their opinions of Xu Longsen’s giant landscape paintings. They also intensively discussed the international identity of Chinese landscape art and whether the global context and contemporary public space had created an opportunity for the third evolution of landscape paintings. The attendees included Roderick Whiteeld, Chinese expert from the University of London, Shao Dazhen from Central Academy of Fine Arts, China, Shane MaCausland from the School of Oriental and African Studies, poet Yang Lian, Shelagh Vainker from the University of Oxford, Jiang Jiehong from the University of Birmingham, Italian critic Angelo Capasso, Richard Vinograd from Stanford University, Yang Xiaoneng from Stanford University, artist Xu Longsen, Li Xiaoshan from Nanjing University of Art, Wang Yuechuan from Beijing University, French curator Xing Xiaozhou, Zhang Hongxing from The Victoria and Albert Museum, Juliane Noth from the Free University of Berlin, Sajid Rizvi from Saron Books, The editor Janet McKenzie from the magazine of International Studio, gallery director Michael Goedhuis and Li Jing from Beyond Art Space of Beijing. On 5 November a series of keynote speeches were delivered as part of the symposium, Landscape Art Past and Present which aimed to discuss the tradition of landscape art in China and to compare it to other traditions of the world. The symposium was attended not only by academics and students but also by members of the art community from Britain, Continental Europe and as far aeld as the USA. The conference ‘Making a Dierence – Representing/Constructing the Other in Asian/African Media, Cinema and Languages’ was held from 16-18 February 2012 at SOAS and organised by Griseldis Kirsch. As part of a consortium of African and Asian Studies (CAAS), it was this year that SOAS hosted the conference and hence most of the participants came from CAAS institutions. The conference attracted academic interest not just from the participating institutions; in the end, over 40 participants from seven dierent nations were hosted. Consequently, the conference ran in two parallel sessions over two of the three days and all attracted large audiences. Rather than a small symposium, we were able to make this a big and international event. All of the panels were well visited and discussions were lively and fruitful. The speakers mostly engaged in case studies of how ‘dierence’ was appropriated when familiarity and cultural proximity also played a vital part. Researchers came from dierent elds of study and looked at dierent regions, but all of them looked at either Asia, Africa or the Middle East, but with a distinct emphasis on the Middle East and Japan. As the conference was multidisciplinary, the aspects in the discussion did not just include questions regarding the papers, but added to the academic debate as sometimes theoretical concepts were highlighted. The papers were put in panels along regions, rather than thematic similarities so that audiences with interest in a particular region, but also those interested in a particular genre could attend. The rooms in which the sections were held were not far apart, so that anyone interested could easily move between the sections. The keynote speech was given by Dr Dolores Martinez (SOAS), who introduced the theme by looking at various representations of dierence in Western and Japanese lm. The conference was sponsored by the British Academy, the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation and the Faculty of Languages and Cultures. Grieldis KirschMaking a Dierence – Representing/Constructing the Other in Asian/African Media, Cinema and Languages16-18 February 2012 SOAS, University of LondonCurated by Gu Zheng, a highly recognized critic in the eld of contemporary arts, ‘Chinascape: Contemporary Chinese Photography’, was the only exhibition of Chinese photographic art coinciding with London Book Fair 2012. It featureed around forty works of a number of high-prole independent artists in China, namely Wong Fen, Feng Yan, Zhu Hao, Liu Liyan, Wang Chuan, Zhang Xiao, He Wei, and Jin Jiangbo. By virtue of modern photographic technologies, these artists reected in their work China’s urbanisation, the daily life of the people, the reshaping of tradition, as well as unveiling up-andcoming trends in contemporary Chinese culture. The main source for the exhibition came from Contemporary Chinese Photography, a wellreceived book designed and published with joint eorts of CYP, CYPI, and Roaring Lion Media. Ma Liang, "Postman, No.1", 2008. Yang Yongliang, "Untitled 3", 2008Chinascape: Contemporary Chinese Photography 12 April 8 June 2012 SOAS, University of London With Gu Zheng as chief editor, this book collects the photographic works of sixty well-known contemporary Chinese photographers, and is considered the rst book in recent years that presents the development and achievement of China’s contemporary photographic art in a systematic manner. The lead curator of the exhibition was Gu Zheng, critic, historian, curator, and Associate Prof. in the School of Journalism at Fudan University, Shanghai. Guo Guang, General Manager and editor-inchief of CYPI, Wang Tao, senior lecturer at SOAS, and Zhang Hongxing, curator at V&A Museum were all co-curators.

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18 SOAS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON SOAS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON 19 As Chair of the Centre of East Asian Law (CEAL) at the SOAS School of Law, Dr Tan co-directed a workshop on Law, Governance and Development: The Transformation of Property Rights in Land and Property Law in China, a workshop that was part funded by the Centre of Chinese Studies, SOAS. This workshop attracted eminent and early career scholars working in institutions in the UK and Europe, as well as from Hong Kong and mainland China. Several SOAS academics and research students also participated in the workshop which addressed a range of issues arising from the decollectivisation of rural communes, the corporatisation of state-owned enterprises, and the emergence of urban property markets alongside legal reforms. The workshop was also pleased to welcome participants from government and industry. Carol Tan CENTRE ACTIVITIES Ruard ABSAROKA Musicking in the Digital Age in Shanghai Supervisor: Dr Rachel HARRIS Niki ALSFORD The Banka Petition: British interactions at the session of Formosa in 1895 Supervisor: Dr Lars Laamann Antonio BARRENTO On the Move: Tourist Culture in China, 1900-1945 Supervisor: Dr Andrea JANKU Eddie BERTOZZI One Step Forward Into Reality: Redening the Realist Style in Contemporary Chinese Cinema Supervisor: Dr Rossella FERRARI# Paul BEVAN Manhua and Illustrated Propaganda in Wartime China, 1927-1945 Supervisor: Prof. Michel HOCKX Angela BECHER China’s urban monumentality in contemporary ction, cinema and art Supervisor: Dr Rossella FERRARI Hon Man CHAN Yazheng and Dadu Poets in mid-Yuan China: A reappraisal of the poetry of Yu Ji (1272-1348) Supervisor: Dr Andrew LO Completed Spring 2012 Isabelle CHENG National identiy among marriage immigrants in Taiwan Supervisor: Dr. Dafydd Fell Sheng-Shih CHI Music, politics and identity in Taiwan Supervisor: Dr Rachel HARRIS Aristotle DY Marginal Buddhists: Religion, Social Work, and Cultural Identity of the Chinese in the Philippines Supervisor: Dr Antonello PALUMBO Lifeng HAN Carnival Politics: Festival Spectacle and Ritual in Song China 960-1279 C.E. Supervisor: Dr Andrea JANKU HSU Hsin-wen An Archaeological Study of the Jades from the Tomb of the King of Nanyue Kingdom Supervisor: Dr WANG Tao HUANG Chia-ling British-Qing Interaction in 19th-century Taiwan Supervisor: Lars LAAMANN HUANG Ching-yi John Sparks Ltd: Art dealer and Chinese Art in Britain, 1900-1950 Supervisor: Dr WANG Tao Simon FORBES British and French Missions in China during the 1930s and 1940s Supervisor: Dr Lars Laamann Letizia FUSINI Concepts of tragedy in Gao Xingjian post-exile plays Supervisor: Dr Rossella FERRARI Zhongnan HUANG Seasoned Equity oerings of Chinese Listed Firms Supervisor: Dr Hong BO Pamela HUNT Congurations of Masculinity and Realms of Agency in Post-1989 Chinese Fiction Supervisor: Prof. Michel HOCKX Yin HWANG The Depiction of War and Rebellion in the Print and Visual Culture of Late Qing China, 1884-1901 Supervisor: Dr Shane MCCAUSLAND Yingquan JIANG Financial development and economic growth in China Supervisor: Dr Dic LO Lin JIAO The Practice and Representation of the Modern Body in an Age of Globalisation: The Chinese Custom of Breast-Binding Supervisor: Dr Andrea JANKU JURGENS Valrie The Karlbek Syndicate 1930-1935: Western Trade, Collecting, and Scholarship on Chinese Archaeology Supervisor: Dr WANG Tao Yin-Chen KANG The Formation of Taiwanese Classical Theatre: 1900-1930 Supervisor: Dr Tian Yuan TAN Participants of the CEAL-CCS workshop in Chinese Property Rights and Land Law (SOAS, 11-12 May 2012) This year’s CCS Annual Lecture took place on 15 May 2012. It was delivered by Professor Wang Shaoguang of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Shaoguang Wang is the chairman and a chair professor of Department of Government & Public Administration, the director of Universities Service Centre for China Studies, at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, a non-ocial member of Hong Kong Government’s Commission on Strategic Development. He serves as the chief editor of the China Review, an interdisciplinary journal on greater China. He studied for his LL.B. at Peking University and his Ph.D. at Cornell University. He taught at Tijiao High School in Wuhan from 1972-1977 and Yale University from 1990 to 2000. He has authored and co-authored more than 20 books and numerous journal articles in Chinese and English. The lecture, entitled ‘China’s Governmentality in the Last Century: Governability, Government, and Governance’, approached contemporary China from theoretical and long-term historical perspectives. It focused on topical issues of state capacity, nation building, development, and democracy. Professor Wang’s speech was followed by questions and comments from the enthusiastic audience. There was a wine reception after the lecture, which provided a good opportunity for SOAS scholars and external visitors to have conversations with Professor Wang. Dic LoLaw, Governance and Development: The Transformation of Property Rights in Land and Property Law in China 11-12 May 2012 SOAS, University of LondonCentre of Chinese Studies Annual Lecture 2012China’s Governmentality in the Last Century: Governability, Government, and GovernanceGiven by Wang Shaoguang 15 May 2012 SOAS, University of London RESEARCH STUDENTS: SEP 2011-AUG 2012 Bodil KNUTS Flight or Fight: the Nation is Lost. The inuence of a vagrant life on the notion of “home” in the prose of Xiao Hong (19111942) and Xiao Jun (1907-1988) Supervisor: Prof. Michel HOCKX Wing Sze Kaby KUNG Feminism and Postfeminism in the Work of Hong Ying and Li Bihua Supervisor: Prof. Michel HOCKX LEOU Chia-feng Democratisation and Financial Governance: The Politics of FinancialReform in Taiwan Supervisor: Dr Dafydd Fell Sarah LEE A Historical Study of Female Filipino Domestic Workers in Hong Kong, 1970-2005 Supervisor: Dr Lars Laamann Shuk Man LEUNG The Discursive Formation of Utopian Imagination in New Fiction, 1902-1911 Supervisor: Prof. Michel HOCKX Cui LI Models of regional development and labour absorption in China Supervisor: Dr Dic LO Tianshuang LIANG The Agency of Syncretism in Modern Chinese Art: Gao Qifeng and the New Republic Supervisor: Dr Shane McCausland Sau-Ping LIM Nanyin activities in the Jinjiang region of Fujian Supervisor: Dr Rachel HARRIS Hsiang-Chun Michael LIN The Investment Behaviour of Chinese Listed Firms Supervisor: Dr Hong BO LIN Yi-hsin Tradition, Transmission and Transformation: Art Collecting and Gentry identity of the Pan Family in Nineteenth-century Suzhou Supervisor: Dr WANG Tao Man Yee LUM Poems on drama of the eighteenth century Supervisor: Dr Andrew LOShaoguang Wang with Dic Lo

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20 SOAS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON SOAS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON 21 Yuanyuan MA Cultural Conservatism in Modern China: The Journal Xueheng Supervisor: Prof. Michel HOCKX Hector MACLENNAN Reportage Literature of the Korean War Supervisor: Prof. Michel HOCKX Malcolm McNeill Narrative Agency in 13th-14th Century Chan Figure Painting: A Study of Hagiography-Iconography Text-Image Relationships Supervisor: Dr Shane McCausland How Wee NG “Shaving, not Decapitating”—Censorship Practices of TV Drama and Film in Contemporary China Supervisor: Dr Rossella FERRARI Janine NICOL Daoxuan and the Shijia fangzhi: The Creation of a Buddhist Sacred Geography of China Supervisor: Dr Antonello PALUMBO Hardina OHLENDORF The Construction of Taiwan Identity in the Global Field of Taiwan Studies Supervisor: Dr Julia Strauss Min-Yen ONG Heritage or Heresy? Safeguarding Kunqu in China post 2001 Supervisor: Dr Rachel HARRIS Emilio Ramos From the Rule of Law Uncertainties to Entrepreneurial Constraints: How China Moves Towards Radical Innovation’ Supervisor: Dr San Zhu Shuchi SHEN Art, Commerce and Chinese Identities: Remapping the Beijing Art Circle (1911-1938) Supervisor: Dr Shane MCCAUSLAND Yiming SHEN Chinese Islamic text studies in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries: A case study of Chinese translations of Jm’s Persian Su prose Supervisor: Prof. Bernhard Fuehrer Longdu SHI Buddhism and the State in Medieval China: A Case Study of the Three Persecutions of Buddhism, 446-845 Supervisor: Dr Antonello PALUMBO Fion Wai Ling SO Competition and Co-operation in Shandong: Diederichsen, Jebsen & Company from 1898 to 1914 Supervisor: Dr Andrea JANKU Xiaolei SONG Corporate Governance: A legal study on reform of State-owned Enterprises in China Supervisor: Sanzhu ZHU Mei WU Industrial policy and foreign direct investment in Guangdong province, China, 1978-2010 Supervisor: Dr Dic LO Tsz Wing WU Humorous writings of the late Ming scholar-ocial Wang Siren Supervisor: Dr Andrew LO Boying XU Private Equity Investment in China Supervisor: Dr Hong Bo Zinan YAN The poetry of the Manchu prince Yunxi (1711-1758) Supervisor: Dr Andrew LO Completed Summer 2011 Sherlon C. Y. YIP Relay translation of Ming-Qing erotic ction Supervisor: Dr Andrew LO, co-supervised with Prof. Theo HERMANS (UCL) Cyrus Ki Yip YEE China’s New Administration in the Inner Asian Frontiers in the Late Qing Period, 1901-1911” Supervisor: Dr Lars Laamann Beibei ZHAN Wedding Ritual in Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 AD): Prescriptions, Practices and the Discourse (tentative title) Supervisor: Prof Bernhard Fuehrer Sun ZHUO The Chinese guzheng zither: 20th and 21st century transformations Supervisor: Dr Rachel HARRIS Lei ZHANG Land and Private Property in the PRC: Law and Practice of Expropriation Supervisor: Dr. Sanzhu ZHU The London Confucius Institute at SOAS, Univeristy of London Telephone:+44 (0)20 7898 4887/4880 Email: lci@soas.ac.uk London Confucius Institute Events Listing: www.soas.ac.uk/lci/events Particpants during the Master Class Mo Yan chats with students at the reception A full house at the Mo Yan eventMain events organized by the London Confucius Institute (LCI) during the 2011/2012 academic session. The London Confucius Institute is a non prot making organisation that aims to promote Chinese language learning and teaching and the understanding of the Chinese culture in the UK. It also endeavours to facilitate research activities in the above areas and cultural and education exchanges between Britain and China. Set up under an agreement between Hanban (Oce of Chinese Language Council International) and SOAS, The London Confucius Institute oers courses and engages in various activities either independently or jointly with SOAS Language Centre by drawing upon the expertise and resources of its partner institutions SOAS in London and Peking University in Beijing. LONDON CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE A.C. Graham Memorial LecturesFrom 21-23 February 2012, the LCI, in partnership with the SOAS Early China Seminar, hosted the third annual A.C. Graham Memorial Lectures in classical Chinese philosophy. This year’s speaker was Prof Carine Defoort from the University of Leuven in Belgium. Prof Defoort presented two lectures and taught a special seminar for SOAS graduate students.An Evening with Mo YanOn 19 April 2012, the LCI, in partnership with the SOAS Centre of Chinese Studies and with the British Council, organized an evening event which featured the novelist Mo Yan, the most prominent Chinese author to participate in the 2012 London Book Fair. Mo Yan read from his work and answered questions to an audience of well over a hundred sta, students, and members of the general public.Quotations SongsOn 30 May 2012, Prof. Andrew Jones of the University of California, Berkely, presented a public lecture, sponsored by the London Confucius Institute, on the topic of Cultural Revolution period “quotation songs,” drawing a lively mixed audience from the SOAS departments of Chinese, History, and Music.Master Class in Modern Chinese CultureOn 21 June 2012, Prof Kirk Denton of the Ohio State University, who is editor of the leading peer-reviewed journal Modern Chinese Literature and Culture, taught a master class to graduate students from SOAS, Oxford, and Cambridge. In the evening, he gave a very well-attended public lecture on his research into Chinese museum culture. The event was co-sponsored by the LCI and the Oxford Institute of Chinese Studies. RESEARCH STUDENTS: SEP 2011-AUG 2012 China QuarterlyEditor: Professor Chris Bramall, SOAS The China Quarterly is the leading scholarly journal in its eld, covering all aspects of contemporary China including Taiwan. Its interdisciplinary approach covers a range of subjects including anthropology/ sociology, literature and the arts, business/economics, geography, history, international aairs, law, and politics. Edited to rigorous standards by scholars of the highest repute, the journal publishes high-quality, authoritative research, keeping readers up to date with events in China. International in scholarship, The China Quarterly provides readers with historical perspectives, in-depth analyses, and a deeper understanding of China and Chinese culture. In addition to major articles and research reports, each issue contains a comprehensive Book Review section, and also a Quarterly Chronicle, which keeps readers informed of events in and aecting China. The China Quarterly is published for SOAS, Univeristy of London by Cambridge University Press. For subscriptions, advertisements and contributor instructions, please visit: www.soas.ac.uk/research/publications/journals/chinaq/

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22 SOAS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON SOAS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON 23 Leadership Summer School for the Chinese University of Hong Kong The Enterprise Oce organised a two week study programme for the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). The new partnership with SOAS is aimed at promoting globalization and contemporary social changes as the focus of the tour. The rst group of 15 students came in July 2011 and the second group of 30 came in June 2012. SOAS will host the group again next year. The focus was ‘London as a global city’ and is an integrated component of a two year unique credit bearing programme at CUHK. The Leadership Development Programme was established to nurture the leadership potential of selected students and prepare them for the challenges and opportunities of a new era. With a mixture of formal lectures and visits to places such as City Hall, The Houses of Parliament and the Olympics site, the itinerary was designed to provide important synergy with the emerging themes of global awareness and community engagement in other components of the programme. Students looked at how globalization has transformed the politics, economy, and culture of London. By looking at the urban development of London, students were encouraged to assess the future challenges and opportunities of Hong Kong as a world city. There was a strong emphasis on social enterprise in the second programme with presentations from A Very Good Company and Foodcycle. Having reected on the programme one of the students wrote “I got to truly appreciate how diverse London is as a city, and how globalized and dierent Londoners could be from one another. It was like seeing a mini globalized world with all its interactions”. Briengs for Diplomats The Enterprise Oce also prepared a bespoke brieng for the Department of Foreign Aairs in Ireland for the new Consul General for Shanghai focusing on the historical, cultural, political and economic issues facing China. This was delivered by a range of SOAS academics from dierent departments. For information on China related programmes please contact Claire Hardesty, 020 7898 4832 / claire.hardesty@soas.ac.uk Research OceExternal Grant Applications 1 Sept 2011 31 July 2012 Frauke Urban Centre for Development, Environment and Policy China goes global: A comparative study of Chinese hydropower dams in Africa and Asia Funding body: ESRC Date Submitted: September 2011 Amount awarded: ,424 Yuka Kobayashi Department of Politics and International Studies Review of the Literature on the Status Quo of Muslims in China Funding body: Qatar Foundation Date Submitted: October 2011 Amount awarded: 4,000 CUHK students 2011 CAA group 2011 with Dr Wang Tao and Claire Hardesty RESEARCH & ENTERPRISE www.soas.ac.uk/reo The Centre of Chinese Studies (CCS) is the forum for Chinese-related research at SOAS, University of London. The principal role of the Centre is to promote, coordinate and disseminate information relating to, the academic study of China across the disciplines and to act as a resource for academic, governmental, non-governmental and business constituencies with an interest in China. If you would like to recieve information about the Centre’s activities and research news, send an email with your name to centres@soas.ac.uk Please put ‘CCS email distribution list’ in the subject header.Connect with Us!The CCS hosts a comprehensive programme of high quality and well respected interdisciplinary activities including the weekly public seminars, international conferences, performances, lm screenings, closed working groups, workshops and receptions. Details of the events are available at: www.soas.ac.uk/chinesestudies/events You can download the current, and past, editions of the CCS Annual Review from: www.soas.ac.uk/chinesestudies/annual-review www.facebook.com/China.SOAS The CCS is on Facebook!Its a great way for you to hear about our activities. Add/Follow us, and stay connected to the Centre. About Us Our Events Keep Updated CCS Annual Review Find us on Facebook CCS www.facebook.com/Centres.SOAS twitter.com/soascentres Regional Centres on Social MediaThe Centres & Programmes, the hub for 7 regional Centres at SOAS, is on Facebook and Twitter. Add/follow us and stay up-to-date with our activites. ADD US / LIKE US / SHARE OUR PAGE / STAY UP TO DATE JOIN THE REGIONAL CENTRES COMMUNITY ONLINEEditorial/Design: Jane Savory Connect with Us/Back page: Rahima Begum Listings: Dorinne Tin Ming Kaw Produced by: Centres and Programmes Oce, SOAS Printed by: SOAS Print Room Front Cover: Courtesy of Chinascape: Contemporary Chinese Photography The Centres & Programmes Oce is part of the Research and Enterprise Oce (REO). This directorate at SOAS works across the School to secure external funding and income, to support research excellence and to facilitate knowledge transfer. CENTRE OF CHINESE STUDIES Enterprise Oce Bespoke programme organised in conjunction with the Chinese Association of Auctioneers (CAA)In June 2011 25 senior managers and owners of Chinese auction houses came to SOAS to learn about the UK auction house industry. The two week programme was convened by Dr Wang Tao and organised in conjunction with the CAA, whose President Madam Zhang also attended. The rst week was spent learning from leading gures from UK auction houses and academics from SOAS. Topics covered included contemporary Chinese art and the Western market as well as more practical sessions on auction house management and how to professionalise services. Lecturers were enhanced through visits to auction houses, galleries and museums in London whilst the second week was spent exploring other parts of the UK. The programme concluded with a roundtable discussion and networking reception attended by participants and people working in the art and auction markets in London. A second group will be coming in September 2012 to study a similar programme with increased emphasis on professional standard and export/ export regulations.

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