“Researching Gujarati Identities: Current Perspectives” - Dr. Sharmina Mawani and Dr. Anjoom A. Mukadam

Category:
14/10/2014 - 18:30
14/10/2014 - 20:00
Etc/GMT
“Researching Gujarati Identities: Current Perspectives” - Dr. Sharmina Mawani and Dr. Anjoom A. Mukadam

Criminalisation of Politics in India - Professor (Emeritus) Paul Brass (University of Washington)

Category:
09/10/2014 - 18:00
09/10/2014 - 20:00
Etc/GMT
Lecture

Book Launch

Category:
17/04/2014 - 19:00
17/04/2014 - 22:00
Etc/GMT

The RAS is proud to be hosting the launch of "'Leftover" women: the Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China" by Leta Hong Fincher

Where: RAS lecture theatre, 14 Stephenson Way, NW1 2HD
When: Thursday 17th April 7pm 
 RSVP: marketing@zedbooks.net

The book will be on sale at a discount price and refreshments will be available.


After the 1949 revolution in China Chairman Mao famously proclaimed that "women hold up half of the sky." Today, contrary to many claims made in the media, women in China have experienced a dramatic rollback of rights relative to men. "Leftover" Women lays out the structural discrimination against women and speaks to broader problems with China's economy, politics and development.

Leta Hong Fincher is an award-winning former journalist who has published in a number of magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times.
 

 

 

CAMBRIDGE LIBRARY COLLECTION BOOKLAUNCH

Category:
20/02/2014 - 18:30
20/02/2014 - 21:00
Etc/GMT

18.30PM AT THE ROYAL ASIATIC SOCIETY
The series results from collaboration between the Cambridge Library Collection and the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland. It reissues works from the Society’s extensive library of rare books and sponsored publications that shed light on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century European responses to the cultures of the Middle East and Asia. The selection covers Asian languages, literature, religions, philosophy, historiography, law, mathematics and science, as studied and translated by Europeans and presented for Western readers.

The evening will include four short talks by Dr. Kate Brett, Ms Kathy Lazenbatt, Prof. Tony Stockwell and Dr. Gordon Johnson. There will also be a small exhibition of items from the RAS collection and a drinks reception. 

Of 'Creeds' and 'Guidances': Tradition, Commentary and Canon in the Early Modern Persianate World

Category:
12/06/2014 - 18:00
12/06/2014 - 21:00
Etc/GMT
Dr Jan-Peter Hartung (School of Oriental and African Studies)

Anniversary General Meeting followed by Lecture and Reception

Category:
15/05/2014 - 17:30
15/05/2014 - 21:00
Etc/GMT
Empires and Their Merchants: Communication and Incomprehension on the Russia-China Border in the 19th Century
Presentation of the RAS Burton Medal to Professor Dame Caroline Humphrey (University of Cambridge)

The Rediscovery of Bactria

Category:
10/04/2014 - 18:00
10/04/2014 - 21:00
Etc/GMT

Presentation of the RAS Medal 2014 to Professor A.D.H. Bivar with a lecture in his honour by Professor Francois de Blois (University College London)

RAS BOOK LAUNCH

Category:
23/01/2014 - 18:30
23/01/2014 - 20:30
Etc/GMT

Robert Morrison and the Protestant Plan for China
by Christopher A. Daily
The event will include short talks by the author and Prof. Tim Barrett and will be followed by a reception.
If you would like to attend please rsvp to Alison Ohta
ao@royalasiaticsociety.org or telephone 0207 391 9425

From the Oxus to Mysore: the Story of the Allchin Partnership in South Asian Archaeology

Category:
13/03/2014 - 18:00
13/03/2014 - 21:00
Etc/GMT
Presentation of the RAS Medal 2014 to Professor Bridget Allchin with a lecture in her honour by Professor Robin Coningham
University of Durham

Mosque and Church: Arabic Inscriptions at Shivta in the Early Islamic Period

Category:
13/02/2014 - 18:00
13/02/2014 - 21:00
Etc/GMT
Dr Bilha Moor
Rothschild Postdoctoral Visiting Fellow, SOAS

This lecture replaces the previously scheduled lecture by Prof. Fabrizio Ferrari which has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances

The Chinese Maritime Customs Service, the 1911 Revolution, and the Bond Markets

Category:
16/01/2014 - 18:00
16/01/2014 - 21:00
Etc/GMT
Professor Hans van der Ven
University of Cambridge

The Chinese Maritime Customs Service, the 1911 Revolution, and the Bond Markets

Category:
16/01/2013 - 18:00
16/01/2013 - 21:00
Etc/GMT
Professor Hans van de Ven
University of Cambridge

Beyond Magical Medicine. Stories of Love and Devotion in Indian Folk Healing

Category:
13/02/2013 - 18:00
13/02/2013 - 21:00
Etc/GMT
Professor Fabrizio Ferrari
University of Chester

The Chinese Maritime Customs Service, the 1911 Revolution, and the Bond Markets

Category:
16/01/2013 - 18:00
16/01/2013 - 21:00
Etc/GMT
Professor Hans van de Ven
University of Cambridge

Cathay at Court: Far Eastern Inspirations in some Post-Mongol Persianate Drawings

Category:
12/12/2013 - 18:00
12/12/2013 - 21:00
Etc/GMT
Dr Ladan Akbarnia
British Museum

The Bronze Age Culture of Ayala Mazar-Xiaohe: Taklaman Desert, China

Category:
14/11/2013 - 18:00
14/11/2013 - 21:00
Etc/GMT
Dr Christoph Baumer
Private Scholar and Explorer

The Great Kanto Earthquake and the Chimera of National Reconstruction in Japan

Category:
10/10/2013 - 18:00
10/10/2013 - 21:00
Etc/GMT

Professor Charles Schencking
University of Hong Kong

Behind the hawza in front an image

Category:
19/09/2013 - 18:00
19/09/2013 - 20:00
Etc/GMT

Images by Massimiliano Fusari
More information can be found here
massimedia.com
http://www.soas.ac.uk/gallery/hawza/

Address by RAS Director Dr Alison Ohta
Introduction by Massimiliano Fusari

Royal Asiatic Society Book Launch

Category:
12/09/2013 - 18:30
12/09/2013 - 20:30
Etc/GMT
The British Presence in Macau 1635-1793
by Dr Rogerio Miguel Puga (New University of Lisbon)

The book will be introduced by author and Dr Patrick Conner (Director of the Martyn Gregory Gallery, London)
The evening will include a wine and canapé reception and an opportunity to purchase the book.

Please rsvp to Emma Davis, Publications Officer publications@royalasiaticsociety.org

Pochagi: A Tapestry of Korean Sounds

Category:
06/06/2013 - 19:00
06/06/2013 - 21:30
Etc/GMT
Hyelim Kim & Yin Yang Collective

Pochagi: A Tapestry of Korean Sounds is a special East Asian concert presented by Yin Yang Collective, a London’s East-West collaborative band and renowned Korean flute player Hyelim Kim. Discover the traditional music of Korea in an intoxicating mixture of eastern sounds - Korean, Japanese, Chinese with a dash of tango and toe-tapping Irish folk. This concert brings together five outstanding Asian musicians for the first time in London. Full details and ticket booking - http://pochagi.eventbrite.co.uk/

Additional Lecture organised by TIMA and RAS

Category:
23/05/2013 - 18:30
23/05/2013 - 21:00
Etc/GMT
Music in Words - The Manuscript Tradition of the Middle East
A Lecture by Professor Owen Wright
Research Professor of Musicology of the Middle East, SOAS
The Islamic Manuscript Association, in collaboration with the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, is pleased to announce a lecture by Professor Owen Wright entitled 'Music in words: the manuscript tradition of the Middle East'. Owen Wright is Research Professor of Musicology of the Middle East at the School of Oriental and African Studies, and is the author of numerous publications. This lecture hopes to offer an accessible introduction to the study of Middle Eastern musical manuscripts, and will take place at 6.30 on Thursday 23 May at the Royal Asiatic Society, 14 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HD. Refreshments will be offered after the lecture.

 

For more information please contact: admin@islamicmanuscript.org or 01223 303 177.

 

British Georgian Society Annual Rustaveli Lecture

Category:
12/03/2013 - 19:00
12/03/2013 - 21:00
Etc/GMT
Safavid Iran & Georgia:How the Dominated came to Dominate
Lecture by Prof. Rudi Matthee
(University of Delaware)
Includes Georgian Wine and Canapes
Free for BGS and RAS Members £5 for non-members

Seetha's Tamil Recipes - Book Launch

Category:
07/03/2013 - 18:00
07/03/2013 - 20:00
Etc/GMT
Presentation by the author Uma Mahadeva
Seetha's Tamil Recipes released in September 2012 by Century House (UK), is a unique collection of traditional family recipes of Jaffna Tamil cookery from Sri Lanka. Compiled and illustrated by Uma Mahadeva, the book presents in layman's English, a complete set of dishes that are the repertoire of Dr. Seethadevi Mahadeva.
There are over 60 recipes in this collection, including all the classic Jaffna dishes such as Thosai (Lentil and Rice Pancakes), Sambar (Vegetable Hotchpotch), Crab Curry, etc., and variations of popular dishes such as Fried Noodles and Chicken Curry. These dishes are tasty, not too hot to eat, and use fresh ingredients obtainable from supermarkets in the world’s cities and Sri Lankan Tamil and Asian grocers. These recipes are meant for busy mothers, workingmen and women and anyone wishing to taste new kinds of exotic curries that are nutritious & simple to cook at home, at modest costs.
The book will be presented, and be available for sale at the Royal Asiatic Society on  7th March from 6 to 8 pm, with samples of some of the popular recipes for tasting. This evening will provide an opportunity to socialise and learn about Jaffna cookery.

RSVP: umamahadeva@hotmail.com

[ISBN: 978-1-873265-92-5; Illustrated, 112 pp, published by Century House UK. The book is also available for purchase at Seetha's Tamil Recipes/amazon.co.uk/Uma Mahadeva/Books]

''Men who loved books' - The literary legacy of Robert Hart and the Chinese Maritime Customs Service'

Category:
19/02/2013 - 18:30
19/02/2013 - 21:00
Etc/GMT
Dr Henk Vynckier (Tunghai University, Taiwan)

Additional Lecture: Byzantine & Post-Byzantine Bookbinding: History and Techniques of Manufacture

Category:
29/11/2012 - 18:30
29/11/2012 - 21:00
Etc/GMT

Professor Konstantinos Choulis
Assistant Professor of Book and Paper Conservation, Technological Educational Institute, Athens

Observations on Some Byzantine and Other Christian Manuscripts and Book Covers from the Mediaeval Eastern Mediterranean

Category:
15/11/2012 - 18:30
15/11/2012 - 21:00
Etc/GMT

Lecture by:
Professor Lucy-Anne Hunt
Professor Emerita, Manchester Metropolitan University 
Lecture to be followed by opening of the exhibition.
Contemporary Bookbindings Inspired by Byzantine Bookbindings
An Exhibition 15-29 November
RSVP cl@royalasiaticsociety.org
Visiting times for the exhibition by prior arrangement: Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm

Additional Lecture

Category:
24/01/2013 - 18:00
24/01/2013 - 21:00
Etc/GMT
Sandy Morton Memorial Lecture

A Georgian Evening of Talks, Film and Song to celebrate Rustaveli

Category:
30/10/2012 - 18:45
30/10/2012 - 21:00
Etc/GMT

It is 100 years since the RAS published the first English Translation of the epic Georgian poem 'A Man in a Panther's Skin' by the 12th century poet Shota Rustaveli.
6.45pm - Welcome by Alison Ohta, RAS Director
7.00pm - Introduction to Georgian music by Tamta Turmanidze (Leader of UK based Georgian Choirs Maspindzeli and Tabuni)
7.15pm - Screening of the film 'Songs of Georgia' directed by Jason Osborn
8.00pm - Talk by Robert Parsons (narrator of the film)
8.30pm - Questions followed by Georgian wine and snacks (provided by Little Georgia Restaurants) and music (by Maspindzeli Choir)
For more information visit the RAS Blog
http://royalasiaticsociety.blogspot.co.uk/

Admission free, all welcome
In association with the British Georgian Society

RAS Additional Lecture

Category:
01/11/2012 - 18:00
01/11/2012 - 21:00
Etc/GMT

The Moorcroft Mystery
by Dr Garry Alder

On the Indian Origin of Nationalism

Category:
13/06/2013 - 18:00
13/06/2013 - 21:00
Etc/GMT
Dr Norbert Peabody
(University of Cambridge)