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Asian Studies Centre

The Asian Studies Centre was founded in 1982 at St Antony's College and is primarily a co-ordinating organisation which exists to bring together specialists from a wide variety of different disciplines. Geographically, the Centre predominantly covers South, Southeast and East Asia. The Asian Studies Centre works closely with scholars in the Oriental Institute, the Oxford China Centre, the Contemporary Indian Studies Programme and the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies (in premises at St Antony's). The Asian Studies Centre is host to the Taiwan Studies Programme, Modern Burmese Studies Programme, the South Asian History Seminar Series and the Southeast Asian Studies Seminar Series.

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Creative Commons Freedom Behind Bars: Indira Gandhi's Emergency Public lecture by Professor Gyan Prakash (Princeton University) from 31 October 2018 Gyan Prakash 03 Dec 2018
2 Creative Commons Love thy neighbour as you love thyself? Alenka Zupancic's lecture on 'Love thy neighbour as theyself' from 6 November 2018 Alenka Zupancic 03 Dec 2018
3 Shashi Tharoor on Confronting the Colonial Present of the British Raj In conversation with Kira Huju from the Oxford Working Group on Colonialism, Indian Member of Parliament Dr Shashi Tharoor discusses the need to confront the living legacies of the British Raj in UK society and universities. Shashi Tharoor, Kira Huju 14 Nov 2018
4 Creative Commons The Committee for Defense of National interests: An anti-communist, Buddhist nationalist movement (1958-1960) in post-colonial Laos Ryan Wolfson-Ford speaks at the 'Interrogating Buddhism and Nationalism' workshop 28 January 2018. Ryan Wolfson-Ford 17 Jul 2018
5 Navayana Buddhism and Nationalism: Reading Dr B R Ambedkar Thahir Jamal Kiliyamannil and Manasi Mohanan Sushama speak at the 'Interrogating Buddhism and Nationalism' workshop 28 January 2018. Thahir Jamal Kiliyamannil, Manasi Mohanan Sushama 11 Jul 2018
6 Creative Commons The Production of Buddhist-Violence in Sri Lanka: A Reading through the Development of the Idea of Holy City of Anuradhapura in the Early-Twentieth Century Pradeep Sangapala and Nihal Perera speak at the 'Interrogating Buddhism and Nationalism' workshop 28 January 2018. Pradeep Sangapala, Nihal Perera 11 Jul 2018
7 Creative Commons Artifact and Memory Sudarshan Shetty and Vyjayanthi Rao speak at the Art of Independence Conference on 13 October 2018. Sudarshan Shetty, Vyjayanthi Rao 10 Jul 2018
8 Creative Commons Archaeology in Pakistan: A Colonial Past and an Uncertain Future Hadiqa Khan speaks at the "New Directions in Studies of Pakistan: Politics, Culture, & History" workshop on 20 April 2018. Hadiqa Khan 03 Jul 2018
9 Creative Commons Contemporary Buddhist practice and the (de)gendering of Chinese nationalisms Sharon Wesoky speaks at the "Interrogating Buddhism and Nationalism" Workshop on 28 January 2018 Sharon Wesoky 02 Jul 2018
10 Creative Commons Toward a Modern Indonesian Buddhism: The Buddhist Nationalism of Ashin Jinarakkhita Jack Meng-Tat Chia speaks at the "Interrogating Buddhism and Nationalism" Workshop on 27 January 2018 Jack Meng-Tat Chia 02 Jul 2018
11 Creative Commons Modern Nationalism's Unanticipated Effects on Japanese Buddhism: Soka Gakkai as a 'Mimetic Nation-State' Levi McLaughlin speaks at the 'Interrogating Buddhism and Nationalism' workshop 28 January 2018. Levi McLaughlin 29 Jun 2018
12 Creative Commons Authoritative Ideals: variations in the use of 'nationalism' among Buddhist activists in Sri Lanka and Myanmar Neal Apel speaks at the 'Interrogating Buddhism and Nationalism' Workshop on 27 January 2018. Neal Apel 29 Jun 2018
13 Creative Commons In Pursuit of Happiness: Interrogating Bhutan's Buddhist Cultural Nationalism in an International Perspective Dipyaman Chakrabarti speaks at the 'Interrogating Buddhism and Nationalism' Workshop on 27 January 2018. Dipyaman Chakrabarti 29 Jun 2018
14 Creative Commons The Pilgrimage to Saraburi and the Ayutthayan Political Community, 1610-1767 John Smith speaks at the 'Interrogating Buddhism and Nationalism' Workshop on 27 January 2018. John Smith 29 Jun 2018
15 Creative Commons Peopling Policy Processes? Methodological Populism in the Bangladesh Health and Education Sectors David Lewis speaks at the South Asia Seminar on 15 May 2018 David Lewis 25 Jun 2018
16 Creative Commons Harem Histories and Princely Politics: Tipu Sultan, the Family and East India Company Rule Margot Finn speaks at the South Asia Seminar on 24 April 2018. Margot Finn 21 Jun 2018
17 Creative Commons Radicalizing liberalism: the ideological inversions of Islamic liberalism and moderation in Malaysian politics Carlo Bonura speaks at the Southeast Asia Seminar on 25 April 2018. Carlo Bonura 21 Jun 2018
18 Creative Commons Economic Mobility, Islamic Piety and Caste: Ashrafization in Pakistani Punjab Muhammad Ali Jan speaks at the South Asia Seminar on 1 May 2018. Muhammad Ali Jan 21 Jun 2018
19 Creative Commons The Forgotten Histories of Indian International Relations Martin Bayly speaks at the International Relations of India Seminar Series Martin Bayly 20 Jun 2018
20 Creative Commons Liberty, Equality, and Alienation Akeel Bilgrami speaks at St Antony's College on 8 June 2018 Akeel Bilgrami 20 Jun 2018
21 Creative Commons Why I Am a Hindu Shashi Tharoor speaks at St Antony's College on 6 June 2018 Shashi Tharoor 20 Jun 2018
22 Creative Commons The Naga Serpent in Malay Divination Farouk Yahya speaks at the Southeast Asia Seminar on 17 January 2018 Farouk Yahya 18 Jun 2018
23 Creative Commons Burma Studies amidst the Rohingya Crisis Farewell lecture for the Aung San Suu Kyi Senior Research Fellow in Modern Burmese Studies, Matthew J. Walton Matthew J Walton 18 Jun 2018
24 Creative Commons Opposition Politics in India Salman Khurshid speaks at St Antony's College on 28 February 2018 Salman Khurshid, Shruti Kapila 06 Apr 2018
25 Creative Commons The Pakistan-China Corridor: Impacts on Regional Stability Muhammad Samrez Salik speaks at St Antony's College on 8th March 2018 Muhammad Samrez Salik 06 Apr 2018
26 Creative Commons International Influences on Domestic Policy-Making in China: The 2018 Chun-tu Hsueh Distinguished Lecture Jane Duckett gives the 2018 Chun-tu Hsueh Distinguished Lecture Jane Duckett 06 Apr 2018
27 Creative Commons Thailand's Post-2014 Foreign Policy: Riding on the International Trend Pavin Chachavalpongpun speaks at the Southeast Asia Seminar on 8 November 2017. Pavin Chachavalpongpun 29 Mar 2018
28 Creative Commons 'God knows this is a chronic, protracted situation': The Myanmar military's war on IDPs in Kachin and northern Shan states David Baulk, Mandy Sadan and Kai Htang Lashi speak at St Antony's College on 2 November 2017 David Baulk, Mandy Sadan, Kai Htang Lashi 28 Mar 2018
29 Creative Commons Understanding Indonesia's Post-Independence Elite: Data from the Constitutional Assembly Syahrul Hidayat and Kevin W. Fogg speak at the Southeast Asia Seminar on 25 October 2017 Syahrul Hidayat, Kevin W. Fogg 28 Mar 2018
30 Creative Commons The Sweatshop Regime: Garments, Exploitation, and labouring Bodies made in India Alessandra Mezzadri speaks at the South Asia Seminar on 7 November 2017 Alessandra Mezzadri 28 Mar 2018
31 Creative Commons The Age of Fasad: Jihad, Piety and Liturgical Islam in the Indian Ocean (1500-1750) Yasser Arafath speaks at the South Asia Seminar on 10 October 2017 Yasser Arafath 28 Mar 2018
32 Creative Commons The Untouchable Citizen Jason Keith Fernandes speaks at the South Asia Seminar on 6 June 2017 Jason Keith Fernandes 28 Mar 2018
33 Creative Commons India Conquered and Unconquered: The Chaos of Empire and the End of British power in India Jon Wilson speaks at the South Asia Seminar on 16 May 2017 Jon Wilson 27 Mar 2018
34 Creative Commons Jamal al-din al-Afghani and Syed Ahmad Khan: Reform, Rivalry, and Heresy in late 19th century India Teena Purohit speaks at the South Asia Seminar on 30 May 2017 Teena Purohit 27 Mar 2018
35 Creative Commons Populism as a Global Form: A Roundtable Conversation Akeel Bilgrami (Columbia), Shruti Kapila (Cambridge) and Saeed Naqvi (Foreign Correspondent and Author) speak in Oxford on 2 June 2017 Akeel Bilgrami, Shruti Kapila, Saeed Naqvi 27 Mar 2018
36 Creative Commons Scribes, Paper and the Formation of the Colonial State in North India, 1780-1840 Hayden J. Bellenoit speaks at the South Asia Seminar on 23 May 2017 Hayden J. Bellenoit 27 Mar 2018
37 Creative Commons Nihilism in the 21st Century: A Conversation with Pankaj Mishra, Shruti Kapila and David Priestland Pankaj Mishra, Shruti Kapila and David Priestland speak at St Antony's College on 3 May 2017 Pankaj Mishra, Shruti Kapila, David Priestland 27 Mar 2018
38 Creative Commons An Eminent Victorian: Gandhi and the Crisis of Liberal Democracy in the 19th Century Dilip M. Menon speaks at the South Asia Seminar on 25 April 2017 Dilip M. Menon 27 Mar 2018
39 Creative Commons The Unmaking of an Imperial Army: The Indian Army in World War II Tarak Barkawi speaks at the South Asia Seminar on 7 March 2017 Tarak Barkawi 27 Mar 2018
40 Creative Commons The Militarisation of the Chinese Citizen: the Impact of Japan Christopher Hughes speaks at the China Centre on 3 March 2017 Christopher Hughes 27 Mar 2018
41 Creative Commons An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India Shashi Tharoor speaks at St Antony's College on 1 March 2017 Shashi Tharoor 27 Mar 2018
42 Creative Commons The British High Commission in Pakistan 1947-65: Role and History Ian Talbot speaks at the South Asia Seminar on 21 November 2017 Ian Talbot 13 Mar 2018
43 Creative Commons The Political Economy of Business-State Deals in Indian States Kunal Sen speaks at the South Asia Seminar on 28 November 2017 Kunal Sen 13 Mar 2018
44 Creative Commons My Enemy's Enemy: India in Afghanistan from the Soviet Invasion to the US Withdrawal Avinash Paliwal speaks at the South Asia Seminar on 20 February 2018. Avinash Paliwal 13 Mar 2018
45 Creative Commons Farmers Matter in New India but not the Same Way: Political Settlement, Discontinuous Agrarian Policy and Class-Formations Sejuti Das Gupta speaks at the South Asia Seminar on 6 March 2018. Sejuti Das Gupta 13 Mar 2018
46 Creative Commons Civil Resistance: The Originality of Gandhi Romila Thapar, Faisal Devji, Gautham Shiralagi and Adam Roberts speak at St Antony's College on 16 October 2017 Romila Thapar, Faisal Devji, Gautham Shiralagi, Adam Roberts 13 Mar 2018
47 Creative Commons Money, Enticements, Modernity: Indian Elite Women between Anxiety and Privilege Parul Bhandari speaks at the South Asia Seminar on 27 February 2018 Parul Bhandari 13 Mar 2018
48 Creative Commons Is Myanmar's 'Buddhist nationalist' movement (also) a religious reform movement? Matthew J Walton, Ma Khin Mar Mar Kyi and Aye Thein speak at the Southeast Asia Seminar on 14 February 2018. Matthew J Walton, Ma Khin Mar Mar Kyi, Aye Thein 28 Feb 2018
49 Creative Commons Querying the Cosmopolitan in Sri Lankan and Indian Ocean History Zoltan Biedermann and Alan Strathern speak at the South Asia Seminar on 6 February 2018. Zoltán Biedermann, Alan Strathern 28 Feb 2018
50 Creative Commons Ambivalence, Ambiguity and Alienation: Making Sense of 'Tension' in North India Raphael Susewind speaks at the South Asia Seminar on 13 February 2018 Raphael Susewind 19 Feb 2018
51 Creative Commons Hindu Militarism, P.D. Tandon and the Politics of Scale in 1940s Uttar Pradesh William Gould speaks at the South Asia Seminar on 21 February 2017 William Gould 16 Feb 2018
52 Creative Commons Subaltern Counter-Publics: Dalits and Missionary Christianity in Kerala Sanal Mohan speaks at the South Asia Seminar Sanal Mohan 16 Feb 2018
53 Creative Commons Buddhism, Politics and Political Thought in Myanmar Matthew J Walton (St Antony's) in discussion with Gustaaf Houtman (Mandalay) Matthew J. Walton, Gustaaf Houtman 14 Feb 2018
54 Creative Commons Hindu Militarism, P.D. Tandon and the Politics of Scale in 1940s Uttar Pradesh William Gould speaks at the South Asia Seminar on 21 February 2017 William Gould 14 Feb 2018
55 Creative Commons Positioning Myanmar as an attractive new investment destination in Southeast Asia Sufian Jusoh speaks at the Southeast Asia Seminar. Sufian Jusoh 06 Feb 2018
56 Creative Commons The Colloquy between Muhammad and Saytan: The 18th-century Bangla Iblichnama of Garibulla Tony K Stewart (Vanderbilt) give the 2017 Majewski Lecture. Tony K Stewart 06 Feb 2018
57 Creative Commons Britain's Anglo-Indians: The Invisibility of Assimilation Rochelle Almeida speaks at the South Asia Seminar on 24 January 2017. Rochelle Almeida 05 Feb 2018
58 Creative Commons Gandhi's Inspiration A Panel Discussion with Professor Ruth Harris, Shrimati Kajal Sheth and Professor Sir Richard Sorabji. Ruth Harris, Kajal Sheth, Richard Sorabj 05 Feb 2018
59 Creative Commons Contesting the Liberal Order? China Rising in a World Not of Its Own Making Yongjin Zhang speaks at St Antony's College on 8 November 2016 Yongjin Zhang 08 Dec 2017
60 Creative Commons Feminine Abandon and the abducted Woman in post-Partition Shorey Comedies Salma Siddique speaks at the South Asia Seminar on 15 November 2016 Salma Siddique 08 Dec 2017
61 Creative Commons Directive Principles and the Expressive Accommodation of Ideological Dissenters in the Indian Constitution Tarunabh Khaitan speaks at the South Asia Seminar on 17 January 2017 Tarunabh Khaitan 08 Dec 2017
62 Creative Commons Challenges and Opportunities for strengthening State and Regional Parliaments in Myanmar Myat The Thitsar speaks at the Southeast Asia Seminar on 9 November, 2016 Myat The Thitsar 08 Dec 2017
63 Creative Commons Kashmir, India and the Future Omar Abdullah (Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir) speaks on 'Kashmir, India and the Future' at St Antony's College, Oxford Omar Abdullah 29 Nov 2017
64 Creative Commons Re-building Democracy: Parekh on Indian nationalism and the common good Colin Tyler (Hull) speaks at the South Asia Seminar on 1st November, 2016 Colin Tyler 29 Nov 2017
65 Creative Commons Concrete proposals for conflict settlements of the South China Sea disputes: Review and assessment Zheng Wang speaks at a Forum on Conflicts in the South China Sea, 19-20/10/17 Zheng Wang 15 Nov 2017
66 Creative Commons Concrete proposals for the resolution of conflicts between the Philippines and China Jay Batongbacal speaks at a Forum on Conflicts in the South China Sea, 19-20/10/17 Jay Batongbacal 15 Nov 2017
67 Creative Commons South China Sea - Vietnam's view after the July 2016 Award Nguyễn Hồng Thao speaks at a Forum on Conflicts in the South China Sea, 19-20/10/17 Nguyễn Hồng Thao 15 Nov 2017
68 Creative Commons ASEAN and Regional Cooperation in the South China Sea Robert Beckman speaks at a Forum on Conflicts in the South China Sea, 19-20/10/17 Robert Beckman 15 Nov 2017
69 Creative Commons Functional cooperative management in the South China Sea Vivian Forbes speaks at a Forum on Conflicts in the South China Sea, 19-20/10/17 Vivian Forbes 15 Nov 2017
70 Creative Commons Base points and equity applicable to the resolution of conflicts Robin Cleverly speaks at a Forum on Conflicts in the South China Sea, 19-20/10/17 Robin Cleverly 15 Nov 2017
71 Creative Commons Will naval power close the South China Sea chapter? Alessio Patalano speaks at a Forum on Conflicts in the South China Sea, 19-20/10/17 Alessio Patalano 15 Nov 2017
72 Creative Commons UNCLOS and the South China Sea Conflicts Nong Hong speaks at a Forum on Conflicts in the South China Sea, 19-20/10/17 Nong Hong 15 Nov 2017
73 Creative Commons Thinking of the unthinkable Jerome Cohen speaks at a Forum on Conflicts in the South China Sea, 19-20/10/17 Jerome Cohen 15 Nov 2017
74 Creative Commons What’s wrong with the status quo? Bill Hayton speaks at a Forum on Conflicts in the South China Sea, 19-20/10/17 Bill Hayton 15 Nov 2017
75 Creative Commons Between Hope and Despair: Living with Difference in Today's Indonesia Laksmi Pamuntjak gives a keynote lecture at the EuroSEAS 2017 conference in Oxford Laksmi Pamuntjak 23 Oct 2017
76 Creative Commons The Sino-Thais' Right Turn towards China Kasian Tejapira gives a keynote lecture at the 2017 EuroSEAS conference Kasian Tejapira 04 Oct 2017
77 Creative Commons The Uniqueness of Downtown Yangon Su Su (Mandalay Technological University) speaks on 'The Uniqueness of Downtown Yangon' at the Southeast Asia Seminar on 26 October 2016 Su Su 28 Jun 2017
78 Creative Commons Book Launch: The Karen and the Gift of Education Book Launch: The Karen and the Gift of Education, by Pia Jolliffe Pia Jolliffe, Reshmi Banerjee 26 Jun 2017
79 Creative Commons Distinction or Distraction? The politics of connoisseurship in eighteenth-century Rajput courts Richard Williams speaks at the South Asia Seminar on 10 May 2016 Richard Williams 19 Jun 2017
80 Creative Commons Defending British India Against Napoleon: The Foreign Policy of Governor-General Lord Minto, 1807-13 Aditya Das and Huw Bowen speak at St Antony's for the launch of Defending British India Against Napoleon: The Foreign Policy of Governor-General Lord Minto, 1807-13 Aditya Das, Huw Bowen 13 Jun 2017
81 Creative Commons Fanon transformed? The new writings Robert Young speaks at St Antony's on 'Fanon transformed? The new writings' as part of the TORCH series Rethinking the Contemporary Robert Young 13 Jun 2017
82 Creative Commons Of Nomadology and India(n-ness) Avishek Ray speaks at the South Asia Seminar on 11 October 2016 Avishek Ray 01 Jun 2017
83 Creative Commons A Zionist Passage to India? Arie Dubnov speaks at the South Asia Seminar on 18.10.2016 Arie Dubnov 01 Jun 2017
84 Creative Commons A Journey from Cambodia to America and Back! Sothy Tep speaks at the Southeast Asia Seminar on 13 Februrary 2017 Sothy Tep 11 May 2017
85 Creative Commons Feeling Untouched: Space, Emotions and Untouchability Jesús Cháirez-Garza speaks at the South Asia Seminar Jesús Cháirez-Garza 21 Apr 2017
86 Creative Commons Pakistan and Ireland: Exploring Comparative Constitutional Perspectives on Decolonisation, Dominion Status, and Beyond Mara Malagodi and Luke McDonagh speak at the South Asia Seminar Mara Malagodi, Luke McDonagh 21 Apr 2017
87 Creative Commons The Bureaucratisation of Islam and its Socio-Legal Dimensions in Southeast Asia: Outlines of a Collaborative Research Project Dominik M. Müller speaks at the Southeast Asia Seminar. Dominik M. Müller 21 Apr 2017
88 Creative Commons Pakistan and the Late Colonial Crisis of Sovereignty David Gilmartin speaks at the Intellectual History for Pakistan workshop on March 1st, 2016 David Gilmartin 21 Apr 2017
89 Creative Commons Transforming Memory: Community Recollections of Inter-Religious Peace and Conflict in Myanmar Phyu Phyu Thi and Matthew J. Walton speak at the Southeast Asia Seminar on 1 March 2017. Phyu Phyu Thi, Matthew J. Walton 10 Apr 2017
90 Creative Commons Maulana Bhashani, Marxists and Murids, c. 1957-60s Layli Uddin speaks at the Intellectual History for Pakistan workshop on March 1st, 2016 Layli Uddin 06 Jul 2016
91 Creative Commons Is the Taj Mahal Pakistani? Teaching Pakistani History - Teaching Pakistanis History Akbar Zaidi speaks at the Intellectual History for Pakistan workshop on March 1st, 2016 Akbar Zaidi 06 Jul 2016
92 Creative Commons Identity Formation through National Calendar: The Politics of Commemoration in Pakistan Ali Usman Qasmi speaks at the Intellectual History for Pakistan workshop on March 1st, 2016 Ali Usman Qasmi 06 Jul 2016
93 Creative Commons On the Concept of Heritage in Contemporary Pakistan Chris Moffat speaks at the Intellectual History for Pakistan workshop on March 1st, 2016 Chris Moffat 06 Jul 2016
94 Creative Commons Intizar Husain: Literature and a Sense of Historical Difference Nauman Naqvi speaks at the Intellectual History for Pakistan workshop on March 1st, 2016 Nauman Naqvi 06 Jul 2016
95 Creative Commons Histories of the ephemeral: writing on music in the late Mughal world Dr Katherine Butler Schofield speaks at the South Asia Seminar on March 8th, 2016 Katherine Butler Schofield 28 Jun 2016
96 Creative Commons "On the Colonisation of India": Public Meetings, Debates and Disputes (Calcutta 1829) Professor Chaudhuri speaks at the South Asia Seminar on a public meeting held in Calcutta, on December 15th, 1829. Rosinka Chaudhuri 16 Jun 2016
97 Creative Commons Tagore and the theology of the global Professor Pradip Dutta speaks on Tagore at the South Asia Seminar Pradip Dutta 16 Jun 2016
98 Creative Commons The prospects for enhancing democracy and development in the Philippines: The 2016 elections and beyond David Timberman speaks at the Southeast Asia seminar. David Timberman 13 Jun 2016
99 Creative Commons Women and Conflict in India Dr Sanghamitra Choudhury speaks at the launch of her book on Women and Conflict in India Sanghamitra Choudhury 06 Jun 2016
100 Creative Commons Rediscovering the Primitive: Adivasi Histories in and after Subaltern Studies Uday Chandra speaks at the South Asia Seminar Uday Chandra 02 Jun 2016