Alexandra Green – Sir Stamford Raffles: Civilised Views of Java

Event Date: 13 December 2018 Royal Asiatic Society 14 Stephenson Way London NW1 2HD   The Royal Asiatic Society presents: Dr. Alexandra Green (British Museum) – Sir Stamford Raffles: Civilised Views of Java Alexandra Green is Henry Ginsburg Curator for Southeast Asia at the British Museum. She has a PhD on the subject of 18th century Burmese wall paintings from …

Ian Gow – The Scottish Sinologist Alexander Wylie 1815-1887: Missionary, Man of Letters, Mathemetician

Event Date: 11 December 2018 Royal Asiatic Society 14 Stephenson Way London NW1 2HD   The Royal Asiatic Society presents: Professor Ian Gow (Edinburgh) – The Scottish Sinologist Alexander Wylie 1815-1887: Missionary, Man of Letters, Mathemetician Alexander Wylie was one of the leading members of a unique concentration of Missionary Scholars and who lived and worked in Shanghai in the …

Elguja Khintibidze and Henry Sanford – Britain-Georgia Connection through Personalities & Arts; Rustaveli and Shakespeare

Event Date: 27 November 2018 Royal Asiatic Society 14 Stephenson Way London NW1 2HD   The Royal Asiatic Society presents: Professor Elguja Khintibidze (Tbilisi State University) and Dr. Henry Sanford – Britain-Georgia Connection through Personalities & Arts; Rustaveli and Shakespeare This event explores the Britain-Georgia Connection through two talks. The first, on the theme of Personalities & Arts, consists of …

Jacob Ghazarian – The Ancient Silk Road: Its enduring impact on China and renewed objectives

Event Date: 20 November 2018 Royal Asiatic Society 14 Stephenson Way London NW1 2HD   The Royal Asiatic Society presents: Dr. Jacob Ghazarian (Oxford) – The Ancient Silk Road: Its enduring impact on China and renewed objectives This lecture will deal with the arrival of Buddhism, Christianity and Islam in China, and more specifically the recent revival of interest in …

Omar Khan – Paper Jewels: Postcards from the Raj

Event Date: 7 November 2018 Royal Asiatic Society 14 Stephenson Way London NW1 2HD   The Royal Asiatic Society presents: Book Launch: Paper Jewels: Postcards from the Raj Paper Jewels Postcards from the Raj by Omar Khan, a 518 Vintage Postcard Tour of India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, is co-published by Mapin Publishing and the Alkazi Collection of Photography (August …

George Michell and Helen Philon in conversation – The Islamic Architecture of the Deccan

Event Date: 2 November 2018 Royal Asiatic Society 14 Stephenson Way London NW1 2HD   The Royal Asiatic Society presents: Dr. George Michell (Independent Architectural Historian) and Dr. Helen Philon (Deccan Heritage Foundation) in conversation: The Islamic Architecture of the Deccan Dr. Michell and Dr. Philon will give a joint presentation in the form of a dialogue on their newly …

Peter Hibbard – More than a Stuffed Bird Show: The RAS Legacy in Shanghai

Event Date: 23 October 2018 Royal Asiatic Society 14 Stephenson Way London NW1 2HD   The Royal Asiatic Society presents: Peter Hibbard MBE (RAS, Shanghai) – More than a Stuffed Bird Show: The RAS Legacy in Shanghai In 1857 the founding fathers of the North China Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society (NCBRAS) in Shanghai foretold that the city was …

Mehreen Chida-Razvi – The Mughal Madonna: Representations of the Virgin in Jahangiri-era Architecture

Event Date: 11 October 2018 Royal Asiatic Society 14 Stephenson Way London NW1 2HD   The Royal Asiatic Society presents: Dr. Mehreen Chida-Razvi (SOAS) – The Mughal Madonna: Representations of the Virgin in Jahangiri-era Architecture From the arrival of Jesuit missionaries to the court of the Mughal emperor, Akbar (r.1556-1605), Christian imagery was depicted by Mughal artists in works on …

Rosie Llewellyn-Jones – ‘My Dear Schomberg’: Letters from Sir Aurel Stein

Event Date: 4 October 2018 Royal Asiatic Society 14 Stephenson Way London NW1 2HD   The Royal Asiatic Society presents: Dr. Rosie Llewellyn-Jones MBE (Independent Scholar) – ‘My Dear Schomberg’: Letters from Sir Aurel Stein Sir Aurel Stein’s life and work has been extensively examined in books and biographies. He was a prolific letter writer but surprisingly none of his …