Rayna Denison – The Hidden History of Studio Ghibli: Short Films, Advertising and the Industrial Reality of Japanese Animation

Event Date:11 April 2019 Royal Asiatic Society 14 Stephenson Way London NW1 2HD   The Royal Asiatic Society presents: Dr. Rayna Denison (University of East Anglia) – The Hidden History of Studio Ghibli: Short Films, Advertising and the Industrial Reality of Japanese Animation While Studio Ghibli’s films have become famous around the world, their animation production in other areas remains …

Yossef Rapoport – Lost Maps of the Caliphs: Drawing the World in Eleventh-Century Cairo

Event Date: 7 March 2019 Royal Asiatic Society 14 Stephenson Way London NW1 2HD   The Royal Asiatic Society presents: Dr. Yossef Rapoport (Queen Mary, UoL) – Lost Maps of the Caliphs: Drawing the World in Eleventh-Century Cairo – Lecture and Book Launch About a millennium ago, an unknown author in Cairo completed a large and richly illustrated book. In …

Oliver Crawford – The Languages of Indonesian Socialism

Event Date: 19 February 2019 Royal Asiatic Society 14 Stephenson Way London NW1 2HD   The Royal Asiatic Society presents: Dr Oliver Crawford (University of Cambridge) – The Languages of Indonesian Socialism In the interwar years, Marxism exercised a powerful influence on Indonesian intellectual and political life. The most conspicuous proof of the spread of Marxism was the formation of …

Cailah Jackson – The Arts of the Book in a Time of Conflict: Manuscripts of Late Medieval Konya

Event Date: 10 January 2019 Royal Asiatic Society 14 Stephenson Way London NW1 2HD   The Royal Asiatic Society presents: Dr. Cailah Jackson (Oxford University) – The Arts of the Book in a Time of Conflict: Manuscripts of Late Medieval Konya This presentation will discuss several illuminated manuscripts produced in Konya between 1278 and 1332. Consisting mainly of works by …

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 …