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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 Opposition Politics in India Salman Khurshid speaks at St Antony's College on 28 February 2018 Salman Khurshid, Shruti Kapila 06 Apr 2018
2 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
3 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
4 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
5 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
6 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
7 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
8 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
9 Creative Commons The Untouchable Citizen Jason Keith Fernandes speaks at the South Asia Seminar on 6 June 2017 Jason Keith Fernandes 28 Mar 2018
10 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
11 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
12 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
13 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
14 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
15 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
16 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
17 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
18 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
19 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
20 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
21 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
22 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
23 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
24 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
25 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
26 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
27 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
28 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
29 Creative Commons Subaltern Counter-Publics: Dalits and Missionary Christianity in Kerala Sanal Mohan speaks at the South Asia Seminar Sanal Mohan 16 Feb 2018
30 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
31 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
32 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
33 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
34 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
35 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
36 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
37 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
38 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
39 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
40 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
41 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
42 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
43 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
44 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
45 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
46 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
47 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
48 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
49 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
50 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
51 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
52 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
53 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
54 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
55 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
56 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
57 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
58 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
59 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
60 Creative Commons A Zionist Passage to India? Arie Dubnov speaks at the South Asia Seminar on 18.10.2016 Arie Dubnov 01 Jun 2017
61 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
62 Creative Commons Feeling Untouched: Space, Emotions and Untouchability Jesús Cháirez-Garza speaks at the South Asia Seminar Jesús Cháirez-Garza 21 Apr 2017
63 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
64 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
65 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
66 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
67 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
68 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
69 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
70 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
71 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
72 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
73 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
74 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
75 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
76 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
77 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
78 Creative Commons Fighting Extremism Through Islamic Moderation Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir (Menteri Besar - Chief Minister - of Perak, Malaysia) speaks at St Antony's College Zambry Abdul Kadir 31 May 2016
79 Creative Commons The Traffic in Hierarchy: Precedence and Power in Burmese Social Life Dr Ward Keeler speaks at the Southeast Asia Seminar. Ward Keeler 24 May 2016
80 Creative Commons Living in a Time of Deception: a Historical Memoir of Singapore 1945-65 Dr Poh Soo Kai speaks at the Southeast Asia seminar on May 4th, 2016. Poh Soo Kai 05 May 2016
81 Creative Commons The Gift of Education? Learning, migration and intergenerational relations among Karen refugees in Thailand and the United Kingdom Dr Pia Jolliffe speaks at the Southeast Asia Seminar Pia Jolliffe 28 Apr 2016
82 Creative Commons The Development of Islamic Finance in Malaysia: Facts, Issues and Potential Arshad Mohamed Ismail speaks on Islamic Finance at the Southeast Asia seminar Arshad Mohamed Ismail 21 Apr 2016
83 Creative Commons Timor-Leste, Challenges in Post-Independence: From Dream to Reality José Ramos-Horta, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Former President of East Timor, speaks at St Antony's College. José Ramos-Horta 19 Apr 2016
84 Creative Commons Trading with the Enemy: the Making of US Export Control Policy toward the People's Republic of China Dr Hugo Meijer gives a talk at the International Political Economy of East Asia seminar. Hugo Meijer 28 Mar 2016
85 Creative Commons The Oxford India Lecture: An Undocumented Wonder - the Making of the Great Indian Election Dr S Y Quraishi gives the Oxford India lecture 2016. S.Y. Quraishi 24 Mar 2016
86 Creative Commons The Political Economy of the Indo-Myanmar Frontier: Exploring Historical Links and Current Challenges in Mizo-Chin Relations Dr Reshmi Banerjee speaks at the South Asia seminar. Reshmi Banerjee 24 Mar 2016
87 Creative Commons Is the 21st Century Asia's? NB: The first minutes of the presentation were not recorded. Professor Danny Quah speaks at the International Politics of East Asia Seminar Danny Quah 24 Mar 2016
88 Creative Commons Mechanism of oppression, Dalits and legal developments in India Dr Dag Erik Berg speaks at the South Asian seminar. Dag Erik Berg 24 Mar 2016
89 Creative Commons The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: a first step towards a sino-centric regional order? Drs Matteo Dian and Silvia Menegazzi give a talk on the AIIB at the International Political Economy of East Asia Seminar Matteo Dian, Silvia Menegazzi 11 Feb 2016
90 Creative Commons China's Economic Nationalists: from Bretton Woods to Bandung Dr Amy King, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, The Australian National University, gives a talk for the Asian Studies Centre. Amy King 08 Feb 2016
91 Creative Commons The Making of a Constitution: Pakistan and the Question of Sovereignty Dr Yaqoob Khan Bangash gives a talk on Pakistan and it's constitutional sovereignty on 19th January 2016. Yaqoob Khan Bangash 01 Feb 2016
92 Creative Commons The Geopolitics of Change in Burma Bertil Lintner (Independent Journalist and Author) speaks at the Southeast Asia Seminar on 20th January 2016. Bertil Lintner 27 Jan 2016
93 Intimate Rivals: Japanese Domestic Politics and a Rising China Sheila Smith (Council on Foreign Relations) gives a talk for the Asian Studies Centre on 24th November 2015. Sheila A Smith 08 Dec 2015
94 A Vote for Authoritarianism? Reflections of Singapore's 2015 General Election Pingtjin Thum (Research Associate, Centre for Global History; Coordinator, Project Southeast Asia) speaks at the Southeast Asia seminar on 21st October 2015. Pingtjin Thum 08 Dec 2015
95 The Alchemist of Exile: Writing the Life of a Vietnamese Political Prisoner Dr Lorraine Paterson gives a talk at the Southeast Asia Seminar on June 10th, 2015. Lorraine Paterson 01 Jul 2015
96 Rumors, riots, and taxis: The politics of Myanmar's new media infrastructure Southeast Asia Seminar Trinity Term 2015 Matt Schissler 23 Jun 2015
97 The Diffusion of Islamic Laws Across Indonesia A talk as part of the Southeast Asia Seminar Series Michael Buehler 25 Feb 2015
98 Creative Commons Chinese Reform in Light of James Meade's Liberal Socialism. Zhiyuan Cui (Tsinghua University) gives the Chun-tu Hsueh Distinguished Lecture 2014. Zhiyuan Cui 17 Dec 2014
99 Creative Commons Dr. Ansari and the Indian Medical Mission to the Ottoman Empire, 1912-13 Dr Burak Akçapar talks on his book 'People's Mission: Dr. Ansari and the Indian Medical Mission to the Ottoman Empire, 1912-13' published by Oxford University Press. Burak Akcapar 04 Dec 2014
100 Creative Commons Changing Buddhist Identities in Contemporary Myanmar (Burma) As Burma (Myanmar) opens up to the world during a period of rapid change, Matthew J Walton, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, explores the effects on Buddhist identities. Matthew Walton 04 Dec 2014