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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 South Asian 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
101 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
102 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
103 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
104 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
105 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
106 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
107 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
108 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
109 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
110 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
111 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
112 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
113 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
114 Rumors, riots, and taxis: The politics of Myanmar's new media infrastructure Southeast Asia Seminar Trinity Term 2015 Matt Schissler 23 Jun 2015
115 The Diffusion of Islamic Laws Across Indonesia A talk as part of the Southeast Asia Seminar Series Michael Buehler 25 Feb 2015
116 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
117 Creative Commons Dr. Ansari and the Indian Medical Mission to the Ottoman Empire, 1912-13 Dr Burak Akcapar 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
118 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
119 Timor Leste Route to Democracy: a critical appraisal The first talk given as part of the Southeast Asia Seminar, St Antony's College during MT14 Rui Feijo 22 Oct 2014
120 Anti-Muslim Movements in Sri Lanka and Myanmar: Connections and Commonalities This talk examines the recent rise of violence perpetrated by Buddhist nationalists on Muslim and Christian residents in Sri Lanka and Myanmar. Matthew Walton 08 Apr 2014
121 Creative Commons Closing Myanmar's Pandora Box: resolving the Buddhist-Muslim Conflict Public lecture and discussion organised by the Middle East and Asian Studies Centres, St Antony's College, in collaboration with Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies and the Sultan Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Centre for Islamic Studies, Universiti Brunei Darussalam Matthew Walton, Tariq Ramadan 20 Jun 2014
122 Creative Commons Religion as a Motive for Exclusion in Contemporary Western Democracies A co-sponsored event from the Asian Studies Centre, the Dahrendorf programme for the Study of Freedom, the Middle East Centre and North American Studies Programme from the world renowned from the author of the award-winning book a Secular Age Charles Taylor 20 Jun 2014
123 Creative Commons The Emerging Agro-Industrial Complex in Burma: the Politicis of Land Reform, Land Grabs and Resistances, and the Chinese Presence This talk examines Land Politicis in Burma Kevin Woods 30 May 2014
124 Creative Commons Thailand and the Rule of No Law A talk given as part of the Southeast Asia Seminar Series Verapat Pariyawong 26 Jun 2014
125 Creative Commons Ethnicity and Experiences of Conflict in Burma: An Informal Rountable Discussion An Informal Rountable Discussion on Burma Matthew J. Walton, Nbyen Dan Hkung Awng, Paing Soe Hlaing, Karen Hargrave 30 May 2014
126 Creative Commons Burma: Towards 2015 and Beyond Roundtable Discussion on the future of Burma Andrew McLeod, Benedict Rogers, Herve Lemahieu 30 May 2014
127 Creative Commons Jeko Khere So Khaye (He who tills has the right to eat); 'development' and the politics of agrarian reform in late 1940s and early 1950s in Sindh Sarah Ansari (Royal Holloway) gives a talk for the Asian Studies Centre seminar series. Sarah Ansari 26 Nov 2020
128 Rajput loyalties in the Mughal age Cynthia Talbot (Texas at Austin) gives a talk for the Asian Studies Centre seminar series on Mughal India and the Rajput. Cynthia Talbot 12 Nov 2020
129 Global histories of hierarachy? Reflections from India on Caste, race and the Black Lives Matter movement Nayanika Mathur (Oxford) and Rosalind O'Hanlon (Oxford) give a talk for the Modern South Asian Studies seminars on the Black Lives Matter movement. Nayanika Mathur, Rosalind O'Hanlon 11 Nov 2020
130 Domestic audience costs and foreign policy making in India: recent shifts in the BJP's strategy Unlike ever before in India’s history, domestic political calculations and audience costs dictate the shaping of the country’s foreign and security policy. Happymon Jacob 05 Nov 2020
131 Pandemic as event: thinking modern Indian society through a crisis Conjunctures and crises reveal the fault lines of a society. Covid 19 and the resultant lockdown in India have brought back memories of the devastation wrought by the flu epidemic of 1918 and the political crackdown by the colonial government. Dilip Menon 05 Nov 2020
132 Ethics at the Edge of Madness Ethics at the Edge of Madness - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Anand Vivek Taneja 20 Jan 2020
133 The Opioid Epidemic in India The Opioid Epidemic in India - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Bhrigupati Singh 20 Jan 2020
134 Psychoanalysis of the Oppressed, A Practice of Freedom Psychoanalysis of the Oppressed, A Practice of Freedom - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Ankhi Mukherjee 20 Jan 2020
135 Issues in Public Health in India Issues in Public Health in India - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Keshav Desiraju 20 Jan 2020
136 The Indian Oedipus The Indian Oedipus - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Shruti Kapila 20 Jan 2020
137 Welcome Welcome - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Roger Goodman, Baroness Royall of Blaisdon 20 Jan 2020
138 Mental health and stress the multi-disciplinary teams approach Mental health and stress the multi-disciplinary teams approachl - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Georgia Watson 20 Jan 2020
139 Community-based interventions for common mental disorders in low and middle-income countries Community-based interventions for common mental disorders in low and middle-income countries - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Soumitra Pathare 20 Jan 2020
140 Public Health England’s Global Mental Health initiative Public Health England’s Global Mental Health initiative - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Anees Pari 20 Jan 2020
141 Non-specialist health worker interventions for mental health care in low- and middle- income countries Non-specialist health worker interventions for mental health care in low- and middle- income countries - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Prathap Tharyan 20 Jan 2020
142 Opening address Opening address - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Premila Webster 20 Jan 2020
143 Responsive mental health systems to address the poverty, homelessness and mental illness nexus Responsive mental health systems to address the poverty, homelessness and mental illness nexus - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Lakshmi Narasimhan 20 Jan 2020
144 Innovative provision of primary mental health care in rural India Innovative provision of primary mental health care in rural Indial - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Pallab Maulik 20 Jan 2020
145 Ecology and Mental Health in India Ecology and Mental Health in India - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Maan Barua, Sushrut Jadhav 20 Jan 2020
146 Identifying perinatal depression in resource-constrained settings Identifying perinatal depression in resource-constrained settings - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Gracia Fellmeth 20 Jan 2020
147 The Mental Health Act in India - what next? The Mental Health Act in India - what next? - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Keshav Desiraju 20 Jan 2020
148 Working outside the traditional clinical model Working outside the traditional clinical model - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Anna Tharyan 20 Jan 2020
149 The Young and the Restless: Youth and Politics in India Book reading and Discussion with Gurmehar Kaur Gurmehar Kaur, Ria Kapoor 01 Mar 2019
150 Creative Commons CSASP Event - The Political Crisis in Sri Lanka Disscussion on the Political Crisis in Sri Lanka Gehan Gunatilleke, Rajesh Venugopal, Asanga Welikala, Shamara Wettimuny 18 Jan 2019
151 Creative Commons Saleem Arif Quadri in conversation with Sarah Wilson Saleem Arif Quadri and Sarah Wilson speak at the Art of Independence Conference on 13 October 2018. Saleem Arif Quadri, Sarah Wilson 10 Jul 2018
152 Creative Commons Amar Kanwar in conversation with Rattanamol Johal Amar Kanwar and Rattanamol Johal speak at theArt of Independence Conference on 13 October 2018. Amar Kanwar, Rattanamol Johal 10 Jul 2018
153 Creative Commons Shahzia Sikander in conversation with Faisal Devji Shahzia Sikander and Faisal Devji speak at the Art of Independence Conference on 13 October 2018. Shahzia Sikander, Faisal Devji 10 Jul 2018
154 Creative Commons Subodh Gupta, Steel and the Subject of India Shruti Kapila speaks at the Art of Independence Conference on 13 October 2018. Shruti Kapila 10 Jul 2018
155 Creative Commons Art of Independence, Day 2: Introductory comments Abhay Sardesai's introductory remarks at the second day of the Artof Independence Conference on 13 October 2018. Abhay Sardesai 10 Jul 2018
156 Creative Commons “Dressed to Impress”: Indian art in the western gaze Sona Datta speaks at the Art of Independence Conference on 13 October 2018. Sona Datta 10 Jul 2018
157 Creative Commons Shahid Sajjad, Zainul Abedin and a Turn to Nature in Pakistan 1965-71 Mariah Lookman speaks at the Art of Independence Conference on 13 October 2018. Mariah Lookman 10 Jul 2018
158 Creative Commons Who Counts and How? Independence and the Aesthetics of Caste Kajri Jain speaks at the Art of Independence Conference on 12 October 2018. Kajri Jain 10 Jul 2018
159 Creative Commons Art of Independence, Day 2:Welcome by Director of the Courtauld Institute Deborah Swallow opens the second day of the Art of Independence Conference on 13 October 2018. Deborah Swallow 10 Jul 2018
160 Creative Commons On Lines of Control Hammad Nasar speaks at the Art of Independence Conference on 12 October 2018. Hammad Nasar 10 Jul 2018
161 Creative Commons Gandhian Modernism? Nandalal Bose and the painting of politics Gautham Shiralagi speaks at the Art of IndependenceConference on 12 October 2018. Gautham Shiralagi 10 Jul 2018
162 Creative Commons Mother Dearest: The Body of the Indian Nation Zehra Jumabhoy speaks at the Art of Independence Conference on 12 October 2018. Zehra Jumabhoy 10 Jul 2018
163 Creative Commons Mother India: Nargis and female stardom from 1947 to 1957 Rachel Dwyer speaks at the Art of Independence Conference on 12 October 2018. Rachel Dwyer 10 Jul 2018
164 Creative Commons The Dasturzada Dr Jal Pavry Memorial Lecture: Event and Code: The Future of the Image, and of Nations Chris Pinney gives the Dasturzada Dr Jal Pavry Memorial Lecture at the Art of Independence Conference on 12 October 2018. Chris Pinney 10 Jul 2018
165 Creative Commons Partha Mitter in conversation with Mallica Kumbera Landrus Partha Mitter and Mallica Kumbera Landrus speak at the Art of Independence Conference on 12 October 2018. Partha Mitter, Mallica Kumbera Landrus 10 Jul 2018
166 Creative Commons Bapu’s Miracle, the Quaid’s Boon and a Freedom to Remake Salma Siddique speaks at the Art of Independence Conference on 12 October 2018. Salma Siddique 10 Jul 2018
167 Creative Commons An Indian Darkness: Notes on a Diffident Modernity Srirupa Roy speaks at the Art of Independence Conference on 13 October 2018. Srirupa Roy 10 Jul 2018
168 Creative Commons Art of Independence, Day 1: Introduction to the day and the theme of Conference Faisal Devji's introductory remarks at the Art of Independence Conference on 12 October 2018. Faisal Devji 10 Jul 2018
169 Creative Commons Amritsar’s Partition Museum Meghnad Desai speaks at the Art of Independence Conference on 12 October 2018. Meghnad Desai 10 Jul 2018
170 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
171 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
172 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
173 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
174 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
175 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
176 Creative Commons The Failure of South Asian Regionalism Lawrence Sáez speaks at the International Relations of India Seminar on 9 May 2018 Lawrence Sáez 10 Jul 2018
177 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
178 Creative Commons Art of Independence, Day 1: Welcome by Director of the Ashmolean Museum Alexander Sturgis opens the Art ofIndependence Conference on 12 October 2018. Alexander Sturgis 10 Jul 2018
179 Creative Commons Roundtable Discussion: The Future of Karen in Myanmar/Burma and the diaspora Benedict Rogers, Martin Smith, Richard Dolan and Justine Chambers speak at 'The Karen in 2017: Resilience, Aspirations and Politics' workshop on 15 June 2017. Benedict Rogers, Martin Smith, Richard Dolan, Justine Chambers 04 Jul 2018
180 Creative Commons From Conflict to Ceasefire: Landmines as a form of community protection in Eastern Myanmar Greg Cathcart speaks at the 'The Karen in 2017: Resilience, Aspirations and Politics' workshop on 15 June 2017. Greg Cathcart 04 Jul 2018
181 Creative Commons 'Everything has changed' yet 'I have nothing': the trans-border lives of Karen women from Hpa-an, Myanmar Indrė Balčaitė speaks at the 'The Karen in 2017: Resilience, Aspirations and Politics' workshop on 15 June 2017. Indrė Balčaitė 04 Jul 2018
182 Creative Commons History of Social Suffering and the Social Agent Michael Vinai Boonlue speaks at the 'The Karen in 2017: Resilience, Aspirations and Politics' workshop on 15 June 2017. Michael Vinai Boonlue 04 Jul 2018
183 Creative Commons Comparing the KNU and KIO ceasefire experiences David Brenner speaks at the 'The Karen in 2017: Resilience, Aspirations and Politics' workshop on 15 June 2017. David Brenner 04 Jul 2018
184 Creative Commons Non-state welfare and the politics of abandonment: Northern Karen State in the shadow of the 1990s Gerard McCarthy speaks at the 'The Karen in 2017: Resilience, Aspirations and Politics' workshop on 15 June 2017. Gerard McCarthy 04 Jul 2018
185 Creative Commons Humanitarian Aid and the Karen Alexander Horstmann speaks at the 'The Karen in 2017: Resilience, Aspirations and Politics' workshop on 15 June 2017. Alexander Horstmann 04 Jul 2018
186 Creative Commons Coming of Age in Hpa-an- Hope and Visions of the Good Life Justine Chambers speaks at the 'The Karen in 2017: Resilience, Aspirations and Politics' workshop on 15 June 2017. Justine Chambers 04 Jul 2018
187 Creative Commons Vulnerability, Poverty, Displacement and the absence of Interim Arrangements: Karen Communities in Ceasefire areas of Southeast Burma/Myanmar Tim Schroeder speaks at the 'The Karen in 2017: Resilience, Aspirations and Politics' workshop on 15 June 2017. Tim Schroeder 04 Jul 2018
188 Creative Commons Perinatal Depression in Migrant and Refugee Karen and Burmese women in Tak Province, Thailand Gracia Fellmeth speaks at the 'The Karen in 2017: Resilience, Aspirations and Politics' workshop on 15 June 2017. Gracia Fellmeth 04 Jul 2018
189 Creative Commons The Karen, Education and the Diaspora Bob Anderson speaks at the 'The Karen in 2017: Resilience, Aspirations and Politics' workshop on 15 June 2017. Bob Anderson 04 Jul 2018
190 Creative Commons The Karen and the Gift of Education Pia Jolliffe speaks at the 'The Karen in 2017: Resilience, Aspirations and Politics' workshop on 15 June 2017. Pia Jolliffe 04 Jul 2018
191 Creative Commons Ending Impunity is the Key to Combatting Gender-Based Violence Naw Wah Ku Shee speaks at the 'Gender, Rights and Justice in a Transitioning Myanmar' conference on 13 November 2017. Naw Wah Ku Shee 04 Jul 2018
192 Creative Commons Female MPs and the Protection of Human Rights May Win Myint speaks at the 'Gender, Rights and Justice in a Transitioning Myanmar' conference on 13 November 2017. May Win Myint 04 Jul 2018
193 Creative Commons Challenges and Opportunities for Women and Girls in Myanmar Janet Jackson speaks at the 'Gender, Rights and Justice in a Transitioning Myanmar' conference on 13 November 2017. Janet Jackson 04 Jul 2018
194 Creative Commons Partition/Independence? Working with Contested South Asian Political Histories in Manchester's Museums and Galleries Nick Merriman speaks at the Art of Independence Conference on 12 October 2018. Nick Merriman 10 Jul 2018
195 Creative Commons Gender and Drug Policy Mai Hla Aye speaks at the 'Gender, Rights and Justice in a Transitioning Myanmar' conference on 13 November 2017. Mai Hla Aye 04 Jul 2018
196 Creative Commons Law and Gender-Based Violence in Transitioning Myanmar Htar Htar speaks at the 'Gender, Rights and Justice in a Transitioning Myanmar' conference on 13 November 2017. Htar Htar 04 Jul 2018
197 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
198 Creative Commons Constructing Female Citizenship: Education and Activism in Transition Elizabeth Maber speaks at the 'Gender, Rights and Justice in a Transitioning Myanmar' conference on 13 November 2017. Elizabeth Maber 04 Jul 2018
199 Creative Commons Gender and Health Aye Aye Chit speaks at the 'Gender, Rights and Justice in a Transitioning Myanmar' conference on 13 November 2017. Aye Aye Chit 04 Jul 2018
200 Creative Commons Gender and Education Aye Aye Chit speaks at the 'Gender, Rights and Justice in a Transitioning Myanmar' conference on 13 November 2017. Aye Aye Chit 04 Jul 2018