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Seminar – 4 June – Riamsara Knapp

May 24th, 2019 by anna.c

ALL WELCOME Tuesday 4 June 2019 4.30–6.00 Mond Building Seminar Room Riamsara Knapp MIASU, University of Cambridge Himalayan Connections: Melting Glaciers, Sacred Landscapes and Mobile Technologies in a Changing Climate This presentation introduces the interdisciplinary ‘Himalayan Connections’ project, which explores environmental perceptions and decision-making at a pivotal moment of change in two Buddhist communities in […]

Seminar – 21 May – Séagh Kehoe

May 7th, 2019 by anna.c

ALL WELCOME Tuesday 21 May 2019 4.30–6.00 Mond Building Seminar Room Séagh Kehoe University of Leicester Losing the “Spirit of the Grasslands”: Economic Development, Cultural Commercialisation, and the Online Politics of Representation of Tibetan Modernity in Contemporary China A core concern of the Great Western Development Campaign (GWDC) is the pursuit of national unity, social […]

Lunchtime seminar – 1 May – Ka-ming Wu

April 25th, 2019 by anna.c

  Mond Building Seminar Room, Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RF Wednesday 1 May 2019, 12.00–1.00 Ka-ming Wu Visiting Fellow, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge  Living with Waste: Becoming Free As Waste Pickers in Chinese Cities Many think that waste pickers are precarious and stigmatized workers in the global south. […]

Seminar – 7 May – Ildikó Bellér-Hann

April 25th, 2019 by anna.c

ALL WELCOME Tuesday 7 May 2019 4.30–6.00 Mond Building Seminar Room Ildikó Bellér-Hann University of Copenhagen Uyghur Muslim Identity: Local historical narratives from Eastern Xinjiang Studying Muslims in socialist Xinjiang is difficult due to the government’s increasingly repressive policies. Scholars have investigated Islam among the Uyghur with reference to reformism, symbolic resistance and contemporary adaptations […]

Visiting Scholars – Easter Term 2019

April 25th, 2019 by anna.c

Easter Term 2019 We welcome the following visiting scholars this term – January 2018 – December 2019: Valeriya Gazizova, post doctoral research associate working on her project: ‘Clandestine Buddhism’ in Soviet Kalmykia (1958-1988) and its role in the post-Soviet Buddhist revival’. The project is funded by the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation in Buddhist […]