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The Asian Studies Centre was founded in 1982 at St Antony’s College and is primarily a coordinating organization which exists to bring together specialists from a wide variety of different disciplines. 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).


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Course Credit: University of Oxford

Course Curriculum

Module: 01
Burma: Towards 2015 and Beyond 01:55:00
Ethnicity and Experiences of Conflict in Burma: An Informal Rountable Discussion 01:30:00
Thailand and the Rule of No Law 00:57:00
The Emerging Agro-Industrial Complex in Burma: the Politicis of Land Reform, Land Grabs and Resistances, and the Chinese Presence 01:32:00
Religion as a Motive for Exclusion in Contemporary Western Democracies 00:55:00
Closing Myanmar’s Pandora Box: resolving the Buddhist-Muslim Conflict 00:51:00
102 Anti-Muslim Movements in Sri Lanka and Myanmar: Connections and Commonalities 00:59:00
Timor Leste Route to Democracy: a critical appraisal 00:57:00
Changing Buddhist Identities in Contemporary Myanmar (Burma) 00:35:00
Dr. Ansari and the Indian Medical Mission to the Ottoman Empire, 1912-13 01:33:00
Module: 02
Chinese Reform in Light of James Meade’s Liberal Socialism. 00:56:00
The Diffusion of Islamic Laws Across Indonesia 00:52:00
Rumors, riots, and taxis: The politics of Myanmar’s new media infrastructure 00:44:00
The Alchemist of Exile: Writing the Life of a Vietnamese Political Prisoner 00:59:00
A Vote for Authoritarianism? Reflections of Singapore’s 2015 General Election 00:52:00
Intimate Rivals: Japanese Domestic Politics and a Rising China 00:45:00
The Geopolitics of Change in Burma 00:50:00
The Making of a Constitution: Pakistan and the Question of Sovereignty 00:52:00
China’s Economic Nationalists: from Bretton Woods to Bandung 00:51:00
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: a first step towards a sino-centric regional order? 00:55:00
Mechanism of oppression, Dalits and legal developments in India 00:46:00
Module: 03
Is the 21st Century Asia’s? 00:53:00
The Political Economy of the Indo-Myanmar Frontier: Exploring Historical Links and Current Challenges in Mizo-Chin Relations 00:54:00
The Oxford India Lecture: An Undocumented Wonder – the Making of the Great Indian Election 00:45:00
Trading with the Enemy: the Making of US Export Control Policy toward the People’s Republic of China 00:55:00
Timor-Leste, Challenges in Post-Independence: From Dream to Reality 01:03:00
The Development of Islamic Finance in Malaysia: Facts, Issues and Potential 01:30:00
The Gift of Education? Learning, migration and intergenerational relations among Karen refugees in Thailand and the United Kingdom 00:37:00
Living in a Time of Deception: a Historical Memoir of Singapore 1945-65 00:35:00
The Traffic in Hierarchy: Precedence and Power in Burmese Social Life 00:57:00
Fighting Extremism Through Islamic Moderation 00:54:00
Module: 04
Rediscovering the Primitive: Adivasi Histories in and after Subaltern Studies 00:36:00
Women and Conflict in India 00:27:00
The prospects for enhancing democracy and development in the Philippines: The 2016 elections and beyond 00:58:00
Tagore and the theology of the global 00:54:00
“On the Colonisation of India”: Public Meetings, Debates and Disputes (Calcutta 1829) 01:02:00
Histories of the ephemeral: writing on music in the late Mughal world 00:23:00
Intizar Husain: Literature and a Sense of Historical Difference 00:23:00
On the Concept of Heritage in Contemporary Pakistan 00:20:00
Identity Formation through National Calendar: The Politics of Commemoration in Pakistan 00:22:00
Is the Taj Mahal Pakistani? Teaching Pakistani History – Teaching Pakistanis History 00:16:00
Module: 05
Maulana Bhashani, Marxists and Murids, c. 1957-60s 00:24:00
Transforming Memory: Community Recollections of Inter-Religious Peace and Conflict in Myanmar 00:42:00
Pakistan and the Late Colonial Crisis of Sovereignty 00:22:00
The Bureaucratisation of Islam and its Socio-Legal Dimensions in Southeast Asia: Outlines of a Collaborative Research Project 01:05:00
Pakistan and Ireland Exploring Comparative Constitutional Perspectives on Decolonisation, Dominion Status, and Beyond 00:37:00
Feeling Untouched: Space, Emotions and Untouchability 00:40:00
A Journey from Cambodia to America and Back! 01:01:00
A Zionist Passage to India? 00:51:00
Of Nomadology and India(n-ness) 00:46:00
Fanon transformed? The new writings 00:57:00
Module: 06
Defending British India Against Napoleon: The Foreign Policy of Governor-General Lord Minto, 1807-13 01:06:00
Distinction or Distraction? The politics of connoisseurship in eighteenth-century Rajput courts 00:57:00
Book Launch: The Karen and the Gift of Education 00:30:00
The Uniqueness of Downtown Yangon 00:26:00
The Sino-Thais’ Right Turn towards China 00:39:00
Between Hope and Despair: Living with Difference in Today’s Indonesia 00:53:00
What’s wrong with the status quo? 00:13:00
Thinking of the unthinkable 00:17:00
UNCLOS and the South China Sea Conflicts 00:18:00
Will naval power close the South China Sea chapter? 00:22:00
Module: 07
Base points and equity applicable to the resolution of conflicts 00:21:00
Functional cooperative management in the South China Sea 00:17:00
ASEAN and Regional Cooperation in the South China Sea 00:20:00
South China Sea – Vietnam’s view after the July 2016 Award 00:21:00
Concrete proposals for the resolution of conflicts between the Philippines and China 00:24:00
Concrete proposals for conflict settlements of the South China Sea disputes: Review and assessment 00:18:00
Re-building Democracy: Parekh on Indian nationalism and the common good 00:42:00
Kashmir, India and the Future 01:04:00
Module: 08
Challenges and Opportunities for strengthening State and Regional Parliaments in Myanmar 01:04:00
Directive Principles and the Expressive Accommodation of Ideological Dissenters in the Indian Constitution 00:34:00
Feminine Abandon and the abducted Woman in post-Partition Shorey Comedies 00:45:00
Contesting the Liberal Order? China Rising in a World Not of Its Own Making 00:39:00
Gandhi’s Inspiration 00:52:00
Britain’s Anglo-Indians: The Invisibility of Assimilation 00:47:00
The Colloquy between Muhammad and Saytan: The 18th-century Bangla Iblichnama of Garibulla 00:49:00
Positioning Myanmar as an attractive new investment destination in Southeast Asia 00:57:00
Hindu Militarism, P.D. Tandon and the Politics of Scale in 1940s Uttar Pradesh 00:55:00
Buddhism, Politics and Political Thought in Myanmar 01:07:00
Module: 09
Subaltern Counter-Publics: Dalits and Missionary Christianity in Kerala 00:28:00
Hindu Militarism, P.D. Tandon and the Politics of Scale in 1940s Uttar Pradesh 00:55:00
Ambivalence, Ambiguity and Alienation: Making Sense of ‘Tension’ in North India 00:39:00
Querying the Cosmopolitan in Sri Lankan and Indian Ocean History 00:50:00
Is Myanmar’s ‘Buddhist nationalist’ movement (also) a religious reform movement? 00:38:00
Money, Enticements, Modernity: Indian Elite Women between Anxiety and Privilege 00:40:00
Civil Resistance: The Originality of Gandhi 01:16:00
Farmers Matter in New India but not the Same Way: Political Settlement, Discontinuous Agrarian Policy and Class-Formations 00:55:00
My Enemy’s Enemy: India in Afghanistan from the Soviet Invasion to the US Withdrawal 00:42:00
The British High Commission in Pakistan 1947-65: Role and History 00:58:00
Module: 10
An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India 00:32:00
The Militarisation of the Chinese Citizen: the Impact of Japan 00:49:00
The Unmaking of an Imperial Army: The Indian Army in World War II 00:51:00
Nihilism in the 21st Century: A Conversation with Pankaj Mishra, Shruti Kapila and David Priestland 00:41:00
Scribes, Paper and the Formation of the Colonial State in North India, 1780-1840 00:48:00
Populism as a Global Form: A Roundtable Conversation 01:20:00
Jamal al-din al-Afghani and Syed Ahmad Khan: Reform, Rivalry, and Heresy in late 19th century India 00:43:00
India Conquered and Unconquered: The Chaos of Empire and the End of British power in India 00:48:00
The Untouchable Citizen 00:52:00
Module: 11
The Age of Fasad: Jihad, Piety and Liturgical Islam in the Indian Ocean (1500-1750) 00:46:00
The Sweatshop Regime: Garments, Exploitation, and labouring Bodies made in India 00:55:00
Understanding Indonesia’s Post-Independence Elite: Data from the Constitutional Assembly 00:42:00
‘God knows this is a chronic, protracted situation’: The Myanmar military’s war on IDPs in Kachin and northern Shan states 00:58:00
Thailand’s Post-2014 Foreign Policy: Riding on the International Trend 00:52:00
International Influences on Domestic Policy-Making in China: The 2018 Chun-tu Hsueh Distinguished Lecture 01:07:00
The Pakistan-China Corridor: Impacts on Regional Stability 00:33:00
Opposition Politics in India 00:46:00
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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