History at SOAS: a selection of new titles received April & May 2016

By Mary Fisk|May 25, 2016|Africa, Art and Archaeology, China and Inner Asia, History, Japan, Korea, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, South Asia, South East Asia|0 comments

This a a selective list of books on historical topics that were received during April and May 2016. Click on the hyperlink to go through to the entry on the SOAS Library catalogue Thematic and comparative This Orient isle: Elizabethan England and the Islamic world / Jerry Brotton – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10013186 History (16th century), Christianity, Islam, interfaith relations, international relations.  The civilisation of perpetual movement: nomadism in world politics / Nick

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Religions and Philosophy collections: March additions

By Mary Fisk|March 31, 2016|China and Inner Asia, Japan, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Philosophy, Religions, South Asia|0 comments

This is a selection of titles (print and electronic) added to the Religions and Philosophy collections during March 2016. Click on the hyperlink to go through to the Library catalogue entry RELIGIONS Comparative and thematic Transforming the void: embryological discourse and reproductive imagery in East Asian religions / edited by Anna Andreeva and Dominic Steavu – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10010509 China, Japan, comparative religious studies, religion and gender, sex (religious aspects), embryology (religious

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Free FT report on Japanese economy and globalisation

By Victoria Bird|January 22, 2016|Economics, Financial and Management Studies, Japan|0 comments

The Financial Times last week published a special report on Japan and the World with some joint reporting by our new partners at Nikkei. It’s available free here: http://www.ft.com/reports/japan-and-world. The topics range from the change of mindset that Japanese CEOs say is necessary for Japan Inc to survive globalisation to a light-hearted column on how Japanese tourism has everything going for it except more tourists. The FT’s chief economics commentator Martin

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Japan – August to October 2014

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|December 5, 2014|Japan|0 comments

Toshihiko Izutsu and the philosophy of word : in search of the spiritual Orient / by Eisuke Wakamatsu translated by Jean Connell Hoff. Gender, nation and state in modern Japan / edited by Andrea Germer, Vera Mackie and Ulrike Wöhr.  Japanese women and the transnational feminist movement before World War II / Taeko Shibahara. Claims to territory between Japan and Korea in international law / Pilkyu Kim. Lessons in sustainable

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Free Trial Access to Cambridge Archives Editions

By Dominique Akhoun-Schwarb|September 23, 2014|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Archival collections, China and Inner Asia, History, Japan, Korea, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Politics and International Relations, South Asia, South East Asia|0 comments

For one month, SOAS students and staff can freely try one of the most desirable collection of historical reference materials. In cooperation with Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Archive Editions is now available online at East View, and is accessible on-campus and off-campus from 22nd September till 21st October 2014. For many years Cambridge Archives Editions has specialized in the history of the Middle East, Russia and the Balkans, the Caucasus,

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Opening up your research: a guide to self-archiving

By David Pearson|September 1, 2014|Anthropology and Sociology, Art and Archaeology, China and Inner Asia, Development Studies, Financial and Management Studies, Gender, History, Information Literacy, Japan, Korea, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Music, Media and Film Studies, Politics and International Relations, Religions, South Asia, South East Asia, Unknown|0 comments

Making your research available on open access services increases citation and helps ensure greater impact, argues Deborah Lupton. In this post she has advice for sociologists in particular on different ways to self-archive, formatting and how to overcome barriers such as complex copyright legislation. Read the full article here. Deborah Lupton is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Sydney. She blogs at This Sociological Life and tweets @DALupton and is currently writing

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Japan – July 2014

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|August 6, 2014|Japan|0 comments

Women and democracy in Cold War Japan / Jan Bardsley. Rise of a Japanese Chinatown : Yokohama, 1894-1972 Interpreting Japan : approaches and applications for the classroom / Brian J. McVeigh. The greatest problem : religion and state formation in Meiji Japan / Trent E. Maxey. Brewed in Japan : the evolution of the Japanese beer industry / Jeffrey W. Alexander. National police reserve : the origin of Japan’s self

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Trial access to Asian Films Online from Alexander Street Press

By Jiyeon Wood|July 15, 2014|Anthropology and Sociology, China and Inner Asia, Films and Sound Recordings, Japan, Korea, Linguistics, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Music, Media and Film Studies, Politics and International Relations, South Asia, South East Asia, Unknown|0 comments

We have trial access to Asian Film Online Volumes I and II from Alexander Street Press until 15th August 2014. Asian Film Online is an online streaming video collection of narrative feature films, documentaries, and shorts.This will be useful for scholarship in Asian studies, Middle Eastern studies, political science, postcolonial theory and criticism, anthropology, and linguistics. Asian Film Online: Volume I features more than 600 hours of film across the region with

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Japan – June 2014

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|July 1, 2014|Japan|0 comments

Geography of religion in Japan : religious space, landscape, and behavior / Keisuke Matsui. Reinventing citizenship : Black Los Angeles, Korean Kawasaki, and community participation / Kazuyo Tsuchiya. Function-based spatiality and the development of Korean communities in Japan : a complex adaptive sytems theory approach / David Rands. Capturing contemporary Japan : differentiation and uncertainty / edited by Satsuki Kawano, Glenda S. Roberts, and Susan Orpett Long. A lifelong process

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Democracy Index 2013

By Victoria Bird|June 13, 2014|Africa, China and Inner Asia, Development Studies, Japan, Korea, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Politics and International Relations, South Asia, South East Asia|0 comments

Today, the BBC have highlighted the newly published 6th edition of the Democracy Index, from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), focusing on France. The report reflects the situation, as perceived by the EIU at the end of 2013. You can download this report for free from the Economist Intelligence Unit, although you do have to register for access. The report highlights a broader stagnation in the progress of the spread

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