U.S. Intelligence on Asia: new digital document collection now available

By Mary Fisk|July 27, 2017|Archival collections, China and Inner Asia, History, Japan, Korea, Politics and International Relations, South East Asia|

SOAS Library has recently subscribed to the archival document collection U.S. Intelligence on Asia (1945-1991)  from Brill Online Primary Resources. This resource is available to all Library users on-site. SOAS staff and students can also access this off-site via their institutional login. The resource can be accessed through the Library’s A-Z databases. Click here to go to the appropriate page of the index, and then scroll through the list of

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Asia House Literature Festival- 2017

By Farzana Whitfield|May 12, 2017|China and Inner Asia, History, Korea, Literature, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, South Asia, South East Asia|0 comments

I had the great pleasure of attending the author Elif Safak’s Room for Rumi event last night which brought her engaging new novel: The Forty Rules of Love: A novel of Rumi to life through a literary exchange. It was a stimulating discussion about mysticism, faith, sufism, writing, hope and love. The Asia House literature festival (9-26th May) is a jam packed event covering stories and literary journeys from many

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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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History collections: March additions

By Mary Fisk|March 31, 2016|Africa, China and Inner Asia, History, Korea, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, South Asia, South East Asia|0 comments

This is a selection of titles (print and electronic) added to the History collections during March 2016. Click on the hyperlink to go through to the Library catalogue entry Comparative and thematic Cosmopolitanism and the Middle Ages / edited by John M. Ganim and Shayne Aaron Legassie – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10012427 Europe, medieval history, cosmopolitanism, literature (medieval), cross-cultural influences  The Red Sea: in search of lost space / Alexis Wick – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10012790

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Heroes, heroines, romance and pathos: the ttakchibon collection at SOAS Library

By David Pearson|September 28, 2015|Korea, Literature|0 comments

By Irene Tortorella, Korean Language Cataloguer Once upon a time there was in Korea a genre of popular fiction called yukchŏn sosŏl (novels at the price of 6 chŏn) that attracted readers from every social class. The introduction of the movable type printing press technology from the West lead to a mass-production of cheap and easy-to-carry novels that spread from the late 19th century on. In light of the growth

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Korea – August to October 2014

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|December 8, 2014|Korea|0 comments

The state, religion, and thinkers in Korean Buddhism / Robert M. Gimello … [et al.]. Global history of Korean Buddhism / Kim Yong-tae. Eastern learning and the heavenly way : the Tonghak and Ch’ŏndogyo movements and the twilight of Korean independence / Carl F. Young. The trust-building process and Korean unification / edited by Choi Jinwook. Claims to territory between Japan and Korea in international law / Pilkyu Kim. India

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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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Korea – July 2014

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|August 7, 2014|Korea|0 comments

Female images of God in Christian worship : in the spirituality of Tongsunggido of the Korean church / MyungSil Kim. Exploring Korea : traditional and modern / edited by the Center for International Affairs. South Korea’s rise : economic development, power and foreign relations / UK Heo, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and Terence Roehrig, US Naval War College. Innovation and global competition : the case of Korea / editors, Frederick

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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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