This lecture revisits one of the most fundamental phenomena that shaped Chinese society during its middle period: the social and cultural construction of writing (wen) in the Tang empire and its re-shaping of the power and identity of the high elite.
This year India celebrates 70 years of independence. The country appears to be in a critical phase, with the Hindu right steadily gaining support, both electorally and on the ground, in terms of popularity. The political and economic landscape is being slowly reconfigured.
There will be a lecture by Vladimir Mau followed by two round-table discussions (please see below for the panels). Each panel member will speak for 10-15 minutes on a topic that fits the general theme of that panel.
Pavilion Room, 4th floor Gateway Building, St Antony's College, Oxford
Dan Paget is currently finishing his DPhil at the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford. He writes on the politics of sub-Saharan Africa in general, and the politics of Tanzania and Zambia in particular.