Professor John Carswell

Bio Professor John Carswell is a long-time member of the Society, having served twice on the Council and as a Vice-President. He has lectured frequently to the Society on a range of different topics, and particularly on his researches into trade between China, Central Asia and the West. He now lives in Andalusia, and his most recent activity has been cataloguing the Iznik collection in the Benaki Museum in Athens.

Lectures to The Society

Title Type Date
The Excavation of Mantal: Sri Lanka, Civil War and Pre-History Lecture Nov 2008
China in Sri Lanka: Recent Discoveries of Chinese Porcelain Lecture Apr 2005
More About the Mongols Lecture Apr 2003
Westward from Mongolia: New research in the Gobi Desert Lecture Feb 2001
A Month in Mongolia: Kharakhoto Revisited Lecture Mar 1998
Mysteries of Ancient China Lecture Feb 1997
From Chicago to Korea: Chinese Celadon in the Indian Ocean Lecture Jul 1994
The Feast of the Gods Lecture Jan 1993
China and the West: Recent Archaeological research in South Asia Lecture Jul 1988

Articles in the Journal

More About the Mongols: Chinese Porcelain from Asia to Europe
  Professor John Carswell
  Asian Affairs, Volume 36 Number 2 July 2005
Westward from Mongolia: New Research in the Taklamakan
  Professor John Carswell
  Asian Affairs, Volume 32 Number 2 July 2001
A Month in Mongolia: Kharakhoto Revisited
  Professor John Carswell
  Asian Affairs, Volume 29 Number 3 November 1998
The Mysteries of Ancient China
  Professor John Carswell
  Asian Affairs, Volume 28 Number 2 July 1997
From Chicago to Samarkand
  Professor John Carswell
  Asian Affairs, Volume 26 Number 2 July 1995
The Queen, the Sultan and the Organ
  Professor John Carswell
  Asian Affairs, Volume 25 Number 1 March 1994
"The Feast of the Gods"
  Professor John Carswell
  Asian Affairs, Volume 24 Number 2 July 1993
China and the West: Recent Archaeological Research in South Asia
  Professor John Carswell
  Asian Affairs, Volume 20 Number 1 March 1989

Images of Asia

Forthcoming Events

Wed 24 Sep Why Kashmir is Still Important at The Royal Astronomical Society
Wed 1 Oct Experiences of Asia at The Royal Astronomical Society
Tue 7 Oct K2: The Italian Mountain? at The RSAA Library
Wed 15 Oct The Great Game: Central Asia Overland at St Peter's Church Parish Hall

News

Expedition Silk Road Treasures from the Hermitage Exhibition at the Hermitage, Amsterdam, ends 5 September 2014 more…

Dunhuang Culture and Art Hong Kong Heritage Museum from 28 November 2014 - 16 March 2015 more…

PIAC 57th Annual Meeting 9 - 14 September 2014 more…

Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle A rich collection of items from across Asia, the Middle East and other areas more…

Contemporary South Asian Youth Cultures and Fashion Symposium 25 and 26 September 2014 more…

Recent Recordings

Soqotra: Life in the Arabian Periphery Thanos has an excellent collection of photographs of Socotra having participated in two expeditions there

Churchill's First War: Young Winston & the Taliban A riveting and revelatory account of Winston Churchill's first campaign, in Afghanistan in the 1890's, offering shocking parallels into today's Afghan war

A Journey to the Source of the Oxus

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