Alumni Yvonne Ying’s “Contemplation at the Edge of the World: Reflections on Models of Social Development” (Chinese) was published in September 2011 in Beijing, but is already included on the list of the “Shanghai Book Review’s 10 Best Books of 2011”, and of the “100 Best Books of 2011 of China Reading Weekly”.  Washington based Anthropologist and Economist Yvonne also writes a monthly column on social development for the controversial Chinese newspaper, “South Weekend”.  Considered one of China’s few outspoken titles, the South Weekend was chosen by US President Obama for an exclusive interview during his 2009 visit to China. 


Published by SDX Joint Publishing Company September 2011, paperback ?38 in China, $11.40 in USA, ISBN 978-7-108-03695-7.

6 March 2012: Wine and Sign: Patrick Flanery. OUAMEAS members and the great and good of Notting Hill partied at the Dent Bookshop in London’s Holland Park Avenue for the launch of Patrick Flanery’s widely anticipated debut novel “Absolution”. Patrick completed his doctorate in Twentieth-Century English Literature at Oxford and has published articles on British and South African literature and film in a number of academic journals, as well as the Times Literary Supplement. "Absolution" has been translated into a number of languages already. Published by Atlantic Books 1 March 2012, Hardback, £12.99 ISBN: 9780857892003. Also available in e-book at £8.99, ISBN: 9780857896636




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On the premise of assisting 'kindred spirits', Helen has highlighted the work of the Oxford Hungarian Society. For fuller details, particularly of the society's events, go to 



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