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Alex West

PhD candidate

Name
Dr. A.J. West
Telephone
+31 71 527 2171
E-mail
a.j.west@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Alex West is a lecturer and PhD candidate at the Institute for Area Studies.

More information about Alex West

PhD Research

I'm working on an edition, English translation, and study of the fifteenth-century Old Sundanese narrative poem Bujangga Manik (Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Jav. b.3. (R)). The text opens a window onto the Indo-Malaysian archipelago before the Islamisation of Sunda and the arrival of the Portuguese in the sixteenth century, and refers to commodities sourced from places as far apart as the Levant and New Guinea.

Education

  • PhD Asian Studies, Leiden University (2018-)
  • MA Asian Studies, Leiden University (2016-2017)
  • MSc Social Anthropology, University of Oxford (2010-2011)  
  • BA Chinese, University of Leeds (2006-2010)

Publications

2019. 'Manuscripts and the medieval tropics'. In Bryan C. Keene (ed.) Toward a Global Middle Ages. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum.

PhD candidate

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Leiden Institute for Area Studies
  • SAS Indonesie

Lecturer

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Leiden Institute for Area Studies
  • SAS Indonesie

Work address

Matthias de Vrieshof
Matthias de Vrieshof 3
2311 BZ Leiden

Contact

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