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Contested Election Michaelmas Term: 24 November 2011

The following election will be contested:

Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies

One ordinary member elected by all members of the faculty, exclusive of the persons qualified to be official members as per Regulation 19.7

Current/Retiring Member

To hold office until

Professor W.L. Treadwell, St Cross

MT 2012

The following nominations have been received:

R.G. Hoyland, MA DPhil Oxf, Fellow of St Cross

Nominated by:

I. Bangha, Wolfson

L.J.N. Mignon, St Antony's

N. Sinai, Pembroke

D.G.K. Taylor, Wolfson

[no candidate statement submitted]

Dirk Meyer, MA PhD Leiden, Fellow of Queen's

Nominated by:

P.B. Ditmanson, Pembroke

M. Hillenbrand, Wadham

S-Y Kan, Wadham

Y. Song, Faculty of Oriental Studies

Candidate Statement:

Chinese is currently represented by only one ordinary member of the Faculty Board in Oriental Studies, despite the size and importance of this subject group and the very large number of students for whom it is responsible. Our sole member on the board is also on leave at present, leaving the group with still less of a presence on the most important decision-making body of the Faculty. This under-representation is particularly regrettable given that the subject group has been without a professor since 2009 during what is a critical time for the development of Chinese Studies within the University. My nomination has been proposed as a means of providing some minimal rectification of this anomaly. I hope that my presence on the Board will assist the Board in their discussions pertaining to Chinese and the East Asian sub-faculty generally, whilst also helping the Chinese subject group to understand and implement Board decisions. As a reasonably new member of the Faculty who has come from a very different academic system, I am also very keen to gain as much understanding as possible of the administrative workings of the Faculty and the Division.

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Nominations in writing for the elections on 24 November, by four members of Congregation other than the candidate, were received by the Elections Office, at the University Offices, Wellington Square, up to 4 p.m. on Thursday 27 October.

Candidates were invited to include with their nomination forms, a written statement of no more than 250 words, setting out his or her reasons for standing and qualifications for the office being sought. These statements will be available on-line and published in the Gazette dated 10 November.

Voters may wish to wait until they have read these statements before returning their ballot papers.

Ballot papers will be sent out to members of Congregation as soon as possible after the closing date for nominations. Completed ballot papers must be received by the Elections Office not later than 4 p.m. on 24 November.

For further information, please contact the Elections Officer.

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