Christian Kim is a Ph.D. candidate in Hebrew, Jewish, and Early Christian Studies at Cambridge University, and he has taught undergraduates at UCLA and Brown University. Christian Kim has delivered highly advanced academic papers at leading academic conferences around the world, like the British New Testament Conference and the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting. Christian Kim is frequently invited to give lectures on Jewish Studies and Early Christianity by academic institutions around the world. Most recently Christian Kim was invited by Moscow Seminary to lecture to a group of masters' degree students in theology. Christian Kim has many prestigious academic awards, such as the Lady Davis Fellowship and the Raoul Wallenberg Scholarship. Christian Kim is a student of color; Christian Kim is an Asian-American. On November 11, 2004, security guards stormed into the Cambridge University Law Faculty Library and pushed Christian Kim out in an act of official coercion. There was no justifiable cause. Due process was bypassed. A serious act of injustice was carried out along with much humiliation. In this book, Christian Kim shares his thoughts on the experience, particularly in light of the historical struggles of the people of color. Christian Kim discusses the implications of such acts of official coercion for individual rights and institutional discrimination. Why is the precedent of official coercion harmful for everyone concerned? What will be the domino effect? How is official coercion tied to colonialism, slavery, and apartheid? Christian Kim is insightful and makes many points that are needed in the diversity of the global community in the 21st Century. This book is an indispensable guide for all who are serious about human rights, justice, and civil rights. This book shows that the injustice that leaders such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. struggled against still exists today. This book will open the readers' eyes to how injustice and violation of human rights can creep into even the most respected of institutions in the world.
Cambridge University Library's collection of illuminated manuscripts is of international significance. It originates in the medieval university and stands alongside the holdings of the colleges and the Fitzwilliam Museum. The University Library contains major European examples of medieval illumination from the ninth to the sixteenth centuries, with acknowledged masterpieces of Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance book art, as well as illuminated literary texts, including the first complete Chaucer manuscript. This catalogue provides scholars and researchers easy access to the University Library's illuminated manuscripts, evaluating the importance of many of them for the very first time. It contains descriptions of famous manuscripts, for example the Life of Edward the Confessor attributed to Matthew Paris, as well as hundreds of lesser-known items. Beautifully illustrated throughout, the catalogue contains descriptions of individual manuscripts with up-to-date assessments of their style, origins and importance, together with bibliographical references.