Book publication: Torsten Weber, Embracing Asia in China and Japan

Dear H-Asia colleagues,

please allow me to draw your attention to the publication of the latest volume in the Palgrave Macmillan Transnational History Series (ed. Akira Iriye and Rana Mitter):

Torsten Weber, Embracing 'Asia' in China and Japan. Asianism Discourse and the Contest for Hegemony, 1912-1933. (Palgrave Macmillan 2018, 407 pages, 8 illustrations).

Member Book Makley The Battle for Fortune: State-led Development, Personhood and Power among Tibetans in China

Greetings all, apologies for cross-posting, but I'm thrilled to share the good news that my new book, The Battle for Fortune: State-led Development, Personhood and Power among Tibetans in China, is coming out with Cornell University Press, and Columbia University's Weatherhead East Asia Institute (2018, 348 pages, ISBN-10: 150171967X). This has been a 15-year process and I thank all my colleagues and friends who helped make this happen.

Member book, Viehbeck, "Transcultural Encounters in the Himalayan Borderlands"

Dear list members,

I hope this very recent publication will be of interest:

Transcultural Encounters in the Himalayan Borderlands – Kalimpong as a “Contact Zone” (Heidelberg Studies on Transculturality), edited by Markus Viehbeck. Heidelberg: Heidelberg University Publishing, 2017. 350pp., ISBN 978-3-946054-58-0 (Softcover).

Open access html version and free e-book:

Member book, Salguero (ed.), Buddhism & Medicine: An Anthology of Premodern Sources

Dear colleagues, 

I wanted to let you know about a recently-published collaboration that includes many members of this list:

C. Pierce Salguero (ed.), Buddhism & Medicine: An Anthology of Premodern Sources (New York: Columbia University Press, 2017). 728 pp. Cloth 978-0-231-17994-2, Ebook 978-0-231-54426-9.

Member Publication: Postcolonialism and China

Dear colleagues,

I would like to draw you attention to the following publication on "Postcolonialism and China". With this issue we hope to draw further attention to the topic of coloniality and postcoloniality in China.
You may find the publication at:


Postcolonialism and China. Some introductory remarks (Marius Meinhof, Junchen Yan, Lili Zhu)


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