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Workshop on Popular Culture and International Conflicts, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 15-16 March, 2015

Next week (March 15-16), an international workshop on popular culture and international conflicts: management, entrenchment, resolution and reconciliation will be held at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem with a few papers on Asia-related topics. Please see the program below. For further information and registration please contact PopCultureIR@gmail.com

 

Popular Culture and International Conflicts - 

Emeritus Prof. Senake Bandaranayake, 1938-2nd March 2015

Emeritus Prof. Senake Bandaranayake (1938 - 2015)

Eminent Sri Lankan Archaeologist, father of modern Archaeology in Sri Lanka and a tireless academic, Prof. Senake Bandaranayake passed away in his sleep on 2nd March 2015 leaving behind his beloved wife and partner for 51 years, Manel Fonseka.  

His death has left a large vacuum in Sri Lankan archaeology.

Workshop (Call for Applications): "Chinese Object Study" at Asian Art Museum, San Francisco (June 8-12, 2015)

2015 Chinese Object Study Workshops: Call for Student Applications

Chinese Object Study Workshops is a program that provides graduate students in Chinese art history with an immersive experience in the study of objects—in particular, those belonging to the great collections of Chinese art at such museums as the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Freer|Sackler). The program is generously funded by Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and is administered by Freer|Sackler.

Call for Proposals: International Workshop and Conference on “War and Society in Modern China”

The China Studies Program at the University of Washington and the Institute of Modern History at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing are calling for proposals on a joint project, “War and Society in Modern China.”  The project includes three components: a workshop to be held on July 10-12, 2015 in Beijing, a conference at the University of Washington in Seattle in the summer of 2016; and the publication of an anthology of selected essays presented at the conference, possibly in both English and Chinese. 

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Sunila S. Kale
Reviewer: 
Sudha Mahalingam

Mahalingam on Kale, 'Electrifying India: Regional Political Economies of Development'


Sunila S. Kale. Electrifying India: Regional Political Economies of Development. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2014. 264 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-8796-3.

Reviewed by Sudha Mahalingam (Member, Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board, India Retd.)
Published on H-Asia (February, 2015)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Electricity Policy in India

Author: 
Ananya Vajpeyi
Reviewer: 
Dilip Menon

Menon on Vajpeyi, 'Righteous Republic: The Political Foundations of Modern India'


Ananya Vajpeyi. Righteous Republic: The Political Foundations of Modern India. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2012. 368 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-04895-9.

Reviewed by Dilip Menon (University of Witwatersrand)
Published on H-Asia (February, 2015)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
Sugawara no Takasue no Musume
Reviewer: 
Linda Chance

Chance on Sugawara no Takasue no Musume, 'The Sarashina Diary: A Woman's Life in Eleventh-Century Japan'


Sugawara no Takasue no Musume. The Sarashina Diary: A Woman's Life in Eleventh-Century Japan. Translated, with an introduction, by Sonja Arntzen and Ito Moriyuki. Translations from the Asian Classics Series. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014. Illustrations, maps. 322 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-16718-5; $39.99 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-231-53745-2.

Recent Threads

Workshop on Popular Culture and International Conflicts, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 15-16 March, 2015

Next week (March 15-16), an international workshop on popular culture and international conflicts: management, entrenchment, resolution and reconciliation will be held at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem with a few papers on Asia-related topics. Please see the program below. For further information and registration please contact PopCultureIR@gmail.com

 

Popular Culture and International Conflicts - 

Emeritus Prof. Senake Bandaranayake, 1938-2nd March 2015

Emeritus Prof. Senake Bandaranayake (1938 - 2015)

Eminent Sri Lankan Archaeologist, father of modern Archaeology in Sri Lanka and a tireless academic, Prof. Senake Bandaranayake passed away in his sleep on 2nd March 2015 leaving behind his beloved wife and partner for 51 years, Manel Fonseka.  

His death has left a large vacuum in Sri Lankan archaeology.

Workshop (Call for Applications): "Chinese Object Study" at Asian Art Museum, San Francisco (June 8-12, 2015)

2015 Chinese Object Study Workshops: Call for Student Applications

Chinese Object Study Workshops is a program that provides graduate students in Chinese art history with an immersive experience in the study of objects—in particular, those belonging to the great collections of Chinese art at such museums as the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Freer|Sackler). The program is generously funded by Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and is administered by Freer|Sackler.

Call for Proposals: International Workshop and Conference on “War and Society in Modern China”

The China Studies Program at the University of Washington and the Institute of Modern History at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing are calling for proposals on a joint project, “War and Society in Modern China.”  The project includes three components: a workshop to be held on July 10-12, 2015 in Beijing, a conference at the University of Washington in Seattle in the summer of 2016; and the publication of an anthology of selected essays presented at the conference, possibly in both English and Chinese.