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Recent Posts

World Association of Chinese Studies (WACS) founded in the US and China - 36 countries represented - Independency top priority

BEIJING. On September 24, 2016, the World Association of Chinese Studies (WACS) was founded in an Inaugural Ceremony hosted at 75garden, Beijing/China, an ancient-style Courtyard in the Hutong districts, a building complex created by architect Tuanzhong Fu, who also created the APEC and G20 Hangzhou summit spaces.

Member book: Malik, Pashtun Identity and Geo-politics in Southwest Asia: Pakistan and Afghanistan since 9/11

My new book, Pashtun Identity and Geopolitics in Southwest Asia: Pakistan and Afghanistan since 9/11, has just been published by Anthem in London (2016). Based on archival research at the British Library, Bodleian and in South and Central Asia besides interviews in Britain, United States, Brussels, and the Sub-continent, this volume reviews the various hypotheses about Pashtuns (Pathans) varying from their Semitic origins to Aryan roots.

Position, Assistant Professor, History of Modern Japan and East Asia, Kyushu University

For details, see https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=53671

Kyushu University, Faculty of Social and Cultural Studies
Assistant Professor, History of Modern Japan and East Asia

The Faculty of Social and Cultural Studies, Kyushu University, seeks applicants for the following faculty position:

1. Title: One full-time position for Assistant Professor
2. Field: History of Modern Japan and East Asia

Position, Instructor, Chinese Applied Linguistics, University of British Columbia

For details, see https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=53655

University of British Columbia, Asian Studies
Chinese Applied Linguistics Instructor

The Department of Asian Studies, at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus seeks to make a full-time appointment in the field of Chinese Applied Linguistics at the rank of Instructor, tenure-track, with responsibility for teaching as well as coordinating portions of the Chinese-language program, the largest of its kind in North America. 

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Gerald Prenderghast
Reviewer: 
Kate Imy

Imy on Prenderghast, 'Britain and the Wars in Vietnam: The Supply of Troops, Arms and Intelligence, 1945-1975'


Gerald Prenderghast. Britain and the Wars in Vietnam: The Supply of Troops, Arms and Intelligence, 1945-1975. Jefferson: McFarland, 2015. 328 pp. $49.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7864-9924-3.

Reviewed by Kate Imy (Rutgers)
Published on H-Asia (September, 2016)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
Akiko Takenaka
Reviewer: 
John Nelson

Nelson on Takenaka, 'Yasukuni Shrine: History, Memory, and Japan's Unending Postwar'


Akiko Takenaka. Yasukuni Shrine: History, Memory, and Japan's Unending Postwar. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2015. 287 pp. $57.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-4678-7.

Reviewed by John Nelson
Published on H-Asia (August, 2016)
Commissioned by Douglas Slaymaker

Author: 
Latika Gupta
Reviewer: 
Usha Sanyal

Sanyal on Gupta, 'Education, Poverty and Gender: Schooling Muslim Girls in India'


Latika Gupta. Education, Poverty and Gender: Schooling Muslim Girls in India. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2015. 206 pp. $160.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-138-90084-4.

Reviewed by Usha Sanyal (Queens University of Charlotte)
Published on H-Asia (August, 2016)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Schooling Muslim Girls

Recent Threads

World Association of Chinese Studies (WACS) founded in the US and China - 36 countries represented - Independency top priority

BEIJING. On September 24, 2016, the World Association of Chinese Studies (WACS) was founded in an Inaugural Ceremony hosted at 75garden, Beijing/China, an ancient-style Courtyard in the Hutong districts, a building complex created by architect Tuanzhong Fu, who also created the APEC and G20 Hangzhou summit spaces.