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AISLS announces the publication of its Guide to Research Libraries in Sri Lanka

The American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies (AISLS) recently launched its Guide to Research Libraries in Sri Lanka. It is designed for students and scholars in the humanities, social sciences and related fields. Each of the nineteen entries provides information on the location, contact information, access requirements, facilities, and subject strengths of each library.

Author: 
Michael W. Charney, Kathryn Wellen, eds.
Reviewer: 
Faizah B. Zakaria

Zakaria on Charney and Wellen, 'Warring Societies of Pre-colonial Southeast Asia: Local Cultures of Conflict Within a Regional Context'

Michael W. Charney, Kathryn Wellen, eds. Warring Societies of Pre-colonial Southeast Asia: Local Cultures of Conflict Within a Regional Context. Copenhagen: NIAS Press, 2018. 272 pp. $29.00 (paper), ISBN 978-87-7694-229-8

Author: 
Ling Zhang
Reviewer: 
Mahesh Rangarajan

Rangarajan on Zhang, 'The River, the Plain, and the State: An Environmental Drama in Northern Song China, 1048–1128'

Ling Zhang. The River, the Plain, and the State: An Environmental Drama in Northern Song China, 1048–1128. Studies in Environment and History Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. 328 pp. $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-15598-5.

Reviewed by Mahesh Rangarajan (Ashoka University) Published on H-Asia (July, 2020) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

DH Panelists Needed: AAS 2021 Digital Technology Workshop on Digital Corpus and Database Building

I am a lecturer of modern Chinese literature at UMD. I am looking for panelists for a Digital Technology Workshop (AAS 2021) that focuses on how to build a corpus/database. I invite fellow digital humanists/social scientists who have experiences with building their own corpus/database to share some technologies and methods they use.

Author: 
Prashant Kidambi, Manjiri Kamat, Rachel Dwyer, eds.
Reviewer: 
Frank F. Conlon

Conlon on Kidambi and Kamat and Dwyer, 'Bombay Before Mumbai: Essays in Honour of Jim Masselos'

Prashant Kidambi, Manjiri Kamat, Rachel Dwyer, eds. Bombay Before Mumbai: Essays in Honour of Jim Masselos. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019. 336 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-006170-8

Reviewed by Frank F. Conlon (University of Washington) Published on H-Asia (July, 2020) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Call for Papers: Journal of Digital Media & Policy (Special Issue: ‘Media Policies in South Asia: State of the Field’)

Call for Papers: Journal of Digital Media & Policy 

 

Special Issue: ‘Media Policies in South Asia: State of the Field’

 

Guest Editors

 

Preeti Raghunath - Symbiosis International University (SIU), India, preetimalaraghunath@gmail.com

Susan Koshy - Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, sude37@gmail.com 

 

Deadlines

 

Abstracts of 400 words to be received by 20 November 2020

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Author: 
Michael W. Charney, Kathryn Wellen, eds.
Reviewer: 
Faizah B. Zakaria

Zakaria on Charney and Wellen, 'Warring Societies of Pre-colonial Southeast Asia: Local Cultures of Conflict Within a Regional Context'

Michael W. Charney, Kathryn Wellen, eds. Warring Societies of Pre-colonial Southeast Asia: Local Cultures of Conflict Within a Regional Context. Copenhagen: NIAS Press, 2018. 272 pp. $29.00 (paper), ISBN 978-87-7694-229-8

Author: 
Ling Zhang
Reviewer: 
Mahesh Rangarajan

Rangarajan on Zhang, 'The River, the Plain, and the State: An Environmental Drama in Northern Song China, 1048–1128'

Ling Zhang. The River, the Plain, and the State: An Environmental Drama in Northern Song China, 1048–1128. Studies in Environment and History Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. 328 pp. $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-15598-5.

Reviewed by Mahesh Rangarajan (Ashoka University) Published on H-Asia (July, 2020) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Prashant Kidambi, Manjiri Kamat, Rachel Dwyer, eds.
Reviewer: 
Frank F. Conlon

Conlon on Kidambi and Kamat and Dwyer, 'Bombay Before Mumbai: Essays in Honour of Jim Masselos'

Prashant Kidambi, Manjiri Kamat, Rachel Dwyer, eds. Bombay Before Mumbai: Essays in Honour of Jim Masselos. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019. 336 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-006170-8

Reviewed by Frank F. Conlon (University of Washington) Published on H-Asia (July, 2020) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Recent Threads

AISLS announces the publication of its Guide to Research Libraries in Sri Lanka

The American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies (AISLS) recently launched its Guide to Research Libraries in Sri Lanka. It is designed for students and scholars in the humanities, social sciences and related fields. Each of the nineteen entries provides information on the location, contact information, access requirements, facilities, and subject strengths of each library.

DH Panelists Needed: AAS 2021 Digital Technology Workshop on Digital Corpus and Database Building

I am a lecturer of modern Chinese literature at UMD. I am looking for panelists for a Digital Technology Workshop (AAS 2021) that focuses on how to build a corpus/database. I invite fellow digital humanists/social scientists who have experiences with building their own corpus/database to share some technologies and methods they use.