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Re: Conference comments on AAS 2015

It was a pleasure seeing so many friends and colleagues (including Ryan Dunch roaming the book exhibit) at this excellent AAS meeting. As a member of the Council on Conferences, which is composed of representatives of the nine regional Asian Studies conferences affiliated with the AAS (eight in North America, one in Japan), I served as chair of a wonderful panel of prize-winning graduate student papers.

Call for Papers: "All I Need Is Love? Nation, Affect and Aversion in a Post-Imagined-Community Asia"

<All I Need Is Love? Nation, Affect and Aversion in a Post-Imagined-Community Asia>

Date & Venue: 23-24 October 2015 at National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei

Organized by
Graduate Institute of Mass Communication, National Taiwan Normal University &
Monash Asia Institute, Monash University

CFA: KNAW Masterclass 'Textual Diversity in Context' (30 October 2015, Amsterdam)

KNAW Masterclass 2015

Textual Diversity in Context

The Trippenhuis, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), Amsterdam (30 October 2015, 9.00-14.00)

Organizers: Sabrina Corbellini, Mladen Popović, and Stefania Travagnin (University of Groningen)

Call for Applications – deadline 15 April 2015

CFP: KNAW Academy Colloquium 'Making Sense of Religious Texts: Patterns of Agency, Synergy and Identity' (27-29 October 2015, Amsterdam)

KNAW Akademie Colloquium 2015

Making Sense of Religious Texts: Patterns of Agency, Synergy and Identity

The Trippenhuis, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), Amsterdam, 27-29 October 2015.

Organizers: Sabrina Corbellini, Mladen Popović, and Stefania Travagnin (University of Groningen)

 

Call for Papers – deadline 15 April 2015

Conference comments on AAS 2015

Many H-Asia readers have just finished up with the 2015 Annual Conference of the Association for Asian Studies in Chicago.

It is a few years since I have attended. The expansion of the conference to Sunday afternoon with a total of 322 panels across twelve time slots was one obvious change. Another was the increase in number of Asia-based publishers and digital publishers as well as the absence of some of the university presses in the exhibit hall.

New Online Content -- Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review (March 2015)

New Online Content:  Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review
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March 2015 e-journal (No. 14)
Co-editors' Note to Readers

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Mahesh Rangarajan, K. Sivaramakrishnan, eds.
Reviewer: 
Michael Fisher

Fisher on Rangarajan and Sivaramakrishnan, 'Shifting Ground: People, Mobility, and Animals in India's Environmental Histories'


Mahesh Rangarajan, K. Sivaramakrishnan, eds. Shifting Ground: People, Mobility, and Animals in India's Environmental Histories. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. 308 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-809895-9.

Reviewed by Michael Fisher (Oberlin College)
Published on H-Asia (March, 2015)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Environmental History in India

Author: 
Christian K. Wedemeyer
Reviewer: 
Henrik Sorensen

Sorensen on Wedemeyer, 'Making Sense of Tantric Buddhism: History, Semiology, and Transgression in the Indian Traditions'


Christian K. Wedemeyer. Making Sense of Tantric Buddhism: History, Semiology, and Transgression in the Indian Traditions. South Asia across the Disciplines Series. New York: Columbia University Press, 2013. xx + 313 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-16240-1; $49.99 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-231-53095-8; $26.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-16241-8.

Reviewed by Henrik Sorensen (Independent Scholar)
Published on H-Asia (March, 2015)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
Ian Jared Miller, Julia Adeney Thomas, Brett L. Walker, eds.
Reviewer: 
Masami Yuki

Yuki on Miller and Thomas and Walker, 'Japan at Nature's Edge: The Environmental Context of a Global Power'


Ian Jared Miller, Julia Adeney Thomas, Brett L. Walker, eds. Japan at Nature's Edge: The Environmental Context of a Global Power. Honolulu: University Of Hawai'i Press, 2013. xiv + 322 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-3692-4; $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8248-3876-8.

Reviewed by Masami Yuki (Kanazawa University)
Published on H-Asia (March, 2015)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

An Environmental Turn in Japan Studies and History

Recent Threads

Call for Papers: "All I Need Is Love? Nation, Affect and Aversion in a Post-Imagined-Community Asia"

<All I Need Is Love? Nation, Affect and Aversion in a Post-Imagined-Community Asia>

Date & Venue: 23-24 October 2015 at National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei

Organized by
Graduate Institute of Mass Communication, National Taiwan Normal University &
Monash Asia Institute, Monash University