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Welcome to H-Asia, a member of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences Online. The primary purpose of H-ASIA is to enable historians and other Asia scholars to easily communicate current research and teaching interests; to discuss new articles, books, papers, approaches, methods and tools of analysis; to test new ideas and share comments and tips on teaching. H-Asia is especially committed to discussing region wide, comparative and professional issues important to scholars of Asia.

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Call For Submissions

To commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the founding of “New Youth” magazine in China, the Taipei-based journal “Intellectual History” (Sixiangshi) is planning a special issue on the New Culture Movement next year.

Please send submissions in Chinese or English by March 1, 2015 to Prof. Peter Zarrow (History/University of Connecticut): peter.zarrow@uconn.edu.

“Intellectual History” publishes two issues a year, having begun publication last year.  See http://www.linkingbooks.com.tw/lnb/book/Book.aspx?ID=16119701.

CFP Graduate Poster Session at 2014 RSAP conference: Landscapes of Sovereignty in Asia and the Pacific

ANU Research School of Asia and the Pacific will hold its 2014 conference on October 21-22 on the topic of "Landscapes of Sovereignty in Asia and the Pacific." The conference will consist of three roundtables that examine the issues of sovereignty from the perspective of the state system, human rights and NGO advocacy, and economic globalization.

The event will also showcase new research by postgraduate students in two full-day poster sessions. Posters will be featured in the central venue of the conference, as well as in pdf form on the conference webpage. A number of the best presenters will be invited to discuss the issues of the conference with invited guests in a series of short video interviews.

Position, Lecturer in Japanese, U. of Chicago

University of Chicago, East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Institution Type:    College / University
Location:    Illinois, United States
Position:    Lecturer

Conference: Communism and Hunger Conference - Stipend for Grad Students/Early Career Scholars

Communism and Hunger Conference: The Soviet, Kazakh, Ukrainian and Chinese Famines in Comparative Perspective

*NOTE stipend availability for grad students/early career scholars

University of Toronto, September 26–27, 2014

Research on the great political famines of the twentieth century has made significant progress, thanks to increased access to formerly closed archives and the collective efforts of the international scholarly community. We now have a more or less accurate picture of the causes, dynamics, demographic impact and consequences of the pan-Soviet famine of 1931–1933, the Ukrainian Holodomor, the Kazakh great hunger and the terrible famine in China produced by the Great Leap Forward in 1959–1961.