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Re: Open Letter in Support of Historians in Japan

Colleagues,

Many people have written to ask about signing the statement in support of historians in Japan. Thank you all for your support. The statement started circulating by email after a group met at the AAS. It was never sent out generally for signatures simply because there was no office to receive and collate responses. None of this was done with the intention of excluding anyone, but inevitably lots of interested scholars whose signatures would have been valuable did not receive it in time.

Do please share the document with anyone you think should read it.

Open Letter in Support of Historians in Japan

Dear Colleagues,

I forward to the list a statement on the issue of the so-called "comfort women" and World War II memory authored and signed by a group of Japan scholars. As indicated in the text itself, this statement emerged from an open forum held at the Association for Asian Studies annual meeting held in Chicago during March 2015, and from subsequent discussions on line among a wide range of Japan scholars. It represents the opinions only of those who have signed it and not of any organization or institution.

Jordan Sand
Georgetown University

Open Letter in Support of Historians in Japan - Japanese language version

Description: 

This statement emerged from an open forum held at the Association for Asian Studies annual meeting held in Chicago during March 2015, and from subsequent discussions on line among a wide range of Japan scholars. It represents the opinions only of those who have signed it and not of any organization or institution.

この声明は、二〇一五年三月、シカゴで開催されたアジア研究協会(AAS)定期年次大会のなかの公開フォーラムと、その後にメール会議の形で行われた日本研究者コミュニティ内の広範な議論によって生まれたものです。ここに表明されている意見は、いかなる組織や機関を代表したものではなく、署名した個々の研究者の総意にすぎません。

Open Letter in Support of Historians in Japan

Description: 

This statement emerged from an open forum held at the Association for Asian Studies annual meeting held in Chicago during March 2015, and from subsequent discussions on line among a wide range of Japan scholars. It represents the opinions only of those who have signed it and not of any organization or institution.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Mary Louise Becker
Reviewer: 
Dharitri Bhattacharjee

Bhattacharjee on Becker, 'The All-India Muslim League, 1906-1947: A Study of Leadership in the Evolution of a Nation'


Mary Louise Becker. The All-India Muslim League, 1906-1947: A Study of Leadership in the Evolution of a Nation. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. xlii + 295 pp. GBP 16.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-906014-6.

Reviewed by Dharitri Bhattacharjee (University of Texas at Austin)
Published on H-Asia (April, 2015)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Muslim League leaders before 1947

Author: 
Patrick Olivelle, trans.
Reviewer: 
Richard Davis

Davis on Olivelle, 'King, Governance, and Law in Ancient India: Kauṭilya's Arthaśāstra'


Patrick Olivelle, trans. King, Governance, and Law in Ancient India: Kauṭilya's Arthaśāstra. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. xxvii + 753 pp. $160.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-989182-5.

Reviewed by Richard Davis (Bard College)
Published on H-Asia (April, 2015)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Ancient Indian Political Thought

Author: 
Devika Chawla
Reviewer: 
Nishat Zaidi

Zaidi on Chawla, 'Home, Uprooted: Oral Histories of India's Partition'


Devika Chawla. Home, Uprooted: Oral Histories of India's Partition. New York: Fordham University Press, 2014. 288 pp. $110.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8232-5643-3; $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8232-5644-0.

Reviewed by Nishat Zaidi (Jamia Millia Islamia University)
Published on H-Asia (April, 2015)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Oral Histories of Partition

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Open Letter in Support of Historians in Japan

Dear Colleagues,

I forward to the list a statement on the issue of the so-called "comfort women" and World War II memory authored and signed by a group of Japan scholars. As indicated in the text itself, this statement emerged from an open forum held at the Association for Asian Studies annual meeting held in Chicago during March 2015, and from subsequent discussions on line among a wide range of Japan scholars. It represents the opinions only of those who have signed it and not of any organization or institution.

Jordan Sand
Georgetown University

Call for abtracts - Canadian Council for Southeast Asian Studies

CCSEAS 2015

Call for panel, paper, and roundtable abstracts

 

Conference theme

Tensions and Transformations: Southeast Asia in a changing world  

https://ccseas2015.wordpress.com/


 Hosted by: SIGDS, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada

October 15-17, 2015.

 

Conference Steering Committee: Melissa Marschke, Danielle Labbé, David Webster, Derek Hall, Jean-Philippe Leblond

Position, Visiting Assistant Professor of East Asian History, Sam Houston State University

For further information, see: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=50760

Sam Houston State University, History Department

Visiting Assistant Professor - East Asian History

Institution Type:   College / University
Location:   Texas, United States
Position:   Non-Tenure Track Faculty