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New OA publication - Puṣpikā: Proceedings of the 12th International Indology Graduate Research Symposium (Vienna, 2021)

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the editors - Vitus Angermeier, Christian Ferstl, Dominik A. Haas and Channa Li - I'd like to draw your attention to a new open access publication. Please see the announcement below:

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Dear colleagues,

China's historical cuisines

Hello all!

Anyone interested in China's historical cuisines is welcome to come have a look at my new blog https://sevenbanquets.com/

This site introduces some of the recipes that I encountered during the research for my forthcoming book on China's food history. Unlike Sean Chen's excellent Way of the Eating blog, the focus is on recreating recipes from directions in a historical (6th century-1990s) text. I just got the site running and will probably add one or two new entries each week.

Member Book, KAUL, Retelling Time: Alternative Temporalities from Premodern South Asia

This book edited by me was recently published by Routledge, New Delhi (2022) and London (2021), ISBN 978-1-032-23410-6, number of pages 218. In it I and another 13 international scholars challenge the hegemony of colonial modernity over academic disciplines and over ways in which we think about something as fundamental as time. The volume reclaims a bouquet of alternative practices of time from premodern South Asia, which stem from worldviews that have been marginalized.

Member Book, KAUL, Hitopadesha by Narayana: A New English Translation

This book was recently published by Aleph Book Company, New Delhi, India, ISBN 978-93-91047-94-8, number of pages 197. It is a new translation with critical introduction by me to the Hitopadesha whichlike the Panchatantra, is among the most widely translated classical texts of India. This new version by me brings with it a cultural-historical perspective and is an idiomatic translation in simple narrative prose and free verse that retains the freshness and wit of the original.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Daniel Barish
Reviewer: 
Emily Mokros

Mokros on Barish, 'Learning to Rule: Court Education and the Remaking of the Qing State, 1861–1912'

Daniel Barish. Learning to Rule: Court Education and the Remaking of the Qing State, 1861–1912. Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute Series. New York: Columbia University Press, 2022. xiii + 257 pp.

Author: 
Stan BH. Minh Tan-Tangbau
Reviewer: 
Francis R. Bradley

Bradley on Tan-Tangbau, 'Playing Jazz in Socialist Vietnam: Quyền Văn Minh and Jazz in Hà Nội'

Stan BH. Minh Tan-Tangbau. Playing Jazz in Socialist Vietnam: Quyền Văn Minh and Jazz in Hà Nội. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2021. 320 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4968-3633-5; $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4968-3634-2

Author: 
Pratyay Nath
Reviewer: 
Divya Cherian

Cherian on Nath, 'Climate of Conquest: War, Environment, and Empire in Mughal North India'

Pratyay Nath. Climate of Conquest: War, Environment, and Empire in Mughal North India. United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, 2019. xli + 325 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-949555-9.

Reviewed by Divya Cherian (Princeton University) Published on H-Asia (October, 2022) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

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New OA publication - Puṣpikā: Proceedings of the 12th International Indology Graduate Research Symposium (Vienna, 2021)

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the editors - Vitus Angermeier, Christian Ferstl, Dominik A. Haas and Channa Li - I'd like to draw your attention to a new open access publication. Please see the announcement below:

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Dear colleagues,