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TOC IIAS Newsletter 70 - Central and Inner Asia: New Challenges for Independent Research

The Newsletter is published by the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS). With a worldwide circulation of nearly 17,000 institutes and individuals in Europe, North America, Australia, and Asia, The Newsletter is a forum for scholars to share commentary and opinion; research essays; book, journal and website reviews; artwork; and announcements of events, projects and conferences with colleagues in academia and beyond.

Position: Seeking short term research assistant in NYC area

Dear colleagues,

I am looking for a research assistant to gather and scan some resources that are held in an archive about an hour north of NYC.  

These resources are all in English, and I am able to provide a fairly detailed idea of what I am looking for. I do not know how much will be in the archive, but suspect that the whole task could be completed in one or two day trips. 

Funding Opportunity: Research and Conference Grant for Grad Students and Untenured Faculty

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H-Net reviews posted to the web 23 Feb 2015 - 02 Mar 2015 (Asia-related)

Selected from: H-Net Reviews <hbooks@mail.h-net.msu.edu>

Reviewed for H-Buddhism by Franz A. Metcalf
   Wilson, Jeff.  _Mindful America: The Mutual Transformation of
   Buddhist Meditation and American Culture_.  Oxford: Oxford
   University Press, 2014.  287 pp.  $30.00, ISBN 978-0-19-982781-7.
http://www.h-net.msu.edu/reviews/showrev.php?id=42265
 

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Sunila S. Kale
Reviewer: 
Sudha Mahalingam

Mahalingam on Kale, 'Electrifying India: Regional Political Economies of Development'


Sunila S. Kale. Electrifying India: Regional Political Economies of Development. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2014. 264 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-8796-3.

Reviewed by Sudha Mahalingam (Member, Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board, India Retd.)
Published on H-Asia (February, 2015)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Electricity Policy in India

Author: 
Ananya Vajpeyi
Reviewer: 
Dilip Menon

Menon on Vajpeyi, 'Righteous Republic: The Political Foundations of Modern India'


Ananya Vajpeyi. Righteous Republic: The Political Foundations of Modern India. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2012. 368 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-04895-9.

Reviewed by Dilip Menon (University of Witwatersrand)
Published on H-Asia (February, 2015)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
Sugawara no Takasue no Musume
Reviewer: 
Linda Chance

Chance on Sugawara no Takasue no Musume, 'The Sarashina Diary: A Woman's Life in Eleventh-Century Japan'


Sugawara no Takasue no Musume. The Sarashina Diary: A Woman's Life in Eleventh-Century Japan. Translated, with an introduction, by Sonja Arntzen and Ito Moriyuki. Translations from the Asian Classics Series. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014. Illustrations, maps. 322 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-16718-5; $39.99 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-231-53745-2.

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TOC IIAS Newsletter 70 - Central and Inner Asia: New Challenges for Independent Research

The Newsletter is published by the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS). With a worldwide circulation of nearly 17,000 institutes and individuals in Europe, North America, Australia, and Asia, The Newsletter is a forum for scholars to share commentary and opinion; research essays; book, journal and website reviews; artwork; and announcements of events, projects and conferences with colleagues in academia and beyond.

Position: Seeking short term research assistant in NYC area

Dear colleagues,

I am looking for a research assistant to gather and scan some resources that are held in an archive about an hour north of NYC.  

These resources are all in English, and I am able to provide a fairly detailed idea of what I am looking for. I do not know how much will be in the archive, but suspect that the whole task could be completed in one or two day trips.