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Recent Posts

Call for Applications: AAS Northeast Asia Council Grants in Korean Studies

The AAS Northeast Asia Council (NEAC) offers Korean Studies grants as a result of generous funding from the Korea Foundation, but the grant deadline is fast approaching. 

Grants are available in the following categories: North America or Korea/Outside North America research travel; Korea conference/seminar/workshop organization; invitation of a Korea distinguished speaker (see the links below for details).

TOC, Frontiers of History, 11.2 (2016)

The latest issue of Frontiers of History in China is now available! Below, please find the table of contents and see the link for more information: http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/16733525/11/2

ISSN: 1673-3401 E-ISSN: 1673-3525

Preliminary Material, by Editors Front. Hist. China, pp. a–ii

China’s Roles in World History and Historiography, by Roger Des Forges, pp. 117–246

Position, Open-Rank, Southeast Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

For full details, see: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=53417

The newly formed Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as part of its initiative to re-envision the study of the languages, cultures, and societies of Asia, is seeking to hire a scholar of the humanities or qualitative social sciences with expertise in at least one Southeast Asian language. 

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 24, 2016.

Position, Assistant Professor, Performing Arts in South Asia and/or the Diaspora, Michigan State University

For full details, see: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=53423

The Residential College in the Arts and Humanities (RCAH) at Michigan State University (MSU) seeks a scholar whose research interests focus on performing arts (broadly conceived) in South Asia and/or the diaspora. This scholar will approach this topic from one or more of the following disciplinary fields: Cultural Anthropology, Cultural History, Music, Dance, Theatre, Performance Studies, South Asian Studies, or Religious Studies.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Akiko Takenaka
Reviewer: 
John Nelson

Nelson on Takenaka, 'Yasukuni Shrine: History, Memory, and Japan's Unending Postwar'


Akiko Takenaka. Yasukuni Shrine: History, Memory, and Japan's Unending Postwar. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2015. 287 pp. $57.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-4678-7.

Reviewed by John Nelson
Published on H-Asia (August, 2016)
Commissioned by Douglas Slaymaker

Author: 
Latika Gupta
Reviewer: 
Usha Sanyal

Sanyal on Gupta, 'Education, Poverty and Gender: Schooling Muslim Girls in India'


Latika Gupta. Education, Poverty and Gender: Schooling Muslim Girls in India. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2015. 206 pp. $160.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-138-90084-4.

Reviewed by Usha Sanyal (Queens University of Charlotte)
Published on H-Asia (August, 2016)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Schooling Muslim Girls

Author: 
Thomas R. Trautmann
Reviewer: 
J. Patrick Olivelle

Olivelle on Trautmann, 'Elephants and Kings: An Environmental History'


Thomas R. Trautmann. Elephants and Kings: An Environmental History. Chicago: University Of Chicago Press, 2015. xvi + 372 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-26422-6; $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-226-26436-3; ISBN 978-0-226-26453-0.

Reviewed by J. Patrick Olivelle (University of Texas at Austin)
Published on H-Asia (August, 2016)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Recent Threads

Call for Applications: AAS Northeast Asia Council Grants in Korean Studies

The AAS Northeast Asia Council (NEAC) offers Korean Studies grants as a result of generous funding from the Korea Foundation, but the grant deadline is fast approaching. 

Grants are available in the following categories: North America or Korea/Outside North America research travel; Korea conference/seminar/workshop organization; invitation of a Korea distinguished speaker (see the links below for details).

TOC, Frontiers of History, 11.2 (2016)

The latest issue of Frontiers of History in China is now available! Below, please find the table of contents and see the link for more information: http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/16733525/11/2

ISSN: 1673-3401 E-ISSN: 1673-3525

Preliminary Material, by Editors Front. Hist. China, pp. a–ii

China’s Roles in World History and Historiography, by Roger Des Forges, pp. 117–246

Position, Open-Rank, Southeast Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

For full details, see: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=53417

The newly formed Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as part of its initiative to re-envision the study of the languages, cultures, and societies of Asia, is seeking to hire a scholar of the humanities or qualitative social sciences with expertise in at least one Southeast Asian language. 

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 24, 2016.