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CFP ACLA 2016 Panel on Affect and Neoliberalism in East Asia

We are seeking abstracts for an eight-person seminar on affect, precarity, and neoliberalism in East Asia at the next American Comparative Literature Conference (ACLA) 2016 on March 17-20, hosted by Harvard University.

Affective Engagements, Precarious Lives: Thinking Neoliberalism in East Asia

Organizers: Claire Yu & Michelle Ho, Stony Brook University

American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies fellowship competition

The American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies (AISLS) announces the continuation of its annual fellowship competition.  AISLS fellowships support two to nine months of research in Sri Lanka by US citizens who already hold a PhD or the equivalent at the time they begin their fellowship tenure. This program is funded by a grant from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the US State Department.

Publication Announcement: The Journal of Northeast Asian History (Volume 12, Issue 1)

Please kindly excuse cross postings.

 

We are pleased to announce that the latest issue of The Journal of Northeast Asian History has just been published. Please visit the Northeast Asian History Foundation's English language website (uploaded under ‘Publication’ in the ‘Resources’ category at http://www.historyfoundation.or.kr/eng/) to view the articles and book reviews. The latest issue’s table of contents is as follows.

 

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Marina K. Kovalchuk

TOC South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, Vol. 38, No. 3 - September 2015

South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, Vol. 38, no. 3 (September 2015)

http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/csas20/current#.VeebEJckpqw

SPECIAL ISSUE: Imagining the Public in Modern South Asia

GUEST EDITORS: Brannon D. Ingram, J. Barton Scott, SherAli Tareen

What is a Public? Notes from South Asia, J. Barton Scott and Brannon D. Ingram

Dissertation Planning Grants for Sri Lanka

The American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies (AISLS) announces the continuation of its annual competition for dissertation planning grants.  Applicants must be graduate students enrolled at a US university.  AISLS dissertation planning grants enable graduate students in the humanities and social sciences who intend to do dissertation research in Sri Lanka to make a six to eight week pre-dissertation visit to investigate the feasibility of their topic, to sharpen their research design, or to make other practical arrangements for future research.  The grant is especially int

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Hui Faye Xiao
Reviewer: 
Ping Zhu

Zhu on Xiao, 'Family Revolution: Marital Strife in Contemporary Chinese Literature and Visual Culture'


Hui Faye Xiao. Family Revolution: Marital Strife in Contemporary Chinese Literature and Visual Culture. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2014. 224 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-295-99349-2; $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-295-99350-8.

Reviewed by Ping Zhu (University of Oklahoma)
Published on H-Asia (August, 2015)
Commissioned by Douglas Slaymaker

Author: 
Kim M. Phillips
Reviewer: 
Liam M. Brockey

Brockey on Phillips, 'Before Orientalism: Asian Peoples and Cultures in European Travel Writing, 1245-1510'


Kim M. Phillips. Before Orientalism: Asian Peoples and Cultures in European Travel Writing, 1245-1510. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014. 328 pp. $79.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4548-6.

Reviewed by Liam M. Brockey (Michigan State University)
Published on H-Asia (August, 2015)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Brockey on Before Orientalism

Author: 
Catherine Becker
Reviewer: 
Padma Kaimal

Kaimal on Becker, 'Shifting Stones, Shaping the Past: Sculpture from the Buddhist Stupas of Andhra Pradesh'


Catherine Becker. Shifting Stones, Shaping the Past: Sculpture from the Buddhist Stupas of Andhra Pradesh. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. 352 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-935939-4; $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-935940-0.

Reviewed by Padma Kaimal (Colgate University)
Published on H-Asia (August, 2015)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Buddhist Stupas in Andhra

Recent Threads

CFP ACLA 2016 Panel on Affect and Neoliberalism in East Asia

We are seeking abstracts for an eight-person seminar on affect, precarity, and neoliberalism in East Asia at the next American Comparative Literature Conference (ACLA) 2016 on March 17-20, hosted by Harvard University.

Affective Engagements, Precarious Lives: Thinking Neoliberalism in East Asia

Organizers: Claire Yu & Michelle Ho, Stony Brook University

American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies fellowship competition

The American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies (AISLS) announces the continuation of its annual fellowship competition.  AISLS fellowships support two to nine months of research in Sri Lanka by US citizens who already hold a PhD or the equivalent at the time they begin their fellowship tenure. This program is funded by a grant from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the US State Department.

Publication Announcement: The Journal of Northeast Asian History (Volume 12, Issue 1)

Please kindly excuse cross postings.

 

We are pleased to announce that the latest issue of The Journal of Northeast Asian History has just been published. Please visit the Northeast Asian History Foundation's English language website (uploaded under ‘Publication’ in the ‘Resources’ category at http://www.historyfoundation.or.kr/eng/) to view the articles and book reviews. The latest issue’s table of contents is as follows.

 

<Articles>

Marina K. Kovalchuk

TOC South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, Vol. 38, No. 3 - September 2015

South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, Vol. 38, no. 3 (September 2015)

http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/csas20/current#.VeebEJckpqw

SPECIAL ISSUE: Imagining the Public in Modern South Asia

GUEST EDITORS: Brannon D. Ingram, J. Barton Scott, SherAli Tareen

What is a Public? Notes from South Asia, J. Barton Scott and Brannon D. Ingram