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Query about archives in Sri Lanka

Dear colleagues,

Does anyone know the whereabouts (if they exist) of the papers/archives/manuscripts of the Prime Ministers of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) from the 1940s through the 1970s? I am looking information on the archives of D.S. Senanayake, Dudley Senanayake, John Kotelawala, and Sirimavo Bandaranaike. I beieve Solomon Bandaranaike has a collection at the Department of National Archives, but don't know much about accessing these papers either. 

Any information is appreciated. I can be reached at KrausCR[at]gmail.com if you prefer to send this information to me directly.

Call for Papers for AAS 2016 (Seattle): Online Teaching in Asian Humanities - Opportunities & Challenges

Deadline for Submission of Abstract: June 19, 2015

I am searching for 3-4 contributors to participate in a panel about online teaching at the Association for Asian Studies 2016 Annual Conference in Seattle, March 31-April 3, 2016.

Positions, Music History & East Asian Studies (tenure track), Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

From: H-Net Job Guide, https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=50945

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences in the College of Liberal Arts and Convergence Science at KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) invites applications for two tenure-track positions in the area of (1) Music History and Theory with a specialization in computational musicology and (2) Asian Studies with a specialization in East Asian Geography.

STANLEY WEINSTEIN DISSERTATION PRIZE AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT

The Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University is pleased to announce that the Stanley Weinstein Dissertation Prize for academic years 2012-2014 has been awarded to Bryan Lowe for his study on the ancient Japanese practice of scripture-copying entitled "Rewriting Nara Buddhism: Sutra Transcription in Early Japan."  Bryan Lowe completed his Ph.D. from the Department of Religion at Princeton University in 2012.  He is currently Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Vanderbilt University.

Singapour mon amour: The emergence and vicissitudes of an art scene (International and interdisciplinary colloquium)

From H-Net Announcements: http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=222645

 

Singapour mon amour: The emergence and vicissitudes of an art scene

 

International and interdisciplinary colloquium

4 June 2015 – 9.30 am-7 pm, Screening room of Quai Branly Museum, Paris, France.

Pages

Recent Reviews

Author: 
Andrew G. Walder
Reviewer: 
David Buck

Buck on Walder, 'China under Mao: A Revolution Derailed'


Andrew G. Walder. China under Mao: A Revolution Derailed. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2015. Illustrations. xiv + 413 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-05815-6.

Reviewed by David Buck (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Published on H-Asia (May, 2015)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

A Root and Branch Criticism of Mao Zedong’s Leadership

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

Recent Threads

Query about archives in Sri Lanka

Dear colleagues,

Does anyone know the whereabouts (if they exist) of the papers/archives/manuscripts of the Prime Ministers of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) from the 1940s through the 1970s? I am looking information on the archives of D.S. Senanayake, Dudley Senanayake, John Kotelawala, and Sirimavo Bandaranaike. I beieve Solomon Bandaranaike has a collection at the Department of National Archives, but don't know much about accessing these papers either. 

Any information is appreciated. I can be reached at KrausCR[at]gmail.com if you prefer to send this information to me directly.

Call for Papers for AAS 2016 (Seattle): Online Teaching in Asian Humanities - Opportunities & Challenges

Deadline for Submission of Abstract: June 19, 2015

I am searching for 3-4 contributors to participate in a panel about online teaching at the Association for Asian Studies 2016 Annual Conference in Seattle, March 31-April 3, 2016.