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Call for Applications: Summer Institute for East Asian Studies-Media and Mediation in East Asia: Assemblages and Global Flows at the University of Pittsburgh

Applications for a 3-day intensive virtual academic workshop are invited from early career scholars who have received their PhD after 2015. Eight scholars in a range of disciplines will be selected from a pool of international applicants. Scholars will engage with leading East Asian studies faculty to workshopping article-length manuscripts in preparation for peer review journal publication.

Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland Online Events March 2021

9th March Dr Simon Kaner 'The Rehabilitation of Myth in the Archaeology of Ancient Japan and Korea'

16th March Dr Hannah Theaker 'China’s Little Mecca: Changing Islamic Landscapes of China’s Northwest in the Late Qing, 1860-1911'

23rd March Book Launch Ronan Lee 'Myanmar's Rohingya Genocide. Identity, History and Hate Speech'

25th March RAS Collections Evening

 

All events at 6.30pm GMT. Please see our website www.royalasiaticsociety.org for attendance details.

 

Prism Monograph Supplement - Call for Proposals

Prism: Theory and Modern Chinese Literature presents cutting edge research on modern literary and cultural productions in, as well as outside of, China. It also publishes works that study the shaping influence of the traditional literature and culture on modern and contemporary China. Prism actively promotes scholarly investigations from interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, and comparative perspectives.

Call for Papers: Temporality and Material Culture under Socialism

Call for Papers
Conference: Temporality and Material Culture under Socialism
Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut, 1–2 July 2021

Deadline: 16 April 2021


This conference focuses on the relationship between temporality and material culture in twentieth-century socialist regimes. We are primarily interested in looking at case studies from the USSR and Europe, but also from other geographical contexts such as Asia, Latin America, and Africa, especially from a comparative perspective.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Luke Whitmore
Reviewer: 
Amanda Lucia

Lucia on Whitmore, 'Mountain, Water, Rock, God: Understanding Kedarnath in the Twenty-First Century'

Luke Whitmore. Mountain, Water, Rock, God: Understanding Kedarnath in the Twenty-First Century. Oakland: University of California Press, 2018. 278 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-520-29802-6.

Reviewed by Amanda Lucia (University of California) Published on H-Asia (February, 2021) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Ian S. Markham, Christy Lohr Sapp, eds.
Reviewer: 
Claire Maes

Maes on Markham and Lohr Sapp, 'A World Religions Reader'

Ian S. Markham, Christy Lohr Sapp, eds. A World Religions Reader. Newark: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2020. 408 pp. $44.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-119-35709-4.

Reviewed by Claire Maes (University of Texas at Austin) Published on H-Asia (January, 2021) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Printable Version: https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=55420

Author: 
Michael J. Walsh
Reviewer: 
Peter Zarrow

Zarrow on Walsh, 'Stating the Sacred: Religion, China, and the Formation of the Nation-State'

Michael J. Walsh. Stating the Sacred: Religion, China, and the Formation of the Nation-State. New York: Columbia University Press, 2020. 272 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-19357-3.

Reviewed by Peter Zarrow (University of Connecticut) Published on H-Asia (December, 2020) Commissioned by Bradley C. Davis (Eastern Connecticut State University)

Recent Threads

Call for Applications: Summer Institute for East Asian Studies-Media and Mediation in East Asia: Assemblages and Global Flows at the University of Pittsburgh

Applications for a 3-day intensive virtual academic workshop are invited from early career scholars who have received their PhD after 2015. Eight scholars in a range of disciplines will be selected from a pool of international applicants. Scholars will engage with leading East Asian studies faculty to workshopping article-length manuscripts in preparation for peer review journal publication.