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Position, ASIANetwork-Luce Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, Austin College

 

For details, see: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=54413

The East Asian Studies Program invites applicants for a two-year ASIANetwork-Luce Postdoctoral Teaching fellow in East Asian Studies to begin in August 2017. The successful candidate will be able to teach courses related to Chinese politics and/or Chinese foreign relations, broadly defined.  Experience or interest in teaching introductory Chinese language is desirable, but not required. 

CFP The Tsarist/Soviet empires and the history of modernity in Asia

Your network editor has reposted this from H-Announce. The byline reflects the original authorship.

The conference seeks to examine entanglements between Tsarist/Soviet and Asian modernities since the late 19th century. In Eurasia, Russia’s rise to great power status anticipated Japan’s (or later, China’s and India’s) transformation from an object of European expansion to a competitive, ‘modern’ rival. In postwar Asia (notions of) modernity were not only influenced by the ‘Western’ model, but also and, arguably, even stronger by developments in the Soviet Union (China and Japan).

TOC, "Ideas of Asia in the Museum"

Dear Colleagues:

I am pleased to announce the publication of Ideas of Asia in the Museum, a special issue for the Journal of the History of Collections with essays from an international symposium of the same title that was held at University of Southern California and Los Angeles County Museum of Art in January, 2015. 

Ideas of Asia in the Museum
A special issue for the Journal of the History of Collections, Volume 28, no. 3 (November, 2016); available through Oxford Journals

Call for applications, Summer Intensive Nepali at Cornell

Summer 2017 Intensive Nepali Language

Nepali, the official language of Nepal, will be offered in the Cornell University Summer Session at both beginning and continuing levels. Taught by faculty from Cornell University and the Cornell-Nepal Study Program at Tribhuvan University on the beautiful Cornell campus in Ithaca, NY, this summer program provides an unusual opportunity to develop competence in Nepali.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Kumkum Roy
Reviewer: 
Divya Cherian

Cherian on Roy, 'Looking Within, Looking Without: Exploring Households in the Subcontinent through Time'


Kumkum Roy. Looking Within, Looking Without: Exploring Households in the Subcontinent through Time. Darmstadt: Primus Books GmbH, 2015. 419 pp. $79.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-93-8408233-8.

Reviewed by Divya Cherian (Columbia University)
Published on H-Asia (January, 2017)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Historicizing Households, in Memory of Nandita Sahai

Author: 
Yasmin Khan
Reviewer: 
Rohit Wanchoo

Wanchoo on Khan, 'India at War: The Subcontinent and the Second World War'


Yasmin Khan. India at War: The Subcontinent and the Second World War. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. 432 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-975349-9.

Reviewed by Rohit Wanchoo (Delhi University)
Published on H-Asia (January, 2017)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

A Social History of War

Author: 
Coralynn V. Davis
Reviewer: 
Jessica V. Birkenholtz

Birkenholtz on Davis, 'Maithil Women's Tales: Storytelling on the Nepal-India Border'


Coralynn V. Davis. Maithil Women's Tales: Storytelling on the Nepal-India Border. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2014. 272 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03842-6.

Reviewed by Jessica V. Birkenholtz (University of Illinois)
Published on H-Asia (December, 2016)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Maithili Stories

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Position, ASIANetwork-Luce Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, Austin College

 

For details, see: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=54413

The East Asian Studies Program invites applicants for a two-year ASIANetwork-Luce Postdoctoral Teaching fellow in East Asian Studies to begin in August 2017. The successful candidate will be able to teach courses related to Chinese politics and/or Chinese foreign relations, broadly defined.  Experience or interest in teaching introductory Chinese language is desirable, but not required. 

CFP The Tsarist/Soviet empires and the history of modernity in Asia

Your network editor has reposted this from H-Announce. The byline reflects the original authorship.

The conference seeks to examine entanglements between Tsarist/Soviet and Asian modernities since the late 19th century. In Eurasia, Russia’s rise to great power status anticipated Japan’s (or later, China’s and India’s) transformation from an object of European expansion to a competitive, ‘modern’ rival. In postwar Asia (notions of) modernity were not only influenced by the ‘Western’ model, but also and, arguably, even stronger by developments in the Soviet Union (China and Japan).