Welcome to H-Asia, a member of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences Online. The primary purpose of H-ASIA is to enable historians and other Asia scholars to easily communicate current research and teaching interests; to discuss new articles, books, papers, approaches, methods and tools of analysis; to test new ideas and share comments and tips on teaching. H-Asia is especially committed to discussing region wide, comparative and professional issues important to scholars of Asia.

 

Recent Posts

Author: 
Ko-lin Chin
Reviewer: 
Sandy Chang

Chang on Chin, 'Going Down to the Sea: Chinese Sex Workers Abroad'


Ko-lin Chin. Going Down to the Sea: Chinese Sex Workers Abroad. Chiang Mai: Silkworm Books, 2014. x + 175 pp. $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-616215077-7.

Reviewed by Sandy Chang (University of Texas)
Published on H-Asia (February, 2016)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Re: Prof. Nancy Abelmann, 1959-2016

Studies on Asia, a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal sponsored by the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, a regional chapter of the Association for Asian Studies, published a special section "Asianists in the Midwest" which reflects on the legacies of distinguished scholars in the American Midwestern region featuring the late Nancy Abelmann (1959-2016) along with the list of her representative publications.

Job, Assistant Professor, Vietnamese Humanities, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University

For full details, see: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=52591

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Vietnamese culture to begin on July 1, 2017. The appointment is at the rank of assistant professor. Candidates with additional expertise in other areas of East or Southeast Asia will be preferred. Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.

Job, Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar, Chinese History, North Carolina State University

For full details, see: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=52580

The History Department at North Carolina State University seeks applicants for a postdoctoral teaching position in Chinese History. The proposed hire date is August 16, 2016. This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal. Final appointment is contingent on funding. Applications must be submitted no later than March 15, 2016, to ensure consideration.

TOC: Studies on Asia Series V 1:1

Dear fellow Asianists,

We are pleased to announce the publication of the spring 2016 issue of Studies on Asia, a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal sponsored by the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA), a regional chapter of the Association for Asian Studies. The current issue is available at https://castle.eiu.edu/studiesonasia/series_v_1.php

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Ko-lin Chin
Reviewer: 
Sandy Chang

Chang on Chin, 'Going Down to the Sea: Chinese Sex Workers Abroad'


Ko-lin Chin. Going Down to the Sea: Chinese Sex Workers Abroad. Chiang Mai: Silkworm Books, 2014. x + 175 pp. $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-616215077-7.

Reviewed by Sandy Chang (University of Texas)
Published on H-Asia (February, 2016)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
Margrit Pernau
Reviewer: 
Usha Sanyal

Sanyal on Pernau, 'Ashraf into Middle Class: Muslims in Nineteenth-Century Delhi'


Margrit Pernau. Ashraf into Middle Class: Muslims in Nineteenth-Century Delhi. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. 544 pp. $69.75 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-809228-5.

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

Middle-Class Muslims

Author: 
Samuel Perry
Reviewer: 
Nayoung Aimee Kwon

Kwon on Perry, 'Recasting Red Culture in Proletarian Japan: Childhood, Korea, and the Historical Avant-garde'


Samuel Perry. Recasting Red Culture in Proletarian Japan: Childhood, Korea, and the Historical Avant-garde. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2014. 228 pp. $49.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-3893-5.

Reviewed by Nayoung Aimee Kwon (Duke University)
Published on H-Asia (January, 2016)
Commissioned by Douglas Slaymaker

Editor's note: This review was originally published prematurely. It has been revised to reflect the correct version of the review.

Recent Threads

Job, Assistant Professor, Vietnamese Humanities, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University

For full details, see: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=52591

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Vietnamese culture to begin on July 1, 2017. The appointment is at the rank of assistant professor. Candidates with additional expertise in other areas of East or Southeast Asia will be preferred. Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.

Job, Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar, Chinese History, North Carolina State University

For full details, see: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=52580

The History Department at North Carolina State University seeks applicants for a postdoctoral teaching position in Chinese History. The proposed hire date is August 16, 2016. This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal. Final appointment is contingent on funding. Applications must be submitted no later than March 15, 2016, to ensure consideration.