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: 
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

Obituary, Robert Franklin Dernberger

Ed. note: Thanks to Frank Shulman for bringing this to H-Asia's attention. RD


Robert F. Dernberger, one of the world's foremost experts on the Chinese economy, died on March 5 at the age of 85.

Dr. Dernberger earned his PhD from Harvard in 1965, and joined the faculty of the University of Michigan in 1966. In 1975, as China was re-establishing relations with the West, he was a member of the first academic delegation sent to China from the United States under the provisions of the Shanghai Communique.

Symposium: International Symposium on Intangible Cultural Heritage, George Town, Malaysia

Dear colleagues,

We would like to invite you to participate in the forthcoming International Symposium on Intangible Cultural Heritage, organized by the George Town World Heritage Incorporated, Malaysia.

 

Date: 30 November to 2 December 2015

Venue: Bayview Hotel George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Symposium language: English

 

CFP AAG 2016: New Geographies of Foreign Investment in Residential Real Estate

*With apologies for cross-posting*

Call for Papers: AAG 2016, San Francisco (29 March - 2 April 2016)

The Globalisation of Local Real Estate: New Geographies of Foreign Investment in Residential Real Estate

Organizers: Dallas Rogers (Western Sydney University), David Ley (University of British Columbia), Sin Yee Koh (Universiti Brunei Darussalam)

Position, Three-year position in Japanese, Grinnell College

For full details, see: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=51396

GRINNELL COLLEGE. The Department of Chinese and Japanese invites applications for a 3-year position in Japanese beginning Fall 2016. Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD) possible. The field of specialization is open, but candidates with a background in Linguistics or Second Language Acquisition are especially encouraged to apply.

Position, Assistant Professor, East Asian History, Vassar College

For full details, see: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=51403

The Department of History at Vassar College invites applications for a full time tenure-track appointment in East Asian History at the rank of assistant professor beginning August 2016.

Specialization in either modern China or modern Japan is required; ability to teach in the other area, whether China or Japan, is also expected. 

Position, Assistant Professor, Japanese Literature and Culture, Northwestern University

For full details, see: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=51368

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at Northwestern University seeks to appoint a full-time faculty member in Japanese Literature and Culture at the assistant professor level. We are especially interested in candidates whose research and teaching complement Northwestern’s strengths in media and performance studies and/or gender and sexuality studies.

For full consideration applications should be received by OCTOBER 23, 2015.

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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

Obituary, Robert Franklin Dernberger

Ed. note: Thanks to Frank Shulman for bringing this to H-Asia's attention. RD


Robert F. Dernberger, one of the world's foremost experts on the Chinese economy, died on March 5 at the age of 85.

Dr. Dernberger earned his PhD from Harvard in 1965, and joined the faculty of the University of Michigan in 1966. In 1975, as China was re-establishing relations with the West, he was a member of the first academic delegation sent to China from the United States under the provisions of the Shanghai Communique.

Symposium: International Symposium on Intangible Cultural Heritage, George Town, Malaysia

Dear colleagues,

We would like to invite you to participate in the forthcoming International Symposium on Intangible Cultural Heritage, organized by the George Town World Heritage Incorporated, Malaysia.

 

Date: 30 November to 2 December 2015

Venue: Bayview Hotel George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Symposium language: English

 

CFP AAG 2016: New Geographies of Foreign Investment in Residential Real Estate

*With apologies for cross-posting*

Call for Papers: AAG 2016, San Francisco (29 March - 2 April 2016)

The Globalisation of Local Real Estate: New Geographies of Foreign Investment in Residential Real Estate

Organizers: Dallas Rogers (Western Sydney University), David Ley (University of British Columbia), Sin Yee Koh (Universiti Brunei Darussalam)

Position, Three-year position in Japanese, Grinnell College

For full details, see: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=51396

GRINNELL COLLEGE. The Department of Chinese and Japanese invites applications for a 3-year position in Japanese beginning Fall 2016. Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD) possible. The field of specialization is open, but candidates with a background in Linguistics or Second Language Acquisition are especially encouraged to apply.