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VERGE-sponsored Panels at the 2023 AAS and AAAS Conferences

Verge will be sponsoring Global Asias panels and roundtables at the upcoming AAS and AAAS conferences. Our goal is to help generate and support work that straddles or otherwise navigates the differences and overlaps between Asian Studies, Asian American Studies, and Asian Diaspora Studies as intellectual formations and interdisciplines.

New release: e·Chinese Tools

Nowadays, the use of technologies is deeply embedded in the teaching and learning of foreign languages. Therefore, students and teachers are compelled to continuously update their digital skills. Moreover, the need for online teaching has been spurred by the COVID pandemics, which has posed new challenges in this regard.

MJHW (Online Meeting) on 1923 Earthquake and Korean Sawagi in Central Tokyo - Thursday, July 14th

Please join us for the next meeting of the Modern Japan History Workshop on Thursday, July 14th at 19:00 JST.  Our presenter this month will be Kenji Hasegawa (Yokohama National University), who will present his work on the 1923 Earthquake and the Korean sawagi in central Tokyo (details below).

This month’s session will be held online through Zoom, and can be accessed using the following sign-in information:

Re: Germany’s contentious China debate

In his measured post, Heiner Roetz wrote "However, the 'researchers' think they can outsmart the Chinese side through 'tactical compromises' and 'mimicry'. It is probably in the nature of things if it is not specified what such 'compromises' look like."
I repeatedly responded to such criticism that we do, of course, discuss the conditions of our fieldwork in China, including necessary compromises, in our published work. Here is my essay, just published in the 'Made in China Journal', which does just that, for anyone who is interested in a proper debate:

Philosophies of Co-Becoming and the Sino-Island: An International Conference (July 8-9, National Sun Yat-sen University)

Philosophies of Co-Becoming and the Sino-Island is an international conference that will take place on July 8-9, 2022. It will bring scholars together from half a dozen countries to discuss the notion of a philosophy of co-becoming (共生哲學) in our contemporary world. Many of the conference organizers work and teach on the island of Taiwan, which we call the Sino-island, to denote the island's long history as a center of immigration for Sinitic speaking peoples, as well as its rich Sinological institutions and scholarly traditions.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Geoffrey C. Gunn
Reviewer: 
Sophie Quinn-Judge

Quinn-Judge on Gunn, 'Ho Chi Minh in Hong Kong'

Geoffrey C. Gunn. Ho Chi Minh in Hong Kong. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021. 300 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-108-83325-7.

Reviewed by Sophie Quinn-Judge (Temple University) Published on H-Asia (May, 2022) Commissioned by Bradley C. Davis (Eastern Connecticut State University)

Printable Version: https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=57486

Author: 
Scott C. Levi
Reviewer: 
Christopher Atwood

Atwood on Levi, 'The Bukharan Crisis: A Connected History of 18th-Century Central Asia'

Scott C. Levi. The Bukharan Crisis: A Connected History of 18th-Century Central Asia. Central Eurasia in Context Series. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2020. Illustrations, maps. xiv + 208 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8229-4597-0.

Reviewed by Christopher Atwood (University of Pennsylvania) Published on H-Asia (April, 2022) Commissioned by Bradley C. Davis (Eastern Connecticut State University)

Author: 
Ian Matthew Miller
Reviewer: 
Kathlene Baldanza

Baldanza on Miller, 'Fir and Empire: The Transformation of Forests in Early Modern China'

Ian Matthew Miller. Fir and Empire: The Transformation of Forests in Early Modern China. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2020. 296 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-295-74734-7.

Reviewed by Kathlene Baldanza (Pennsylvania State University) Published on H-Asia (April, 2022) Commissioned by Bradley C. Davis (Eastern Connecticut State University)

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VERGE-sponsored Panels at the 2023 AAS and AAAS Conferences

Verge will be sponsoring Global Asias panels and roundtables at the upcoming AAS and AAAS conferences. Our goal is to help generate and support work that straddles or otherwise navigates the differences and overlaps between Asian Studies, Asian American Studies, and Asian Diaspora Studies as intellectual formations and interdisciplines.

New release: e·Chinese Tools

Nowadays, the use of technologies is deeply embedded in the teaching and learning of foreign languages. Therefore, students and teachers are compelled to continuously update their digital skills. Moreover, the need for online teaching has been spurred by the COVID pandemics, which has posed new challenges in this regard.

MJHW (Online Meeting) on 1923 Earthquake and Korean Sawagi in Central Tokyo - Thursday, July 14th

Please join us for the next meeting of the Modern Japan History Workshop on Thursday, July 14th at 19:00 JST.  Our presenter this month will be Kenji Hasegawa (Yokohama National University), who will present his work on the 1923 Earthquake and the Korean sawagi in central Tokyo (details below).

This month’s session will be held online through Zoom, and can be accessed using the following sign-in information: