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Recent Posts

Re: British India ArcGIS shapefile

I haven't come across a shapefile of British India (1920-1947). Some time ago I used a georeferenced political map from 1909 to draw attention to social and political factors in Indian archaeology. This was sufficient to show where archaeologists had been investigating. I downloaded the map from wiki and it is available here: (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:British_Indian_Empire_1909_Imper...).

CFP: AAS 2016 "Rural Cosmopolitanism in Modern China: Technology, Communication, Connection"

We are putting together a panel for the Association of Asian Studies 2016 Annual Meeting that is titled "Rural Cosmopolitanism in Modern China: Technology, Communication, Connection." This panel encourages participants to reflect on how modern technologies and communicative forms (ex: telegraph, newspapers, photographs, literacy clubs, film projectors, etc.) operated in rural society to create new political and social meanings throughout China’s 20th century.

TOC: Frontiers of Philosophy in China

The latest issue of Frontiers of Philosophy in China is now available! Below, please find the table of contents and see the link for more information: http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/1673355x

 

Frontiers of Philosophy in China

Introduction to the Special Theme on “Richard Shusterman’s Somaesthetics”

Author: WEN Haiming

pp 163 –166

 

Re: CFP: 2016 AAS "Beauty Products and Class Advancement in Asia"

This a follow-up on the previous CFP on beauty products-- We are looking for a fourth panelist, particularly whose work is on Korea, China, South and Southeast Asia and the Middle East. We hope to engage in a dialogue with colleagues interested in beauty ideology and aesthetic, political, cultural, historical as well as religious understandings of body. So far, we have two papers on beauty products and services in Japan, and one on soap in SE Asia.

Seminar in Osaka on 3 August: T.S. Eliot in Singapore/Furukawa Hideo and the Imagination of Place

28 July 2015

from: Yone Sugita (sugita@lang.osaka-u.ac.jp)

subject: Seminar in Osaka on 3 August: T.S. Eliot in Singapore/Furukawa Hideo and the Imagination of Place

You are cordially welcome to the following seminar held at Osaka University on 3 August 2015. 

 

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Kai Chen
Reviewer: 
Jane Ferguson

Ferguson on Chen, 'Comparative Study of Child Soldiering on Myanmar-China Border: Evolutions, Challenges and Countermeasures'


Kai Chen. Comparative Study of Child Soldiering on Myanmar-China Border: Evolutions, Challenges and Countermeasures. Illustrations. New York: Springer Press, 2014. xii + 97 pp. $54.99 (paper), ISBN 978-981-4560-01-6; $39.99 (e-book), ISBN 978-981-4560-02-3.

Reviewed by Jane Ferguson (Australian National University)
Published on H-Asia (July, 2015)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Child Soldiers S-E Asia

Author: 
Haimanti Roy
Reviewer: 
Rohini Hensman

Hensman on Roy, 'Partitioned Lives: Migrants, Refugees, Citizens in India and Pakistan, 1947-65'


Haimanti Roy. Partitioned Lives: Migrants, Refugees, Citizens in India and Pakistan, 1947-65. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2012. xii + 254 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-808177-7.

Reviewed by Rohini Hensman (Independent Scholar)
Published on H-Asia (July, 2015)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Aftermath of Partition

Author: 
Rana Partap Behal
Reviewer: 
Arnab Dey

Dey on Behal, 'One Hundred Years of Servitude: Political Economy of Tea Plantations in Colonial Assam'


Rana Partap Behal. One Hundred Years of Servitude: Political Economy of Tea Plantations in Colonial Assam. New Delhi: Tulika Books, 2014. xiii + 387 pp. INR 720.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-93-8238143-3.

Reviewed by Arnab Dey (State University of New York at Binghamton)
Published on H-Asia (July, 2015)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Who Built the Empire’s Garden? The Assam Plantations and Its Labor World

Recent Threads

CFP: AAS 2016 "Rural Cosmopolitanism in Modern China: Technology, Communication, Connection"

We are putting together a panel for the Association of Asian Studies 2016 Annual Meeting that is titled "Rural Cosmopolitanism in Modern China: Technology, Communication, Connection." This panel encourages participants to reflect on how modern technologies and communicative forms (ex: telegraph, newspapers, photographs, literacy clubs, film projectors, etc.) operated in rural society to create new political and social meanings throughout China’s 20th century.