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CFP Deadline Extended: Imitation or Appropriation? Intermediality in Qing Imperial Art and Culture

Update: In consideration of the uncertainties and unplanned delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to extend our Call for Papers till 21 December 2020. We sincerely hope you will be interested in participating in our virtual conference in May next year.


Call for Papers: Imitation or Appropriation? Intermediality in Qing Imperial Art and Culture

Author: 
D. Christian Lammerts
Reviewer: 
Jacques Leider

Leider on Lammerts, 'Buddhist Law in Burma: A History of Dhammasattha Texts and Jurisprudence, 1250-1850'

D. Christian Lammerts. Buddhist Law in Burma: A History of Dhammasattha Texts and Jurisprudence, 1250-1850. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2018. 304 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-7260-1

Reviewed by Jacques Leider (École française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO)) Published on H-Asia (December, 2020) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Ennin's Diary and Ennin's Travels have been reprinted by Angelico Press

In 1955, Edwin O. Reischauer published a full English translation of Ennin's Diary; the Record of a Pilgrimage to China in Search of the Law and the companion volume, Ennin's travels in Tʻang China, which introduces the Japanese monk Ennin (794-864) and highlights important topics in the diary of his China travels between 838 and 847. Both books have been out of print for decades. Angelico Press has reissued both books, which are available in both paperback and hard cover.

For the full announcement, see:

Japan Forum Podcast 9 with Francesca Di Marco, Director of "Who Won the War"

Japan Forum spoke to cultural historian and documentary film-maker Dr Francesca Di Marco on her latest film, Who Won the War. The documentary focuses on Takashi, an eldest son and sole surviving member of his family after the Hiroshima atomic bombing.

Re: Late Qing Intellectual History Resource: 沅湘通藝錄

Don, I would love to take it over from you. Worked on earlier exams, but remain interested. Can you let me know whether it is still available and what would be the best arrangement? You can email me if that is easier (contact info here: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/staffmembers/hilde-de-weerdt#tab-1 )
Best,
Hilde

War and Diplomacy in China, 223 BCE--Reacting to the Past Online Faculty Workshop--December 14-15 (7:00-8:30 PM, EST)

The Reacting Consortium, a not-for-profit organization that supervises the Reacting to the Past pedagogy, is pleased to announce a faculty training workshop for a new game, still in development, set at the end of the Warring States era. Reacting to the Past consists of complex games set in the past, in which students take on roles informed by classic texts. (The February, 2020 issue of the American Historical Review featured positive reviews of eight other Reacting games.)

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Author: 
D. Christian Lammerts
Reviewer: 
Jacques Leider

Leider on Lammerts, 'Buddhist Law in Burma: A History of Dhammasattha Texts and Jurisprudence, 1250-1850'

D. Christian Lammerts. Buddhist Law in Burma: A History of Dhammasattha Texts and Jurisprudence, 1250-1850. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2018. 304 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-7260-1

Reviewed by Jacques Leider (École française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO)) Published on H-Asia (December, 2020) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Anand Vivek Taneja
Reviewer: 
Gijs Kruijtzer

Kruijtzer on Taneja, 'Jinnealogy: Time, Islam, and Ecological Thought in the Medieval Ruins of Delhi'

Anand Vivek Taneja. Jinnealogy: Time, Islam, and Ecological Thought in the Medieval Ruins of Delhi. South Asia in Motion Series. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2017. 336 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5036-0393-6; $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5036-0179-6. 

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CFP Deadline Extended: Imitation or Appropriation? Intermediality in Qing Imperial Art and Culture

Update: In consideration of the uncertainties and unplanned delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to extend our Call for Papers till 21 December 2020. We sincerely hope you will be interested in participating in our virtual conference in May next year.


Call for Papers: Imitation or Appropriation? Intermediality in Qing Imperial Art and Culture

Ennin's Diary and Ennin's Travels have been reprinted by Angelico Press

In 1955, Edwin O. Reischauer published a full English translation of Ennin's Diary; the Record of a Pilgrimage to China in Search of the Law and the companion volume, Ennin's travels in Tʻang China, which introduces the Japanese monk Ennin (794-864) and highlights important topics in the diary of his China travels between 838 and 847. Both books have been out of print for decades. Angelico Press has reissued both books, which are available in both paperback and hard cover.

For the full announcement, see:

Japan Forum Podcast 9 with Francesca Di Marco, Director of "Who Won the War"

Japan Forum spoke to cultural historian and documentary film-maker Dr Francesca Di Marco on her latest film, Who Won the War. The documentary focuses on Takashi, an eldest son and sole surviving member of his family after the Hiroshima atomic bombing.