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Re: Seeking Panelists on Transitions to Socio-Political Modernity, for Madison South Asia Conference 2020

In light of the extended submission deadline for this conference (April 26th), we continue to seek panelists whose work engages with the above theme. Please indicate your interest directly to Brian Cannon at bcannon@sas.upenn.edu.

HKU MOOC: HONG KONG CINEMA THROUGH A GLOBAL LENS

Hello from Hong Kong! We’ve been thinking about teaching across distances and disciplines for some time now and in these challenging times we are keen to offer you material and a little morale boost. 

To accommodate your needs, and expand your menu of online teaching and learning options, we are offering Hong Kong Cinema through a Global Lens, the first MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on Hong Kong cinema to be produced anywhere in the world, as a learner-paced course.  That means all six units open simultaneously on April 1, 2020. 

Re: A gentle reminder at a very busy time - please proofread your recommendations

A militant reminder for precarious times - please stop requiring tailored letters of recommendation at the first stage of application.

(This is no comment on Union College's practices, of which I have no knowledge, and I thank Professor Madancy for highlighting the avoidable outcomes of our current abysmal (lack of a) system.)

Coordinating letters can easily take a candidate 4 hours/week. This weighs more heavily on the most vulnerable candidates (adjuncts, single parents), and also on recommenders who work at institutions with no admin support and higher course loads.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Sugata Ray
Reviewer: 
David Curley

Curley on Ray, 'Climate Change and the Art of Devotion: Geoaesthetics in the Land of Krishna, 1550-1850'

Sugata Ray. Climate Change and the Art of Devotion: Geoaesthetics in the Land of Krishna, 1550-1850. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2019. 264 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-295-74537-4.

Reviewed by David Curley (Western Washington University) Published on H-Asia (March, 2020) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Michitake Aso
Reviewer: 
Mathieu Guerin

Guerin on Aso, 'Rubber and the Making of Vietnam: An Ecological History, 1897-1975'

Michitake Aso. Rubber and the Making of Vietnam: An Ecological History, 1897-1975. Flows, Migrations, and Exchanges Series. Chapel Hill: University of North Caroline Press, 2018. Illustrations, maps, tables. 426 pp. $32.95 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-4696-3716-7; $32.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-3715-0; $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-3714-3.

Author: 
Chris Baker, Pasuk Phongpaichit
Reviewer: 
Matthew Reeder

Reeder on Baker and Phongpaichit, 'A History of Ayutthaya: Siam in the Early Modern World'

Chris Baker, Pasuk Phongpaichit. A History of Ayutthaya: Siam in the Early Modern World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 342 pp. $34.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-316-64113-2; $94.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-19076-4.

Reviewed by Matthew Reeder (Cornell University) Published on H-Asia (March, 2020) Commissioned by Bradley C. Davis (Eastern Connecticut State University)

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HKU MOOC: HONG KONG CINEMA THROUGH A GLOBAL LENS

Hello from Hong Kong! We’ve been thinking about teaching across distances and disciplines for some time now and in these challenging times we are keen to offer you material and a little morale boost. 

To accommodate your needs, and expand your menu of online teaching and learning options, we are offering Hong Kong Cinema through a Global Lens, the first MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on Hong Kong cinema to be produced anywhere in the world, as a learner-paced course.  That means all six units open simultaneously on April 1, 2020.