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Recent Posts

Feminist Media Studies Special Issue CFP: Queer Pop in Post-2000 China

Since the 2000s, China’s media industrialization and cultural globalization have encouraged a burgeoning “queer pop”——that is, a soaring proliferation of non-normatively gendered and/or sexualized narratives and performances, cultural productions and inventions, artistic expressions and gestures, and social relations and kinship systems in China’s media, cultural, and creative industries and spaces.

Lecture, "Bath to Baghdad," York Islamic Art Circle, October 4

“From Bath to Baghdad" York Islamic Art Circle
Catrin Jones (Holburne Museum) 
4th October 2018
6:30pm – 8pm
The Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building, University of York, YO10 5DD, UK
Open to all
Ellen Georgiana Tanner (1847-1937) was among the first British

CFP, Return to society: demobilization and remobilization of veterans in Asia, 1945-2000 (proposed ICAS 2019 panel)

We want to propose a panel for the International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) 2019, to be held in Leiden (Netherlands) from 16-19 July 2019, and we are looking for scholars willing to join us. The panel deals with Demobilization and Remobilization of veterans in Asia, ca. 1945-2000.


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Recent Reviews

Kesavan Veluthat
Donald Davis

Davis on Veluthat, 'Notes of Dissent: Essays on Indian History'

Kesavan Veluthat. Notes of Dissent: Essays on Indian History. New Delhi: Primus Books, 2018. 214 pp. $54.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-93-8655270-9.

Reviewed by Donald Davis (University of Texas at Austin) Published on H-Asia (August, 2018) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=52450

Jairam Ramesh
Vinita Damodaran

Damodaran on Ramesh, 'Indira Gandhi: A Life in Nature.'

Jairam Ramesh. Indira Gandhi: A Life in Nature. New Delhi: Simon & Schuster, 2017. 464 pp. $28.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-81-933552-4-4.

Reviewed by Vinita Damodaran (University of Sussex) Published on H-Asia (August, 2018) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=50474

Joanna Wardęga, ed.
Alicja Bachulska

Bachulska on Wardęga, 'China–Central and Eastern Europe Cross-Cultural Dialogue: Society, Business and Education in Transition'

Joanna Wardęga, ed. China–Central and Eastern Europe Cross-Cultural Dialogue: Society, Business and Education in Transition. Chinskie Drogi Series. Krakow: Jagiellonian University Press, 2017. 456 pp. $55.00 (paper), ISBN 978-83-233-4111-6.

Reviewed by Alicja Bachulska (War Studies University) Published on H-Asia (July, 2018) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Recent Threads

Seminar on 6 October at Osaka U: Japanese Communist Party’s ‘Military Policy’ of 1950-1956 & Impact of the Long Repatriation on Postwar Japan

Dear Colleagues:

We will hold an international Asia-Pacific Study seminar on 6 October (Saturday) at the Toyonaka Campus, Osaka University. You are very welcome to the seminar. Seminar papers should be ready one week prior to the seminar and available for prospective participants. If you wish to attend the seminar, please let me know by 26 September. We also look for additional discussants for both sessions. We will provide them with domestic travel expense.
Yone Sugita: sugita@lang.osaka-u.ac.jp

Thank you.

TOC, Japan Studies Review, Volume XXII, Issue 2018

The Japan Studies Review (JSR) is an annual peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the joint efforts of the Asian Studies Program at Florida International University. JSR remains an outlet for publications related to Southern Japan Seminar events that encourages submissions from a wide range of scholars in the field.

Call for Panelists and Chair/Discussant: “Monarchies and Paths of Asian Modernities,” AAS-in-Asia, Bangkok, July 1-4, 2019

Over the past several decades, scholarship has challenged the traditional association between monarchies and pre-modern politics. Works by Takashi Fujitani and Maurizio Peleggi, for example, have explored some of the ways in which Asian monarchies responded to global changes and refashioned imperial authority for the modern era. This panel intends to build on these foundational works to explore the relationship between monarchies, imperial authority, and the development of modern nation-states in Asia.