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Recent Posts

New Articles of Interest in the Pacific Historical Review (86.3, August 2017)

The Pacific Historical Review recently published the following articles that may interest H-ASIA list subscribers:

- “‘Into the Dark Cold I Go, the Rain Gently Falling’: Hawai’i Island Incarceration,” by Kelly Y. Nakamura

- “From Memory Making to Money Making? Japanese Travel Writers’ Impressions of Cross-Cultural Interaction in the Southwestern Pacific Islands Battle Sites, 1962-2007,” by Ryota Nishino

CFP, Asia Intermedialities Workshop (CUHK, May 2018)

Asia Intermedialities: New Objects, Themes, and Methods at the Convergence of East and Southeast Asian Cultural and Media Studies

Centre for Cultural Studies
Department of Cultural and Religious Studies
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

25-26 May 2018

Convener: Elmo Gonzaga (Cultural and Religious Studies, CUHK)

CFP: Conference on “South-South Cooperation: India-Africa partnerships for food security and capacity building”

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Centre for African Studies, University of Mumbai & Gandhi-Mandela Centre for African Studies, Observer Research Foundation (ORF), Mumbai. 

Call for Papers:

“South-South Cooperation: India-Africa partnerships for food security and capacity building”

CFP: Seminar on "Sir Syed and Colonial Modernity: Issues and Debates"

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On the Occasion of Sir Syed Bicentenary Celebrations 2016-17, the Department of English and the Sir Syed Academy at Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, are jointly organizing a two-day national seminar titled “Sir Syed and Colonial Modernity: Issues and Debates” on 25-26 October 2017.

ANN: [Temple ICAS Event] Chinese-Japanese Competition in the East Asian Security Complex

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Kerry Lynn Nankivel:Chinese-Japanese Competition in the East Asian Security Complex
 
Date:     Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Time:     7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

ANN: Conference on Africa and Asia Encounters - Historical and Contemporary Perspective

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4th International Conference of the Transatlantic Research Group
In partnership with
Global Institute of Commerce and Technology, Abuja, Nigeria/Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja
University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

ANN: Open lecture and workshop on the interrelationship between politics and architecture in Japan

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The School of Architecture and the School of Education and Communication for Engineering Science at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, have the pleasure to announce a lecture and a workshop on the interrelationship between politics and architecture in Japan.

The Open lecture:

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Lakshmi Subramaniam
Reviewer: 
Johan Mathew

Mathew on Subramaniam, 'The Sovereign and the Pirate: Ordering Maritime Subjects in India's Western Littoral'


Lakshmi Subramaniam. The Sovereign and the Pirate: Ordering Maritime Subjects in India's Western Littoral. New Delhi: Oxford University Press (India), 2016. 296 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-946704-4.

Reviewed by Johan Mathew (Rutgers University)
Published on H-Asia (August, 2017)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Piracy and Sovereignty in the Indian Ocean

Author: 
Pamela D. McElwee
Reviewer: 
Nga Dao

Dao on McElwee, 'Forests Are Gold: Trees, People, and Environmental Rule in Vietnam'


Pamela D. McElwee. Forests Are Gold: Trees, People, and Environmental Rule in Vietnam. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2016. 312 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-295-99548-9.

Reviewed by Nga Dao (York University)
Published on H-Asia (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Environmental Governance in Vietnam

Author: 
Anjali Nerlekar
Reviewer: 
Madhuri Deshmukh

Deshmukh on Nerlekar, 'Bombay Modern: Arun Kolatkar and Bilingual Literary Culture'


Anjali Nerlekar. Bombay Modern: Arun Kolatkar and Bilingual Literary Culture. FlashPoints Series. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2016. xix + 292 pp. $99.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8101-3274-0; $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8101-3273-3.

Reviewed by Madhuri Deshmukh (Oakton Community College)
Published on H-Asia (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Recent Threads

Distribution rights for "Comrades: Almost a Love Story"

I am hoping to screen this 1996 Peter Chan film starring Maggie Cheung and Leon Lai as part of a feature film series about migration.

Can anyone advise me regarding what company holds distribution rights and the best way to contact them for permission?  This is intended to be an educational event with no charge to participants.

My thanks in advance!  

Madeline Hsu

The University of Texas at Austin

myhsu@austin.utexas.edu

Workshop on ‘Meiji Japan in Global History’ @ SOAS University of London on 8 September 2018, public welcome

‘Meiji Japan in Global History’

Date: 8 September 2017Time: 10:00 AM to  5:00 PM

Venue: SOAS University of London, Main College Buildings, Russell Square Room: 116

Type of Event: Publication Workshop

 

Co-Convenors:

Catherine L Phipps, University of Memphis

Christopher Gerteis, SOAS University of London

 

New Articles of Interest in the Pacific Historical Review (86.3, August 2017)

The Pacific Historical Review recently published the following articles that may interest H-ASIA list subscribers:

- “‘Into the Dark Cold I Go, the Rain Gently Falling’: Hawai’i Island Incarceration,” by Kelly Y. Nakamura

- “From Memory Making to Money Making? Japanese Travel Writers’ Impressions of Cross-Cultural Interaction in the Southwestern Pacific Islands Battle Sites, 1962-2007,” by Ryota Nishino