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TOC, Twentieth-Century China, vol. 42, no. 2 (2017)

The editorial board of Twentieth-Century China (TCC) is pleased to announce the publication of our new issue in May 2017. TCC is published by The Johns Hopkins University Press and is available in print version as a membership benefit from the Historical Society for Twentieth-Century China and by subscription. Print and electronic subscriptions (including via Project Muse) are available; for more information, visit the JHUP website here: https://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/twentieth-century_china/

Now Available Online: The Japan Guide from The National Archives of the Netherlands

Now Available Online:  The Japan Guide from The National Archives of the Netherlands

The North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources (NCC) is pleased to announce a new link to the updated Japan Guide of the National Archives of the Netherlands’ (NAN) on NCC’s Research Access Guides to Japanese Collections at http://guides.nccjapan.org/NAN.

Acta Asiatica Varsoviensia | Power-sharing in Asia and Pacific Extended Deadline

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Acta Asiatica Varsoviensia, an academic journal published by the Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures of the Polish Academy of Sciences and by the Cultivate Fundation, announces an extended deadline for article proposals for a special issue on inter-segmental power-s

Call for Panelists for 2017 ALSA Equality, Social Justice and Law: New Challenges of the Transforming Asia

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Call for Panelists for 2017 Asian Law and Society Association(ALSA) Conference, 

National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan,  December 15-16, 2017 (Deadline June 30, 201

Women and World Religions - Reference Articles Wanted

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FINAL CALL FOR AUTHORS - WOMEN IN WORLD RELIGIONS - All articles due Sept.1, 2017. Articles should be factual overviews between 500 and 2000 words.

Seeking author-scholars for the following topics (related topics can be proposed):

Women and the Feminine in ---

African Religions: Arts, Magic, Marriage, Priestesses, Religious Performers and Performances, Witchcraft

TOC NANG - Issue 2: SCARS AND DEATH

 

The second Issue of NANG (ISSN: 2531-4912), a biannual print-only publication about cinema in Asia, is now available.

Theme: "Scars and Death"
Guest editors: Korean critic and scholar Yoo Un-Seong and Filipino filmmaker and writer John Torres.

More details can be found online at: https://www.nangmagazine.com/issues/2

Opening note to the whole Issue: https://medium.com/nang-magazine/nang-2-note-191fd66b725d 

ToC, Journal of Burma Studies volume 21 issue 1, now available online

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The Table of Contents for The Journal of Burma Studies Volume 21 Number 1 (June 2017) is below. The Journal is now available online through university libraries that subscribe to Project MUSE (most North American universities do). NUS Press publishes this Journal on behalf of the Center for Burma Studies at Northern Illinois University. 


ARTICLES
The Role of Pāli Grammar in Burmese Buddhism 
By Aleix Ruiz Falqués


Hedging against Lives’ Uncertainties and the “Theravada” Label 
By Lilian Handlin

Re: Subramaniam on Andrade and Hang, 'Sea Rovers, Silver, and Samurai: Maritime East Asia in Global History, 1550-1700'

There are a number of typos in this review (missing colons for chapter titles, Zhen instead of Zheng, etc.) Zheng Zhilong was Koxinga's father. And if "Zeng Ling," is a mis-rendering of Zheng Jing, he was Koxinga's son. But the book looks great! KS

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Manan Ahmed Asif
Reviewer: 
Andre Wink

Wink on Asif, 'A Book of Conquest: The Chachnama and Muslim Origins in South Asia'


Manan Ahmed Asif. A Book of Conquest: The Chachnama and Muslim Origins in South Asia. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2016. 272 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-66011-3.

Reviewed by Andre Wink (University of Wisconsin)
Published on H-Asia (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
Tonio Andrade, Xing Hang, eds.
Reviewer: 
Lakshmi Subramaniam

Subramaniam on Andrade and Hang, 'Sea Rovers, Silver, and Samurai: Maritime East Asia in Global History, 1550-1700'


Tonio Andrade, Xing Hang, eds. Sea Rovers, Silver, and Samurai: Maritime East Asia in Global History, 1550-1700. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2016. viii + 386 pp. $69.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-5276-4.

Reviewed by Lakshmi Subramaniam (Centre for Studies in Social Sciences)
Published on H-Asia (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
Richard M. Eaton, Phillip B. Wagoner
Reviewer: 
Pushkar Sohoni

Sohoni on Eaton and Wagoner, 'Power, Memory, Architecture: Contested Sites on India's Deccan Plateau, 1300-1600'


Richard M. Eaton, Phillip B. Wagoner. Power, Memory, Architecture: Contested Sites on India's Deccan Plateau, 1300-1600. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2014. Illustrations. xxvi + 395 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-809221-6.

Reviewed by Pushkar Sohoni (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research)
Published on H-Asia (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

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Reflections on the AAS Conference in Toronto, March 2017

Dear Colleagues,

I am writing to share my reflections on the AAS Toronto Conference, which I recently posted on my newly renovated website (see the link below). I hope that the organizers also might find the feedback useful in some way. It was a fantastic experience re-connecting with the AAS conference and with fellow Asian Studies colleagues who I hadn't seen in so many years.