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Re: Strange chinese character

Hi Don,

You might find the ROC Ministry of Education's Dictionary of Chinese Character Variants (http://dict2.variants.moe.edu.tw/eng.htm) to be a useful source for such searches. Could the character you describe be variant #2 on http://dict2.variants.moe.edu.tw/yitia/fra/fra02944.htm ?

Best regards,
Joe

Strange chinese character

I have encountered a footnote introducing a memoir from China’s 1911 revolution, drafted presumably in 1911. Transliterated, we have the line “. . . (1911) nian suo zuo X gao” (" X draft written in the year 1911). The X is a little blurry, but appears, compared to other characters in the book, to be a simplified character composed of the grain radical on the left and the character zhi (“only”) as phonetic on the right.

March 2018 issue of open-access "Cross-Currents" e-journal now online

March 2018 e-Journal (No. 26)

Articles

Imagining China’s Children: Lower-Elementary Reading Primers and the Reconstruction of Chinese Childhood, 1945–1951
Carl Kubler, University of Chicago

Japanese Modernism at a “Branch Point”: On the Museum of Modern Art, Hayama’s 1937 Exhibition
Kevin Michael Smith, University of California, Davis

Review Essays

CFC: Greenwood Encyclopedia of the Daily Life of Women: How They Lived from Ancient Times to the Present

Project Editors are once again seeking contributors to the forthcoming four-volume Greenwood Encyclopedia of the Daily Life of Women: How They Lived from Ancient Times to the Present, to be published by ABC-CLIO, under the editorship of Colleen Boyett, Mildred Diane Gleason, and Micheal Tarver. Expressions of interest are welcome from graduate students, postdocs, professors, independent scholars, and public history professionals.

TOC PaRDeS, 23 (2017) JewBus, Jewish Hindus & other Jewish Encounters with East Asian Religions (= PaRDeS: Zeitschrift der Vereinigung für Jüdische Studien, Vol. 23, 2017)

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Chris Ogden
Reviewer: 
David Buck

Buck on Ogden, 'China and India: Asia's Emergent Great Powers'


Chris Ogden. China and India: Asia's Emergent Great Powers. Cambridge: Polity, 2017. ix + 213 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7456-8987-6.

Reviewed by David Buck (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Published on H-Asia (April, 2018)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Sumit Ganguly, William R. Thompson
Reviewer: 
Roger Jeffery

Jeffery on Ganguly and Thompson, 'Ascending India and Its State Capacity: Extraction, Violence, and Legitimacy'


Sumit Ganguly, William R. Thompson. Ascending India and Its State Capacity: Extraction, Violence, and Legitimacy. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016. 352 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-21592-2.

Reviewed by Roger Jeffery (University of Edinburgh)
Published on H-Asia (April, 2018)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Walter N. Hakala
Reviewer: 
Carlo Coppola

Coppola on Hakala, 'Negotiating Languages: Urdu, Hindi, and the Definition of Modern South Asia'


Walter N. Hakala. Negotiating Languages: Urdu, Hindi, and the Definition of Modern South Asia. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016. 320 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-17830-3.

Reviewed by Carlo Coppola
Published on H-Asia (April, 2018)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=50492

Recent Threads

HONG KONG STUDIES—Issue 3 (Spring 2019) Call for Papers—Special Section on Orientalism Forty Years on; and General Research Papers

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September 15, 2018

Library of Congress digitizes unique Japanese Censorship Collection

The Library of Congress (LC) recently launched the Japanese Censorship Collection, an online archive comprising more than one thousand marked-up copies of government-censored monographs and galley proofs from prewar Japan. The Library of Congress has been collaborating with The National Diet Library (NDL) to digitize and make the collection accessible onsite and online.

CFP: China and the “Wider” Eastern Europe. International conference and doctoral workshop, October 10-12, 2018

Call of Papers: International Conference  China and  the “Wider” Eastern Europe

Centre for East Asian Studies, University of Turku, Finland

 

Conference dates: October 11-12, 2018

Pre-conference doctoral workshop October 10, 2018

 

The online submission form for paper proposals is open to May 20th.

 

Announcement: Webtalk on Using the KN Raj Library for Kerala Studies

Kerala Scholars eGroup invites you to its inaugural Webtalk on Using the KN Raj Library for Kerala Studies.

Date: April 21, 2018, Saturday

Time: 1700 – 1730 hrs (Delhi). Starts 0630 (Chicago), 1230 (London), 2130 (Melbourne).

Location: https://zoom.us/j/214818442

Open to all. Free. No pre-registration.

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