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Position, Lecturer in Modern Korean Language, University of Chicago

For details, see https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=57971

University of Chicago, EALC
Lecturer in Modern Korean Language

The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations of the University of Chicago is accepting applications for a one-year, renewable Lecturer appointment in modern Korean language to start in academic year 2019-20, with a start date of September 1, 2019.

CONF International Symposium: Arts of the Ryūkyū Kingdom (14-15 December 2018)

The islands between China and Japan have long been embroiled in a sea of multiple identities, lasting into the present. A few of these islands, an archipelago that was called, at various points in time, the Loochoo Islands, the Ryūkyū Kingdom, and recently Okinawa, have been enmeshed in a complex mix of multiple identities throughout their history, resulting in a complex and controversial understanding of their arts and culture.

Seeking discussants in Osaka on 15 December: Quadrilateral Security Dialogue / Japan and the Balkans on The Silk Road

Dear Colleagues:

We will hold Asia-Pacific Studies Seminar at Osaka University on 15 December. We are looking for discussants for both sessions. Domestic travel expenses will be provided. If interested, please send me a mail: 

Yone: sugita@lang.osaka-u.ac.jp


Asia-Pacific Studies Seminar at Osaka University

Date: 15 December 2018 (Saturday)

Venue: Conference Room, 2nd floor of Osaka University Hall, Toyonaka Campus, Osaka University

Member book, Blackburn, 'The History Wars' (2018)

This is a novel based on two key elements in the current debate about history and rewriting of history in India.  The first is the continuing controversy over the undeciphered Indus script; the second is the demolition of the Babri mosque in 1992.  The novel tells the story of Ravi, an Indian journalist who begins to look into government complicity in the destruction of the mosque.  In Delhi, he meets Peggy, an American researcher in ancient Indian archaeology, who stumbles across a possible bilingual Indus valley seal (a possible Rosetta stone).  Together, they get caught up in deceit and

Mining the Logs project -- discussion threads from H-Asia's past

H-Net celebrated its 25th anniversary a few months ago (and H-Asia's 25th comes up on March 31, 2019 -- see our H-Asia history link on the home page).

To mark the milestone, the H-Net office has been "mining the logs": looking through the old listserv discussion logs for interesting threads for each of H-Net's 180 or so networks.


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Recent Reviews

Margot Finn, Kate Smith, eds.
Rila Mukherjee

Mukherjee on Finn and Smith, 'The East India Company at Home, 1757-1857'

Margot Finn, Kate Smith, eds. The East India Company at Home, 1757-1857. London: UCLPress, 2018. 500 pp. $55.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-78735-029-8.

Reviewed by Rila Mukherjee (University of Hyderabad, India) Published on H-Asia (December, 2018) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=52111

Phuong Tran Nguyen
Sam Vong

Vong on Nguyen, 'Becoming Refugee American: The Politics of Rescue in Little Saigon'

Phuong Tran Nguyen. Becoming Refugee American: The Politics of Rescue in Little Saigon. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2017. 236 pp. $28.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-08288-7.

Reviewed by Sam Vong (University of Texas at Austin, Department of History) Published on H-Asia (September, 2018) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

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

Recent Threads

Position, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Hawaii - Manoa

For details, see https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=57991

University of Hawaii - Manoa, Center for Korean Studies
Postdoctoral Fellow

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa School of Pacific and Asian Studies/Center for Korean Studies invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in Korean studies. This is a full‐time, temporary appointment to begin July 1, 2019, and not to extend beyond June 30, 2020, pending position clearance and availability of funds.