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HJAS submissions April 23 - May 30, 2018

At the Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies (HJAS), we've been having some technical difficulties with our online submissions form. If you submitted a manuscript between April 23 and May 30, 2018, and you have not received an email directly from me acknowledging your submission, please contact me as soon as possible.

Melissa J. Brown, Managing Editor

melbrown@fas.harvard.edu

Call for 2019 AAS proposals, sponsored by Manchu Studies Group (MSG)

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In anticipation of the 2019 Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference (March 21 – March 24 2019, Denver, Colorado), the Manchu Studies Group (MSG) solicits panel proposals for possible MSG sponsorship. Panels should be focused on some aspect of Manchu studies, broadly conceived. Proposals should include a panel title and abstract, the names of all presenters and the titles and abstracts of the papers that they plan to deliver, and contact information for the panel organizer.

Position, One-Year Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor - Japan, Western Washington University

For details, see https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=56838

One-Year Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor – Japan

Department of History

 

Position/Salary:

One-year Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor of History beginning on September 16, 2018, through June 15, 2019.  The position is open to historians of Japan.

Responsibilities:

CfP: JTH Special Issue: On the Rail for China

The China Center of the Technische Universität Berlin (www.china.tu-berlin.de) carried out a workshop on “Trends, Concepts and Challenges of China’s Innovative Railway Transport” in November 2017. Following up from this workshop, we now invite its contributors and any other interested scholars to submit articles to be published in a 2019 special issue of The Journal of Transport History.

Upcoming events at The Royal Asiatic Society, London

Dear All,

Here are some upcoming events over the next couple of weeks at the RAS, they are free and open to all (no need to register with us).

Thursday 7th June at 6.30pm - Lecture by Umberto Bongianino (Oxford University) entitled 'Like Sweet-Smelling Blooms: Arabic Calligraphy in the Islamic West'

Thursday 14th June at 6.30pm - Lecture by Professor Ornit Shani (Department of Asian studies, University of Haifa) entitled 'How India Became Democratic'.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Danna Agmon
Reviewer: 
Lakshmi Subramaniam

Subramaniam on Agmon, 'A Colonial Affair: Commerce, Conversion, and Scandal in French India'

Danna Agmon. A Colonial Affair: Commerce, Conversion, and Scandal in French India. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2018. 236 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5017-0993-7.

Reviewed by Lakshmi Subramaniam (Institute of Advanced Studies, Nantes) Published on H-Asia (June, 2018) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Peter Crooks, Timothy Parsons, eds.
Reviewer: 
Prachi Deshpande

Deshpande on Crooks and Parsons, 'Empires and Bureaucracy in World History: From Late Antiquity to the Twentieth Century'

Peter Crooks, Timothy Parsons, eds. Empires and Bureaucracy in World History: From Late Antiquity to the Twentieth Century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. 496 pp. $34.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-316-61728-1.

Reviewed by Prachi Deshpande (CSSSC Kolkata) Published on H-Asia (May, 2018) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Diana Lary
Reviewer: 
James Hudson

Hudson on Lary, 'China's Civil War: A Social History, 1945-1949'

Diana Lary. China's Civil War: A Social History, 1945-1949. New Approaches to Asian History Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. xii + 283 pp. $29.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-107-67826-2; $88.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-05467-7.

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

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Position, Researcher(Open Rank), Academia Sinica, Institute of Modern History, Taiwan

For details, see https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=56857

Position: Researcher (open rank Research Fellow, Associate Research Fellow, or Assistant Research Fellow).

Field: Modern history.

Qualifications:

  1. Ph.D. (Taiwan or foreign). Applicants who have passed their final oral defense of doctoral dissertation are encouraged to apply.

  2. Good comprehension of Chinese is required.