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Recent Posts

Book Talk: Kim Jong Un and the Bomb: Survival and Deterrence in North Korea

Book Talk: Kim Jong Un and the Bomb: Survival and Deterrence in North Korea

The USF Center for Asia Pacific Studies welcomes Ankit Panda, Stanton Senior Fellow in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, to campus to discuss his book Kim Jong Un and the Bomb: Survival and Deterrence in North Korea.

Member Book: CHINA’S COVERED BRIDGES: ARCHITECTURE OVER WATER Ronald G. Knapp, Terry E. Miller, and Liu Jie

China’s Covered Bridges: Architecture over Water is the first book in English to examine comprehensively one of the three great covered bridge traditions in the world. Based on decades of observation and ten years of intensive field research throughout China, this book illuminates countless covered bridges that have never been presented in a Western language.

CFP Virtual Conference 'Hidden Histories: Women and Science in the Twentieth Century' (7-8 May 2021, Heidelberg & Bucharest)

Call for Papers: Virtual Conference

HIDDEN HISTORIES: WOMEN AND SCIENCE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

Organizers: Dr Amelia Bonea (University of Heidelberg) & Dr Irina Nastasă-Matei (University of Bucharest)

7-8 May 2021

Submission deadline: 15 January 2021

Conference on "Contesting Memorial Spaces in the Asia-Pacific"

On November 6-7, Kyushu University Border Studies will host an international conference on 'Contesting Memorial Spaces in the Asia-Pacific'.

Across the two days, the conference features eight panels examining the temporality and territoriality of memory, explorations of official and marginalized memorials, new spaces of mnemonic performance, and national and transnational memorial networks. It will also host two plenary roundtables, discussing tangible and intangible heritage practices, and the affective power of territorial disputes.

Webinar: Kim Lefèvre’s White Métisse : The Lives of Mixed-Race Children in Colonial, October 23, 12 noon PST

 

 

In this evocative memoir, Kim Lefèvre recounts her childhood and adolescence growing up in Colonial Vietnam with translator Prof Jack Yeager

 

Fri, October 23, 2020

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT

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Subscribe to H-Asia: Reviews

Recent Reviews

Author: 
John Man
Reviewer: 
Anatoly Khazanov

Khazanov on Man, 'Empire of Horses: The First Nomadic Civilization and the Making of China'

John Man. Empire of Horses: The First Nomadic Civilization and the Making of China. New York: Pegasus Books, 2020. 336 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-64313-327-0

Reviewed by Anatoly Khazanov (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Published on H-Asia (October, 2020) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Wayne Patterson
Reviewer: 
Joshua Van Lieu

Van Lieu on Patterson, 'In the Service of His Korean Majesty: William Nelson Lovatt, the Pusan Customs, and Sino-Korean Relations, 1876-1888'

Wayne Patterson. In the Service of His Korean Majesty: William Nelson Lovatt, the Pusan Customs, and Sino-Korean Relations, 1876-1888. Korea Research Monographs Series. Berkeley: Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 2012. xii + 193 pp. $20.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-55729-100-4

Author: 
Karolina Hutková
Reviewer: 
Monish Borah

Borah on Hutková, 'The English East India Company's Silk Enterprise in Bengal, 1750-1850'

Karolina Hutková. The English East India Company's Silk Enterprise in Bengal, 1750-1850. Rochester: Boydell Press, 2019. xii + 257 pp. $120.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-78327-394-2

Reviewed by Monish Borah (University of California- Irvine) Published on H-Asia (September, 2020) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Recent Threads

Integration or Decoupling: What Lies Ahead for the US-China Trade War?

Integration or Decoupling: What Lies Ahead?

Thursday, November 12, 4:30-5:45pm PT / 7:30-8:45pm ET via Zoom

With the November elections right around the corner, China has been a central focus of both parties' campaigns. Recent talk of decoupling has raised questions about the likelihood and potential effects of such a possibility. This webinar will discuss what the outcome of the November elections might mean for the future of global trade, investment, and US-China relations against the backdrop of rising nationalism and xenophobia.