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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'.

CFP: LSE International History Research Seminar (HY509)

We are pleased to invite proposals for the Michaelmas term session of next year’s LSE International History Research Seminar (HY509).

The seminar welcomes presentations on any aspect of – or approach to – international, global and world history, broadly defined, with a focus on the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. The seminar is an ideal environment to present research at an early stage and meet LSE faculty members and other graduate students.

CfP for the 2018 Global Asia Workshop: ‘Challenges to Democratic Processes in Asia’

2018 Workshop: Challenges to democratic processes in Asia

Location: University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’

Date: 3 September 2018

Convenors: Elisabetta Basile (Sapienza University of Rome), Elin Bjarnegård (Uppsala University), Christine Lutringer (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva), Diego Maiorano (NUS Singapore)

Submit your abstract (300-400 words) by 15 June 2018 to: globalasia.eadi@gmail.com

Call for Documentaries: 7th Visual Documentary Project (Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University)

 

Dear H-ASIA community, 

The Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), Kyoto University is calling for documentaries for the 7th Visual Documentary Project! We respectfully ask that if anyone has any filmmakers colleagues in Southeast Asia who'd like to participate in this project to forward the information below. Please help us reach out to young aspiring filmmakers in Southeast Asia! Project information is availble in 11 languages. 

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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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TOC, Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture, Volume 5, Issue 1 (April 2018)

The new issue of the Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture, 5.1 (April 2018) is now available in print and online. All articles are ready to be downloaded via Duke University Press Journals Online (subscription needed) or Project MUSE (subscription needed).

 

Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture  Volume 5 Issue 1   April 2018

 

CFP, Pacific Russia: Transnational and Transimperial Perspectives on Modern Northeast Asia (from 18th century until the 1930s)

International Workshop at Bielefeld University, organised by Sergey Glebov (Amherst), Frank Grüner (Bielefeld), Andreas Renner (Munich) and Ivan Sablin (Heidelberg) in cooperation with the German Historical Institute (DHI) Moscow and its collaborative research project “Russia’s North Pacific”.

 

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.