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Recent Posts

Book publication: Torsten Weber, Embracing Asia in China and Japan

Dear H-Asia colleagues,

please allow me to draw your attention to the publication of the latest volume in the Palgrave Macmillan Transnational History Series (ed. Akira Iriye and Rana Mitter):

Torsten Weber, Embracing 'Asia' in China and Japan. Asianism Discourse and the Contest for Hegemony, 1912-1933. (Palgrave Macmillan 2018, 407 pages, 8 illustrations).

TOC: International Journal of Social Quality, 7(1)

Dear Colleague,

The idea behind the composition of this issue of the International Journal of Social Quality is twofold. First is to present studies from different epistemic worlds. The second is to present demonstrations of endeavors to explicate the application of the different epistemic worlds on societal, political, and global levels. Also included are the contents from the previous issue titled: Experiencing Dignity while Accessing Public Services in the Global North and South.

TOC: Journal of Chinese Overseas, 13.2 Special Issue (2017)

The latest issue of Journal of Chinese Overseas now available! Below, please find the table of contents and see the link for more information:

Volume 13, Issue 2, 2017

ISSN: 1793-0391

EISSN: 1793-2548

Special Issue: Chinese Migrants in Latin America/Caribbean and Africa, Then and Now, 2017



Position, Joint Postdoctoral Research Associate - Princeton and Peking Universities

For details, see https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=56434

Princeton, Center on Contemporary China
Joint Postdoctoral Research Associate - Princeton and Peking Universities

Peking University and Princeton University have established a Postdoctoral Fellowship Program to train highly-qualified, early-career postdoctoral researchers in studies of contemporary China so they are positioned to become leaders in their respective fields.   We invite applications for two postdocs for 2018–19.


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Recent Reviews

Madeline Y. Hsu
Karen Leonard

Leonard on Hsu, 'The Good Immigrants: How the Yellow Peril Became the Model Minority'

Madeline Y. Hsu. The Good Immigrants: How the Yellow Peril Became the Model Minority. Politics and Society in Modern America Series. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015. 352 pp. $37.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-16402-1.

Reviewed by Karen Leonard (University of California-Irvine)
Published on H-Asia (January, 2018)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Audrey Truschke
Supriya Gandhi

Gandhi on Truschke, 'Culture of Encounters: Sanskrit at the Mughal Court'

Audrey Truschke. Culture of Encounters: Sanskrit at the Mughal Court. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016. 384 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-17362-9.

Reviewed by Supriya Gandhi (Yale University)
Published on H-Asia (December, 2017)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

L. H. M. Ling, Adriana Erthal Abdenur, Payal Banerjee, Nimmi Kurian, Mahendra P. Lama, Li Bo
Anirudh Deshpande

Deshpande on Ling and Abdenur and Banerjee and Kurian and Lama and Bo, 'India China: Rethinking Borders and Security'

L. H. M. Ling, Adriana Erthal Abdenur, Payal Banerjee, Nimmi Kurian, Mahendra P. Lama, Li Bo. India China: Rethinking Borders and Security. Configurations: Critical Studies of World Politics Series. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2016. 192 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-472-13006-1.

Recent Threads

Graduate Student Workshops on Cross-Cultural Communication Via Social Media

Bridging the Pacific: Cross-Cultural Communication via Social Media
Academic and professional development opportunity for graduate students 
sponsored by the University of San Francisco Center for Asia Pacific Studies

A 3-part graduate level workshop series designed to hone students’ cross-cultural communication skills.