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JAN FONTEIN (1927-2017)

The museum director, curator, and eminent Asian art historian Jan Fontein died in Newton Upper Falls, Massachusetts on May 19, 2017— just three days shy of his 90th birthday. He had been in ill health for some time, suffering from Parkinson’s disease.

 

CFP- AAS Social Working Citizenship

I am putting together a panel for the 2018 AAS in Washington D.C. that considers the role of social work and social service in the push for women’s rights and women’s political inclusion throughout Asia. In many contexts throughout Asia, political visibility and action for women has been tied to more localized social service work. Much of the organizing of the early and middle 20th century revolved around women’s ability to intimately ‘know’ and care for others locally, and the translation of that local work into national and transnational organizing.

SSCR seeking proposals for AAR meeting

The SSCR is accepting proposals from ABDs and recent PhDs to present their work at a roundtable during its session at the AAR meeting in Boston (n Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 11:30-1:00). We are interested in roughly 20 minute talks on any aspect of Chinese religions. The presentations may focus on recent field or archival work, or on a new critical framework of analysis of Chinese religions. Nominations of younger scholars by thesis advisors are welcome.

Asia-Pacific War Studies Project (APWAR): Summer Workshop 2017–Discovering “Dai-Nippon”: memory, place and the politics of identity–

This two-day workshop will examine the complex—often controversial—issue of public memory in post-war Japan. Day 1 explores the roles of haunting and narrative in the production of sites of memory and includes visits to Aoyama Cemetery and Yasukuni Shrine. Day 2 focuses on wartime visual and material culture, including the screening of wartime films and an interactive lecture. These tours and screening will be followed by critical reflections, facilitated by cultural geographers, film studies specialists and historians.

CfP - Korea and Vietnam in the Modern and Contemporary Ages: Comparisons and New Connections

In Comparison: Korea and Vietnam in History

A two-parts conference jointly organized by:
Seoul National University, Asia Centre, Seoul
Vietnam National University, Hanoi
International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden
Leiden University, Leiden
École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris

An initiative directed by IIAS

Call for Abstracts, AAS, Washington DC, 2018 on Reconciling Growth and Welfare: State and Social Change in Contemporary South Asia

Call for Abstracts, AAS, Washington DC, 2018 on Reconciling Growth and Welfare: State and Social Change in Contemporary South Asia

Anthony P. D'Costa

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Pamela D. McElwee
Reviewer: 
Nga Dao

Dao on McElwee, 'Forests Are Gold: Trees, People, and Environmental Rule in Vietnam'


Pamela D. McElwee. Forests Are Gold: Trees, People, and Environmental Rule in Vietnam. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2016. 312 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-295-99548-9.

Reviewed by Nga Dao (York University)
Published on H-Asia (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Environmental Governance in Vietnam

Author: 
Anjali Nerlekar
Reviewer: 
Madhuri Deshmukh

Deshmukh on Nerlekar, 'Bombay Modern: Arun Kolatkar and Bilingual Literary Culture'


Anjali Nerlekar. Bombay Modern: Arun Kolatkar and Bilingual Literary Culture. FlashPoints Series. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2016. xix + 292 pp. $99.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8101-3274-0; $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8101-3273-3.

Reviewed by Madhuri Deshmukh (Oakton Community College)
Published on H-Asia (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
Chitralekha Zutshi
Reviewer: 
Umair A. Muhajir

Muhajir on Zutshi, 'Kashmir's Contested Pasts: Narratives, Sacred Geographies, and the Historical Imagination'


Chitralekha Zutshi. Kashmir's Contested Pasts: Narratives, Sacred Geographies, and the Historical Imagination. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2014. xv + 360 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-945067-1.

Reviewed by Umair A. Muhajir (http://qalandari.blogspot.com)
Published on H-Asia (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

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Position, Faculty Member, Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, College of Security Studies

For details, see: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=55161

The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies is searching for a world class educator to teach, facilitate, and conduct research. Responsibilities include: