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Deadline Approaching for U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship

Dear Colleagues,

 

The application for the summer 2021 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program will close in just four weeks on Tuesday, November 17 at 8:00pm Eastern. We welcome your students to apply now to learn a critical foreign language next summer on a fully-funded study abroad program.

 

Book Reviews: Highlighting Recent Asian-Language Scholarship

New Frontiers in Asian Scholarship, published by the Harvard-Yenching Institute, highlights recent books published in Asian languages, relating to the humanities and social sciences, with an emphasis on Asian culture. Browse the reviews on our website (searchable by region and field), including the following titles:

Comment on the social history of the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, Stockholm

I thank Uta Lauer for the obituary yesterday, for Jan Wirgin (1932-2020) (https://networks.h-net.org/node/22055/discussions/6581370/jan-wirgin-1932-2020-obituary).

Having once succeeded JW on his post, I regret not being able to travel to the funeral. During my time, I had some contact with the retired JW, and he and I both attended the funeral of his predecessor, Bo Gyllensvärd (for whom I also wrote an obituary).

Asian Ethnology Series Symposium - "Intangible Cultural Heritage in Asia: Traditions in Transition"

Dear colleagues,

This is to announce an Asian Ethnology Series Event, the 1st Public Symposium of the Anthropological Institute, Nanzan University 2020 - "Intangible Cultural Heritage in Asia: Traditions in Transition." 

This symposium features the guest editors and contributors of the Asian Ethnology Special Issue “Intangible Cultural Heritage in Asia: Traditions in Transition” (AE 79-1).

Host: Benjamin Dorman (Nanzan University)

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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.