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Recent Posts

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.

MLA 2019 (Chicago) Special Session CFP: Southeast Asian Textual Translations and Transactions

The Modern Language Association's newly established Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies permanent forum on Southeast Asian and Southeast Asian Diasporic literature and culture has posted the following CFP for a special session we are organizing for the January 2019 Convention in Chicago (under the presidential theme of "Textual Transactions"):

Southeast Asian Textual Translations and Transactions

24 February Asia-Pacific Studies Seminar at Osaka U.: Normative power and parliamentarians - the Diet of Japan as a case (Silja Keva)

Dear Colleagues:

We have the honor to have Silja Keva at Osaka University for a month in February 2018. This is a professional
seminar where Silja keva will present her cutting-edge research outcome.
presentation: 20 minutes
discussion:    40 minutes

Her seminar paper will be available for participants only and they are expected to read the seminar paper before the seminar.
I will deliver her seminar paper as soon as I receive it (one week prior to the seminar).


Subscribe to H-Asia: Reviews

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

Scholarships at Shanghai University

Shanghai University is accepting applications for scholarships at undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels, for programs in Chinese and in English.

Various deadlines: 1 April to 15 May, 2018.

 For information regarding scholarships: http://www.apply.shu.edu.cn/upload/j/e/2.pdf


The following programs may be of particular interest to foreign students:

1. Study Program in International Relations and Diplomacy