Welcome to H-Asia, a member of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences Online. The primary purpose of H-ASIA is to enable historians and other Asia scholars to easily communicate current research and teaching interests; to discuss new articles, books, papers, approaches, methods and tools of analysis; to test new ideas and share comments and tips on teaching. H-Asia is especially committed to discussing region wide, comparative and professional issues important to scholars of Asia.

 

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TOC: Journal of Asian Studies: Volume 73, Issue 4

Latest issue of the Journal of Asian Studies online at http://journals.cambridge.org/jas

Research Articles

National Restoration, Regional Prestige: The Southeast Asian Games in Myanmar, 2013
 Simon Creak

Asian Studies across Academies
 Thongchai Winichakul

Citizen Ai: Warrior, Jester, and Middleman
 William A. Callahan

UNT's Study Abroad Course in India in June 2015

UNT's professors George James and Pankaj Jain are teaching a Study Abroad course in India in summer 2015 both at undergrad and grad levels:

https://studyabroad.admin.unt.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=12267

The course is cross-listed in the departments of philosophy & religion and anthropology with both undergrad and grad sections.

Call for Asian Culture Scholars/Authors: SAGE Encyclopedia of Ethnomusicology

Call for Asian Culture Scholars/Authors: SAGE Encyclopedia of Ethnomusicology

Golson Media on behalf of SAGE Publications, is announcing a writing/publishing opportunity in their upcoming reference work: The SAGE Encyclopedia of Ethnomusicology to be published in 2016. This will be an A-to-Z perspective, documenting musical styles and genres and will examine musical practices in various cultures and subcultures and locations (cultures bound by geography) including Asian nations.

New Series: Gendering the Trans-Pacific World: Diaspora, Empire and Race

From H-Net Announcements: http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=217955

Brill Press is launching an innovative book series, edited by Catherine Ceniza Choy and Judy Tzu-Chun Wu. The series explores the gendered nature of the Pacific World by focusing on three phenomenon: Diaspora, Empire, and Race. For more information, please see the website and/or contact the co-editors.

Call for Abstracts: Third World Women and the Politics of Difference in Feminist Representations

From H-Net Announcements: http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=218016

Third World Women and the Politics of Difference in Feminist Representations

13th-14th  March 2015

Lahore College for Women University, Lahore Pakistan

Call for Abstracts: Re-Imagining Hiroshima

From H-Net Announcements: http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=217945

Call for Papers:  Re-imagining Hiroshima

Critical Military Studies, a Taylor & Francis Journal

Guest editors:

  • N.A.J. Taylor (Archive of Nuclear Harm, The New School, and University of Queensland)
  • Robert Jacobs (Hiroshima Peace Institute / Hiroshima City University)

Abstracts due: 30 November 2014 ​

SOAS invites applications to the 2015 Alphawood Scholarships

From H-Net Announcements: http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=217902

SOAS invites applications to the 2015 Alphawood Scholarships

 

SOAS, University of London, invites applications to the second round of Alphawood Scholarships. The closing date for 2015 applications is 18 December at 1pm (UK time).

Chung-Hwa Institute Fellowship for Graduate Students

From H-Net Announcements: http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=217889

Chung-Hwa Institute Fellowship for Graduate Students

The Chung-Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies is launching a new fellowship
program for graduate students who are working in pre-modern Chinese
Buddhism. This fellowship will be awarded annually to support MA thesis
research, PhD. Dissertation Research and PhD. Dissertation writing.

*I.          **Amount of Fellowship:*

*For Master Students:*

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Madeline Y. Hsu
Reviewer: 
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

Author: 
Audrey Truschke
Reviewer: 
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

Author: 
L. H. M. Ling, Adriana Erthal Abdenur, Payal Banerjee, Nimmi Kurian, Mahendra P. Lama, Li Bo
Reviewer: 
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.

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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