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Chinese Cultural History (Richard Smith)



History 250/450


(Spring 1998) 

Instructor: Richard J. Smith, Professor of History 
Office: Fondren Library, Room 506, 
Phone: 527-4947 or ext. 2552; fax: 285-5207; e-mail address: 
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.; Wednesdays, 
1:00-5:00 p.m. and by appointment 

Place and Time: TuTh, 1:00 -2:20 p.m. 

Comparative Regional Development in Europe and East Asia (M. Selden)



From: ms44@cornell.edu (mark selden)

The enclosed syllabus is my Binghamton University graduate seminar on Regional Development, which this time round means:

Regional Development: Europe and East Asia

spanning the 12th to the 20th century with an eye toward coming to grips with the meaning of the region in world historical perspective.

Comparative Regional Development: Europe and East Asia

TwinBridges Software (23 Apr.-4 Nov.1995)



(23 Apr.- 4 Nov. 1995)

Item number 447
Sun, 23 Apr 1995 22:47:24 -0400
? on Twin Bridges Chinese Software

I am interested in hearing the evaluations of those who have tried Twin Bridges as a means of inputting Chinese characters in English software such as word processor and data base programs.

Mel Thatcher


Subscribe to H-Asia: Reviews

Recent Reviews

Lakshmi Subramaniam
Johan Mathew

Mathew on Subramaniam, 'The Sovereign and the Pirate: Ordering Maritime Subjects in India's Western Littoral'

Lakshmi Subramaniam. The Sovereign and the Pirate: Ordering Maritime Subjects in India's Western Littoral. New Delhi: Oxford University Press (India), 2016. 296 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-946704-4.

Reviewed by Johan Mathew (Rutgers University)
Published on H-Asia (August, 2017)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Piracy and Sovereignty in the Indian Ocean

Pamela D. McElwee
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

Anjali Nerlekar
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

Recent Threads

Distribution rights for "Comrades: Almost a Love Story"

I am hoping to screen this 1996 Peter Chan film starring Maggie Cheung and Leon Lai as part of a feature film series about migration.

Can anyone advise me regarding what company holds distribution rights and the best way to contact them for permission?  This is intended to be an educational event with no charge to participants.

My thanks in advance!  

Madeline Hsu

The University of Texas at Austin


Workshop on ‘Meiji Japan in Global History’ @ SOAS University of London on 8 September 2018, public welcome

‘Meiji Japan in Global History’

Date: 8 September 2017Time: 10:00 AM to  5:00 PM

Venue: SOAS University of London, Main College Buildings, Russell Square Room: 116

Type of Event: Publication Workshop



Catherine L Phipps, University of Memphis

Christopher Gerteis, SOAS University of London


New Articles of Interest in the Pacific Historical Review (86.3, August 2017)

The Pacific Historical Review recently published the following articles that may interest H-ASIA list subscribers:

- “‘Into the Dark Cold I Go, the Rain Gently Falling’: Hawai’i Island Incarceration,” by Kelly Y. Nakamura

- “From Memory Making to Money Making? Japanese Travel Writers’ Impressions of Cross-Cultural Interaction in the Southwestern Pacific Islands Battle Sites, 1962-2007,” by Ryota Nishino