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Royal Asiatic Society AGM Lecture: author Vaseem Khan on 'Killing Gandhi, Dante's Divine Comedy, and India at the crossroads'

Please join us at 6.30pm on Thursday May 12th for a hybrid lecture by author Vaseem Khan entitled Killing Gandhi, Dante’s Divine Comedy, and India at the crossroads.

When you register, please specify whether you plan to attend at the Society ‘in person’ or ‘online only’.

You can register by emailing Matty Bradley at mb@royalasiaticsociety.org

Free and open to all at Royal Asiatic Society, 14 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HD.

Conference Announcement - 7th International Conference on Lao Studies (15 - 18 November 2022)

The Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation (ADI), Deakin University and the Center for Lao Studies (CLS) are pleased to announce that the Seventh International Conference on Lao Studies (ICLS7) will be held on November 15-18, 2022, with the theme Science, society, and healthy futures.

CFP, 15th International Indonesia Forum Conference, 23-25 September 2022, Yale University, USA, (Virtual Format).

Dear colleagues,

Please help us spread the word about this conference:

15th International Indonesia Forum Conference: Indonesia’s Complexity: Investigating the Layers between the Apparent and the Underlying.

Venue: Yale University, USA, (Virtual Format)

Date: 23-25 September 2022.

Call for Papers> ‘Thus Have I Heard’, Peking University & University of British Columbia, November 18-20, 2022

‘Thus Have I Heard’: Patterns and Logics in Buddhist Narrative Literature

November 18-20, 2022

International Conference

Peking University & University of British Columbia

 

This conference is hosted by the Research Center for Buddhist Texts and Art at Peking University and by the Glorisun Global Network for Buddhist Studies @PekingU, @University of British Columbia. The conference will take place at Peking University on November 18-20, 2022.

Verge Issue 10.1 CfP

Verge: Studies in Global Asias Issue 10.1

Special Issue: brown/ness(es)

Edited by Neelofer Qadir (University of North Carolina Greensboro), Naveen Minai (University of Toronto), and Tina Chen (Penn State)

Deadline: August 15, 2022

Pages

Subscribe to H-Asia: Reviews

Recent Reviews

Author: 
Geoffrey C. Gunn
Reviewer: 
Sophie Quinn-Judge

Quinn-Judge on Gunn, 'Ho Chi Minh in Hong Kong'

Geoffrey C. Gunn. Ho Chi Minh in Hong Kong. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021. 300 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-108-83325-7.

Reviewed by Sophie Quinn-Judge (Temple University) Published on H-Asia (May, 2022) Commissioned by Bradley C. Davis (Eastern Connecticut State University)

Printable Version: https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=57486

Author: 
Scott C. Levi
Reviewer: 
Christopher Atwood

Atwood on Levi, 'The Bukharan Crisis: A Connected History of 18th-Century Central Asia'

Scott C. Levi. The Bukharan Crisis: A Connected History of 18th-Century Central Asia. Central Eurasia in Context Series. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2020. Illustrations, maps. xiv + 208 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8229-4597-0.

Reviewed by Christopher Atwood (University of Pennsylvania) Published on H-Asia (April, 2022) Commissioned by Bradley C. Davis (Eastern Connecticut State University)

Author: 
Ian Matthew Miller
Reviewer: 
Kathlene Baldanza

Baldanza on Miller, 'Fir and Empire: The Transformation of Forests in Early Modern China'

Ian Matthew Miller. Fir and Empire: The Transformation of Forests in Early Modern China. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2020. 296 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-295-74734-7.

Reviewed by Kathlene Baldanza (Pennsylvania State University) Published on H-Asia (April, 2022) Commissioned by Bradley C. Davis (Eastern Connecticut State University)

Recent Threads

PLASTIC ASIA, Open Access

A new open access special issue on plastics in Asia has been published in The Copenhagen Journal of Asian Studies. In this special issue, the authors look at four ethnographically rich cases of plastics as they are incorporated into Asian societies. The areas they cover are geographically diverse. Some are rural, such as the northern herding communities in Mongolia and the Cham dancers of Sikkim. Others are in small urban areas, such as the Himalayan circumambulatory routes, or larger cities, such as Mongolia’s capital Ulaanbaatar or the megacities of Chengdu and Mumbai.

Member Book, Jason Protass, "The Poetry Demon: Song-Dynasty Monks on Verse and the Way"

Dear Colleagues,

I am delighted to share that my book, The Poetry Demon: Song Dynasty Monks on Verse and the Way (University of Hawai‘i Press, 2021), is now available in an affordable paperback edition from the UHP website:

https://uhpress.hawaii.edu/title/the-poetry-demon-song-dynasty-monks-on-verse-and-the-way/

 

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