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Jan Wirgin 韋俊 (1932 – 2020)
APSA Chinese Politics Mini-Conference 2021 Call for Papers
You are invited to submit an abstract for a proposed day-long conference on the domestic and international politics of China at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA), which will be held from September 30 to October 3, 2021 in Seattle.
Organisers: Kiu-wai Chu and Soh Kai Ruo
Host: Asian Film Archive, Singapore
This online symposium centres on Asian Film Archive's Reframe series – “The (In)hospitable World”, based on both the selected films and texts that address ecological, environmental, and public health issues represented in cinema of Asia. The three panels will cover:
Call for participants: CRTA Workshop
The new issue of the Journal of the American Oriental Society, 140.3 (2020), is now available in print and online at
“Constructions of ‘Asia’ and ‘Universal’ Civilization in Philippine Asianist Thought, Anti-Colonial Nationalism, and Pan-Asianism.”
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)
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.
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)
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.
Please check out the virtual exhibit, "Mithila Art in the Time of COVID-19," hosted by the Syracuse University Museum of Art and curated by Susan S. Wadley, professor emerita of anthropology at Syracuse University.