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IJTS & JSAWS in print and Kindle

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I am glad do inform you that the International Journal of Tantric Studies (IJTS - est. 1995) and the Journal of South Asia Women Studies (JSAWS - est- 1995) are now available in print and in Kindle.

Issues will be published later than the online format published in our site Asiatica Association http://asiatica.org

CFP: An International Forum on Asian History and Asian Studies

Call for Papers:  An International Forum on Asian History and Asian Studies, 30 June- 2 July 2015, in Athens, Greece. Organized by ATINER (Athens Institute for Education and Research).

For information on submitting an abstract, please go to: http://www.atiner.gr/histas.htm

Deadline to submit abstracts: 8 December 2014 (Decisions are reached in less than 4 weeks after the abstract submission).

Please direct any questions to:

CFP:"Ambitious Alignments: New Histories of Southeast Asian Art"

Dear colleagues,

Please see the call for early career participants below. Please feel free to share with anyone to whom it might be of interest.


Supported by the Getty Foundation’s ‘Connecting Art Histories’ grant program



Bounded Collectivism in Southwest China

Dear Colleagues,

I wanted to call your attention to an article on the rural land ownership system in China that I recently published in The Asia-Pacific Journal. The link to the article is  http://japanfocus.org/-Yi-Wu/4156.   I look forward to feedback and comments and can be reached at yw90@caa.columbia.edu.  The following is the summary of the article:

CfP International Convention of Asia Scholars 9

The International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) is the premier international gathering in the field of Asian Studies. It attracts participants from over 60 countries to engage in global dialogues on Asia that transcend boundaries between academic disciplines and geographic areas. Since 1997, ICAS has brought more than 17,000 academics together at eight conventions.

Call for Papers - ISARS 2015, Delphi (Greece) - Sacred Landscapes and Conflict Transformation. History, Space, Place and Power in Shamanism

Call for Papers

ISARS – International Society for Academic Research on Shamanism*

With the support of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi (ECCD)


Dear Colleague,


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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