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ASCJ 2014 June 21-22 Sophia University, Tokyo

Everyone interested in Asian Studies is invited to attend the Asian Studies Conference Japan (ASCJ) to be held at Sophia University (Tokyo) on June 21-22, 2014.

The program and abstracts of all presentations are posted on the ASCJ website: http://www.meijigakuin.ac.jp/~ascj/

For onsite registration and access information, see the ASCJ Website:


We hope to see you at ASCJ 2014! 

H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report: 10 June - 16 June, 2014

From: H-Net Job Guide <jobguide@mail.h-net.msu.edu>
The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 10 June 2014 to 16 June 2014. These job postings are included here based on the categories selected by the list editors for H-Asia. See the H-Net Job Guide website at http://www.h-net.org/jobs/ for more information.


Position, Unestablished Lecturer in Japanese (Fixed Term), Cambridge University

From: H-Net Job Guide


University of Cambridge

Unestablished Lecturer in Japanese (Fixed Term)

Department/Location: Department of East Asian Studies

Salary: £37,756-£47,787

Reference: GX03463

Closing date: 15 August 2014

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

ToC Asian Bioethics Review - volume 6, issue 2, now available online

The Table of Contents for the June 2014 issue of the Asian Bioethics Review (vol. 6, no. 2), published by NUS Press for the Centre for Biomedical Ethics at the National University of Singapore, is below. The website for the journal is http://www.asianbioethicsreview.com and editorial correspondence can be directed to medcampb@nus.edu.sg.

TOC IIAS Newsletter 68 - A Dialogue on Documentary Film

The Newsletter is published by the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS). With a worldwide circulation of nearly 17,000 institutes and individuals in Europe, North America, Australia, and Asia, The Newsletter is a forum for scholars to share commentary and opinion; research essays; book, journal and website reviews; artwork; and announcements of events, projects and conferences with colleagues in academia and beyond.

Lecture: Kurashige on Japanese Immigration and the Origin of Human Rights, 1914-1920

“Japanese Immigration and the Origin of Human Rights, 1914-1920”

Lon Kurashige (University of Southern California)


July 5, 2014

2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Hannan University Abeno Harukasu Campus (1-1-43 Abeno-suji, Abeno-ku, Osaka)



Workshop: Performing Japanese Traditions (June 15, 2014)

Research Workshop of the Israel Science Foundation on:

Performing Japanese Traditions: Temporal and Spatial Reconsideration of Dramatics, Poetics, and Ritual Practices

will be held on June 15-17, 2014 in Gilman Building, Hall 496 at Tel-Aviv University, Israel

Organizers: Prof. Zvika Serper and Dr. Irit Averbuch

CONF: Chinese and Tibetan Tantric Buddhism (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

International Research Conference on


June 16th –18th, 2014

at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Organizers: Meir Shahar (Tel Aviv University) & Yael Bentor (The Hebrew University)

Joint Research Conference of the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies & the Israel Science Foundation


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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

CFP, The New Silk Road and Overseas Chinese in Southeast Asia: Investments, New Immigrants, Transnational Connections and Cultural Identities

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CFP, Studies in South Asian Film & Media (SAFM) Special Issue -- Hindutva Politics and South Asian Cinema–Media in the Age of Modi

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Call for Papers
March 15, 2018