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CALL FOR BOOK PROPOSALS - NEW SERIES ON HINDUISM, NEW RELIGIOUS MOVEMENTS AND PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION

From H-Net Announcements: http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=218251

CALL FOR BOOK PROPOSALS

De Gruyter Open, a part of De Gruyter publishing group, invites book proposals for the Open Access program on Theology and Religious Studies.

Especially welcome are proposals for the new series on: Hinduism, New Religious Movements and Philosophy of Religion.

Author interview: Loraine Kennedy's The Politics of Economic Restructuring in India on New Books in South Asian Studies

Dear H-Asia,

If you're interested in the political and economic changes to the Indian state in light of the ongoing economic reforms, then you'll probably also be interested in listening to Loraine Kennedy discuss her new book The Politics of Economic Restructuring in India: Economic Governance and State Spatial Rescaling.

You can listen here:

Position, Cultural Anthropology (renewable contract), Maryland Institute College of Art

Maryland Institute College of Art, Humanistic Studies

Cultural Anthropology/Asia or Africa

Institution Type:   College / University
Location:   Maryland, United States
Position:   Non-Tenure Track Faculty

Position: Full-time appointment in Cultural Anthropology with a geographical focus on Asia or Africa. The Department of Humanistic Studies at the Maryland Institute College of Art invites applications for this full-time faculty position with a multi-year renewable contract in a non-tenure institution beginning August 1, 2015. 

Position, Assistant Professor of Asian History, Monmouth College

Monmouth College, History
Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor of Asian History

Institution Type:   College / University
Location:   Illinois, United States
Position:   Tenure Track Faculty

Posting Date: 11/25/2014
Closing Date 02/23/2015

See https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=50225

New book announcement: LEAVING FOR THE RISING SUN: CHINESE ZEN MASTER YINYUAN AND THE AUTHENTICITY CRISIS IN EARLY MODERN EAST ASIA

Dear H-Net members,

I would like to announce the recent publication of my new book. Please see below. Happy Thanksgiving. Jiang

Leaving for the Rising Sun: Chinese Zen Master Yinyuan and the Authenticity Crisis in Early Modern East Asia 

by Jiang Wu

Paperback: 384 pages, Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN-10: 0199393133, ISBN-13: 978-0199393138

 

I summarize the content of the book as follows:

Pages

Subscribe to H-Asia: Reviews

Recent Reviews

Author: 
Kesavan Veluthat
Reviewer: 
Donald Davis

Davis on Veluthat, 'Notes of Dissent: Essays on Indian History'

Kesavan Veluthat. Notes of Dissent: Essays on Indian History. New Delhi: Primus Books, 2018. 214 pp. $54.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-93-8655270-9.

Reviewed by Donald Davis (University of Texas at Austin) Published on H-Asia (August, 2018) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=52450

Author: 
Jairam Ramesh
Reviewer: 
Vinita Damodaran

Damodaran on Ramesh, 'Indira Gandhi: A Life in Nature.'

Jairam Ramesh. Indira Gandhi: A Life in Nature. New Delhi: Simon & Schuster, 2017. 464 pp. $28.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-81-933552-4-4.

Reviewed by Vinita Damodaran (University of Sussex) Published on H-Asia (August, 2018) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=50474

Author: 
Joanna Wardęga, ed.
Reviewer: 
Alicja Bachulska

Bachulska on Wardęga, 'China–Central and Eastern Europe Cross-Cultural Dialogue: Society, Business and Education in Transition'

Joanna Wardęga, ed. China–Central and Eastern Europe Cross-Cultural Dialogue: Society, Business and Education in Transition. Chinskie Drogi Series. Krakow: Jagiellonian University Press, 2017. 456 pp. $55.00 (paper), ISBN 978-83-233-4111-6.

Reviewed by Alicja Bachulska (War Studies University) Published on H-Asia (July, 2018) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Recent Threads

Call for Panelists and Chair/Discussant: “Monarchies and Paths of Asian Modernities,” AAS-in-Asia, Bangkok, July 1-4, 2019

Over the past several decades, scholarship has challenged the traditional association between monarchies and pre-modern politics. Works by Takashi Fujitani and Maurizio Peleggi, for example, have explored some of the ways in which Asian monarchies responded to global changes and refashioned imperial authority for the modern era. This panel intends to build on these foundational works to explore the relationship between monarchies, imperial authority, and the development of modern nation-states in Asia.

Position, Assistant Professor of Chinese Studies, College of William and Mary

For details, see https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=57374

The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures at William & Mary seeks applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in premodern Chinese literature and culture. This scholar would work primarily on Chinese literature and culture before the Qing period (1644–1911). The applicant is expected to establish and maintain an active research program.