This interdisciplinary conference addresses the role of historical representation in shaping radical cultural, aesthetic, and political meanings of ‘race’. Celebratory conceptions of identity, e.g. ‘hybridity’, ‘transnationalism’, and the ‘global’, developed within the abstracted frames of postmodernism often fail to account for the nature and complexity of contemporary processes of identity formation, or for their contested political mobilisations and contexts.
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I am under contract to prepare the first of two volumes on how “Anger” has played out over time in a geo-political and historical context. Currently I am looking for more contributors on a wide range of topics from how popular anger is impacting the territorial tensions in the East & South China Seas to the use of “Anger” as a tool in am radio broadcasts and other complementary topics. Please look over the more formal announcement below and contact me directly if you like to see the list of articles still available.
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October 17-19, 2014
Ramada Hotel and Conference Center, Amherst, NY
Organized by the Graduate School of Education, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
TOC: Frontiers of Education in China, Vol. 9 No. 2
Volume 9.2 of the journal Frontiers of Education in China is now available. Below is the table of contents for interested readers.
TOC: Frontiers of Literary Studies in China, Vol. 8 No. 2
Volume 8.2 of the journal Frontiers of Literary Studies in China is now available. Below is the table of contents for interested readers:
Madiha R. Tahir, Qalandar Bux Memon, Vijay Prashad, eds. Dispatches from Pakistan. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2014. xv + 288 pp. $69.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8166-9223-1; $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8166-9224-8.
Reviewed by Robert Nichols (Richard Stockton College)
Published on H-Asia (June, 2014)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha
Critical Voices for Pakistan’s Futures
The 20 Years On: Human Security at Crossroads Conference is a collective initiative between the Centre for Peace and Reconciliation Studies (CPRS) at Coventry University, the Centre for Strategic Research and Analysis (CESRAN International), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Turkey, the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security (UNOCHA) and Kadir Has University in Istanbul.
This year’s conference will take place on 23-24 October 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey.
An international conference convened by historians, archaeologists and heritage scholars from the University of Sydney, 14-16 August 2014.
Diplomacy and Culture in the Early Modern World, 31 July to 2 August
Venue: The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities
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. 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. 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.
Does anyone know of modern writing on natural disasters, particularly earthquakes or floods, in Urdu? Either fiction or auto/biographical.
Thanks very much for your help!
Dan Haines, University of Bristol, UK
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