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Assessment and preservation of the old Vietnamese École Française d'Extrême Orient archive in ancient ideographic Nôm script

The Endangered Archives Programme at the British Library is pleased to announce the addition of a new catalogue to its web pages. The catalogue gives details of material copied by the project 219: Assessment and preservation of the old Vietnamese École Française d'Extrême Orient archive in ancient ideographic Nôm script.

More information about the project can be found at: http://eap.bl.uk/database/overview_project.a4d?projID=EAP219;r=41

Confucius Institutes and European Association for Chinese Studies

According to an statement issued by Roger Greatrex, President of the European Association for Chinese Studies, (at the link below) Vice-Minister Xu Lin, Director-General of the Confucius Institute headquarters arrived on the eve of a conference and impounded  all copies of the Association's July conference program and would not release them without the removal of materials she deemed offensive. These seem to be mentions of sponsorship by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation.

http://www.chinesestudies.eu/index.php/432-test

Position, Assistant Professor of East Asian History, College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University

From H-Net Job Guide: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=49315

College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University, History

Assistant Professor, Tenure-track, East Asian History

Institution Type:   College / University
Location:   Minnesota, United States
Position:   Assistant Professor, Tenure Track Faculty

New Book > The Social Life of Tibetan Biography (Holmes-Tagchungdarpa)

Dear list members,
I am pleased to announce the recent release of the following new book
(with apologies for cross-posting).

The Social Life of Tibetan Biography: Textuality, Community, and Authority in the Lineage of Tokden Shakya Shri
By Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa
Lanham: Lexington Books https://Rowman.com/Lexington
978-0-7391-6519-5 • Hardback 978-0-7391-6521-8 • eBook
Pages: 252
Series: Studies in Modern Tibetan Culture

Position, Professor/Associate Professor of Chinese History, City University of Hong Kong

From H-Net Job Guide: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=49254

City University of Hong Kong

Professor/Associate Professor [Ref. D/104/49]

Institution Type:   College / University
Location:   Hong Kong
Position:   Associate Professor, Full Professor

Worldwide Search for Talent

Position, Research IT Developer, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

From H-Net Job Guide: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=49257

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

Research IT Developer (full time, TVöD E14). The position will be for one year with possibility of extension.

Institution Type:   Nonprofit
Location:   Germany
Position:   Other Professional

Position, Assistant Professor of Arabic, College of Charleston (Asian Studies)

From H-Net Job Guide: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=49264

College of Charleston, Asian Studies

Assistant Professor, Arabic

Institution Type:   College / University
Location:   South Carolina, United States
Position:   Assistant Professor

The School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs (LCWA) at the College of Charleston invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Arabic language and Arabic Studies to begin Fall 2015.

Position, Open-rank Art Historian of Modern/Contemporary Art (East Asia or Middle East), School of the Art Institute of Chicago

From H-Net Job Guide: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=49311

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Art History, Theory, and Criticism

Art Historian of Modern and Contemporary Art in East Asia or Middle East (Open Rank)

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

Historian of Modern and Contemporary Art in East Asia or Middle East (Open Rank)

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Peter Crooks, Timothy Parsons, eds.
Reviewer: 
Prachi Deshpande

Deshpande on Crooks and Parsons, 'Empires and Bureaucracy in World History: From Late Antiquity to the Twentieth Century'

Peter Crooks, Timothy Parsons, eds. Empires and Bureaucracy in World History: From Late Antiquity to the Twentieth Century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. 496 pp. $34.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-316-61728-1.

Reviewed by Prachi Deshpande (CSSSC Kolkata) Published on H-Asia (May, 2018) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Diana Lary
Reviewer: 
James Hudson

Hudson on Lary, 'China's Civil War: A Social History, 1945-1949'

Diana Lary. China's Civil War: A Social History, 1945-1949. New Approaches to Asian History Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. xii + 283 pp. $29.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-107-67826-2; $88.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-05467-7.

Reviewed by James Hudson (University of Tennessee) Published on H-Asia (April, 2018) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Mandy Sadan, ed.
Reviewer: 
Richard Duckett

Duckett on Sadan, 'War and Peace in the Borderlands of Myanmar: The Kachin Ceasefire, 1994-2011'

Mandy Sadan, ed. War and Peace in the Borderlands of Myanmar: The Kachin Ceasefire, 1994-2011. Copenhagen: NIAS Press, 2016. xxii + 517 pp. $38.00 (paper), ISBN 978-87-7694-189-5.

Reviewed by Richard Duckett (Reading College) Published on H-Asia (April, 2018) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

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H-Net reviews posted to the web 14 May 2018 - 21 May 2018

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   Masur, Kate; Downs, Gregory P., eds..  _World the Civil War Made,
   The_.  The Steven and Janice Brose Lectures in the Civil War Era

H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report for H-Announce: 14 May - 21 May

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H-Net This Week (Roundup from around the Commons for the week of May 11 - 17, 2018)

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