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Call for applications: Doctoral Program Buddhist Studies, Munich University

Dear all,

Allow me to forward a message on behalf of Simone Heidegger and the Doctoral Program Buddhist Studies at Munich University. Please feel free to also circulate the announcement to any interested parties.

Many thanks,
Steffen Döll

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Dear colleagues,

The Doctoral Program in Buddhist Studies at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, Germany invites applications for two PhD scholarships for dissertation projects related to Buddhism.

CFP: Revealing/Reveiling Shanghai: 20th and 21st Century Representations (9/30/14; collection)

Editors are seeking submissions for a proposed book-length collection of essays on representations of Shanghai in film and literature of the last hundred years.  Shanghai is paradoxically inclusive yet distancing; familiar yet always portrayed as "the other."  Its complex history as a quasi-colonial city, both the birthplace of Communist China and the epitome of 21st-century capitalism, makes it especially interesting for study today within an international c

Position, Assistant Professor of History (Japan and/or Korea and the World), University of California - Irvine

From H-Net Job Guide: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=49221

University of California - Irvine, History

Japan and/or Korea and the World

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

Position, Professorship in "Society and Culture of Modern China," University of Leipzig

From H-Net Job Guide: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=49211

University of Leipzig, Institute of East Asian Studies

W2- Professorship in "Society and Culture of Modern China"

Institution Type: College / University
Location: Germany
Position: Associate Professor

The Leipzig University Faculty of History, Arts and Oriental Studies seeks to fill a W2- Professorship in "Society and Culture of Modern China."

CFP: AAS panel on new approaches to the history of Indian princely states

Prior to independence, roughly one-third of the Indian subcontinent fell under the jurisdiction of the so-called "native states." In spite of their limited formal sovereignty, these states, and their ruling princes, were vital to the economic, political, and social life of 19th and 20th c. India, contributing in understudied ways to the creation of South Asian modernity. This panel will build on recent scholarship that has begun to address what is, arguably, one of the greatest lacunae in modern South Asian history.

CFP: Heteroglossia in Early Imperial Print in colonial Calcutta (1780-1820).

From H-ANNOUNCE
http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=215358

Heteroglossia in Early Imperial Print in colonial Calcutta (1780-1820).
Date Submitted:  2014-07-28
Announcement ID:  215358

Facsimile: A center for early print: 1780-1820 (www.colonialprint.wordpress.com) is looking for  essays on the early realm of heteroglossic print in colonial Calcutta (1780-1820).

From the MUA - New Asia-Pacific Conference Papers Posted

Folks:

Today the Museum of Underwater Archaeology releases the third of four sets of papers from the proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage. 20 papers and 4 videos or written interviews by session organizers describe the various sessions and concerns faced in the field. Today’s sessions include:

Session 9: History and Current Trends of Underwater Archaeology around East Asia (organizer: Akifumi Iwabuchi)

Donating Chinese Library

There are approximately 30 boxes of Chinese language (a few Japanese) books and scholarly journals in the library of the late Prof. KwangChing Liu available for donation to a scholar or academic institution. The bulk of the materials deal with Qing and modern Chinese history and culture, with some others including original sources on the classical tradition.  Please let me know if you would be interested in receiving them.  

Position, Assistant Professor of Chinese Language and Literature or Film, Dickinson College

From H-Net Job Guide: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=49198

Dickinson College, East Asian Studies

Assistant Professor, Chinese Language and Literature or Film

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

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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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14 May 2018 and 21 May 2018.

Reviewed for H-War by Tracy Barnett
   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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