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Conference: Cultural Geography of the Hallyu: Mapping the World through Korean Popular Culture

Cultural Geography of the Hallyu: Mapping the World through Korean Popular Culture 

The Department of East Asian Studies at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and The World Association of Hallyu Studies (WAHS) is hosting the second international conference on Hallyu, focusing on the ways in which Korean popular culture produces a new geopolitical knowledge about Korea and map out social and cultural lives of audience inside and outside Korea.

Latest Issue of the Asia Pacific Bulletin from the East-West Center

Latest Issue of the Asia Pacific Bulletin from the East-West Center

Moving US-ASEAN Security Relations to a New Level?

Mary Fides Quintos and Joycee Teodoro, both Foreign Affairs Research Specialists at the Philippines Foreign Service Institute, explain that “The message is that the United States views ASEAN as a central and strategic player, not only in the US rebalance to Asia but more importantly in the building of a strong and credible regional security architecture for the Asia-Pacific.” 

'Shipwreck ceramics and the fall of Melaka': Roxanna Brown

'Shipwreck ceramics and the fall of Melaka' was the title of a 2007 lecture to the Southeast Asian Ceramic Society by the late Dr Roxanna Brown. In a sweeping overview, Roxanna explained how the shipwreck discoveries of recent decades have cast new light on aspects of Asian history. She then described the evidence for a significant decline in the size of ships and the quality of cargoes in the early sixteenth century, explaining how this is consistent with the historical account of a collapse in Southeast Asian trade for several years after the capture of Melaka by the Portuguese in 1511.

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Author: 
Madeline Y. Hsu
Reviewer: 
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

Author: 
Audrey Truschke
Reviewer: 
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

Author: 
L. H. M. Ling, Adriana Erthal Abdenur, Payal Banerjee, Nimmi Kurian, Mahendra P. Lama, Li Bo
Reviewer: 
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.

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CFP: Pakistan Journal of Historical Studies (Indiana University Press)-2018 issue

Editors of Pakistan Journal of Historical Studies (PJHS) invite scholars to submit articles on any aspect of history of any region and period. Published by Indiana University Press (Bloomington, USA), the semi-annual scholarly journal aims to develop critical ideas on less explored and innovative themes in the discipline of History.

Deadline for submission for 2018 issues is 15 April 2018.

Seeking Panelists for Muslims in Pre-Modern China Panel Session, AAR's Annual Meeting (Denver, November 17-20, 2018)

I am putting together a panel on Islam in pre-Modern China for next year’s American Academy of Religion (Chinese Religions Unit) annual meeting (Denver, November 17-20) and am looking to add two/three additional presenters.

I am planning to present a paper addressing to what extent were the distinct cultural and religious practices of Muslims were considered to pose social and cultural threats to the Qing society by primarily analyzing Jin Tianzhu’s 金天住 (1736-1795) Qingzheng Shiyi 清真释疑 (Dispelling the Doubts about Islam).