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“New Frontiers in Asian Scholarship”: review series of recent Asian-language books

New Frontiers in Asian Scholarship, a Harvard-Yenching Institute book review series, highlights recent books and important articles published in East and Southeast Asia, relating to the humanities and social sciences, with an emphasis on Asian culture.

Visit http://www.harvard-yenching.org/new-frontiers-asian-scholarship for an archive of all reviews, searchable by Region and Field.

Recently reviewed books include:

CONF: Alternative Encounters: The ‘Second World’ and the ‘Global South’, 1945-1991

Alternative Encounters: The ‘Second World’ and the ‘Global South’, 1945-1991

Location: Imre Kertész Kolleg, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena

November 3-4 2014

A collaboration between the Imre Kertész Kolleg, University of Jena; the Centre for Area Studies, University of Leipzig; and the Centre of Imperial & Global History, University of Exeter.

Enquiries about attendance should be sent to: imre-kertesz-kolleg@uni-jena.de

CONF: Cartography between Europe and the Islamic World, 1100–1600

Registration is now open for the conference of the international Leverhulme Network ‘Cartography between Europe and the Islamic World, 1100–1600’. The conference aims to promote comparative, cross-disciplinary scholarship on Islamic and European cartography by bringing together experts in these two fields.

Date: 8–9 September, 2014

Venue: Arts Two Building, Mile End Campus, Queen Mary University of London (E1 4NS)

For further information and to register, see http://www.cartography.qmul.ac.uk/.

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Recent Reviews

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)

Author: 
Chris Ogden
Reviewer: 
David Buck

Buck on Ogden, 'China and India: Asia's Emergent Great Powers'

Chris Ogden. China and India: Asia's Emergent Great Powers. Cambridge: Polity, 2017. ix + 213 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7456-8987-6.

Reviewed by David Buck (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) Published on H-Asia (April, 2018) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

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ANN: Lecture by Michiyo Nakamoto on 'Upgrading Japanese for global communications skills'

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Date:  Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Time: 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (doors open at 7:00 p.m.)
Venue: Temple University, Japan Campus, Azabu Hall 1F Parliament Student Lounge
             (access: http://www.tuj.ac.jp/maps/tokyo.html)

CFP: The 3rd Conference on Sustainable Business, Energy and Development in Asia (COSDA 2018)

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Welcome to the 3rd Conference on Sustainable Business, Energy and Development in Asia (COSDA 2018). This  international, peer-reviewed event will be held from August 4-5, 2018 at the Mitsui Garden Hotel Hiroshima.

ANN: How Can Japan “Activate” Women?, Temple ICAS-Showa Women's University Joint Seminar

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ICAS-Showa Women's University Joint Seminar
How Can Japan “Activate” Women?

Date:Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.)