Welcome to H-Asia, a member of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences Online. The primary purpose of H-ASIA is to enable historians and other Asia scholars to easily communicate current research and teaching interests; to discuss new articles, books, papers, approaches, methods and tools of analysis; to test new ideas and share comments and tips on teaching. H-Asia is especially committed to discussing region wide, comparative and professional issues important to scholars of Asia.

 

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Author: 
Neeti Nair
Reviewer: 
Rohit Wanchoo

Wanchoo on Nair, 'Changing Homelands: Hindu Politics and the Partition of India'


Neeti Nair. Changing Homelands: Hindu Politics and the Partition of India. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2011. 343 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-05779-1.

Reviewed by Rohit Wanchoo (Delhi University)
Published on H-Asia (November, 2013)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Panjab and Partition

Author: 
Santhi Kavuri-Bauer
Reviewer: 
Susan Johnson-Roehr

Johnson-Roehr on Kavuri-Bauer, 'Monumental Matters: The Power, Subjectivity, and Space of India’s Mughal Architecture'


Santhi Kavuri-Bauer. Monumental Matters: The Power, Subjectivity, and Space of India’s Mughal Architecture. Durham: Duke University Press, 2011. x + 216 pp. $84.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-4899-3; $23.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-4922-8.

Reviewed by Susan Johnson-Roehr (University of Virginia)
Published on H-Asia (November, 2013)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
Daniel Leese
Reviewer: 
David Buck

Buck on Leese, 'Mao Cult: Rhetoric and Ritual in China's Cultural Revolution'


Daniel Leese. Mao Cult: Rhetoric and Ritual in China's Cultural Revolution. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. xvii + 304 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-19367-2; $29.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-521-15222-8.

Reviewed by David Buck (University of Wisconsin=Milwaukee)
Published on H-Asia (November, 2013)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
Masooda Bano
Reviewer: 
Usha Sanyal

Sanyal on Bano, 'The Rational Believer: Choices and Decisions in the Madrasas of Pakistan'


Masooda Bano. The Rational Believer: Choices and Decisions in the Madrasas of Pakistan. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2012. xii + 250 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-5044-0.

Reviewed by Usha Sanyal (Queens University of Charlotte)
Published on H-Asia (November, 2013)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Rational Choice and Madrasa Education

Author: 
Derryl N. Maclean, Sikeena Karmali Ahmed, eds.
Reviewer: 
Usha Sanyal

Sanyal on Maclean and Ahmed, 'Cosmopolitanisms in Muslim Contexts: Perspectives from the Past'


Derryl N. Maclean, Sikeena Karmali Ahmed, eds. Cosmopolitanisms in Muslim Contexts: Perspectives from the Past. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2012. 190 pp. $96.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7486-4456-8.

Reviewed by Usha Sanyal (Queens University of Charlotte)
Published on H-Asia (November, 2013)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Cosmopolitanism in Islam

Author: 
Padma Audrey Kaimal
Reviewer: 
Jinah Kim

Kim on Kaimal, 'Scattered Goddesses: Travels with the Yoginis'


Padma Audrey Kaimal. Scattered Goddesses: Travels with the Yoginis. Ann Arbor: Association for Asian Studies, 2012. xxvii + 281 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-924304-67-5.

Reviewed by Jinah Kim (Harvard University)
Published on H-Asia (October, 2013)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Collapsing the Binary

Author: 
Tansen Sen, Victor H. Mair
Reviewer: 
Anthony DeBlasi

DeBlasi on Sen and Mair, 'Traditional China in Asian and World History'


Tansen Sen, Victor H. Mair. Traditional China in Asian and World History. Key Issues in Asian Studies Series. Ann Arbor: Association for Asian Studies, 2012. Illustrations. 113 pp. $10.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-924304-65-1.

Reviewed by Anthony DeBlasi (University at Albany)
Published on H-Asia (May, 2013)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
Howard Spodek
Reviewer: 
Preeti Chopra

Chopra on Spodek, 'Ahmedabad: Shock City of Twentieth-Century India'


Howard Spodek. Ahmedabad: Shock City of Twentieth-Century India. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2011. 352 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-35587-4.

Reviewed by Preeti Chopra (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Published on H-Asia (March, 2013)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Elites, Labor, and Violence in the "Shock City" of Ahmedabad

Author: 
Yunas Samad
Reviewer: 
Robert Nichols

Nichols on Samad, 'The Pakistan-US Conundrum: Jihadists, the Military and the People--The Struggle for Control'


Yunas Samad. The Pakistan-US Conundrum: Jihadists, the Military and the People--The Struggle for Control. New York: Columbia University Press, 2011. xv + 336 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-70282-9; ISBN 978-0-231-80065-5.

Reviewed by Robert Nichols (Richard Stockton College)
Published on H-Asia (March, 2013)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

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Recent Reviews

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).