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.

 

Recent Posts

Author: 
Ananya Vajpeyi
Reviewer: 
Dilip Menon

Menon on Vajpeyi, 'Righteous Republic: The Political Foundations of Modern India'

Ananya Vajpeyi. Righteous Republic: The Political Foundations of Modern India. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2012. 368 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-04895-9.

Reviewed by Dilip Menon (University of Witwatersrand) Published on H-Asia (February, 2015) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Summer School "Art of border zones in times of crisis" (Heidelberg, July 2015)

The Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” welcomes applications for the Summer School “Walking the line – Art of border zones in times of crisis.” It will take place from July 26 to 31, 2015 at Heidelberg University in Germany.

Books up for Review for Southeast Asian Studies (published by Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University)

The Journal for Southeast Asian Studies, published by the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) Kyoto University has the following books available for review in its journal. http://englishkyoto-seas.org/

If anyone who researches or works in Southeast Asia is interested in reviewing one of the titles below please contact Mario Lopez (marioivanlopez{at}cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp)

Please attach a simple C.V. when requesting a book for review.

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Position, Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese History, Oberlin College

For full details, see: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=50561

Oberlin College, East Asian Studies / History

Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese History

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

Position, Postdoctoral Fellowships: Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University

For full details, see: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=50568

Columbia University, Weatherhead East Asian Institute

Four postdoctoral positions available at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University for academic year 2015-2016

Institution Type:   College / University
Location:   New York, United States
Position:   Post-Doctoral Fellow

Author: 
Sugawara no Takasue no Musume
Reviewer: 
Linda Chance

Chance on Sugawara no Takasue no Musume, 'The Sarashina Diary: A Woman's Life in Eleventh-Century Japan'

Sugawara no Takasue no Musume. The Sarashina Diary: A Woman's Life in Eleventh-Century Japan. Translated, with an introduction, by Sonja Arntzen and Ito Moriyuki. Translations from the Asian Classics Series. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014. Illustrations, maps. 322 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-16718-5; $39.99 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-231-53745-2.

Reviewed by Linda Chance (University of Pennsylvania) Published on H-Asia (February, 2015) Commissioned by Douglas Slaymaker

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Gyanesh Kudaisya
Reviewer: 
Subho Basu

Basu on Kudaisya, 'A Republic in the Making: India in the 1950s'

Gyanesh Kudaisya. A Republic in the Making: India in the 1950s. India: Oxford University Press, 2017. 232 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-809855-3.

Reviewed by Subho Basu (McGill University) Published on H-Asia (February, 2019) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Avinash Paliwal
Reviewer: 
Waheguru Sidhu

Sidhu on Paliwal, 'My Enemy's Enemy: India in Afghanistan from the Soviet Invasion to the US Withdrawal'

Avinash Paliwal. My Enemy's Enemy: India in Afghanistan from the Soviet Invasion to the US Withdrawal. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. 400 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-068582-9.

Reviewed by Waheguru Sidhu (New York University) Published on H-Asia (February, 2019) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Upinder Singh
Reviewer: 
Caleb Simmons

Simmons on Singh, 'Political Violence in Ancient India'

Upinder Singh. Political Violence in Ancient India. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2017. 616 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-97527-9.

Reviewed by Caleb Simmons (University of Arizona) Published on H-Asia (January, 2019) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Recent Threads

Center for Asian Studies Roundtable on Xinjiang: Perspectives from the Field on China's Mass Incarceration of Turkic Muslims

Thursday, March 21, 2019 11:00-1:00, Center for Community Flatirons Room, CU Boulder campus

Join us for a roundtable discussion on Xinjiang. Free and open to the public. Please register by March 6th. Registration and more details here.

Bayly Prize 2019 - Call For Applications

The Royal Asiatic Society is pleased to invite nominations and applications for the 2019 Bayly Prize. The award of £2,500 will be made for an outstanding doctoral thesis in an Asian subject which falls within the scope of the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society or of Modern Asian Studies. The thesis must have been examined and approved for the PhD degree at a British University in 2018. Applications must be submitted by 29 March 2019. Full application details can be found at:

 

CFP -- Transfer: Diffusions and Mobilities in the Built Landscapes of Asia and beyond (HKU)

Transfer: Diffusions and Mobilities in the Built Landscapes of Asia and beyond

Call for Papers

University of Hong Kong
Friday 31 May & Saturday 1 June, 2019

Graduate Student Organizers: Ting WANG, Diego Javier CARO, Chun Wai Charles LAI, Sben KORSH
Faculty Advisers: Cecilia CHU, Eunice SENG
Keynote speakers: Jiat Hwee CHANG, Kelly SHANNON & Giovanna BORASI