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Infringement of Academic Freedom in India

Dear Colleagues,

I am writing to draw your attention to a new attack upon academic freedom in India. Dinanath Batra, an RSS activist, fresh from his success at getting Wendy Doniger’s book removed from Indian bookshops, has now turned his attention to Sekhar Bandyopadhyay’s excellent textbook on modern South Asian history, From Plassey to Partition.

You can follow the developments at any of the following links:-

Resource: Audio of important lectures in Delhi

Dear colleagues,

The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library in New Delhi, India is a leading venue for academic presentations on history, social sciences, the arts and public policy issues. They have now put audio of some important public lectures on their website (links individually provided below).

Sumit Guha
University of Texas at Austin

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List of NMML 2013 Public Lectures in the ‘India and the wider World’ series, with audio links:

CFP: Human Rights for “Whores,” “Thieves,” “Foreigners,” etc.: Why We Need to Protect the “Underserving”

Consortium for Comparative Research on Regional Integration and Social Coheson (RISC)

Working Group on Development Equity and Social Cohesion

CALL FOR PAPERS

Human Rights for “Whores,” “Thieves,” “Foreigners,” etc.:  Why We Need to Protect the “Underserving”

CFP: 26th International Conference on the History of Cartography

We are pleased to announce the call for papers for the 26th International Conference on the History of Cartography (ICHC 2015) to be held in Antwerp (Belgium), 12-17 July 2015.

ICHC 2015 is being organized by the City of Antwerp, in collaboration with the University of Antwerp and Imago Mundi Ltd.

Proposals are welcome on all aspects of the history of cartography, listed in the conference themes (http://www.ichc2015.be/conference-themes/).

CFP: Borders (Zeteo: The Journal of Interdisciplinary Writing)

For its Fall 2014 issue, Zeteo: The Journal of Interdisciplinary Writing is looking for pieces that relate to BORDERS — the borders that may or may not exist between men and women, war and peace, legality and illegality, humanity and inhumanity, belonging and not, hope and despair. In addition, ZETEO continues to be open to pieces that cross the borders between disciplines and that combine the personal, the political and the intellectual.

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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)

Recent Threads

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.)