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: 
Hayami Yoko
Reviewer: 
T. B. Subba

Subba on Yoko, 'Between Hills and Plains: Power and Practice in Socio-Religious Dynamics Among Karen'


Hayami Yoko. Between Hills and Plains: Power and Practice in Socio-Religious Dynamics Among Karen. Kyoto: Kyoto University Press and Melbourne: Trans-Pacific Press, 2004. 385 pp. $77.81 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-920901-03-5.

Reviewed by T. B. Subba (Chair, Department of Anthropology, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, India)
Published on H-Asia (December, 2004)

Author: 
Hayami Yoko
Reviewer: 
T. B. Subba

Subba on Yoko, 'Between Hills and Plains: Power and Practice in Socio-Religious Dynamics Among Karen'


Hayami Yoko. Between Hills and Plains: Power and Practice in Socio-Religious Dynamics Among Karen. Kyoto: Kyoto University Press and Melbourne: Trans-Pacific Press, 2004. 385 pp. $77.81 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-920901-03-5.

Reviewed by T. B. Subba (Department of Anthropology, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, India)
Published on H-Asia (December, 2004)

Author: 
Paul R. Brass
Reviewer: 
Sasheej Hegde

Hegde on Brass, 'The Production of Hindu-Muslim Violence in Contemporary India'


Paul R. Brass. The Production of Hindu-Muslim Violence in Contemporary India. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2003. xix + 476 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-295-98258-8.

Reviewed by Sasheej Hegde (University of Hyderabad, India)
Published on H-Asia (October, 2004)

Author: 
Rajat Kanta Ray
Reviewer: 
Omar Khalidi

Khalidi on Ray, 'The Felt Community: Commonality and Mentality before the Emergence of Indian Nationalism'


Rajat Kanta Ray. The Felt Community: Commonality and Mentality before the Emergence of Indian Nationalism. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2003. xii + 580 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-565863-7.

Reviewed by Omar Khalidi (Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Published on H-Asia (July, 2004)

Author: 
Anila Verghese
Reviewer: 
Shobita Punja

Punja on Verghese, 'Hampi'


Anila Verghese. Hampi. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2002. xiii + 95 pp. $26.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-565433-2.

Reviewed by Shobita Punja (Executive and Governing Council, INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage))
Published on H-Asia (May, 2004)

Author: 
Jane Buckingham
Reviewer: 
Pratik Chakrabarti

Chakrabarti on Buckingham, 'Leprosy in Colonial South India: Medicine and Confinement'


Jane Buckingham. Leprosy in Colonial South India: Medicine and Confinement. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002. xi + 236 pp. $69.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-333-92622-2.

Reviewed by Pratik Chakrabarti (Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, University of Oxford)
Published on H-Asia (May, 2004)

Confinements and Negotiations

Author: 
Uradyn E. Bulag
Reviewer: 
William Jankowiak

Jankowiak on Bulag, 'The Mongols at China's Edge: History and the Politics of National Unity'


Uradyn E. Bulag. The Mongols at China's Edge: History and the Politics of National Unity. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2002. xi + 273 pp. $44.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7425-1144-6; $102.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7425-1143-9.

Reviewed by William Jankowiak (Department of Anthropology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas)
Published on H-Asia (September, 2003)

Author: 
Marcia Reynders Ristaino
Reviewer: 
Nicholas Clifford

Clifford on Ristaino, 'Port of Last Resort: The Diaspora Communities of Shanghai'


Marcia Reynders Ristaino. Port of Last Resort: The Diaspora Communities of Shanghai. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2001. xvii + 367 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-3840-8.

Reviewed by Nicholas Clifford (Department of History, Middlebury College)
Published on H-Asia (July, 2003)

Safe Haven? Foreign Exiles in Old Shanghai

Author: 
Ian Talbot
Reviewer: 
Brian Caton

Caton on Talbot, 'Khizr Tiwana: The Punjab Unionist Party and the Partition of India'


Ian Talbot. Khizr Tiwana: The Punjab Unionist Party and the Partition of India. Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2002. xvii + 259 pp. + 8 pp. of plates. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-579551-6.

Reviewed by Brian Caton (University of Pennsylvania)
Published on H-Asia (June, 2003)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Biography, Partition, and Consociationalism

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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.

Recent Threads

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).