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Recent Posts

Recent reviews of China-related dissertations

Dissertation Reviews (http://dissertationreviews.org) features friendly, non-critical overviews of recently defended and unpublished dissertations in more than 20 fields in the humanities and social sciences. The following are reviews of China-related dissertations, as well as articles from our ‘Fresh from the Archive’ and ‘Talking Shop’ series, from December 2014 to January 2015.

 

Author: 
Niraja Gopal Jayal
Reviewer: 
Dilip Menon

Menon on Jayal, 'Citizenship and Its Discontents: An Indian History'

Niraja Gopal Jayal. Citizenship and Its Discontents: An Indian History. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2013. viii + 366 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-06684-7.

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

[Call for Papers] Taiwan Studies Programme Annual Conference

Taiwan Studies Programme Annual Conference

IN SEARCH OF NEW PERSPECTIVES, METHODS AND FINER FACTORS OF IDENTITY FORMATION—

FROM EAST ASIA TO THE WORLD

4 - 5 September 2015 

St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, UK

Deadline of abstract submissions: Friday, 10th April 

 

Conference Objective

CFP> AAR Annual Meeting 2015, Holmes Welch and the Study of Buddhism in Twentieth-Century China Seminar

The Holmes Welch and the Study of Buddhism in Twentieth-Century China Seminar invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 2015 meeting of the American Academy of Religion in Atlanta. We invite papers on any aspect of Welch's life or work, including his studies of Buddhism, or other fields.

Author: 
Jan Kiely
Reviewer: 
Emily Whewell

Whewell on Kiely, 'The Compelling Ideal: Thought Reform and the Prison in China, 1901-1956'

Jan Kiely. The Compelling Ideal: Thought Reform and the Prison in China, 1901-1956. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014. 416 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-18594-2.

Reviewed by Emily Whewell (University of Leicester) Published on H-Asia (February, 2015) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Thought Reform & Prison

Lecture by Florian Kohlacher on 'Ikumen' marketing (Tokyo)

From H-Announce http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=220036

Lecture by Florian Kohlacher on 'Ikumen' marketing (Tokyo)

Location: Japan
Lecture Date: 2015-02-12 (in 7 days)
Date Submitted: 2015-02-02
Announcement ID: 220036

The Contemporary Japan Group at the University of Tokyo’s Institute of Social Science

(ISS, or Shaken), welcomes you to a lecture by

 

Florian Kohlbacher

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), Suzhou, China

 

Call for Submissions: Visions and Revisions

From H-Announce http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=219923

Interdisciplinary Journal Seeking Submissions for Publication from Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Call for Papers Date: 2015-02-03
Date Submitted: 2015-01-29
Announcement ID: 219923

Call for Papers

Visions and Revisions: New Scholars and New Interpretations
Submission Deadline: February 3, 2015

Re: CFA: Post-Doc, PhD and Visiting PhD Fellowships, Mongol Empire @ The Hebrew University

DEADLINE EXTENSION:

Please note that the original deadline for the project’s Post-doctoral fellowships, PhD fellowships and visiting PhD fellowships has been extended to February 27th, 2015.

For details about the fellowships (eligibility, value etc.) please visit
http://mongol.huji.ac.il/fellowships-and-funding-opportunities

Interested individuals are requested to send 1 copy of the following documents as well as an electronic version (in one file):

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Recent Reviews

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)

Author: 
Arif Dirlik, Ping-Hui Liao, Ya-Chung Chuang, eds.
Reviewer: 
Madeline Hsu

Hsu on Dirlik and Liao and Chuang, 'Taiwan: The Land Colonialisms Made'

Arif Dirlik, Ping-Hui Liao, Ya-Chung Chuang, eds. Taiwan: The Land Colonialisms Made. Volume 45, issue 3 of boundary 2: An International Journal of Literature and Culture. Durham: Duke University Press, 2018. 200 pp. $12.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4780-0357-1.

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

Recent Threads

Journal of Global History articles on food history, member publication

The new issue of the Journal of Global History has a special section on food in global history, including two articles that will be of interest to many on H-Asia.
 
Penelope Franks, "Diet and the comparison of living standards across the Great Divergence: Japanese food history in an English mirror"
 
Thoma