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Recent Posts

[Sci-Tech Asia Virtual Seminar] "Hacking (for Creating and Severing) Ties" by Luis Felipe Murillo (University of Notre Dame)

We're happy to announce the fifth and last webinar of our Innovation, Automation, and the Digital Economy Webinar Series! All welcome!

Hacking (for Creating and Severing) Ties

January 27th 2023, 2:00pm - 3:30pm (Lisbon time, WET, GMT, UTC+0)

Chair: Gonçalo SANTOS (University of Coimbra)


TOC: Taiwan Historical Research, Vol. 29, No. 4 (Dec. 2022)

The Institute of Taiwan History at Academia Sinica is pleased to announce the latest issue of Taiwan Historical Research (Vol. 29, No. 4, December 2022) is available online. The papers are written in Chinese with English abstracts. This quarterly peer-reviewed journal is published in Taiwan. Please visit: https://www.ith.sinica.edu.tw/quarterly_history_look.php?l=e&id=688

Table of Contents

Cheng-sheng Tu, “Liu-k’iu and ‘Liu-k’iu Hypotheses’”

"Do we want to wait until a German scientist is arrested in China?"

DER SPIEGEL reported on 26 November 2022 that Germany's China policy is causing tensions between the Chancellory and Foreign Office.

Who will define the contours of the traffic light coalition's approach to autocratic China? Is the new China strategy—expected to be finalised by Spring 2023—more likely to reflect Chancellor Scholz' business-friendly approach or Foreign Minister Baerbock's value-based vision?


Over the course of almost two years, a team of three editors and one research assistant compiled data on more than 700 missionaries of the Divine Word (S.V.D) in China, a male Catholic order, and its female counterpart, the Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit (S.Sp.S). In this presentation, they will share some facts and figures from the several decades of these two orders' missionary work in China, and introduce some of the individual missionaries.

Deadline approaching: 1 February 2023 - ICAS Book Prize 2023, call for submissions of Books and Articles

The secretariat of the ICAS Book Prize 2023 welcomes you to submit the titles of your Asia-related publications in the Humanities and Social Sciences in the following categories:
Deadline 1 February 2023


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Recent Reviews

Daniel Barish
Emily Mokros

Mokros on Barish, 'Learning to Rule: Court Education and the Remaking of the Qing State, 1861–1912'

Daniel Barish. Learning to Rule: Court Education and the Remaking of the Qing State, 1861–1912. Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute Series. New York: Columbia University Press, 2022. xiii + 257 pp.

Stan BH. Minh Tan-Tangbau
Francis R. Bradley

Bradley on Tan-Tangbau, 'Playing Jazz in Socialist Vietnam: Quyền Văn Minh and Jazz in Hà Nội'

Stan BH. Minh Tan-Tangbau. Playing Jazz in Socialist Vietnam: Quyền Văn Minh and Jazz in Hà Nội. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2021. 320 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4968-3633-5; $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4968-3634-2

Pratyay Nath
Divya Cherian

Cherian on Nath, 'Climate of Conquest: War, Environment, and Empire in Mughal North India'

Pratyay Nath. Climate of Conquest: War, Environment, and Empire in Mughal North India. United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, 2019. xli + 325 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-949555-9.

Reviewed by Divya Cherian (Princeton University) Published on H-Asia (October, 2022) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Recent Threads

Conference-Energy in Asia, February 23 and February 24 (in-person and online)

Energy in Asia

A Conference organized and sponsored by EnviroLab at Claremont McKenna College and the UCLA Center for Korean Studies and to be held at UCLA, February 23 and February 24 (all events in PST)

Main Conference Room (11360), Young Research Library (YRL), UCLA

Call for Applications: DFG Research Training Group GRK 2833 "East Asian Futures" (EAF)

The DFG Research Training Group GRK 2833 „East Asian Futures“ at Ruhr University Bochum and University of Duisburg-Essen,
Germany, solicits applications for its doctoral programme:

For doctoral researchers, seven DFG-funded positions (0.75 FTE) and six affiliated fellowships
For postdocs, one full DFG-funded position and three affiliated fellowships.

Deadline for applications: 31 March 2023. Start of the programme: 1 October 2023.


The following is an open call for academic articles to be submitted to the Sun Yat-sen Journal of Humanities (SYSJH), a leading journal of humanistic inquiry in Taiwan based at National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaoshiung. With a publishing history that stretches back to 1993, SYSJH is a bi-annual, peer-reviewed, bilingual publication listed in MLA International Biography, Emerging Sources Citation Index, and Taiwan Humanities Citation Index (THCI).