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TOC, NANG 8: LOUD MESS (2020)

Very pleased to announce the publication of Issue 8 of NANG (ISSN: 2531-4912), a biannual print-only publication entirely dedicated to cinema and cinema cultures in Asia.

Theme: "Loud Mess"

Guest editors: Shai Heredia (filmmaker, curator, and teacher at the Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, in Bangalore) and Oliver Husain (filmmaker and visual artist)

More details are available via this link:

https://www.nangmagazine.com/issues/8

New book: New Religious Movements in Modern Asian History

Dear colleagues,

I would like to announce the publication of an edited volume on new religious movements in modern Asia. See the table of contents below.

 

Kim, David W., ed. 2020. New Religious Movements in Modern Asian History: Socio-Cultural Alternatives. Ethnographies of religion. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books. ISBN 978-1-7936-3402-3 (hardback); 978-1-7936-3403-0 (eBook).

Table of Contents:

Foreword by Eileen Barker

Acknowledgments

List of Figures

Introduction (David W. Kim)

Author: 
John Man
Reviewer: 
Anatoly Khazanov

Khazanov on Man, 'Empire of Horses: The First Nomadic Civilization and the Making of China'

John Man. Empire of Horses: The First Nomadic Civilization and the Making of China. New York: Pegasus Books, 2020. 336 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-64313-327-0

Reviewed by Anatoly Khazanov (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Published on H-Asia (October, 2020) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

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Author: 
John Man
Reviewer: 
Anatoly Khazanov

Khazanov on Man, 'Empire of Horses: The First Nomadic Civilization and the Making of China'

John Man. Empire of Horses: The First Nomadic Civilization and the Making of China. New York: Pegasus Books, 2020. 336 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-64313-327-0

Reviewed by Anatoly Khazanov (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Published on H-Asia (October, 2020) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Wayne Patterson
Reviewer: 
Joshua Van Lieu

Van Lieu on Patterson, 'In the Service of His Korean Majesty: William Nelson Lovatt, the Pusan Customs, and Sino-Korean Relations, 1876-1888'

Wayne Patterson. In the Service of His Korean Majesty: William Nelson Lovatt, the Pusan Customs, and Sino-Korean Relations, 1876-1888. Korea Research Monographs Series. Berkeley: Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 2012. xii + 193 pp. $20.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-55729-100-4

Author: 
Karolina Hutková
Reviewer: 
Monish Borah

Borah on Hutková, 'The English East India Company's Silk Enterprise in Bengal, 1750-1850'

Karolina Hutková. The English East India Company's Silk Enterprise in Bengal, 1750-1850. Rochester: Boydell Press, 2019. xii + 257 pp. $120.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-78327-394-2

Reviewed by Monish Borah (University of California- Irvine) Published on H-Asia (September, 2020) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

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Integration or Decoupling: What Lies Ahead for the US-China Trade War?

Integration or Decoupling: What Lies Ahead?

Thursday, November 12, 4:30-5:45pm PT / 7:30-8:45pm ET via Zoom

With the November elections right around the corner, China has been a central focus of both parties' campaigns. Recent talk of decoupling has raised questions about the likelihood and potential effects of such a possibility. This webinar will discuss what the outcome of the November elections might mean for the future of global trade, investment, and US-China relations against the backdrop of rising nationalism and xenophobia.