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CfP AAS 2015 Panel: Inter-Referencing Asian Urbanisms

AAS 2015 Panel Call-for-Papers


Panel Title: Inter-referencing Asian Urbanisms


Organizer: Rita Padawangi, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore

Co-Organizer/Chair: Eric C. Thompson, Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore



We are seeking two to three additional paper presenters for the panel outlined below.

AAS 2015 Panel on time + labor, gender, and the everyday.

Hi all,


We are looking for a potential fourth panelist on an AAS 2015 panel, organized around the general theme of time, with related themes of labor, gender, and the everyday.


Currently, we have three papers and a discussant.


The first paper, from Buyun Chen (Swarthmore College), draws on preliminary work on 17th CE manuals in China, and it will deal with the management of women’s labor and work in the extended household.


Dissertation Competition: Stanley Weinstein Dissertation Prize (East Asian Buddhism)

The Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University is pleased to announce the fourth competition for the Stanley Weinstein Dissertation Prize, honoring Professor Weinstein’s many contributions to the study of East Asian Buddhism in North America.  The prize will be awarded once every two years to the best Ph.D.

CFP-International Conference on Environment, Health, and Media

The Department of Communication Studies and the David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies of Hong Kong Baptist University will co-organize the International Conference on Environment, Health, and Media in January 5 - 7, 2015. We welcome abstracts on any topics about (but are not limited to):

TOC - L'Europe en Formation: The European Union and China / L'Union européenne et la Chine

We are glad to inform you that the 370th thematic issue of « L’Europe en Formation » is out :

L’Union européenne et la Chine/The European Union and China

Editor - Coordinateur : Hartmut Marhold


Ian Morris - "The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: China, the European Union, and the United States in the Twenty-First Century"

Sebastian Bersick & Jörn-Carsten Gottwald - "Vous avez dit «puissance civile» ? Dix ans de partenariat stratégique de l’Union européenne avec la République populaire de Chine"

Harvard-MIT MOOC: Visualizing Japan (1850s-1930s): Westernization, Protest, Modernity

Now open for registration. Free!

A first-time MIT/Harvard MOOC, Visualizing Japan opens windows on Japan’s transition into the modern world through the historical visual record. Teachers include John Dower (MIT), Andrew Gordon (Harvard), and Gennifer Weisenfeld (Duke). Begins September 3, 2014.

This MOOC will be followed by Visualizing Postwar Tokyo by Shunya Yoshimi of the University of Tokyo.


Seminars on Buddhism at the Nan Tien Institute (Australia)

Free public seminars at Nan Tien Institute, 180 Berkeley Road, Berkeley (Wollongong) NSW, Australia.


The Spread of Buddhism: Ships, Camels, Planes, Electrons

Speaker: Professor Lewis Lancaster

Time: 1:30pm, Friday, 1st August 2014

Place: Conference Room, Nan Tien Temple

Explore a unique view of how Buddhism has spread and found acceptance around the world.



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Recent Reviews

Kesavan Veluthat
Donald Davis

Davis on Veluthat, 'Notes of Dissent: Essays on Indian History'

Kesavan Veluthat. Notes of Dissent: Essays on Indian History. New Delhi: Primus Books, 2018. 214 pp. $54.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-93-8655270-9.

Reviewed by Donald Davis (University of Texas at Austin) Published on H-Asia (August, 2018) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=52450

Jairam Ramesh
Vinita Damodaran

Damodaran on Ramesh, 'Indira Gandhi: A Life in Nature.'

Jairam Ramesh. Indira Gandhi: A Life in Nature. New Delhi: Simon & Schuster, 2017. 464 pp. $28.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-81-933552-4-4.

Reviewed by Vinita Damodaran (University of Sussex) Published on H-Asia (August, 2018) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=50474

Joanna Wardęga, ed.
Alicja Bachulska

Bachulska on Wardęga, 'China–Central and Eastern Europe Cross-Cultural Dialogue: Society, Business and Education in Transition'

Joanna Wardęga, ed. China–Central and Eastern Europe Cross-Cultural Dialogue: Society, Business and Education in Transition. Chinskie Drogi Series. Krakow: Jagiellonian University Press, 2017. 456 pp. $55.00 (paper), ISBN 978-83-233-4111-6.

Reviewed by Alicja Bachulska (War Studies University) Published on H-Asia (July, 2018) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Recent Threads

Lecture, "Bath to Baghdad," York Islamic Art Circle, October 4

“From Bath to Baghdad" York Islamic Art Circle
Catrin Jones (Holburne Museum) 
4th October 2018
6:30pm – 8pm
The Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building, University of York, YO10 5DD, UK
Open to all
Ellen Georgiana Tanner (1847-1937) was among the first British

CFP, Return to society: demobilization and remobilization of veterans in Asia, 1945-2000 (proposed ICAS 2019 panel)

We want to propose a panel for the International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) 2019, to be held in Leiden (Netherlands) from 16-19 July 2019, and we are looking for scholars willing to join us. The panel deals with Demobilization and Remobilization of veterans in Asia, ca. 1945-2000.