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Recent Posts

Review, Suter on Strecher, 'The Forbidden Worlds of Haruki Murakami'

In the past few days the first reviews commissioned by our new reviews editor, Doug Slaymaker, have been published on H-Asia. This is a most welcome milestone -- it marks the first time H-Asia has had an East Asia specialist reviews editor since Robert Entenmann stepped down in 2003. RD

Author: 
Richard I. Suchenski
Reviewer: 
Xiao Liu

Liu on Richard I. Suchenski, 'Hou Hsiao-Hsien'

Richard I. Suchenski. Hou Hsiao-Hsien. Austrian Film Museum Books Series. Vienna: Austrian Film Museum and New York: Columbia University Press, 2014. Illustrations. 356 pp. $32.50 (paper), ISBN 978-3-901644-58-0.

Reviewed by Xiao Liu (McGill University) Published on H-Asia (January, 2015) Commissioned by Douglas Slaymaker

H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report, 19 January - 26 January 2015

From: H-Net Job Guide <jobguide@mail.h-net.msu.edu>

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 19 January 2015 to 26 January 2015. These job postings are included here based on the categories selected by the list editors for H-Announce. See the H-Net Job Guide website at http://www.h-net.org/jobs/ for more information.
 

CFP: ‘Empires in Perspective’ book series

Pickering & Chatto’s renowned book series ‘Empires in Perspective’ is inviting new proposals for monographs and essay collections. The series is overseen by Associate Professor Jayeeta Sharma (University of Toronto), and further details are available on the publisher’s website at http://www.pickeringchatto.com/empires

Annual meeting of South Asian Anthropologists' Group (SAAG): call for papers

The next annual meeting of the South Asian Anthropologists' Group (SAAG) will be held in Cambridge on 11-12 December. This year's topic is: leadership, authority and legitimation. We invite early-career anthropologists to contribute papers all forms of leadership (religious, political, moral or otherwise) in South Asia and the South Asian diaspora. Please submit titles and abstracts to Anastasia Piliavsky (an379@cam.ac.uk) and Nicholas Evans (ne228@cam.ac.uk) by 15 March 2015.

Call for Reviewers: The Middle Ground Journal: World History and Global Studies

Call for Reviewers: The Middle Ground Journal: World History and Global Studies From: Hong-Ming Liang The College of St. Scholastica HLIANG@CSS.EDU

The Middle Ground Journal, (http://themiddlegroundjournal.org) an open-access scholarly journal of world history and global studies, is seeking qualified reviewers. For the list of the 35 books, reviews due on May 15, 2015, please see:

SEECHAC Colloquium Heidelberg 16-18 November 2015: Deadline for abstracts approaching

Dear Colleagues,
 
the deadline for abstracts for the Fourth International SEECHAC
Colloquium (Heidelberg 16-18 Nov 2015) «Religious Revivals and Artistic
Renaissance in Central Asia and the Himalayan Region – past and
present» is approaching. I apologize for the noise if this message

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Adheesh A. Sathaye
Reviewer: 
Swami Narasimhananda

Narasimhananda on Sathaye, 'Crossing the Lines of Caste: Visvamitra and the Construction of Brahmin Power in Hindu Mythology'

Adheesh A. Sathaye. Crossing the Lines of Caste: Visvamitra and the Construction of Brahmin Power in Hindu Mythology. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. 336 pp. $36.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-934111-5.

Reviewed by Swami Narasimhananda (Prabuddha Bharata) Published on H-Asia (March, 2019) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Gyanesh Kudaisya
Reviewer: 
Subho Basu

Basu on Kudaisya, 'A Republic in the Making: India in the 1950s'

Gyanesh Kudaisya. A Republic in the Making: India in the 1950s. India: Oxford University Press, 2017. 232 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-809855-3.

Reviewed by Subho Basu (McGill University) Published on H-Asia (February, 2019) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

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)

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CFP: Stanford conference "Before and Beyond Typography: Textual Production in Global and Multimodal Perspective"

Before and Beyond Typography:
Textual Production in Global and Multimodal Perspective

April 24-25, 2020
Stanford University

We will be holding an international conference at Stanford University on April 24-25, 2020 to explore the global history of reproductive text technologies and graphic communication from before and beyond the dominance of typography.

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