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AAS 2015 Call for Papers: Asian Cities

I am writing to invite participants to join a panel proposal for the  2015 AAS conference.  The working title of the panel is "The Culture of the Networked City in Postwar Asia.”  The idea of network is very flexible, and we would welcome proposals that deal with any aspect of the city that involves internal or external networks.

CFP: Translocal China/Sinophone, or Chinese translocality (AAS/Chicago/March 26–29, 2015)

We’d like to solicit one more paper on any topics under the umbrella of translocal China or Chinese translocality for the 2015 Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Annual Conference on March 26–29, 2015 at the Chicago Sheraton Hotel & Towers in Chicago, IL.

Call for Papers: AAS 2015 "Aesthetics of Decolonisation in South Asia''

Dear Colleagues,

We are opening up Call for Papers for our forthcoming panel at the AAS 2015 (Chicago). The panel is titled "Aesthetics of Decolonisation in South Asia" and hopes to raise questions around art, cultural politics and postcoloniality, brodaly speaking.

The full panel abstract can be found here, on the AAS website:: http://www.asian-studies.org/Conference/panel-links.htm

Please send paper abstracts to:

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.


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Recent Reviews

Phuong Tran Nguyen
Sam Vong

Vong on Nguyen, 'Becoming Refugee American: The Politics of Rescue in Little Saigon'

Phuong Tran Nguyen. Becoming Refugee American: The Politics of Rescue in Little Saigon. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2017. 236 pp. $28.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-08288-7.

Reviewed by Sam Vong (University of Texas at Austin, Department of History) Published on H-Asia (September, 2018) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

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

Recent Threads

CFP: Travel and Landscape in Japanese Literature, Art, and Culture at University of Iowa, April 4-6, 2019

Travel is Life, Travel is Home: Representing Travel and Landscape in Japanese Literature, Art, and Culture
April 4-6, 2019
University of Iowa, Iowa City IA

Deadline for proposals: December 10, 2018

Keynote: Meredith McKinney, visiting fellow at the Japan Center, Australian National University