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CFP (Reminder): Rural Chinese Society in the 21st Century: Emerging Themes & New Challenges

CFP REMINDER: DEADLINE APPROACHING (OCTOBER 8, 2014)

CALL FOR PAPERS: Studying Rural Chinese Society in the 21st Century: Emerging Themes and New Challenges 

March 9-11, 2015, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Confirmed keynote speaker: Jonathan Unger (ANU)

Monash Asia Institute International Conference "Asian Cultural and Media Studies Now"‏

Dear all friends, 

We are happy to invite you to Monash Asia Institute's International Conference "Asian Cultural and Media Studies Now".

The conference will critically revisit some of the key issues in the study of Asian culture, media and communications, which have been developed rapidly over the last twenty years, to discuss what kinds of new approaches and scholarly frameworks are required in the current socio-historical context.

We look forward to seeing you at Monash University in November!

Extended Call for Abstracts: Gender and Global Warfare in the Twentieth Century

Extended Call for Abstracts:  Special Issue of Gender & History Volume 28:3 (November 2016) on “Gender and Global Warfare in the Twentieth Century”

The deadline for abstract submissions has been extended to October 31, 2014

Edited by Louise Edwards (UNSW Australia), Martha Hanna (University of Colorado), and Patricia M. E. Lorcin (University of Minnesota).

Confucius about-face: "Chicago to Close Confucius Institute"

[Editor's Note: H-Asia welcomes discussion, please keep it coming. We can only publish what you send us. -EB]

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Hi all, —maybe because it’s so tedious to post things in the new H-net, mostly we see not discussions, but conference announcements etcetera posted on instruction (many thanks for all those, of course!). Yet the posts are still called "discussion posts"  . . . so:

Event - Dialogue with Former US Prisoners of War in Japan 2014

Dear friends, 

We are happy to invite you a special event with several former American prisoners of war who are visiting Japan at the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as part of a dialogue program. We are honored to be able to host them again for four consecutive years.  

Call for Papers: 'Networks and Communication in East Asia and Beyond in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries'

The workshop entitled 'Networks and Communication in East Asia and Beyond in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries' will be taking place on 6 and 7 March, 2015, at Senate House, University of London.

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Recent Reviews

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)

Author: 
Upinder Singh
Reviewer: 
Caleb Simmons

Simmons on Singh, 'Political Violence in Ancient India'

Upinder Singh. Political Violence in Ancient India. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2017. 616 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-97527-9.

Reviewed by Caleb Simmons (University of Arizona) Published on H-Asia (January, 2019) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Recent Threads

Position, Borg Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the United States and East Asia, Columbia University

For details, see https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=58299

Columbia University, Weatherhead East Asian Institute
Borg Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the United States and East Asia

The Weatherhead East Asian Institute (WEAI) at Columbia University invites applications for the role of Borg Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the United States and East Asia for academic year 2019-2020.