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Call for application: 3-year doctoral fellowship in Urban Anthropology of Youth in Southeast Asia (Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam)

EASt opens one doctoral position
EASt, the Research centre on East Asia at the Maison des Sciences Humaines of the Université libre de Bruxelles (MSH-ULB), seeks to hire one doctoral research fellow starting from October 2017.

Second issue of Interdisziplinäre Zeitschrift für Südasienforschung (The Interdisciplinary Journal for Research on South Asia) online

Dear Colleagues,

we are happy to announce the publication of the second issue of Interdisziplinäre Zeitschrift für Südasienforschung (The Interdisciplinary Journal for Research on South Asia).

The current issue contains the following interesting articles:

Position, Assistant Professor, History of East Asia (China), College of the Holy Cross

For details, see: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=55224

The Department of History at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment for an assistant professor in East Asian History beginning in August 2018. We welcome applications from scholars whose primary regional focus is either imperial or modern China.

New issue of Journal of the British Association for Chinese Studies (JBACS, Vol 7, July 2017)

JBACS: Journal of the British Association for Chinese Studies, new issue (Volume 7, July 2017) now out!

Please download here: http://bacsuk.org.uk/journal/journal-current-and-past-entries

Editors: Sarah Dauncey (University of Nottingham) and Gerda Wielander (University of Westminster).

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ANN CONF: Global Cultural Encounters, 1750s-1950s, Ann Arbor, August 2-4, 2017

PROGRAM: Global Cultural Encounters, 1750s-1950s – Between the Material and Immaterial

 

The conference will take place in 1014 Tisch Hall, History Department, Central Campus at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

 

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

 

3:00–3:30 Registration

 

3:30–3:45 Welcome Address

Geoff Eley (University of Michigan), History Department Chair

 

3:45–4:00 Opening Remarks

Member book, Weintraub and Barendregt (Eds.), Vamping the Stage: Female Voices of Asian Modernities

I would like to announce the publication of Vamping the Stage: Female Voices of Asian Modernities, the first book-length study of women, modernity, and popular music in Asia (University of Hawai'i Press, 2017).

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Subscribe to H-Asia: Reviews

Recent Reviews

Author: 
Lakshmi Subramaniam
Reviewer: 
Johan Mathew

Mathew on Subramaniam, 'The Sovereign and the Pirate: Ordering Maritime Subjects in India's Western Littoral'


Lakshmi Subramaniam. The Sovereign and the Pirate: Ordering Maritime Subjects in India's Western Littoral. New Delhi: Oxford University Press (India), 2016. 296 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-946704-4.

Reviewed by Johan Mathew (Rutgers University)
Published on H-Asia (August, 2017)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Piracy and Sovereignty in the Indian Ocean

Author: 
Pamela D. McElwee
Reviewer: 
Nga Dao

Dao on McElwee, 'Forests Are Gold: Trees, People, and Environmental Rule in Vietnam'


Pamela D. McElwee. Forests Are Gold: Trees, People, and Environmental Rule in Vietnam. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2016. 312 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-295-99548-9.

Reviewed by Nga Dao (York University)
Published on H-Asia (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Environmental Governance in Vietnam

Author: 
Anjali Nerlekar
Reviewer: 
Madhuri Deshmukh

Deshmukh on Nerlekar, 'Bombay Modern: Arun Kolatkar and Bilingual Literary Culture'


Anjali Nerlekar. Bombay Modern: Arun Kolatkar and Bilingual Literary Culture. FlashPoints Series. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2016. xix + 292 pp. $99.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8101-3274-0; $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8101-3273-3.

Reviewed by Madhuri Deshmukh (Oakton Community College)
Published on H-Asia (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Recent Threads

Workshop on ‘Meiji Japan in Global History’ @ SOAS University of London on 8 September 2018, public welcome

‘Meiji Japan in Global History’

Date: 8 September 2017Time: 10:00 AM to  5:00 PM

Venue: SOAS University of London, Main College Buildings, Russell Square Room: 116

Type of Event: Publication Workshop

 

Co-Convenors:

Catherine L Phipps, University of Memphis

Christopher Gerteis, SOAS University of London

 

New Articles of Interest in the Pacific Historical Review (86.3, August 2017)

The Pacific Historical Review recently published the following articles that may interest H-ASIA list subscribers:

- “‘Into the Dark Cold I Go, the Rain Gently Falling’: Hawai’i Island Incarceration,” by Kelly Y. Nakamura

- “From Memory Making to Money Making? Japanese Travel Writers’ Impressions of Cross-Cultural Interaction in the Southwestern Pacific Islands Battle Sites, 1962-2007,” by Ryota Nishino