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Recent Posts

CFP: 17th Korean Studies Graduate Students Conference in Europe 2023 – Bratislava, Slovakia

The KSGSC committee is pleased to announce the 17th convention for graduate students, hosted by Comenius University, Faculty of Arts, Department of East Asian Studies.

The conference aims to give graduate students in all Korea-related fields an opportunity to present their research, share academic interests, and strengthen ties with other junior scholars.

Venue and Dates

Venue: Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
Conference dates: 29 – 31 May 2023

H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report For H-Asia: 9 January - 16 January

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from
 9 January 2023 to 16 January 2023.  These job postings are included here based on the categories selected by the list editors for H-Asia.  See the H-Net Job Guide website at
https://www.h-net.org/jobs/ for more information.  To contact the Job Guide,
write to jobguide@mail.h-net.org, or call +1-517-432-5134 between 9 am and 5 pm US Eastern time.

Deadline approaching! Indiana University's Summer Language Program Priority Deadline is February 3, 2023.

Explore a world of language! Offering 26 languages in Summer 2023.

Languages are the windows from which we look at the world. They help us foster regional and cultural understanding and allow us to build the bridges necessary to address global challenges.

Call of Applications: MA in Modern China Studies, University of Freiburg (+ Zoom info session details)

Dear all:

I am planning to hold two info sessions on Zoom about our MA program in a few weeks (see below). I would appreciate it if you could pass along this info to any students you might have who are looking for an affordable program in Modern China Studies!

All best,


Call for Applications: MA in Modern China Studies, University of Freiburg (Germany)

TOC Journal of American-East Asian Relations 2022, 29, no. 4

James I. Matray, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of American-East Asian Relations, announces the posting/publication of issue 29, number 4, 2022:


James I. Matray


“‘Why Korea Failed?’: The American Discourse of Korea’s Historical Failure at the Turn of the 20th Century”


Subscribe to H-Asia: Reviews

Recent Reviews

Daniel Barish
Emily Mokros

Mokros on Barish, 'Learning to Rule: Court Education and the Remaking of the Qing State, 1861–1912'

Daniel Barish. Learning to Rule: Court Education and the Remaking of the Qing State, 1861–1912. Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute Series. New York: Columbia University Press, 2022. xiii + 257 pp.

Stan BH. Minh Tan-Tangbau
Francis R. Bradley

Bradley on Tan-Tangbau, 'Playing Jazz in Socialist Vietnam: Quyền Văn Minh and Jazz in Hà Nội'

Stan BH. Minh Tan-Tangbau. Playing Jazz in Socialist Vietnam: Quyền Văn Minh and Jazz in Hà Nội. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2021. 320 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4968-3633-5; $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4968-3634-2

Pratyay Nath
Divya Cherian

Cherian on Nath, 'Climate of Conquest: War, Environment, and Empire in Mughal North India'

Pratyay Nath. Climate of Conquest: War, Environment, and Empire in Mughal North India. United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, 2019. xli + 325 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-949555-9.

Reviewed by Divya Cherian (Princeton University) Published on H-Asia (October, 2022) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Recent Threads

Conference-Energy in Asia, February 23 and February 24 (in-person and online)

Energy in Asia

A Conference organized and sponsored by EnviroLab at Claremont McKenna College and the UCLA Center for Korean Studies and to be held at UCLA, February 23 and February 24 (all events in PST)

Main Conference Room (11360), Young Research Library (YRL), UCLA

Call for Applications: DFG Research Training Group GRK 2833 "East Asian Futures" (EAF)

The DFG Research Training Group GRK 2833 „East Asian Futures“ at Ruhr University Bochum and University of Duisburg-Essen,
Germany, solicits applications for its doctoral programme:

For doctoral researchers, seven DFG-funded positions (0.75 FTE) and six affiliated fellowships
For postdocs, one full DFG-funded position and three affiliated fellowships.

Deadline for applications: 31 March 2023. Start of the programme: 1 October 2023.


The following is an open call for academic articles to be submitted to the Sun Yat-sen Journal of Humanities (SYSJH), a leading journal of humanistic inquiry in Taiwan based at National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaoshiung. With a publishing history that stretches back to 1993, SYSJH is a bi-annual, peer-reviewed, bilingual publication listed in MLA International Biography, Emerging Sources Citation Index, and Taiwan Humanities Citation Index (THCI).