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CFP - New Directions in Indian Ocean Studies

 International  Conference  on 

“New Directions in Indian Ocean Studies” at OUCIP, Hyderabad, India

February 26-28 2015

 The Osmania University Centre for International Programmes (OUCIP) proposes to organize an international  conference on what is new and innovative in Indian Ocean studies in February 2015 in Hyderabad, India.

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.  

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Julia Anne Stephens
Reviewer: 
David Gilmartin

Gilmartin on Stephens, 'Governing Islam: Law, Empire, and Secularism in South Asia'

Julia Anne Stephens. Governing Islam: Law, Empire, and Secularism in South Asia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. xiii + 220 pp. $28.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-316-62628-3.

Reviewed by David Gilmartin (North Carolina State University) Published on H-Asia (May, 2019) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Syed Akbar Hyder, Bhagavan,Manu (eds.)
Reviewer: 
S. Akbar Zaidi

Zaidi on Hyder and Bhagavan, 'Hidden Histories'

Syed Akbar Hyder, Bhagavan,Manu (eds.). Hidden Histories. New Delhi: Primus Books, 2018. 328 pp. $64.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-93-8655284-6.

Reviewed by S. Akbar Zaidi (Columbia University) Published on H-Asia (April, 2019) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=53364

Author: 
Santanu Das
Reviewer: 
Shrabani Basu

Basu on Das, 'India, Empire, and First World War Culture: Writings, Images, and Songs'

Santanu Das. India, Empire, and First World War Culture: Writings, Images, and Songs. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. xxiii + 466 pp. $27.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-107-44159-0.

Reviewed by Shrabani Basu (Historian and journalist) Published on H-Asia (April, 2019) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Recent Threads

Member Book, Hawley, Sharma, Novetzke, eds., Bhakti and Power: Debating India's Religion of the Heart

Dear H-Asia Friends,

I am happy to announce the publication of a volume edited by John Stratton Hawley, Swapna Sharma, and me (Christian Lee Novetzke) entitled Bhakti and Power: Debating India's Religion of the Heart.