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Call for articles / new issue of Contemporary Haibun Online is now up

I've recently become Editor-in-Chief of Contemporary Haibun Online, a journal devoted to publishing English-language haibun, the Japanese genre of mixed prose and haiku. Please check out out the current issue and, if you're inclined, think of submitting for upcoming issues. The next reading cycle for submissions is 15 October - 30 November.

All the best,
Bob Lucky

Call for Articles - Mapping Networks of Exchange in Luso-Japanese Relations, from 1540s until Today

The Bulletin of Portuguese/Japanese Studies (BPJS) is an international peer reviewed journal published by the Portuguese Centre for Global History (CHAM), New University of Lisbon and University of the Azores, Portugal. The BPJS, published in English, is dedicated to the history and the various aspects of Luso-Japanese relations from the early-modern period until today.

Wayne Patterson Book Talk: "In the Service of His Korean Majesty: William Nelson Lovatt, the Pusan Customs, and Sino-Korean Relations, 1876-1888"

Wayne Patterson, Professor of History at St. Norbert College, will be giving a book talk on October, 2 from 4:30-6:00pm at the University of Pennsylvania (Stiteler Hall, Room B26). His lecture will focus on the Chinese effort to bind Korea more closely to China involving the absorption of Korea's newly-formed Maritime Customs Service.

Conference - “Globalizing Chinese Medicine in the 17th Century: ‘Translation’ at Work” (Brown Univ. October 17-18, 2014)

In the past decade, many projects have asked important questions about how forms of knowledge become globalized. While examples are often framed by the information economy, universal (sometimes Western) science, and commodity flows, other kinds of knowledge also traveled, such as “Chinese medicine.” Indeed, at the same time as the “rise of modern science,” Chinese medicine became a subject of interest to many people beyond China.

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Author: 
Kaveh Yazdani
Reviewer: 
Monish Borah

Borah on Yazdani, 'India, Modernity and the Great Divergence: Mysore and Gujarat (17th to 19th C.)'

Kaveh Yazdani. India, Modernity and the Great Divergence: Mysore and Gujarat (17th to 19th C.). Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2017. xxxii + 669 pp. $246.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-33079-5.

Reviewed by Monish Borah (University of California- Irvine) Published on H-Asia (June, 2019) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

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

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