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Recent Posts

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

This is an excerpt from Inside Higher Ed where the full story may be found.
 
"Another Confucius Institute to Close
October 1, 2014

Pennsylvania State University is the second institution within a week to confirm that it will not be continuing its agreement to host a Confucius Institute, a center for Chinese language and cu

CFP (Journal issue): The Japanese Political Economy

We invite submissions for upcoming issues of The Japanese Political Economy, which aims to publish high quality, original articles that explore the many facets of and interactions between Japan's domestic and international political economy. The journal welcomes a broad range of scholarship that will contribute both theoretically and empirically to the field.  Included in this broad range are economic and/or political comparisons of Japan to other East Asian countries or to other countries.

Freer|Sackler Japanese Art Fellowship

[Posted on behalf of Elizabeth Salmon, Smithsonian Institution]

The Smithsonian Institution's Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery welcome applications for the Anne van Biema Fellowship for research on Japanese visual art. The successful candidate will gain access to the world-class library and archival collections as well as the unmatched opportunity for collections-based study in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.*

Request for Information: Successful Experiences Teaching with Texts, Monographs and Articles on Japan's Environmental History

Dear Colleagues,

I will be teaching an upper division colloquium on the environmental history of Japan in the spring of 2015 for the first time. In the structure of our major this is to be a reading-intensive seminar format, and history majors are required to take one semester of this sort of course. Given the limited number of options open to students this spring, I anticipate a large number of students who have no background in Japanese history and who may not have any intrinsic interest in Japanese history.

CFP: The Association of Chinese and Comparative Literature Conference

Call for Paper Proposals

Traveling Text/Image/Media: The Association of Chinese and Comparative Literature Conference

June 18-20, 2015   

Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Hosted by:

The International Center for Studies of Chinese Civilization at Fudan University

http://icscc.fudan.edu.cn/index.php )

Co-sponsored by:

The International Center for Studies of Chinese Civilization at Fudan University

CFP: Gender and Legal Culture at the Qing Imperial Court

Panel organizers for an AAS-Asia panel proposal on gender and legal culture during the Qing dynasty and/or the life of imperial household servants, ladies-in-waiting, eunuchs...etc. during the Qing are seeking a third presenter. 

The two confirmed presentations for the panel will focus on court theatre actors and understanding eunuch gender during the Qing. 

Panelists from outside of the US, especially those in Taiwan, are particularly encouraged to send in proposals.  Please share this with any scholars who you think might be interested.

Member Publication: Borders and Conflict in South Asia (now in paperback)

Dear colleagues,

I write from the Department of Shameless Self-Promotion to say that my book on the Indo-Pakistani boundary, “Borders and Conflict in South Asia: The Radcliffe Boundary Commission and the Partition of Punjab”, is now available in paperback <http://www.amazon.com/Borders-Conflict-South-Asia-Imperialism/dp/0719078997>.

Call for Panelists: Panel on Japan's 3/11 Disaster (Asian Studies Conference in Japan, 2015)

Seeking participants for a panel looking at the after effects of Japan's 3/11 tsunami/earthquake at the Asian Studies Conference Japan (in Tokyo June 20-21, 2015).  The deadline for a panel submission is October 15 and requires a short abstract from each panel participant.  Please email  Larry Neuman (neumanl@uww.edu) University of Wisconsin-Whitewater or Yoichi Murase (muraseyo@gmail.com)  Rikkyo University

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Aniket Jaaware
Reviewer: 
Shailaja Paik

Paik on Jaaware, 'Practicing Caste: On Touching and Not Touching'

Aniket Jaaware. Practicing Caste: On Touching and Not Touching. Commonalities Series. New York: Fordham University Press, 2018. 256 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8232-8225-8; $125.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8232-8226-5.

Reviewed by Shailaja Paik (University of Cincinnati) Published on H-Asia (July, 2019) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Jürgen Schaflechner
Reviewer: 
Rachel McDermott

McDermott on Schaflechner, 'Hinglaj Devi: Identity, Change, and Solidification at a Hindu Temple in Pakistan'

Jürgen Schaflechner. Hinglaj Devi: Identity, Change, and Solidification at a Hindu Temple in Pakistan. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. 360 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-085052-4.

Reviewed by Rachel McDermott (Barnard College) Published on H-Asia (July, 2019) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Jinping Wang
Reviewer: 
Timothy May

May on Wang, 'In the Wake of the Mongols: The Making of a New Social Order in North China, 1200–1600'

Jinping Wang. In the Wake of the Mongols: The Making of a New Social Order in North China, 1200–1600. Cambridge: Harvard University Asia Center, 2018. xix + 336 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-98715-9.

Reviewed by Timothy May (University of North Georgia) Published on H-Asia (July, 2019) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Recent Threads

[CFP] Buddhist Modernism Across Asia: A Genealogy of Global Art (College Art Association, 2020)

* Please send inquiries and abstract to sohl.lee@stonybrook.edu before August 11, 2019 * 

The 2020 College Art Association CAA Annual Meeting (Chicago, February 12-15, 2020)

Buddhist Modernism Across Asia: A Genealogy of Global Art