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The Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy Edwin Sherman Prize ($1000) Call for Undergraduate Papers

2021 Edwin H. Sherman Family Prize for Undergraduate Scholarship in Force and Diplomacy

Temple University’s Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy (CENFAD) is delighted to once again solicit submissions for its annual Edwin H. Sherman Prize for Undergraduate Scholarship in Force and Diplomacy. The recipient of the Edwin Sherman Prize receives a $1,000 award along with a certificate. CENFAD welcomes submissions from students or instructors/advisors/mentors.

Call for Papers: 26th Annual James A. Barnes Graduate History Conference Through Temple University, April 9-10, 2021

The January 31st registration deadline for Temple University's 26th Annual James A. Barnes Graduate History Conference is approaching quickly. While many excellent submissions have already come in, there remains room for more papers and panels. The conference will be held over Zoom across April 9-10, 2021 and will include a professional development panel. The event is one of the largest and most prestigious graduate student conferences in the region, showcasing work from participants around the United States and the world. 

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Author: 
Karen J. Greenberg
Reviewer: 
Rodger A. Payne

Payne on Greenberg, 'Reimagining the National Security State: Liberalism on the Brink'

Karen J. Greenberg. Reimagining the National Security State: Liberalism on the Brink. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020. xv + 247 pp. $110.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-108-48438-1.

Reviewed by Rodger A. Payne (University of Louisville) Published on H-Diplo (January, 2021) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Gregory Afinogenov
Reviewer: 
Alsu Tagirova

Tagirova on Afinogenov, 'Spies and Scholars: Chinese Secrets and Imperial Russia's Quest for World Power'

Gregory Afinogenov. Spies and Scholars: Chinese Secrets and Imperial Russia's Quest for World Power. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2020. 384 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-24185-5

Reviewed by Alsu Tagirova (East China Normal University) Published on H-Diplo (January, 2021) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
James Mark, Artemy M. Kalinovsky, Steffi Marung, eds.
Reviewer: 
Padraic Kenney

Kenney on Mark and Kalinovsky and Marung, 'Alternative Globalizations: Eastern Europe and the Postcolonial World'

James Mark, Artemy M. Kalinovsky, Steffi Marung, eds. Alternative Globalizations: Eastern Europe and the Postcolonial World. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2020. 352 pp. $48.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-04651-2; $100.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-04650-5. 

Author: 
Charlotte Brooks
Reviewer: 
Zachary Fredman

Fredman on Brooks, 'American Exodus: Second-Generation Chinese Americans in China, 1901-1949'

Charlotte Brooks. American Exodus: Second-Generation Chinese Americans in China, 1901-1949. Oakland: University of California Press, 2019. xviii + 309 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-520-30268-6; $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-30267-9. 

Author: 
Jane H. Hong
Reviewer: 
Heather R. Lee

Lee on Hong, 'Opening the Gates to Asia: A Transpacific History of How America Repealed Asian Exclusion'

Jane H. Hong. Opening the Gates to Asia: A Transpacific History of How America Repealed Asian Exclusion. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2019. Illustrations. 280 pp. $32.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-5336-5; $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-5335-8.

Reviewed by Heather R. Lee (NYU Shanghai) Published on H-Diplo (December, 2020) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)