Member Publication: "Epidemic Urbanism: Contagious Diseases in Global Cities"

We are pleased to share that Epidemic Urbanism: Contagious Diseases in Global Cities, edited by Mohammad Gharipour and Caitlin DeClercq, is available as an ebook, paperback and hardback.
The recent pandemic has put into perspective the impact of epidemic illness on urban life and exposed the vulnerabilities of societies.

University of Oxford International History of East Asia Hilary 2022 Termcard

International History of East Asia Seminar
Hilary Term 2022
Wednesdays Weeks 1, 3, 5, & 7

International History of East Asia Seminar for Hilary Term will be held over four sessions online. To attend, please see our upcoming posters or social media for details and click here to register.


Workshop: (Re)thinking Pakistan

An academic workshop designed to ideate inclusive and diverse narratives of Pakistani identity

19 January 9am-5pm, Lahore, Faletti's Hotel

Iqbal Akhtar
Florida International University
University of Management and Technology

Pakistan Needs a Healer's Touch
Rabia Akhtar
University of Lahore

Pakistan: Transition from Ideological Imaginary to a Nation State
Tahir Kamran
Beaconhouse National University

Chinese place names: call for collaborative work 2

This is an update on my previous post on the same topic. Thanks to the contributuons I have received from several scholars — and I wish to express my very sincere gratitude for their time and knowledge — the list of unidentified place names has shrunk considerably from 286 names to 166 now. Rather than maintinting the original list, I submit this final list  of place names. They are those to be cracked yet, which probably means they constitute hard cases.  Some names/transliterations are clearly based on Cantonese or Minnan language.

Member book, Salguero, A Global History of Buddhism and Medicine

Dear colleagues, I'm announcing the publication of my book, which represents a synthesis of the scholarlship produced by me and many other scholars working on the topic of Buddhism and medicine and an accompaniment to the two-volume anthology I published in 2017 and 2020. This book is an overview of the field suitable for scholars and students alike. More information is provided below....


C. Pierce Salguero, A Global History of Buddhism and Medicine, New York: Columbia University Press, 2022.


Art in Times of Crisis - The Covid-19 Pandemic and Taibei's Artscapes. A Digital Dialogue with Contemporary Taiwanese Artist Betty Apple

Dear network members,

I hope you've all had a great start to the new year! Please allow me to draw your attention to an exciting event happening online next Wednesday. This event is presented as part of the Digital Dialogue series organised by the Joint Center for Advanced Studies “Worldmaking from a Global Perspective: A Dialogue with China” (https://www.worldmaking-china.org/en/index.html). The Centre is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Research and Education.


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