TOC: Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies: Volume 77, Issue 2 (Dec 2017)

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We are pleased to announce that the latest issue of the Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies has been published. The journal is available online through Project Muse at Submission and subscription information is available at

Melissa J. Brown, Managing Editor


HJAS (Vol. 77, No 2) Contents

Editorial Preface

About the Cover

Bananas and seahorses from Chūzan bussankō 中山物産考, ca. 1769



An Ever-Expanding Pharmacy: Zhao Xuemin and the Conditions for New Knowledge in Eighteenth-Century China

He Bian, Princeton University

Monuments and Mandalas in Medieval Kyoto: Exploring the Grand Urban Vision of Ashikaga Yoshimitsu

Matthew Stavros, University of Sydney

Mandarin over Manchu: Court-Sponsored Qing Lexicography and Its Subversion in Korea and Japan

Mårten Söderblom Saarela, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

Arendt in Asia: Responsibility and Judgment in Nanjing and Hiroshima

John Whittier Treat, Yale University


Review Essays

The Return of Seduction

Morgan Pitelka, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Gender and the Modern Sphere in Modernizing East Asia

Ellen Widmer, Wellesley College

“Authentic”: Rehabilitating Two Chan Buddhist Masters Neglected in Zen Studies

T. Griffith Foulk, Sarah Lawrence College


Book Reviews (pp. 487–595)