TOC: Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies: Volume 78, Issue 2 (2018)

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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


HJAS (Vol. 78, No 2) Contents

Editorial Preface

About the Cover

Queen Māyā, the Buddha’s mother, from Dunhuang Caves


History, Temporality, and the Interdynastic Experience:  Yu Binshuo’s Survey of Nanjing (ca. 1672)

Stephen McDowall

Manuscript Culture and Chinese Learning in Medieval Kamakura

Brian Steininger

Pregnant Metaphor: Embryology, Embodiment, and the Ends of Figurative Imagery in Chinese Buddhism

Kevin Buckelew 

“I Write Therefore I Am”: Scribes, Literacy, and Identity in Early China

Armin Selbitschka

Review Essays

In the Parlor with The Cambridge History of China

Pamela Kyle Crossley

 A New Look at the Canton Trade, 1700–1845

Evelyn S. Rawski and Susan Naquin

Four Recent Books on Xinjiang and Uyghur History

James A. Millward

Another Look Seaward: New Scholarship on Maritime China in the Ming and Qing Periods

Matthew W. Mosca


Timothy Cheek, The Intellectual in Modern Chinese History (Vera Schwarcz)

Carter J. Eckert, Park Chung Hee and Modern Korea: The Roots of Militarism, 1866-1945 (Hwasook Nam)

Richard von Glahn, The Economic History of China: From Antiquity to the Nineteenth Century (Y. Joy Chen and Aver Greif)

Caitilin Griffiths, Tracing the Itinerant Path: Jishū Nuns of Medieval Japan (Lori Meeks)

Gerald Groemer, Goze: Women, Musical Performance, and Visual Disability in Traditional Japan (Alison Tokita)

Terrence Jackson, Network of Knowledge: Western Science and the Tokugawa Information Revolution (Noell Wilson)

Elizabeth Kindall, Geo-Narratives of a Filial Son: The Paintings and Travel Diaries of Huang Xiangjian (1609–1673) (Julian Ward)

Zhao Ma, Runaway Wives, Urban Crimes, and Survival Tactics in Wartime Beijing, 1937–1949 (Elizabeth J. Remick)

Kate Merkel-Hess, The Rural Modern: Reconstructing the Self and State in Republican China (Timothy Cheek)

Mingwei Song, Young China: National Rejuvenation and the Bildungsroman 1900-1959 (Catherine V. Yeh)

Jacqueline I. Stone, Right Thoughts at the Last Moment: Buddhism and Deathbed Practices in Early Medieval Japan (Charlotte Eubanks)

Theodore Jun Yoo, It’s Madness: The Politics of Mental Health in Colonial Korea (Michael Robinson)