Keeping track of new publications
As a long time H-Asia subscriber, I am deeply grateful to the platform and those who make it work.
Lately I have been thinking about ways that H-Asia could do more to promote new work. Perhaps we are now a more modest group, but it seems that new publication announcements are becoming more rare, especially for journal articles. That’s a shame because these announcements really help us to keep current in new work, especially articles published places that we might not see (e.g., non-Asian studies journals).
I would love to see more people using this space to promote their work.
Beyond announcements, I wonder if H-Asia might consider some sort of user updatable database. It shouldn’t be terribly difficult to set up a wiki-style page where users could enter publication data with a few searchable keywords. Or possibly an archived monthly digest?
We really need a way to keep track of the vastly expanding body of new work. Who better than H-Asia?
Thomas David DuBois
Professor of Humanities, Beijing Normal University
Fresh from the oven!
Branding and retail strategy in the condensed milk trade: Borden and Nestlé in East Asia, 1870–1929, Business History
Fieldwork in Modern Chinese History: A Research Guide, eds. Kiely and DuBois (Routledge 2019)