Welcome to H-Asia, a member of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences Online. The primary purpose of H-ASIA is to enable historians and other Asia scholars to easily communicate current research and teaching interests; to discuss new articles, books, papers, approaches, methods and tools of analysis; to test new ideas and share comments and tips on teaching. H-Asia is especially committed to discussing region wide, comparative and professional issues important to scholars of Asia.

 

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Position, Doctoral fellowship in History of Science, Max Planck Institute and Freie Universität in Berlin

For full details, see https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=53094

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Department I) is looking to employ a

Doctoral Candidate

to start as soon as possible (salary: 50% TVöD E13) for a period of three years.

Author: 
Mitra Sharafi
Reviewer: 
Amrita Shodhan

Shodhan on Sharafi, 'Law and Identity in Colonial South Asia: Parsi Legal Culture, 1772-1947'


Mitra Sharafi. Law and Identity in Colonial South Asia: Parsi Legal Culture, 1772-1947. Studies in Legal History Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. Illustrations. 368 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-04797-6.

Reviewed by Amrita Shodhan (Independent Scholar)
Published on H-Asia (June, 2016)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Parsi Legal Culture: A Detailed Ethnography of a Distinctive Tradition

Reasons to fill out your H-Net profile

At H-Asia we'd like you to add information to your H-Net profile. Here are some reasons:

1. Tell the world your academic interests and achievements! (Well, not “the world,” really – the profiles are only visible to other H-Net subscribers, so really you are simply identifying yourself to other specialists – academic visibility without public notoriety!)

2. List your dissertation in progress. List your publications. Link to your publications. Link to your external websites. See point one.

Seeking Kacchi Language Expertise for NSF Grant Application

Scholars at the Western Indian Ocean Studies Program at Florida International University (Miami, FL USA) are interested in collaborating on an NSF Endangered Languages application to preserve and study the Kacchī language. Output will include a Kacchī font as well the first Kacchī-to-English dictionary. We are interested in a linguist to join the team and/or to review the linguistic section of the application. If you are interested, and for more information, please email Prof.

AHP 43: AMDO TIBETAN LANGUAGE: An Introduction to Normative Oral Amdo by by Dpal ldan bkra shis

The Editors of Asian Highlands Perspectives are pleased to announce publication/free download of

AHP 43: AMDO TIBETAN LANGUAGE: An Introduction to Normative Oral Amdo by by Dpal ldan bkra shis.

An at-cost hardback version may be purchased at http://goo.gl/IGRBnn

A free pdf may be downloaded at 

http://goo.gl/5YPcK6

https://goo.gl/wl4SeG

Positions, Asia Research Institute Job Opportunities 2017/18, National University of Singapore

For full details, see https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=53091

All positions are intended for outstanding active researchers from around the world, to work on an important piece of Asia-related research in the social sciences and humanities.

H-Net Reviews Posted to the Web 20 Jun 2016 - 27 Jun 2016 (Asia-related)

Your network editor has reposted this from H-Announce. The byline reflects the original authorship.

The following Asia-related reviews were posted to the H-Net web site between 20 Jun 2016 and 27 Jun 2016.

Reviewed for H-Diplo by Chieko Nakajima
   Kowal, Deborah.  _China-US Partnership to Prevent Spina Bifida: The Evolution of a Landmark Epidemiological Study, The_. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2015.  256 pp.  $69.95, ISBN 978-0-8265-2026-5.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Mitra Sharafi
Reviewer: 
Amrita Shodhan

Shodhan on Sharafi, 'Law and Identity in Colonial South Asia: Parsi Legal Culture, 1772-1947'


Mitra Sharafi. Law and Identity in Colonial South Asia: Parsi Legal Culture, 1772-1947. Studies in Legal History Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. Illustrations. 368 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-04797-6.

Reviewed by Amrita Shodhan (Independent Scholar)
Published on H-Asia (June, 2016)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Parsi Legal Culture: A Detailed Ethnography of a Distinctive Tradition

Author: 
Catherine Pickett
Reviewer: 
Lakshmi Subramaniam

Subramaniam on Pickett, 'Bibliography of the East India Company: Contemporary Printed Sources, 1786-1858'


Catherine Pickett. Bibliography of the East India Company: Contemporary Printed Sources, 1786-1858. Corpus of British Medieval Library Catalogues Series. London: British Library Publishing, 2015. 400 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7123-5778-4.

Reviewed by Lakshmi Subramaniam (Centre for Studies in Social Sciences)
Published on H-Asia (June, 2016)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
Jiang Wu
Reviewer: 
Stefania Travagnin

Travagnin on Wu, 'Leaving for the Rising Sun: Chinese Zen Master Yinyuan and the Authenticity Crisis in Early Modern East Asia'


Jiang Wu. Leaving for the Rising Sun: Chinese Zen Master Yinyuan and the Authenticity Crisis in Early Modern East Asia. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. xiv + 355 pp. $36.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-939313-8.

Reviewed by Stefania Travagnin (University of Groningen)
Published on H-Asia (May, 2016)
Commissioned by Douglas Slaymaker

Recent Threads

Position, Doctoral fellowship in History of Science, Max Planck Institute and Freie Universität in Berlin

For full details, see https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=53094

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Department I) is looking to employ a

Doctoral Candidate

to start as soon as possible (salary: 50% TVöD E13) for a period of three years.

Reasons to fill out your H-Net profile

At H-Asia we'd like you to add information to your H-Net profile. Here are some reasons:

1. Tell the world your academic interests and achievements! (Well, not “the world,” really – the profiles are only visible to other H-Net subscribers, so really you are simply identifying yourself to other specialists – academic visibility without public notoriety!)

2. List your dissertation in progress. List your publications. Link to your publications. Link to your external websites. See point one.

Seeking Kacchi Language Expertise for NSF Grant Application

Scholars at the Western Indian Ocean Studies Program at Florida International University (Miami, FL USA) are interested in collaborating on an NSF Endangered Languages application to preserve and study the Kacchī language. Output will include a Kacchī font as well the first Kacchī-to-English dictionary. We are interested in a linguist to join the team and/or to review the linguistic section of the application. If you are interested, and for more information, please email Prof.