TOC: HJAS 81/1&2: Special Issue on Slavery in Early Modern East, Inner, and Southeast Asia

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Asian History / Studies, Early Modern History and Period Studies, Slavery, Women's & Gender History / Studies, World History / Studies

We are pleased to announce that the latest issue of the Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies has been published. It is a Special Issue on Slavery in Early Modern East, Inner, and Southeast Asia, with 10 original research articles, an introduction and afterword by leading scholars of slavery in East Asia, and additional supporting materials (art, maps, documentation and translations of primary sources).


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Melissa J. Brown, Managing Editor, HJAS,


HJAS (Vol. 81, Nos. 1&2) Contents

Special Issue: Slavery in Early Modern East, Inner, and Southeast Asia

Introduction: The Widespread Invisibility of Slavery in Early Modern Asia

Lúcio de Sousa

The Slaves of Widow Tsieko: Chinese Slaveholders in the Dutch Empire

Adam Clulow and Siyen Fei 

Domestic Law and Slavery in Late Imperial China: Glimpses from Lineage Registers

Claude Chevaleyre 

Japan’s Invasion of Chosŏn Korea and Abduction of Koreans

Nam-lin Hur 

Slavery and Genre in The Plum in the Golden Vase

Tina Lu 

Slave Donations to Buddhist Parishes in Qing Mongolia

Sam H. Bass

Resilience of Korean Slavery: Tyrannical Owners, Resourceful Slaves, and the Equivocal State

Sun Joo Kim 

Self-Enslavement as Resistance to the State? Siamese Early Modern Laws on Slavery

Eugénie Mérieau

The Commensurability of Slavery in Macau and South China

Stuart M. McManus

Temporarily for Your Majesty: Debates on Abolishing Courtesan Slavery in Chosŏn Korea

Hyun Suk Park

Remember Girl Zero: Asia-Pacific Patriliny and Female Slavery

Kristin Roebuck 

Afterword: That Dynamic Spectrum

Johanna S. Ransmeier




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