Chinese language publication: Research paradigms in Chinese studies

Hello all,

I recently was asked to present some thoughts on the directions of English-language China research. A cleaned up version of the talk has just been published in the Shandong University journal Hanji yu Hanxue (汉籍与汉学).

Anyone interested can find the published paper here:海外汉学与中国研究范式的历史阶段

Best wishes,


TOC: New Edited Book titled "The Bangladesh Environmental Humanities Reader: Environmental Justice, Development Victimhood and Resistance "

The Bangladesh Environmental Humanities Reader: Environmental Justice, Development Victimhood and Resistance analyzes Bangladesh's human-nature/environment relationships in terms of development victimhood, environmental injustices, and the resistance of the marginalized. It demonstrates how the popular GDP-based economic growth model helps governments undertake 'development' projects, threatening the environment and livelihood of the poor while benefitting the affluent.

Re: New Book: Tiger, Tyrant, Bandit, Businessman (By Brian DeMare, Stanford, 2022)

Congratulations to Brian DeMare on the release of Tiger, Tyrant, Bandit, Businessman!

I had an early read of the manuscript, and it is indeed very classroom friendly. Since each chapter is a freestanding story, it is also very easy to assign to students.

Hopefully, Stanford will be coming out with a paperback and/or electronic version sooner rather than later.

Member book, Bashir, A New Vision for Islamic Pasts and Futures

Dear Colleagues,

It is my pleasure to let you know that the following  book has been published: A New Vision for Islamic Pasts and Futures (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2022, ISBN: 978-0-262-37191-9). This is an Open Access, digital-only publication. The book's custom-designed interface is a part of the work's argument and allows multiple modes of navigating the contents. The book is accessible for free at

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