ToC, The Journal of Burma Studies, volume 20, issue 1, now available online

The Table of Contents for The Journal of Burma Studies Volume 20 Number 1 (June 2016) is below. The Journal is now available online through university libraries that subscribe to Project MUSE (most North American universities do). NUS Press publishes this Journal on behalf of the Center for Burma Studies at Northern Illinois University. 

NEW BOOK: A History of the World in Sixteen Shipwrecks

Stewart Gordon,  South Asia Center, University of Michigan

It is with pleasure that I announce the publication of “A History of the World in Sixteen Shipwrecks” by University Press of New England in their ForeEdge series (ISBN: 978-1-61168-540-4).  The introduction, table of contents and two chapters are available at my website

A Woman’s Plea For Freedom and the Creole Chinese Public in Pax Neerlandica Java

World Legal History Blog

This blog post looks at a nineteenth-century primary source in Chinese from Batavia (present-day Jakarta) in the Netherlands Indies. The legal document which can be seen here recorded the pleas and ruling by the Chinese Council of Batavia in 1874. In the 1870s, the Chinese population in Batavia comprised slightly more than 20% of population of the Dutch colonial capital city.



Children and youth comprise an increasing segment of people on the move. According to UNICEF (2012), approximately 33 million international migrants, or 16% of the total migrant population, are under the age of 20. Among these, middle and late adolescents (15-19 yrs.) represent the largest group of young migrants in 2012.

LECTURE> Prof. Ashley Thompson, "Double Realities: The Complex Lives of Ancient Khmer Statuary"

Inaugural lecture by Prof. Ashley Thompson, "Double Realities: The Complex Lives of Ancient Khmer Statuary", 5 May, 18:30, at SOAS, Univ of London


Introduction: Professor Nora Taylor
Vote of Thanks: Professor Penny Edwards

Society for Queer Asian Studies (SQAS) Meeting at AAS


The Society for Queer Asian Studies (SQAS) will hold our first official business meeting at AAS on Saturday, April 2 at 1 pm in Room 304 in the convention center. That same evening we will hold our first Queer Cocktail Hour from 9 to 11 pm at the Regatta Bar & Grille on the 2nd floor of the Crowne Plaza, a couple blocks from the Sheraton. All are welcome at both events.

Call for Manuscripts on Southeast Asian Diasporas in the Americas (Forthcoming Book Series, Brill)

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Call for Publications
Subject Fields: 
Asian American History / Studies, Immigration & Migration History / Studies, Latin American and Caribbean History

In Memoriam: F.K. Lehman (F. K. L. U Chit Hlaing), 1924-2016

Professor F.K. Lehman (F. K. L. U Chit Hlaing), renowned anthropologist and Asia scholar, wide-ranging expert on Burma and its peoples, passed away several days ago. He was professor emeritus at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Professor Lehman is being widely remembered and there are surely obituaries to come. A memorial website was set up at the Center for Burma Studies which he helped found, at Northern Illinois University. It can be found via, or directly here:   

Freeman-ASIA Scholarship for Study Abroad


The Institute of International Education (IIE) is now accepting applications for summer 2016 Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA).

The student deadline for summer 2016 is March 1, and the adviser deadline is March 8. To access the application, and to learn more about eligibility, timelines, and scholarship requirements, please visit our website:


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