TOC, ASIANetwork Exchange: A Journal for Asian Studies in the Liberal Arts 26.1 (2019)

The summer issue 2019 of ASIANetwork Exchange is published and free access to the journal is through the link:

Contemplative Teaching and Learning: Opportunities for Asian Studies/ Judith Simmer-Brown

Challenging Hegemony, Building Bridges: Pedagogical Tools to Meidate Campus Polarization/ Bidisha Biswas

Medieval Khmer Society: The Life and Times of Jayavarman VII (ca. 1120-1218)/ Paul Nietupski

Looking for Amicus (Ceylon's Illustrated Weekly) 1909

If anyone knows of surviving copies of Amicus (described as "Ceylon's Illustrated Weekly") including September 1909 issues, or the bound Amicus Annual for 1909, I would be extremely grateful to hear from you. The BL in London has a few issues from 1912 onwards (listed in Worldcat), the National Museum Library in Colombo doesn't have it.

Brian Bocking

Emeritus Professor of the Study of Religions

University College Cork, Ireland

Call for Papers - 5th Biennial Graduate Conference on South Asian Religions, University of Toronto

The Department for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto is pleased to announce its Fifth Biennial Graduate Conference on South Asian Religions, to be held October 3rd and 4th, 2019. The GCSAR is an inherently interdisciplinary conference, facilitating critical and scholastically rigorous conversations across historical periods, geographies, methodologies, and subject matter.

Dissertation Planning Grants for Sri Lanka

The American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies (AISLS) announces the continuation of its annual competition for dissertation planning grants.  Applicants must be graduate students enrolled at a US university.  AISLS dissertation planning grants enable graduate students in the humanities and social sciences who intend to do dissertation research in Sri Lanka to make a six to eight week pre-dissertation visit to investigate the feasibility of their topic, to sharpen their research design, or to make other practical arrangements for future research.  The grant is especially int

Fellowships for Research in Sri Lanka

The American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies (AISLS) announces the continuation of its fellowship program.  AISLS fellowships support two to six months of research in Sri Lanka by scholars who already hold a PhD or the equivalent at the time they begin their fellowship tenure.  Projects may be broken up into two or more visits, but only one return airfare will be provided.  Proposals in all fields in the social sciences and humanities are eligible.   Projects in other areas (e.g.


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