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Call for Papers: Asian Extremes: Climate, Meteorology and Disaster in History

SUBMISSION DEADLINE | 17 OCTOBER 2017 The weather plays an often underestimated, yet vitally important role in human history. Climate has been considered an explanation for almost every aspect of society and culture, from causing disease to determining racial characteristics historically. … Continue reading

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Job Opening: History of Asia, University of Macau

Institution:  Universty of Macau Location:  Macau Position:  Associate / Assistant Professor in History of Asia / East-West Interactions / Public History The University of Macau (UMacau) is the flagship public university in Macao, which gives it a unique advantage when … Continue reading

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Fellowship: Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship: InterAsian Contexts and Connections & Global Summer Semester Residency at the University of Göttingen Applications due September 27, 2017 The Social Science Research Council is pleased to invite preliminary applications for its expanded … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Zen and Material Culture

Zen and Material Culture Edited by Pamela D. Winfield and Steven Heine Oxford University Press, 2017 https://global.oup.com/academic/product/zen-and-material-culture-9780190469306?lang=en&cc=us The stereotype of Zen Buddhism as a minimalistic or even immaterial meditative tradition persists in the Euro-American cultural imagination. This volume calls attention … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Nation, Gender and History: Asian Cinemas in Perspective

Nation, Gender and History: Asian Cinemas in Perspective International conference  Vilnius University, Centre of Oriental Studies, 7-9 September 2017 Asian Arts Centre and The Centre of Oriental Studies of Vilnius University (Lithuania) invite scholars, film professionals and enthusiasts to Nation, Gender and … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Queering the Transpacific: Asian American, American and Asian Queer Studies

In an era of neo-nationalism and the waning of Pax Americana, Asia ascends and transpacific tensions rise,evident in both Obama’s Pivot to Asia and Trump’s America First policies.  A post-national Asian/American studies is thinking more robustly about transpacific relations that pay more … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Right Thoughts at the Last Moment: Buddhism and Deathbed Practices in Early Medieval Japan

Jacqueline I. Stone University of Hawai`i Press 616pp. November 2016 Cloth – Price: $68.00ISBN: 978-0-8248-5643-4 http://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/p-9704-9780824856434.aspx Description Buddhists across Asia have often aspired to die with a clear and focused mind, as the historical Buddha himself is said to have done. This book … Continue reading

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