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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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Job Opening: Asia Program Research Associate, Committee to Protect Journalists

Via JETWit mailing list. Employer: Committee to Protect Journalists Location: New York, New York POSTED JANUARY 27, 2017 Education: Bachelor’s degree Background About CPJ Founded in 1981, the Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent, non-profit organization defending journalists worldwide … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: The Tsarist/Soviet empires and the history of modernity in Asia

Call for Papers September 12, 2017 to September 14, 2017 Location:  Germany The conference seeks to examine entanglements between Tsarist/Soviet and Asian modernities since the late 19th century. In Eurasia, Russia’s rise to great power status anticipated Japan’s (or later, … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: New York Conference on Asian Studies, NYCAS 2017

New York Conference on Asian Studies, NYCAS 2017 September 22-23, 2017 Hobart and William Smith Colleges Theme: Consuming Asia The Hobart and William Smith Colleges will host the 53rd annual meeting of the New York Conference on Asian Studies (NYCAS) on September 22-23, 2017. … Continue reading

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