From Radical Graphics: Martin Luther King, Jr., B. R. Ambedkar, and Comics Auto/Biography in this issue. Figure 6. From page 48 of Bhimayana: Experiences of Untouchability, by Srividya Natarajan and S. Anand; Art by Durgabai Vyam and Subhash Vyam. © Copyright 2011 and reproduced by permission of the authors.
From Radical Graphics: Martin Luther King, Jr., B. R. Ambedkar, and Comics Auto/Biography in this issue. Figure 2. From page 58 of King: A Comics Biography, by Ho Che Anderson. © Copyright 2010, and reproduced by courtesy of Fantagraphics.
In the midst of the memoir boom of the late twentieth century, a sub-genre
in a wholly new medium made its presence felt: the graphic memoir and auto/biography. Using Ho Che Anderson’s King (1993–2002, published in a single edition in 2010) about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and S. Anand and Srividya Natarajan’s Bhimayana (2011, with art by Durgabai Vyam and Subhash Vyam), about the Indian social reformer, maker of the Indian Constitution, and leader of the so-called “untouchables” (“lower-castes” in the Hindu social order, now called “Dalits”), Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar, I will argue that graphic auto/biography offers a new mode in which to talk about social issues like racism and caste-based oppression.
The latest issue of this annual journal devoted to Buddhism and Christianity and their historical and contemporary interrelationships feature the following peer-reviewed works:
- In the Company of Friends: Womanist Readings of Buddhist Poems
by Melanie L. Harris
- Freedom on My Mind: Buddhist-Womanist Dialogue
by Keri Day
- Practice in Buddhist-Womanist Thought
by Carolyn M. Jones Medine
- Womanist Approaches to the Therīgathā and the Therīgathā’s Influence on Womanism
by Linda E. Thomas
- Wombu: An Intellectual Exercise in Womanist and Buddhist Reading
by Tracey Elaine Hucks
This quarter’s journal of comparative Eastern and Western philosophies includes the following scholarly works:
Special Feature: Li Zehou on Michael Sandel
On Li Zehou’s Philosophy: An Introduction by Three Translators
by Paul J. D’Ambrosio, Robert A. Carleo III, and Andrew Lambert
A Response to Michael Sandel and Other Matters
by Li Zehou, translated by Paul J. D’Ambrosio and Robert A. Carleo III Continue reading
From the Stefan Hübner article, “Images of the Sporting “Civilizing Mission”: The Far Eastern Championship Games (1913–1934) and Visions of Modernization in English-Language Philippine Newspapers” in this issue. Le Petit Journal’s cartoon “En Chine” was published on 16 January 1898 shortly after China accepted Germany’s lease of Jiaozhou Bay.
The March Journal of World History volume 27 number 3 special issue “Preaching the Civilizing Mission and Modern Cultural Encounters” features the following articles by world history scholars:
- Sartorial Settlement: The Mission Field and Transformation in Colonial Natal, 1850–1897
by T.J. Tallie
- Civilization and Russification in Tsarist Central Asia, 1860–1917
by Ulrich Hofmeister
- Singing the Civilizing Mission in the Land of Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms: The Fisk Jubilee Singers in Nineteenth-Century Germany
by Kira Thurman
- From Transformation to Negotiation: A Female Mission in a “City of Schools”
by Julia Hauser
- Images of the Sporting “Civilizing Mission”: The Far Eastern Championship Games (1913–1934) and Visions of Modernizing in English-Language Philippine Newspapers
by Stefan Hübner
- “Not Far from the Kingdom of God”: Shamanism and Colonial Control in Russia’s Eastern Borderlands, 1853–1917
by Jesse D. Murray
- Book Reviews
From “Scale and Its Histories” by Chris Lukinbeal in this issue. Landscape with Saint Jerome, by Joachim Patinir.
The Yearbook presents a diverse collection of articles this year, including the following scholarly works, plus book reviews, field notes and others.
This issue of Korean Studies contains the following works or scholarship.
Globality and Universality: Toward a New Horizon Beyond East and West: Observations on Moral Pragmatics, Its Rhetoric and Domain
Confucianism and Civilization: Tasan Chŏng Yagyong’s Views of Japan, the Ryūkyūs, and Tsushima
Funeral Capitalism: Commodification and Digital Marketing of Funeral Services in Contemporary Korea
Pak Tonji and the Vagaries of Government Service in Koryŏ and Chosŏn, 1360–1412
Kenneth R. Robinson Continue reading
From this issue: Sekino Jun’ichirō, Fukuroi: Annual Growth Rings / Fukuroi: nenrin, from New Fifty-Three Stations of the Tōkaidō / Shin Tōkaidō gojūsan tsugi, no. 28, 1960. Woodblock print. Palmer Museum of Art of Pennsylvania State University, Gift of Bruce and Marilyn Shobaken, UC.
Chinese Glass Paintings in Bangkok Monasteries
Jessica Lee Patterson, 153
The Pagoda in Kherlen-Bars: New Understandings of Khitan-Period Toweing Pagodas
Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt, 187