Biography Vol. 38 No. 4 (2015)

Martin Edmond, from the article “something else is going on, an interaction, an exchange”: Martin Edmond’s Lives.” © Copyright and used by permission of the photographer, Matt Bialostocki.

In this new issue, Ingrid Horrocks’ essay “something else is going on, an interaction, an exchange: Martin Edmond’s Lives,”

analyzes New Zealand-born essayist and biographer Martin Edmond’s evolving biographical practice, and argues that it is revealing because it both maintains the centrality of the first person singular so common to life writing, and works to stretch to its limits the very idea of what it is to be a person.

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Asian Perspectives, vol. 54, no. 2 (2015)

Fig. 10. The curious depiction of the “steamship”: 1) square block amidships; 2) line linking the foreward section of the boat to the bow; 3) thick horizontal line at the stern; 4) cabin; 5–7) cabin sections. Photograph by Noel Hidalgo Tan. "The Curious Case of the Steamship on the Mekong" The depiction of the steamship in Tham Phum, a sacred cave with a long religious tradition and connections with the royal court in Luang Prabang, suggests the painting had some sort of commemorative function. We speculate that it may have been painted to memorialize the sinking of La Grandière in 1910 or the Trentinian in 1928.

Photo by Noel Hidalgo Tan
The “steamship” as mentioned in The Curious Case of the Steamship on the Mekong in this issue. The article speculates that the depiction of the steamship in Tham Phum, a sacred cave with a long religious tradition, might have been painted to memorialize the sinking of La Grandière in 1910 or the Trentinian in 1928.

This issue of Asian Perspectives features the following scholarly works:


Landscape Evolution and Human Settlement Patterns on Ofu Island, Manu’s Group, American Samoa
Seth Quintus, Jeffery T. Clark, Stephanie S. Day, and Donald P. Schwert

Obscuring the Line between the Living and the Dead: Mortuary Activities inside the Grave Chambers of the Eastern Han Dynasty,
Zhou Ligang

The Curious Case of the Steamship on the Mekong
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U.S.–Japan Women’s Journal, no. 49 (2016)

Distributed for Jōsai International Center for the Promotion of Art and Science, Jōsai University

The U.S.-Japan Women’s Journal number 49 features the following scholarly works:

  • Will Japan “Lean In” to Gender Equality?
    Liv Coleman, 3
  • From the Margins of Meiji Society: Space and Gender in Higuchi Ichiyō’s “Troubled Waters”
    Mayumi Manabe, 26
  • Topographies of Intimacy: Sex and Shibuya in Hasegawa Junko’s Prisoner of Solitude
    David Holloway, 51
  • Historical Allegories in Ogawa Yōko’s 2006 Mīna no kōshin
    Eve Zimmerman, 68

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Pacific Science Call for Papers

By U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service – Pacific Region
‘I’iwi on native mint in the Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge.

Special Issue: Scaling up Restoration Efforts in the Pacific Regions

Pacific Science , a journal dedicated to biological and physical sciences, is calling for submissions to a special issue focusing on identifying challenges and solutions in the process of scaling up restoration efforts in the Pacific Islands. Continue reading

AAA, vol. 65, no. 1&2 (2015: Double Issue)

Lang Jingshan (China, 1892–1995), Yiye bianzhou du wanjiang (One small boat crosses a thousand rivers), 1963. LACDA.
From The Allegorical Landscape: Lang Jingshan’s Photography in Context by Mia Yinxing Liu as seen in this issue.

Archives of Asian Art, volume 65, number 1&2 features the the following essays and works:

The Allegorical Landscape: Lang Jingshan’s Photography in Context
Mia Yinxing Liu, 1

The Pulled Back View: The Illustrated Life of Ippen and the Visibility of Karma in Medieval Japan
Chelsea Foxwell, 25 Continue reading

Philosophy East and West, vol. 66, no. 2 (2016)

This quarter’s journal of comparative philosophy includes the following scholarly works:

Kaśmir to Prussia, Round Trip: Monistic Śaivism and Hegel by J. M. Fritzman, Sarah Ann Lowenstein, and Meredith Margaret Nelson

The Confucian Vision of an Ideal Society Arising out of Moral Emotions, with a Focus on the Sishu daquan by Choi Young-jin and Lee Haeng-hoon Continue reading