Philosophy East and West, vol. 66, no. 4 (2016)

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
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Journal of World History, vol. 27, no. 3 (2016)

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

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Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers, 78

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.
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Korean Studies, vol. 40 (2016)

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
Kim Uchang

Confucianism and Civilization: Tasan Chŏng Yagyong’s Views of Japan, the Ryūkyūs, and Tsushima
Don Baker

Funeral Capitalism: Commodification and Digital Marketing of Funeral Services in Contemporary Korea
Gil-Soo Han

Pak Tonji and the Vagaries of Government Service in Koryŏ and Chosŏn, 1360–1412
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Archives of Asian Art, vol. 66, no. 2 (2016)

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.

Archives of Asian Art, volume 66, number 2 features the the following essays and works:

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

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Acclaimed Poet Ko Un Reading at Library of Congress with Mānoa journal

Ko Un

Poet Ko Un

The Library of Congress International Literature Series presents a Sept. 19 reading and discussion with accomplished Korean poet Ko Un, who was featured in the recent Mānoa issue, The Colors of Dawn: Twentieth Century Korean Poetry. Ko Un, frequently mentioned as a contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature, will be joined by Mānoa editor Frank Stewart and one of the volume translators, Brother Anthony.

The Library of Congress event is free and open to the public and is presented in partnership with the Literature Translation Institute of Korea (LTI). Learn more about the event the Library of Congress website.

The following day, Sept. 20, George Washington University will also host a bilingual reading with Ko Un and Brother Anthony.  More information, including an event schedule, can be found at the reading’s event page.

About Ko Un

Ko Un is one of Korea’s most prolific and popular poets. He has published 155 books, of which about 70 are poetry books. More than 50 volumes of his work have been translated into over 30 languages. Winner of some 20 prestigious literary awards, he is frequently mentioned as a contender for a Nobel Literature prize.

About The Colors of Dawn:

The Colors of DawnThroughout the twentieth century, few countries in Asia suffered more from foreign occupation, civil war, and international military conflict than Korea. The Colors of Dawn brings together the moving and powerful voices of over forty Korean poets from these turbulent years. In the midst of internal and external conflicts, Korea’s poets―threatened by the authorities with torture, imprisonment, and death―found ways to express their fierce desire for freedom and self-governance. Order a copy of The Colors of Dawn.

Asian Theatre Journal, vol. 33, no. 2 (2016)

The yueju production of The Good Person of Jiangnan presents the Haipai culture style, with its elaborate costumes and magnificent sets and props. (Photo: Zhejiang Xiao Baihua Yueju Company)

The fall 2016 edition of the Asian Theatre Journal includes the following works:


Celebration of Life for James R. Brandon by Elizabeth Wichmann-Walczak

Asep Sunandar Sunarya: Dalang of Wayang Golek Sunda (1955–2014) by Arthur S. Nalan


Timizi nu in (The Bond of Water in Hands): An Early Modern Ryūkyūan Kumi Odori, as Staged by the National Theatre Okinawa by James Rhys Edwards and Nakazato Masao Continue reading