Journal of World History, vol. 26, no. 4 (2015)

Journal of World History volume 26 number 4 is a special issue edited by Gareth Curless, Stacey Hynd, Temilola Alanamu, and Katherine Roscoe. Titled “The British World as World History: Networks in Imperial and Global History,” this dedicated issue features imperial historians inspired by the “cultural turn” and the rise of global history. Instead of accounts that focus on a metropolitan center and a colonial periphery, scholars now advocate

a decentered approach to the study of empire, which emphasizes the importance of paying close attention to the multiple networks of capital, goods, information, and people that existed within and between empires. While these networked treatments of empire have added much to our understanding of imperialism, the articles in this special issue argue that historians must remain sensitive to the specifics of the imperial experience, the limits of imperialism’s global reach, and the way in which imperialism could lead to new forms of exclusion and inequality.

Articles in the special issue include:

  • The Establishment of the Tongwen Guan and the Fragile Sin-British Peace of the 1860s, by Melissa Mouat
  • “Home Allies”: Female Networks, Tensions, and Conflicted Loyalties in India and Van Diemen’s Land, 1826-1849, by Felicity Berry
  • Settler Historicism and Anticolonial Rebuttal in the British World, 1880-1920, by Andam Behm
  • The “Truth” about Kenya: Connection and Contestation in the 1956 Kamiti Controversy, by Katherine Bruce-Lockhart
  • “Tropical Allsorts”: The Transnational Flavor of British Development Policies in Africa, by Charlotte Lynia Riley
  • Functions and Failures of Transnational Activism: Discourses of Children’s Resistance and Repression in Global Anti-Apartheid Networks, by Emily Bridger
  • Book reviews

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Journal of World History, vol. 26, no. 3 (2015)

The Journal of World History volume 26 number 3 features the following works by world history scholars:

  • Female Rule in the Indian Ocean World (1300–1900), by Stefan Amirell
  • Scaling the Local: Canada’s Rideau Canal and Shifting World Heritage Norms, by Aurélie Elisa Gfeller and Jaci Eisenberg
  • How Shall We Live?: Chinese Communal Experiments after the Great War in Global Context, by Shakhar Rahav
  • Anthony Sherley’s Spanish Writings and the Global Early Modern, by Jesús López-Peláez Casellas
  • Cholera, Colonialism, and Pilgrimage: Exploring Global/Local Exchange in the Central Egyptian Delta, by Stephanie Anne Boyle
  • Locating Africans on the World Stage: A Problem in World History, by Patrick Manning
  • Book Reviews

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Cross-Currents, vol. 5, no. 1 (2016)

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Tiles from the proposed version of reformed mahjong mentioned in “The Game People Played” by Maggie Greene in this issue. From the right, tiles include government types, classes of citizens, countries, continents, oceans, and technology.

Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review volume 5, number 1 is now available and features the following articles:

  • The Game People Played: Mahjong in Modern Chinese Society and Culture by Maggie Greene
  • The Afterlives of An Chunggŭn in Republican China: From Sinocentric Appropriation to a Rupture in Nationalism by Inhye Han
  • Against the Nihilism of Suffering and Death: Richard E.K. Kim and His Works by Jooyeon Rhee
  • Street Theater and Subject Formation in Wartime China: Toward a New Form of Public Art by Xiaobing Tang
  • Domesticating Hybridity: Straits Chinese Cultural Heritage Projects in Malaysia and Singapore by Karen M. Teoh
  • A Russian Radical and East Asia in the Early Twentieth Century: Sudzilovsky, China, and Japan by Vladimir Tikhonov (Pak Noja)
  • Imagining Urban Community: Contested Geographies and Parallax Urban Dreams on Cheju Island, South Korea by Tommy Tran

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Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture, vol. 9 (2016)


From Kim Jung Soo’s paintings in this issue of Azalea.

Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture volume 9 features the following writings, poetry, and artwork:


Editor’s Note

Writer in Focus: Song Sokze

Sora Kim-Russell, Jenny Wang Medina, Jae Won Chung
Translator’s Roundtable with Song Sokze

Song Sokze
A Real Piece of Work
Tale of Cho Tong-gwan
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Journal of Korean Religions, vol. 7, no. 1 (2016)

Journal of Korean Religions vol. 7, no. 1 features the following articles by scholars:

Research Articles

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AAA, vol. 66, no. 1 (2016)

FIG. 2. Thousand-armed Avalokiteśvara, Mogao Cave 14, south wall, Tang dynasty, mid-9th–early 10th century. Dunhuang, China, mural painting. From Liang Weiying, Dunhuang shiku yishu: Mogao ku di shisi ku (wan Tang) (Nanjing: Jiangsu meishu chubanshe, 1996), pl. 94. By permission of the Dunhuang Research Academy.

Thousand-armed Avalokiteśvara, Mogao Cave 14, mid-9th–early 10th century. Dunhuang, China. From The Thousand-armed Manjusri at Dunhuang and Paired Images in Buddhist Visual Culture in this issue. By permission of the Dunhuang Research Academy.

Archives of Asian Art, volume 66, number 1 features the following essays and works:

The Expanse of Archaeological Remains at Nalanda: A Study Using Remote Sensing and GIS
M. B. Rajani

The Literati, the Eunuch, and a Memorial: The Nelson-Atkins’s Red Cliff Handscroll Revisited
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Journal of World History, vol. 26, no. 2 (2015)

The Journal of World History volume 26 number 2 features the following articles by world history scholars:

  • Nutritional Standards of Living in England and the Yangtze Delta (Jiangnan), circa 1644-circa 1840: Clarifying Data for Reciprocal Comparisons, by Kent Deng and Patrick O’Brien
  • The Soviet Union, the United States, and Industrial Agriculture, by Aaron Hale-Dorrell
  • Collective Learning: A Potential Unifying Theme of Human History, by David Baker
  • On the Precipice of Ruin: Consumption, Sumptuary Laws, and Decadence in Early Modern Portuguese India, by Nandini Chaturvendula
  • Book Reviews

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