China Review International, vol. 22, no. 1 (2015)

This issue of China Review International: A Journal of Reviews of Scholarly Literature in Chinese Studies includes two features and more than 15 reviews:

FEATUREs

China’s Palace Women through the Dynasties (Reviewing Keith McMahon, Women Shall Not Rule: Imperial Wives and Concubines in China from Han to Liao; Keith McMahon, Celestial Women: Imperial Wives and Concubines in China from Song to Qing) Reviewed by Paul S. Ropp

Chinese Metaphysics: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking (Reviewing Chenyang Li and Franklin Perkins, editors, Chinese Metaphysics and Its Problems) Reviewed by Joseph E. Harroff

REVIEWS

Shehong Chen, Daughter of Good Fortune: A Twentieth-Century Chinese Peasant Memoir, reviewed by Guo Chao

Enze Han, Contestation and Adaption: The Politics of National Identity in China, reviewed by Elizabeth Van Wie Davis

Agnieszka Joniak-Lüthi, The Han: China’s Diverse Majority, reviewed by Yu Luo Continue reading

Early Release Articles: Philosophy East and West, April 2017

University of Hawai’i Press is proud to present the early release of the following articles from Philosophy East and West: A Quarterly of Comparative Philosophy through a partnership with Project MUSE.

EARLY RELEASE ARTICLES

Browse all abstracts and HTML versions of Philosophy East and West early release articles online here.

Please note: Early release manuscripts have gone through a rigorous peer-review process and will appear in a future issue of the journal. However, articles have not yet been through the full production process and therefore appear in their original manuscript form, which may contain errors. These articles will be removed from the early release page once they are published as part of an issue.

Stay tuned for more early release articles from UH Press journals in 2017.

Oceanic Linguistics on set of sci-fi film, Arrival

The 2016 science-fiction film Arrival features Dr. Louise Banks, who is called upon to communicate with aliens after they arrive on Earth. The linguistics professor, played by Amy Adams, is shown in this publicity still in her office full of linguistics books and journals, including Oceanic Linguistics!

Publicity still from Arrival via Language Log.

According to “The making of a cinematic linguist’s office” on Language Log, the books in Dr. Banks’ office were borrowed from the film’s linguist consultants at McGill University, including Jessica Coon, Morgan Sonderegger, and Lisa deMena Travis (who published in Oceanic Linguistics Vol. 39 Issue 1).

Though set designers were less interested in titles than blue and beige colored covers, it’s great to see Oceanic Linguistics on the big screen. The current cover design (left) was launched in the journal’s fifth volume in the Summer of 1966, with a cover stock update (right) in 2009.

This year, Oceanic Linguistics will unveil a new cover for this longstanding linguistics journal that continues to grow with its field. Stay tuned for the new cover and an interview with editor John Lynch.

Learn more about Oceanic Linguistics here.

HJH author expands on Kalaupapa history at 4/13 event

Lawrence Judd and his wife Eva at Kalaupapa, circa 1949. Courtesy of the National Park Service, Kalaupapa National Historic Park, Kalaupapa Historical Society Collection, published in Hawaiian Journal of History Vol. 50.

The Hawaiian Historical Society invites members and friends to a presentation that features Fred E. Woods, Ph.D., author of “A Vow Remembered: Lawrence M. Judd and His Pledge to Kalaupapa,” published in The Hawaiian Journal of History, volume 50.  The lecture is free and open to the public.

The presentation is titled, “Reflections of Kalaupapa” and will expand upon Dr. Wood’s Journal article to include insights and information from his two most recently published books: Kalaupapa: The Mormon Experience in an Exiled Community (2017) and Reflections of Kalaupapa (2017).  Both books will be available for puchase at the meeting.

Dr. Woods will provide reflections of Kalaupapa by patients, employees, volunteers, visitors, and his own observations based on scores of oral history interviews, primary sources, and personal experience.

The annual membership meeting and program takes place on April 13, 2017, at the Kapiʻolani Community College, Hale ʻŌhiʻa. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. and the evening begins with a screening of the 2011 documentary film, “Soul of Kalaupapa” at 6:00 p.m. Learn more here.

Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society – Volume 10: 1 (2017)

Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society has published four new articles now available online for volume 10, number 1 (2017).

The Historical Phonology of Kriang, A Katuic Language by Ryan Gehrmann

A Description and Linguistic Analysis of the Tai Khuen Writing System by R. Wyn Owen

Discourse Functions of Zero Pronouns in Tai Dam by Itsarate Dolphen

Phonological Sketch of Helong, an Austronesian Language of Timor by Misriani Balle

JSEALS is an open access publication. All journal content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-NoDerivatives 4.0 International license. Sponsor: Southeast Asian Linguistics Society

Pacific Science, vol. 71, no. 2 (2017)

Adult specimens of Eriocheir ogasawaraensis, endemic to the Ogasawara Islands, collected in March, 2004, in Chichi-jima, Ogasawara, Japan, in dorsal view: female, 82 mm in carapace width (upper), male, 81 mm in carapace width (lower). Kobayashi and Satake in this issue compare the morphology of this endemic crab to that of its ontinental congener, the Japanese mitten crab, Eriocheir japonica, finding differences in sexual dimorphism. Photo: Satoshi Kobayashi.

This quarterly issue of Pacific Science explores new research about Pacific crabs, fish, plankton, birds, grass, frogs, and eels.

The opening article examines fish in the aftermath of the 2011 Tohoku 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. From the abstract:

Thirteen commonly consumed types of fish caught in the North Pacific and locally available in Hawai‘i were analyzed using gamma spectroscopy to measure Fukushima-derived and historic 134Cs and 137Cs isotopes. All fish samples had detectable 137Cs above 95% confidence intervals. Three out of the thirteen samples had 134Cs, an isotope indicative of Fukushima releases, detected above 95% confidence intervals. The highest 134Cs and 137Cs concentration in the examined species was in ‘ahi tuna, carrying 0.10 ± 0.04 Bq/ kg and 0.62 ± 0.05 Bq/ kg, respectively. Other samples with 134Cs activities found above their 2-sigma uncertainty were albacore tuna and swordfish. Historic and Fukushima-derived contributions were evaluated, and in several samples the Fukushima-derived radiocesium dominated the total radiocesium inventory with up to 61% contribution. All activities were below derived intervention limits of 1,200 Bq/ kg, and the doses to humans from consuming the fish attributable to radiocesium were 0.02 – 0.2 μ Sv, in comparison to 6 – 20 μ Sv contributed by the natural 40K present in the same fish.

Scholarly articles in this issue:

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Most Downloaded Journal Articles 2016

In 2016, our online journals content hosted by Project MUSE attracted visitors from nearly 2,300 institutions in 77 countries. The full-text of 500+ articles were downloaded nearly 100,000 times, with full issues downloaded 300,000 times. Here we share with you the top downloaded article for each of our titles in 2016.

Many of our journals have decades of history and it’s great to see archival content still relevant to readers today. China Review International’s most downloaded article is 20 years old, whereas The Contemporary Pacific and Philosophy East & West attracted the most downloads with 2016 content.

Enjoy these articles on MUSE and stay tuned for highlights from individual journals. You may sign up for TOC alerts for any of our journals here.

Asian Perspectives
The Journal of Archaeology for Asia and the Pacific
Vol. 51, No. 2 (2002)
Material Practice and the Metamorphosis of a Sign: Early Buddhist Stupas and the Origin of Mahayana Buddhism” by Lars Fogelin

Asian Theatre Journal
Official Journal of the Association for Asian Performance

Vol. 22, No. 1 (Spring 2005)
NEE ENGEY: WHERE ARE YOU?” Media Review by Kathy Foley

Azalea
Journal of Korean Literature and Culture

Vol. 2 (2008)
Lingering Impressions of a Mountain Village—A Few Paragraphs from a Journal of Travels to Sŏngch’ŏn” by Yi Sang, translated by John Frankl

Biography
An Interdisciplinary Quarterly
Vol. 25, No. 2 (2002)
Biography Theory and Method:
 The Case of Samuel Johnson” by Carl Rollyson

Buddhist-Christian Studies
Official Journal of the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies

Vol.  32 (2012)
Womanist” by Alice Walker Continue reading