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Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture, vol. 11 (2018)

Lim Ok-sang’s Landscape II, 1976, Ink and oil on rice paper, 64 × 128 cm, featured in this issue of Azalea.

Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture volume 11 opens with the following note from editor Young-Jun Lee:

The Korean peninsula is now in the midst of a series of remarkable and dramatic changes. People the world over are surprised, curious, and relieved, especially those who feared imminent war on the peninsula. In addition, the first female president of Korea is now in prison, and her predecessor was also arrested and soon will be tried. The current president, who has a very high approval rating, used the Winter Olympics as a stage for international diplomacy and led North Korea to the bargaining table. We do not know if Kim Jong Un will give up nuclear weapons, or if Trump will sign a peace treaty or pledge economic cooperation, but it is no exaggeration to say that these changes are seismic.

With the news that North Korea was developing nuclear weapons and conducting missile tests, and that evacuation drills were taking place in Japan and Hawaii, people with relatives in Korea would call them, worried about their safety. There was also contrasting news. Some foreign media were surprised to hear that nothing appeared to be happening in Seoul, and its inhabitants were going about their daily lives despite the threat of imminent war. In turbulent times, art enables us to grasp these apparent contradictions and complexities. Art can give us insight into the minds of Koreans who are experiencing and responding to events as they happen. This volume of Azalea presents outstanding work that illuminates the Korean spirit under conditions both ordinary and extraordinary.

Writer in Focus: Cheon Myeong-Gwan

Excerpt from Whale
Cheon Myeong-gwan, Jae Won Chung

Twenty
Cheon Myeong-gwan, Jamie Chang

Excerpt from My Uncle Bruce Lee
Cheon Myeong-gwan, Susanna Lim

Pink
Cheon Myeong-gwan, Jamie Chang

A Conversation with Cheon Myeong-gwan
Jamie Chang

Fiction

A Journal from the Alpha-Omega Kosiwon
Park Min-gyu, Kyung Hyun Kim, Sue Heun Kim

Roadkill
Yun Ko Eun, Lizzie Buehler

Sister Thief
Bae Suah, Janet Hong

Forever a Narrator
Kim Ae-ran, Eungee Sung

Poetry

Poems by Kim Joong-Il, Lee Young-ju, Han Kang, Lee Jangwook, Ha Jaeyoun, and An Heeyeon.

Another Perspective

Raising the Profile of Korean Literature Overseas
Seong-Kon Kim

Special Feature: Yi T’aeujun

Introduction to Yi T’aejun’s Travels in China
Jun Youb Lee

Excerpt from Travels in China: A Great New China
Yi T’aejun, Jun Youb Lee

Images

Images and Image Index


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Azalea promotes Korean literature among English-language readers. Azalea introduces to the world new writers as well as promising translators, providing the academic community of Korean studies with well-translated texts for college courses. Writers from around the world also share their experience of Korean literature or culture with wider audiences.

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Oceanic Linguistics, vol. 57, no. 1 (2018)

Present-day Languages of Pentecost Island, from “A Follow-up Analysis of Listener (Mis)comprehension across Language Varieties in Pentecost, Vanuatu” by Cindy Schneider and Charlotte Gooskens in this issue of Oceanic Linguistics. Image Source: Andrew Gray, 2016.

The summer issue of Oceanic Linguistics includes the following works:

ARTICLES

  • The Genetic Status of Lamalamic: Phonological and Morphological Evidence by Jean-Christophe Verstraete
  • Plural-Marking Strategies in Äiwoo by Åshild Næss
  • Directional Systems in Philippine Languages by Maria Kristina S. Gallego
  • Sex Differentiable Terms in Languages of Flores Island: A Comparative Review by Gregory Forth
  • Counting by Tens: Specific Counting in Southeast Solomonic Languages by Deborah Hill and Paul Unger
  • A Follow-up Analysis of Listener (Mis)comprehension across Language Varieties in Pentecost, Vanuatu by Cindy Schneider and Charlotte Gooskens
  • The Plural Word hire in Alorese: Contact-Induced Change from Neighboring Alor-Pantar Languages by Francesca R. Moro
  • Lexical Tone in Metnyo Ambel by Laura Arnold
  • The “Mystery Aspirates” in Philippine Languages by Robert Blust

In Memoriam

  • In Memoriam: Jean-Claude Rivierre, 1938–2018 by Claire Moyse-Faurie

Plus book reviews.


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Oceanic Linguistics is the only journal devoted exclusively to the study of the indigenous languages of the Oceanic area and parts of Southeast Asia.

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All submissions and editorial inquiries should be addressed to John Lynch, Editor, at oceanic@hawaii.edu.

Asian Perspectives, vol. 57, no. 1 (2018)

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Philosophy East and West, vol. 68, no. 2 (April 2018)

Philosophy East and West vol. 68, no. 2 includes the following scholarly works:

Articles

Life without Belief: A Madhyamaka Defense of the Livability of Pyrrhonism
by Robin Brons

Creatio ex nihilo and Ancient Chinese Philosophy: A Revisiting of Robert Neville’s Thesis
by Yonghua Ge

Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Johanan Alemanno, al-Ghazālī’s The Niche
of Lights
by Scott Michael Girdner

Promising Across Lives to Save Non-Existent Beings: Identity, Rebirth, and the Bodhisattva’s Vow
by Stephen E. Harris

Kumārila and Knows-Knows
by Daniel Immerman

Nishida Kitarō’s Philosophy of Absolute Nothingness (Zettaimu no tetsugaku) and Modern Theoretical Physics
by Agnieszka Kozyra

Sounding out Différance: Derrida, Saussure, and Bhartr. hari
by Charles Li

Tradition and Modernity in Liang Shuming’s Eastern and Western Cultures and Their Philosophies
by Philippe Major

Artistic Production and the Making of the Artist: Applying Nishida Kitarō to Discussions of Authorship
by Kyle Peters

An Approach to Comparative Phenomenology: Nishida’s Place of Nothingness and Merleau-Ponty’s Negativity
by Maria Carmen López Sáenz

Transmitting the Sage’s “Heart” (II): Instructing Absolute Practice—The Perfection of the Perfect Teaching in Mou Zongsan’s Reconstruction of the Confucian Daotong
by Rafael Suter

The Commentary Tradition on Suhrawardī
by L. W. Cornelis van Lit

Incommensurability and Comparative Philosophy
by Xinli Wang

Plus commentary and discussion, a featured review, print book reviews, books received, and online book reviews.


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Promoting academic literacy on non-Western traditions of philosophy, Philosophy East and West has for over half a century published the highest-quality scholarship that locates these cultures in their relationship to Anglo-American philosophy.

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Single issue sales and annual subscriptions for both individuals and institutions available here.

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The journal welcomes specialized articles in Asian philosophy and articles that seek to illuminate, in a comparative manner, the distinctive characteristics of the various philosophical traditions in the East and West. See the submission guidelines here.

Oceanic Linguistics, vol. 56, no. 2 (2017)

Earlier this year, we unveiled a new cover for Oceanic Linguistics in the first issue of volume 56. The second issue of each year has the same design with an alternate color scheme.

The new covers of Oceanic Linguistics.

In addition to the new look, the December issue includes the following works:

ARTICLES

  • Definiteness and Referentiality in Rapa Nui: The Interplay of Determiners and Demonstratives by Paulus Kieviet
  • Dynamism and Change in the Possessive Classifier System of Iaai by Anne-Laure Dotte
  • Toward Paradigm Uniformity: A Longitudinal Study in Alamblak by Les Bruce
  • Evidence of Contact between Binanderean and Oceanic Languages by Joel Bradshaw
  • Epenthetic and Contrastive Glottal Stops in Amarasi by Owen Edwards
  • The Western Malayo-Polynesian Problem by Alexander D. Smith

Squib

  • Regular Metathesis in Batanic (Northern Philippines)? by Robert Blust

Plus book reviews.

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Journal of World History, vol. 28, no. 2 (2017)

The March issue of  Journal of World History volume 28 number 2 features the following articles and a special forum by world history scholars:

Articles

  • Why Do Only Some Places Have History? Japan, the West, and the Geography of the Past
    By Julia Adeney Thomas
  • Cross-Cultural Friendship and Legal Pluralities in the Early Pacific Salt-Pork Trade
    By Alecia Pru Simmonds
  • We are Not Pirates: Portugal, China, and the Pirates of Coloane (Macao), 1910
    By Robert J. Antony

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Hawaiian Journal of History, Vol. 51 (2017)


This year marks the 125th anniversary of the Hawaiian Historical Society, and in recognition of this anniversary, the society has printed its logo on the cover of its annual volume of The Hawaiian Journal of History. The logo was redesigned in 1977 and, according to an introduction by Shari Y. Tamashiro:

The two islands represent the Hawaiian Islands, the double-hulled sailing canoe represents the culture of the Native Hawaiians who found and settled the islands, and the three-masted sailing ship represents the cultures of the non-Hawaiians who followed.

The society publishes books in both English and Hawaiian, and HJH is a leading peer-reviewed journal that focuses on the history of Native Hawaiians and all other cultures in Hawai‘i during both pre- and post-contact times.

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