From Cartographic Anxieties in Mongolia: The Bogd Khan’s Picture-Map Uranchimeg Tsultemin. Bhavacakra, the Buddhist Wheel of Life. Thangka painting, Central Tibet, late nineteenth century. Source: Theos Bernard-Eleanor Murray collection, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.
Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review volume 6, number 1 is now available and features the following articles.
- Introduction to “Cartographic Anxieties” by Franck Bille
- Fishers and Territorial Anxieties in China and Vietnam: Narratives of the South China Sea Beyond the Frame of the Nation by Edyta Roszko
- The Da Ming Hunyi: Repurposing a Ming Map in Sino-African Diplomancy by Alexander Akin
- Cartographic Anxieties in Mongolia: The Bogd Khan’s Picture-Map by Uranchimeg Tsultemin
- On China’s Cartographic Embrace: A View from Its Northern Rim by Franck Bille
- A Spectacle of Maps: Cartographic Hopes and Anxieties in the Pamirs by Martin Saxer
This double-issue of China Review International: A Journal of Reviews of Scholarly Literature in Chinese Studies includes two features and more than 10 reviews:
Sashimi and History: On a New Translation of Du Fu (reviewing Stephen Owen, editor and translator; Paul Kroll and Ding Xiang Warner, editors, The Poetry of Du Fu) by Nicholas Morrow Williams
Superior Chinese Proficiency and Global Debate (reviewing Dana Scott Bourgerie, Rachel Yu Liu, and Lin Qi; Tony Brown and Jennifer Bown, consulting editors, Mastering Chinese through Global Debate) by Song Jiang
From “Guozhuang Trading Houses and Tibetan Middlemen in Dartsedo, the ‘Shanghai of Tibet'” in this issue. Photograph of Chu-nyi Barpa achak khapa (Ch. Qiujia guozhuang) taken by Sun Mingjing, 1944.
Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review volume 5, number 2 is now available and features the following articles.
Frontier Tibet: Trade and Boundaries of Authority in Kham
- Introduction to “Frontier Tibet: Trade and Boundaries of Authority in Kham” by Stephane Gros
- “To Control Tibet, First Pacify Kham”: Trade Routes and “Official Routes” (Guandao) in Easternmost Kham by Partrick Booz
- Construction Work and Wages at the Dergé Printing House in the Eighteenth Century by Remi Chaix
- Guozhuang Trading Houses and Tibetan Middlemen in Dartsedo, the “Shanghai of Tibet” by Yudru Tsomu
- Victorianizing Guangxu: Arresting Flows, Minting Coins, and
Exerting Authority in Early Twentieth-Century Kham by Scott Relyea
- Tricks of the Trade: Debt and Imposed Sovereignty in Southernmost Kham in the Nineteenth to Twentieth Centuries by Stephane Gros
- Memory Politics at Work in a Gyalrong Revolt in the Early Twentieth Century by Jinba Tenzin
- Afterword: Why Kham? Why Borderlands? Coordinating New
Research Programs for Asia by C. Patterson Giersch
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
Distributed for Jōsai International Center for the Promotion of Art and Science, Jōsai University
SPECIAL JOURNAL ISSUE IN HONOR OF KYOKO SELDEN
The Review of Japanese Culture and Society, volume 27 is a special issue to honor the memory and contributions of Kyoko Selden.
Flute Boy, watercolor by Kyoko Selden.
From the family’s personal collection.
This special issue edited by Alisa Freedman includes many of Kyoko Selden’s finest translations, including some not previously published. They reveal the range and depth of Kyoko’s interests and knowledge. Her interpretations of modern literature, of writings about the atomic bomb, and of fiction and poetry by women writers, are well known—but her translations of the fourteenth-century Taiheiki: The Chronicle of Great Peace and the Tokugawa era Hinin Taiheiki: The Paupers’ Chronicle of Peace, published for the first time in this issue, reveal her sure grasp of the classical canon as well. The power of Kyoko’s translation work, her ability to bring a new text into being, and the subtle creativity of her expression, are hallmarks of her achievements.
1 In Remembrance of Kyoko Selden
Mizuta Noriko, 1
2 Remembering Kyoko Selden
Brett de Bary, 3
3 Introduction to the Special Issue in Honor of Kyoko Selden
Alisa Freedman, 6