Biography Vol. 42 No. 3 (2019)

Figure 3 from “Call My Name: Using Biographical Storytelling to Reconceptualize the History of African Americans at Clemson University” by Rhondda Robinson Thomas: Inventory of Slaves, Fort Hill Farm Deed, 15 May 1854, Thomas Green Clemson Papers, Special Collections and Archives, Clemson University Libraries, box 1, folder 25.

ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:

Introduction to Biographic Mediation: On the Uses of Personal Disclosure in Bureaucracy and Politics
Ebony Coletu, guest editor

Biographic Mediation and the Formerly Incarcerated: How Dissembling and Disclosure Counter the Extended Consequences of Criminal Convictions
Michelle Jones

A Complaint Biography
Sara Ahmed

Lives on the Line: An Interview with Aly Wane
Aly Wane interviewed by Ebony Coletu

The Securitate File as a Record of Psuchegraphy
Cristina Plamadeala

“Has someone taken your passport?”: Everyday Surveillance of the Migrant Laborer as Trafficked Subject
Annie Isabel Fukushima

Guidelines for Squatting: Concerned Citizens of North Camden, 1978–1990
Mercy Romero

Frames of Witness: The Kavanaugh Hearings, Survivor Testimony, and #MeToo
Leigh Gilmore

Call My Name: Using Biographical Storytelling to Reconceptualize the History of African Americans at Clemson University
Rhondda Robinson Thomas

Mirror Memoirs: Amita Swadhin on Survivor Storytelling and the Mediation of Rape Culture
Amita Swadhin interviewed by Ebony Coletu

The Consumption of Adoption and Adoptees in American Middlebrow Culture
Kimberly McKee

(Un)Reasonable, (Un)Necessary, and (In)Appropriate: Biographic Mediation of Neurodivergence in Academic Accommodations
Aimée Morrison

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Biography:
An Interdisciplinary Quarterly
Vol. 42 No. 3
2019

Hawaiian Journal of History Vol. 53 (2019)

Figure 1 from the article Remembering the Committee of Safety: Identifying the Citizenship, Descent and Occupations of the Men Who Overthrew the Monarchy by Ralph Thomas Kam and Jeffrey K. Lyons: A collage of the Committee of Safety January 1893. Henry E. Cooper, Chairman, (center) Clockwise, starting with the picture directly above the top of the diamond around Cooper: Henry Waterhouse, Lorrin A. Thurston, Ed Suhr, F.W. McChesney, John Emmeluth, Wm. R. Castle, Wm. O. Smith, J.A. McCandless, C. Bolte, W.C. Wilder, Andrew Brown and Theodore F. Lansing. Courtesy Hawaiʻi Archives [PP-28-7-003]

Articles:

The Case of Leslie Satoru Nakashima and His Breaking News Dispatch
Crystal Uchino

Remembering the Committee of Safety: Identifying the Citizenship, Descent and Occupations of the Men Who Overthrew the Monarchy
Ralph Thomas Kam and Jeffrey K. Lyons

The Establishment of Kilauea Military Camp: The Early Years 1898–1921
Jadelyn J. Moniz Nakamura and Geoffrey Mowrer

An Extraordinary Troop: The Boy Scouts Program at Kalaupapa
Fred E. Woods and Anita Manning

“Doing Our Duty”: Dancing, Dating, and the Limits of Tolerance in Wartime Hawaiʻi
Lori Pierce

Notes and Queries: 

“Ea Mai Hawaiʻinuiākea”: Marking the Global Diplomatic Presence of the Nineteenth-century Hawaiian Kingdom
Ronald Williams, Jr.

An Inquiry Into Kawaiahaʻo Seminary’s “Melting Pot” Photograph Published in The National Geographic Magazine in 1924
Tomiko Conner

The Kamehameha III Statue in Thomas Square
John Clark

Father Damien’s First Photograph at Kalaupapa Reveal Its Secrets
Ruben Boon and Patrik Jaspers

Book Reviews:

Hawaiian By Birth: Missionary Children, Bicultural Identity, and U.S. Colonialism in the Pacific
Reviewed by Lori Pierce

Light in the Queen’s Garden: Ida May Pope, Pioneer for Hawaiʻi’s Daughters, 1862–1914
Reviewed by Derek Taira

Return to Kahiki: Native Hawaiians in Oceania
Reviewed by Lorenz Gonschor

Kalaupapa Place Names: Waikolu to Nihoa
Reviewed by Christine Thomas

Sharks upon the Land: Colonialism, Indigenous Health, and Culture in Hawai’i, 1778–1855
Reviewed by Juliet Nebolon

Hawaiiana in 2018: A Bibliography of Titles of Historical Interest
Jodie Mattos

 

About the Journal

Published annually since 1967, the Journal presents original articles on the history of Hawai‘i, Polynesia, and the Pacific area as well as book reviews and an annual bibliography of publications related to Island history. The Hawaiian Historical 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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2019

Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Vol. 81 (2019)

Figure 4 from Paul F. Starr's "Plus ça change: Vignettes of Landscape Change" this issue—A wonderfully enhanced postcard captures leaky flumes in winter along the Truckee River. Geographer Matt Fockler wrote a 2007 ground-breaking master’s thesis at the University of Nevada on distribution systems attached to the Truckee River of California and Nevada (an origin at Lake Tahoe that concludes at Pyramid Lake). Lurid colors aside, waters provide recreation for summer boaters and a drinking water supply for hundreds of thousands of residents in Reno-Sparks. (Collection of the author, n.d.)
Figure 4 from Paul F. Starr’s “Plus ça change: Vignettes of Landscape Change” this issue—A wonderfully enhanced postcard captures leaky flumes in winter along the Truckee River. Geographer Matt Fockler wrote a 2007 ground-breaking master’s thesis at the University of Nevada on distribution systems attached to the Truckee River of California and Nevada (an origin at Lake Tahoe that concludes at Pyramid Lake). Lurid colors aside, waters provide recreation for summer boaters and a drinking water supply for hundreds of thousands of residents in Reno-Sparks. (Collection of the author, n.d.)

This year’s Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers includes the following scholarly works:

ARTICLES

Plus ça change: Vignettes of Landscape Change
by Paul F. Starrs

Because Rivers Are Life
by Sean J. Pries

Encounters with Confluences
by Ray Sumner

The Drought Is Over—Now What?
by Martin McCarthy, Suzanne Dallman

Achieving Water Sustainability through Coordination among Stakeholders: Vertical and Horizontal Governance Interactions in Arizona’s Central Highlands
by Deborah O. Ayodele-Olajire, Bob Bolin

A Spatial Analysis of Officer-Involved Shootings in Los Angeles
by Debbie Ma, Steven Graves, Jonathan Alvarado

A Comparison of Water Indices and Binary Thresholding Techniques for Water Surface Delineation for St. Croix Watershed Area
by Sanchayeeta Adhikari

Station-Based Climate Model Evaluation Comparison for Joshua Tree National Park, California, and Tucson, Arizona, with New Surface Air Temperature Data
by Ryan Heintzman

The Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers
Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Vol. 81 (2019)

Journal of World History, Vol 30, No. 4 (2019)

This issue of the Journal of World History includes the following scholarly articles:

Economic Conquest of the Pacific: Revisiting the Tacna-Arica Plebiscite of 1925–1926
By Robert Niebuhr

This article surveys the Tacna-Arica plebiscite period (1925–1926) by taking into consideration the regional history alongside increasingly important global trends. While the contest between Peru and Chile highlights the battle between primordial versus constructed nationalism, it also places contested notions of nationalism alongside a growing spirit of internationalism. Woodrow Wilson’s proclamations at the end of World War I, especially his focus on self-determination and justice, directly inspired leaders in Bolivia, Chile, and Peru to seek a finalization of the Tacna-Arica dispute. Despite the hope that Wilsonian principals would win the day, traditional concepts such as economics and power proved victorious, which underscored the fragility of humanitarian rights and justice between the world wars. This investigation into how global trends influenced Tacna-Arica are placed alongside contemporary comparisons of plebiscites held in Europe between the world wars.

Igniting Change in Colonial Indonesia: Soemarsono’s Contestation of Colonial Hegemony in a Global Context
By Arnout H. C. Van Der Meer

In 1913, Javanese public prosecutor Soemarsono clashed with his colonial superior by refusing him traditional deference, donning European clothes, and actively engaging in nationalist associations. These actions culminated in an overhaul of the appearance of Dutch hegemony and a widespread emancipatory social change in colonial Indonesia. This history is best appreciated from a world historical perspective that includes both long-term historical processes that shaped Soemarsono’s world, such as the Indianization of Indonesia, the spread of Islam, and Western colonialism, as well as contemporary global developments, such as the rise of Japan, the Chinese revolution, Islamic Modernism, and the appeal of democratic principles. Soemarsono’s awareness of these global perspectives enabled him to successfully ignite change in colonial Indonesia. His story provides an approach that allows historians to emphasize how individual agents make history in a world historical context.

Playing Politics with the Youth: Aga Khan III’s Use of Colonial Education and the Ismaili Girl Guide Movement in British Colonial Tanganyika, 1920–1940
By Alia Paroo

This article assesses how Ismaili Muslim leaders in British colonial Tanganyika utilized Guiding and Victorian schooling philosophies in an attempt to negotiate for advancement within the colonial structure. Aga Khan III understood the role that followers were expected to play in the “Great Game” of imperialism and attempted to use cooperation to broker for increased opportunities within the system of subjugation. This article sets out to analyze then how the Aga Khan and his representative leaders in British colonial Tanganyika used youth programs to operate within these liminal spaces, in turn revealing the ongoing negotiations that took place between colonizer and the colonized.

Bombs in Beijing and Delhi: The Global Spread of Bomb-Making Technology and the Revolutionary Terrorism in Modern China and India
By Yin Cao

In early 1910, Chinese revolutionaries attempted to assassinate the regent of the Qing Empire by planting a bomb near his residence in Beijing. Two years later, an explosive of a similar type was used by Indian revolutionaries in their attempted assassination of the viceroy of the British Raj in Delhi. Investigating these two seemingly unconnected events demonstrates that radical political activists in both China and India acquired their explosive-making skills from diasporic Russian revolutionaries in Japan and France respectively after the failure of the 1905 Russian Revolution. Although both assassination attempts failed and have largely been marginalized in the national narratives in both countries, the transnational connections between Chinese and Indian revolutionaries in their pursuit of learning the portable dynamite technology overseas sheds light on how modern Chinese and Indian history can be analyzed in a single framework. Staging Chinese and Indian revolutionary terrorism in the context of the cross-boundary circulation of dissident ideologies and technologies in the early twentieth century reexamines marginalized aspects of China’s 1911 Revolution and the Indian Nationalist Revolution that can be written as connected transnational history.

Putting Words in the Emperor’s Mouth: A Genealogy of Colonial Potential in the Study of Qing Chinese Diaspora
By Nicholas McGee

The Qing emperor Qianlong’s supposed response to the 1740 massacre of roughly 8,000 Chinese civilians in Dutch Batavia represents perhaps the most famous quotation by any Chinese emperor concerning the diaspora. Tracing a genealogy of the quote, this article contends that it was in fact invented and deployed by eighteenth and nineteenth century British authors in service of a discourse that framed Chinese migrants as ideal potential colonial recruits and the Qing state as secretly desiring their recruitment. Only in the twentieth century was it taken up by Chinese authors, who mourned the Qing’s failure to capitalize on this colonial potential in their efforts to construct a diaspora-centered national identity. Legacies of this translingual discourse endure, especially in the narrative that the Qing state forbade its subjects from going overseas, and disowned those who did so, until forced to allow Chinese indentured labor recruitment following the Second Opium War (1856–1860).

Plus book reviews.

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Journal of World History, Vol. 30, No. 4 (2019)

Journal of Korean Religions Vol. 10, No. 2 (2019)

A Comparative Study of Sudden and Gradual in Sŏn 禪 and the New Testament
by Bernard Senécal S.J.

Chinul’s Empty and Quiescent Spiritual Knowing (kongjŏk yŏngji 空寂靈知) and Ignatius of Loyola’s Indifference and Discernment of Spirits
by Yon-dahm Kwon

The Re-emergence of Chosŏn Buddhism in the 17th Century: A Question of Institutional Development and Legitimation
by Sung-Eun T. Kim

Kyŏnghŏ Sŏngu and the Existential Dimensions of Modern Korean Buddhism
by Jin Y. Park

The Real Face of Korean Buddhism under Japanese Colonial Rule
by Kue-jin Song

Four Pillars and Four Diviners: Fate, Fluidity, and Invention in Horoscopic Saju Divination in Contemporary South Korea
by David J. Kim

Religious and Philosophical Traditions of Korea by Kevin N. Cawley (review)
by David W. Kim

The Journal of Korean Religions is the only English-language academic journal dedicated to the study of Korean religions. The publication aims to stimulate interest in and research on Korean religions across a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Launched in 2010 by the Institute for the Study of Religion at Sogang University in Korea, the journal is peer-reviewed and published twice yearly, in April and October.

Journal of Korean Religions Vol. 10, No. 2 (2019)

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Romaniello returns to the Journal of World History

The University of Hawai‘i Press welcomes Matthew P. Romaniello back to the Journal of World History. Romaniello, a Russian and world historian at Weber State University, was first appointed as associate editor by founding editor Jerry Bentley in 2011. Following Bentley’s retirement, Romaniello produced volumes 23 through 25 and served as the Center for World History director.

Romaniello now takes over the helm from editor-in-chief Fabio López Lázaro. Professor López Lázaro, from the University of Hawai‘i, edited the journal from 2014 to 2019 along with co-editors Kerry Ward from Rice University and Cátia Antunes from Leiden University. Michele Louro from Salem State University served as managing editor and Wensheng Wang from the University of Hawai‘i as Book Reviews Coordinating Editor.

The Journal of World History, which recently celebrated its 30th anniversary, has long been the leading research journal in the field of world history, often featuring approaches to economic and world systems. Looking ahead, Romaniello sees the opportunity for the Journal of World History to further include the scholarship of other comparative and transnational subfields of history, including medical, environmental, and social and gender history.

Prior to Weber, Romaniello spent eleven years at the University of Hawai‘i, where he was promoted to full professor. He has published two monographs,  Enterprising Empires: Russia and Britain in Eighteenth-Century Eurasia (Cambridge University Press, 2019) and The Elusive Empire: Kazan and the Creation of Russia, 1552-1671 (University of Wisconsin Press, 2012), and is currently finishing a monograph on a study of health and illness in the Russian Empire, examining state regulation of colonial bodies. He is also the co-editor of four volumes of collected essays, with two more currently in production, and twenty articles on a variety of topics, but particularly in commodities history and material culture, the history of medicine and knowledge exchanges, and colonialism. In addition to his previous work with the Journal of World History, Romaniello has served as editor at Sibirica: Interdisciplinary Journal of Siberia Studies


The Journal of World History publishes research into historical questions requiring the investigation of evidence on a global, comparative, cross-cultural, or transnational scale. It is devoted to the study of phenomena that transcend the boundaries of single states, regions, or cultures, such as large-scale population movements, long-distance trade, cross-cultural technology transfers, and the transnational spread of ideas. Individual subscription is by membership in the World History Association.

Matthew P. Romaniello, editor of the Journal of World History
Matthew P. Romaniello, editor of the Journal of World History
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Asian Perspectives Vol. 58, No. 2 (2019)

From Yang Qian's "Conflict and Identity: The Ritual of Wall Construction in Early China," this issue of Asian Perspectives. Fig. 1: Character for yi on front of oracle bone No. 7854 (Heji 1978:1192, photo used by permission from Zhonghua Book Company).
From Yang Qian’s “Conflict and Identity: The Ritual of Wall Construction in Early China,” this issue of Asian Perspectives. Fig. 1: Character for yi on front of oracle bone No. 7854 (Heji 1978:1192, photo used by permission from Zhonghua Book Company).

Asian Perspectives: The Journal of Archaeology for Asia and the Pacific is the leading peer-reviewed archaeological journal devoted to the prehistory of Asia and the Pacific region. The new issue features the following scholarly articles:

Articles

A Bioarchaeological Study of Trauma at Late Iron Age to Protohistoric Non Ban Jak, Northeast Thailand
by Lucille T. Pedersen, Kate M. Domett, Nigel J. Chang, Siân E. Halcrow, Hallie R. Buckley, Charles F. W. Higham, Dougald J. W. O’reilly, Louise Shewan

Austronesian Expansions and the Role of Mainland New Guinea: A New Perspective
by Glenn R. Summerhayes

Ritual, Landscapes of Exchange, and the Domestication of Canarium: A Seram Case Study
by Roy Ellen

Conflict and Identity: The Ritual of Wall Construction in Early China
by Yang Qian

Last-Millennium Settlement on Yadua Island, Fiji: Insights into Conflict and Climate Change
by Piérick C. M. Martin, Patrick D. Nunn, Niko Tokainavatu, Frank Thomas, Javier Leon, Neil Tindale

Household Ethnoarchaeology and Social Action in a Megalith-Building Society in West Sumba, Indonesia
by Ron L. Adams

On Craft Production and the Settlement Pattern of the Jinsha Site Cluster on the Chengdu Plain
by Kuei-chen Lin

Book Reviews

World Heritage Craze in China: Universal Discourse, National Culture, and Local Memory by Haiming Yan (review)
by Magnus Fiskesjö

Archaeology and Buddhism in South Asia by Himanshu Prabha Ray (review)
by Lars Fogelin

Yungang: Art, History, Archaeology, Liturgy by Joy Lidu Yi (review)
by Denise Patry Leidy

Khao Sam Kaeo: An Early Port-City between the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea ed. by Bérénice Bellina (review)
by Michèle H. S. Demandt

Women in Ancient China by Bret Hinsch (review)
by Sheri A. Lullo

Asian Perspectives 58-2
Asian Perspectives Vol. 58, No. 2 (2019)

Buddhist-Christian Studies Vol. 39

From “The Souls of Animals in Christianity and Mahāyāna Buddhism” by Junhyoung Michael Shin: Fig. 8 Giotto, St. Francis preaching to Birds, 1297-99, Upper Church, San Francesco, Assisi.

From the Editors’ Introduction:

This issue continues to open up new questions in Buddhist-Christian Studies from a variety of approaches. We have included papers from the panels from our 2017 Society of Buddhist-Christian Studies’ panels held concurrently with the American Academy of Religion annual meeting on “Uses and Misuses of Anger in Buddhism and Christianity”  and “What Buddhism and Christians Can Learn from Muslims,”  as well as papers that were presented at other conferences such as the World Parliament of Religions held in Toronto in November 2018, and a symposium organized by Denison University in February 2019 on “Confronting Mara and Mammon: Buddhist-Christian Dialogue for Resistance and Spirituality.”  The themes of human suffering, resiliency, and resistance to structural forms of oppression run through all of these sections, as our authors seek new models for sustaining us in these challenging global times.

Articles from this Volume:

Stopping At Hell’s Gate
by Carolyn M. Jones Medine

The Wrathful Guru: Exploring the Vajrayana Understanding of Anger
by Lama Rod Owens

Anger Makes Us Ugly: Reflections from Pāli Buddhism
by Carol S. Anderson

The Wind Blows Gently and Fiercely: A Pentecostal Perspective on Love and Anger
by Joel D. Daniels

Holy Anger, Holy Wrath: The Role of Anger and the Emotions in Early Christian Spirituality and the Mahāyāna Buddhist Tradition
by Tomas Cattoi

Tending the Fire of Anger: A Feminist Defense of a Much Maligned Emotion
by Alice A. Keefe

Radicalization and Bold Mercy: Christian Theological Learning in Dialogue with the 2014 Open Letter
by John N. Sheveland

A Buddhist-Christian-Muslim Reflection on the Concepts of Mercy, Surrender, and Union
by Bahar Davary

The Small Engage the Powerful: An American Buddhist–Liberation Theology–Quaker Trialogue
by Sallie B. King

Resilience and Interdependence: Christian and Buddhist Views of Social Responsibility Following Natural Disasters
by Beverley Foulks McGuire

…plus 10 more articles, a News and Views section, and 6 Book Reviews.

About the Journal

Buddhist-Christian Studies is a scholarly journal published annually by University of Hawai‘i Press. It presents research papers, book reviews, and news items on Buddhism and Christianity, their interrelation, and comparative study based on historical materials and contemporary experience.

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Philosophy East and West vol. 69, no. 3

The new issue of Philosophy East and West features a special section, “Politics, Nature, and Society — The Actuality of North African Philosopher Ibn Khaldūn,” guest edited by Tamara Albertini, as well as a book discussion on Vrinda Dalmiya’s Caring to Know: Comparative Care Ethics, Feminist Epistemology, and the Mahābhārata, along with other articles and reviews.



Ibn Khaldūn: A Philosopher for Times of Crisis
Tamara Albertini

Political Power, the Maghreb Space, and the “Arab Spring”: A Reading through Ibn Khaldūn’s Looking Glass
Ridha Chennoufi

Beyond the Fourth Generation: Constituting a Muslim State in the Thought of Ibn Khaldūn and Khayr al-Dīn al-Tūnisī
Jeremy Kleidosty

The (Re-)Introduction of Ibn Khaldūn to Spain: A Journey Passing through Ortega y Gasset’s Work
Cynthia Scheopner

Ibn Khaldūn’s Notion of ‘Umrān: An Alternative Unit of Analysis for Contemporary Politics?
M. Akif Kayapınar

The Refutation of Astrology in Ibn Khaldūn’s Muqaddima: A Study of His Multileveled Reasoning Capability
Mehdi Saiden

Ibn Khaldūn and the Immanence of Judgment
Lenn E. Goodman

Ibn al-Haytham, from Place to Space: A Comparative Approach
Yomna T. Elkholy

The Suberogation Problem for Lei Zhong’s Confucian Virtue Theory of Supererogation
Tsung-Hsing Ho

Scriptural Injunctivism: Reading Yeshayahu Leibowitz in the Light of Mīmāṃsā Philosophy
Dimitry Shevchenko

Buddhist Philosophy of Mind: Nāgārjuna’s Critique of Mind-Body Dualism from His Rebirth Arguments
Sonam Thakchoe

The Endless Pursuit of Self-Perfection: A Hidden Dialogue between Mou Zongsan and F. H. Bradley
Roy Tseng

Book Discussion

Comparative Epistemology
Linda Martín Alcoff

Caring about Care
Eva Feder Kittay

The Nature of the Disposition to Care: Discursive and Pre-discursive Dimensions
Keya Maitra

The Importance of Being Modest
Nilanjan Das

Caring to Know: Response to Commentators
Vrinda Dalmiya

Comment and Discussion

When Science is in Defense of Value-Linked Facts
Donald J. Munro

The Plasticity of the Human and Inscribing History within Biology: A Response to Donald J. Munro
Sonya N. Özbey

Online Book Reviews

Tarō Naka, Music: Selected Poems trans. by Andrew Houwen and Chikako Nihei (review)
Ryan Johnson

The Philosophy of the Bhagavad Gītā: A Contemporary Introduction by Keya Maitra (review)
Malcolm Keating

The Mandala Sutra and Its English Translation: The New Dunhuang Museum Version Revised by Yang Zengwen (review)
Ma Lijuan

Absent Mother God of the West: A Kali Lover’s Journey into Christianity and Judaism by Neela Bhattacharya Saxena (review)
Swami Narasimhananda

Confucianism for the Contemporary World: Global Order, Politial Plurality, and Social Action ed. by Tze-ki Ton and Kristin Stapleton (review)
Bin Song

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Philosophy East and West
vol. 69, no. 3

The Contemporary Pacific, vol. 31 no. 2 (2019)

Featured art, this issue: Opening the hangi. Te Wake unveiling. Matihetihe Marae. During the tangihanga for Ralph Hotere, by Natalie Robertson, 2013. Presented as part of a collection titled The Headlands Await Your Coming, this image evokes the practices of ahi kaa roa (keeping the home fires burning) and manaakitanga (offering hospitality to visitors) through the provision of food—practices that proclaim and sustain mana whenua, or intergenerational authority, pride, and tribal connections to land.
Featured art, this issue: Opening the hangi. Te Wake unveiling. Matihetihe Marae. During the tangihanga for Ralph Hotere, by Natalie Robertson, 2013. Presented as part of a collection titled The Headlands Await Your Coming, this image evokes the practices of ahi kaa roa (keeping the home fires burning) and manaakitanga (offering hospitality to visitors) through the provision of food—practices that proclaim and sustain mana whenua, or intergenerational authority, pride, and tribal connections to land.

This issue of The Contemporary Pacific features the art of Natalie Robertson, remembers mentor Robert (Bob) C. Kriste, and the following articles and reviews.

Articles

“More than a Music, It’s a Movement”: West Papua Decolonization Songs, Social Media, and the Remixing of Resistance
By Camellia Webb-Gannon, Michael Webb

Unsettling SpongeBob and the Legacies of Violence on Bikini Bottom
By Holly M Barker

Elemental Eating: Samoan Public Health and Valuation in Health Promotion
By Jessica Hardin, Christina Ting Kwauk

Employment of the Weak: The Role of a Multinational Factory in the Life Trajectory of Early School Leavers in Sāmoa
By Masami Tsujita Levi

Rearticulating Diplomatic Relationships: Contextualizing Tuvalu-Taiwan Relations
By Jess Marinaccio

Dialogue

Robert (Bob) C Kriste: Mentor and Friend of the Pacific
By Brij V Lal

Political Reviews

Region in Review
By Nic Maclellan

Micronesia in Review
By Volker Boege, Mathias Chauchat, Joseph Daniel Foukona, Budi Hernawan, Michael Leach, and James Stiefvater

Book and Media Reviews

I Hinanao-ta Nu I Manaotao Tåno’ I CHamoru Siha (The Journey of the CHamoru People) (review)
By Teresita L Perez

Decolonisation and the Pacific: Indigenous Globalisation and the Ends of Empire by Tracey Banivanua Mar (review)
By Trish Tupou

Hope at Sea: Possible Ecologies in Oceanic Literature by Teresa Shewry (review)
By Erin Cheslow

The Cultural Animation Film Festival (review)
By Elizabeth Bennett

Ainikien Jidjid ilo Boñ, and: Batmon vs Majuro, and: Jilel: The Calling of the Shell, and: Lañinbwil’s Gift, and: Ña Noniep, and: Yokwe Bartowe (review)
By Tom Brislin

Crossing Spaces (review)
By Myjolynne Marie Kim

Tikopia Collected: Raymond Firth and the Creation of Solomon Island Cultural Heritage by Elizabeth Bonshek (review)
By David Lipset

Textilia Linnaeana: Global 18th Century Textile Traditions & Trade by Viveka Hansen (review)
By Alexander Mawyer

Ship of Fate: Memoir of a Vietnamese Repatriate by Trần Ðình Trụ (review)
By Mary Therese Perez Hattori

Uncovering Indigenous Models of Leadership: An Ethnographic Case Study of Samoa’s Talavou Clan by Leiataua Robert Jon Peterson (review)
By Luafata Simanu-Klutz

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The Contemporary Pacific
Volume 31, Issue 2

The Journal of Burma Studies Vol 23, No. 1 (2019)

Featured in Caroline Ha Thuc's "Research as Strategy: Reactivating Mythologies and Building a Collective Memory in Wah Nu and Tun Win Aung's The Name (2008-)" this issue: Wah Nu and Tun Win Aung The Name (2008–). Detail: Portrait of Bo Cho. Multimedia installation. Image courtesy of the artists.
Featured in Caroline Ha Thuc’s “Research as Strategy: Reactivating Mythologies and Building a Collective Memory in Wah Nu and Tun Win Aung’s The Name (2008-)” this issue: Wah Nu and Tun Win Aung The Name (2008–). Detail: Portrait of Bo Cho. Multimedia installation. Image courtesy of the artists.

The new issue of The Journal of Burma Studies (JBS) promises a tour de force of ethnographic, historical, and artistic insight into religious practice and cultural
expression.

This issue marks the first in our new partnership with the Center for Burma Studies at Northern Illinois University. Find top articles from The Journal of Burma Studies‘ archive and enjoy the new issue today on Project MUSE.


Editor’s Note
By Jane M. Ferguson

Making Merit, Making Civil Society: Free Funeral Service Societies and Merit-Making in Contemporary Myanmar
By Mu-Lung Hsu

Thrice-Honored Sangharaja Saramedha (1801-1882): Arakan-Chittagong Buddhism across Colonial and Counter-Colonial Power
By D. Mitra Barua

Research as Strategy: Reactivating Mythologies and Building a Collective Memory in Wah Nu and Tun Win Aung’s The Name (2008-)
By Caroline Ha Thuc

Bottom-Up Explorations: Locating Rule of Law Intermediaries after Transition in Myanmar
By Kristina Simion

Smoke, No Fire 
By Richard M. Cooler

Imperial Intoxication: Alcohol and the Making of Colonial Indochina by Gerard Sasges (review)
By Luke Corbin

Constitutionalism and Legal Change in Myanmar ed. by Andrew Harding (review)
By Elliot Prasse-Freeman

Saffron Shadows and Salvaged Scripts: Literary Life in Myanmar under Censorship and in Transition by Ellen Wiles (review)
By Kenneth Wong

Journal of Burma Studies 23-1
The Journal of Burma Studies, Vol. 23, No. 1 (2019)