Journal of World History, Vol. 25, No. 4 2014

Special Issue in Honor of Jerry H. Bentley

Table of Contents

Matthew P. Romaniello, pp. 457-458

In the fall of 2011, Jerry Bentley, Jun Yoo, and I had a long lunch in which we batted around several ideas for celebrating the Journal of World History’s upcoming twenty-fifth anniversary. One of those ideas was to hold a conference at the University of Hawai‘i to gjwh.25.4_frontather leading figures in world history to talk about the field’s past and present. Following Jerry’s untimely passing, Jun and I scaled back some of those plans, as hosting a major conference about the journal’s contribution to the field without Jerry was difficult to envision. However, letting twenty-five years pass without any form of celebration seemed equally unfathomable. With Jerry’s dedication to the stewardship of the journal and his students’ careers, an issue of his students’ work seemed like an appropriate way to mark this anniversary.

World history has long been a core of the graduate curriculum of history at UH. Hardly any student had graduated in the past twenty-five years whom Jerry had not advised in some capacity. I began the issue by approaching the most recent graduates of our program with whom the department still had contact, and everyone readily agreed to contribute an article out of their deep respect for Jerry and his role in their development as historians. I must extend my apologies to Jerry’s many students whom I did not approach, as our space was limited. Thankfully, Alan Karras and Laura Mitchell organized a workshop in Jerry’s honor at Berkeley this past spring, which will lead to a future edited volume, as one issue of the journal is not sufficient to recognize Jerry’s tremendous impact on the field.

I thank the eight scholars here for their contributions, but I must also thank the five reviewers of the articles, each of whom read multiple submissions in a tight time frame. The collegial spirit of these world history practitioners may be one of the unseen effects of Jerry’s generous nature, but it is no less important than the work itself.

Editorial Introduction: A Festschrift for Jerry Bentley
Fabio López-Lázaro, pp. 459-473

“Together They Might Make Trouble”: Cross-Cultural Interactions in Tang Dynasty Guangzhou, 618–907 c.e .
Adam C. Fong, pp. 475-492

Beyond the World-System: A Buddhist Ecumene
Geok Yian Goh, pp. 493-513

“With a Pretty Little Garden at the Back”: Domesticity and the Construction of “Civilized” Colonial Spaces in Nineteenth-Century Aotearoa/New Zealand
Erin Ford Cozens, pp. 515-534

Writing a World History of the Anglo-Gorkha Borderlands in the Early Nineteenth Century
Bernardo A. Michael, pp. 535-558

Travel and Survival in the Colonial Malay World: Mobility, Region, and the World in Johor Elite Strategies, 1818–1914
Keng We Koh, pp. 559-582

Advertising Community: Union Times and Singapore’s Vernacular Public Sphere, 1906–1939
David Kenley, pp. 583-609

“One’s Molokai Can Be Anywhere”: Global Influence in the Twentieth-Century History of Hansen’s Disease
Kerri A. Inglis, pp. 611-627


Jerry Bentley, World History, and the Decline of the “West”
John Pincince, pp. 631-643


Global Population: History, Geopolitics, and Life on Earth by Alison Bashford
J.R. Mcneill, pp. 645-647

Historia y Globalización: VIII Conversaciones Internacionales de Historia ed. by Francisco Javier Caspistegui

Felipe Fernández-Armesto, pp. 648-651

The Making of the Modern Refugee by Peter Gatrell
Dirk Hoerder, pp. 651-654

Chinese Money in Global Context: Historic Junctures between 600 bce and 2012 by Niv Horesh
Arturo Giraldez, pp. 654-657

Debating the End of History: The Marketplace, Utopia, and the Fragmentation of Intellectual Life by David W. Noble
Dun Yue, pp. 658-660

Cultures in Motion ed. by Daniel T. Rodgers, Bhavani Raman, Helmut Reimitz
Sebastian R. Prange, pp. 660-662

Books Received, pp. 663-666

Index to Volume 25, 2014, pp. 667-670

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