Volume 13 (2020)
The special feature of this issue of Azalea carries a feast of research: eight essays on modern Korean poetry, thanks to the endeavors of the two guest editors, Jae Won Chung and Benoit Berthelier. From the beginning period of the 1920s, described by Ku In-mo and David Krolikoski, to the genealogy of modernism, written by Jae Won Edward Chung, to North Korean poetry, covered by Benoit Berthelier and Sonja Haeussler, to twenty-first-century South Korean poetry, examined by Cho Kang-sŏk and Ivanna Sang Een Yi, this feature evinces that the field of modern Korean poetry has gotten in firm stakes.
—Young-Jun Lee, editor
Special Issue: Environment and Resources: Burma/Myanmar and the (Un)Natural
Volume 24, Issue 1 (2020)
[I]n this Special Issue of The Journal of Burma Studies (JBS) we have gathered together an interdisciplinary set of research articles surrounding questions of what nature is and what its resources might be. With the four authors’ varied focus on historical and contemporary Myanmar, this set of papers offers challenging new vistas for the exploration and interrogation of how resources and the environment have been approached and brokered by local and transnational actors.
—Jane M. Ferguson, editor
Volume 13, Issue 1 (2020)
This issue includes five research articles and one data paper:
- Reduction in Burmese Compounds by Dan Cameron Burgdorf
- Situation Types in Thai Sign Language by Cassie Wallace,
- Variation of Oral and Nasal Stops by English and Japanese Learners of Thai by Sugunya Ruangjaroon
- Reconsidering the Diachrony of Tone in Rma by Nathaniel A. Sims
- A Look at Diachronic Phonological Processes in Inthii Oy by Jennifer L. Daniell
- “Ethnolinguistic Notes on the Language Endangerment Status of Mintil, an Aslian Language” by Teckwyn Lim
New JSEALS Special Publication
The papers in this special issue were first written for a workshop held at the University of Sydney in August 2019, titled The Anthropology of Language in Mainland Southeast Asia. Of special interest in the workshop was the fact that only a tiny fraction of the area’s languages have national language status. These national languages are far better researched and understood than the vast majority of languages spoken in the area. New research on minority languages (mostly in descriptive and historical linguistics) is beginning to redress this imbalance, but much work remains if we are going to achieve a full picture of human language in mainland Southeast Asia.
—N. J. Enfield, Jack Sidnell, and Charles H. P. Zuckerman, editors
Volume 44 (2020)
The new issue includes the following research articles:
- How Did Buddhists Venerate the Avataṃsaka-sūtra in Late Premodern Korea? Insights from Two Manuscript Ritual Texts by Richard D. McBride II
- A Population Genetic Perspective on Korean Prehistory by Choongwon Jeong
- From Catch-up to Convergence? Re-casting the Trajectory of Capitalism in South Korea by Keun Lee, Ho-Chul Shin, Jongho Lee
- Qing China’s Misguided Foreign Policy and the Struggle to Dominate Korea (According to the Russian Archive) by Larisa Zabrovskaia
- Mobile North Korean Women and Long-Distance Motherhood: The (Re)Construction of Intimacy and the Ambivalence of Family by Sung Kyung Kim
- North Korean Migrants in South Korea: “Multicultural” or “Global” Citizens? by Young-a Park
Volume 14 (2020)
In May, Language Documentation & Conservation added two new articles:
- What is “natural” speech? Comparing free narratives and Frog stories in Indonesia
By Marian Klamer, Francesca R. Moro
- Contrasting statistical indicators of Māori language revitalization: Conversational ability, speaking proficiency, and first language
By Chris Lane
Find the 2019 LD&C annual report here.
Volume 70, Issue 2 (2020)
This issue of Philosophy East & West opens with a remembrance of Gerald James Larson, known more widely as Gerry Larson, who passed away suddenly on April 27, 2019 at the age of 81. His death was unexpected because he was just getting ready to leave for India in connection with a meeting centered on his recently published magnum opus Classical Yoga Philosophy and the Legacy of Sāṁkhya. Sadly, he experienced some sharp abdominal pain and passed away two weeks later.