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Displaced Lives: MĀNOA Vol. 31, No. 2 (2019)

  Four Generations of a Tibetan Family. Majnu Ka Tilla Diaries (007), 2007 Serena Chopra  © courtesy sepiaEYE
Four Generations of a Tibetan Family. Majnu Ka Tilla Diaries (007), 2007 Serena Chopra © courtesy sepiaEYE

The dislocation of people in the twenty-first century has been unprecedented. At the end of 2019, over 260 million people were living outside their countries of birth. Some are voluntary migrants, but others have been forced to relocate by violence, wars, persecution, hunger, or extreme weather events. Millions more are mentally and spiritually uprooted and isolated because of PTSD, depression, addiction, and aging.

The displaced are a statistical category, but their lives, emotions, and hopes are made vividly real in these powerful and intimate works of literature by more than thirty writers from four continents. Many of the authors are themselves exiles, members of immigrant families, or witnesses to the effects of displacement on loved ones. Authors are from Bangladesh, Canada, Cuba, China, Germany, India, Ireland, Iran, Israel, Macedonia, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, the Philippines, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Spain, and the U.S.

Alok Bhalla and Ming Di guest edited this new issue of Mānoa featuring fiction, poetry, memoirs and plays, and also Serena Chopra’s photographs from Majnu Ka Tilla Diaries.


Explore Displaced Lives

Editor’s Note

Images

Borderlands
Anna Badkhen

Statue of Liberty
Mario Bojórquez, Don Cellini

The Traveler
José Manuel Cardona, Hélène Cardona

Good Night
Chang Yao, Ming Di, Kerry Shawn Keys

Bhasha India
Siddharth Chowdhury

The Missing
Mangalesh Dabral, Asad Zaidi

Pig
Jose Dalisay

Werewolf
Patrick Deeley

Neve Shalom, September 2014
Batsheva Dori-Carlier, Lisa Katz

Wulkan
Ulrike Draesner, Iain Galbraith

Vanilla Crumble
Asif Farrukhi, Durdana Soomro

turning your body into a compass
Catherine Filloux

Return of the Exiles
Huang Fan, Ming Di, Frank Stewart

In a Silent City
Ilya Kaminsky

The Serpent
Wayne Karlin

The Speculative Fiction Writer
Jee Leong Koh

At Wagah
Sukrita Paul Kumar

Two Poems
Nikola Madzirov, Peggy and Graham W. Reid, Magdalena Horvat

Something Growing
Julia Martin

Fox-Sparrow
James McCorkle

Claude McKay Describes His Own Life
Claude Mckay

Six Poems from Harlem Shadows
Claude McKay

Bread
Mihaela Moscaliuc

Yesterday and Today
Masud Mufti, Durdana Soomro

The Subhuman and His Habitat
Ramsey Nasr, David Colmer

Lament for Mrs. Mones
Víctor Rodríguez Núñez, Katherine M. Hedeen

The Rehearsal
Manjula Padmanabhan

Big White Bird
Ann Pancake

Dera Baba Nanak
Joginder Paul, Naghma Zafir

Grandmas
Joginder Paul, Asif Farrukhi

Tonghui River in Beijing
Qing Ping, Ming Di, Frank Stewart

Gilt
Chloe Garcia Roberts

Two Poems
Françoise Roy, Amanda Fuller

Self
K. Satchidanandan

Two Poems
Aleš Šteger, Brian Henry

Five Prose Poems
Udayan Vajpeyi, Alok Bhalla

The Souls of Shah Alam Camp
Asghar Wajahat, Alok Bhalla

The White Night Photo Studio
Wang Suxin, Chen Zeping, Karen Gernant

Two Poems
Sholeh Wolpé

The Flower of All Water
Robert Wrigley

Refused a Visa at the U.S. Embassy
Yi Sha, Frank Stewart, Ming Di

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About the Contributors

 

Philosophy East and West Vol. 69, No. 4

Philosophy East and West vol. 69, no. 4 includes the following scholarly works:

Articles

Russell and Jin Yuelin on Facts: From the Perspective of Comparative Philosophy
Chen Bo

A Kantian Reading of the Mūlamadhyamakakārikā: The Philosophical basis And advantages
Justin P. Holder

On the Sit-Chûn Scholars of Taiwanese Philosophy
Tzu-wei Hung

In Defense of Beauty: Gao Ertai’s Aesthetics of Resistance
Maciej Kurzynski

Levels of Time in the Zhuangzi: A Leibnizian Perspective
Georg Northoff, Kai-Yuan Cheng

Muhammad Iqbal’s “Indirect Communication” with the Reader
Sevcan Ozturk

Releasing Boundaries, Relieving Suffering, Becoming Pained: An Engagement with Indian Buddhism and Martin Heidegger
Roshni Patel

Wandering in the Ruler’s Cage: Zhuangzi as a Political Philosopher
Lincoln Rathnam

Bu Ren 不忍 (Cannot Bear to Harm) in the Mencius
Winnie Sung

Book Discussion

No-Selves and Persons
Monima Chadha

Paying Attention to Buddhaghosa and Pāli Buddhist Philosophy
Sean M. Smith

Response to Monima Chadha and Sean M. Smith Reviews of Attention, Not Self
Jonardon Ganeri

Online Book Reviews

Islamic Spirituality: Theology and Practice for the Modern World by Zeki Saritoprak (review)
Adnan Aslan

Omnicide: Mania, Fatality, and Future-in-Delirium by Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh (review)
Ekin Erkan

An Investigation of Wang Fuzhi’s Study on the Zhuangzi: Focusing on the Zhuangzijie by Tan Mingran (review)
Li Huanyou

The Significance of Indeterminacy: Perspectives from Asian and Continental Philosophy ed. by Robert H. Scott and Gregory S. Moss (review)
Jingwen Zheng

The Journal of Burma Studies, vol. 23 no. 2 (2019)

Figure 2: Front cover of the pirate edition of The Thirty-Seven Nats, from “Counting to 37:Sir Richard Carnac Temple and the Thirty-Eighth Nat” by Sally Bamford, this issue.

The three articles in the new issue of The Journal of Burma Studies offer a compelling picture of accounting: nats, coins, and people.

Editor’s Note
Jane M. Ferguson

Counting to 37: Sir Richard Carnac Temple and the Thirty-Eighth Nat
Sally Bamford

Burma’s nats have formed part of that country’s spiritual and material culture for centuries, and first came to the attention of the West via traveler and colonial memoirs. The most notable of these such accounts is undoubtedly Sir Richard Carnac Temple’s The Thirty-Seven Nats: A Phase of Spirit-Worship Prevailing in Burma, published in 1906 and still cited by scholars today.

This article argues that the reliance by Western (and some Burmese) authors on Temple’s book has led to several misconceptions concerning the nats. These include, for example, that the pantheon known in the West as “The Thirty-Seven Nats” is a royal pantheon constituted by Anawrahta in the 11th century, under the leadership of Thakya Min (Sakka), in order to enfold the nats into Buddhism. Yet primary sources, including Burmese court documents, paint a much fuller picture of the nats, detailing three separate pantheons of 37. Each pantheon contains very different types of nat, each of which played a specific role throughout Burma’s history.

Following a clarification of these pantheons, this paper draws on extant primary sources to suggest a different interpretation of the “Thirty-Seven Nats” and their role vis-à-vis Burma’s kings. The source material available to R.C. Temple is also considered, which reveals significant information which Temple overlooked when writing his book. This led, in turn, to wrongly identified illustrations included in his book, which obscured the identity of a “Thirty-Eighth Nat.” These errors have also had an impact on how one of the most prominent nats is depicted in more recent publications.

King Bodawpaya’s Effort at a Konbaung Coinage
Philip Hauret

In 1797 King Bodawpaya became the first Konbaung king to introduce a national coinage by issuing copper and silver coins minted in both Calcutta and Amarapura. A British envoy, Hiram Cox, delivered the Calcutta coins and additional minting equipment to Amarapura and witnessed first-hand the roll-out of the new monetary system. Deriding the effort as incompetent and avaricious, Cox’s account has served as the basis for all subsequent historical and numismatic treatments. This paper examines this effort in a new light, and with the support of additional evidence uncovered in the 20th century, paints a picture far less negative than British accounts. The kingdom’s efforts, arguably inadequate to the task, nonetheless demonstrated a certain degree of planning and logical action. And despite Cox’s characterizations, the new coinage was apparently based upon an existing system of monetary value, resulting in coinage that continued to circulate throughout most of the 19th century.

Thinking Through Heterogeneity: An Anthropological Look at Contemporary Myanmar
François Robinne

Anchored in an ethnic-state structure since the 1947 Panglong Agreement, ethnic politics and ethnic determinism in Burma have become imprescriptible in the eyes of various actors, especially ethnic and religious elites, the military junta, civilian authorities, civil society, academics and international bodies. Based on years of field surveys devoted to the study of multiethnic crossroads and the de facto landscapes of hybridity in the highlands of Burma, the anthropological perspective of this paper invites us to leave the identity trap. An essentialist notion of ethnicity is not only at the root of the country’s ongoing civil war, but also continues to dictate parliamentary politics in the country. This paper will also consider how the democratic transition is itself caught up in this identity trap.

Journal Special Issues Published in 2019

Asian Perspectives 58-1
Asian Theatre Journal 36-2

Asian Perspectives Vol. 58, issue 1
Special Issue: Boundaries and Identities Through Material culture: Multi-Disciplinary Approaches from Early Korea, guest edited by Jack Davey and Dennis Lee

Asian Theatre Journal Vol. 36, issue 2
Special section: Tang Xianzu and William Shakespeare Quatercentenary Celebration, guest edited by Alexa Alice Joubin

Biograhy Vol 41, issue 4
M4BL and the Critical Matter of Black Lives, guest edited by Brittney Cooper and Treva B. Lindsey

Biography Vol 42, issue 3
Biographic Mediation: On the Uses of Personal Disclosure in Bureaucracy and Politics, guest edited by Ebony Coletu

Cross-Currents 8-1
Cross-Currents 8-2

Cross-Currents Vol. 8, issue 1
Diasporic Art and Korean Identity, guest edited by Hijoo Son and Jooyeon Rhee

Air-Water-Land-Human: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Health and Environment in East Asia, guest edited by Ruth Rogaski

Cross-Currents Vol. 8, issue 2
Buddhist Art of Mongolia: Cross-Cultural Connections, Discoveries, and Interpretations, guest edited by Uranchimeg Tsultemin

Beyond Comparison: Japan and Its Colonial Empire in Transimperial Relations
, guest edited by Satoshi Mizutani

Journal of World History 30 1&2 cover
Philosophy East and West 69-3

Journal of World History Vol. 30, issues 1-2
Other Bandungs: Afro-Asian Internationalisms in the Early Cold War, guest edited by Su Lin Lewis and Carlien Stolte

Philosophy East and West Vol. 69, issue 3
Politics, Nature, and Society — Actuality of North African Philosopher Ibn Khaldūn, guest edited by Tamara Albertini

Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society Papers from the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association 24, edited by Matt Pearson

Cross-Currents, Vol. 8, No. 2 (2019)

Rebuilt “Jarung khashar” stupa of Khejenge Monastery, Kizhinga, Buryatia, featured in “The Cult of Boudhanath Stupa/Jarung Khashar Suvraga in Mongolia” by Isabelle Charleux this issue. Photo by Ekaterina Sundueva.

This issue of Cross-Currents includes two special sections, “Buddhist Art of Mongolia: Cross-Cultural Connections, Discoveries, and Interpretations” edited by Uranchimeg Tsultemin, and “Beyond Comparison: Japan and Its Colonial Empire in Transimperial Relations” edited by Satoshi Mizutani.

Buddhist Art of Mongolia

Introduction
Uranchimeg Tsultemin

Buddhist Archeology in Mongolia: Zanabazar and the Géluk Diaspora beyond Tibet
Uranchimeg Tsultemin

In Search of the Khutugtu’s Monastery: The Site and Its Heritage
Sampildondovin Chuluun

Visualizing the Non-Buddhist Other: A Historical Analysis of the Shambhala Myth in Mongolia at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
Karénina Kollmar-Paulenz

The Interplay between Text and Image: The Molon Toyin’s Tale
Vesna A. Wallace

The Cult of Boudhanath Stupa/Jarung Khashar Suvraga in Mongolia: Texts, Images, and Architectural Replicas
Isabelle Charleux

Beyond Comparison: Japan and Its Colonial Empire in Transimperial Relations

Introduction
Satoshi Mizutani

Transimperial Genealogies of Korea as a Protectorate: The Egypt Model in Japan’s Politics of Colonial Comparison
Satoshi Mizutani

School Politics in the Borderlands and Colonies of Imperial Germany: A Japanese Colonial Perspective, ca. 1900–1925
Akiyoshi Nishiyama

The French Colonization and Japanese Occupation of Indochina during the Second World War: Encounters of the French, Japanese, and Vietnamese
Chizuru Namba

Comparisons and Deflections: Indian Nationalists in the Political Economy of Japanese Imperialism, 1931–1938
Aaron Peters

Individual Articles

Specters of Dependency: Hou Yuon and the Origins of Cambodia’s Marxist Vision (1955–1975)
Matthew Galway

Homeless in the Fatherland: Xiao Hong’s Migrant Geographies
Clara Iwasaki

Imagining Female Heroism: Three Tales of the Female Knight-Errant in Republican China
Iris Ma

Print copies are available for purchase.

Most Read Open Access Articles in 2019

Our open access titles include Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal, Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society, Language Documentation and Conservation, and Palapala: A Journal for Hawaiian Language and Literature. In 2019, these four journals garnered nearly 10,000 downloads worldwide. Here are the most downloaded articles.

Readership distribution for Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal in 2019.

The Munda Maritime Hypothesis
Felix Rau and Paul Sidwell
Journal of Southeast Asian Linguistics Society, Vol. 12, issue 2

Towards an interdisciplinary bridge between documentation and revitalization: Bringing ethnographic methods into endangered-language projects and programming
Sarah Shulist and Faun Rice
Language Documentation & Conservation, Vol. 13

Notes from the Field: Remontado (Hatang-Kayi): A Moribund Language of the Philippines
Jason William Lobel and Orlando Vertudez Surbano
Language Documentation & Conservation, Vol. 13

Global Survey of Revitalization Efforts: A mixed methods approach to understanding language revitalization practices
Gabriela Pérez Báez, Rachel Vogel, and Uia Patolo
Language Documentation & Conservation, Vol. 13

maqlaqsyalank hemyeega: Goals and expectations of Klamath-Modoc revitalization
Joseph Dupris
Language Documentation & Conservation, Vol. 13

The languages of northern Ambrym, Vanuatu: A guide to the deposited materials in ELAR
Michael Franjieh
Language Documentation & Conservation, Vol. 13

Public access to research data in language documentation: Challenges and possible strategies
Mandana Seyfeddinipur, Manfred Krifka, Felix Ameka, Susan Kung, Lissant Bolton, Miyuki Monroig, Jonathan Blumtritt, Ayu’nwi Ngwabe Neba, Brian Carpenter, Sebastian Nordhoff, Hilaria Cruz, Brigitte Pakendorf, Sebastian Drude, Kilu von Prince, Patience L. Epps, Felix Rau, Vera Ferreira, Keren Rice, Ana Vilacy Galucio, Michael Riessler, Brigit Hellwig, Vera Szoelloesi Brenig, Oliver Hinte, Nick Thieberger, Gary Holton, Paul Trilsbeek, Dagmar Jung, Hein van der Voort, Irmgarda Kasinskaite Buddeberg, and Tony Woodbury
Language Documentation & Conservation, Vol. 13

Language vitality assessment of Deori: An endangered language
Prarthana Acharyya and Shakuntala Mahanta
Language Documentation & Conservation, Vol. 13

Proposing a Facilitated Participatory Approach for Southeast Asian Minority Language Orthography Design
Sigrid Lew
Journal of Southeast Asian Linguistics Society, Vol. 12, issue 1

The Javanese language at risk? Perspectives from an East Java village
Jozina Vander Klok
Language Documentation & Conservation, Vol. 13

Most Read Journal Articles in 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, enjoy the most read articles across our journals on Project MUSE.

This year, we celebrated the 30th anniversary of three international journals, began publishing The Journal of Burma Studies, and increased individual access to many of our journal articles via the Project MUSE platform.

Stay tuned for popular articles from our open access titles.

Contemporary Pacific 31-2

Unsettling SpongeBob and the Legacies of Violence on Bikini Bottom
Holly M Barker
Contemporary Pacific, Vol. 31, No. 2

The Sonyŏsang Phenomenon: Nationalism and Feminism Surrounding the “Comfort Women” Statue
Vicki Sung-yeon Kwon
Korean Studies, Vol. 43

Other Bandungs: Afro-Asian Internationalisms in the Early Cold War
Carolien Stolte; Su Lin Lewis
Journal of World History, Vol. 30, Issues 1-2

Māori Issues
Margaret Mutu
Contemporary Pacific, Vol. 31, Issue 1

Indigenous Well-Being and Development: Connections to Large-Scale Mining and Tourism in the Pacific
Emma Hughes; Emma Richardson; Litea Meo-Sewabu; Sharon McLennan
Contemporary Pacific, Vol. 31, Issue 1

Where was the Afro in Afro-Asian Solidarity? Africa’s ‘Bandung Moment’ in 1950s Asia
Gerard McCann
Journal of World History, Vol. 30, Issues 1-2

Journal of World History 30 1&2 cover

Building Egypt’s Afro-Asian Hub: Infrastructures of Solidarity and the 1957 Cairo Conference
Reem Abou-El-Fadl
Journal of World History, Vol. 30, Issues 1-2

A Missing Peace: The Asia-Pacific Peace Conference in Beijing, 1952 and the Emotional Making of Third World Internationalism
Rachel Leow
Journal of World History, Vol. 30, Issues 1-2

Asian Socialism and the Forgotten Architects of Post-Colonial Freedom, 1952–1956
Su Lin Lewis
Journal of World History, Vol. 30, Issues 1-2

Asian Perspectives 58-1

Early Korea: Re-thinking Boundaries and Identities
Dennis Lee; Jack Davey
Asian Perspectives, Vol. 58, Issue 1

Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society – Volume 12:2 (2019) + Papers from the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association 24

Figure 5 in this issue’s “The Munda Maritime Hypothesis” by Felix Rau and Paul Sidwell: Archaeological sites in the Mahanadi-Brahmani Delta.

The second issue of Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society‘s 12th volume is complete and available on the university open-access platform, ScholarSpace.

JSEALS also offers a new special publication, Papers from the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association 24.

Research Articles (Peer-Reviewed)

The Compatibility between Expressive Elements: Kinship Terms, Pronouns, and Racial Slurs in Vietnamese
By Juliet Huynh and Suwon Yoon

Variation in the Voiced Coronals of Two Fataluku-speaking Villages
By Tyler M. Heston

The Vietnamese Polyfunctional Marker Mà as a Generalized Linker: A Multilevel Approach
By Danh Thành Do-Hurinville and Huy Linh Dao

The Munda Maritime Hypothesis
By Felix Rau and Paul Sidwell

Numeral Classifiers in Tai Lue (Xishuangbanna)
By Audra Phillips and William J. Hanna

Data Papers, Book Reviews, and Other Notes

Muak Sa-aak: Challenges of an Extensive Phoneme Inventory for a Contained Latin-Based Orthography
By Elizabeth Hall

Special Publication

Papers from the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association 24
By Matt Pearson

 

UH Press Titles Honored with 2019 Ka Palapala Po‘okela Awards

Seven books that received Ka Palapala awardsAt the 2019 Ka Palapala Po‘okela awards presentation on December 13, we were delighted that seven of our titles were selected as honorees. These included:
Pathway of the Birds: The Voyaging Achievements of Māori and Their Polynesian Ancestors, by New Zealand author Andrew Crowe, won in two categories: Illustrative or Photographic Books and Text or Reference Books.
Light in the Queen’s Garden: Ida May Pope, Pioneer for Hawaiʻi’s Daughters, 1862–1914, by San Diego educator Sandra Bonura, won the Award of Excellence for Nonfiction.
The Charm Buyers, a novel by Lillian Howan, won the Award of Excellence for Literature.
Nā Wāhine Koa: Hawaiian Women for Sovereignty and Demilitarization, with personal essays by Moanikeʻala Akaka, Maxine Kahaulelio, Terrilee Kekoʻolani-Raymond, and Loretta Ritte; edited by Noelani Kaʻōpua-Goodyear, tied as winner in the Hawaiian Language, Culture, and History category.
In Haste with Aloha: Letters and Diaries of Queen Emma, 1881–1885, edited by David W. Forbes, tied for honorable mention in the Nonfiction category.
Kalaupapa Place Names: Waikolu to Nihoa, John R. K. Clark, received the honorable mention in Text or Reference Books.
Inhouse Design of New Zealand won in the Design category for Tatau: A History of Sāmoan Tattooing, by Sean Mallon and Sébastien Galliot.

For a complete list of results and nominees, and a link to photos of the event, visit the Hawai‘i Book Publishers Association website.

Pacific Science Volume 73 Number 4 (October 2019)

FIGURE 4. Thysanoteuthis rhombus. Hatchlings in: (A) ventral and (B) dorsal view. Dorsal and lateral chromatophore
patterns in: (C and D) hatchling, (E and F) paralarva, (G and H) paralarva (dyed methylene blue) in ventral and dorsal view, (I) arm crown of paralarva in oral view showing the arrangement of suckers in tentacles and chromatophore pattern, (J) portion of the egg mass, (K) relative size of embryo inside egg and hatchling compared to zooplanktonic fauna identified, (L) Exocoetus spp., (M) Oxyporhamphus micropterus fish larvae, and (N) water strider Halobates micans. Scale bars = 1.0 mm. From the article “First Records of an Egg Mass and a Paralarva of Thysanoteuthis rhombus (Cephalopoda:Thysanoteuthidae) in the Northern Tropical Pacific, by Roxana De Silva-Dávila, Raymundo Avendaño-Ibarra, Ricardo Palomares-García, and Unai Markaida.

Preview volume 73 number 4 titles below and find content to all 6 articles available on BioOne and Project MUSE.

CONTENTS

Biology and Impacts of Pacific Island Invasive Species. 15. Psittacula krameri, the Rose-Ringed Parakeet (Psittaciformes: Psittacidae)
Aaron B. Shiels, and Nicholas P. Kalodimos

Coral Settlement and Post-Settlement Mortality on Artificial Substrata in South Mexican Pacific Reefs
Andrés López-Pérez, and Yalha Solís-García

Some Metazoan Parasites from Marine Mammals Stranded in California
Marlene M. Colón-Llavina, Simonetta Mattiucci, Giuseppe Nascetti, James T. Harvey, Ernest H. Williams Jr., and Antonio A. Mignucci-Giannoni

First Records of an Egg Mass and a Paralarva of Thysanoteuthis rhombus (Cephalopoda: Thysanoteuthidae) in the Northeastern Tropical Pacific
Roxana De Silva-Dávila, Raymundo Avendaño-Ibarra, Ricardo Palomares-García, and Unai Markaida

A New Distichopora Species (Cnidaria: Stylasteridae) from the Mesophotic Zone of Palau
Stephen D. Cairns, and Daniela Pica

Population Status of Green Turtles (Chelonia mydas) Foraging in Arica Bay, Chile
Walter Sielfeld, Paula Salinas-Cisternas, Darío Contreras, Marco Tobar, Jesús Gallardo, and Cristian Azocar

This issue also includes author and subject indexes for all of volume 73, and the latest Association Affairs report.

Pacific Science
Vol. 73 No. 4
October 2019

China Review International Vol. 24 No. 4 (2017)

Volume 24 Number 4 of China Review International begins with three feature reviews and 19 more reviews of scholarly literature in Chinese Studies.

Featured Reviews:

Changing Clothes in Chang’an (reviewing BuYun Chen, Empire of Style: Silk and Fashion in Tang China)  Reviewed by Shao-yun Yang

The Local and Global Politics of Contemporary Art (reviewing Frank Vigneron, Hong Kong Soft Power: Art Practices in the Special Administrative Region, 2005–2014)
Reviewed by John Zarobell

The Monkey King, 4-EVER (reviewing Hongmei Sun, Transforming Monkey: Adaptation and Representation of a Chinese Epic)
Reviewed by Dore J. Levy

Reviews:

Barry Allen, Vanishing into Things: Knowledge in Chinese Tradition
Reviewed by Aaron B. Creller

Nadine Amsler, Jesuits & Matriarchs: Domestic Worship in Early Modern China
Reviewed by Anthony E. Clark

Kent E. Calder, Super Continent: The Logic of Eurasian Integration
Reviewed by Mark Henderson

Xiaomei Chen, Staging Chinese Revolution: Theater, Film, and the Afterlives of Propaganda
Reviewed by Emily Wilcox

Michael Dillon, Lesser Dragons: Minority Peoples of China
Reviewed by Kaitlin Banfill

Prasenjit Duara and Elizabeth J. Perry, editors, Beyond Regimes: China and India Compared
Reviewed by Sreemati Chakrabarti

Jia-Chen Fu, The Other Milk: Reinventing Soy in Republican China
Reviewed by Veronica, Sau-Wa Mak

Robyn R. Iredale and Fei Guo, editors, Handbook of Chinese Migration: Identity and Wellbeing
Reviewed by C. Cindy Fan

Paul Kendall, The Sounds of Social Space: Branding, Built Environment, and Leisure in Urban China 
Reviewed by Han Li

Elisabeth Koll, Railroads and the Transformation of China
Reviewed by Rudi Volti

Norman A. Kutcher, Eunuch and Emperor in the Great Age of Qing Rule
Reviewed by Carl Déry

Wendy Larson, Zhang Yimou: Globalization and the Subject of Culture
Reviewed by Kun Qian

Hsiao-t’i Li, Opera, Society, and Politics in Modern China
Reviewed by Jonathan P. J. Stock

Michał Lubina, Russia and China: A Political Marriage of Convenience–Stable and Successful
Reviewed by Paul Bolt

Klaus Mühlhahn, Making China Modern: From the Great Qing to Xi Jinping
Reviewed by Thoralf Klein

Sarah Schneewind, Shrines to Living Men in the Ming Political Cosmos
Reviewed by Ying Zhang

Hsueh-man Shen, Authentic Replicas: Buddhist Art in Medieval China
Reviewed by Xiao Yang

Edward Vickers and Zeng Xiaodong, Education and Society in Post-Mao China
Reviewed by Yun You

Yan Xu, The Soldier Image and State-Building in Modern China, 1924–1945
Reviewed by Nicolas Schillinger

Works Received

China Review International
Vol. 24. No. 4
2017

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