1.call for papers 2.siir 3.fellowship 4.reviews 5.summer school
CALL FOR PAPERS
"The Political-Economy of Terrorism in Central Asia and the Role of
Education among Possible Solutions" Conference
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan February 20-21, 2003
Organized by: International Ataturk-Alatoo University
The Objective of the Conference
The terrorist movements in the southern skirts of Central Asia had
been focus for a long time among the scholars studying international
terrorism. Moreover, September 11 Events and the following US-led
military operations in Afghanistan have remarkably deepened global
attraction to this area within a short time. Once again, the geo-
politics of Central Asia has come to the agenda of world politics
concomitantly. Thus, the US-led global war vis-à-vis terrorism has
shaped and influenced politics of Central Asia radically. A
scientific analysis of terrorism as a global threat to international
peace and the search for possible solutions has become vital. We
emphasize the relationship between terror and lack of education by
focusing our attention on the issue of education among possible
solutions to terrorism. In this context, we find the organization of
this conference in Bishkek specifically meaningful due to the
emerging geo-strategic position of Bishkek following the settlement
of the US airbase as well as Bishkek is an important educational
center in Central Asia. The objective of the conference is to provide
a forum for a scholarly discussion of such a popular issue in Bishkek.
Abstract submission deadline: January 15, 2003 (Abstracts should
include the full author's name, organization/university, address,
phone/fax, and e-mail address)
Final paper submission deadline: January 30, 2003
Proposals and final papers should be sent to:
International Ataturk Alatoo University Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Travel Fees and accommodation costs will be met by the participants
themselves. However, International Ataturk-Alatoo University will
help find rooms in a four-star-hotel at about 40-50 USD for a day.
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
The Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR)
announces its first Call for Papers for the HPAIR 2003 annual
international Conference, to take place in Seoul, South Korea on
August 21 to 24 2003.
Please review the information below. We always appreciate your help
in forwarding our announcements to interested parties and
We wish you a happy and prosperous New Year.
Co-Chair for HPAIR 2003
HPAIR2003 CALL FOR PAPERS
HPAIR2003 invites upperclassmen, graduate students and postgraduates
pursuing research relevant to one of the specific HPAIR 2003 topics
to submit a paper for publication in the HPAIR2003 Conference
Proceedings. Submissions should be in a format resembling that of a
scholarly journal article in the field, be approximately 15-20 pages
in length, and include extensive citations. Submissions may reflect
any of a wide variety of methodologies and/or perspectives, and may
employ approaches including but not limited to case studies, formal
models, data analyses, regional studies, or policy briefings.
However, papers should be research-based rather than opinion pieces
or descriptive commentaries. HPAIR requests that each research paper
submitted by a current student be accompanied by a brief letter of
endorsement from a faculty advisor. Each submission will be reviewed
by the HPAIR editing committee for originality, relevance and
publishable quality. Authors of selected submissio
ns will be invited to present their research at a poster session at
the conference and may be offered a limited scholarship covering a
portion of registration fees.
The following are the 6 submission topic categories. Sub-topics
listed under each category are suggested but not limited to the ones
1) SECURITY AND THE STATE:
a. Terrorism in South-East Asia
b. North/South Korean Reconciliation
c. The Future of the US/Japan Alliance
d. The Emergence of China
e. Conflict in Kashmir
2) THE URBAN/RURAL DIVIDE
a. Microcredit and Rural Development
b. The Challenge of Geography: Coastal/Interior Divide in China's
c. Impact of Urban/Rural issues on Women
d. The Cities of Asia: Urban Centers in the 21st Century
3) THE ENVIRONMENT: PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS
a. Problem and Impact Assessment
b. Regional Environmental Issues
c. Market Solutions vs. Traditional Approaches: Questions of Efficacy
d. International Agreements and Standards
4) EVOLVING INSITUTIONS
a. Transparency and Professionalism: A New Business Ethic?
b. Rule of Law in Asia:
c. Professionalization and Education: The Rise of Business and Law
d. Asian Perspectives on Supranational Organizations, Laws, and
5) NEGOTIATING HEALTHCARE
a. Epidemics and Public Health
b. Financing Healthcare Systems: Public and Private
c. Intellectual Property Rights and Pharmaceutical Access
d. Women's Healthcare Issues
6) ENTER THE DRAGON: CHINA ON THE WORLD STAGE
a. Evaluating Chinese Economic and Political Emergence
b. Economic Emergence and Social Change
c. China in Asia: Assessment and Opportunities
d. China in the International Community
Papers and other materials should be in .pdf, .doc or .rtf (rich text
format) form and must be submitted on our online system, which will
be available beginning in February 2003. Further details about
submission procedures will be available at our website by the end of
March 15, 2003 5 PM (EST): Abstracts must be submitted online for
April 15, 2003 5PM (EST): Full papers and faculty endorsement must
be submitted online
May 15, 2003: Notification of selection
Please direct any questions to Daniel Yamins (yamins@...
and Yi-Ching Ong (ycong@...
Title: Understructures: Shaping the Body, Fashioning the Person
Description: Deadline Extended: POSTMARK DEADLINE Dec. 31st . Call
for Papers Costume Society of America, Region I
Understructures: Shaping the Body, Fashioning the Person
Saturday, April 5, 2003 Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA
Proposals are invited from a broad range of research areas,
including the disc ...
Announcement ID: 132195
Title: Touring Britishness: International display and domestic
Description: We seek papers for a session we are organizing for
the annual meeting of the North American Conference on British
Studies (Portland, Oregon, October 24-26, 2003)on the
significance of exhibitions of British art that debut in Great
Britain but subsequently travel abroad. In particular, we want
to exp ...
Announcement ID: 132205
Title: Culture, Theory and Critique. CFP & contents.
Description: CULTURE, THEORY AND CRITIQUE Call for papers (3) and
contents of 43.1. _Culture, Theory and Critique_ is an
interdisciplinary journal for the transformation and
development of critical theories in the humanities and social
sciences. It aims to critique and reconstruct theories by
interfacing them wi ...
Announcement ID: 132190
Subject: CfP: Cultures of Post-1989 Central and East Europe,
The Cultures of Post-1989 Central and East Europe, an international
conference, will take place in Targu-Mures, Romania, 21-24 August
The conference is hosted by the Gheorghe Sincai Research Institute of
the Social Sciences and the Humanities of the Romanian Academy of
Sciences (Targu Mures) and Petru Maior University (Targu Mures).
Abstracts of 200 words in English, German, or French with a
detail of 200 words are invited in the following areas of post-1989
Central and East Europen culture, whereby comparative papers are
preferred: Culture in general and including literature, the arts,
music, etc.; Comparative media studies (aspects of television, radio,
film, journalism, etc.); The politics of culture and cultural policy;
The histories of post-1989 Central and East Europe; Cultural
and European integration; Intersections of society and socialization;
Globalization, economics, and culture; Aspects of minorities, the
marginal, and marginalization. Further topics and proposals of
panels are also welcome. The deadline of abstracts is 31 March 2003.
The abstracts are invited to the conference conveners Carmen Andras at
-halle.de or clcweb@...
of the conference is contemporary Central and East European culture
after the 1989-90 demise of the Soviet colonial period. A debated
notion, Central and East Europe is defined here as a geographical
stretching from Austria and the former East Germany (incl.
Mitteldeutschland) to Romania and Bulgaria, the Baltic countries,
and the Ukraine, etc., including the Habsburg lands and German
and their spheres of interest at various times including now. Since
events of 1989-90 and the demise of the Soviet empire, the cultures of
Central and East Europe have engaged in a restructuring of their
political, economic, social, and cultural environments and societies.
While this reshaping of the region is still on-going, there is a new
Central and East Europe in place now, politically, socially,
economically, and culturally. The objectives of the conference include
explorations into aspects of the social and cultural situation of the
new Central and East Europe by scholars working in the region: based
the notion of scholarship with perspectives from the "outside" versus
the "inside," the conference is with focus on the work of scholars
institutional affiliation is in Central and East Europe (further
conferences are planned to combine perspectives from the "inside" and
from the "outside," however). The conference at Targu Mures is a
continuation of previous gatherings such as the international
Central European Culture Today, organized by Steven Totosy and hosted
the Canadian Centre for Austrian and Central European Studies (U of
Alberta, Canada, 1999) and the symposia "Comparative Culture and
Hungarian Studies" at the 24th Annual Conference of the American
Hungarian Educator's Association (John Carroll U, USA, 1999) and
"Comparative Cultural Studies and Post-1989 Central European Culture"
the Hungarian Discussion Group at the annual convention of the Modern
Language Association of America (Washington, D.C., USA, 2000),
by Steven Totosy. Selected papers from these conferences are published
in Comparative Central European Culture, Ed. Steven Totosy de
in volume one in the Purdue series of Books in Comparative Cultural
Lafayette: Purdue UP, 2002 (see at
selected papers of the conference at Targu-Mures are planned to be
published in the Purdue series of Books in Comparative Cultural
Subject: H-Gender-MidEast: CfP: Islam Section: American Academy of
Call for Papers, American Academy of Religion 2003
deadline: March 1, 2003
The section encourages paper proposals in all areas of Islamic
but successful proposals will reflect theoretical and methodological
sophistication as well as innovative examination of Islamic societies
texts. Pre-arranged paper sessions are generally preferable to pre-
arranged panels, and all pre-arranged sessions should take diversity
account when organizing their panels; respondents are essential.
Innovative, interactive formats, and multimedia presentations are
welcome. This year we are especially interested in papers or panels on
the following: pedagogical issues; progressive views of Islam; reading
Islamist texts; Qur'an and exegesis; Sufism; gender and sexuality;
in Asian, American (including Central and South American) and African
societies; Islamic arts (including music, theater, and dance), and
Note: the distinction between "paper" sessions and panel sessions:
In general, organizers should use the paper session option; this
you to enter separate proposals and abstracts for every individual
and also has a separate space to introduce the panel as a whole.
Because our review process is blind, however, we especially ask that
organizers pay attention to issues of diversity (ethnic, gender, age,
The "panel" option should be used much more sparingly. Examples of
two successful panels in the past were our "Teaching Islam after 9/11"
panel this year and the panel on W.C. Smith last year. In the pre-
organized panel, there is only a single proposal for the whole panel,
no space for individual paper proposals or abstracts.
The American Academy of Religion is the world's largest learned
and professional association of scholars and teachers in the field of
religion. Through academic conferences, publications and a variety of
program and membership services, the American Academy of Religion
(AAR) fosters excellence in scholarship and teaching. It also aims to
advance publication and scholarly communication on religion; to
welcome multiple perspectives on the study of religion; to support
ethnic and gender diversity within the Academy; and to seek ways to
contribute to the public understanding of religion.
The AAR's annual meeting is held every year in late November and
provides a lively and enabling context for free inquiry, disciplined
and scholarly exchange on the world's religions. The Study of Islam
section is one of fourteen program units of the AAR and was officially
recognized in 1986. It is one of the major sections of the AAR with a
standing and committed participation of more than a hundred active
members. One of the most diverse groups in the AAR, the section's
presenters, panelists, and audience represent scholars at all stages
their academic careers. The section also features regular attendance
participation of international scholars from countries including
Malaysia, Indonesia, South Africa, and China.
The Study of Islam section serves as a forum for current research on
Islam. The annual meeting of the AAR sponsors at least five sessions
related to the study of Muslim faith and practice as well as
individual presentations on Islamic topics in other program units and
sessions. The cultural and linguistic diversity, the regional and
range, and the varieties of methodologies currently used in Islamic
Studies make the section's offerings rich and diverse from year to
The themes of the sessions fall under the following categories:
1. The study of Islamic texts and scriptures;
2. The study of lived Islam in various regions and cultures;
3. Methodology and approaches to the study of Islam;
4. Issues such as gender, liberation theology, human rights;
5. Specializations within Islamic studies including Mysticism, Law,
Theology, Philosophy, Shi=91ism.
Our policy is to encourage methodological sophistication, ideological
diversity and inter-disciplinary discussion in our program. Shared
sessions with other program units of the academy have encompassed
fields such as Islamic Ethics, Gender, Islamic and Judaic Studies, and
Islam and Academic Teaching, and the Study of Religion. Given the
importance of scripture in Islam, the Study of Islam section
aside one session for Qur'anic Studies. The section encourages the use
of inter-disciplinary discourses that bridge textual, philological,
sociological and anthropological approaches to the Qur'an as well as
other Islamic texts.
An additional aspect of the Study of Islam section is its outreach to
broader membership of the AAR by offering sessions concerning the
teaching of Islam in the undergraduate liberal arts curriculum. Many
American university programs in Religious Studies draw upon non-
specialists to offer introductory courses on the Islamic world. The
sessions on teaching Islam provide a forum for addressing important
pedagogical issues. They also offer scholars an opportunity to
on the broader conceptual categories and frameworks used in the study
of religions. The Study of Islam section is thus a critical resource
the AAR for other scholars of religion who may not have Islamic
The Study of Islam section also has a list-serve for its members
islamaar. (To join the list-serve, follow the directions on http://
groups.colgate.edu/aarislam/listserv.htm). The list facilitates
communication about scholarly topics and disseminates information
about grants, employment, workshops and AAR business. Recent topics
of discussion on the list have ranged from the best software for
the Qur'an to the pros and cons of using novels in undergraduate
teaching. In addition to the e-mail list, a special announcement
members of all papers and panels with content of special interest to
Islamicists is sent to the membership before the annual meeting. As
premiere international forum for the study of religions, the AAR
role in influencing the way that scholars and teachers of religion in
America and abroad construct their curricula and discipline. Within
context, the Study of Islam section has a unique and important role
in shaping the academic study of Islam. Considering its growing
importance as the world's second largest faith and its social,
and political relevance to contemporary life, the Islamic world has
received the attention it deserves in higher education. Thus, the
Islam section's goals are: to anchor the study of Islam centrally
wider academic study of religions; to provide a disciplined forum for
critical inquiry and high quality, original scholarship in Islamic
and to encourage comparative and inter-disciplinary study of Islam and
Date: Wed, 25 Dec 2002 09:29:45 +0200
From: Martina Rieker <mrieker@...
Subject: H-Gender-MidEast: CfP: Sexuality After Foucault (Manchester)
University of Manchester
Centre for the Study of Sexuality and Culture
SEXUALITY AFTER FOUCAULT
November 28-30, 2003
CALL FOR PAPERS
In 2003 the University of Manchester will launch an interdisciplinary,
multi-disciplinary, and cross-faculty Centre for the Study of
Culture, with a particular focus on the relationships between
culture and history. To mark the establishment of the Centre at
Manchester, and to foster a stimulating intellectual exchange between
researchers and scholars elsewhere, we propose an international
conference on "Sexuality After Foucault."
Next year also marks the 25th anniversary of the translation into
of Michel Foucault1s History of Sexuality, vol. 1. Sexuality and
studies have been dominated by the claims and assumptions of
Foucault, though of late some scholars have suggested that the time is
long overdue to explore new paradigms and approaches. The purpose of
this conference is to debate the continuing relevance of Foucault's
a changing historical context, to assess its strengths and
to develop new theoretical approaches to the study of sexuality.
Some confirmed speakers include: Carolyn Dinshaw (New York
University), David Halperin (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor), Don
(New York University), Cindy Patton (Simon Fraser University), Valerie
Traub (University of Michigan), and Jeffrey Weeks (South Bank
We invite submissions of panel proposals or individual papers from any
disciplinary background which might address, but need not be limited
the following topics and questions:
SEXUALITY, HISTORY AND MODERNITY
Foucault1s account of sexuality relies on a specific understanding of
history and the Enlightenment which has been challenged from various
positions. Does Foucault1s historicism need revising? What other
discursive forces contribute towards our understanding of sexuality?
Foucault1s work neglected to consider (other) material pressures on
sexuality? Are sexological categories and reverse discourses still
relevant to the 21st century?
SEXUALITY AND =8CGLOBALIZATION1
Foucault1s work relates to a specifically Western context. In what
do cultural interactions force us to revise this perspective? What
effects of an increasingly =8Cintegrated1 capitalist world order on
disciplining of sexuality? What forms of resistance are possible?
GENDER, TRANSGENDER, TRANSSEXUALITY AND SEXUAL IDENTITY
Foucault1s work has been accused of being gender blind. More
studies of sexology have challenged the view that the category of
homosexual1 referred simply to same-sex attraction and not gender
orientation. What are the (changing) relationships between sexual
identification and gender identification? What tensions exist between
queer/transgender politics and transsexual claims? Are we witnessing
return to essentialism?
SEXUALITY AND REPRESENTATION
Do sexual identities continue to determine sexual representation?
witnessing the emergence of post-gay, post-lesbian or even post-queer
cultural production? Is it still meaningful to talk about a
between sexual subcultures and dominant cultures? Are cultural
representations accountable to subcultural formations?
SEXUALITY AND ETHICS
Foucault1s second and third volumes on sexuality articulated an ethics
absent from his earlier work. How adequate are his reflections on
ethics? What is the relationship between sexual ethics and sexual
politics? What are the ethical limits of sexual dissidence?
We particularly welcome panel proposals. Please organize your
* session title
* name of organizer, institutional affiliation, discipline or
postal address, phone number and email address
* chair1s name, institutional affiliation, discipline or department,
address, phone number and email address
* panelists1 names, paper titles, institutional affiliations,
departments and full contact information (including email address)
* a 500-word abstract describing the rationale of the panel and
Please organize your submission as follows:
* an abstract of between 200 and 300 words for a 20 minute paper
* a short biographical statement of up to 100 words
* institutional affiliation, discipline or department, postal
number and email address
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS & PAPERS: 28th
Proposals may be sent by post or email to:
Dr Laura Doan, or Dr David Alderson,
Women1s Studies Centre, Dept of English and American
Roscoe Building, Arts Faculty,
University of Manchester, University of Manchester,
Oxford Road, Oxford Road,
Manchester, M13 9PL Manchester, M13 9PL
Selected papers from the conference will be published in a special
Subject: Yorgun insanlar
Su musluktan içilir
Resimler kömür karasindan yapilirdi
Kizlara ninelerinin, erkeklere dedelerinin
Saatli maarif okunurdu
Bize de piser
Bizde pisen komsuya düserdi
Yildizlar parlak olurdu
Tursu, salça, manti
Karpuz kuyuda sogutulurdu
Erik agacinin çiçegi
Pencere camimiza yaslanir
Güz yapraklari bahçemize düserdi
Kardan adam yapilir
Evlerde soba yakilir
Kis gecelerinde masal anlatilirdi
Mahalleler bekçili olurdu
Ajans radyodan dinlenir
Çizgili roman okunur
Defterlere kenar süsü yapilirdi
Arkasi yarin gibiydi
Her gün yasanacak bir sey vardi
Herkes kendi düsünü kurar
Kendi hayatini oynardi
Hayat tek perdelik bir oyun
Stand-up bir yalnizlik gibi
Subject: Edgar Poe - Annabel Lee
Senelerce senelerce evveldi
Bir deniz ülkesinde
Yaþayan bir kýz vardý bileceksiniz
Ýsmi; Annabel Lee
Hiç birþey düþünmezdi sevilmekten
Sevmekten baþka beni
O çocuk ben çocuk, memleketimiz
O deniz ülkesiydi
Sevdalý deðil karasevdalýydýk
Ben ve Annabel Lee
Göklerde uçan melekler
Bir gün iþte bu yüzden göze geldi
O deniz ülkesinde
Üþüdü bir rüzgarýndan bulutun
Güzelim Annabel Lee
Götürdüler el üstünde
Koyup gittiler beni
Mezarý oradadýr þimdi
O deniz ülkesinde
Biz daha bahtiyardýk meleklerden
Onlar kýskanýrdý bizi
Evet !Bu yüzden 'Þahidimdir herkes ve deniz ülkesi'
Bir gece rüzgarýndan bulutun
Üþüdü gitti Annabel Lee
Sevdadan yana kim olursa olsun
Yaþca baþca ileri
Ne yedi kat göklerdeki melekler
Ne deniz dibi cinleri
Hiç biri ayýramaz beni senden
Güzelim Annabel Lee
Ay gelir ýþýr, hayalin eriþir
Güzelim Annabel Lee
Orda gecelerim uzanýr beklerim
Sevgilim sevgilim hayatým gelinim
O azgýn sahildeki
Yattýðýn yerde seni...
Edgar Allan Poe
Bir akþam ýþýklarýn daðlara güldüðünü
Bir akþam bulutlarýn seyre döküldüðünü
Görürsün hasretiyle sabah ezgilerinin
Bir akþam gözlerin ufka dalar pek derin
Kuþlar öter, uçuþur yeþil dallara konar
Umutlar yaprak yaprak alevlenir de yanar
Son mutluluk sesleri dökülür dudaklardan
Ýnsanlar gölge gibi çekilir sokaklardan
Rüzgar okþamaktayken anne gibi tenini
Gecenin kollarý sessizce yakalar seni
Anlarsýn gözlerinin dolup boþaldýðýný
Anlarsýn yalnýzlýðý ve yalnýz kaldýðýný...
Can yoldaþýn olmazsa olmasýn
Yalnýzým diye hayýflanmayasýn,
Eðilmiþ üstüne gökyüzü masmavi
Bir anne þefkatine müsavi.
Üç adým ötede deniz
Dosttur, ne öfkesi ne durgunluðu sebepsiz.
Bir derdin varsa açabilirsin aðaçlara
Aðaç yaprak verir, sýr vermez rüzgara
Ve kýþ yaz,
Dalda kuþ eksik olmaz
Dað baþýnda duman
Yalnýzlýk nedir göreceksin
Cahit Sýtký Tarancý
Öyle yalnýz kaldým ki hayatýmda
Kimi gün öldüm kimi gün ilah oldum
Çok zaman annemin dizlerine hasret
Koydum baþýmý kendi dizlerime
Doya doya aðladým
Paylaþýrsa dost paylaþýrmýþ
Ýnsanýn derdini sevincini
Dost ümidiyle ortalýða düþmeye gör
Hangi kapýyý çalsan kimseler yok
Hangi omuza dokunsam yabancý çýkar
Aþýk mý olmadým taparcasýna
Bir Mecnun geçti o çöllerden bir de ben
Diz mi çektirmedim alemde Kerem gibi
Ferhat gibi gürz mü sallamadým daðlara
Ne Leyla yar oldu bana ne Aslý ne Þirin
O gün bugün sýrtýmý kendim sývazlýyorum
Sabahlarý sokaða çýkmadan evvel
Cesaret þairim cesaret
Kendi saçlarýmý okþuyorum geceleri
Sevgilimin saçlarý niyetine.
Cahit Sýtký Tarancý
Pristina Summer University 2003 - Apply to Study
14 July - August 1, 2003
a.. 30 intensive courses, taught by international professors !
b.. 100 full scholarships !
c.. No tuition fees !
In the summer of 2003 the University of Pristina (UP) and the
Academic Training Association (ATA) will organise the 3rd edition of
the Pristina Summer University in Pristina, Kosovo. The programme
will bring together regional & international professors and lecturers
for a period of three weeks and will provide about 30 courses and
workshops in the field of humanities, law, economics, social
sciences, arts, medicine and natural sciences. In addition, public
discussions, lectures etc. will be organised on prominent issues in
Kosovar and (South) East European society. Recreational events and
excursions will also be organised for students and staff. Sixhundred
participants will be accepted at the PSU 2003, of which 450 from
Kosovo, 100 participants from the SEE region, and 50 self-financing
Pre-register now online at www.academictraining.org and be informed
as soon as the official registration process starts.
Subject: CfA: 2003 Harrison Small Grants
2003 Harrison Small Grants
The Southeast European Studies Association (SEESA) is currently
applications for its Harrison Small Grants program. SEESA will award
two grants of up to $500 to support graduate student participation in
conferences with panels on Southeastern Europe in the 2003 calendar
year. Grants will be made only to graduate students affiliated with
American universities, who plan to present papers in any discipline
to the Southeast European region, including the successor states of
former Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Romania, Albania, Greece, and
Turkey. Proposals which focus on comparative analysis of issues
national boundaries in Southeast Europe will be given preference.
will be disbursed once receipts from conference travel are submitted
following the conference. To apply, send a letter, a one-page c.v., a
supporting letter from a university faculty member, an estimated
conference participation (airfare/lodging, etc.), and a brief summary
the proposed paper to:
Prof. John Leafgren, SEESA President,
Department of Russian and Slavic Studies
Learning Services Building 305
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721
You may send inquiries about this program to the same address or to
Application deadline is March 15, 2003.
Subject: H-Net reviews posted to the web 16 Dec 2002 - 23 Dec 2002
The following 21 reviews were posted to the H-Net web site between
16 Dec 2002 and 23 Dec 2002.
Reviewed for H-Judaic by David B. Levy
Michael L. Morgan. _Interim Judaism: Jewish Thought in a Century
of Crisis_. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University
Press, 2001. Indes. $37.95 (cloth), ISBN 0-253-21441-6.
Reviewed for H-Minerva by Richard A. Voeltz
Maria Hohn. _GIs and Frauleins: The German American Encounter in
1950s West Germany_. Chapel Hill and London: University of North
Carlina Press, 2002. xiii + 337 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 0-8078-
2706-1; $22.50 (paper), ISBN 0-8078-5375-5.
Reviewed for H-NILAS by Mary Oak O'Kane
Warren David Jacobs and Karen I. Shragg, eds. _Tree Stories: A
Collection of Extraordinary Encounters_. Hygiene, Colo.: SunShine
Press, 2002. x + 181 pp. $16.00 (paper), ISBN 1-888604-22-0.
Reviewed for H-Gender-MidEast by Rehana Ghadially
Jonah Blank. _Mullahs on the Mainframe: Islam and Modernity Among
the Daudi Bohras_. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press,
2001. xviii + 408 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 0-226-05676-7;
$22.50 (paper, ISBN 0-226-05677-5.
Reviewed for H-Florida by Astrid Whidden
Elsbeth K. Gordon. _Florida's Colonial Architectural Heritage_.
Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 2002. 352 pp. $39.95
(cloth), ISBN 0-8130-2463-3.
Reviewed for H-SAfrica by James B. Petersen
Catherine Panter-Brick, Robert H. Layton, and Peter Rowley-Conwy,
eds. _Hunter-Gatherers: An Interdisciplinary Perspective_. New
York and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001. xii + 341
pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 0-521-77210-9; $30.00 (paper), ISBN 0-
Reviewed for H-Pol by Richard P. Mulcahy
Nelson Lichtenstein. _State of the Union: A Century of American
Labor_. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2002. xi + 336
pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 0-691-05768-0.
Reviewed for H-German by Rose Gatens
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Commentary No. 104 - Jan. 1, 2003
"Northeast Asia in the Coming Decade"
While the world's attention in 2002 has been largely concentrated on
an even more crucial arena of the world-system, Northeast Asia, has
extremely important developments in the past year. China has
passing of the guard to a somewhat younger generation. Japan has seen
and quiet pulling away from the U.S. that parallels that of Germany.
Korea has been the site of two events that promise to transform the
situation in the region and the world.
North Korea has reacted to President Bush's tough line - ceasing
negotiations and listing North Korea as part of the "axis of evil" -
demonstration that two can play at that game. The North Korean
announced successively that it has weapons of mass destruction, that
putting its nuclear reactor back on line, and that it has disabled the
nuclear detection devices of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
the very same time, South Korea has elected Roh Moo Hyun, the
the Millennium party dedicated to maintaining the "sunshine policy" of
President Kim Dae Jung. True the election was close, but until
Moo Hyun was expected to lose the election to a more conservative
one hostile to the "sunshine poli-cy." The tide of anti-Bush feeling
doubt helped Roh to win, as it had helped Gerhard Schroeder in Germany
earlier this year.
In the short run, both forms of defiance of U.S. policy mark a
President Bush. He may be thinking that he will get to the Korean
once he has solved the Iraqi situation and ousted Saddam Hussein. But
reality is that he can do little. His choice in the case of North
negotiate or fight. And much as he doesn't want to negotiate,
not a strong option. For one thing, the last war ended in a draw. And
if the world situation, politically and militarily, has changed from
years ago, it is by no means sure that the U.S. could do better this
What is sure is that a war would find both South Korean populations
U.S. troops stationed there highly vulnerable to sudden death. But if
Korea can force the U.S. to the negotiating table, it will be seen as
humiliation to President Bush.
What President Bush is counting on, apparently, is that the neighbors
North Korea - South Korea, Japan, China, and Russia - will join the
getting North Korea to dismantle its nuclear program prior to any
negotiations. It is however unlikely that the neighbors will invest
effort in getting behind the Bush plan, even if they too would like
North Korea's program dismantled. And in any case it is most unlikely
North Korea will cede to such pressures. What is more likely is that
pressure will lead to strong internal divisions in South Korea,
It would be a mistake to discuss this situation only in terms of the
immediate issues. It would be more useful to consider what are the
longer-term concerns of the three historic zones of Northeast Asia -
Korea, and Japan - and how the three sets of zonal concerns interact
each other. China's priorities seem quite clear: hold the country
strengthen its military, strengthen its share in world production, and
reincorporate Taiwan. Furthermore, I would argue that I have listed
order of importance for the Chinese government. In all four spheres,
Chinese government has made important progress in the last decade,
likely to continue to make progress in the decade to come.
should it falter in the first objective - holding the country
other three would become virtually impossible. And while the Chinese
government has been doing well in this regard, it knows that it faces
continuing dangerous situations interna!
For Korea - North and South - the primary issue is and will remain
reunification. But reunification on whose terms and at what price?
governments are determined not to make basic political concessions,
without some change reunification is impossible. Economically, North
seems to be in desperate disrepair, while South Korea is worried about
maintaining its relatively good position in the world-economy, which
threatened both by world economic downturn and the enormous costs of
approach to reunification. The German experience is very much to the
South Korean collective consciousness. I suppose South Koreans
sunshine policy could hope for a North Korean Gorbachev, but what
happen if one appeared on the scene is very uncertain.
As for Japan, the main political mood of the present is absolute
about what to do and the sense that, if one is unsure where to head,
best thing to do is nothing, or very little. There are two main
to recuperate the sense of world-economic dynamism Japan displayed in
1970s and 1980s; and whether or not to become a normal military
with that, to become a semi-independent political actor on the world
The reality is that the dilemmas facing the three zones of Northeast
are not soluble separately. They are intertwined because the lasting
influence of Northeast Asia on the world scene is dependent on their
to come together as a region economically, and thereby to form a
triangle in the political and military arenas. This means not only
the internal dilemmas of each but resolving very acute historic
Neither Korea nor China have forgiven Japan its aggressive policies
first half of the twentieth century. Japan still suffers from a
sense of cultural debt to China and even to Korea, and all its recent
achievements have not totally overcome the sense of unspoken
And China and Korea remain quite wary of each other.
Nonetheless, the three zones have a great deal to offer each other,
share not merely geographic contiguity but a common cultural heritage
very different from the kind of common cultural heritage that west
countries use as a mode of bonding. But it is the geopolitics of the
situation that is in the forefront. In an era of U.S. hegemonic
northeast Asia is in competition less with the U.S. than with western
as the major locus of capital accumulation in the half-century to
in an era of world-systemic transition, northeast Asia will not be
hold its own unless it can grapple with the problem of global
the demands of the South for a qualitatively different kind of
Facing either issue, that of the loci of capital accumulation and
overcoming the polarization of the existing
world-system, northeast Asia will not be able to play the kind of
manifestly wishes to play without coming together in some form. And
coming together is dependent on the ability of the three zones to
their current dilemmas and to help each other resolve them.
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