Ramaswamy Venkataraman, one of the fathers of India and a true patriot, opposing the British rule and going to jail for it, passed away on Tuesday, at the age of He was India's eighth president and helped draft the country's Constitution.
News for January 2009
We have just received the Newsletter for Research in Chinese Studies, 108 (vol. 27, no. 4), a hard copy quarterly published by the Center for Chinese Studies (CCS). Papers, reviews and Sinology news from Academia are written in Chinese.
Today we received a research publication on Sinology written in English only. It is the Sungkyun Journal of East Asian Studies, vol. 8, no. 2, published by the Academy of East Asian Studies of Sungkyun University. Remarkable the paper "The Global War on Terrorism as Meta-Narrative: An Alternative Reading of Recent Chinese History", by Michael Schoenhals.
We have just received the Journal of Confucian Philosophy and Culture, vol. 10 (Aug. 2008), which is published by the Sungkyunkwan University, a private academia in South Korea. Papers deal with Confucianism, its idea and ideals and the more recent studies on it, and are written in Korean. The only paper written in English is "Early Modernity in Choson Korea: An Examination of two "Practical learning" scholars, by Don Baker.
A few days ago we have received the Newsletter for Research in Chinese Studies, 107 (vol. 27, no. 3), a hard copy quarterly published by the Center for Chinese Studies (CCS).
"The New State of Nepal: The Difficult Passage from Absolute Monarchy to Democracy" by Enrica Garzilli
At the beginning of 2008 I published the paper on Nepal titled “Il nuovo Stato del Nepal: il difficile cammino dalla monarchia assoluta alla democrazia [The New State of Nepal: The Difficult Passage from Absolute Monarchy to Democracy]”. It deals with the history of Nepal from the months before the coup d' of King Gyanendra of February 1, 2005 to the Revolution of April 2006, and the birth of democracy.
It has been published in Michelguglielmo Torri (ed.), Asia Maior. L’Asia negli anni del drago e dell’elefante, 2005-2006, Milano: Guerini e associati, 2007, pp. 229-251.
A few days ago the classical Indologist Mrinal Kaul, who is collecting the manuscripts of the Tantraloka of Abhinavagupta, the famous Kashmiri teacher florished in the 11th century, has posted the following request: