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From the monthly archives: December, 2018

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December 2018 AAS Member News & Notes

Congratulations to the eight AAS Members who have received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support their research: Aynne Kokas (University of Virginia), “Border Patrol on the Digital Frontier: China, the United States, and the Global War over Data” Tara Rodman (University of California, Irvine), “Transnationalism, Modernism, and the Orient in the Career of Japanese Dancer and Choreographer Ito Michio (1893–1961)” Eric Schluessel (University of Montana), “An Edition and Translation of Tarikh-i Hamidi, a Nineteenth-century Uyghur History of Eurasia” Satoko Shimazaki (University of Southern California), “Kabuki Actors, Print Technology, and the Theatrical Origins of Modern Media” Amy Stanley (Northwestern University), “Stranger in the Shogun’s City: A Japanese Woman and Her Worlds, 1800–1853” Jun Uchida (Stanford University), “Provincial Merchants and Japanese Imperial Expansion” ...

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Change of Plans: Conducting Research in Xinjiang

By Elise Anderson In April 2018, the China and Inner Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies awarded me a Small Grant to travel to Ürümchi (Urumqi, Wulumuqi), Xinjiang, China, to conduct a two-week feasibility study on the topic of “Gender and Music in Uyghur Society.” I planned to draw on my extensive connections in the region to conduct preliminary interviews and participant-observation, as well as to collect written and audio/visual resources, all with the goal of eliciting themes related to how gendered social expectations impact music-making and other forms of cultural production for members of the Uyghur minority. I envisioned this trip as marking the start of my first post-Ph.D. project. A slogan painted on a wall in a Turpan neighborhood, which reads in Uyghur: “Loving the homeland and Xinjiang; unity—making contributions; working hard; helping one another; opening up; progressing.” This and all other photos by the author, June 2018 My interest a ...

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