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Recent Publication edited by Professor Nienhauser

The Grand Scribe's Records, Volume I

The Basic Annals of Pre-Han China

Ssu-ma Ch'ien

Edited by William H. Nienhauser, Jr.

Published October 1, 2018, Indiana University Press

Translated by Weiguo Cao, Zhi Chen, Scott Cook, Hongyu Huang, Bruce Knickerbocker, Wang Jing, Zhang Zhenjun and Zhao Hua

Congratulations to Nalan Erbil Erkan

On August 27, 2018 Nalan Erbil Erkan (Ph.D., Asian Languages and Cultures) successfully defended her dissertation, "The Writer and the Nation-State: Language, Aesthetics, Ideology and Power in Turkish Literature (1927-2015),” (Vinay Dharwadker, Advisor).
Nalan will begin a position as a Faculty Associate in the Department of German, Nordic and Slavic at UW-Madison next semester.

Congratulations to Anthony Lovenheim Irwin

On August 23, 2018 Anthony Irwin (Ph.D., Asian Languages and Cultures) successfully defended his dissertation, "Building Buddhism in Chiang Rai, Thailand: Construction as Religion,” (Anne Hansen, Advisor).

Congratulations to Michael Naparstek

On August 16, 2018 Michael Naparstek (Ph.D. Chinese) successfully defended his dissertation, "Figuring on Salvation: The Demonic Savior Wang Lingguan and the Power of Presence in Daoist Ritual and Image at the Ming Court,” (Mark Meulenbeld, Advisor).
This semester Michael will be teaching in the Religious Studies Department at UW-Madison.