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Aug 28 2014

Read Brill’s most downloaded journal articles in Middle East & Islamic Studies

Read Brill’s most downloaded articles from Q2 2014 in the subject area of Middle East & Islamic Studies

These articles are freely available until 31 October 2014!

Discourses of the 2011 Arab Revolutions
Author: Ken Seigneurie
Journal of Arabic Literature, (Volume 43, No. 2-3, pp. 484-509)

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2519617

EDITORIAL: QUR’AN, ORIENTALISTS AND WESTERN SCHOLARS (Open Access)
Author: M. Daneshgar
Al-Bayan: Journal of Qur’an and Hadith Studies, (Volume 10, No. 2, pp. 5-8)

The Third Wave: Islamization of Europe, or Europanization of Islam?
Author: Maurits S. Berger
Journal of Muslims in Europe, (Volume 2, No. 2, pp. 115-136)

A STUDY ON THE SUFI INTERPRETATION OF QUR’ĀN AND THE THEORY OF HERMENEUTIC (Open Access)
Author: Maryam Musharraf
Al-Bayan: Journal of Qur’an and Hadith Studies, (Volume 11, No. 1, pp. 33-47)

FROM “CLERGY” TO “CELIBACY:” THE DEVELOPMENT OF RAHBĀNĪYYAH BETWEEN THE QUR’ĀN, ḤADĪTH AND CHURCH CANON (Open Access)
Author: Emran El-Badawi
Al-Bayan: Journal of Qur’an and Hadith Studies, (Volume 11, No. 1, pp. 1-14)

Back on Horseback: The Military and Political Transformation in Egypt
Author: Maysa Bydoon
Arab Law Quarterly, (Volume 25, No. 1, pp. 51-69)

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2634270

Reservations on the “Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)”  Based on Islam and its Practical Application in Jordan: Legal Perspectives (free sample issue)
Author: Maysa Bydoon
Arab Law Quarterly, (Volume 25, No. 1, pp. 51-69)

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2634270

Narratives of Inclusion and Exclusion: Islam and Muslims as a Subject of European Studies
Authors: Göran Larsson and Riem Spielhaus
Journal of Muslims in Europe, (Volume 2, No. 2, pp. 105-113)

When Did the Bible Become an Arabic Scripture? (free sample issue)
Author: Sidney H. Griffith
Intellectual History of the Islamicate World, (Volume 1, No. 1-2, pp. 7-23)

Even If It’s Not True It’s True: Using Unreliable Hadīths in Sunni Islam (free sample issue)
Author: Jonathan A.C. Brown
Islamic Law and Society, (Volume 18, No. 1, pp. 1-52)

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2519410

The Youth and the Arab Spring: Cohort Differences and Similarities
Authors: Michael Hoffman and Amaney Jamal
Middle East Law and Governance, (Volume 4, No. 1, pp. 168-188)

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b5026008

Book Review. Al MAKIN, Representing the Enemy. Musaylima in Muslim Literature. (free sample issue)
Author: Roberto Celestre
Oriente Moderno, (Volume 93, No. 1, pp. 321-323)

A New Introduction Sociology of Islam: Social, Political and Economic Transformations in Muslim Societies (free sample issue)
Authors: Gary Wood and Tugrul Keskin
Sociology of Islam, (Volume 1, No. 1-2, pp. 1-6)

The Sociology of Islam: Precedents and Perspectives (free sample issue)
Author:Armando Salvatore
Sociology of Islam, (Volume 1, No. 1-2, pp. 7-13)

Democracy and Islam: A Tale of Democratic Struggle in a Muslim Majority State (free sample issue)
Author:Mohammad Musfequs Salehin
Sociology of Islam, (Volume 1, No. 1-2, pp. 88-114)

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Aug 27 2014

Read Brill’s most downloaded journal articles in Asian Studies

Read Brill’s most downloaded articles from Q2 2014 in the subject area of Asian Studies.

These articles are freely available until 31 October 2014!

The Civil Examination System in Late Imperial China, 1400-1900 (free article)

    Author: Benjamin A. Elman
    Frontiers of History in China, (Volume 8, No. 1, pp. 32-50)

    An Overview of Social Stratification and Inequality Study in Japan: Towards a ‘Mature’ Society Perspective (free sample issue)

      Author: Junsuke Hara
      Asian Journal of Social Science
      , (Volume 39, No. 1, pp. 9-29)

      HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2474917

      Before Timur Came: Provincialization of the Delhi Sultanate Through The Fourteenth Century

        Author: Simon Digby
        Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, (Volume 47, No. 3, pp. 298-356)

        HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2367132

        Thomas Karsten’s Indonesia (Open Access)

          Author: Joost Coté
          Bijdragen tot de taal-, land- en volkenkunde /

          Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Southeast Asia, (Volume 170, No. 1, pp. 66-98)

          The Anthropology of Chinese Kinship. A Critical Overview

            Author: Gonçalo Duro Dos Santos
            European Journal of East Asian Studies, (Volume 5, No. 2, pp. 275-333)

            HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2471126

            Influence of China’s imperial examinations on Japan, Korea and Vietnam

              Author: LIU Haifeng
              Frontiers of History in China, (Volume 2, No. 4, pp. 493-512)

              Growing Strategies of Non-Profit Organisations in Japan and China (free sample issue)

                Author: Li Yanyan
                Asian Journal of Social Science, (Volume 39, No. 1, pp. 39-56)

                HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2474917

                Unilineal descent and the house - again: The Ngadha, eastern Indonesia (Open Access)

                  Author: Olaf H. Smedal
                  Bijdragen tot de taal-, land- en volkenkunde /

                  Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences of  Southeast Asia, (Volume 167, No. 2-3, pp. 270-302)

                  New Perspectives on Factor Markets and Ancient Middle Eastern Economies: A Survey

                    Author: Bas van Bavel
                    Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, (Volume 57, No. 2, pp. 145-172)

                    HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2367132

                    The Formation of Chinese Maritime Networks to Southern Asia, 1200-1450

                      Author: Tansen Sen
                      Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, (Volume 49, No. 4, pp. 421-453)

                      HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2367132

                      Were there “Inner Chapters” in the Warring States? A New Examination of Evidence about the Zhuangzi (free sample issue)

                        Author: Esther Klein
                        T’oung Pao, (Volume 96, No. 4, pp. 299-369)

                        HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2383565

                        The Media Rituals: The Relationship between Media and Religion

                          Authors: Hassan Khojastea and Abdolhosein Kalantarib
                          Asian Journal of Social Science, (Volume 37, No. 2, pp. 284-304)

                          HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2474917

                          Korean Dramas and Films: Key Factors for Their International Competitiveness

                            Authors:Jimmyn Parc and Moon Hwy-Chang
                            Asian Journal of Social Science, (Volume 41, No. 2, pp. 126-149)

                            HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2474917

                            Book Review: Steve Sharp Journalism and Conflict in Indonesia: From Reporting Violence to Promoting Peace. (Open Access)

                              Author: Herlambang P. Wiratraman
                              Bijdragen tot de taal-, land- en volkenkunde /

                              Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences of  Southeast Asia, (Volume 170, No. 1, pp. 157-158)

                              Ethno-Religious Communities: To the Problem of Identity Markers (free sample issue)

                                Author: Victoria Arakelova
                                Iran and the Caucasus, (Volume 14, No. 1, pp. 1-17)

                                HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2997767

                                Articles in Open Access and free sample issues remain freely available after 31 October 2014.

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                                Aug 27 2014

                                New additions for social sciences at HKU Libraries

                                Every Wednesday, the new titles for the current week are put on New Book Display, G/F, Main Library.

                                Click on the links below to find the new additions for social sciences for the current week and the past three weeks:

                                Users can also subscribe to RSS feeds to receive the latest updates.

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                                Aug 20 2014

                                New additions for social sciences at HKU Libraries

                                Every Wednesday, the new titles for the current week are put on New Book Display, G/F, Main Library.

                                Click on the links below to find the new additions for social sciences for the current week and the past three weeks:

                                Users can also subscribe to RSS feeds to receive the latest updates.

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                                Aug 14 2014

                                New publications are available at the Scout Report!

                                World War One: The British Library

                                The British Library has gone above and beyond with this multimedia collection of materials related to World War One. Offered as a form of scholarly rumination and educational resource, the site examines key themes in the history of the Great War, along with 50 newly commissioned historical articles, teachers’ notes, and much more. First-time visitors might look over the Explore area to find manuscripts, illustrations, letters, maps, and other items contributed by several dozen European institutions. The Teaching Resources includes 40 different items that cover topics such as aerial warfare, propaganda, and bombing raids. The Articles section is a masterstroke and it covers the lives of soldiers, civilians, and colonial troops.

                                Chicago Fed Blogs

                                The Chicago Federal Reserve has distilled some of its more academic works into this series of informative musings. The Community Development & Policy Studies (CDPS) blog brings together commentaries from staff members as well as guest commentators. CDPS is actually a division of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago that helps support the System’s economic growth objectives by promoting community development. On the blog, visitors can look over meditations on recent conferences dealing with city revitalization in the Rustbelt, along with musings on home ownership, urban infrastructure projects, and much more. Visitors can search through all of the posts or also navigate to a story of interest via the word cloud.

                                From Confinement to College: Video Oral Histories of Japanese American Students in World War II

                                This remarkable collection brings together video oral histories of Japanese Americans students during World War II. Created by a team of researchers at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, these interviews document the impact that students’ wartime experiences had on their college years as well as the rest of their lives. All told, there are eighteen oral histories here and visitors can learn about the lives of Gordon Sato, Frank Inami, and Rose Yamaguchi, among others. Visitors may especially be interested in learning about the students’ time in the relocation centers and internment camps scattered around the United States. All told, it’s a moving and thoughtful collection that will be enjoyed by anyone with an interest in American history.

                                [Source: Scout Report, Volume 20, Number 30, August 8, 2014]

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                                Aug 13 2014

                                Psychology Headlines Around the World from Socialpsychology.org

                                1. Is Musical Talent Rooted in Genes?

                                2. Losing Weight Won’t Always Make You Happy, Researchers Say

                                3. Risk-Glorifying Video Games Tied to Smoking, Delinquency

                                4. Midlife High Blood Pressure Linked to Later-Life Mental Decline

                                5. Intelligence As We Age Linked to Spotting Things Quickly

                                6. Teen Insomnia Linked with Depression, Anxiety

                                7. Dyscalculia Linked to Difficulties in Reading and Spelling

                                8. Scientists Discover Why Some Thrive on Less Sleep Than Others

                                Source: http://www.legacy.socialpsychology.org/

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                                Aug 13 2014

                                New additions for social sciences at HKU Libraries

                                Every Wednesday, the new titles for the current week are put on New Book Display, G/F, Main Library.

                                Click on the links below to find the new additions for social sciences for the current week and the past three weeks:

                                Users can also subscribe to RSS feeds to receive the latest updates.

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                                Aug 12 2014

                                Read Highly Cited Articles in Economics, Springer

                                The much anticipated 2013 impact factors have been released. Please click here to see the list of journals by IF ranking.

                                Read Influential Articles in Economics:

                                [Source: Springer http://www.springer.com/ ]

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                                Aug 12 2014

                                Read Highly Cited Articles in Environmental Sciences, Springer

                                The much anticipated 2013 impact factors have been released. Please click here to see the list of journals by IF ranking.

                                Read Influential Articles in Environmental Sciences:

                                [Source: Springer http://www.springer.com/ ]

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                                Aug 11 2014

                                Read Highly Cited Articles in Social Sciences, Springer

                                The much anticipated 2013 impact factors have been released. Please click here to see the list of journals by IF ranking.

                                Read Influential Articles in Social Sciences:

                                Read free for the next four weeks.

                                [Source: Springer http://www.springer.com/ ]

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