New publication: “The Challenge of Linear Time: Nationhood and the Politics of History in East Asia,” Leiden Series in Comparative Historiography Vol. 7, ed. by Murthy and Schneider (Leiden: Brill, 2013).
Here a recently published edited volume with articles discussing the reception of and critical engagement with progressive views of history in modern East Asia (http://www.brill.com/products/book/challenge-linear-time).
For two recent publications on the social and cultural side of notions of time and history see
- Yulia Frumer: Clocks and Time in Japan (Princeton: PhD 2012), for a review see http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/5353, see also http://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/en/research/projects/DeptII_Frumer_Astronomical
- A comparable book recently came out in China, see 湛晓白: 时间的社会文化史——近代中国时间制度与观念变迁研究 (社会科学文献出版社, 2013). For a review see http://www.guoxue.com/?p=16052.