Character-Set: UTF-8WELCOME TO THE H-ASIA NETWORK!
PLEASE READ AND SAVE THIS MESSAGE.
This welcome message is designed to provide you with basic information about this network. It contains information on using the list (managing your subscription; tips on contacting and communicating via the list; ); rules for posting (style, editorial practice); information about the network's associated service on the World Wide Web; and contact information about the network's parent, H-Net.
I. The H-ASIA Network: Scope, Content, Purpose.
You have joined H-ASIA, an international electronic discussion group for scholars and teachers of various elements of Asian studies, especially history. H-ASIA has been on line since March, 1994. The principal regional emphasis of the list will be given to South Asia, South-east Asia, East and Northeast Asia and Central Asia. However, we anticipate discussions and announcements of a more general nature will be included to provide opportunities for comparative and topical perspectives, reflective of the many diverse approaches to the scholarly study of Asia.
H-ASIA has the status of an affiliated organization recognized by the
Association for Asian Studies.
H-ASIA is one of the lists of H-NET published at Michigan State University with additional funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. H-NET is a broad initiative to establish electronic communications among historians and to educate historians in the use of electronic media.
Subscriptions to H-ASIA are free. Although about 3/4 of our members are
in the United States, we have representation across a vast geographic
range, from Finland to Singapore, India to Argentina, Japan to Colombia,
Canada to South Africa.
WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO POST A MEMBER'S SELF-INTRODUCTION:
In addition to the short subscriber information form, we encourage all members of H-ASIA to post to the list a self-introduction in which you inform your new H-ASIA colleagues of your particular interests and activities. On H-ASIA there are no strangers--only friends who have not yet met. Introductions are not merely good form or a matter of being polite but have been found to be very valuable to other H-ASIA members looking for collaborators for panels and other scholarly activities.
Subscribers will receive automatically messages in their computer electronic mailboxes. These messages may be downloaded to a word processor, saved, discarded printed out, duplicated, or relayed to someone else. H-ASIA is like a newsletter that is free and published daily. Please note that we encourage subscribers to retain all indications of authorship for postings that they reproduce in other locations.
The primary purpose of H-ASIA is to enable scholars of Asian topics to easily communicate their current research and teaching interests; to discuss new methods of analysis; to test new ideas and share comments and tips on teaching. Relevant extracts from the H-NET JOB GUIDE will be posted, as will fellowship announcements Organizers of conferences, and symposia in Asian Studies are encouraged to post calls for papers and program contents. H-ASIA will attempt to stimulate dialogues between disciplines among Asia specialists through publication of course syllabi and reading lists, course handouts, bibliographies or guides to term papers. We encourage graduate students to post abstracts of their doctoral dissertations. Reports on new archival or bibliographic sources, new software, datasets or CD-ROMS will be welcomed.
The editors serve two-year renewable terms, with the approval of the H-Net
Executive Committee and rotate their duties. The current editor will be
identified in all messages coming from the list. The editors will solicit
postings (by email, phone and even by regular mail), will assist people in
managing subscriptions and setting up options, will handle routine
inquiries, and will consolidate some postings. Anyone with suggestions
about what H-ASIA can and might do is invited to send in ideas. The
editors will solicit and post newsletter-type information (calls for
conferences, for example, or listings of sessions at conventions.) Like
all H-Net lists, H-ASIA is moderated to edit out material that, in the
editors' opinion, is not germane to the list, involves technical matters
(such as subscription management requests), is inflammatory, or violates
evolving, yet common, standards of Internet etiquette. Please read
section III below for details about ownership, style, formatting, and
content of your messages. H-Net's procedure for resolving disputes over
list editorial practices is Article II, Section 2.20 of our Council Policies,
For a list of current editors, visit: http://www.h-net.org/~asia
III. Communicating Through the List.
A. Copyright notice. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY. H-Net considers all messages
posted to its lists to be a form of publication. All contributions to
H-ASIA fall under Art. III, Sec. 3.01-3.08 of the H-Net Council Policies concerning
copyright and intellectual property:
"H-Net is a nonprofit communications service intended to advance the teaching, research, and service of scholars, educators, and students. Preserving copyright rights is a collective responsibility: H-Net users and editors must respect the intellectual property of others. Consistent with the objective of encouraging creativity in scholarship and education, editors and users are encouraged to transmit copyrighted works to or through H-Net, with the express permission of the copyright holder or in accordance with the fair use provisions of copyright law. H-Net considers posting to H-Net lists or Web, as contrasted with private e-mail correspondence, to be a form of publication." In general, the author retains copyright rights to publication of any submission to the list, and grants to H-ASIA and H-Net permission to store, disseminate with full attribution, and make available to subscribers such submissions without further permission. Postings (such as H-Net reviews) that are commissioned by H-Net are copyrighted by H-Net and may be reprinted for nonprofit, educational purposes with proper attribution to the author, location, and H-Net. A full copy of the H-Net Bylaws and Council Policies and other important information may be found on the World Wide Web at: http://www.h-net.org/about/policies.php.
B. Contributions: "Netiquette." The tone and content of H-ASIA depend directly on subscribers. The editors want to encourage lively, informal, productive discussion and exchange of information. To that end, we ask that contributions be considerate of the needs of a busy audience of scholars, many of whom must pay for their access to the internet. A number of excellent guides to online behavior and style are available on the World Wide Web; we invite you consult them.
-- ALL MAIL TO THE LIST MUST BE SIGNED. The editors will delay posting until authorship and email address are confirmed.
-- CONTENT: Editors retain the right to review material for its pertinence, tone, style, and relevance to the list's mission. Ad hominems, unattributed quotations or innuendo, private messages forwarded for posting without permission, or messages that violate the norms of civility and professional courtesy will be rejected. Persistent violators can be removed from the subscription list.
-- STYLE: the default editorial style for the list is that of a letter to
the editor. Your remarks can be crafted to suit the tone of an existing
discussion thread, but in any case they should address the editor and not
make direct personal references to others, except where you are replying
directly to a simple query (e.g., "you can find this information in
Webster's Third International Dictionary."). Avoid excessive quotation of
messages you refer or reply to.
-- FORMAT: Please send messages in plain text: no styles, html, special
fonts, graphics files, or nonstandard characters (except diacriticals,
which are acceptable). Signature files are subject to editing for content
and length. Advertisements in signatures will be removed. Remove or turn
off .vcf, digital signatures, or other automatic attachments. As a rule,
editors do not redistribute attachments to the list; consider posting the
material at a web site, or consult with the editor concerning proper
venues for publication.
IV. Technical Information.
When you subscribe, LISTSERV will send you a confirmation message containing important information about managing your subscription. Please save this message as a text file for future reference. ALL changes to your subscription must be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org, the software that manages the distribution and archiving of list electronic mail.
For online help with your subscription, visit: http://www.h-net.org/lists/help/ email: email@example.com
1.) To subscribe: Normally, receiving this message from listserv indicates that you are already subscribed to the list. But should you need to resubscribe, send the following command (turn off signatures, styles/fonts, and word wrap if you expect the line to wrap), as an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org:
sub H-ASIA your name, institution
Example: sub H-ASIA Jane Smith, Illinois State U.
Follow the instructions in the reply that LISTSERV will send you in
response to this command.
2.) To unsubscribe, logon to the computer account from which you subscribed to the list, and send this message to email@example.com:
Please unsubscribe from H-ASIA and all other mailing lists if you are
terminating a particular computer account. You can then resubscribe from
the new account.
3.) To change your subscription address: if you have access to your old account, login to it and send the command:
CHANGE listname newaddress
E.g., CHANGE H-ASIA firstname.lastname@example.org
You then must login to the NEW account to confirm the change, or it will not be executed. If you do not have access to your old account, then write to the list address and have an editor make the change for you; be sure to provide your old and new addresses.
4.) To send your own message to all subscribers, send an email note
directly to H-ASIA@h-net.msu.edu. Please see III above on style and
formatting of messages to the list.
5.) To REPLY to a message so that all subscribers can read it, be sure that the outgoing reply is directed to H-ASIA@h-net.msu.edu, and not to the original author or to the editor. Replies intended only for individual authors should be sent directly to the author.
6.) If you are away for an extended period, suspend H-ASIA email by sending this to email@example.com:
SET H-ASIA NOMAIL
7.) After vacation, you can resume by sending to firstname.lastname@example.org:
SET H-ASIA MAIL
8.) If you prefer to receive one daily digest of all posts to H-ASIA instead of various individual posts, you can do so by sending this to email@example.com:
SET H-ASIA DIGEST
To return to individual messages, send the following message:
SET H-ASIA NODIGEST
V. The H-ASIA Site on the World Wide Web
In addition to providing interactive communications via electronic mail,
H-ASIA also maintains a site on the World Wide Web. The site is located on
the H-Net server at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan,
USA. It may be located by following the hypertext links at
http://www.h-net.org.The H-Caribbean web site contains the following
information and services:
- The archives of the H-ASIA list, known as its "logs." They are in
searchable and sortable format.
- The network's official documents: its welcome files, lists of board members and editors, contact information, and other founding and information documents.
- Hypertext links to resources in our subject: teaching materials, research archives, other lists.
VI. Advisory Board.
H-ASIA's daily activities are managed by the editors. Its long-term policies are developed by the advisory board. If you are interested in serving on the board, please contact the current editor. Board members referee incoming articles, reviews, and teaching materials; establish basic subscription restrictions and policy; advise the editors on disputes among editors and subscribers; monitor the list and make active contributions to discussion; and serve as the subscribers' voice in H-Net affairs. You are encouraged to contact any or all of the editorial board members with ideas and concerns about H-ASIA. You can find a list of current advisory board members at http://www.h-net.org/~asia
VII. Our Parent Organization: H-Net
H-Net is an international consortium of scholars in the humanities and
social sciences that creates and coordinates electronic networks, using a
variety of media, and with a common objective of advancing humanities and
social science teaching and research. H-Net was created to provide a
positive, supportive, equalitarian environment for the friendly exchange
of ideas and scholarly resources.
The goals of H-NET networks are to enable scholars to easily communicate
current research and teaching interests; to discuss new approaches,
methods and tools of analysis; to share information on electronic
databases; and to test new ideas and share comments on the literature in
H-Net's Bylaws and Council Policies, along with a list of its officers and
committees, is available at:
Among H-Net's many services are:
- Book and software reviews: timely, exhaustive, authoritative, professional, fast. Mailed through our lists and stored in searchable, printable, retrievable format on our site at the World Wide Web. http://www.h-net.org/reviews
- Job guide postings: at regular intervals, H-Net offers employment information in a broad array of fields in the humanities and social sciences. https://h-net.org/jobs/home.php
- H-Net calendar: announcements of conferences, papers, and professional activities, archived and searchable at our web site. You can visit our site and sample these and other services, at: http://www.h-net.org/announce
CONTACTING H-NET FOR MORE INFORMATION
On the World Wide Web: http://www.h-net.org Electronic mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
141h Old Horticulture
506 East Circle Drive
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (517) 432-5134
Fax: (517) 884-6994
Executive Director: Prof. Peter Knupfer
Michigan State University
Associate Director: Heather Hawley
Michigan State University