Korea in Autumn—Baegyangsa Temple in Jeolla-do, photo courtesy of the Korea Tourism Organization.

This issue opens with a timely discussion of a South Asian country that has just ended an extended period of violence: “After the War: A New Patriotism in Sri Lanka?” This essay is the fifth contribution to the newest of Journal of Asian Studies genres, and the first to be written by a scholar based in Asia. Its author, Nira Wickramasinghe, is a scholar educated in France (at the Université de Paris IV-Sorbonne) and the United Kingdom (receiving a doctorate from Oxford), who is currently a professor of history and international relations at the University of Colombo. She is the author of books such as Sri Lanka in the Modern Age: A History of Contested Identities (a 2006 work published jointly by Hurst and the University of Hawai‘i Press), and she has written before...

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