02 March 2006

some people start to look like their dog...


and Debby and I start to look like our co-editor! here's us, proud editors of the Asian Art anthology, in the book fair at CAA. we used to get confused quite a lot, when we TA-ed together at Minnesota. back then we didn't really look much alike--I had glasses, Debby had bangs--but then, I also get confused with my colleague Ruth, who sports long dark hair. the book is, however both virtually and literally real. thanks to those at the conference who purchased it, despite my protestations that y'all are grad students and don't need to do that, and both Debby and I hope that it is helpful in your teaching of this 5-millennia, continent-wide "specialty" we all share.

4 comments:

MAKSGAAP said...

have you ever noticed that some people start to look like their cars?

Anonymous said...

So which one of us is the dog in that scenerio? ;) Anyway, I feel very honored to have my picture on your blog.
Cheers,
Debby

Moksha said...

I have a crisp copy of that book on my bookshelf right now - I am kicking myself that I never got the two of you to sign it!

Every once in a while in second-hand stores, I come across signed texts and wonder about the context of that signing. I have, for instance, a signed copy of Robert Grant Irving's Indian Summer. Just his name, no inscription - do academics have book signings?

In any case, while I may someday see what Irving's John Henry fetches on Ebay, I shall never ever do the same for the first edition of Asian Art by Hutton and Brown! I'm lugging it to the next conference for sigs...

Rebecca said...

As a grad student I once meekly asked Veena Oldenburg for her signature in my copy of her book on Lucknow. She graciously signed the book, dating her signature 1897! she laughed at herself, corrected it, and noted that clearly she'd been working on the colonial period for far too long...

I later discovered that Don Johnson (not of Miami Vice fame, but of Ames Library at the University of Minnesota) often has scholars sign his copies of books. so, if a librarian does it...

someday I'll see your book collection in person, I'm sure! We can sign it then...