250 New Reviews (and still counting)


A selection of upcoming features at Dissertation Reviews during the 2012-13 season:


Minku Kim, The Genesis of Image Worship: Epigraphic Evidence for Early Buddhist Art in China, reviewed by Eric Greene (Asian Art History)

Zhang Fan, ‘Drama Sustains the Spirit’: Art, Ritual and Theatre in Jin and Yuan Period Pingyang, reviewed by Jeehee Hong (Asian Art History)

Jes Harfield, The Question of the Farm Animal: Welfare, Ethics and Public Policy in Modern Animal Agriculture, reviewed by Chris Degeling (Bioethics)

Chen-I Kuan, Debates on Gender and Technology: Cesarean Births in Taiwan, reviewed by Nathan Emmerich (Bioethics)

Monir Moniruzzaman, ‘Living Cadavers’ in Bangladesh: Ethics of the Human Organ Bazaar, reviewed by Lesley Sharp (Bioethics)

Pierre Fuller, Struggling with Famine in Warlord China: Social Networks, Achievements, and Limitations, 1920-21, reviewed by Kathryn Edgerton-Tarpley (Chinese History)

Guo Xiangwei, Review of Nanjing Municipal Archives (Nanjing shi dang’an guan南京市档案馆) (Chinese History – ‘Fresh for the Archives’ Series)

Scott Relyea, Gazing at the Tibetan Plateau: Sovereignty and Chinese State Expansion in the Early Twentieth Century, reviewed by Stephen Halsey (Chinese History)

Jim Bonk, Review of Ordinary Old Books Reading Room (Putong guji yuelan shi 普通古籍閲览室), National Library of China (Zhongguo Guojia tushuguan 中国国家图书馆), Beijing (Chinese History – ‘Fresh from the Archives’ Series)

Lucia Candelise, La médecine chinoise dans la pratique médicale en France et en Italie, de 1930 à nos jours. Représentations, réception, tentatives d’intégration, reviewed by Florence Bretelle-Establet (‘French Dissertations’ Series)

David Brophy, Tending to Unite? The Origins of Uyghur Nationalism, reviewed by Justin Jacobs (Inner Asian Studies)

Aurelia Campbell, The Impact of Imperial and Local Patronage on Early Ming Temples in the Sino-Tibetan Frontier, reviewed by Wen-Shing Chou (Inner Asian Studies)

Levi McLaughlin, Soka Gakkai in Japan, reviewed by Gerald Iguchi (Japan Studies)

Akira Shimizu, Eating Edo, Sensing Japan: Food Branding and Market Culture in Late Tokugawa Japan, 1780-1868, reviewed by Aaron Skabelund (Japan Studies)

William Fleming, The World Beyond the Walls: Morishima Churyo (1756-1810) and the Development of Late Edo Fiction, reviewed by Kelly Hansen (Japan Studies)

Park Bangsoo, Intimate Encounters, Racial Frontiers: Stateless GI Babies in South Korea and the United States, 1953-1965, reviewed by Eleana Kim (Korean Studies)

Erica Vogel, Converting Dreams: Money, Religion and Belonging among Peruvian Migrant Laborers in South Korea, reviewed by Judy Han (Korean Studies)

Nicola Bulled, ‘Finding Your Feet in the Field: Defining Your Role as a Researcher’ (Medical Anthropology – ‘Talking Shop’ Series)

Gleb Tsipursky, Pleasure, Power and the Pursuit of Communism: Soviet Youth and State-Sponsored Popular Culture during the Early Cold War, 1945-1968, reviewed by Sean Guillory (Russian Studies)

Gleb Tsipursky, Review of State Archive of Contemporary History of Saratov Oblast (Gosudarstvennyi arkhiv noveishei istorii Saratovskoi oblasti, GANISO) (Russian Studies – ‘Fresh from the Archives’ Series)

Koray Karaca, Historical and Conceptual Foundations of the Higher Dimensional Unification Program in Physics, reviewed by Aaron Wright (Science Studies)

Kristen Ehrenberger, Reviews of Bundesfilmarchiv Berlin, Stadtarchiv Dresden and Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Leipzig (Science Studies – ‘Fresh from the Archives’ Series)

Jessica Martucci, Feeding Babies, Making Mothers: The Science, Practice and Meaning of Breastfeeding in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century, reviewed by Charlotte Faircloth (Science Studies)

Tulley Long, Constituting the Stress Response: Collaborative Networks and the Elucidation of the Pituitary-Adrenal Cortical System, 1930s-1960s, reviewed by Lea Haller (Science Studies)

Aparna Sundar, Capitalist Transformation and the Evolution of Civil Society in a South Indian Fishery, reviewed by Aaron Mulvany (South Asian Studies)

Derek Elliott, Review of National Archives of India, New Delhi (South Asian Studies – ‘Fresh from the Archives’ Series)

Hope Childers, The Visual Culture of Opium in British India, reviewed by Eric Colvard (South Asian Studies)

Erich DeWald, Vietnamese Tourism in Late-Colonial Central Vietnam, 1917–1945, reviewed by Edward Teversham (Southeast Asian Studies)

Pingtjin Thum, Chinese Language Political Mobilization in Singapore, 1953-63, reviewed by Rachel Leow (Southeast Asian Studies)

Stephan Kloos, Tibetan Medicine in Exile: The Ethics, Politics and Science of Cultural Survival, reviewed by Theresia Hofer (Tibetan and Himalayan Studies)

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