Inner Asian Studies Dissertation Reviews

As one of our new series in 2012-13, “Inner Asian Studies Dissertation Reviews” will feature friendly, non-critical overviews of recently defended, unpublished dissertations in this vibrant field. If you are interested in reviewing for the new site, or having your dissertation reviewed, please contact

Introducing Our New Field Editor

Loretta Kim is Assistant Professor History at Hong Kong Baptist University. She holds AM and PhD degrees from Harvard University, and started her academic career at the State University of New York at Albany. Her primary research interests are Qing-dynasty frontier administration, the history of Northeastern China from 1600 to the present, and ethnicity in contemporary China. In addition to these topics, she has taught graduate and undergraduate courses on 20th century Chinese history in film, Europeans in East Asia during the 15th through 19th centuries, and comparative cases of imperialism and colonialism in Asia. [Website here]

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