September 2012 Posts


[China]   Pierre Fuller, Struggling with Famine in Warlord China: Social Networks, Achievements, and Limitations, 1920-21 (University of California, Irvine 2011), reviewed by Kathryn Edgerton-Tarpley (San Diego State University)

[Southeast Asia]   Erich DeWald, Vietnamese Tourism in Late-Colonial Central Vietnam, 1917–1945 (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London 2012), reviewed by Ed Teversham (University of Oxford)

[Asian Art, South Asia]   Hope Childers, The Visual Culture of Opium in British India (University of California, Los Angeles 2011), reviewed by Robert Colvard (University of Iowa)

[Science Studies]   Jessica Martucci, Feeding Babies, Making Mothers: The Science, Practice and Meaning of Breastfeeding in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century (University of Pennsylvania, 2011), reviewed by Charlotte Faircloth (University of Kent, Canterbury)

[Asian Art, China]   Minku Kim, The Genesis of Image Worship: Epigraphic Evidence for Early Buddhist Art in China (University of California, Los Angeles 2011), reviewed by Eric Greene (University of California, Berkeley)

[Russia]   Gleb Tsipursky, Pleasure, Power, and the Pursuit of Communism: Soviet Youth and State-Sponsored Popular Culture during the Early Cold War, 1945-1968 (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2011), reviewed by Sean Guillory (University of Pittsburgh)

[China, Tibetan Himalayan]   Scott Relyea, Gazing at the Tibetan Plateau: Sovereignty and Chinese State Expansion in the Early Twentieth Century (University of Chicago, 2010), reviewed by Stephen R. Halsey (University of Miami)

[Southeast Asia]   Heidi Hoefinger, Negotiating Intimacy: Transactional Sex and Relationships Among Cambodian Professional Girlfriends (Goldsmiths, University of London, 2010), reviewed by Sverre Molland (Australian National University)

[Science Studies]   Kathleen Sheppard, The Lady and the Looking Glass: Margaret Murray’s Life in Archaeology (University of Oklahoma, 2010), reviewed by Annette Imhausen (Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt)

[Asian Art, China]   Fan Jeremy Zhang, “Drama Sustains the Spirit”: Art, Ritual, and Theater in Jin and Yuan Period Pingyang, 1150-1350 (Brown University, 2011), reviewed by Jeehee Hong (Syracuse University)

[Archives Review, South Asia]   Derek L. Elliott (University of Cambridge), review of the National Archives of India

[Archives Review, Russia]   Gleb Tsipursky (The Ohio State University), review of the State Archive of Contemporary History of Saratov Oblast (GANISO)

[China, DR World, Medical Anthro]   Lucia Candelise, La médecine chinoise dans la pratique médicale en France et en Italie, de 1930 à nos jours. Représentations, réception, tentatives d’intégration (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales and Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, 2008), reviewed by Florence Bretelle-Establet (CNRS / Université Paris Diderot – Paris 7)

[Science Studies, South Asia]   Susan N. Johnson-Roehr, The Spatialization of Knowledge and Power at the Observatories of Sawai Jai Singh II c. 1721-43 CE (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011), reviewed by Fatima Ahmad Imam (Lake Forest College)

[China, Southeast Asia, Islamic Studies]   Suchart Setthamalinee, The Transformation of Chinese Muslim Identities in Northern Thailand (University of Hawai’i at Manoa, 2010), reviewed by Francis R. Bradley (Pratt Institute)

[Japan, Science Studies]   Yu-Chuan Wu, A Disorder of Ki: Alternative Treatments for Neurasthenia in Japan, 1890-1945 (University College London, 2012), reviewed by Sato Masahiro (University of Tokyo)

[Science Studies]   Tricia Close-Koenig, Betwixt and Between: Production and Commodification of Knowledge in a Medical School Pathological Anatomy Laboratory, Strasbourg (mid-19th century to 1939) (Université de Strasbourg, 2011), reviewed by Rina Knoeff (University of Groningen)

[Russia]   Victoria Smolkin-Rothrock, “A Sacred Space is Never Empty”: Soviet Atheism, 1954-1971 (University of California, Berkeley, 2010), reviewed by Margaret Peacock (University of Alabama)

[Asian Art, China, Inner Asia]   Jui-Man Mandy Wu, Mortuary Art in the Northern Zhou China (557–581 CE): Visualization of Class, Role, and Cultural Identity (University of Pittsburgh, 2010), reviewed by Sarah Laursen (New York University)


Image: Poster for Work Projects Administration Statewide Library Project (1940), Wikimedia Commons.

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