April 2013 Posts

[Archives Review, China]  Toby Lincoln (University of Leicester) review of the Jiangsu Provincial Archives (Nanjing, Jiangsu, China) and Wuxi Municipal Archives (Wuxi, Jiangsu, China)
http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/2243

[China, Korea]  Eunyoung Choi, “Gender, Justice and the Geopolitics of Undocumented North Korean Migration” (Syracuse University, 2010), reviewed by Sarah Eunkyung Chee (University of California, Santa Cruz)
http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/2366

[Japan]  Drake Langford, “The Violent Virtue: First Narratives of the Ishii Brothers’ Late Genroku Katakiuchi” (Yale University, 2009), reviewed by David Gundry (University of California, Davis)
http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/2715

[Southeast Asia]  Brooke Schedneck, “Constructing Religious Modernities: Hybridity, Reinterpretation and Adaptation in Thailand’s International Meditation Centers” (Arizona State University, 2012), reviewed by Joanna Cook (University of London)
http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/1532

[Tibetan Himalayan]  Mary Alyson Prude, “Death, Gender and Extraordinary Knowing: The Delog (‘das log) Tradition in Nepal and Eastern Tibet (University of California, Santa Barbara, 2011), reviewed by Annabella Pitkin (Barnard College, Columbia University)
http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/2435

[South Asia]  Oshan Fernando, “The Effects of Evangelical Christianity on State Formation in Sri Lanka” (University of California, Santa Barbara, 2011), reviewed by Kaori Hatsumi (Kalamazoo College)
http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/2618

[Science Studies]  Signe Nipper Nielsen, “From the ‘Workshop of Wonders’: Observing Generation in Danish Medicine, 1650-1800” (University of Cambridge, 2010), reviewed by Alisha Rankin (Tufts University)
http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/2575

[Bioethics]  Mirko Garasic, “Freedom, Consent and Autonomy in Bioethics: Justifications for Enforced Medical Treatment and its Refusal” (Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli [LUISS], 2011), reviewed by John Appleby (University of Cambridge)
http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/2819

[Science Studies]  Nathan Crowe, “A ‘Fantastical’ Experiment: Motivations, Practice, and Conflict in the History of Nuclear Transplantation, 1925-1970” (University of Minnesota, 2011), reviewed by Berris Charnley (Griffith University)
http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/2979

[Russia]  Kyung Deok Roh, “Stalin’s Think Tank: The Varga Institute and the Making of the Stalinist Idea of World Economy and Politics, 1927-1953” (University of Chicago, 2010), reviewed by Ethan Pollock (Brown University)
http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/2982

[Archives Review, Iran, Islamic Studies]  Christopher Markiewicz (University of Chicago), review of the Süleymaniye Library, Istanbul, Turkey
http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/3356

[Performance]  Margarethe Adams, “Music and Entertainment in Post-Soviet Kazakhstan: Ideology and Legacy” (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011), reviewed by Zhanara Nauruzbayeva (Columbia University)
http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/2483

[Iran]  Navid Fozi, “An Alternative Religious Space in Shi’a Iran: Sociocultural Imaginaries of Zoroastrians in Contemporary Tehran” (Boston University, 2011), reviewed by Hosna Sheikholeslami (Yale University)
http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/2950

[Chinese Lit]   Kuan-Yun Huang, “Warring States ‘Echoes’ of the Pasts” (University of Chicago, 2010), reviewed by Michael Hunter (Yale University)
http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/2285

[China]   Lane Jeremy Harris, “The Post Office and State Formation in Modern China, 1896-1949” (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012), reviewed by Pär Cassel (University of Michigan)
http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/2201

[Archives Review]   Tom Hulme (University of Leicester), review of Social Science Resources at the British Library, London, United Kingdom
http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/3487

[Archives Review, Iran, Islamic Studies]   Audrey Truschke (University of Cambridge), review of the Bodleian Library, Oxford, United Kingdom
http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/3365

[Talking Shop, Science Studies]   Joline Zepcevski (Minneapolis College of Art and Design), “Computer Science and Unconventional Archives”
http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/2418

[Med Anthro]   Noelle Sullivan, “Negotiating Abundance and Scarcity: Health Sector Reform, Development Aid, and Biomedical Practice in a Tanzanian Hospital” (University of Florida, 2011), reviewed by Meghan Halley (Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute)
http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/2986

[Korea, Performance]   Young Eun Chae, “Screening the Past: Historiography of Contemporary South Korean Cinema, 1998-2008” (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2011), reviewed by Joseph Palis (North Carolina State University)
http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/2971

[Asian Art, China]   Stephen Whiteman, “Creating the Kangxi Landscape: Bishu Shanzhuang and the Mediation of Qing Imperial Identity” (Stanford University, 2011), reviewed by Kristina Kleutghen (Washington University in St. Louis)
http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/2598

[Archives Review, China]   Steven Pieragastini (Brandeis University), review of the Shanghai Municipal Archives, Bund Location, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China
http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/2471

[Japan]   Kelly Hansen, “A Heteroglossic Theory of Proto-Genbun Itchi in Edo and Early Meiji Writings” (University of Hawai’i, 2009), reviewed by William Hedberg (University of North Carolina-Wilmington)
http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/2719

[China, Science Studies]   Shellen Wu, “Underground Empires: German Imperialism and the Introduction of Geology in China, 1860-1919” (Princeton University, 2010), reviewed by Ying Jia Tan (Yale University)
http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/3612

[China, Korea]   Joshua Van Lieu, “Divergent Visions of Serving the Great: The Emergence of Chosŏn-Qing Tributary Relations as a Politics of Representation” (University of Washington, 2010), reviewed by George Kallander (Syracuse University)
http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/2383

[China, South Asia, Tibetan Himalayan]   Arthur McKeown, “The Life & Times of Sariputra (c. 1335-1426)” (Harvard University, 2010), reviewed by Rae Erin Dachille-Hey (University of California, Berkeley)
http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/2362

[Archives Review, Southeast Asia]   P.J. Thum (National University of Singapore), review of the National Library of Singapore, Singapore
http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/3238

[Talking Shop, Bioethics]   Alberto Giubilini (Charles Sturt University, Monash University) and Francesca Minerva (University of Melbourne), “Bioethics & the New Media”
http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/3278

[Latin America]   Oscar De La Torre Cueva, “Freedom in Amazonia: The Black Peasantry of Pará, Brazil, 1850-1950” (University of Pittsburgh, 2011), reviewed by Alex Borucki (University of California, Irvine)
http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/3402

[Japan, Med Anthro]   Kathryn Goldfarb, “Fragile Kinships: Family Ideologies and Child Welfare in Japan” (University of Chicago, 2012), reviewed by Allison Alexy (University of Virginia)
http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/3330

[Archives Review, China]    Peter Thilly (Northwestern University), review of the Fujian Provincial Archives 福建省档案馆Fuzhou, China
http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/2840

[Chinese Lit]   Valerie Levan, “Forbidden Enlightenment: Self-Articulation and Self-Accusation in the Works of Yu Dafu (1896-1945)” (University of Chicago, 2010), reviewed by Liang Luo (University of Kentucky)
http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/2441

[China]   Tsung-Yi Pan, “Constructing Tiananmen Square as a Realm of Memory: National Salvation, Revolutionary Tradition, and Political Modernity in Twentieth-Century China” (University of Minnesota, 2011), reviewed by Alexander Cook (University of California, Berkeley)
http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/1972

[South Asia]   Gajendran Ayyathurai, “Foundations of Anti-caste Consciousness: Pandit Iyothee Thass, Tamil Buddhism, and the Marginalized in South India” (Columbia University, 2011), reviewed by Dwaipayan Sen (Amherst College)
http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/3540

[Iran, Islamic Studies]   Maryam Moazzen, “Shi’ite Higher Learning and the Role of the Madrasa-yi Sulṭānī in Late Safavid Iran” (University of Toronto, 2011), reviewed by Robert Moore (John Brown University)
http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/3759

[Science Studies, Visual Studies]   Geoffrey Belknap, “‘From a Photograph’: Photography and the Periodical Print Press 1870-90” (University of Cambridge, 2011), reviewed by Casper Andersen (University of Aarhus)
http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/3585

[Science Studies]   Berris Charnley, “Agricultural Science, Plant Breeding and the Emergence of a Mendelian System in Britain, 1880-1930” (University of Leeds, 2011), reviewed by Nathan Crowe (Arizona State University)
http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/3288

[Iran]   James Gustafson, “Opium, Carpets, and Constitutionalists: A Social History of Elite Households of Kirman, 1859-1914” (University of Washington, 2010), reviewed by H. Lyman Stebbins (La Salle University)
http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/3677

[Inner Central Asia, Russia]   Maya Peterson, “Technologies of Rule: Water, Power, and the Modernization of Central Asia, 1867-1941” (Harvard University, 2011), reviewed by Ian Wylie Campbell (University of California, Davis)
http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/3649

[Archives Review, China]    Macabe Keliher (Harvard University), review of the First Historical Archives of China 中國第一歷史檔案館 and the National Project for the Compilation of Qing History Library 國家清史纂修工程圖書館, Beijing, China.
http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/2836

[Archives Review, China]   Steve Upton, review of Upton Sino-Foreign Archive (USFA), Concord, New Hampshire, USA.
http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/3567

[Archives Review, Japan]   Judit Erika Magyar (Waseda University), review of Modern Japanese Political History Materials, National Diet Library, Tokyo and Special Collections Room, Waseda University Library, Tokyo.
http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/3062

[Korea]   EuyRyung Jun, “Virtuous Citizens and Sentimental Society: Ethics and Politics in Neoliberal South Korea” (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2011), reviewed by Seungsook Moon (Vassar College)
http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/2396

 

Image: The painting of Thingyan festival (Burmese New Year Water Festival) by Pagan era artists. Wikimedia Commons.

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