Category Archives: China

Asian Archaeological and Textual Tensions

Understanding Tensions between Hegemonic Texts and Archaeology in East Asia My encounter with the tension between texts and archaeology began with my interest in early…

US-China Trade, 1784-1862

A review of Trading in Liberty: The Politics of the American China Trade, c. 1784-1862, by Dael A. Norwood. In the twenty-first century, government officials…

Transforming Inner Mongolia’s Frontier

A review of Transforming the Frontier: Land, Commerce, and Chinese Colonization in Inner Mongolia, 1700-1911, by Yi Wang.  Recent studies of the Qing Empire indicate a…

Bronze Weapons of the Sichuan Basin

A Review of Study on Bronze Weapons of Sichuan Basin (Sichuan pendi qingtong bingqi yanjiu 四川盆地青銅兵器研究), by Dai Lijuan 代麗鵑 Geographically, the Sichuan Basin is…

New Editor in Chinese Studies

Dissertation Reviews is excited to welcome Scott Relyea as the editor of our Chinese Studies series. We also wish to express our sincere gratitude to…

Chinese Muslims & Shari’a

A review of The Prophet and the Party: Shari’a and Sectarianism in China’s Little Mecca, by Matthew Erie. Since the People’s Republic reopened its doors…