Category Archives: China

Archaeology of the Confucian Landscape

Archaeology of the Confucian Landscape: A Multidisciplinary Research Project at Qufu The multidisciplinary research project, “Archaeology of the Confucian Landscape,” investigates reconfigurations of the landscape…

Music & Prosody in Late Imperial China

A review of Resonant Readings: Musicality in Early Modern Chinese Adaptations of Traditional Poetic Forms, by Kevin Conrad Schoenberger, Jr. This ambitious study focuses on…

Preschool Education & Childhood in China

A review of Precocious Politics: Preschool Education and Child Protection in China, by Margaret Mih Tillman. Margaret Mih Tillman’s Precocious Politics, traces the creation and…

Ethnicity, Assimilation & the Chinese Nation-State

A review of Ethnicity and Sinicization: The Theory of Assimilative Power in the Making of the Chinese Nation-State (1900s–1920s), by Julia Schneider.  This dissertation discusses…

Visual Culture of Song Dynasty Buddhism

A review of Descent of Deities: The Water-Land Retreat and the Transformation of the Visual Culture of Song-Dynasty (960-1279) Buddhism, by Phillip E. Bloom. In…

Tombs & Politics in Early Han China

A review of Patronage, Politics, and the Emergence of Rock-Cut Tombs in Early Han China, by Allison Ruth Miller. Although few have been excavated in…