Category Archives: China

Chinese Rule in Xinjiang, 1884-1971

A review of Empire Besieged:  The Preservation of Chinese Rule in Xinjiang, 1884-1971, by Justin Jacobs. In comparison with its neighbor Tibet, the plight of…

Nanjing Library Republican Collection

A review of the Republican-era Collections, Nanjing Library (南京图书馆,民国文献阅览室), Nanjing, China. In June 2012, I conducted archival research in Nanjing for my PhD dissertation on…

Mahjong, Memory & Hidden Histories

During a recent conversation with a knowledgeable and helpful librarian, he asked me if I had looked for archives specific to my topic. My dissertation…