Category Archives: China

Office Purchase & Status in Qing China

A review of Power for a Price: Office Purchase, Elite Families, and Status Maintenance in Qing China, by Lawrence Lok Cheung Zhang. A recent Op-Ed…

Women in Tianjin, 1898-1911

A review of Beauty and A Broken City: Women and Their Publicity in Tianjin, 1898-1911, by Vanessa Qin Fang. As Vanessa Qin Fang’s dissertation demonstrates,…

Theater Culture in the Jin & Yuan

A review of “Drama Sustains the Spirit”: Art, Ritual, and Theater in Jin and Yuan Period Pingyang, 1150-1350 by Fan Jeremy Zhang. Fan Jeremy Zhang’s…

State-Making in Southwest China

A review of Gazing at the Tibetan Plateau: Sovereignty and Chinese State Expansion in the Early Twentieth Century, by Scott Relyea. In September 2011 two…