Category Archives: China

Dissertation Reviews en français

Dissertation Reviews est un nouveau site web présentant des synopsis amicaux et non critiques de thèses de doctorat soutenues récemment et non publiées, relatives à une…

Beijing Municipal Archives

A review of the Beijing Municipal Archives (北京市档案馆), Beijing, China. I recently completed a year of dissertation research in Beijing, a substantial portion of which…

The Dilemma of Chinese Nationalism

A review of Searching for the Self: Zhang Shizhao and Chinese Narratives (1903-1927), by YE BIN. Where do nation, modernity, and tradition intersect?  This is…

Tianjin Municipal Archives

A review of the Tianjin Municipal Archives (天津市档案馆), Tianjin, China. During the summer of 2011, I spent one month at the Tianjin Municipal Archives. This…

Madness in Late Imperial China

A review of Mad Acts, Mad Speech, and Mad People in Late Imperial Chinese Law and Medicine, by FABIEN SIMONIS. In the spirit of Paul…

Modern Homes, Modern Families, Modern China

A review of Modern Homes for Modern Families in Tianjin, China, 1860-1949, by ELIZABETH LaCOUTURE. Elizabeth LaCouture’s dissertation is structured around the multiple meanings of jiating (家庭)—family, house,…

2010 Reviews Digest

PDF Digest of all Chinese History Dissertation Reviews posted in 2010 In preparation for a new series of dissertation reviews, we’ve compiled all of last…