Category Archives: China

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…

20 New Reviews

20 New Dissertation Reviews Scheduled for 2011 Chinese History Dissertation Reviews is proud to announce that over 20 new dissertations are set to be featured during the…

Sex, Eugenics, Aesthetics, Utopia

A review of Sex, Eugenics, Aesthetics, Utopia in the Life and Work of Zhang Jingsheng (1888-1970), by LEON ANTONIO ROCHA.  In 1927, a popular science author wrote…

Checking our “Facts”

The Rise of the “Fact” in Modern China: Reading Historical Evidence Against the Grain My first interest in the question of the fact, especially the…

Buddhists Discuss Science in Modern China

A review of Buddhists Discuss Science in Modern China (1895-1949), by ERIK J HAMMERSTROM.  Buddhists Discuss Science in Modern China is an innovative and fascinating exploration of the many…

Buddhist Activism in Shanghai, 1920-1956

A review of The Householder Elite: Buddhist Activism in Shanghai, 1920-1956, by JAMES BROOKS JESSUP.  This dissertation studies the role that Shanghai’s elites played in…

Samgha-State Relations in Tenth-Century China

A review of Buddhist Empires: Saṃgha-State Relations in Tenth-Century China, by BENJAMIN BROSE.  Benjamin Brose’s dissertation is path-breaking in producing a history of Buddhism during the pivotal…

Industrial Enterprise in Modern China, 1890-1957

A review of Yudahua: The Growth of An Industrial Enterprise in Modern China 1890-1957, by JUANJUAN PENG.  This dissertation revisits the early industrialization and business history…