Category Archives: China

Organizing Shanghai’s Youth, 1920-1942

A review of Organizing Shanghai’s Youth: Communist, Nationalist, and Collaborationist Strategies, 1920-1942, by KRISTIN MULREADY-STONE.  Kristin Mulready-Stone’s dissertation documents the organization and activities of party-affiliated youth…

Chinese Women on the Run

A review of On the Run: Women, City, and the Law in Beijing, 1937-1949, by ZHAO MA.  Zhao Ma opens with several cases of “deserting…

Uyghur Muslims & the Making of Qing Central Asia

A review of Saintly Brokers: Uyghur Muslims, Trade, and the Making of Qing Central Asia, 1696-1814, by KWANGMIN KIM.  Kwangmin Kim’s dissertation is a significant contribution…

Motion Pictures & the Chinese Propaganda State

A review of International and Wartime Origins of the Propaganda State: The Motion Picture in China, 1897-1955, by MATTHEW DAVID JOHNSON.  Last autumn, the 60th anniversary…

Gu Hongming Reinvents China

A review of Gu Hongming and the Re-invention of Chinese Civilization, by CHUNMEI DU.  This dissertation illuminates the life and thought of Gu Hongming (辜鸿铭…

Urban-Rural Divide in China

A review of Crossing the Urban-Rural Divide in Twentieth Century China, by JEREMY BROWN. In this well-written and extensively documented dissertation, Jeremy Brown tackles the daunting…