Category Archives: China

China’s Conservative Revolution

A review of China’s Forgotten Revolution: Radical Conservatism in Action, 1927-1949, by Brian Kai Hin Tsui. “Revolution” and “modernization” are two of the central loci…

Jilin Provincial Archives

A review of the Jilin Provincial Archives. Are you conducting research on the late Qing and/or early Republican periods? Have you been searching for an…

Field Work With Swiss Migrants in China

Tracing mobilities and moorings in China – some reflections about my field work on Swiss migrants in Mainland China It is May 19th, 2015, 23:00….

Madness in Republican China

A review of Spits, Chains, and Hospital Beds: A History of Madness in Republican Beijing, 1912-1938, by Emily Lauren Baum. This widely researched dissertation explores…

Compradors in British Hong Kong

A review of The City of Intermediaries: Compradors in Hong Kong from the 1830s to the 1880s, by Kaori Abe Kaori Abe’s Ph. D. dissertation…