Category Archives: China

The Formation and Development of a Shang City

A Review of Becoming a Capital: Formation and Development of Zhengzhou Shang City 鄭州商代都邑地位的形成與發展, by Weidong Hou 侯衛東 In this inspiring dissertation, Weidong Hou reconstructs…

Spain and the Opium Trade in East Asia

A Review of La Participación Española en la Economía del Opio en Asia Oriental tras el Fin del Galeón (The Spanish involvement in opium economy…

Ecowomanist Literature in the Chinese Diaspora

A review of Imagining the Decolonial Spirit: Ecowomanist Literature and Criticism in the Chinese Diaspora, by Xiumei Pu. Xiumei Pu’s dissertation consists of two main…

Western Explorers in Tibet

A review of Jin xiandai zai Anduo (Amdo) de Xifang ren ji qi lüxing shuxie (Amdo in the Eyes of the Yellow Hair: A Study…

Motherhood in Early China

A review of Motherhood in Early China, by Smadar Winter. Smadar Winter’s dissertation addresses motherhood as a crucial aspect of women’s history in early China,…