Category Archives: Culture, Society & Politics

Money and Trade in Qing China

A review of Money and Trade, Hinterland and Coast, Empire and Nation-State: An Unusual History of Shanxi Piaohao, 1820-1930, by Luman Wang. Shanxi piaohao distinguish…

The Making of Karafuto Repatriates

A review of The making of Karafuto repatriates, by Jonathan Edward Bull. Japan’s defeat in World War II ushered in the rapid dismantling of its…

Capitalism, Liberalism, and the British Empire

A review of Colonial Capitalism and the Dilemmas of Liberalism: Locke, Burke, Wakefield and the British Empire, by Onur Ulas Ince. Onur Ulas Ince’s dissertation…

Archives and Activism in Hispaniola

When I moved to the Dominican Republic in 2012 to conduct dissertation research on the history of Haitian migrant communities I knew I wanted to…

DR is Dead. Long Live DR.

Ever since Dissertation Reviews was founded in 2010, our goal has been a consistent one: to expose the scholarly world to cutting-edge PhD dissertations across…