Category Archives: East, South & Southeast Asia

The National Library of China Ancient Books Section

A review of the National Library of China Ancient Books Section (中國國家圖書館古籍館) In China, the majority of central government archives of the Qing dynasty (1644-1911) are…

The China Film Archive 中国电影资料馆

A review of the China Film Archive (中国电影资料馆) The China Film Archive (CFA) is sub-division of the China Film Group Corporation, and an important resource…

The Oriental Collection at Peshawar University

A review of the Oriental Collection at Peshawar University Working at Peshawar University libraries has been one of the most refreshing research experiences I have…

Gender and Restaurant Work in Shanghai

A review of Transforming Life in China: Gendered Experiences of Restaurant Workers in Shanghai, by Yang Shen. Although many existing literature study migrant workers in…

Oceans and the Environment of Early Modern Japan

A review of Bringing Whales Ashore: Oceans and the Environment of Early Modern Japan, 1600-1900, by Jakobina Arch. Jakobina Arch’s pathbreaking dissertation makes substantial contributions…