Category Archives: East, South & Southeast Asia

Commercial Dispute Resolution in Qing Chongqing

A review of Complicated Matters: Commercial Dispute Resolution in Qing Chongqing from 1750 to 1911 by Maura D. Dykstra. Chinese legal history is experiencing somewhat…

The Rockefeller Archive Center

A review of The Rockefeller Archive Center (Sleepy Hollow, New York, United States). The Rockefeller Archive Center (RAC) (http://www.rockarch.org/) houses collections of broad relevance to…

Pentecostalism in Post-Mao China

A Review of Cultural Intermediaries and Globalization: Transforming Pentecostalism in Post-Mao China by Ke-Hsien Huang The revitalization of religion in China since the 1980s, in…

Maharashtra State Archives in Mumbai

A review of the Maharashtra State Archives in Mumbai (Maharashtra), India. The Maharashtra State Archives is a major resource for academics interested in the study…

Historical Archives in Nanjing, Jiangsu, China

A review of the Second Historical Archives of China (第二历史档案馆) (Nanjing, Jiangsu, China) The Second Historical Archives of China (第二历史档案馆, sometimes abbreviated SHAC, and also…

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…

Early Japanese Poetry

A review of Uta Mokkan: a History of Early Japanese Poetry through Inscription, by Joshua Frydman. Joshua Frydman’s dissertation, Uta Mokkan: a History of Early…