Category Archives: East, South & Southeast Asia

Guo Moruo and the Chinese Revolution

A review of The Phenomenology of “Zeitgeist”: Guo Moruo and the Chinese Revolution, by Pu Wang. When I began studying Chinese, a young learner but…

Narratives of Southern Vietnamese History

A review of Reconceptualizing Southern Vietnamese History from the 15th to 18th Centuries: Competition along the Coasts from Guangdong to Cambodia, by Brian A. Zottoli….

Redefining Public Space in Hanoi

A review of Redefining Public Space in Hanoi: Places, Practices and Meaning by Sandra Kurfürst. Redefining Public Space in Hanoi: Places, Practices and Meaning analyzes…

Northern Song Reflections on the Tang

A review of Northern Song Reflections on the Tang, by Jeffrey Rice. Jeffrey Rice’s dissertation is a study of Northern Song historiography of the history…

Cultural Propaganda in Taiwan, 1950s-60s

A Review of Performing an Absent China: Cultural Propaganda in Anti-Communist Taiwan in the 1950’s and 1960’s, by Ching-Yi Huang. Dr. Ching-Yi Huang’s dissertation touches…

The Civilizing Project in Medieval Korea

A review of The Civilizing Project in Medieval Korea: Neo-Classicism, Nativism, and Figurations of Power by Javier Cha. This ambitious dissertation focuses on what the…