Category Archives: East, South & Southeast Asia

The Meiji Newspaper and Periodical Archives

A review of the Meiji Shinbun Zasshi Bunko (明治新聞雑誌文庫) (Tokyo, Japan) Despite its name, the holdings of the Meiji Shinbun Zasshi Bunko are not limited…

Update on Archives in Tianjin and Shanghai

Brief update on the Tianjin Municipal Archives (天津市档案局) and Shanghai Municipal Archives (上海市档案局). To browse the electronic catalog at the Tianjin Municipal Archives, there are…

Shandong Provincial Archives

A review of Shandong Provincial Archives (山東省檔案館) (Jinan, Shandong, PRC). In May 2014, I travelled to Jinan, Shandong, to conduct research in the Shandong Provincial…

Disputed Indo-Tibetan Borderlands

A review of Imagined Places: Politics and Narratives in a Disputed Indo-Tibetan Borderland, by Swargajyoti Gohain. Swargajyoti Gohain’s Imagined Places: Politics and Narratives in a…

Colonial Botany in British India

A review of Making Useful Knowledge: British Naturalists in Colonial India, 1784-1820 by Minakshi Menon. This dissertation takes for its remit the emergence of colonial…

Reassembling Western Zhou Social Ritual

A Review of Between Kin and King: Social Aspects of Western Zhou Ritual, by Paul Nicholas Vogt. This dissertation is a study of socio-political aspects…

Health and Medicine in Soekarno Era Indonesia

A review of Health and Medicine in Soekarno Era Indonesia: Social Medicine, Public Health and Medical Education, 1949-1967 by Vivek Neelakantan. The year 1949 was…

Goddess Traditions and Kingship in Mysore

A review of The Goddess and the King: Cāmuṇḍēśvari and the Fashioning of the Woḍeyar Court of Mysore by Caleb Simmons. Caleb Simmons’ dissertation, The…