Category Archives: East, South & Southeast Asia

Spanish Travelers in China, 1870-1910

A review of Nostalgia imperial: crónicas de viajeros españoles por China (1870-1910) [Imperial Nostalgia: chronicles of Spanish travelers in China (1870-1910)], by Qing Ai. Spaniards…

Tourist Culture in China, 1895-1949

A review of On the Move: Tourist Culture in China, 1895-1949, by António Eduardo Hawthorne Barrento. In recent decades, a substantial literature in English identifies…

Marriage Migration in Asia

A review of Transnational Marriage, Gendered Migration and the Wellbeing of Asian Women Migrants: A Mixed-Methods Comparative Study of Taiwan and South Korea, by Hsin-Chieh…

Migrant Factory Women in China’s Hinterland

A review of When Migrant Factory Women Return Home: Their Life Experiences in Fast Growing China’s Hinterland, by Yuchen Han. Yuchen Han’s timely and insightful…

The Formation and Development of a Shang City

A Review of Becoming a Capital: Formation and Development of Zhengzhou Shang City 鄭州商代都邑地位的形成與發展, by Weidong Hou 侯衛東 In this inspiring dissertation, Weidong Hou reconstructs…

Spain and the Opium Trade in East Asia

A Review of La Participación Española en la Economía del Opio en Asia Oriental tras el Fin del Galeón (The Spanish involvement in opium economy…