Category Archives: East, South & Southeast Asia

The Southeast Asian Sesquisyllable

A review of Deconstructing the Southeast Asian sesquisyllable: a gestural account, by Becky Ann Butler Among linguistic typologists, mainland Southeast Asia is often described as…

The National Library of Korea

A review of the National Library of Korea. The National Library of Korea (국립중앙도서관) hosts a sprawling collection of historical materials, relevant to scholars of…

Gender, Authority, and Islam in Suburban Chicago

A review of The Construction of American Islam: Gender, Authority, and Tradition in Suburban Chicago, by Justine Howe. Justine Howe’s dissertation details the rhetorical and…

Bangladeshi Immigrant Women in the 21st Century

A review of Education as Capital: Educated Bangladeshi Immigrant Women in the 21st Century, by Rifat Mahbub. This dissertation examines the experiences of educated female…

Ecowomanist Literature in the Chinese Diaspora

A review of Imagining the Decolonial Spirit: Ecowomanist Literature and Criticism in the Chinese Diaspora, by Xiumei Pu. Xiumei Pu’s dissertation consists of two main…

Western Explorers in Tibet

A review of Jin xiandai zai Anduo (Amdo) de Xifang ren ji qi lüxing shuxie (Amdo in the Eyes of the Yellow Hair: A Study…