Category Archives: East, South & Southeast Asia

Poetry and Modernity in Meiji Japan

A review of The First Modern Japanese Poetry, by Rachel Epstein. Rachel Epstein’s dissertation takes as its primary focus the 1882 poetry collection Shintaishishō 新体詩抄…

The Fieldwork Visceral

The Fieldwork Visceral Fieldwork. Those of us who have done it—or are in it—all remember the panicked emails we sent to our advisors, the bits…

India-Pakistan Relations, 1947-1957

A review of The Finality of Partition: Bilateral Relations between India and Pakistan, 1947- 1957, by Pallavi Raghavan. Pallavi Raghavan’s dissertation is a counter-narrative of…

Experimental Photography of Ruins in China

A review of Building a History of Experimental Photography of Ruins in Chinese Demolition, by Xavier Ortells-Nicolau. “A philosopher who has evolved his entire thinking…

Conducting Interviews in Pakistan

Conducting interviews in Pakistan: An account from the field Pakistan has been under the spotlight of the international media since 9/11, most of the times…

Pastoral Adaptations in Northern Mongolia

A review of Modeling Late Prehistoric and Early Historic Pastoral Adaptations in Northern Mongolia’s Darkhad Depression, by Julia K. Clark. Mongolia has long proved fertile…

The Mobilisation of Indians in Malaysia

A Review of The Mobilisation of Indians in Malaysia: The Role of the Law in Ethno-Cultural Minority Mobilisation, by Thaatchaayini Kananatu. This dissertation seeks to…