Category Archives: East, South & Southeast Asia

Motion Pictures & the Chinese Propaganda State

A review of International and Wartime Origins of the Propaganda State: The Motion Picture in China, 1897-1955, by MATTHEW DAVID JOHNSON.  Last autumn, the 60th anniversary…

Gu Hongming Reinvents China

A review of Gu Hongming and the Re-invention of Chinese Civilization, by CHUNMEI DU.  This dissertation illuminates the life and thought of Gu Hongming (辜鸿铭…

Urban-Rural Divide in China

A review of Crossing the Urban-Rural Divide in Twentieth Century China, by JEREMY BROWN. In this well-written and extensively documented dissertation, Jeremy Brown tackles the daunting…