Category Archives: East, South & Southeast Asia

Islam and Law in India, 1600-2014

A review of Evolution of the Place of Islamic Law within the Indian Legal Order, 1600-2014, by Jean-Philippe Dequen. In this thought-provoking and lively dissertation…

Gold and Silver in Imperial China

A review of Gold and Silver Production in Imperial China: Technological choices in their social-economic and environmental settings, by Liu Siran. Liu Siran’s thesis presents…

Courtiers and Warriors in Medieval Japan

A review of Divided Loyalties and Shifting Perceptions: The Jōkyū Disturbance and Courtier-Warrior Relations in Medieval Japan, by Michael McCarty. How does our picture of…

Writing Geography in Early Medieval China

A review of Patterns of the Earth: Writing Geography in Early Medieval China, by David Jonathan Felt. In hardly any other period was China more…

The Horse in Pre-Imperial China

A review of The Horse in Pre-Imperial China, by Xiang Wan This dissertation provides a rich account of the role of the domestic horse in…