Category Archives: Europe

Compradors in British Hong Kong

A review of The City of Intermediaries: Compradors in Hong Kong from the 1830s to the 1880s, by Kaori Abe Kaori Abe’s Ph. D. dissertation…

Guo Moruo and the Chinese Revolution

A review of The Phenomenology of “Zeitgeist”: Guo Moruo and the Chinese Revolution, by Pu Wang. When I began studying Chinese, a young learner but…

Museum Culture in the Victorian Novel

A review of On View: Museum Culture in the Victorian Novel, by Christa M. Tiernan. The relationship between museums, material culture and literature is a…

Persian Prison Poetry

A review of The Political Aesthetic of the Medieval Persian Prison Poem, 1100-1200, by Rebecca Gould. Rebecca Gould’s dissertation traces the Persian prison poem (ḥabsiyyāt)…

The Enzkreis District Archive (Germany)

A review of The Enzkreis District Archive (Kreisarchiv Enzkreis, Pforzheim, Germany). With its extensive and outstanding range of official and local records, southwestern Germany offers…