Category Archives: Europe

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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…

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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…

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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…

The Qala Iktyaruddin Citadel is seen in Herat, Afghanistan, Monday, Oct. 17, 2011. An ancient citadel in Herat that dates back to Alexander the Great has been restored, a bright sign of progress in a country destroyed by war. The citadel, a fortress that resembles a sand castle overlooking the city, and a new museum of artifacts at the site was completed by hundreds of local craftsmen and funding and support from the U.S. and German governments and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture. (AP Photo/Houshang Hashimi)

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)…

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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…