Category Archives: Western Europe


Chemistry in Imperial and Weimar Germany

A review of Citizens of the Chemical Complex: Industrial Expertise and Science Philanthropy in Imperial and Weimar Germany, by Juan-Andres Leon. The German chemical industry…


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…


Futuristic Writings in 19th-Century France

A Review of The Future Looks Backward: Projection and the Historical Imagination in 19th-Century France, by Thomas Chapman Wing. A sense of the future is…