Category Archives: North, Central & West Asia

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A Narrator-centered Approach to History

A Narrator-centered Approach to History: Oral Sources in Amdo (Qinghai, PRC) This essay discusses some of the challenges that, despite being inherently characteristic of the…

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Non-Fiction Cinema in the USSR

A review of Le cinéma de non-fiction en URSS. Création, production et diffusion (1948-1968) [Non-fiction Cinema in the USSR: Creation, Production and Distribution], by Irina…

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DHAsia 2017 Call for Proposals

DHAsia, a pioneering Digital Humanities initiative at Stanford University, is seeking proposals for its 2017 short-term residency program focused on East, South, Southeast, and Inner/Central…

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Friendship in a Mongolian Mining Town

A review of Treasure Underfoot and Far Away: Mining, Foreignness, and Friendship in Contemporary Mongolia, by Marissa Jo Smith. The dissertation focuses on a mining…

Citizenship in Soviet Uzbekistan

A review of Implementing a Vision of Citizenship in Soviet Uzbekistan: Theory, Social Issues and Education, by Sevket Chevy Akyildiz Beginning in the late Brezhnev…