Category Archives: Fresh from the Archives

National Archives of India

A review of the National Archives of India (राष्ट्रीय अभिलेखागार भारत), New Delhi, India. I spent the early half of 2012 in the National Archives…

In the archives? Do tell!

Dissertation Reviews is seeking contributions to our ongoing “Fresh from the Archives” series. If you work in any of the fields listed below, and have…

Three Collections in Taipei

A review of the National Palace Museum Library (國立故宮博物院圖書文獻館), the National Central Library (國家圖書館), and the Grand Secretariat Archives (內閣大庫檔案), Taipei, Taiwan. One of the…

Two Collections in Yunnan

A review of the Yunnan Provincial Archives (云南省档案馆) and the Yunnan Provincial Library (云南省图书馆), Kunming, China. Archival research in Yunnan requires time, patience, and a…

Chongqing Municipal Archives

A review of the Chongqing Municipal Archives (重庆市档案馆), Chongqing, China. In 2010-11, I spent twelve months conducting research at the Chongqing Municipal Archives for my…

Zhejiang Provincial Library

A review of the Zhejiang Provincial Library (浙江省图书馆), Hangzhou, China. My research interests focus on the history of medicine and health in twentieth-century China. I…

Shijiazhuang Municipal Archives

A review of the Shijiazhuang Municipal Archives (石家莊市檔案館), Shijiazhuang, China. In late March 2011, I spent four days in Shijiazhuang to conduct research in the…

Academia Historica, Taipei

A review of Academia Historica (國史館), Taipei, Taiwan. My research explores Sino-German diplomatic relations between 1938 and 1944, with a particular focus on relations after…

Three Collections in Xi’an

A review of the Shaanxi Provincial Archives (陕西省档案馆), the Shaanxi Provincial Library (陕西省图书馆), and the Xi’an Municipal Archives  (西安市档案馆), Xi’an, China. This review, like the…

Sichuan Provincial Archives

A review of the Sichuan Provincial Archives (四川省档案馆), Chengdu, China. The Sichuan Provincial Archives comprise three administrative buildings nestled inside of a closed-off living community…