Category Archives: Inner/Central Asia

The Qing Invention of Nature

A review of: The Qing Invention of Nature: Environment, Identity in Northeast China and Mongolia, 1750-1850 by Jonathan Schlesinger. For Western travelers in the 19th…

Central State Archive of the Republic of Kazakhstan

A review of the Central State Archive of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Центральный государственный архив Республики Казахстан / Қазақстан Республикасы Орталық мемлекеттік мұрағаты), Almaty, Kazakhstan….

Inner/Central Asia + Tibetan/Himalayan

In the 2013-2014 academic year, Dissertation Reviews will continue to post reviews of recently filed dissertations, up-to-date reports from various archives and libraries, as well…

Rangeland Ecosystem & Pastoralism in Tibet

A review of From “Retire Livestock, Restore Rangeland” to the Compensation for Ecological Services: State Interventions into Rangeland Ecosystem and Pastoralism in Tibet, by Yönten…

Inner Asia Goes Central

We’re very excited to announce that “Inner Asia Dissertation Reviews” will be expanding to include Central Asia Studies in the 2013-2014 season. Joining forces with…

Chinese Revolution on the Tibetan Frontier

A review of The Chinese Revolution on the Tibetan Frontier: State Building, National Integration and Socialist Transformation, Zeku (Tsékhok) County, 1953-1958, by Benno Ryan Weiner….

Music & Entertainment in Kazakhstan

A review of Music and Entertainment in Post-Soviet Kazakhstan: Ideology and Legacy, by Margarethe Adams. Margarethe Adams’ dissertation investigates the postsocialist articulation of political ideologies…