Tag Archives: 2008 Dissertation

Islam and Modernity in Kyrgyzstan

A review of The Fruit of Devotion: Islam and Modernity in Kyrgyzstan, by Julie McBrien. In the growing scholarly and popular literature on Central Asia,…

Nevil Maskelyne & the Zenith Sector

A review of Constructing an Instrument: Nevil Maskelyne and the Zenith Sector, 1760-1774, by Nicky Reeves. This study offers a biography of the zenith sector,…

Genetic Discrimination in the U.S.

A review of Genetic Discrimination: A Genealogy of an American Problem, by Janet Elizabeth Childerhose. Many worlds are tethered together in the fine and even-handed…

Uyghur Muslims & the Making of Qing Central Asia

A review of Saintly Brokers: Uyghur Muslims, Trade, and the Making of Qing Central Asia, 1696-1814, by KWANGMIN KIM.  Kwangmin Kim’s dissertation is a significant contribution…

Motion Pictures & the Chinese Propaganda State

A review of International and Wartime Origins of the Propaganda State: The Motion Picture in China, 1897-1955, by MATTHEW DAVID JOHNSON.  Last autumn, the 60th anniversary…

Urban-Rural Divide in China

A review of Crossing the Urban-Rural Divide in Twentieth Century China, by JEREMY BROWN. In this well-written and extensively documented dissertation, Jeremy Brown tackles the daunting…