Tag Archives: 2009 Dissertation

Papier-mâché Botanical Models of Dr Auzoux

A review of Designer Nature: The Papier-mâché Botanical Teaching Models of Dr Auzoux in Nineteenth-Century France, Great Britain and America, by Margaret Olszewski. Margaret Olszewski’s…

The Politics of Writing in Japan

A review of The Politics of Writing: Tenkō and the Crisis of Representation, by YUKIKO SHIGETO. The phenomenon of tenkō (“conversion”), which typically marks individuals’…

Anti-Cigarette Campaigns in Modern China

A Review of “No Smoking” for the Nation: Anti-Cigarette Campaigns in Modern China, 1910-1935, by WENNAN LIU. This brilliant, meticulously researched dissertation by Wennan Liu,…

Japanese Children & Total War

A review of Mobilizing the “Junior Nation”: The Mass Evacuation Of School Children In Wartime Japan, by Gregory Scott Johnson. In his dissertation on the…

Understanding Korean/American Evangelism

A review of Contemporary Korean/American Evangelical Missions: Politics of Space, Gender, and Difference. By JU HUI JUDY HAN. In this 2009 dissertation for the department…

“Pleasure Work” in Modern Japan

A review of Bodies, Numbers, and Empires: Representing “The Prostitute” in Modern Japan (1850-1912), by ANNE MARIE LYN DAVIS. “The discursive production of the prostitute…

The Dilemma of Chinese Nationalism

A review of Searching for the Self: Zhang Shizhao and Chinese Narratives (1903-1927), by YE BIN. Where do nation, modernity, and tradition intersect?  This is…