Tag Archives: 2010 Dissertation

World History & Imperial Japan

A review of The Standpoint of World History and Imperial Japan, by TAKESHI KIMOTO. “This dissertation,” Takeshi Kimoto writes at the outset of his work,…

Christianity in the Japanese Empire

A review of Christianity in the Japanese Empire: Nationalism, Conscience, and Faith in Meiji and Taisho Japan, by EMILY ANDERSON In 1979, Matsuo Takayoshi’s articles…

Madness in Late Imperial China

A review of Mad Acts, Mad Speech, and Mad People in Late Imperial Chinese Law and Medicine, by FABIEN SIMONIS. In the spirit of Paul…

Modern Homes, Modern Families, Modern China

A review of Modern Homes for Modern Families in Tianjin, China, 1860-1949, by ELIZABETH LaCOUTURE. Elizabeth LaCouture’s dissertation is structured around the multiple meanings of jiating (家庭)—family, house,…

Sex, Eugenics, Aesthetics, Utopia

A review of Sex, Eugenics, Aesthetics, Utopia in the Life and Work of Zhang Jingsheng (1888-1970), by LEON ANTONIO ROCHA.  In 1927, a popular science author wrote…

Buddhists Discuss Science in Modern China

A review of Buddhists Discuss Science in Modern China (1895-1949), by ERIK J HAMMERSTROM.  Buddhists Discuss Science in Modern China is an innovative and fascinating exploration of the many…

Buddhist Activism in Shanghai, 1920-1956

A review of The Householder Elite: Buddhist Activism in Shanghai, 1920-1956, by JAMES BROOKS JESSUP.  This dissertation studies the role that Shanghai’s elites played in…