Tag Archives: 2011 Dissertation

Blood Donation & the Idea of Altruism

A review of A Genealogy of the Gift: Blood Donation in London, 1921-1946, by Nicholas Whitfield. Nicholas Whitfield opens his dissertation with the juxtaposition of…

Histories of Earth, 1680-1740

A review of The Living Rock: Natural, Human, and Sacred Histories of the Earth, 1680-1740, by Lydia Barnett. How do you write a history of…

Qing Formations: Two New Perspectives

A two-part review of Chinese Officials in the Hung Taiji Period (1627-1643) [皇太極時期的漢官 (1627-1643)], by TSAI SUNG-YING [蔡松穎]; and The Juridical System of the Qing…

Monsters, Obstetrics & Antenatal Life in Edinburgh

A review of Teratology and the Clinic: Monsters, Obstetrics, and the Making of Antenatal Life in Edinburgh, c.1900, by Salim Al-Gailani. Salim Al-Gailani’s dissertation explores…

Modern Weddings for a Modern China

A review of Balancing Rites and Rights: The Social and Cultural Politics of New-Style Weddings in Republican Shanghai, 1898-1953, by CHARLOTTE LUCIA COWDEN. In her…