Tag Archives: 2012 Dissertation

Food & Balance in Rural Yucatan

A review of Practices of Care: Food and the Pursuit of Balance in Rural Yucatán, by Lauren Wynne. Care is a local category of practice…

Police, Democracy & the Indonesian State

A review of The Rise of Polri: Democratisation and the Political Economy of Security in Indonesia, by Jacqui Baker. Jacqui Baker’s dissertation is a significant…

Tradition of “Treasure Revelation” in Tibet

A review of Delivering the Lotus-born: Historiography in the Tibetan Renaissance, by Daniel Alexander Hirshberg. This dissertation focuses on the life and works of the…

Amoghavajra & Chinese Esoteric Buddhism

A review of Chinese Esoteric Buddhism: Amoghavajra and the Ruling Elite, by Geoffrey C. Goble. Scholars of Chinese Buddhism have often recognized Śubhākarasiṃha (637 –…

19th-Century Tibetan Buddhist Spiritual Advice

A review of Patrul Rinpoche on Self-Cultivation: The Rhetoric of Nineteenth-Century Tibetan Buddhist Spiritual Advice, by Joshua D. Schapiro. Joshua D. Schapiro’s dissertation, Patrul Rinpoche…

Sanskrit & Persian at the Mughal Court

A review of Cosmopolitan Encounters: Sanskrit and Persian at the Mughal Court, by Audrey Truschke. Audrey Truschke’s dissertation provides a detailed account of encounters between…

Fascism & Japanese War Paintings

A review of Envisioning Fascist Space, Time, and Body: Japanese Painting during the Fifteen-Year War (1931-1945), by Asato Ikeda. This is a bold dissertation that…