Tag Archives: 2013 Dissertation

Legitimation and Innovation in Tibetan Chöd

A review of Making the Old New Again and Again: Legitimation and Innovation in the Tibetan Buddhist Chöd Tradition, by Michelle Janet Sorensen. Encompassing intellectual…

Educating the Masses in China

A review of The Politics of Education: Popular Education, Quotidian Experience, and Contention over the Masses in China, 1927–1937, by Miao Feng. During the “Nanjing…

Assessing the Reliability of Prophecy

A review of Knowledge by Way of Prophecy, by Dani W. Rabinowitz. Dani Rabinowitz offers an original argument to the effect that prophecy is not…

A Cultural History of Wartime Japan

A review of Carnival War: A Cultural History of Wartime Japan, 1937-1945, by Benjamin Tsubokura Uchiyama. Benjamin Uchiyama’s dissertation revisits the culture of wartime Japan…

Religious Piety in Aceh, Indonesia

A Review of Becoming Better Muslims: Religious Authority and Ethical Improvement in Aceh, Indonesia, by David Kloos.  Becoming Better Muslims offers deep insight into the…