Tag Archives: Benjamin Elman

Clocks & Time in Edo Japan

A review of Clocks and Time in Edo Japan, by Yulia Frumer. The logic of mechanical clock faces is seemingly obvious. We look at them…

Chinese Geology & German Imperialism

A review of Underground Empires: German Imperialism and the Introduction of Geology in China, 1860-1919, by Shellen Xiao Wu. After the German geologist Ferdinand von…