Tag Archives: Columbia University

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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…

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Courtiers and Warriors in Medieval Japan

A review of Divided Loyalties and Shifting Perceptions: The Jōkyū Disturbance and Courtier-Warrior Relations in Medieval Japan, by Michael McCarty. How does our picture of…

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China’s Conservative Revolution

A review of China’s Forgotten Revolution: Radical Conservatism in Action, 1927-1949, by Brian Kai Hin Tsui. “Revolution” and “modernization” are two of the central loci…

The Qala Iktyaruddin Citadel is seen in Herat, Afghanistan, Monday, Oct. 17, 2011. An ancient citadel in Herat that dates back to Alexander the Great has been restored, a bright sign of progress in a country destroyed by war. The citadel, a fortress that resembles a sand castle overlooking the city, and a new museum of artifacts at the site was completed by hundreds of local craftsmen and funding and support from the U.S. and German governments and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture. (AP Photo/Houshang Hashimi)

Persian Prison Poetry

A review of The Political Aesthetic of the Medieval Persian Prison Poem, 1100-1200, by Rebecca Gould. Rebecca Gould’s dissertation traces the Persian prison poem (ḥabsiyyāt)…