Tag Archives: East Asia

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Spain and the Opium Trade in East Asia

A Review of La Participación Española en la Economía del Opio en Asia Oriental tras el Fin del Galeón (The Spanish involvement in opium economy…

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World History & Imperial Japan

A review of The Standpoint of World History and Imperial Japan, by TAKESHI KIMOTO. “This dissertation,” Takeshi Kimoto writes at the outset of his work,…

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Anti-Cigarette Campaigns in Modern China

A Review of “No Smoking” for the Nation: Anti-Cigarette Campaigns in Modern China, 1910-1935, by WENNAN LIU. This brilliant, meticulously researched dissertation by Wennan Liu,…

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Japanese Children & Total War

A review of Mobilizing the “Junior Nation”: The Mass Evacuation Of School Children In Wartime Japan, by Gregory Scott Johnson. In his dissertation on the…

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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…

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Christianity in the Japanese Empire

A review of Christianity in the Japanese Empire: Nationalism, Conscience, and Faith in Meiji and Taisho Japan, by EMILY ANDERSON In 1979, Matsuo Takayoshi’s articles…

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“Pleasure Work” in Modern Japan

A review of Bodies, Numbers, and Empires: Representing “The Prostitute” in Modern Japan (1850-1912), by ANNE MARIE LYN DAVIS. “The discursive production of the prostitute…

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The Dilemma of Chinese Nationalism

A review of Searching for the Self: Zhang Shizhao and Chinese Narratives (1903-1927), by YE BIN. Where do nation, modernity, and tradition intersect?  This is…