Tag Archives: Gender

Madness in Late Imperial China

A review of Mad Acts, Mad Speech, and Mad People in Late Imperial Chinese Law and Medicine, by FABIEN SIMONIS. In the spirit of Paul…

“Multiculturalism Explosion” in South Korea

A review of Immigration Challenges and “Multicultural” Responses: The State, the Dominant Ethnie and Immigrants in South Korea, by HUI-JUNG KIM. This dissertation broadly explores…

Modern Homes, Modern Families, Modern China

A review of Modern Homes for Modern Families in Tianjin, China, 1860-1949, by ELIZABETH LaCOUTURE. Elizabeth LaCouture’s dissertation is structured around the multiple meanings of jiating (家庭)—family, house,…

Sex, Eugenics, Aesthetics, Utopia

A review of Sex, Eugenics, Aesthetics, Utopia in the Life and Work of Zhang Jingsheng (1888-1970), by LEON ANTONIO ROCHA.  In 1927, a popular science author wrote…

Chinese Women on the Run

A review of On the Run: Women, City, and the Law in Beijing, 1937-1949, by ZHAO MA.  Zhao Ma opens with several cases of “deserting…