Tag Archives: Joseph Esherick

Madness in Republican China

A review of Spits, Chains, and Hospital Beds: A History of Madness in Republican Beijing, 1912-1938, by Emily Lauren Baum. This widely researched dissertation explores…

Modern China’s Encounter with the World

A review of Internalizing the West: Qing Envoys and Ministers in Europe, 1866-1893, by Jenny Zhengzheng Huangfu. In the mid-1980s, just as China was headed…

Chinese POWs in the Korean War

A review of To Return Home or “Return to Taiwan”: Conflicts and Survival in the “Voluntary Repatriation” of Chinese POWs in the Korean War, by…

Communist Takeover of Hainan Island

A review of Culturing Revolution: the Local Communists of China’s Hainan Island, by Jeremy Andrew Murray. In Culturing Revolution, Jeremy Murray provides a history of…

Chinese Rule in Xinjiang, 1884-1971

A review of Empire Besieged:  The Preservation of Chinese Rule in Xinjiang, 1884-1971, by Justin Jacobs. In comparison with its neighbor Tibet, the plight of…

Motion Pictures & the Chinese Propaganda State

A review of International and Wartime Origins of the Propaganda State: The Motion Picture in China, 1897-1955, by MATTHEW DAVID JOHNSON.  Last autumn, the 60th anniversary…

Urban-Rural Divide in China

A review of Crossing the Urban-Rural Divide in Twentieth Century China, by JEREMY BROWN. In this well-written and extensively documented dissertation, Jeremy Brown tackles the daunting…