Tag Archives: Stanford University

Writing Geography in Early Medieval China

A review of Patterns of the Earth: Writing Geography in Early Medieval China, by David Jonathan Felt. In hardly any other period was China more…

Displaying Votive Paintings in Edo Japan

A review of Ema: Display Practices of Edo Period Votive Paintings, by Hilary Katherine Snow. This dissertation by Hilary K. Snow examines the diversity of…

WWI & Russia’s Religious Intelligentsia

A review of Providential Empire: Russia’s Religious Intelligentsia and the First World War, by Christopher A. Stroop. In this impressive and well-written dissertation Christopher Stroop…

The Social Life of Water in Mumbai

A Review of Infrapolitics: The Social Life of Water in Mumbai, by Nikhil Anand. Nikhil Anand’s dissertation is a nuanced, theoretically ambitious, and timely contribution…

Bishu Shanzhuang & the Kangxi Landscape

A review of Creating the Kangxi Landscape: Bishu Shanzhuang and the Mediation of Qing Imperial Identity, by Stephen Hart Whiteman. Within the growing interdisciplinary field…