Tag Archives: UC Berkeley

Preschool Education & Childhood in China

A review of Precocious Politics: Preschool Education and Child Protection in China, by Margaret Mih Tillman. Margaret Mih Tillman’s Precocious Politics, traces the creation and…

The Early Ottoman Reception of Ibn ‘Arabi

A review of Friend and Foe: The Early Ottoman Reception of Ibn ‘Arabī, by Ahmed Zildžić. Ahmed Zildžić’s dissertation, Friend and Foe: The Early Ottoman…

Culture & Media in Post-Socialist China

A review of Information Fantasies: Culture and Media in the Post-Mao “New Era,” by Xiao Liu. The transition from socialism to post-socialism is undoubtedly pivotal…

Birth Pangs of the Malaysian Nation

A review of Contested Nationalisms and Propaganda: Birth Pangs of a Malaysian Nation, 1957-1969, by Cheong Soon Gan.  In the first twelve years of Malaya/Malaysia’s independence,…

Dance in the People’s Republic of China

A review of The Dialectics of Virtuosity: Dance in the People’s Republic of China, 1949-2009, by Emily Elissa Wilcox. In this highly readable and intellectually…

Tibetan Medicine in Indian Exile

A review of Tibetan Medicine in Exile: The Ethics, Politics and Science of Cultural Survival, by Stephan Kloos. This dissertation offers the first comprehensive ethnographic…