Tag Archives: UC Berkeley

Gay Activism in Singapore

A review of How Does Law Matter to Social Movements? A Case Study of Gay Activism in Singapore, by Lynette Janice Chua. Lynette Chua’s study…

On Soviet Atheism, 1954-1971

A review of “A Sacred Space is Never Empty”: Soviet Atheism, 1954-1971, by Victoria Smolkin-Rothrock. The history of atheism in the Soviet Union is one…

Computer Science & White-Collar Work

A review of Post-Industrial Engineering: Computer Science and the Organization of White-Collar Work, 1945-1975, by Andrew Mamo. How might historians contextualize the way that the…

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,…

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…

Understanding Korean/American Evangelism

A review of Contemporary Korean/American Evangelical Missions: Politics of Space, Gender, and Difference. By JU HUI JUDY HAN. In this 2009 dissertation for the department…

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…