Tag Archives: University of Chicago

Transforming Inner Mongolia’s Frontier

A review of Transforming the Frontier: Land, Commerce, and Chinese Colonization in Inner Mongolia, 1700-1911, by Yi Wang.  Recent studies of the Qing Empire indicate a…

Environmental Capitalism in Patagonia

A review of Topographies of Risk: Social Practice and Environmental Capitalism in Patagonia, by Marcos Alexander Mendoza. Andean Patagonia is often depicted as a scarcely…

Genri Nippon and “Japaneseness”

A review of Philosophizing ‘Japan’: The Genri Nippon Society and the Question of Japaneseness, by John Person. John Person’s dissertation, Philosophizing ‘Japan’: The Genri Nippon…

The Making of the Chinese Creative Class

A review of Self-Styling: Practicing Creativity and Remaking Aesthetics in Post-Socialist China by Lily Chumley Self-Styling: Practicing Creativity and Remaking Aesthetics in Post-Socialist China is…

Fealty & Patronage in the Safavid State

A review of The Foundation of the Safavid State: Fealty, Patronage, and Ideals of Authority (1501-1576), by Hani Khafipour. Narrating the downfall of the provincial…

Genesis of Modern Shinto in Japan

A review of Gods Without Names: The Genesis of Modern Shinto in Nineteenth Century Japan, by Yijiang Zhong. Until fairly recently, scholarly works on Shinto…