Tag Archives: University of Chicago

Buddhism & Politics in Sri Lanka

A review of Ruling Religion: Buddhism, Politics and Law in Contemporary Sri Lanka, by Benjamin Schonthal. A legacy of colonial rule, a civil war persisting…

Soviet Union as “Empire of Friends”

A review of Friendship of the Peoples: Soviet-Czechoslovak Cultural and Social Contacts from the Battle for Prague to the Prague Spring, 1945-1969, by Rachel Leah…

Islamic Revivalist Movements in British India

Review of Politics for Faith: Karamat Ali Jaunpuri and Islamic Revivalist Movements in British India circa 1800-73, by Rajarshi Ghose. Rajarshi Ghose’s dissertation, Politics for…

Nanjing

Representing Nanjing in Imperial China

A review of Dimensions of Place: Map, Itinerary, and Trace in Images of Nanjing, by Catherine Stuer. Catherine Stuer’s dissertation is a comprehensive study of…

Hansen’s Disease & Japanese Literature

A review of Through the Hospital Gates: Hansen’s Disease and Modern Japanese Literature, by Kathryn Tanaka. Kathryn Tanaka’s dissertation examines the rise of “leprosy literature”…

Debt & Credit in Post-Revolutionary France

A review of In the Red and in the Black: Bankruptcy, Debt Imprisonment, and the Culture of Credit in Post-Revolutionary France, by Erika Vause. Erika…