Tag Archives: University of Pennsylvania

Poetry and Modernity in Meiji Japan

A review of The First Modern Japanese Poetry, by Rachel Epstein. Rachel Epstein’s dissertation takes as its primary focus the 1882 poetry collection Shintaishishō 新体詩抄…

Northern Song Reflections on the Tang

A review of Northern Song Reflections on the Tang, by Jeffrey Rice. Jeffrey Rice’s dissertation is a study of Northern Song historiography of the history…

Catastrophe in Latin American Literature

A review of Épicas ordinarias: espacios de catástrofe y discursos intelectuales en México, Puerto Rico y Chile (1985-2005), by Judith Sierra-Rivera. Épicas ordinarias is a…

Material Culture of Six Dynasties North China

A review of Leaves that Sway: Gold Xianbei Cap Ornaments from Northeast China, by Sarah Laursen. Sarah Laursen’s dissertation is the first work in English…

Spanish Local Elites in Hispaniola 1580-1697

A review of Social and Political Survival at the Edge of Empire: Spanish Local Elites in Hispaniola, 1580–1697, by Juan José Ponce Vázquez. Juan José…

Opium in Iran 1850-1955

A review of The Most Sovereign of Masters: The History of Opium in Modern Iran, 1850-1955, by Ram Baruch Regavim. Ram Ragavim sets out in…

Mughal Court Artists, 1546-1627

A review of The Emperor’s Eye and the Painter’s Brush: The Rise of the Mughal Court Artist, c. 1546-1627, by Yael Rice. Mughal court paintings…

Japan’s Northeast: Regionalism & Nationalism

A review of Tōhoku as Postwar Thought: Regionalism, Nationalism, and Culturalism in Japan’s Northeast, by Nathan Hopson. Since the disaster on March 11, 2011, the…