Tag Archives: University of Washington

Self-Immolation in Soviet Lithuania

A review of A Death Transformed: The Political and Social Consequences of Romas Kalanta’s Self Immolation, Soviet Lithuania, 1972, by Amanda Jeanne Swain.  Why did…

Hunger & Humanitarianism in Nepal

A review of The Anatomy of Ephemeral Care: Health, Hunger, and Short-Term Humanitarian Intervention in Northwest Nepal, by David M. Citrin. Just over a quarter…

Hypersexualities in Classical Japanese Literature

A Review of Hyperfemininities, Hypermasculinities, and Hypersexualities in Classical Japanese Literature by Sachi Schmidt-Hori. Sachi Schmidt-Hori’s dissertation examines the intersections between gender, sexuality, status, and…

Media Creation in China’s Na Villages

A review of Scenes from Yongning: Media Creation in China’s Na Villages, by Tami Blumenfield. Tami Blumenfield’s dissertation is a refreshing anthropological study of media…

The Elite Households of Kirman, 1858-1914

A review of Opium, Carpets, and Constitutionalists: A Social History of the Elite Households of Kirman, 1859-1914, by James M. Gustafson. James Gustafson’s dissertation examines…

Choson-Qing Tributary Relations & Politics

A review of Divergent Visions of Serving the Great: The Emergence of Chosŏn-Qing Tributary Relations as a Politics of Representation, by Joshua Van Lieu. In…

The Politics of Writing in Japan

A review of The Politics of Writing: Tenkō and the Crisis of Representation, by YUKIKO SHIGETO. The phenomenon of tenkō (“conversion”), which typically marks individuals’…