Tag Archives: Wen-hsin Yeh

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Preschool Education & Childhood in China

A review of Precocious Politics: Preschool Education and Child Protection in China, by Margaret Mih Tillman. Margaret Mih Tillman’s Precocious Politics, traces the creation and…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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Buddhist Activism in Shanghai, 1920-1956

A review of The Householder Elite: Buddhist Activism in Shanghai, 1920-1956, by JAMES BROOKS JESSUP.  This dissertation studies the role that Shanghai’s elites played in…

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Uyghur Muslims & the Making of Qing Central Asia

A review of Saintly Brokers: Uyghur Muslims, Trade, and the Making of Qing Central Asia, 1696-1814, by KWANGMIN KIM.  Kwangmin Kim’s dissertation is a significant contribution…