Tag Archives: Yale University

The Ishii Brothers’ Vendetta in Genroku Japan

A review of The Violent Virtue: First Narratives of the Ishii Brothers’ Late Genroku Katakiuchi, by Drake Langford. Drake Langford’s dissertation examines multiple iterations of…

Fantasies of the Real in Early Modern Japan

A review of Fantasies of the Real: Illustrated Gazetteers in Early Modern Japan, by Robert Dale Goree. Robert Goree’s dissertation offers a comprehensive study of…

40 Views of the Summer Palace

A review of “40 Views of the Yuanming yuan”: Image and Ideology in a Qianlong Imperial Album of Poetry and Painting, by John R. Finlay….

Famine in Soviet Kazakhstan

A review of The Hungry Steppe: Soviet Kazakhstan and the Kazakh Famine 1921-1934, by Sarah Isabel Cameron. Is Kazakhstan a post-colonial state? How do we…

Observing Observatories, 1560-1772

A review of Architectures of Astronomical Observation: From Sternwarte Kassel (ca. 1560) to the Radcliffe Observatory (1772), by Alistair Marcus Kwan. Given the scientific and…

Organizing Shanghai’s Youth, 1920-1942

A review of Organizing Shanghai’s Youth: Communist, Nationalist, and Collaborationist Strategies, 1920-1942, by KRISTIN MULREADY-STONE.  Kristin Mulready-Stone’s dissertation documents the organization and activities of party-affiliated youth…