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Three Collections in Xi’an
A review of the Shaanxi Provincial Archives (陕西省档案馆), the Shaanxi Provincial Library (陕西省图书馆), and the Xi’an Municipal Archives (西安市档案馆), Xi’an, Chin...
Dissertation Reviews Meet-and-Greet in Toronto
During the Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting, there will be an informal Dissertation Reviews Meet-and-Greet on Friday, March 16 at Barriste...
Sichuan Provincial Archives
A review of the Sichuan Provincial Archives (四川省档案馆), Chengdu, China. The Sichuan Provincial Archives comprise three administrative buildings nestled ...
Politics & Morality in the Ming-Qing Transition
A review of Politics and Morality during the Ming-Qing Dynastic Transition, 1570-1670, by Ying Zhang. In this well-researched and beautifully crafted ...
Doing Oral History in the PRC
Finding and Communicating with Oral Historical Informants in the PRC Since the 1980s, a quiet revolution has been brewing in the field of Chinese stud...
Foreign Ministry Archives of the PRC
A review of the Foreign Ministry Archives of the People’s Republic of China (外交部档案馆), Beijing, China. Ed. Note: Please see important update on the FMA...
The Buddha’s Many Biographies, 17th-18th c.
A review of Adapting the Buddha’s Biographies: A Cultural History of the Wish-Fulfilling Vine in Tibet, Seventeenth to Eighteenth Centuries, by Nancy ...
A Tibetan Buddhist Polymath in China
A review of A Tibetan Buddhist Polymath in Modern China, by Nicole D. Willock. How have religion, modernity, and nationality been shaped by Tibetans i...
Qing Formations: Two New Perspectives
A two-part review of Chinese Officials in the Hung Taiji Period (1627-1643) [皇太極時期的漢官 (1627-1643)], by TSAI SUNG-YING [蔡松穎]; and The Juridical System ...
The Zheng Organization in 17th-Century East Asia
A review of Between Trade and Legitimacy, Maritime and Continent: The Zheng Organization in Seventeenth-Century East Asia, by XING HANG. Like a skille...
Shanghai Library Modern Documents Reading Room
A review of the Shanghai Library Modern Documents Reading Room (近代文献阅览室), Shanghai, China. Over the past ten years I have done research at the Modern....
Ennin & the Heian Appropriation of Tang Culture
A review of Searching for the Law: Ennin’s Journal as a Key to the Heian Appropriation of Tang Culture, by Jesse Palmer. Jesse Palmer’s dissertation.....