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Tianjin Municipal Archives
A review of the Tianjin Municipal Archives (天津市档案馆), Tianjin, China. During the summer of 2011, I spent one month at the Tianjin Municipal Archives. T...
Madness in Late Imperial China
A review of Mad Acts, Mad Speech, and Mad People in Late Imperial Chinese Law and Medicine, by FABIEN SIMONIS. In the spirit of Paul...
Modern Homes, Modern Families, Modern China
A review of Modern Homes for Modern Families in Tianjin, China, 1860-1949, by ELIZABETH LaCOUTURE. Elizabeth LaCouture’s dissertation is structured ar...
2010 Reviews Digest
PDF Digest of all Chinese History Dissertation Reviews posted in 2010 In preparation for a new series of dissertation reviews, we’ve compiled al...
20 New Reviews
20 New Dissertation Reviews Scheduled for 2011 Chinese History Dissertation Reviews is proud to announce that over 20 new dissertations are set to be ...
Sex, Eugenics, Aesthetics, Utopia
A review of Sex, Eugenics, Aesthetics, Utopia in the Life and Work of Zhang Jingsheng (1888-1970), by LEON ANTONIO ROCHA. In 1927, a popular science ...
Checking our “Facts”
The Rise of the “Fact” in Modern China: Reading Historical Evidence Against the Grain My first interest in the question of the fact, especially the......
Buddhists Discuss Science in Modern China
A review of Buddhists Discuss Science in Modern China (1895-1949), by ERIK J HAMMERSTROM. Buddhists Discuss Science in Modern China is an innovative ...
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...
Samgha-State Relations in Tenth-Century China
A review of Buddhist Empires: Saṃgha-State Relations in Tenth-Century China, by BENJAMIN BROSE. Benjamin Brose’s dissertation is path-breaking in pro...
Have you been scooped? Think again.
Recently a friend at Harvard sent me a link about an on-campus talk, thinking that it might be related to my research. I expected to...
Industrial Enterprise in Modern China, 1890-1957
A review of Yudahua: The Growth of An Industrial Enterprise in Modern China 1890-1957, by JUANJUAN PENG. This dissertation revisits the early industr...