Record Number of Readers on Dissertation Reviews


January 2013 was the single most active month in the 3-year history of Dissertation Reviews, with our all-time single-day visitor record being broken on January 24, 2013.

To give everyone a sense of how diverse the Dissertation Reviews scholarly community is, here are some interesting facts about last month:

The top ten countries from which our readers hailed: U.S., U.K., Germany, Canada, India, Japan, France, Taiwan, South Korea, Australia.


Some of our most highly read pieces last month:

  • Bill Rankin’s review of the National Archives at College Park [link]
  • Mana Kia’s review of “Cosmopolitan Encounters: Sanskrit and Persian at the Mughal Court,” by Audrey Truschke [link]
  • Li Guo’s essay “The Promise and Perils of Feminist Criticism in Chinese Studies” [link]
  • Aurelia Campbell’s review of “The Visionary Landscape of Wutai Shan in Tibetan Buddhism from the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Century,” by Wen-Shing Chou [link]

Many thanks to the entire DR community for bringing your energy and intellectual engagement to the table day after day. We look forward to breaking these records again very soon, and even sooner thereafter.


Image: Chinese Buddhist monk as a tourist, Beijing Olympic park, March 2009. Photograph by wuyouyuan, Wikimedia Commons.

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