Author Archives: Thomas Mullaney

About Thomas Mullaney

Assistant Professor of Modern Chinese History at Stanford University

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Balancing Rites and Rights: The Social and Cultural Politics of New-Style Weddings in Republican Shanghai, 1898-1953 (by CHARLOTTE LUCIA COWDEN)

[To read this review on the new Dissertation Reviews website, click here] In her dissertation, Charlotte Cowden traces the evolution of new-style weddings between the last decade of the Qing dynasty (1644-1911) and the first years of Communist rule. A … Continue reading

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Contending States and Religious Orders in North China and in East Asian Context, 906-1260 (By JESSE D. SLOANE)

[Note: To read this review on the new Dissertation Reviews site, click here] Thoroughly reexamining the religious policies and administrations of the Liao, Northern Song, and Jin states, Contending States and Religious Orders in North China and in East Asian Context, 906-1260 successfully provides us with … Continue reading

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Searching for the Self: Zhang Shizhao and Chinese Narratives (1903-1927) (by YE BIN).

[Note: To read this review on the new Dissertation Reviews site, click here] Where do nation, modernity, and tradition intersect?  This is the question that frames Ye Bin’s beautifully crafted dissertation about the “Chinese quest for a new political and ethical order” in the … Continue reading

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Chasing Snails: Anti-Schistosomiasis Campaigns in the People’s Republic of China (by MIRIAM GROSS)

[Note: To read this review on the new Dissertation Reviews site, click here] At the heart of Miriam Gross’ investigation there lies a curious paradox concerning the relationship between the practice and the collective memory of mass mobilizations in China during the 1950s and 1960s. … Continue reading

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The China Problem in Postwar Japan: Japanese Nationalism and Sino-Japanese Relations, 1971-1980, by ROBERT JAMES HOPPENS.

Today on the new Dissertation Reviews site: Eric C. Han reviews “The China Problem in Postwar Japan: Japanese Nationalism and Sino-Japanese Relations, 1971-1980,” by ROBERT JAMES HOPPENS.

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Tianjin Municipal Archives

[Note: To read this review on the new Dissertation Reviews site, click here] During the summer of 2011, I spent one month at the Tianjin Municipal Archives. This was my third visit to the archives. I also used the archives during the summer of … Continue reading

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