Monthly Archives: December 2010

See You in 2011 (and links to the first 10 reviews)

These last two months have been an exciting start for Chinese History Dissertation Reviews. Since our launch date on October 18th, we’ve posted 10 reviews of dissertations defended at eight different institutions, covering a wide array of topics and subfields. We … Continue reading

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Finding and Using Grassroots Historical Sources from the Mao Era (by Jeremy Brown)

As I opened the New York Times on January 26, 2010, I was excited to see an article about how the Beijing Municipal Archive (BMA) had opened sixteen new volumes of files dating from the Cultural Revolution period. I shared … Continue reading

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Organizing Shanghai’s Youth: Communist, Nationalist, and Collaborationist Strategies, 1920-1942. By KRISTIN MULREADY-STONE (Review by Maggie Clinton)

Organizing Shanghai’s Youth: Communist, Nationalist, and Collaborationist Strategies, 1920-1942. By KRISTIN MULREADY-STONE. Yale University, 2009. 334 pp. Advisor: Jonathan D. Spence. Kristin Mulready-Stone’s dissertation documents the organization and activities of party-affiliated youth organizations in Shanghai from 1920-1942. Consisting of six … Continue reading

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Becoming Faithful: Christianity, Literacy, and Female Consciousness in Northeast China, 1830-1930. By JI LI (Review by Brooks Jessup)

Becoming Faithful: Christianity, Literacy, and Female Consciousness in Northeast China, 1830-1930. By JI LI. University of Michigan, 2009. 298 pp. Primary Advisor: James Lee. Ji Li’s dissertation is a fascinating study of the French Catholic mission sent to Manchuria by … Continue reading

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Marginal Constituencies: Qing Borderland Policies and Vernacular Histories of Five Tribes on the Sino-Russian Frontier. By LORETTA EUMIE KIM (Review by Eric Vanden Bussche)

Marginal Constituencies: Qing Borderland Policies and Vernacular Histories of Five Tribes on the Sino-Russian Frontier. By LORETTA EUMIE KIM. Harvard University, 2009. 427 pp. Primary Advisor: Philip Kuhn. Recent scholarship on late imperial Chinese history has examined how the Qing … Continue reading

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On the Run: Women, City, and the Law in Beijing, 1937-1949. By ZHAO MA (Review by Nicole Barnes)

On the Run: Women, City, and the Law in Beijing, 1937-1949. By ZHAO MA. Johns Hopkins University, 2007. 297 pp. Primary Advisor: William T. Rowe. Zhao opens with several cases of “deserting wives” who used their women-centered social networks in … Continue reading

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