Monthly Archives: October 2011

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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Tales for Tarō: A Study of Japanese Children’s Magazines, 1888–1949, by NONA L. CARTER.

Today on the new Dissertation Reviews site: L. Halliday Piel’s review of “Tales for Tarō: A Study of Japanese Children’s Magazines, 1888–1949,” by NONA L. CARTER.

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Mad Acts, Mad Speech, and Mad People in Late Imperial Chinese Law and Medicine, by FABIEN SIMONIS.

[Note: To read this review on the new Dissertation Reviews site, click here] In the spirit of Paul Unschuld and Nathan Sivin, who have both meticulously documented and translated the traditional Chinese medical canon from its first articulation in the Huangdi neijing, Fabien Simonis presents … Continue reading

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First “Japan Studies Dissertation Review” Today

Dissertation Reviews has expanded into Japan Studies, and today is the first post. Please visit us here and help us spread the word among colleagues.

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