Category Archives: East Asia

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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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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