Category Archives: Year of Defense

Sex, Eugenics, Aesthetics, Utopia in the Life and Work of Zhang Jingsheng (1888-1970). By LEON ANTONIO ROCHA. (Review by David Luesink)

Sex, Eugenics, Aesthetics, Utopia in the Life and Work of Zhang Jingsheng (1888-1970). By LEON ANTONIO ROCHA. Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, 2010. 327 pp. Supervisors: John Forrester and Susan Daruvala. In 1927, a popular … Continue reading

Posted in 2010, Cambridge University, China, East Asia, Fields, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, Intellectual History, John Forrester, KMT, Novels and short stories, Periodicals, Susan Daruvala, Themes and Subfields, Uncategorized, Year of Defense | 1 Comment

The Householder Elite: Buddhist Activism in Shanghai, 1920-1956. By JAMES BROOKS JESSUP. (Review by Erik J. Hammerstrom)

The Householder Elite: Buddhist Activism in Shanghai, 1920-1956. By JAMES BROOKS JESSUP. University of California, Berkeley, 2010. 95 pp. (single-spaced) Primary Advisor: Wen-hsin Yeh. This dissertation studies the role that Shanghai’s elites played in constructing a new lay Buddhist identity … Continue reading

Posted in 2010, China, East Asia, Fields, History of Buddhism, Japan, KMT, Nationalism, Periodicals, Religious History, Shanghai Municipal Archives, University of California Berkeley, Yeh, Wen-hsin | Leave a comment

Buddhists Discuss Science in Modern China (1895-1949). By ERIK J HAMMERSTROM. (Review by Benjamin Brose)

Buddhists Discuss Science in Modern China (1895-1949). By ERIK J HAMMERSTROM. Indiana University, 2010. 506 pp. Advisor: Aaron Stalnaker. (Review by Benjamin Brose). Buddhists Discuss Science in Modern China is an innovative and fascinating exploration of the many ways Chinese … Continue reading

Posted in 2010, Aaron Stalnaker, Alma Mater, China, East Asia, Fields, History of Buddhism, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, Indiana University, Intellectual History, Intellectual History, Periodicals, Religious History, Year of Defense | Leave a comment

Buddhist Empires: Saṃgha-State Relations in Tenth-Century China. By BENJAMIN BROSE (Review by Nicolas Tackett)

Buddhist Empires: Saṃgha-State Relations in Tenth-Century China. By BENJAMIN BROSE . Stanford University, 2009. 404 pp. Primary Advisor: Carl Bielefeldt. Benjamin Brose’s dissertation is path-breaking in producing a history of Buddhism during the pivotal tenth century. Brose’s temporal focus is … Continue reading

Posted in 2009, China, East Asia, History of Buddhism, Jingde era Record of the Transmission of the Lamp, Patriarch's Hall Collection, Religious History, Song Biographies of Eminent Monks, Song Dynasty, Stanford University, Tang Dynasty | Leave a comment

Fascism, Cultural Revolution, and National Sovereignty in 1930s China. By MARGARET CLINTON. (Review by Kristin Mulready-Stone)

Fascism, Cultural Revolution, and National Sovereignty in 1930s China. By Margaret Clinton. New York University, 2009. 344 pp. Advisor: Rebecca Karl Margaret Clinton provides in-depth analysis of Chinese fascism’s intellectual content through a study of articles published in fascist and … Continue reading

Posted in 2009, Advisors, Alma Mater, China, Fields, Karl, Rebecca, KMT, KMT published manuals and periodicals, Nationalism, New York University, Periodicals, Themes and Subfields | 2 Comments

“Give Me a Day, and I Will Give You the World”: Chinese Fiction Periodicals in Global Context, 1900-1910. By DUN WANG. (Review by Yvon Wang).

“Give Me a Day, and I Will Give You the World”: Chinese Fiction Periodicals in Global Context, 1900-1910. By Dun Wang. University of California, Berkeley, 2008. 211 pp. Advisor: Andrew F. Jones. Give Me a Day analyzes early 20th-century serialized … Continue reading

Posted in 2008, Alma Mater, China, East Asia, Jones, Andrew, Literary history, Nationalism, Novels and short stories, Periodicals, Qing dynasty, Uncategorized, University of California Berkeley, Urban History | Leave a comment

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

Posted in 2009, CCP, China, East Asia, Memoirs, Nationalism, Periodicals, Shanghai Municipal Archives, Spence, Jonathan, Yale University | Leave a comment