Tag Archives: China

Modern Homes for Modern Families in Tianjin, China, 1860-1949, by ELIZABETH LaCOUTURE.

[Note: To read this review on the new Dissertation Reviews site, click here] Elizabeth LaCouture’s dissertation is structured around the multiple meanings of jiating (家庭)—family, house, and home—and the complicated interweaving of those meanings as China struggled in the early twentieth century to … Continue reading

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“Fresh from the Archives” (A New Series on Chinese History Dissertation Reviews)

As everyone well knows who works in the field of history, archives are at once the most rewarding and frustrating parts of the job. They are sites of epiphany and of bureaucracy in equal measure, with their internal workings changing … Continue reading

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20 New Dissertation Reviews Scheduled for 2011

Chinese History Dissertation Reviews is proud to announce that over 20 new dissertations are set to be featured during the 2011-12 academic year, the majority of which will be reviewed by new members of the CHDR network. New authors and reviewers … Continue reading

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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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Saintly Brokers: Uyghur Muslims, Trade, and the Making of Qing Central Asia, 1696-1814. By KWANGMIN KIM (Review by Loretta Kim)

Saintly Brokers: Uyghur Muslims, Trade, and the Making of Qing Central Asia, 1696-1814. By KWANGMIN KIM. University of California, Berkeley, 2008. 485 pp. Primary Advisors: Wen-hsin Yeh, Yuri Slezkine, and Patricia Berger. Kwangmin Kim’s dissertation is a significant contribution to … Continue reading

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International and Wartime Origins of the Propaganda State: The Motion Picture in China, 1897-1955. By MATTHEW DAVID JOHNSON (Review by Kevin Carrico)

International and Wartime Origins of the Propaganda State: The Motion Picture in China, 1897-1955. By MATTHEW DAVID JOHNSON. University of California, San Diego, 2008. 485 pp. Primary Advisors: Joseph W. Esherick and Paul G. Pickowicz. Last autumn, the 60th anniversary … Continue reading

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Stretching the Skin of the Nation: Chinese Intellectuals, the State, and the Frontiers in the Nanjing Decade (1927-1937) (Author: Zhihong Chen | Reviewer: James Leibold)

Stretching the Skin of the Nation: Chinese Intellectuals, the State, and the Frontiers in the Nanjing Decade (1927-1937). By Zhihong Chen. University of Oregon, 2008. 304 pp. Primary Advisor: Bryna Goodman. In Stretching the Skin of the Nation, Zhihong Chen … Continue reading

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