History

Master of the night: Destiny of a profession under technological change (Zeng Dian & Hong Wei , Tsinghua University) Abstract : In ancient China, time was managed by professional organizations. Officials in these organizations calculated the calendar as well as daily time to help people...More
Zuo Shiyuan (左世元). The Relationship between Hanyeping Enterprise and Government (汉冶萍公司与政府关系). China Social Sciences Press, 2016. Reviewed by Liu Zhao The Relationship between Hanyeping Enterprise and Government is a new book, written by Zuo Shiyuan (左世元) and published by China Social Sciences Press...More
Wang, Hongbin王宏斌, Measures of Value in the Qing Dynasty: A Study on Parity Rate of Various Currencies (清代价值尺度:货币比价研究), Bejing: SDX Joint Publishing Company 生活·读书·新知 三联书店, 2015 Reviewed by Sanghoun Lee (Ph.D. Candidate, Seoul National University) One of the most distinctive features of the Qing...More
Zhang Zhongmin 张仲民. Interpretations: Reading Cultures and Reception Politics in Late Qing and Early Republican China . (种瓜得豆:清末民初的阅读文化与接受政治) Beijing: Social Sciences Academic Press, 2016. Reviewed by Chen Siyan (PhD candidate, Nankai University) Recently, the study of new terms and concepts in...More
Hong Hong 洪 宏 . Soviet Influence and Chinese Films Produced during the ‘17-year’ Period ( 苏联影响与中国十七年电 影 ). Beijing: Zhongguo Dianying Chubanshe ( 中国电影出版社) , 2008. Reviewed by Madhurendra Jha (PhD candidate, Jawaharlal Nehru University) Spread over 244 pages and carefully divided into eight chapters...More
Ni Yuping 倪玉平. Research on Finance and Society in the Jiaqing and Daoguang Reigns of the Qing Dynasty (清朝嘉道财政与社会). Beijing: The Commercial Press, 2013. Reviewed by Sanghoun Lee (Ph.D. Candidate, Seoul National University) "Dynastic decline" has been the predominant view of Qing history in the first...More
Li Bingkui 李秉奎. Gender, Romance and Marriage of Chinese Youth During the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) (狂澜与潜流:中国青年的性恋与婚姻(1966-1976)). Beijing: Social Sciences Academic Press, 2015. Reviewed by Liu Zhao (PhD candidate, University of Hong Kong) This book is the first systematic study on private...More
Ch’oe, Su-il. 최수일. “Kaeby ŏ k” y ŏn’gu 『개벽 연구』, Sŏul: Somyŏng Ch'ulp'an 서울: 소명출판. 2008. Reviewed by Jae young Song (Yonsei University) “Kaeby ŏ k” y ŏn’gu is a series of research on the modern cultural system of Korea, and is a compilation of the author's previous research on the magazine Kaeby ŏ k...More
Wu, Rwei-ren 吳叡人 . Prometheus Unbound: When Formosa Reclaims the World 『受困的思想:臺灣重返世界』 . Taipei: Acropolis, 2016. Reviewed by: Chang Cheng-chieh (Ph.D. Candidate, Japanese Culture Studies, Nagoya University; HYI Visiting Fellow) Taiwan’s democratization since the 1980s has taken place in the context...More
Takano Asako 高野麻子. Fingerprinting and Modernity: Control of Moving Bodies and Technology of Governance 『指紋と近代——移動する身体の管理と統治の技法』.Tokyo: Misuzu shobō, 2016. Reviewed by Hiro Fujimoto (Ph.D. Student, The University of Tokyo; 2016-17 HYI Visiting Fellow) In the late nineteenth century, Henry Faulds, a...More
日佔時期 (1919-1945) 關東州恩賜財團慈惠資金與兒童奬學資金之社會救濟、醫療保護及兒童教育措施 [Social Relief, Medical Services and Childhood Education Work of the Charity Funds and Child Scholarship Funds of the Imperial Gift Foundation in Guandong Province under the Japanese Occupation, 1919-1945] ( Joseph Siu Kam-wah , Chinese...More
Li Ruojian 李若建. Wandering between Illusion and Reality: on Rumors in 1950s Mainland China (虚实之间: 20世纪大陆谣言研究). Beijing: Shehui kexue wenxian chubanshe, 2011. Reviewed by Yumeng Wang (Nankai University/Harvard-Yenching Institute) Li Ruojian’s 虚实之间: 20世纪大陆谣言研究 ( Wandering between Illusion and Reality...More

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