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“Dissertation Reviews is a new site that features overviews of recently defended, unpublished doctoral dissertations . . . Our goal is to offer readers a glimpse of each discipline’s immediate present by focusing on the window of time between dissertation defense and first book publication.

Each review provides a summary of the author’s main arguments, the historiographic genealogy in which the author operates, and the main source bases for his or her research. The reviews are also anticipatory, making educated assessments of how the research will advance or challenge our understanding of major issues in the field when it is revised and published in the future.”

The site currently contains reviews of dissertations in the following disciplines: Chinese History, Japan Studies, Korean Studies, Inner Asian History, Medical Anthropology, Science Studies.