Recent Dissertations

For graduate students who have passed the General Examination and advanced to doctoral candidacy, students focus their energies on original research work and significant contributions to knowledge in the field of East Asian Studies. The doctoral dissertation demonstrates the student’s capacity to pursue independent research at the professional academic level.

EAS Library Bookshelves

Issue Date Title Author(s)
2018 Narrating Vengeful Spirits and Genealogies in Premodern Japanese Literature Hayashi, Kaoru
2018 Literary Celebrity in Early Twentieth-Century Japan Boyd, David
2018 TOWARDS A MATERIALIST CONCEPTION OF SCIENCE—SCIENCE DEBATES IN INTERWAR & WARTIME JAPAN, 1920-1945 Lei, Qinyuan
2018 Bond Beyond Nation: Sinographic Network and Korean Nationhood, 1860–1932 Han, Songyeol
2017 THE CRITICALITY OF CRITICISM: VISIONS OF "LITERATURE" IN MEIJI JAPAN Goto, Miyabi
2017 The Invention of Chinese Buddhist Poetry: Poet-Monks in Late Medieval China (c. 760–960 CE) Thomas James Mazanec
2017 Changing Along with the World: Adaptive Agency in Early China Mercedes Valmisa Oviedo
2016 THE VICISSITUDES OF LATE IMPERIAL CHINA'S ACCOMMODATION OF ARABOPERSIAN KNOWLEDGE OF THE NATURAL WORLD, 16TH-18TH CENTURIES Dror Weil
2016 Terrestrial Rewards as Divine Recompense: The Self-Fashioned Piety of the Peng Lineage of Suzhou, 1650s-1870s Daniel Burton-Rose
2016 Making China's Greatest Poet: The Construction of Du Fu in the Poetic Culture of the Song Dynasty (960-1279) Jue Chen
2016 Diversifying the Center: Authority and Representation within the Context of Multiplicity in Eighteenth century Qing Imperial Medicine Sare Aricanli
2015 Family Matters: Managing Illness in Late Tokugawa Japan, 1750-1868 William Evan Young
2015 Nature's Helper: Mikimoto Kōkichi and the Place of Cultivation in the Twentieth Century's Pearl Empires Kjell D. Ericson
2015 Manchu and the Study of Language in China (1607-1911) Mårten Söderblom Saarela
2014 The Mirror of China: Language Selection, Images of China, and Narrating Japan in the Kamakura Period (1185-1333) Erin Leigh Brightwell
2014 Chinese Military Men and Cultural Practice in the Early Nineteenth Century Qing Empire (1800-1840) James Bruce Bonk
2014 ASSISTED TAKEOFF: GERMANY AND THE ASCENT OF JAPAN'S AVIATION, 1910-1937 Juergen Paul Melzer
2013 Mobilizing Deities: Deus, Gods, Buddhas, and the Warrior Band in Sixteenth-Century Japan Christopher Mayo
2013 A Genealogy of an Erotic Figure: Rereading the "Chinese Influence" of Heian Literature Eno Compton
2012 Print Culture in the Imagination of Modern Korea, 1880-1931:Knowledge, Literature, and Classics Sang-ho Ro
2012 From the Center to the Margins: The Shuihu zhuan and the Transformation of Vernacular Fiction in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries Scott Wentworth Gregory
2012 Playing in the Shadows: Fictions of Race and Blackness in Postwar Japanese Literature William H. Bridges IV
2012 Sayings of Confucius, Deselected Michael Hunter
2012 Twentieth Century Chinese Prose Poetry Nick Admussen
2012 "Bandit Suppression" in Manchukuo (1932-1945) Yaqin Li

 

source: Princeton University Doctoral Dissertations, East Asian Studies