All posts by Boyd van Dijk

What We’re Reading This Week

Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei.

FATMA ALADAĞ

Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins, “Do Secularism and Gender Equality Really Go Hand in Hand?,” The Guardian.

Matthew Hedstrom, “Comparison and Classification in American Religious History,” The Immanent Frame.

Emile Chabal, “Les Anglo-Saxons,” Aeon.

Minayo Nasiali, “Building Social Space in Marseille,” Global Urban History Blog.

CHRIS SZABLA

Ralph Jennings, “Taiwan Has Statues of Him Everywhere. Now Many Want Chiang Kai-shek’s Image Removed,” Los Angeles Times.

Henning Melber and Reinhart Kössler, “Germany is Backpedaling on Calling its Century-old Namibian Genocide a Genocide,” Quartz Africa.

François-René de Chateaubriand, “Chateaubriand on life in a society dissolving,” The Paris Review.

Matthew Keegan, “Lost Language: How Macau Gambled Away its Past,” The Guardian.

JOSEPH SATISH

Arundhati Virmani, “Social Responsibility of the Historian,” Economic and Political Weekly.

Laurent Dubois, “Atlantic Freedoms,” Aeon.

Johanna Mayer, “The History of Science History,” Science Friday.

 

What We’re Reading This Week

Arnold J. Toynbee/Dutch National Archives

JOSHUA MILSTEIN

Victoria Pashentseva, “Tough Lessons in Transnistria,” openDemocracy.

Rebeka Foley, “Azerbaijan’s Pre-Soviet Independence Embroiled in Post-Soviet Polemics,” Eurasianet.

Francis P. Sempa, “Surviving the Future: Looking Back at the Toynbee-Wakaizumi Dialogue of 1970,” The Diplomat.

Martin Doerry, “Meine Geschichte ist eigentlich undenkbar,” [“My Story is Inconceivable”] Der Spiegel.

JAMES PARKER

James McDougall, “The History of Empire Isn’t About Pride – or Guilt,” The Guardian.

Ewout van den Berg, “The Dutch Disease (and its Prescription),” Africa is a Country.

Jiayang Fan, “A New Silk Road,” The New Yorker.

Ebenezer Obadare, “On Democratic Despond,” Africa @ LSE.

TIGER ZHIFU LI

Ryan Manuel, “China and North Korea: Following the Paper Trail,” The Interpreter.

Sarah A. Bendall, “Rebato Collar, C. 1600-1625. Part One: Pattern and Materials,” Blog Sarah A. Bendall.

Yang Sheng and Wang Cong, “Trump Tweet Draws China, Pakistan Closer,” Global Times.

“Occupation of Bastion Point Begins, 5 January 1977,” New Zealand History.

 

What We’re Reading This Week

Topkapi Palace, Istanbul. INTERFOTO / Alamy Stock Photo

LOTTE HOUWINK TEN CATE

Jenna Tonn, “White Feminism and Eugenics: The Case of Gertrude Davenport,” The New Inquiry.

Colin Koopman, “The Power Thinker,” Aeon.

Sadia Shephard, “Foreign-Returned,” The New Yorker.

Thijs Kleinpaste, “Botsende vocabulaires,” [“Clashing Vocabularies”] De Groene Amsterdammer.

NAGOTHUA NARESH KUMAR

Michael Auslin, “Japan’s Endless Search for Modernity,” The Atlantic.

Tobias P. Graf, “Best of Enemies: Europeans in the Ottoman Elite,” History Today.

Mukul Kesavan, “Murderous Majorities,” The New York Review of Books.

Chi Luu, “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Words,” JSTOR Daily.

HAYLEY KEON

Yi-Zheng Lian, “Is Hong Kong Really Part of China?” The New York Times.

Joe Renouard, “Japan, China, and the Strains of Historical Memory,” The Diplomat.

Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, “‘If Universities Are Harassed, Culture Erodes and Tyranny Will Prevail,'” Times Higher Education Magazine.

“‘Look at Indian history from a global perspective, says Upinder Singh,'” The Hindu