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Chen Duxiu's early years: The importance of personal connections in the social and intellectual transformation of China 1895--1920
Chen Duxiu (1879-1942), is without question one of the most significant figures in modern Chinese history. Yet his early life has been curiously neglected in Western scholarship. In this dissertation I examine the political, ...
The death of the angel: Guy Hocquenghem and the French cultural revolution after May 1968
A leader of the student movements in 1968, a pioneer of homosexual liberation in the 1970s, and a lifelong critic and polemist of French society, Guy Hocquenghem published some twenty books and literally hundreds of articles ...
Religion, reason, responsibility: James Martineau and the transformation of theological radicalism in Victorian Britain, 1830--1900
This dissertation is a study of the shifting presence of religious groups in nineteenth-century British public life. It concentrates on Unitarians, a denomination little studied by historians but who were one of the key ...
Cosmopolitan Southerner: The life and world of William Alexander Percy
The Mississippi planter and poet William Alexander Percy (1885-1942) is best remembered for his autobiography, Lanterns on the Levee: Recollections of a Planter's Son (1941), which was a bestseller and remains a seminal ...
Discovering England: G. K. Chesterton and English national identity, 1900--1936
G. K. Chesterton (1874--1936), an English journalist and man-of-letters, gained an broad audience for his cultural criticism in the first decades of the twentieth century. This dissertation presents an explanation for ...