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Author: 
Jan van Rij
Reviewer: 
Lane Earns

Earns on van Rij, 'Madame Butterfly: Japonisme, Puccini, and the Search for the Real Cho-Cho-San'


Jan van Rij. Madame Butterfly: Japonisme, Puccini, and the Search for the Real Cho-Cho-San. Berkeley, Cal.: Stone Bridge Press, 2001. 192 pp. $24.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-880656-52-5.

Reviewed by Lane Earns (Department of History, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh)
Published on H-Asia (February, 2001)

Madame Butterfly: The Search Continues

Author: 
Shaohua Hu
Reviewer: 
Vincent Kelly Pollard

Pollard on Hu, 'Explaining Chinese Democratization'


Shaohua Hu. Explaining Chinese Democratization. Westport, Conn., and London, England: Praeger, 2000. x + 194 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-275-96553-2.

Reviewed by Vincent Kelly Pollard (Lecturer (political science), University of Hawai'i at Manoa and Kapiolani Community College)
Published on H-Asia (July, 2000)

Pathways and Detours to Chinese Democracy: Structure, Agency andSocial Process

Author: 
Jan van Bremen, Akitoshi Shimizu, eds.
Reviewer: 
Paul Barclay

Barclay on van Bremen and Shimizu, 'Anthropology and Colonialism in Asia and Oceania'


Jan van Bremen, Akitoshi Shimizu, eds. Anthropology and Colonialism in Asia and Oceania. Richmond Surrey, U.K: Curzon Press, 1999. xi + 409 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7007-0604-4.

Reviewed by Paul Barclay (Department of History, Lafayette College)
Published on H-Asia (May, 2000)

Anthropology and Colonialism in Asia and Oceania

Author: 
Francesca Bray
Reviewer: 
Ann Waltner

Waltner on Bray, 'Technology and Gender: Fabrics of Power in Late Imperial China'


Francesca Bray. Technology and Gender: Fabrics of Power in Late Imperial China. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1997. xvi + 419 pp. $27.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-520-20861-2; $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-20685-4.

Reviewed by Ann Waltner (Department of History, University of Minnesota)
Published on H-Asia (April, 2000)

Technology and Gender

Author: 
Michel Cartier, Danielle Elisseeff, Jacqueline Nivard, eds.
Reviewer: 
Robert E. Entenmann

Entenmann on Cartier and Elisseeff and Nivard, 'Revue Bibliographique de Sinologie 1999 / Review of Bibliography in Sinology 1999'


Michel Cartier, Danielle Elisseeff, Jacqueline Nivard, eds. Revue Bibliographique de Sinologie 1999 / Review of Bibliography in Sinology 1999. Paris: Editions de l'Ecole des Haute Etudes, 1999. xxv + 540 pp. 250 FF (paper), ISBN 978-2-7132-1343-4.

Reviewed by Robert E. Entenmann (Department of History, St. Olaf College.)
Published on H-Asia (March, 2000)

Review of Bibliography in Sinology, 1999

Author: 
Regine Thiriez
Reviewer: 
Steven A. Leibo

Leibo on Thiriez, 'Barbarian Lens: Western Photographers of the Qianlong Emperor's European Palaces'


Regine Thiriez. Barbarian Lens: Western Photographers of the Qianlong Emperor's European Palaces. Amsterdam: Gordon and Breach Publishers, 1998. xxiii + 191 pp. $68.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-5700-519-0.

Reviewed by Steven A. Leibo (The Sage Colleges and State University of New York-Albany)
Published on H-Asia (January, 2000)

Author: 
Enrica Garzilli
Reviewer: 
Frank F. Conlon

Conlon on Garzilli, 'Journal of South Asia Women Studies 1995-1997'


Enrica Garzilli. Journal of South Asia Women Studies 1995-1997. Milano Asiatica Association, 1997. xxviii + 241 pp. $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-88-900226-0-9.

Reviewed by Frank F. Conlon (University of Washington)
Published on H-Asia (December, 1999)

Author: 
John W. Dower
Reviewer: 
Mark Selden

Selden on Dower, 'Embracing Defeat. Japan in the Wake of World War II'


John W. Dower. Embracing Defeat. Japan in the Wake of World War II. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1999. 676 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-393-04686-1.

Reviewed by Mark Selden (Departments of History and Sociology, SUNY-Binghamton.)
Published on H-Asia (October, 1999)

Embracing Defeat

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Mandy Sadan, ed.
Reviewer: 
Richard Duckett

Duckett on Sadan, 'War and Peace in the Borderlands of Myanmar: The Kachin Ceasefire, 1994-2011'


Mandy Sadan, ed. War and Peace in the Borderlands of Myanmar: The Kachin Ceasefire, 1994-2011. Copenhagen: NIAS Press, 2016. xxii + 517 pp. $38.00 (paper), ISBN 978-87-7694-189-5.

Reviewed by Richard Duckett (Reading College)
Published on H-Asia (April, 2018)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Chris Ogden
Reviewer: 
David Buck

Buck on Ogden, 'China and India: Asia's Emergent Great Powers'


Chris Ogden. China and India: Asia's Emergent Great Powers. Cambridge: Polity, 2017. ix + 213 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7456-8987-6.

Reviewed by David Buck (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Published on H-Asia (April, 2018)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Sumit Ganguly, William R. Thompson
Reviewer: 
Roger Jeffery

Jeffery on Ganguly and Thompson, 'Ascending India and Its State Capacity: Extraction, Violence, and Legitimacy'


Sumit Ganguly, William R. Thompson. Ascending India and Its State Capacity: Extraction, Violence, and Legitimacy. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016. 352 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-21592-2.

Reviewed by Roger Jeffery (University of Edinburgh)
Published on H-Asia (April, 2018)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

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