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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

Author: 
David Christian
Reviewer: 
Charles C. Kolb

Kolb on Christian, 'History of Russia, Central Asia and Mongolia, Volume I: Inner Eurasia from Prehistory to the Mongol Empire'

David Christian. History of Russia, Central Asia and Mongolia, Volume I: Inner Eurasia from Prehistory to the Mongol Empire. Oxford and Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Publishers, 1998. 464 pp. $62.95 (cloth), ISBN 0-631-183213; $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-631-20814-3.

Reviewed by Charles C. Kolb (National Endowment for the Humanities.) Published on H-Asia (October, 1999)

Author: 
Brendon Gooneratne, Yasmine Gooneratne
Reviewer: 
Patrick Peebles

Peebles on Gooneratne and Gooneratne, 'This Inscrutable Englishman: Sir John D'Oyly, Baronet, 1774-1824'

Brendon Gooneratne, Yasmine Gooneratne. This Inscrutable Englishman: Sir John D'Oyly, Baronet, 1774-1824. London and New York: Cassell, 1999. x + 294 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-304-70095-0.

Reviewed by Patrick Peebles (Department of History, University of Missouri-Kansas City) Published on H-Asia (August, 1999)

The Englishman Who Went Into The Hills

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Author: 
Arjun Subramaniam
Reviewer: 
Manjeet S. Pardesi

Pardesi on Subramaniam, 'India's Wars: A Military History, 1947-1971'

Arjun Subramaniam. India's Wars: A Military History, 1947-1971. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2017. 576 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-68247-241-5.

Reviewed by Manjeet S. Pardesi (Victoria University of Wellington) Published on H-Asia (July, 2018) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Carlo Coppola
Reviewer: 
S. Akbar Hyder

Hyder on Coppola, 'Urdu Poetry, 1935-1970: The Progressive Episode'

Carlo Coppola. Urdu Poetry, 1935-1970: The Progressive Episode. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. 702 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-940349-3.

Reviewed by S. Akbar Hyder (University of Texas at Austin) Published on H-Asia (July, 2018) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Danna Agmon
Reviewer: 
Lakshmi Subramaniam

Subramaniam on Agmon, 'A Colonial Affair: Commerce, Conversion, and Scandal in French India'

Danna Agmon. A Colonial Affair: Commerce, Conversion, and Scandal in French India. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2018. 236 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5017-0993-7.

Reviewed by Lakshmi Subramaniam (Institute of Advanced Studies, Nantes) Published on H-Asia (June, 2018) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

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