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H-Empire seeks to bring together scholars and others interested in sharing resources, research and questions concerning the origin, development, working and decline of empires, rather broadly defined across academic disciplines and professional interests, chronological time periods, and geographical regions.

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Author: 
Takashi Fujitani
Reviewer: 
John Hennessey

Hennessey on Fujitani, 'Race for Empire: Koreans as Japanese and Japanese as Americans during World War II'


Takashi Fujitani. Race for Empire: Koreans as Japanese and Japanese as Americans during World War II. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2013. 520 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-520-28021-2.

Reviewed by John Hennessey (Linnaeus University)
Published on H-Empire (June, 2015)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

A Tale of Two Biopolitical Regimes: The Mutually Constitutive Politics of Inclusion in Wartime Japan and America

Author: 
Philip J. Stern, Carl Wennerlind, eds.
Reviewer: 
Sumit Guha

Guha on Stern and Wennerlind, 'Mercantilism Reimagined: Political Economy in Early Modern Britain and Its Empire'


Philip J. Stern, Carl Wennerlind, eds. Mercantilism Reimagined: Political Economy in Early Modern Britain and Its Empire. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. ix + 404 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-998853-2.

Reviewed by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)
Published on H-Empire (April, 2015)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Kojin Karatani
Reviewer: 
Gemma Masson

Masson on Karatani, 'The Structure of World History: From Modes of Production to Modes of Exchange'


Kojin Karatani. The Structure of World History: From Modes of Production to Modes of Exchange. Translated by Michael K. Bourdaghs. Durham: Duke University Press, 2014. xxi + 352 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-5676-9; $94.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-5665-3.

Reviewed by Gemma Masson (University of Birmingham)
Published on H-Empire (April, 2015)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Ann Laura Stoler, ed.
Reviewer: 
Ronald Schultz

Schultz on Stoler, 'Imperial Debris: On Ruins and Ruination'


Ann Laura Stoler, ed. Imperial Debris: On Ruins and Ruination. Durham: Duke University Press, 2013. 384 pp. $94.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-5348-5; $25.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-5361-4.

Reviewed by Ronald Schultz (University of Wyoming)
Published on H-Empire (February, 2015)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

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