Reviews

Author: 
Nobuko Niwa
Reviewer: 
Monika Schrimpf

Schrimpf on Niwa, '〈僧侶らしさ〉と〈女性らしさ〉の宗教社会学_日蓮宗女性僧侶の事例から'

Nobuko Niwa. 〈僧侶らしさ〉と〈女性らしさ〉の宗教社会学_日蓮宗女性僧侶の事例から. Kyoto: Koyoshobo, 2019. x + 205 + 5 pp. JPY 4,620 (cloth), ISBN 978-4-7710-3114-2

Reviewed by Monika Schrimpf (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen) Published on H-Japan (June, 2020) Commissioned by Jessica Starling (Lewis & Clark College)

Author: 
Katarzyna Joanna Cwiertka, Miho Yasuhara
Reviewer: 
Eric C. Rath

Rath on Cwiertka and Yasuhara, 'Branding Japanese Food: From Meibutsu to Washoku'

Katarzyna Joanna Cwiertka, Miho Yasuhara. Branding Japanese Food: From Meibutsu to Washoku. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2020. 202 pp. $68.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-8122-1

Reviewed by Eric C. Rath (University of Kansas) Published on H-Japan (April, 2020) Commissioned by Martha Chaiklin

Author: 
Simon James Bytheway
Reviewer: 
Andrea Relevant

Relevant on Bytheway, 'Wakon gaishi: gaishikei no tōshi to kigyōshi oyobi tokushu gaisha no hattatsushi senhappyakugojūkyū nisenjūhachi'

Simon James Bytheway. Wakon gaishi: gaishikei no tōshi to kigyōshi oyobi tokushu gaisha no hattatsushi senhappyakugojūkyū nisenjūhachi. Tokyo: Tōsuishobō, 2019. 190 pp. JPY 3,000 (paper), ISBN 978-4-88708-452-0.

Reviewed by Andrea Relevant (Ca' Foscari University of Venice) Published on H-Japan (April, 2020) Commissioned by Martha Chaiklin

Author: 
Takashi Miura
Reviewer: 
Gideon Fujiwara

Fujiwara on Miura, 'Agents of World Renewal: The Rise of Yonaoshi Gods in Japan'

Takashi Miura. Agents of World Renewal: The Rise of Yonaoshi Gods in Japan. Honolulu, Hawai'i: University of Hawaii Press, 2019. vii + 235 pp. $68.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-8037-8.

Reviewed by Gideon Fujiwara (University of Lethbridge) Published on H-Japan (February, 2020) Commissioned by Jessica Starling (Lewis & Clark College)

Author: 
J. E. Hoare, ed.
Reviewer: 
Simon Bytheway

Bytheway on Hoare, 'Culture, Power and Politics in Treaty-Port Japan, 1854-1899: Key Papers, Press and Contemporary Writings'

J. E. Hoare, ed. Culture, Power and Politics in Treaty-Port Japan, 1854-1899: Key Papers, Press and Contemporary Writings. 2 vols. Folkestone: Renaissance Books, 2018. Illustrations. 700 pp. $245.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-898823-61-2.

Reviewed by Simon Bytheway (Nihon University College of Commerce) Published on H-Japan (February, 2020) Commissioned by Martha Chaiklin

Author: 
Allison Alexy, Emma E. Cook
Reviewer: 
Pamela Runestad

Runestad on Alexy and Cook, 'Intimate Japan: Ethnographies of Closeness and Conflict'

Allison Alexy, Emma E. Cook. Intimate Japan: Ethnographies of Closeness and Conflict. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2018. 284 pp. $68.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-7668-5.

Reviewed by Pamela Runestad (Allegheny College) Published on H-Japan (January, 2020) Commissioned by Jessica Starling (Lewis & Clark College)

Author: 
Maren Annika Ehlers
Reviewer: 
Takashi Miura

Miura on Ehlers, 'Give and Take: Poverty and the Status Order in Early Modern Japan'

Maren Annika Ehlers. Give and Take: Poverty and the Status Order in Early Modern Japan. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2018. xiv + 351 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-98387-8.

Reviewed by Takashi Miura (University of Arizona) Published on H-Japan (January, 2020) Commissioned by Jessica Starling (Lewis & Clark College)

Author: 
Janice Katz, Mami Hatayama, eds.
Reviewer: 
Ellis Tinios

Tinios on Katz and Hatayama, 'Painting the Floating World: Ukiyo-e Masterpieces from the Weston Collection'

Janice Katz, Mami Hatayama, eds. Painting the Floating World: Ukiyo-e Masterpieces from the Weston Collection. Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 2018. Illustrations. 350 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-23691-0.

Reviewed by Ellis Tinios (Visiting Researcher, Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University) Published on H-Japan (November, 2019) Commissioned by Martha Chaiklin

Author: 
Susan L. Burns
Reviewer: 
Julia Yongue

Yongue on Burns, 'Kingdom of the Sick: A History of Leprosy and Japan'

Susan L. Burns. Kingdom of the Sick: A History of Leprosy and Japan. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2019. 344 pp. $68.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-7901-3.

Reviewed by Julia Yongue (Hosei University) Published on H-Japan (November, 2019) Commissioned by Martha Chaiklin

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=54256

Author: 
Kerry Ross
Reviewer: 
Celio H. Barreto

Barreto on Ross, 'Photography for Everyone: The Cultural Lives of Cameras and Consumers in Early Twentieth-Century Japan'

Kerry Ross. Photography for Everyone: The Cultural Lives of Cameras and Consumers in Early Twentieth-Century Japan. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2015. Illustrations. 256 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-9423-7; $26.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8047-9564-7.

Reviewed by Celio H. Barreto (Royal Ontario Museum) Published on H-Japan (September, 2019) Commissioned by Martha Chaiklin

Author: 
Kerim Yasar
Reviewer: 
Martyn Smith

Smith on Yasar, 'Electrified Voices: How the Telephone, Phonograph, and Radio Shaped Modern Japan, 1868–1945'

Kerim Yasar. Electrified Voices: How the Telephone, Phonograph, and Radio Shaped Modern Japan, 1868–1945. New York: Columbia University Press, 2018. xv + 277 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-18713-8.

Reviewed by Martyn Smith (University of Sheffield) Published on H-Japan (September, 2019) Commissioned by Martha Chaiklin

Author: 
Jolyon Baraka Thomas
Reviewer: 
Ernils Larsson

Larsson on Thomas, 'Faking Liberties: Religious Freedom in American-Occupied Japan'

Jolyon Baraka Thomas. Faking Liberties: Religious Freedom in American-Occupied Japan. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2019. 336 pp. $97.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-61879-1; $32.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-226-61882-1.

Reviewed by Ernils Larsson (Uppsala University) Published on H-Japan (August, 2019) Commissioned by Jessica Starling (Lewis & Clark College)

Author: 
Laura Miller, Rebecca L. Copeland, eds.
Reviewer: 
E. T. Atkins

Atkins on Miller and Copeland, 'Diva Nation'

Laura Miller, Rebecca L. Copeland, eds. Diva Nation. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2018. xvii + 242 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-520-29773-9.

Reviewed by E. T. Atkins (Northern Illinois University) Published on H-Japan (July, 2019) Commissioned by Jessica Starling (Lewis & Clark College)

Pages

Subscribe to H-Japan: Reviews