Reviews

Author: 
Sheila Cliffe
Reviewer: 
Emerald King

King on Cliffe, 'The Social Life of Kimono: Japanese Fashion Past and Present'


Sheila Cliffe. The Social Life of Kimono: Japanese Fashion Past and Present. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017. Illustrations, charts. xvi + 229 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4725-8552-3; $88.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4725-8553-0.

Reviewed by Emerald King (Victoria University Wellington)
Published on H-Japan (January, 2018)
Commissioned by Martha Chaiklin

Author: 
Luke Gartlan, Roberta Wue, eds.
Reviewer: 
Annemarie Sawkins

Sawkins on Gartlan and Wue, 'Portraiture and Early Studio Photography in China and Japan'


Luke Gartlan, Roberta Wue, eds. Portraiture and Early Studio Photography in China and Japan. London: Routledge, 2017. xv + 252 pp. $150.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4724-8438-3.

Reviewed by Annemarie Sawkins (Independent Scholar)
Published on H-Japan (December, 2017)
Commissioned by Martha Chaiklin

Author: 
Romulus Hillsborough
Reviewer: 
John E. Van Sant

Van Sant on Hillsborough, 'Samurai Assassins: "Dark Murder" and the Meiji Restoration, 1853-1868'


Romulus Hillsborough. Samurai Assassins: "Dark Murder" and the Meiji Restoration, 1853-1868. Jefferson: McFarland, 2017. 224 pp. $19.99 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-4766-2800-4; $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4766-6880-2.

Reviewed by John E. Van Sant (University of Alabama-Birmingham)
Published on H-Japan (December, 2017)
Commissioned by Martha Chaiklin

Author: 
Asuka Sango
Reviewer: 
James L. Ford

Ford on Sango, 'The Halo of Golden Light: Imperial Authority and Buddhist Ritual in Heian Japan'


Asuka Sango. The Halo of Golden Light: Imperial Authority and Buddhist Ritual in Heian Japan. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2015. xxii + 216 pp. $54.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-3986-4.

Reviewed by James L. Ford (Wake Forest University)
Published on H-Japan (December, 2017)
Commissioned by Jessica Starling

Author: 
Jacqueline I. Stone
Reviewer: 
Aaron P. Proffitt

Proffitt on Stone, 'Right Thoughts at the Last Moment: Buddhism and Deathbed Practices in Early Medieval Japan'


Jacqueline I. Stone. Right Thoughts at the Last Moment: Buddhism and Deathbed Practices in Early Medieval Japan. Kuroda Studies in East Asian Buddhism Series. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2016. 624 pp. $68.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-5643-4.

Reviewed by Aaron P. Proffitt (University at Albany, State University of New York)
Published on H-Japan (November, 2017)
Commissioned by Jessica Starling

Author: 
Shin'ichirō Ogata
Reviewer: 
Eric C. Rath

Rath on Ogata, 'Jiki-fu: A Japanese Aesthetics of Taste'


Shin'ichirō Ogata. Jiki-fu: A Japanese Aesthetics of Taste. Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press, 2017. 143 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-4-13-080219-2.

Reviewed by Eric C. Rath (Center for Japanese Studies)
Published on H-Japan (September, 2017)
Commissioned by Martha Chaiklin

Author: 
Jun Kimura
Reviewer: 
Eric A. Rodriguez

Rodriguez on Kimura, 'Archaeology of East Asian Shipbuilding'


Jun Kimura. Archaeology of East Asian Shipbuilding. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2016. 320 pp. $79.95 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-8130-5576-3; $79.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-6118-4.

Reviewed by Eric A. Rodriguez (Independent Scholar)
Published on H-Japan (August, 2017)
Commissioned by Martha Chaiklin

Author: 
Noriko Manabe
Reviewer: 
E. T. Atkins

Atkins on Manabe, 'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Protest Music after Fukushima'


Noriko Manabe. The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Protest Music after Fukushima. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. 464 pp. $94.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-933468-1; $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-933469-8.

Reviewed by E. T. Atkins (Northern Illinois University)
Published on H-Japan (August, 2017)
Commissioned by Martha Chaiklin

Author: 
Rebekah Clements
Reviewer: 
Margarita Winkel

Winkel on Clements, 'A Cultural History of Translation in Early Modern Japan'


Rebekah Clements. A Cultural History of Translation in Early Modern Japan. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. Illustrations, tables. 288 pp. $103.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-07982-3; $34.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-107-43916-0.

Reviewed by Margarita Winkel (Leiden University)
Published on H-Japan (August, 2017)
Commissioned by Martha Chaiklin

Author: 
Ōmi Toshihiro
Reviewer: 
Galen Amstutz

Amstutz on Fumiaki, 'Kindai Bukkyō to seinen: Chikazumi Jōkan to sono jidai' and Ōmi Toshihiro, 'Kindai Bukkyō no naka no Shinshū: Chikazumi Jōkan to kyūdōshatachi'


Iwata Fumiaki. Kindai Bukkyō to seinen: Chikazumi Jōkan to sono jidai. Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten, 2014. 332 pp. JPY 3,600 (cloth), ISBN 978-4-00-025988-0.Ōmi Toshihiro. Kindai Bukkyō no naka no Shinshū: Chikazumi Jōkan to kyūdōshatachi. Kyoto: Hōzōkan, 2014. 230 pp. JPY 3,000 (cloth), ISBN 978-4-8318-6043-9.

Author: 
Akiko Takenaka
Reviewer: 
Philip Seaton

Seaton on Takenaka, 'Yasukuni Shrine: History, Memory, and Japan's Unending Postwar'


Akiko Takenaka. Yasukuni Shrine: History, Memory, and Japan's Unending Postwar. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2015. 287 pp. $57.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-4678-7.

Reviewed by Philip Seaton (Hokkaido University)
Published on H-Japan (July, 2016)
Commissioned by Simon Nantais

Yasukuni Shrine: History, Memory, and Japan's Unending Postwar

Author: 
Jessamyn R. Abel
Reviewer: 
Robert G. Kane

Kane on Abel, 'The International Minimum: Creativity and Contradiction in Japan's Global Engagement, 1933-1964'


Jessamyn R. Abel. The International Minimum: Creativity and Contradiction in Japan's Global Engagement, 1933-1964. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2015. 331 pp. $54.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-4107-2.

Reviewed by Robert G. Kane (Niagara University)
Published on H-Japan (January, 2016)
Commissioned by Simon Nantais

Author: 
Oleg Benesch
Reviewer: 
Roger H. Brown

Brown on Benesch, 'Inventing the Way of the Samurai: Nationalism, Internationalism, and Bushido in Modern Japan'


Oleg Benesch. Inventing the Way of the Samurai: Nationalism, Internationalism, and Bushido in Modern Japan. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. 304 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-870662-5.

Reviewed by Roger H. Brown (Saitama University)
Published on H-Japan (October, 2015)
Commissioned by Simon Nantais

Author: 
Jordan Sand
Reviewer: 
James X. White

White on Sand, 'Tokyo Vernacular: Common Spaces, Local Histories, Found Objects'


Jordan Sand. Tokyo Vernacular: Common Spaces, Local Histories, Found Objects. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2013. xiii + 208 p. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-27566-9; $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-520-28037-3.

Reviewed by James X. White (University of Sheffield)
Published on H-Japan (June, 2015)
Commissioned by Simon Nantais

Author: 
Yoshiaki Yoshimi
Reviewer: 
Scott W. Aalgaard

Aalgaard on Yoshimi, 'Grassroots Fascism: The War Experience of the Japanese People'


Yoshiaki Yoshimi. Grassroots Fascism: The War Experience of the Japanese People. Translated by Ethan Mark. New York: Columbia University Press, 2015. 360 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-16568-6.

Reviewed by Scott W. Aalgaard (The University of Chicago)
Published on H-Japan (June, 2015)
Commissioned by Simon Nantais

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