Reviews

Author: 
David Quinter
Reviewer: 
Jon Morris

Morris on Quinter, 'From Outcasts to Emperors: Shingon Ritsu and the Mañjuśrī Cult in Medieval Japan'

David Quinter. From Outcasts to Emperors: Shingon Ritsu and the Mañjuśrī Cult in Medieval Japan. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2015. 340 pp. $165.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-29339-7.

Reviewed by Jon Morris (Komazawa Women's University) Published on H-Japan (April, 2018) Commissioned by Orion Klautau (Tohoku University)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=45369

Author: 
J. Baird Callicott, James McRae, eds.
Reviewer: 
Roman Pașca

Pașca on Callicott and McRae and eds., 'Japanese Environmental Philosophy'

J. Baird Callicott, James McRae, eds. Japanese Environmental Philosophy. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017. xxiii + 310 pp. $45.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-045633-7.

Reviewed by Roman Pașca (Kanda University of International Studies) Published on H-Japan (March, 2018) Commissioned by Martha Chaiklin

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=50527

Author: 
Mire Koikari
Reviewer: 
Roberto Padilla III

Padilla III on Koikari, 'Cold War Encounters in US-Occupied Okinawa: Women, Militarized Domesticity, and Transnationalism in East Asia'

Mire Koikari. Cold War Encounters in US-Occupied Okinawa: Women, Militarized Domesticity, and Transnationalism in East Asia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. 245 pp. $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-07950-2.

Reviewed by Roberto Padilla III (University of Toledo) Published on H-Japan (March, 2018) Commissioned by Martha Chaiklin

Author: 
Paola Cavaliere
Reviewer: 
Tim Graf

Graf on Cavaliere, 'Promising Practices: Women Volunteers in Contemporary Japanese Religious Civil Society'

Paola Cavaliere. Promising Practices: Women Volunteers in Contemporary Japanese Religious Civil Society. Leiden: Brill, 2015. 300 pp. $126.00 (paper), ISBN 978-90-04-28216-2.

Reviewed by Tim Graf (Heidelberg University) Published on H-Japan (February, 2018) Commissioned by Jessica Starling

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=48014

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

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=49291

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.

Reviewed by Galen Amstutz (Institute of Buddhist Studies / Graduate Theological Union) Published on H-Japan (July, 2017) Commissioned by Orion Klautau

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

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