Reviews

Author: 
David Fedman
Reviewer: 
Timothy Yang

Yang on Fedman, 'Seeds of Control: Japan's Empire of Forestry in Colonial Korea'

David Fedman. Seeds of Control: Japan's Empire of Forestry in Colonial Korea. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2020. xvii + 292 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-295-74745-3.

Reviewed by Timothy Yang (University of Georgia) Published on H-Japan (November, 2021) Commissioned by Martha Chaiklin

Printable Version: https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=56292

Author: 
W. Puck Brecher
Reviewer: 
Katalin Ferber

Ferber on Brecher, 'Japan’s Private Spheres: Autonomy in Japanese History, 1600-1930'

W. Puck Brecher. Japan’s Private Spheres: Autonomy in Japanese History, 1600-1930. Leiden: Brill, 2021. xx + 364 pp. $157.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-44754-7.

Reviewed by Katalin Ferber (Retired from Waseda University, Freelance writer) Published on H-Japan (November, 2021) Commissioned by Martha Chaiklin

Printable Version: https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=56698

Author: 
Gabriele Koch
Reviewer: 
Pamela Runestad

Runestad on Koch, 'Healing Labor: Japanese Sex Work in the Gendered Economy'

Gabriele Koch. Healing Labor: Japanese Sex Work in the Gendered Economy. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2020. 248 pp. $28.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5036-1134-4; $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5036-1057-6.

Reviewed by Pamela Runestad (Allegheny College) Published on H-Japan (September, 2021) Commissioned by Jessica Starling (Lewis & Clark College)

Author: 
William Wayne Farris
Reviewer: 
Paula R. Curtis

Curtis on Farris, 'A Bowl for a Coin: A Commodity History of Japanese Tea'

William Wayne Farris. A Bowl for a Coin: A Commodity History of Japanese Tea. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2019. x + 227 pp. $68.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-7660-9

Reviewed by Paula R. Curtis (Yale University) Published on H-Japan (February, 2021) Commissioned by Martha Chaiklin

Author: 
Steven J. Ericson
Reviewer: 
Katalin Ferber

Ferber on Ericson, 'Financial Stabilization in Meiji Japan: The Impact of the Matsukata Reform'

Steven J. Ericson. Financial Stabilization in Meiji Japan: The Impact of the Matsukata Reform. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2019. x + 198 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5017-4691-8.

Reviewed by Katalin Ferber (Independent Scholar) Published on H-Japan (September, 2020) Commissioned by Martha Chaiklin

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=55469

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

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