Reviews

Author: 
Mike Bogue
Reviewer: 
Iris Haukamp

Haukamp on Bogue, 'Apocalypse Then: American and Japanese Atomic Cinema, 1951-1967'

Mike Bogue. Apocalypse Then: American and Japanese Atomic Cinema, 1951-1967. Jefferson: McFarland, 2017. Illustrations. 316 pp. $19.99 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-4766-2900-1; $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4766-6841-3.

Reviewed by Iris Haukamp (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies) Published on H-Japan (May, 2019) Commissioned by Martha Chaiklin

Author: 
Gerald Groemer
Reviewer: 
Michael Lee

Lee on Groemer, 'The Land We Saw, the Times We Knew: An Anthology of Zuihitsu Writing from Early Modern Japan'

Gerald Groemer. The Land We Saw, the Times We Knew: An Anthology of Zuihitsu Writing from Early Modern Japan. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2018. 376 pp. $68.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-7444-5.

Reviewed by Michael Lee (Heidelberg University) Published on H-Japan (May, 2019) Commissioned by Martha Chaiklin

Author: 
Anna Andreeva
Reviewer: 
Caleb Carter

Carter on Andreeva, 'Assembling Shinto: Buddhist Approaches to Kami Worship in Medieval Japan'

Anna Andreeva. Assembling Shinto: Buddhist Approaches to Kami Worship in Medieval Japan. Harvard East Asian Monographs Series. Cambridge: Harvard University Asia Center, 2017. xxi + 397 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-97057-1.

Reviewed by Caleb Carter (Kyushu University) Published on H-Japan (April, 2019) Commissioned by Jessica Starling (Lewis & Clark College)

Author: 
Levi McLaughlin
Reviewer: 
Daniel Metraux

Metraux on McLaughlin, 'Soka Gakkai’s Human Revolution: The Rise of a Mimetic Nation in Modern Japan'

Levi McLaughlin. Soka Gakkai’s Human Revolution: The Rise of a Mimetic Nation in Modern Japan. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2018. 236 pp. $68.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-7542-8.

Reviewed by Daniel Metraux (Mary Baldwin University) Published on H-Japan (March, 2019) Commissioned by Jessica Starling (Lewis & Clark College)

Author: 
Caitilin J. Griffiths
Reviewer: 
Matthew Mitchell

Mitchell on Griffiths, 'Tracing the Itinerant Path: Jishū Nuns of Medieval Japan'

Caitilin J. Griffiths. Tracing the Itinerant Path: Jishū Nuns of Medieval Japan. Pure Land Buddhist Studies Series. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2016. xiii + 214 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-5936-7.

Reviewed by Matthew Mitchell (Allegheny College) Published on H-Japan (March, 2019) Commissioned by Jessica Starling (Lewis & Clark College)

Author: 
Melissa Anne-Marie Curley
Reviewer: 
James M. Shields

Shields on Curley, 'Pure Land, Real World: Modern Buddhism, Japanese Leftists, and the Utopian Imagination'

Melissa Anne-Marie Curley. Pure Land, Real World: Modern Buddhism, Japanese Leftists, and the Utopian Imagination. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2017. xi + 241 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-5775-2.

Reviewed by James M. Shields (Bucknell University) Published on H-Japan (February, 2019) Commissioned by Jessica Starling (Lewis & Clark College)

Author: 
Philip A. Seaton, Takayoshi Yamamura, Akiko Sugawa-Shimada, Kyungjae Jang
Reviewer: 
Mary Quek

Quek on Seaton and Yamamura and Sugawa-Shimada and Jang, 'Contents Tourism in Japan: Pilgrimages to "Sacred Sites" of Popular Culture'

Philip A. Seaton, Takayoshi Yamamura, Akiko Sugawa-Shimada, Kyungjae Jang. Contents Tourism in Japan: Pilgrimages to "Sacred Sites" of Popular Culture. Amherst: Cambria Press, 2017. Illustrations, maps, tables. 326 pp. $119.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-60497-973-2.

Reviewed by Mary Quek (University of Hertfordshire) Published on H-Japan (November, 2018) Commissioned by Martha Chaiklin

Author: 
Brian J. McVeigh
Reviewer: 
Karoly K. Schlosser

Schlosser on McVeigh, 'The History of Japanese Psychology: Global Perspectives, 1875-1950'

Brian J. McVeigh. The History of Japanese Psychology: Global Perspectives, 1875-1950. SOAS Studies in Modern and Contemporary Japan Series. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017. 336 pp. $114.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4742-8308-3.

Reviewed by Karoly K. Schlosser (Goldsmiths, University of London) Published on H-Japan (October, 2018) Commissioned by Martha Chaiklin

Author: 
Simon Partner
Reviewer: 
Simon Bytheway

Bytheway on Partner, 'The Merchant's Tale: Yokohama and the Transformation of Japan'

Simon Partner. The Merchant's Tale: Yokohama and the Transformation of Japan. Asia Perspectives: History, Society, and Culture Series. New York: Columbia University Press, 2018. Tables, illustrations. 320 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-18292-8.

Reviewed by Simon Bytheway (Nihon University College of Commerce) Published on H-Japan (August, 2018) Commissioned by Martha Chaiklin

Author: 
R. S. Sugirtharajah
Reviewer: 
James Hommes

Hommes on Sugirtharajah, 'Jesus in Asia'

R. S. Sugirtharajah. Jesus in Asia. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2018. 320 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-05113-3.

Reviewed by James Hommes (Trinity Christian School) Published on H-Japan (July, 2018) Commissioned by Martha Chaiklin

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=51564

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

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