Reviews

Author: 
David B. Sicilia, David G. Wittner
Reviewer: 
Xia Qing

Qing on Sicilia and Wittner, 'Strands of Modernization: The Circulation of Technology and Business Practices in East Asia, 1850-1920'

David B. Sicilia, David G. Wittner. Strands of Modernization: The Circulation of Technology and Business Practices in East Asia, 1850-1920. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2021. 208 pp. $60.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-4875-3968-9; $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4875-0908-8.

Reviewed by Xia Qing (Osaka Unversity) Published on H-Japan (January, 2023) Commissioned by Martha Chaiklin

Author: 
Sherzod Muminov
Reviewer: 
Katalin Ferber

Ferber on Muminov, 'Eleven Winters of Discontent: The Siberian Internment and the Making of a New Japan'

Sherzod Muminov. Eleven Winters of Discontent: The Siberian Internment and the Making of a New Japan. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2022. 384 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-98643-5.

Reviewed by Katalin Ferber (Retired from Waseda University, Freelance writer) Published on H-Japan (December, 2022) Commissioned by Martha Chaiklin

Author: 
Timothy M. Yang
Reviewer: 
Julia Yongue

Yongue on Yang, 'A Medicated Empire: The Pharmaceutical Industry and Modern Japan'

Timothy M. Yang. A Medicated Empire: The Pharmaceutical Industry and Modern Japan. Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University Series. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2021. Illustrations. xvi + 335 pp. $35.99 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-5017-5625-2; $54.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5017-5624-5.

Reviewed by Julia Yongue (Hosei University) Published on H-Japan (November, 2022) Commissioned by Martha Chaiklin

Author: 
Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Sumiyo Ishii
Reviewer: 
Steven Bryan

Bryan on Kawaguchi and Ishii, 'A History of Economic Thought in Japan: 1600-1945'

Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Sumiyo Ishii. A History of Economic Thought in Japan: 1600-1945. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2022. 288 pp. $115.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-350-15013-3.

Reviewed by Steven Bryan (University of St Andrews) Published on H-Japan (May, 2022) Commissioned by Martha Chaiklin

Printable Version: https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=57622

Author: 
Machiko Ōgimachi
Reviewer: 
Laura Nenzi

Nenzi on Ōgimachi, 'In the Shelter of the Pine: A Memoir of Yanagisawa Yoshiyasu and Tokugawa Japan'

Machiko Ōgimachi. In the Shelter of the Pine: A Memoir of Yanagisawa Yoshiyasu and Tokugawa Japan. Translated by G. G. Rowley. New York: Columbia University Press, 2021. 368 pp. $34.99 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-231-55316-2; $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-19951-3.

Reviewed by Laura Nenzi (University of Tennessee) Published on H-Japan (April, 2022) Commissioned by Martha Chaiklin

Author: 
Akira Shimizu
Reviewer: 
Eric C. Rath

Rath on Shimizu, 'Specialty Food, Market Culture, and Daily Life in Early Modern Japan: Regulating and Deregulating the Market in Edo, 1780-1870'

Akira Shimizu. Specialty Food, Market Culture, and Daily Life in Early Modern Japan: Regulating and Deregulating the Market in Edo, 1780-1870. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2021. Illustrations, tables, maps. 192 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-79361-826-9.

Reviewed by Eric C. Rath (University of Kansas) Published on H-Japan (April, 2022) Commissioned by Martha Chaiklin

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

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