Reviews

Author: 
Kirsten Cather
Reviewer: 
Chad R. Diehl

Diehl on Cather, 'Art of Censorship in Postwar Japan'


Kirsten Cather. Art of Censorship in Postwar Japan. Honolulu: University of Hawaiʻi Press, 2012. 336 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-3587-3.

Reviewed by Chad R. Diehl (Loyola University Maryland)
Published on H-Japan (November, 2014)
Commissioned by Austin C. Parks

The Art of Writing about Censorship

Author: 
Sumie Jones, ed., with Kenji Watanabe
Reviewer: 
Patricia Welch

Welch on Jones, 'An Edo Anthology: Literature from Japan's Mega-city, 1750-1850'


Sumie Jones, ed., with Kenji Watanabe. An Edo Anthology: Literature from Japan's Mega-city, 1750-1850. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2013. Illustrations. xii + 515 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-3629-0; $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8248-3740-2.

Reviewed by Patricia Welch
Published on H-Japan (June, 2014)
Commissioned by Austin C. Parks

Playboys, Rogues, and Rubes: A Celebration of the Literature of Edo

Author: 
Christoph Brumann, Evelyn Schulz, eds.
Reviewer: 
Beate Loeffler

Loeffler on Brumann and Schulz, 'Urban Spaces in Japan: Cultural and Social Perspectives'


Christoph Brumann, Evelyn Schulz, eds. Urban Spaces in Japan: Cultural and Social Perspectives. London: Routledge, 2012. xiv + 226 pp. ISBN 978-0-415-69545-9; ISBN 978-0-203-12007-1.

Reviewed by Beate Loeffler (Baugeschichte - Japanstudien)
Published on H-Japan (January, 2013)
Commissioned by David G. Wittner

Author: 
Jean-Marc Abela and Mark Patrick McGuire
Reviewer: 
Barbara Ambros

Ambros on Jean-Marc Abela and Mark Patrick McGuire, 'Shugendo Now'


Jean-Marc Abela and Mark Patrick McGuire. Shugendo Now. Montreal: Enpower Pictures, 2009. DVD. 91 minutes.

Reviewed by Barbara Ambros (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Published on H-Japan (December, 2010)
Commissioned by David G. Wittner

Shugendo Now

Author: 
Leith Morton
Reviewer: 
Patricia Welch

Welch on Morton, 'The Alien Within: Representations of the Exotic in Twentieth-Century Japanese Literature'


Leith Morton. The Alien Within: Representations of the Exotic in Twentieth-Century Japanese Literature. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2009. ix + 257 pp. $56.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-3292-6.

Reviewed by Patricia Welch
Published on H-Japan (November, 2010)
Commissioned by David G. Wittner

Twentieth-Century Japanese Literature

Author: 
Martha Chaiklin
Reviewer: 
Roberto Padilla III

Padilla III on Chaiklin, 'Cultural Commerce and Dutch Commercial Culture: The Influence of European Material Culture on Japan, 1700-1850'


Martha Chaiklin. Cultural Commerce and Dutch Commercial Culture: The Influence of European Material Culture on Japan, 1700-1850. Leiden: Research School, 2003. 275 pp. No price listed (paper), ISBN 978-90-5789-086-4.

Reviewed by Roberto Padilla III (The Ohio State University)
Published on H-Japan (May, 2009)
Commissioned by David G. Wittner

Author: 
Ronald H. Spector
Reviewer: 
John E. Van Sant

Van Sant on Spector, 'In the Ruins of Empire: The Japanese Surrender and the Battle for Postwar Asia'


Ronald H. Spector. In the Ruins of Empire: The Japanese Surrender and the Battle for Postwar Asia. New York: Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2008. Plates. xiii + 358 pp. $16.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8129-6732-6.

Reviewed by John E. Van Sant (University of Alabama-Birmingham)
Published on H-Japan (March, 2009)
Commissioned by David G. Wittner

Author: 
Martha Chaiklin
Reviewer: 
Robert Hellyer

Hellyer on Chaiklin, 'Cultural Commerce and Dutch Commercial Culture: The Influence of European Material Culture on Japan, 1700-1850'


Martha Chaiklin. Cultural Commerce and Dutch Commercial Culture: The Influence of European Material Culture on Japan, 1700-1850. Leiden: Research School, 2003. 275 pp. No price listed (paper), ISBN 978-90-5789-086-4.

Reviewed by Robert Hellyer
Published on H-Japan (December, 2008)
Commissioned by David G. Wittner

Author: 
Kevin M. Doak
Reviewer: 
Brian J. McVeigh

McVeigh on Doak, 'A History of Nationalism in Modern Japan: Placing the People'


Kevin M. Doak. A History of Nationalism in Modern Japan: Placing the People. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2006. xii, 292 S. $93.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-15598-5.

Reviewed by Brian J. McVeigh (Department of East Asian Studies, University of Arizona)
Published on H-Japan (August, 2007)

Placing the People or Practicing Nationalism?

Author: 
Marie HÖ¸jlund Roesgaard
Reviewer: 
Julian Dierkes

Dierkes on Roesgaard, 'Japanese Education and the Cram School Business: Functions, Challenges and Perspectives of the Juku'


Marie HÖ¸jlund Roesgaard. Japanese Education and the Cram School Business: Functions, Challenges and Perspectives of the Juku. Copenhagen: Nordic Institute of Asian Studies Press, 2006. 203 pp. No price listed (cloth), ISBN 978-87-91114-91-5.

Reviewed by Julian Dierkes (University of British Columbia)
Published on H-Japan (November, 2006)

Author: 
John Walter de Gruchy
Reviewer: 
Patricia Welch

Welch on de Gruchy, 'Orienting Arthur Waley: Japonism, Orientalism, and the Creation of Japanese Literature in English'


John Walter de Gruchy. Orienting Arthur Waley: Japonism, Orientalism, and the Creation of Japanese Literature in English. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2003. 208 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-2567-6.

Reviewed by Patricia Welch (Department of Comparative Literature and Languages, Hofstra University)
Published on H-Japan (March, 2005)

Author: 
David C. Stahl
Reviewer: 
Patricia Welch

Welch on Stahl, 'The Burdens of Survival: Ooka Shohei's Writings on the Pacific War'


David C. Stahl. The Burdens of Survival: Ooka Shohei's Writings on the Pacific War. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2003. 374 pp. $49.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-2540-9.

Reviewed by Patricia Welch (Department of Comparative Literature and Languages, Hofstra University)
Published on H-Japan (July, 2004)

Author: 
Sheldon H. Harris
Reviewer: 
Lawrence Fouraker

Fouraker on Harris, 'Factories of Death: Japanese Biological Warfare, 1932-1945, and the American Cover-up'


Sheldon H. Harris. Factories of Death: Japanese Biological Warfare, 1932-1945, and the American Cover-up. New York and London: Routledge, 2002. x + 385 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-415-93214-1.

Reviewed by Lawrence Fouraker (Department of History, St. John Fisher College, Rochester)
Published on H-Japan (February, 2004)

Author: 
Nicholas Tarling
Reviewer: 
Lawrence Fouraker

Fouraker on Tarling, 'A Sudden Rampage: The Japanese Occupation of Southeast Asia, 1941-1945'


Nicholas Tarling. A Sudden Rampage: The Japanese Occupation of Southeast Asia, 1941-1945. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2001. xv + 268 pp. $36.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-2491-4.

Reviewed by Lawrence Fouraker (Department of History, St. John Fisher College)
Published on H-Japan (June, 2003)

Author: 
Linda K. Menton, Noren W. Lush, Eileen H. Tamura, Chance I. Gusukuma
Reviewer: 
Paul Dunscomb

Dunscomb on Gordon, 'A Modern History of Japan: From Tokugawa Times to the Present' and Hane, 'Modern Japan: A Historical Survey' and Menton and Lush and Tamura and Gusukuma, 'The Rise of Modern Japan'


Andrew Gordon. A Modern History of Japan: From Tokugawa Times to the Present. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003. xiv + 384 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-511060-9; $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-511061-6.Mikiso Hane. Modern Japan: A Historical Survey. Boulder: Westview Press, 2001. x + 554 pp.

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