Reviews

Author: 
Jessamyn R. Abel
Reviewer: 
Robert G. Kane

Kane on Abel, 'The International Minimum: Creativity and Contradiction in Japan's Global Engagement, 1933-1964'

Jessamyn R. Abel. The International Minimum: Creativity and Contradiction in Japan's Global Engagement, 1933-1964. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2015. 331 pp. $54.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-4107-2.

Reviewed by Robert G. Kane (Niagara University) Published on H-Japan (January, 2016) Commissioned by Simon Nantais

Author: 
Oleg Benesch
Reviewer: 
Roger H. Brown

Brown on Benesch, 'Inventing the Way of the Samurai: Nationalism, Internationalism, and Bushido in Modern Japan'

Oleg Benesch. Inventing the Way of the Samurai: Nationalism, Internationalism, and Bushido in Modern Japan. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. 304 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-870662-5.

Reviewed by Roger H. Brown (Saitama University) Published on H-Japan (October, 2015) Commissioned by Simon Nantais

Author: 
Jordan Sand
Reviewer: 
James X. White

White on Sand, 'Tokyo Vernacular: Common Spaces, Local Histories, Found Objects'

Jordan Sand. Tokyo Vernacular: Common Spaces, Local Histories, Found Objects. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2013. xiii + 208 p. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-27566-9; $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-520-28037-3.

Reviewed by James X. White (University of Sheffield) Published on H-Japan (June, 2015) Commissioned by Simon Nantais

Author: 
Yoshiaki Yoshimi
Reviewer: 
Scott W. Aalgaard

Aalgaard on Yoshimi, 'Grassroots Fascism: The War Experience of the Japanese People'

Yoshiaki Yoshimi. Grassroots Fascism: The War Experience of the Japanese People. Translated by Ethan Mark. New York: Columbia University Press, 2015. 360 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-16568-6.

Reviewed by Scott W. Aalgaard (The University of Chicago) Published on H-Japan (June, 2015) Commissioned by Simon Nantais

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

Postwar Asia: Chaos and War

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

The Material Culture of Japanese-Dutch Relations

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)

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