Reviews

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)

Memory, Guilt, Mourning and Responsibility: A Writer's Pilgrimage

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)

Revisiting the Horrors of Japan's Biological Weapons Program

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.

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)

More Trees than Forest in this Study of Japan's Wartime Role in Southeast Asia

Author: 
Anne Walthall, ed.
Reviewer: 
David Alexander

Alexander on Walthall, 'The Human Tradition in Modern Japan'

Anne Walthall, ed. The Human Tradition in Modern Japan. Wilmington, Del.: Scholarly Resources, 2002. xx + 241 pp. $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8420-2912-4; $84.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8420-2911-7.

Reviewed by David Alexander (Hilton M. Briggs Library, South Dakota State University) Published on H-Japan (May, 2003)

History in the Lives of Everyday People

Author: 
Michael Molasky, Steve Rabson, eds.
Reviewer: 
Monika Wacker

Wacker on Molasky and Rabson, 'Southern Exposure: Modern Japanese Literature from Okinawa'

Michael Molasky, Steve Rabson, eds. Southern Exposure: Modern Japanese Literature from Okinawa. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2000. xii + 362 pp. $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8248-2300-9.

Reviewed by Monika Wacker (Freelance Interpreter and Translator, Munich, Germany) Published on H-Japan (May, 2003)

Author: 
Nancy Rosenberger
Reviewer: 
Beth Katzoff

Katzoff on Rosenberger, 'Gambling with Virtue: Japanese Women and the Search for Self in a Changing Nation'

Nancy Rosenberger. Gambling with Virtue: Japanese Women and the Search for Self in a Changing Nation. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2001. x + 277 pp. $26.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8248-2388-7; $57.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-2262-0.

Reviewed by Beth Katzoff (Asian Division, The Library of Congress) Published on H-Japan (May, 2003)

Revealing Selves

Revealing Selves

Author: 
Janine Beichman
Reviewer: 
Miri Nakamura

Nakamura on Beichman, 'Embracing the Firebird: Yosano Akiko and the Birth of the Female Voice in Modern Japanese Poetry'

Janine Beichman. Embracing the Firebird: Yosano Akiko and the Birth of the Female Voice in Modern Japanese Poetry. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2002. x + 337 pp. $24.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8248-2347-4; $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-2208-8.

Reviewed by Miri Nakamura (Department of Asian Languages, Stanford University) Published on H-Japan (May, 2003)

Unveiling Yosano Akiko

Author: 
Ray Christensen
Reviewer: 
Louis D. Hayes

Hayes on Christensen, 'Ending the LDP Hegemony: Party Cooperation in Japan'

Ray Christensen. Ending the LDP Hegemony: Party Cooperation in Japan. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2000. vii + 228 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8248-2295-8; $52.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-2230-9.

Reviewed by Louis D. Hayes (Department of Political Science, University of Montana) Published on H-Japan (May, 2003)

Author: 
John Benson, Takao Matsumura
Reviewer: 
James Boyd

Boyd on Benson and Matsumura, 'Japan, 1868-1945: From Isolation to Occupation'

John Benson, Takao Matsumura. Japan, 1868-1945: From Isolation to Occupation. Harlow: Longman, 2001. ix + 270 pp. $19.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-582-30813-8.

Reviewed by James Boyd (School of Asian Studies, Murdoch University) Published on H-Japan (May, 2003)

A Good Book for the Beginner

A Good Book for the Beginner

Author: 
Brett L. Walker
Reviewer: 
Philip C. Brown

Brown on Walker, 'The Conquest of Ainu Lands: Ecology and Culture in Japanese Expansion, 1590-1800'

Brett L. Walker. The Conquest of Ainu Lands: Ecology and Culture in Japanese Expansion, 1590-1800. Berkeley and London: University of California Press, 2001. xii + 332 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-22736-1.

Reviewed by Philip C. Brown (Department of History, Ohio State University) Published on H-Japan (August, 2002)

Author: 
William M. Tsutsui
Reviewer: 
Terri LeMoyne

LeMoyne on Tsutsui, 'Manufacturing Ideology: Scientific Management in Twentieth-Century Japan'

William M. Tsutsui. Manufacturing Ideology: Scientific Management in Twentieth-Century Japan. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1998. ix + 279 pp. $30.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-691-07456-6; $47.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-05808-5.

Reviewed by Terri LeMoyne (Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Geography, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga) Published on H-Japan (August, 2002)

Author: 
Wai-ming Ng
Reviewer: 
Mark McNally

McNally on Ng, 'The I Ching in Tokugawa Thought and Culture'

Wai-ming Ng. The I Ching in Tokugawa Thought and Culture. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2000. xiii + 277 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8248-2242-2; $63.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-2215-6.

Reviewed by Mark McNally (Department of History, University of Hawaii at Manoa) Published on H-Japan (July, 2002)

The Persistence of China in Early Modern Japan

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