Reviews

Author: 
Ienaga Saburo
Reviewer: 
David Alexander

Alexander on Saburo, 'Japan's Past, Japan's Future: One Historian's Odyssey'


Ienaga Saburo. Japan's Past, Japan's Future: One Historian's Odyssey. Lanham and Oxford: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2001. x + 203 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7425-0989-4.

Reviewed by David Alexander (Hilton M. Briggs Library, South Dakota State University)
Published on H-Japan (November, 2001)

A Historian's Story

A Historian's Story

Author: 
Japan Playwrights Association, ed.
Reviewer: 
Patricia Pringle

Pringle on Association, 'Half a Century of Japanese Theater I: The 1990s Part 1'


Japan Playwrights Association, ed. Half a Century of Japanese Theater I: The 1990s Part 1. Tokyo: Kinokuniya, 1999. 496 pp. $50.00 (paper), ISBN 978-4-314-10135-6.

Reviewed by Patricia Pringle
Published on H-Japan (August, 2001)

Performable English Translations of Six Major Japanese Plays of the 1990s

Author: 
Jeroen Lamers
Reviewer: 
Suzanne Gay

Gay on Lamers, 'Japonius Tyrannus: The Japanese Warlord Oda Nobunaga Reconsidered'


Jeroen Lamers. Japonius Tyrannus: The Japanese Warlord Oda Nobunaga Reconsidered. Leiden: Hotei Publishing, 2000. 280 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-74822-22-0.

Reviewed by Suzanne Gay (East Asian Studies Program, Oberlin College)
Published on H-Japan (July, 2001)

A New Biography of Oda Nobunaga

A New Biography of Oda Nobunaga

Author: 
James Babb
Reviewer: 
Grunden Walter

Walter on Babb, 'Tanaka: The Making of Postwar Japan'


James Babb. Tanaka: The Making of Postwar Japan. Profiles in Power Series. Harlow, England: Longman, 2000. xii + 126 pp. $20.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-582-38215-2.

Reviewed by Grunden Walter (Department of History, Bowling Green State University)
Published on H-Japan (June, 2001)

The Tanaka Legacy

"The Tanaka Legacy"

Author: 
Haruo Shirane, Tomi Suzuki, eds.
Reviewer: 
Timothy J. Van Compernolle

Van Compernolle on Shirane and Suzuki, 'Inventing the Classics: Modernity, National Identity, and Japanese Literature'


Haruo Shirane, Tomi Suzuki, eds. Inventing the Classics: Modernity, National Identity, and Japanese Literature. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2000. xi + 333 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-4105-7.

Reviewed by Timothy J. Van Compernolle (Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Michigan)
Published on H-Japan (May, 2001)

Author: 
Gregory M. Pflugfelder
Reviewer: 
Anne Walthall

Walthall on Pflugfelder, 'Cartographies of Desire: Male-Male Sexuality in Japanese Discourse 1600-1950'


Gregory M. Pflugfelder. Cartographies of Desire: Male-Male Sexuality in Japanese Discourse 1600-1950. Berkeley, Cal: University of California Press, 2000. xi + 399 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-20909-1.

Reviewed by Anne Walthall (University of California, Irvine)
Published on H-Japan (May, 2000)

Author: 
Yukiko Koshiro
Reviewer: 
Grant Goodman

Goodman on Koshiro, 'Trans-Pacific Racisms and the U.S. Occupation of Japan'


Yukiko Koshiro. Trans-Pacific Racisms and the U.S. Occupation of Japan. New York: Columbia University Press, 1999. 304 pp. $29.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-11349-6; $83.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-11348-9.

Reviewed by Grant Goodman (Professor Emeritus of History, University of Kansas)
Published on H-Japan (November, 1999)

Author: 
Honda Katsuichi
Reviewer: 
Edward J. Drea

Drea on Katsuichi, 'The Nanjing Massacre: A Japanese Journalist Confronts Japan's National Shame'


Honda Katsuichi. The Nanjing Massacre: A Japanese Journalist Confronts Japan's National Shame. Armonk, N.Y: M.E. Sharpe, 1999. xxvii + 367 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7656-0335-7; $90.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7656-0334-0.

Reviewed by Edward J. Drea (U.S. Army Center of Military History (Retired))
Published on H-Japan (November, 1999)

Author: 
Yukiko Koshiro.
Reviewer: 
Grant Goodman

Goodman on Koshiro, 'Trans-Pacific Racisms and the U.S. Occupation of Japan' and Yukiko Koshiro., 'Trans-Pacific Racisms and the U.S Occupation of Japan'


Yukiko Koshiro. Trans-Pacific Racisms and the U.S. Occupation of Japan. New York: Columbia University Press, 1999. 304 pp. $29.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-11349-6; $83.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-11348-9.Yukiko Koshiro. Trans-Pacific Racisms and the U.S Occupation of Japan. New York: Columbia University Press, 1999. 304 pp.

Author: 
Stephen Vlastos, ed.
Reviewer: 
David R. Ambaras

Ambaras on Vlastos, 'Mirror of Modernity: Invented Traditions of Modern Japan'


Stephen Vlastos, ed. Mirror of Modernity: Invented Traditions of Modern Japan. Berkeley, Los Angeles, and London: University of California Press, 1998. xvii + 328 pp. $25.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-520-20637-3; $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-20621-2.

Reviewed by David R. Ambaras (Department of History, North Carolina State University)
Published on H-Japan (September, 1999)

Author: 
Anne Walthall
Reviewer: 
Carol Tsang

Tsang on Walthall, 'The Weak Body of a Useless Woman: Matsuo Taseko and the Meiji Restoration'


Anne Walthall. The Weak Body of a Useless Woman: Matsuo Taseko and the Meiji Restoration. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998. xvi + 412 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-226-87237-7; $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-87235-3.

Reviewed by Carol Tsang (Department of History, University of Illinois at Chicago)
Published on H-Japan (April, 1999)

Author: 
Jeffrey Broadbent
Reviewer: 
Miranda A. Schreurs

Schreurs on Broadbent, 'Environmental Politics in Japan: Networks of Power and Protest'


Jeffrey Broadbent. Environmental Politics in Japan: Networks of Power and Protest. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998. xviii + 418 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-56424-3.

Reviewed by Miranda A. Schreurs (Department of Government and Politics, University of Maryland)
Published on H-Japan (April, 1999)

Author: 
Ikuo Kume
Reviewer: 
John Price

Price on Kume, 'Disparaged Success: Labor Politics in Postwar Japan'


Ikuo Kume. Disparaged Success: Labor Politics in Postwar Japan. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1998. xii + 248 pp. $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8014-8494-0; $63.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-3364-1.

Reviewed by John Price (University of Victoria)
Published on H-Japan (March, 1999)

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