Reviews

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)

Author: 
Akira Iriye
Reviewer: 
David Tucker

Tucker on Iriye, 'Japan and the Wider World: From the Mid-Nineteenth Century to the Present'

Akira Iriye. Japan and the Wider World: From the Mid-Nineteenth Century to the Present. New York: Longman, 1997. viii + 213 pp. $23.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-582-21053-0; $53.75 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-582-21054-7.

Reviewed by David Tucker (University of Iowa) Published on H-Japan (February, 1999)

Author: 
Jennifer Robertson
Reviewer: 
Jordan Sand

Sand on Robertson, 'Takarazuka: Sexual Politics and Popular Culture in Modern Japan'

Jennifer Robertson. Takarazuka: Sexual Politics and Popular Culture in Modern Japan. Berkeley and London: University of California Press, 1998. xvi + 278 pp. $21.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-520-21151-3; $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-21150-6.

Reviewed by Jordan Sand (Georgetown University) Published on H-Japan (February, 1999)

Author: 
Gideon S. Golany Koide, Keisuke Hanaki, eds. Osamu
Reviewer: 
Andre Sorensen

Sorensen on Koide and Hanaki and Osamu, 'Japanese Urban Environment'

Gideon S. Golany Koide, Keisuke Hanaki, eds. Osamu. Japanese Urban Environment. New York: Pergamon, 1998. xlvii + 367 pp. $80.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-08-043359-2.

Reviewed by Andre Sorensen (University of Tokyo) Published on H-Japan (January, 1999)

Author: 
Helen M. Hopper
Reviewer: 
Ronald Loftus

Loftus on Hopper, 'A New Woman of Japan: A Political Biography of Kato Shidzue'

Helen M. Hopper. A New Woman of Japan: A Political Biography of Kato Shidzue. Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press, 1996. xviii + 304 pp. $24.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8133-3422-6.

Reviewed by Ronald Loftus (Willamette University) Published on H-Japan (May, 1998)

Author: 
Purnendra Jain, Takashi Inoguchi, eds.
Reviewer: 
Andrew DeWit

DeWit on Jain and Inoguchi, 'Japanese Politics Today: Beyond Karaoke Democracy?'

Purnendra Jain, Takashi Inoguchi, eds. Japanese Politics Today: Beyond Karaoke Democracy? New York and Melbourne: St. Martin's Press, 1997. 248 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-312-17398-2; $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-312-17394-4.

Reviewed by Andrew DeWit (Shimonoseki City University, Japan) Published on H-Japan (May, 1998)

Author: 
Edward Friedman, ed.
Reviewer: 
Eric Dowling

Dowling on Friedman, 'The Politics of Democratization: Generalizing East Asian Experiences'

Edward Friedman, ed. The Politics of Democratization: Generalizing East Asian Experiences. Boulder and Oxford: Westview Press, 1994. xi + 276 pp. $23.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8133-2265-0.

Reviewed by Eric Dowling (University of New South Wales) Published on H-Japan (March, 1998)

Author: 
Kozo Yamamura, ed.
Reviewer: 
James C. Baxter

Baxter on Yamamura, 'The Economic Emergence of Modern Japan'

Kozo Yamamura, ed. The Economic Emergence of Modern Japan. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997. xvi + 369 pp. $30.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-521-58946-8; $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-57117-3.

Reviewed by James C. Baxter (Independent Scholar) Published on H-Japan (March, 1998)

Author: 
Donald Denoon, Mark Hudson, Gavan McCormack, Tessa Morris-Suzuki, eds.
Reviewer: 
Jennifer M. Callans

Callans on Denoon and Hudson and McCormack and Morris-Suzuki, 'Multicultural Japan: Paleolithic to Postmodern'

Donald Denoon, Mark Hudson, Gavan McCormack, Tessa Morris-Suzuki, eds. Multicultural Japan: Paleolithic to Postmodern. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996. viii + 296 pp. $54.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-55067-3.

Reviewed by Jennifer M. Callans (State University of New York at Stony Brook) Published on H-Japan (March, 1998)

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