Reviews

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: 
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: 
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)

The Diversity of Japanese Culture

Author: 
Peter J. Katzenstein
Reviewer: 
Glenn Hook

Hook on Katzenstein, 'Cultural Norms and National Security: Police and Military in Postwar Japan'


Peter J. Katzenstein. Cultural Norms and National Security: Police and Military in Postwar Japan. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1996. xvi + 307 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-3260-6.

Reviewed by Glenn Hook (University of Sheffield)
Published on H-Japan (December, 1997)

Author: 
Sonia Ryang
Reviewer: 
Nanette Gottlieb

Gottlieb on Ryang, 'North Koreans in Japan: Language, Ideology, and Identity'


Sonia Ryang. North Koreans in Japan: Language, Ideology, and Identity. Boulder: Westview Press, 1997. xix + 248 pp. $39.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8133-3050-1; $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8133-8952-3.

Reviewed by Nanette Gottlieb (University of Queensland)
Published on H-Japan (November, 1997)

On Being North Korean in Japan

Author: 
AMPO--Japan Asia Quarterly Review, ed.
Reviewer: 
Ronald Loftus

Loftus on Review, 'Voices from the Japanese Women's Movement: Ampo Japan-Asia Quarterly Review'


AMPO--Japan Asia Quarterly Review, ed. Voices from the Japanese Women's Movement: Ampo Japan-Asia Quarterly Review. Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, 1996. xxi + 207 pp. $90.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-56324-725-5; $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-56324-726-2.

Reviewed by Ronald Loftus (Willamette University)
Published on H-Japan (August, 1997)

Author: 
Shigeru Kayano
Reviewer: 
Richard Siddle

Siddle on Kayano, 'Our Land Was A Forest: An Ainu Memoir'


Shigeru Kayano. Our Land Was A Forest: An Ainu Memoir. Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press, 1994. xiv + 172 pp. $50.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8133-1707-6; $34.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8133-1880-6.

Reviewed by Richard Siddle (University of Sheffield)
Published on H-Japan (August, 1997)

On Being and Becoming Ainu

Author: 
Yuki Tanaka
Reviewer: 
Florentino Rodao

Rodao on Tanaka, 'Hidden Horrors: Japanese War Crimes In World War Ii'


Yuki Tanaka. Hidden Horrors: Japanese War Crimes In World War Ii. Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press, 1996. xix + 267 pp. + 12 pp. of plates. $39.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8133-2717-4; $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8133-2718-1.

Reviewed by Florentino Rodao (Department of International Relations, Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
Published on H-Japan (August, 1997)

Author: 
Makoto Kumazawa
Reviewer: 
Terje Gronning

Gronning on Kumazawa, 'Portraits Of The Japanese Workplace: Labor Movements, Workers, And Managers'


Makoto Kumazawa. Portraits Of The Japanese Workplace: Labor Movements, Workers, And Managers. Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press, 1996. xv + 267 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8133-1709-0; $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8133-1708-3.

Reviewed by Terje Gronning (European Inter-University Association on Society, Science and Technology, University of Oslo)
Published on H-Japan (August, 1997)

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