March 2018 issue of open-access "Cross-Currents" e-journal now online

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March 2018 e-Journal (No. 26)


Imagining China’s Children: Lower-Elementary Reading Primers and the Reconstruction of Chinese Childhood, 1945–1951
Carl Kubler, University of Chicago

Japanese Modernism at a “Branch Point”: On the Museum of Modern Art, Hayama’s 1937 Exhibition
Kevin Michael Smith, University of California, Davis

Review Essays

Transcultural, Resistant, Everyday: New Photographic Histories of China and Japan
Shana J. Brown, University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa
Luke Gartlan and Roberta Wue, eds. Portraiture and Early Studio Photography in China and Japan. New York: Routledge, 2017.
David Odo. The Journey of “A Good Type”: From Artistry to Ethnography in Early Japanese Studies. Cambridge, MA: Peabody Museum Press, Harvard University, 2015.
Kerry Ross. Photography for Everyone: The Cultural Lives of Cameras and Consumers in Early Twentieth-Century Japan. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2015.

Fighting Mothers, Suffering Mothers: Wartime Mixed Media and Postwar Female Cinematic Icons
Kyu Hyun Kim, University of California, Davis
Hikari Hori. Promiscuous Media: Film and Visual Culture in Imperial Japan, 1926–1945. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2018.
Jennifer Coates. Making Icons: Repetition and the Female Image in Japanese Cinema, 1945–1964. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2017.

Medicinal Meditations on Korean History and Society
Laura C. Nelson, University of California, Berkeley
Soyoung Suh. Naming the Local: Medicine, Language, and Identity in Korea since the Fifteenth Century. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2017. Eunjung Kim. Curative Violence: Rehabilitating Disability, Gender, and Sexuality in Modern Korea. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2017.

Where Is the City? Excavating Modern Beijing and Shanghai in Textual and Visual Cultures
Max D. Woodworth, Ohio State University
William Schaefer. Shadow Modernism: Photography, Writing, and Space in Shanghai, 1925–1937. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2017.
Weijie Song. Mapping Modern Beijing: Space, Emotion, Literary Topography. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.  

Photo Essay

Students of the Nation: Images of the Nationalizing Chinese Child
Curated by Carl Kubler, University of Chicago

Readings from Asia

The Problem of Studying East Asia from the Perspective of One Nation: A Critical Examination of Fuma Susumu’s Chōsen enkōshi to Chōsen tsūshinshi
Hyowon Lee, Sungkyunkwan University
Fuma Susumu 夫馬 進. Chōsen enkōshi to Chōsen tsūshinshi 朝鮮燕行使と朝鮮通信使 [Korean embassies to Beijing and Korean embassies to Japan]. Nagoya-shi: Nagoya Daigaku Shuppankai, 2015.

Comments on Ge Zhaoguang’s Reading of the Yŏnhaeng-nok (Journeys to Beijing)
Wen-hsin Yeh, University of California, Berkeley
Ge Zhaoguang 葛兆光. Xiangxiang yiyu: Du Lichao Chaoxian hanwen Yanxing wenxian zhaji 葛兆光,想象异域:读李朝朝鲜韩文燕行文献札记 [Imagining a foreign place: Notes on Korean Yi-dynasty Beijing journals in classical Chinese]. Beijing: Zhonghua shuju, 2014.