TOC, Open-access "Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review," March 2019 (No. 30)

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The March 2019 open-access issue of  Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review is now available at this link.

Special issue: “Air-Water-Land-Human: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Health and Environment in East Asia”
Guest edited by Ruth Rogaski (Vanderbilt University)




Introduction to “Air-Water-Land-Human: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Health and Environment in East Asia”
Ruth Rogaski, Vanderbilt University


Cholera and the Environment in Nineteenth-Century Japan
William Johnston, Wesleyan University


Danger in the Air: Tuberculosis Control and BCG Vaccination in the Republic of China, 1930–1949
Mary Augusta Brazelton, University of Cambridge


Air/Qi Connections and China's Smog Crisis: Notes from the History of Science
Ruth Rogaski, Vanderbilt University


“Swimming in Poison”: Reimagining Endocrine Disruption through China’s Environmental Hormones
Janelle Lamoreaux, University of Arizona


Sacred Trash and Personhood: Living in Daily Waste-Management Infrastructures in the Eastern Himalayas
Bo Wang, University of Lausanne


Review Essays

Placing the Poor in Japan’s Long Nineteenth Century
David R. Ambaras, North Carolina State University
Maren A. Ehlers. Give and Take: Poverty and the Status Order in Early Modern Japan (Harvard University Asia Center, 2018)
James L. Huffman. Down and Out in Late Meiji Japan (University of Hawaiʻi Press, 2018)

Imperial Powers and the Modern Chinese State in the Inner Asian Borderlands
Kwangmin Kim, University of Colorado, Boulder
Judd C. Kinzley. Natural Resources and the New Frontier: Constructing Modern China's Borderlands (University of Chicago Press, 2018)

Nianshen Song. Making Borders in East Asia: Tumen River Demarcation, 1881–1919 (Cambridge University Press, 2018)

Korea and the Politics of Belonging
Nadia Y. Kim, Loyola Marymount University
Jaeeun Kim. Contested Embrace: Transborder Membership Politics in Twentieth-Century Korea (Stanford University Press, 2016)
Minjeong Kim. Elusive Belonging: Marriage Immigrants and “Multiculturalism” in Rural South Korea (University of Hawai‘i Press, 2018)

Early Modern Japanese Women through the Lens of Tea, Travel, and Childbirth
Anne Walthall, University of California, Irvine
Rebecca Corbett. Cultivating Femininity: Women and Tea Culture in Edo and Meiji Japan (University of Hawai‘i Press, 2018)

Yuki Terazawa. Knowledge, Power, and Women’s Reproductive Health in Japan, 1690–1945 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)

Shiba Keiko. Literary Creations on the Road: Women’s Travel Diaries in Early Modern Japan (University Press of America, 2012)

Photo Essay

Life with Tetrapods: The Nature of Concrete in Okinawa
Gerald Figal, Vanderbilt University


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Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review
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