Reviews

Author: 
Daniel Barish
Reviewer: 
Emily Mokros

Mokros on Barish, 'Learning to Rule: Court Education and the Remaking of the Qing State, 1861–1912'

Daniel Barish. Learning to Rule: Court Education and the Remaking of the Qing State, 1861–1912. Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute Series. New York: Columbia University Press, 2022. xiii + 257 pp.

Author: 
Stan BH. Minh Tan-Tangbau
Reviewer: 
Francis R. Bradley

Bradley on Tan-Tangbau, 'Playing Jazz in Socialist Vietnam: Quyền Văn Minh and Jazz in Hà Nội'

Stan BH. Minh Tan-Tangbau. Playing Jazz in Socialist Vietnam: Quyền Văn Minh and Jazz in Hà Nội. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2021. 320 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4968-3633-5; $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4968-3634-2

Author: 
Pratyay Nath
Reviewer: 
Divya Cherian

Cherian on Nath, 'Climate of Conquest: War, Environment, and Empire in Mughal North India'

Pratyay Nath. Climate of Conquest: War, Environment, and Empire in Mughal North India. United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, 2019. xli + 325 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-949555-9.

Reviewed by Divya Cherian (Princeton University) Published on H-Asia (October, 2022) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Usha Sanyal
Reviewer: 
Gail Minault

Minault on Sanyal, 'Scholars of Faith: South Asian Muslim Women and the Embodiment of Religious Knowledge'

Usha Sanyal. Scholars of Faith: South Asian Muslim Women and the Embodiment of Religious Knowledge. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2020. 409 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-012080-1.

Reviewed by Gail Minault (University of Texas at Austin) Published on H-Asia (September, 2022) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Christina Elizabeth Firpo
Reviewer: 
Johanna Ransmeier

Ransmeier on Firpo, 'Black Market Business: Selling Sex in Northern Vietnam, 1920-1945'

Christina Elizabeth Firpo. Black Market Business: Selling Sex in Northern Vietnam, 1920-1945. Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute Series. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2020. Illustrations, maps. xiii + 259 pp. $27.99 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-5017-5266-7; $42.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5017-5265-0.

Reviewed by Johanna Ransmeier (The University of Chicago) Published on H-Asia (August, 2022) Commissioned by Bradley C. Davis (Eastern Connecticut State University)

Author: 
Michael Falser
Reviewer: 
Paul A. Lavy

Lavy on Falser, 'Angkor Wat: A Transcultural History of Heritage. Volume 1, Angkor in France: From Plaster Casts to Exhibition Pavilions. Volume 2, Angkor in Cambodia: From Jungle Find to Global Icon'

Michael Falser. Angkor Wat: A Transcultural History of Heritage. Volume 1, Angkor in France: From Plaster Casts to Exhibition Pavilions. Volume 2, Angkor in Cambodia: From Jungle Find to Global Icon. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2019. Illustrations, maps. xix + 1150 pp. $198.99 (pdf), ISBN 978-3-11-033584-2; $198.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-11-033572-9.

Reviewed by Paul A. Lavy (University of Hawaii at Manoa) Published on H-Asia (August, 2022) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Andrea Luithle-Hardenberg, John E. Cort, Leslie C. Orr, eds.
Reviewer: 
Claire Maes

Maes on Luithle-Hardenberg and Cort and Orr, 'Cooperation, Contribution and Contestation: The Jain Community, Colonialism and Jainological Scholarship, 1800-1950'

Andrea Luithle-Hardenberg, John E. Cort, Leslie C. Orr, eds. Cooperation, Contribution and Contestation: The Jain Community, Colonialism and Jainological Scholarship, 1800-1950. Studies in Asian Art and Culture Series. Berlin: EB-Verlag, 2020. Illustrations. 615 pp. EUR 69.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-86893-316-1

Author: 
Geoffrey C. Gunn
Reviewer: 
Sophie Quinn-Judge

Quinn-Judge on Gunn, 'Ho Chi Minh in Hong Kong'

Geoffrey C. Gunn. Ho Chi Minh in Hong Kong. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021. 300 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-108-83325-7.

Reviewed by Sophie Quinn-Judge (Temple University) Published on H-Asia (May, 2022) Commissioned by Bradley C. Davis (Eastern Connecticut State University)

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Author: 
Scott C. Levi
Reviewer: 
Christopher Atwood

Atwood on Levi, 'The Bukharan Crisis: A Connected History of 18th-Century Central Asia'

Scott C. Levi. The Bukharan Crisis: A Connected History of 18th-Century Central Asia. Central Eurasia in Context Series. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2020. Illustrations, maps. xiv + 208 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8229-4597-0.

Reviewed by Christopher Atwood (University of Pennsylvania) Published on H-Asia (April, 2022) Commissioned by Bradley C. Davis (Eastern Connecticut State University)

Author: 
Ian Matthew Miller
Reviewer: 
Kathlene Baldanza

Baldanza on Miller, 'Fir and Empire: The Transformation of Forests in Early Modern China'

Ian Matthew Miller. Fir and Empire: The Transformation of Forests in Early Modern China. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2020. 296 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-295-74734-7.

Reviewed by Kathlene Baldanza (Pennsylvania State University) Published on H-Asia (April, 2022) Commissioned by Bradley C. Davis (Eastern Connecticut State University)

Author: 
Poulomi Saha
Reviewer: 
Samita Sen

Sen on Saha, 'An Empire of Touch: Women's Political Labor and the Fabrication of East Bengal'

Poulomi Saha. An Empire of Touch: Women's Political Labor and the Fabrication of East Bengal. Gender and Culture Series. New York: Columbia University Press, 2019. Illustrations. 344 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-19208-8.

Reviewed by Samita Sen (Cambridge University) Published on H-Asia (April, 2022) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Nicholas S. Brasovan
Reviewer: 
Charlotte Gorant

Gorant on Brasovan, 'Buddhisms in Asia: Traditions, Transmissions, and Transformations'

Nicholas S. Brasovan. Buddhisms in Asia: Traditions, Transmissions, and Transformations. Albany: SUNY Press, 2019. 210 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4384-7585-1; $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4384-7584-4

Author: 
Andrew Flachs
Reviewer: 
Ronald J. Herring

Herring on Flachs, 'Cultivating Knowledge: Biotechnology, Sustainability, and the Human Cost of Cotton Capitalism in India'

Andrew Flachs. Cultivating Knowledge: Biotechnology, Sustainability, and the Human Cost of Cotton Capitalism in India. Global Change/Global Health Series. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2019. Illustrations. 240 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8165-3963-5; $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8165-4025-9.

Reviewed by Ronald J. Herring (Cornell University) Published on H-Asia (January, 2022) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Megan Eaton Robb
Reviewer: 
Asiya Alam

Alam on Robb, 'Print and the Urdu Public: Muslims, Newspapers, and Urban Life in Colonial India'

Megan Eaton Robb. Print and the Urdu Public: Muslims, Newspapers, and Urban Life in Colonial India. New York: Oxford University Press, 2020. 264 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-008937-5.

Reviewed by Asiya Alam (Louisiana State University) Published on H-Asia (December, 2021) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Wasana Wongsurawat
Reviewer: 
Shelly Chan

Chan on Wongsurawat, 'The Crown and the Capitalists: The Ethnic Chinese and the Founding of the Thai Nation'

Wasana Wongsurawat. The Crown and the Capitalists: The Ethnic Chinese and the Founding of the Thai Nation. Critical Dialogues in Southeast Asian Studies Series. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2019. 216 pp.

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