Reviews

Author: 
Aaron Jaffer
Reviewer: 
Lakshmi Subramaniam

Subramaniam on Jaffer, 'Lascars and Indian Ocean Seafaring, 1780-1860: Shipboard Life, Unrest and Mutiny'

Aaron Jaffer. Lascars and Indian Ocean Seafaring, 1780-1860: Shipboard Life, Unrest and Mutiny. Rochester: Boydell Press, 2015. 288 pp. $115.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-78327-038-5.

Reviewed by Lakshmi Subramaniam (Centre for Studies in Social Sciences) Published on H-Asia (May, 2016) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Action at Sea: Recovering Lascar Mutinies in an Age of Sail in the Indian Ocean

Author: 
Randall J. Sasaki
Reviewer: 
Sila Tripati

Tripati on Sasaki, 'The Origins of the Lost Fleet of the Mongol Empire'

Randall J. Sasaki. The Origins of the Lost Fleet of the Mongol Empire. Ed Rachal Foundation Nautical Archaeology Series. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2014. Illustrations. 216 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-62349-194-9.

Reviewed by Sila Tripati (CSIR National Institute of Oceanography) Published on H-Asia (May, 2016) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Mongol Maritime Efforts

Author: 
Barry Cunliffe
Reviewer: 
Stewart Gordon

Gordon on Cunliffe, 'By Steppe, Desert, and Ocean: The Birth of Eurasia'

Barry Cunliffe. By Steppe, Desert, and Ocean: The Birth of Eurasia. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. Maps, illustrations. 512 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-968917-0.

Reviewed by Stewart Gordon (Independent Scholar, associated with the South Asia Center, University of Michigan) Published on H-Asia (April, 2016) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Eurasia

Author: 
Ursula Toyka
Reviewer: 
Rob Linrothe

Linrothe on Toyka, 'The Splendours of Paradise: Murals and Epigraphic Documents at the Early Ming Buddhist Monastery Fahai Si (Volumes 1 and 2)'

Ursula Toyka. The Splendours of Paradise: Murals and Epigraphic Documents at the Early Ming Buddhist Monastery Fahai Si (Volumes 1 and 2). Sankt Augustin: Institut Monumenta Serica, 2014. 2 volumes, 990 pp. EUR 150.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-8050-0617-0.

Reviewed by Rob Linrothe (Northwestern University) Published on H-Asia (April, 2016) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Ming-Era Monasteries

Author: 
Jie Li
Reviewer: 
Preeti Chopra

Chopra on Li, 'Shanghai Homes: Palimpsests of Private Life'

Jie Li. Shanghai Homes: Palimpsests of Private Life. Global Chinese Culture Series. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014. Illustrations. 280 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-16716-1; $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-16717-8.

Reviewed by Preeti Chopra (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Published on H-Asia (April, 2016) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

“Excavate Where I Stand”: Whispers from the Lost Worlds of Shanghai’s Alleyway Homes

Author: 
Yoneyuki Sugita
Reviewer: 
Chelsea Schieder

Schieder on Sugita, 'Japan Viewed from Interdisciplinary Perspectives: History and Prospects'

Yoneyuki Sugita. Japan Viewed from Interdisciplinary Perspectives: History and Prospects. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2015. 314 pp. $100.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4985-0022-7.

Reviewed by Chelsea Schieder (Meiji University) Published on H-Asia (April, 2016) Commissioned by Douglas Slaymaker

Author: 
Joanne Miyang Cho, David M. Crowe, eds.
Reviewer: 
Irmy Schweiger

Schweiger on Cho and Crowe, 'Germany and China: Transnational Encounters since the Eighteenth Century'

Joanne Miyang Cho, David M. Crowe, eds. Germany and China: Transnational Encounters since the Eighteenth Century. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. 304 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-137-43846-1.

Reviewed by Irmy Schweiger (Stockholm University) Published on H-Asia (March, 2016) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
Richard J. Grace
Reviewer: 
Amar Farooqui

Farooqui on Grace, 'Opium and Empire: The Lives and Careers of William Jardine and James Matheson'

Richard J. Grace. Opium and Empire: The Lives and Careers of William Jardine and James Matheson. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2014. 476 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7735-4452-9.

Reviewed by Amar Farooqui (Delhi University) Published on H-Asia (March, 2016) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Opium Smugglers

Author: 
Ko-lin Chin
Reviewer: 
Sandy Chang

Chang on Chin, 'Going Down to the Sea: Chinese Sex Workers Abroad'

Ko-lin Chin. Going Down to the Sea: Chinese Sex Workers Abroad. Chiang Mai: Silkworm Books, 2014. x + 175 pp. $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-616215077-7.

Reviewed by Sandy Chang (University of Texas) Published on H-Asia (February, 2016) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
Margrit Pernau
Reviewer: 
Usha Sanyal

Sanyal on Pernau, 'Ashraf into Middle Class: Muslims in Nineteenth-Century Delhi'

Margrit Pernau. Ashraf into Middle Class: Muslims in Nineteenth-Century Delhi. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. 544 pp. $69.75 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-809228-5.

Reviewed by Usha Sanyal (Queens University of Charlotte) Published on H-Asia (January, 2016) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Middle-Class Muslims

Author: 
Samuel Perry
Reviewer: 
Nayoung Aimee Kwon

Kwon on Perry, 'Recasting Red Culture in Proletarian Japan: Childhood, Korea, and the Historical Avant-garde'

Samuel Perry. Recasting Red Culture in Proletarian Japan: Childhood, Korea, and the Historical Avant-garde. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2014. 228 pp. $49.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-3893-5.

Reviewed by Nayoung Aimee Kwon (Duke University) Published on H-Asia (January, 2016) Commissioned by Douglas Slaymaker

Editor's note: This review was originally published prematurely. It has been revised to reflect the correct version of the review.

Author: 
Aishwary Kumar
Reviewer: 
Shailaja Paik

Paik on Kumar, 'Radical Equality: Ambedkar, Gandhi, and the Risk of Democracy'

Aishwary Kumar. Radical Equality: Ambedkar, Gandhi, and the Risk of Democracy. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2015. 416 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-9195-3.

Reviewed by Shailaja Paik (University of Cincinnati) Published on H-Asia (January, 2016) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
E. Allen Richardson
Reviewer: 
Hanna H. Kim

Kim on Richardson, 'Seeing Krishna in America: The Hindu Bhakti Tradition of Vallabhacharya in India and Its Movement to the West'

E. Allen Richardson. Seeing Krishna in America: The Hindu Bhakti Tradition of Vallabhacharya in India and Its Movement to the West. Jefferson: McFarland, 2014. 240 pp. $45.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7864-5973-5.

Reviewed by Hanna H. Kim (Adelphi University) Published on H-Asia (January, 2016) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

In Service of God and Geography: Tracing Five Centuries of the Vallabha Sampradaya

Author: 
Keumsil Kim Yoon, Bruce Williams
Reviewer: 
Robert Oppenheim

Oppenheim on Yoon and Williams, 'Two Lenses on the Korean Ethos: Key Cultural Concepts and Their Appearance in Cinema'

Keumsil Kim Yoon, Bruce Williams. Two Lenses on the Korean Ethos: Key Cultural Concepts and Their Appearance in Cinema. Jefferson: McFarland, 2015. 288 pp. $45.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7864-9682-2.

Reviewed by Robert Oppenheim (University of Texas at Austin) Published on H-Asia (January, 2016) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
Eric Beverley
Reviewer: 
Karen Leonard

Leonard on Beverley, 'Hyderabad, British India, and the World: Muslim Networks and Minor Sovereignty, c.1850–1950'

Eric Beverley. Hyderabad, British India, and the World: Muslim Networks and Minor Sovereignty, c.1850–1950. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. 364 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-09119-1.

Reviewed by Karen Leonard (University of California-Irvine) Published on H-Asia (December, 2015) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

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