Reviews

Author: 
Stephen R. Halsey
Reviewer: 
David Buck

Buck on Halsey, 'Quest for Power: European Imperialism and the Making of Chinese Statecraft'

Stephen R. Halsey. Quest for Power: European Imperialism and the Making of Chinese Statecraft. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2015. xi + 346 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-42565-1.

Reviewed by David Buck (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) Published on H-Asia (December, 2015) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
Henrik Valeur
Reviewer: 
Preeti Chopra

Chopra on Valeur, 'India: The Urban Transition - A Case Study of Development'

Henrik Valeur. India: The Urban Transition - A Case Study of Development. Copenhagen: Arkitektur B, 2014. Illustrations, graphs. 344 pp. $44.50 (paper), ISBN 978-87-92700-09-4.

Reviewed by Preeti Chopra (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Published on H-Asia (December, 2015) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Development Urbanism, International Expertise, and Solutions to the Crises of India’s Urban Transition

Author: 
Øystein Tunsjø
Reviewer: 
Sudha Mahalingam

Mahalingam on Tunsjø, 'Security and Profit in China's Energy Policy: Hedging against Risk'

Øystein Tunsjø. Security and Profit in China's Energy Policy: Hedging against Risk. New York: Columbia University Press, 2013. 336 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-53543-4.

Reviewed by Sudha Mahalingam (Member, Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board, India Retd.) Published on H-Asia (November, 2015) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
Paola Iovene
Reviewer: 
Nicolai Volland

Volland on Iovene, 'Tales of Futures Past: Anticipation and the Ends of Literature in Contemporary China'

Paola Iovene. Tales of Futures Past: Anticipation and the Ends of Literature in Contemporary China. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2014. 240 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-8937-0.

Reviewed by Nicolai Volland (Penn State University) Published on H-Asia (November, 2015) Commissioned by Douglas Slaymaker

Author: 
Venkat Dhulipala
Reviewer: 
Gail Minault

Minault on Dhulipala, 'Creating a New Medina: State Power, Islam, and the Quest for Pakistan in Late Colonial North India'

Venkat Dhulipala. Creating a New Medina: State Power, Islam, and the Quest for Pakistan in Late Colonial North India. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015. 554 pp. $120.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-05212-3.

Reviewed by Gail Minault (University of Texas at Austin) Published on H-Asia (October, 2015) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
Ō no Yasumaro
Reviewer: 
Ann Wehmeyer

Wehmeyer on Yasumaro, 'The Kojiki: An Account of Ancient Matters'

Ō no Yasumaro. The Kojiki: An Account of Ancient Matters. Translated by Gustav Heldt. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014. 312 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-16388-0; $27.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-16389-7.

Reviewed by Ann Wehmeyer (University of Florida) Published on H-Asia (October, 2015) Commissioned by Douglas Slaymaker

Author: 
Jean Ma
Reviewer: 
Andrew Stuckey

Stuckey on Ma, 'Sounding the Modern Woman: The Songstress in Chinese Cinema'

Jean Ma. Sounding the Modern Woman: The Songstress in Chinese Cinema. Durham: Duke University Press, 2015. 296 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-5876-3.

Reviewed by Andrew Stuckey (University of Colorado) Published on H-Asia (September, 2015) Commissioned by Douglas Slaymaker

Author: 
Melek Ortabasi
Reviewer: 
Noriaki Hoshino

Hoshino on Ortabasi, 'The Undiscovered Country: Text, Translation, and Modernity in the Work of Yanagita Kunio'

Melek Ortabasi. The Undiscovered Country: Text, Translation, and Modernity in the Work of Yanagita Kunio. Harvard East Asian Monographs Series. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2014. Illustrations, map. 344 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-49200-4.

Reviewed by Noriaki Hoshino (NYU-Shanghai) Published on H-Asia (September, 2015) Commissioned by Douglas Slaymaker

A Folklorist as Translator

Author: 
Liam Matthew Brockey
Reviewer: 
Jorge Canizares

Canizares on Brockey, 'The Visitor: André Palmeiro and the Jesuits in Asia'

Liam Matthew Brockey. The Visitor: André Palmeiro and the Jesuits in Asia. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2014. 528 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-41668-0.

Reviewed by Jorge Canizares (University of Texas at Austin) Published on H-Asia (September, 2015) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Jesuits in Asia

Author: 
Reuven Amitai, Michal Biran, eds.
Reviewer: 
Stewart Gordon

Gordon on Amitai and Biran, 'Nomads as Agents of Cultural Change: The Mongols and Their Eurasian Predecessors'

Reuven Amitai, Michal Biran, eds. Nomads as Agents of Cultural Change: The Mongols and Their Eurasian Predecessors. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2014. ix + 345 pp. $54.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-3978-9.

Reviewed by Stewart Gordon Published on H-Asia (September, 2015) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Nomads in History

Author: 
Hui Faye Xiao
Reviewer: 
Ping Zhu

Zhu on Xiao, 'Family Revolution: Marital Strife in Contemporary Chinese Literature and Visual Culture'

Hui Faye Xiao. Family Revolution: Marital Strife in Contemporary Chinese Literature and Visual Culture. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2014. 224 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-295-99349-2; $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-295-99350-8.

Reviewed by Ping Zhu (University of Oklahoma) Published on H-Asia (August, 2015) Commissioned by Douglas Slaymaker

Author: 
Kim M. Phillips
Reviewer: 
Liam M. Brockey

Brockey on Phillips, 'Before Orientalism: Asian Peoples and Cultures in European Travel Writing, 1245-1510'

Kim M. Phillips. Before Orientalism: Asian Peoples and Cultures in European Travel Writing, 1245-1510. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014. 328 pp. $79.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4548-6.

Reviewed by Liam M. Brockey (Michigan State University) Published on H-Asia (August, 2015) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
Catherine Becker
Reviewer: 
Padma Kaimal

Kaimal on Becker, 'Shifting Stones, Shaping the Past: Sculpture from the Buddhist Stupas of Andhra Pradesh'

Catherine Becker. Shifting Stones, Shaping the Past: Sculpture from the Buddhist Stupas of Andhra Pradesh. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. 352 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-935939-4; $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-935940-0.

Reviewed by Padma Kaimal (Colgate University) Published on H-Asia (August, 2015) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Buddhist Stupas in Andhra

Author: 
Jeffrey C. Kinkley
Reviewer: 
Nathaniel Isaacson

Isaacson on Kinkley, 'Visions of Dystopia in China's New Historical Novels'

Jeffrey C. Kinkley. Visions of Dystopia in China's New Historical Novels. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014. 304 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-16768-0.

Reviewed by Nathaniel Isaacson (North Carolina State University) Published on H-Asia (August, 2015) Commissioned by Douglas Slaymaker

Author: 
Kai Chen
Reviewer: 
Jane Ferguson

Ferguson on Chen, 'Comparative Study of Child Soldiering on Myanmar-China Border: Evolutions, Challenges and Countermeasures'

Kai Chen. Comparative Study of Child Soldiering on Myanmar-China Border: Evolutions, Challenges and Countermeasures. Illustrations. New York: Springer Press, 2014. xii + 97 pp. $54.99 (paper), ISBN 978-981-4560-01-6; $39.99 (e-book), ISBN 978-981-4560-02-3.

Reviewed by Jane Ferguson (Australian National University) Published on H-Asia (July, 2015) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

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