Reviews

Author: 
Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger
Reviewer: 
Anne Feldhaus

Feldhaus on Flueckiger, 'When the World Becomes Female: Guises of a South Indian Goddess'


Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger. When the World Becomes Female: Guises of a South Indian Goddess. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2013. xvi + 314 pp. $27.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-00956-2.

Reviewed by Anne Feldhaus (Arizona State University)
Published on H-Asia (April, 2015)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Playing with Gender in South India

Author: 
Kojin Karatani
Reviewer: 
Steffi Richter

Richter on Karatani, 'The Structure of World History: From Modes of Production to Modes of Exchange'


Kojin Karatani. The Structure of World History: From Modes of Production to Modes of Exchange. Translated by Michael K. Bourdaghs. Durham: Duke University Press, 2014. xxi + 352 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-5676-9; $94.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-5665-3.

Reviewed by Steffi Richter (Universität Leipzig, Ostasiatisches Institut/Japanologie)
Published on H-Asia (April, 2015)
Commissioned by Douglas Slaymaker

Author: 
Michelle T. King
Reviewer: 
Alice Clark

Clark on King, 'Between Birth and Death: Female Infanticide in Nineteenth-Century China'


Michelle T. King. Between Birth and Death: Female Infanticide in Nineteenth-Century China. Stanford: Stanford University Press, Illustrations. 2014. 283 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-8598-3.

Reviewed by Alice Clark (Independent Scholar)
Published on H-Asia (April, 2015)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Baby Girls and Death in China's History

Author: 
Donovan C. Chau
Reviewer: 
Ian Taylor

Taylor on Chau, 'Exploiting Africa: The Influence of Maoist China in Algeria, Ghana, and Tanzania'


Donovan C. Chau. Exploiting Africa: The Influence of Maoist China in Algeria, Ghana, and Tanzania. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2014. x + 212 pp. $46.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61251-251-8.

Author: 
Lisa Funnell
Reviewer: 
Amy Lee

Lee on Funnell, 'Warrior Women: Gender, Race, and the Transnational Chinese Action Star'


Lisa Funnell. Warrior Women: Gender, Race, and the Transnational Chinese Action Star. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2014. 294 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4384-5249-4; $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4384-5248-7.

Reviewed by Amy Lee
Published on H-Asia (April, 2015)
Commissioned by Douglas Slaymaker

Chinese Warrior Women on the World Screen

Author: 
Alison Peirse, Daniel Martin, eds.
Reviewer: 
Irhe Sohn

Sohn on Peirse and Martin, 'Korean Horror Cinema'


Alison Peirse, Daniel Martin, eds. Korean Horror Cinema. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2013. xv + 240 pp. BP 19.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7486-4309-7; BP 70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7486-4310-3.

Reviewed by Irhe Sohn (University of Michigan)
Published on H-Asia (April, 2015)
Commissioned by Douglas Slaymaker

Author: 
Mahesh Rangarajan, K. Sivaramakrishnan, eds.
Reviewer: 
Michael Fisher

Fisher on Rangarajan and Sivaramakrishnan, 'Shifting Ground: People, Mobility, and Animals in India's Environmental Histories'


Mahesh Rangarajan, K. Sivaramakrishnan, eds. Shifting Ground: People, Mobility, and Animals in India's Environmental Histories. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. 308 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-809895-9.

Reviewed by Michael Fisher (Oberlin College)
Published on H-Asia (March, 2015)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Environmental History in India

Author: 
Christian K. Wedemeyer
Reviewer: 
Henrik Sorensen

Sorensen on Wedemeyer, 'Making Sense of Tantric Buddhism: History, Semiology, and Transgression in the Indian Traditions'


Christian K. Wedemeyer. Making Sense of Tantric Buddhism: History, Semiology, and Transgression in the Indian Traditions. South Asia across the Disciplines Series. New York: Columbia University Press, 2013. xx + 313 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-16240-1; $49.99 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-231-53095-8; $26.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-16241-8.

Reviewed by Henrik Sorensen (Independent Scholar)
Published on H-Asia (March, 2015)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
Ian Jared Miller, Julia Adeney Thomas, Brett L. Walker, eds.
Reviewer: 
Masami Yuki

Yuki on Miller and Thomas and Walker, 'Japan at Nature's Edge: The Environmental Context of a Global Power'


Ian Jared Miller, Julia Adeney Thomas, Brett L. Walker, eds. Japan at Nature's Edge: The Environmental Context of a Global Power. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2013. xiv + 322 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-3692-4; $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8248-3876-8.

Reviewed by Masami Yuki (Kanazawa University)
Published on H-Asia (March, 2015)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

An Environmental Turn in Japan Studies and History

Author: 
Sunila S. Kale
Reviewer: 
Sudha Mahalingam

Mahalingam on Kale, 'Electrifying India: Regional Political Economies of Development'


Sunila S. Kale. Electrifying India: Regional Political Economies of Development. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2014. 264 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-8796-3.

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

Electricity Policy in India

Author: 
Ananya Vajpeyi
Reviewer: 
Dilip Menon

Menon on Vajpeyi, 'Righteous Republic: The Political Foundations of Modern India'


Ananya Vajpeyi. Righteous Republic: The Political Foundations of Modern India. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2012. 368 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-04895-9.

Reviewed by Dilip Menon (University of Witwatersrand)
Published on H-Asia (February, 2015)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
Sugawara no Takasue no Musume
Reviewer: 
Linda Chance

Chance on Sugawara no Takasue no Musume, 'The Sarashina Diary: A Woman's Life in Eleventh-Century Japan'


Sugawara no Takasue no Musume. The Sarashina Diary: A Woman's Life in Eleventh-Century Japan. Translated, with an introduction, by Sonja Arntzen and Ito Moriyuki. Translations from the Asian Classics Series. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014. Illustrations, maps. 322 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-16718-5; $39.99 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-231-53745-2.

Author: 
Andrew David Field, ed. and trans.
Reviewer: 
Christopher Rosenmeier

Rosenmeier on Field and ed. and trans., 'Mu Shiying: China's Lost Modernist'


Andrew David Field, ed. and trans. Mu Shiying: China's Lost Modernist. RAS China in Shanghai Series. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2014. Illustrations. 160 pp. $18.00 (paper), ISBN 978-988-8208-14-2.

Reviewed by Christopher Rosenmeier (University of Edinburgh)
Published on H-Asia (February, 2015)
Commissioned by Douglas Slaymaker

Author: 
Niraja Gopal Jayal
Reviewer: 
Dilip Menon

Menon on Jayal, 'Citizenship and Its Discontents: An Indian History'


Niraja Gopal Jayal. Citizenship and Its Discontents: An Indian History. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2013. viii + 366 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-06684-7.

Reviewed by Dilip Menon (University of Witwatersrand)
Published on H-Asia (February, 2015)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
Jan Kiely
Reviewer: 
Emily Whewell

Whewell on Kiely, 'The Compelling Ideal: Thought Reform and the Prison in China, 1901-1956'


Jan Kiely. The Compelling Ideal: Thought Reform and the Prison in China, 1901-1956. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014. 416 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-18594-2.

Reviewed by Emily Whewell (University of Leicester)
Published on H-Asia (February, 2015)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Thought Reform & Prison

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