Reviews

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

Author: 
Haimanti Roy
Reviewer: 
Rohini Hensman

Hensman on Roy, 'Partitioned Lives: Migrants, Refugees, Citizens in India and Pakistan, 1947-65'

Haimanti Roy. Partitioned Lives: Migrants, Refugees, Citizens in India and Pakistan, 1947-65. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2012. xii + 254 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-808177-7.

Reviewed by Rohini Hensman (Independent Scholar) Published on H-Asia (July, 2015) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Aftermath of Partition

Author: 
Rana Partap Behal
Reviewer: 
Arnab Dey

Dey on Behal, 'One Hundred Years of Servitude: Political Economy of Tea Plantations in Colonial Assam'

Rana Partap Behal. One Hundred Years of Servitude: Political Economy of Tea Plantations in Colonial Assam. New Delhi: Tulika Books, 2014. xiii + 387 pp. INR 720.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-93-8238143-3.

Reviewed by Arnab Dey (State University of New York at Binghamton) Published on H-Asia (July, 2015) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Who Built the Empire’s Garden? The Assam Plantations and Its Labor World

Author: 
Peter D. Shapinsky
Reviewer: 
Ethan Segal

Segal on Shapinsky, 'Lords of the Sea: Pirates, Violence, and Commerce in Late Medieval Japan'

Peter D. Shapinsky. Lords of the Sea: Pirates, Violence, and Commerce in Late Medieval Japan. Ann Arbor: Center for Japanese Studies Publications, University of Michigan, 2014. Maps. xiii + 327 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-929280-80-3; $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-929280-81-0.

Reviewed by Ethan Segal (Michigan State University) Published on H-Asia (July, 2015) Commissioned by Douglas Slaymaker

Author: 
Ayesha Jalal, ed.
Reviewer: 
Rohit Wanchoo

Wanchoo on Jalal, 'The Oxford Companion to Pakistani History'

Ayesha Jalal, ed. The Oxford Companion to Pakistani History. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. xiv + 558 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-547578-4.

Reviewed by Rohit Wanchoo (Delhi University) Published on H-Asia (June, 2015) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

History of Pakistan

Author: 
Edward A. Alpers
Reviewer: 
Anirudh Deshpande

Deshpande on Alpers, 'The Indian Ocean in World History'

Edward A. Alpers. The Indian Ocean in World History. New Oxford World History Series. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. 172 pp. Illustrations, maps. $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-533787-7; $44.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-516593-7.

Reviewed by Anirudh Deshpande Published on H-Asia (June, 2015) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Bill Hayton
Reviewer: 
Jeremi Suri

Suri on Hayton, 'The South China Sea: The Struggle for Power in Asia'

Bill Hayton. The South China Sea: The Struggle for Power in Asia. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014. xviii + 298 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-18683-3.

Reviewed by Jeremi Suri (The University of Texas at Austin) Published on H-Asia (June, 2015) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Conflicts in the South China Sea

Author: 
Andrea S. Wiley
Reviewer: 
Sudha Raj

Raj on Wiley, 'Cultures of Milk: The Biology and Meaning of Dairy Products in the United States and India'

Andrea S. Wiley. Cultures of Milk: The Biology and Meaning of Dairy Products in the United States and India. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2014. xi + 193 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-72905-6.

Reviewed by Sudha Raj (Syracuse University) Published on H-Asia (May, 2015) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Milk in India and the USA

Author: 
Patricia Buckley Ebrey
Reviewer: 
Sukhee Lee

Lee on Ebrey, 'Emperor Huizong'

Patricia Buckley Ebrey. Emperor Huizong. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2013. 696 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-72525-6.

Reviewed by Sukhee Lee (Rutgers University) Published on H-Asia (May, 2015) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Song Emperor Huizong

Author: 
Andrew G. Walder
Reviewer: 
David Buck

Buck on Walder, 'China under Mao: A Revolution Derailed'

Andrew G. Walder. China under Mao: A Revolution Derailed. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2015. Illustrations. xiv + 413 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-05815-6.

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

A Root and Branch Criticism of Mao Zedong’s Leadership

Author: 
Mary Louise Becker
Reviewer: 
Dharitri Bhattacharjee

Bhattacharjee on Becker, 'The All-India Muslim League, 1906-1947: A Study of Leadership in the Evolution of a Nation'

Mary Louise Becker. The All-India Muslim League, 1906-1947: A Study of Leadership in the Evolution of a Nation. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. xlii + 295 pp. GBP 16.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-906014-6.

Reviewed by Dharitri Bhattacharjee (University of Texas at Austin) Published on H-Asia (April, 2015) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Muslim League leaders before 1947

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