Reviews

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

Author: 
Patrick Olivelle, trans.
Reviewer: 
Richard Davis

Davis on Olivelle, 'King, Governance, and Law in Ancient India: Kauṭilya's Arthaśāstra'

Patrick Olivelle, trans. King, Governance, and Law in Ancient India: Kauṭilya's Arthaśāstra. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. xxvii + 753 pp. $160.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-989182-5.

Reviewed by Richard Davis (Bard College) Published on H-Asia (April, 2015) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Ancient Indian Political Thought

Author: 
Devika Chawla
Reviewer: 
Nishat Zaidi

Zaidi on Chawla, 'Home, Uprooted: Oral Histories of India's Partition'

Devika Chawla. Home, Uprooted: Oral Histories of India's Partition. New York: Fordham University Press, 2014. 288 pp. $110.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8232-5643-3; $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8232-5644-0.

Reviewed by Nishat Zaidi (Jamia Millia Islamia University) Published on H-Asia (April, 2015) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Oral Histories of Partition

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

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