Reviews

Author: 
Michel Bonnin
Reviewer: 
David Buck

Buck on Bonnin, 'The Lost Generation: The Rustification of Chinese Youth, 1968-1980'


Michel Bonnin. The Lost Generation: The Rustification of Chinese Youth, 1968-1980. Translated by Krystyna Horko. Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, 2013. 576 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-962-996-481-8.

Reviewed by David Buck (University of Wisconsin=Milwaukee)
Published on H-Asia (May, 2014)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Chinese Youth in rural exile

Author: 
Robert Ford Campany
Reviewer: 
Richard V. Simmons

Simmons on Campany, 'Signs from the Unseen Realm: Buddhist Miracle Tales from Early Medieval China'


Robert Ford Campany. Signs from the Unseen Realm: Buddhist Miracle Tales from Early Medieval China. Honolulu: University of Hawaiʻi Press, 2012. xix + 300 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-3602-3.

Reviewed by Richard V. Simmons (Rutgers University)
Published on H-Asia (April, 2014)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Buddhist Miracle Tales

Author: 
Dagmar Wujastyk
Reviewer: 
Daud Ali

Ali on Wujastyk, 'Well-Mannered Medicine: Medical Ethics and Etiquette in Classical Ayurveda'


Dagmar Wujastyk. Well-Mannered Medicine: Medical Ethics and Etiquette in Classical Ayurveda. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. vi + 238 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-985626-8; $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-985996-2.

Reviewed by Daud Ali (University of Pennsylvania)
Published on H-Asia (March, 2014)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
Sree Padma
Reviewer: 
Andrea Gutierrez

Gutierrez on Padma, 'Vicissitudes of the Goddess: Reconstructions of the Gramadevata in India's Religious Traditions'


Sree Padma. Vicissitudes of the Goddess: Reconstructions of the Gramadevata in India's Religious Traditions. New York: Oxford University Press, October 2, 2013. 384 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-932502-3.

Reviewed by Andrea Gutierrez (University of Texas-Austin)
Published on H-Asia (March, 2014)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

The Mutability of the Feminine Divine

Author: 
Hartmut Buescher
Reviewer: 
Jinah Kim

Kim on Buescher, 'Catalogue of Sanskrit Manuscripts: Early Acquisitions and the Nepal Collection'


Hartmut Buescher. Catalogue of Sanskrit Manuscripts: Early Acquisitions and the Nepal Collection. Copenhagen: NIAS, 2011. xxii + 263 pp. $180.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-87-7694-077-5.

Reviewed by Jinah Kim (Harvard University)
Published on H-Asia (February, 2014)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Manuscript Treasures from Copenhagen

Author: 
Mohammad Iqbal Chawla
Reviewer: 
Anirudh Deshpande

Deshpande on Chawla, 'Wavell and the Dying Days of the Raj: Britain's Penultimate Viceroy in India'


Mohammad Iqbal Chawla. Wavell and the Dying Days of the Raj: Britain's Penultimate Viceroy in India. Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2011. xi + 293 pp. $25.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-906275-1.

Reviewed by Anirudh Deshpande (Department of History, University of Delhi)
Published on H-Asia (January, 2014)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
Yoshihiro Ishikawa
Reviewer: 
David Buck

Buck on Ishikawa, 'The Formation of the Chinese Communist Party'


Yoshihiro Ishikawa. The Formation of the Chinese Communist Party. Translated by Joshua A. Fogel. New York: Columbia University Press, 2013. xiv + 503 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-15808-4; ISBN 978-0-231-50416-4.

Reviewed by David Buck (University of Wisconsin=Milwaukee)
Published on H-Asia (January, 2014)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Birth of Chinese Communism

Author: 
Neeti Nair
Reviewer: 
Rohit Wanchoo

Wanchoo on Nair, 'Changing Homelands: Hindu Politics and the Partition of India'


Neeti Nair. Changing Homelands: Hindu Politics and the Partition of India. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2011. 343 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-05779-1.

Reviewed by Rohit Wanchoo (Delhi University)
Published on H-Asia (November, 2013)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Panjab and Partition

Author: 
Santhi Kavuri-Bauer
Reviewer: 
Susan Johnson-Roehr

Johnson-Roehr on Kavuri-Bauer, 'Monumental Matters: The Power, Subjectivity, and Space of India’s Mughal Architecture'


Santhi Kavuri-Bauer. Monumental Matters: The Power, Subjectivity, and Space of India’s Mughal Architecture. Durham: Duke University Press, 2011. x + 216 pp. $84.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-4899-3; $23.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-4922-8.

Reviewed by Susan Johnson-Roehr (University of Virginia)
Published on H-Asia (November, 2013)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
Daniel Leese
Reviewer: 
David Buck

Buck on Leese, 'Mao Cult: Rhetoric and Ritual in China's Cultural Revolution'


Daniel Leese. Mao Cult: Rhetoric and Ritual in China's Cultural Revolution. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. xvii + 304 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-19367-2; $29.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-521-15222-8.

Reviewed by David Buck (University of Wisconsin=Milwaukee)
Published on H-Asia (November, 2013)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
Masooda Bano
Reviewer: 
Usha Sanyal

Sanyal on Bano, 'The Rational Believer: Choices and Decisions in the Madrasas of Pakistan'


Masooda Bano. The Rational Believer: Choices and Decisions in the Madrasas of Pakistan. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2012. xii + 250 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-5044-0.

Reviewed by Usha Sanyal (Queens University of Charlotte)
Published on H-Asia (November, 2013)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Rational Choice and Madrasa Education

Author: 
Derryl N. Maclean, Sikeena Karmali Ahmed, eds.
Reviewer: 
Usha Sanyal

Sanyal on Maclean and Ahmed, 'Cosmopolitanisms in Muslim Contexts: Perspectives from the Past'


Derryl N. Maclean, Sikeena Karmali Ahmed, eds. Cosmopolitanisms in Muslim Contexts: Perspectives from the Past. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2012. 190 pp. $96.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7486-4456-8.

Reviewed by Usha Sanyal (Queens University of Charlotte)
Published on H-Asia (November, 2013)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Cosmopolitanism in Islam

Author: 
Padma Audrey Kaimal
Reviewer: 
Jinah Kim

Kim on Kaimal, 'Scattered Goddesses: Travels with the Yoginis'


Padma Audrey Kaimal. Scattered Goddesses: Travels with the Yoginis. Ann Arbor: Association for Asian Studies, 2012. xxvii + 281 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-924304-67-5.

Reviewed by Jinah Kim (Harvard University)
Published on H-Asia (October, 2013)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Collapsing the Binary

Author: 
Tansen Sen, Victor H. Mair
Reviewer: 
Anthony DeBlasi

DeBlasi on Sen and Mair, 'Traditional China in Asian and World History'


Tansen Sen, Victor H. Mair. Traditional China in Asian and World History. Key Issues in Asian Studies Series. Ann Arbor: Association for Asian Studies, 2012. Illustrations. 113 pp. $10.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-924304-65-1.

Reviewed by Anthony DeBlasi (University at Albany)
Published on H-Asia (May, 2013)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

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