Reviews

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.

Reviewed by Linda Chance (University of Pennsylvania) Published on H-Asia (February, 2015) Commissioned by Douglas Slaymaker

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

Author: 
Richard I. Suchenski
Reviewer: 
Xiao Liu

Liu on Richard I. Suchenski, 'Hou Hsiao-Hsien'

Richard I. Suchenski. Hou Hsiao-Hsien. Austrian Film Museum Books Series. Vienna: Austrian Film Museum and New York: Columbia University Press, 2014. Illustrations. 356 pp. $32.50 (paper), ISBN 978-3-901644-58-0.

Reviewed by Xiao Liu (McGill University) Published on H-Asia (January, 2015) Commissioned by Douglas Slaymaker

Author: 
W. L. Idema
Reviewer: 
jeffrey L. Richey

Richey on Idema, 'The Resurrected Skeleton: From Zhuangzi to Lu Xun'

W. L. Idema. The Resurrected Skeleton: From Zhuangzi to Lu Xun. New York: Columbia University Press, July 8, 2014. viii + 333 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-16504-4.

Reviewed by jeffrey L. Richey (Berea College) Published on H-Asia (January, 2015) Commissioned by Douglas Slaymaker

Author: 
Faisal Devji
Reviewer: 
David Gilmartin

Gilmartin on Devji, 'Muslim Zion: Pakistan as a Political Idea'

Faisal Devji. Muslim Zion: Pakistan as a Political Idea. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2013. 288 pp. $21.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-07267-1.

Reviewed by David Gilmartin (North Carolina State University) Published on H-Asia (January, 2015) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
Matthew Strecher
Reviewer: 
rebecca suter

suter on Strecher, 'The Forbidden Worlds of Haruki Murakami'

Matthew Strecher. The Forbidden Worlds of Haruki Murakami. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2014. 296 pp. $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8166-9198-2.

Reviewed by rebecca suter (The University of Sydney) Published on H-Asia (January, 2015) Commissioned by Douglas Slaymaker

Author: 
Ian Talbot, ed.
Reviewer: 
Rohit Wanchoo

Wanchoo on Talbot, 'The Independence of India and Pakistan: New Approaches and Reflections'

Ian Talbot, ed. The Independence of India and Pakistan: New Approaches and Reflections. Oxford: Oxford University Press. vi + 295 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-906478-6.

Reviewed by Rohit Wanchoo (Delhi University) Published on H-Asia (October, 2014) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

The Making of India and Pakistan

Author: 
Aya Ikegame
Reviewer: 
Anastasia Piliavsky

Piliavsky on Ikegame, 'Princely India Re-imagined: A Historical Anthropology of Mysore from 1799 to the Present'

Aya Ikegame. Princely India Re-imagined: A Historical Anthropology of Mysore from 1799 to the Present. Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series. Oxford: Routledge, 2012. 212 pp. $145.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-415-55449-7.

Reviewed by Anastasia Piliavsky (University of Cambridge) Published on H-Asia (October, 2014) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

India’s Non-sovereign Kings

Author: 
Robert Nichols
Reviewer: 
Thomas J. Barfield

Barfield on Nichols, 'The Frontier Crimes Regulation: A History in Documents'

Robert Nichols. The Frontier Crimes Regulation: A History in Documents. New York: Oxford University Press, May 1, 2014. xxviii + 265 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-906673-5.

Reviewed by Thomas J. Barfield (Boston University) Published on H-Asia (October, 2014) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Gifts that Keep on Giving—Laws that Will Not Die

Author: 
Lu Hsiu-Lien, Ashley Esarey
Reviewer: 
Madeline Hsu

Hsu on Hsiu-Lien and Esarey, 'My Fight for a New Taiwan: One Woman's Journey from Prison to Power'

Lu Hsiu-Lien, Ashley Esarey. My Fight for a New Taiwan: One Woman's Journey from Prison to Power. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2014. 344 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-295-99364-5.

Reviewed by Madeline Hsu (University of Texas at Austin) Published on H-Asia (October, 2014) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

A Taiwanese Woman Leader

Author: 
Anand Pandian, M. P. Mariappan, Veena Das
Reviewer: 
Karen Leonard

Leonard on Pandian and Mariappan and Das, 'Ayya's Accounts: A Ledger of Hope in Modern India'

Anand Pandian, M. P. Mariappan, Veena Das. Ayya's Accounts: A Ledger of Hope in Modern India. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2014. xii + 216 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-01258-6; $24.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-01250-0.

Reviewed by Karen Leonard (University of California-Irvine) Published on H-Asia (September, 2014) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Across Time and Space: Grandfather and Grandson Converse

Author: 
Meera Kosambi, ed. and trans.
Reviewer: 
Surendra Bhana

Bhana on Kosambi, 'Mahatma Gandhi and Prema Kantak: Exploring a Relationship, Exploring History'

Meera Kosambi, ed. and trans. Mahatma Gandhi and Prema Kantak: Exploring a Relationship, Exploring History. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2013. 368 pp. $69.75 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-808293-4.

Reviewed by Surendra Bhana (Professor Emeritus, University of Kansas) Published on H-Asia (August, 2014) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Gandhi through the Eyes of a Disciple

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