Reviews

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

Author: 
Mingming Wang
Reviewer: 
David Buck

Buck on Wang, 'The West as the Other: A Genealogy of Chinese Occidentalism'

Mingming Wang. The West as the Other: A Genealogy of Chinese Occidentalism. Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, 2014. 400 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-962-996-489-4.

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

How Most Anthropological Studies Fail to Include the Breadth of Chinese Civilization

Author: 
David W. P. Elliott
Reviewer: 
Kai Chen

Chen on Elliott, 'Changing Worlds: Vietnam's Transition from Cold War to Globalization'

David W. P. Elliott. Changing Worlds: Vietnam's Transition from Cold War to Globalization. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. xviii + 408 pp. + 6 pp. of plates. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-538334-8.

Reviewed by Kai Chen Published on H-Asia (July, 2014) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Vietnam's Foreign Policy

Author: 
Srinath Raghavan
Reviewer: 
Paula Newberg

Newberg on Raghavan, '1971: A Global History of the Creation of Bangladesh'

Srinath Raghavan. 1971: A Global History of the Creation of Bangladesh. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2013. 368 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-72864-6.

Reviewed by Paula Newberg (University of Texas at Austin) Published on H-Asia (June, 2014) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Dividing Pakistan

Author: 
Madiha R. Tahir, Qalandar Bux Memon, Vijay Prashad, eds.
Reviewer: 
Robert Nichols

Nichols on Tahir and Memon and Prashad, 'Dispatches from Pakistan'

Madiha R. Tahir, Qalandar Bux Memon, Vijay Prashad, eds. Dispatches from Pakistan. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2014. xv + 288 pp. $69.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8166-9223-1; $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8166-9224-8.

Reviewed by Robert Nichols (Richard Stockton College) Published on H-Asia (June, 2014) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Critical Voices for Pakistan’s Futures

Author: 
Enrica Garzilli
Reviewer: 
Francesca Orsini

Orsini on Garzilli, 'L'esploratore del Duce: le avventure di Giuseppe Tucci e la politica italiana in Oriente da Mussolini a Andreotti; con il carteggio di Giulio Andreotti'

Enrica Garzilli. L'esploratore del Duce: le avventure di Giuseppe Tucci e la politica italiana in Oriente da Mussolini a Andreotti; con il carteggio di Giulio Andreotti. Rome: Memori and Milano: Asiatica Association, 2012. 2 volumes. 513 and 592 pp. $45.00 (paper), ISBN 978-88-900226-6-1.

Reviewed by Francesca Orsini (School of Oriental and African Studies) Published on H-Asia (June, 2014) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

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

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