Current Book Reviews


China & Inner Asia

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CHALLENGES IN THE PROCESS OF CHINA’S URBANIZATION | Edited by Karen Eggleston, Jean C. Oi, and Yiming WangCHALLENGES IN THE PROCESS OF CHINA’S URBANIZATION | Edited by Karen Eggleston, Jean C. Oi, and Yiming Wang
Christine Wen

MODERNIZING CHINA: Investing in Soft Infrastructure | Edited by W. Raphael Lam, Markus Rodlauer and Alfred SchipkeMODERNIZING CHINA: Investing in Soft Infrastructure | Edited by W. Raphael Lam, Markus Rodlauer and Alfred Schipke
Kerry Brown

OUTSOURCED CHILDREN: Orphanage Care and Adoption in Globalizing China | By Leslie K. WangOUTSOURCED CHILDREN: Orphanage Care and Adoption in Globalizing China | By Leslie K. Wang
Caroline Reeves

RADICAL INEQUALITIES: China’s Revolutionary Welfare State in Comparative Perspective | By Nara DillonRADICAL INEQUALITIES: China’s Revolutionary Welfare State in Comparative Perspective | By Nara Dillon
Dorothy J. Solinger

KNOWLEDGE ACTS IN MODERN CHINA: Ideas, Institutions, and Identities | Edited by Robert Culp, Eddy U, and Wen-hsin YehKNOWLEDGE ACTS IN MODERN CHINA: Ideas, Institutions, and Identities | Edited by Robert Culp, Eddy U, and Wen-hsin Yeh
Michel Hockx

SHAKEN AUTHORITY: China’s Communist Party and the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake | By Christian P. SoraceSHAKEN AUTHORITY: China’s Communist Party and the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake | By Christian P. Sorace
Yi Kang

THE MAGIC OF CONCEPTS: History and the Economic in Twentieth-Century China | By Rebecca E. KarlTHE MAGIC OF CONCEPTS: History and the Economic in Twentieth-Century China | By Rebecca E. Karl
Wenkai He

THE INTELLECTUAL IN MODERN CHINESE HISTORY | By Timothy CheekTHE INTELLECTUAL IN MODERN CHINESE HISTORY | By Timothy Cheek
Zhidong Hao

THE RETURN OF IDEOLOGY: The Search for Regime Identities in Postcommunist Russia and China | By Cheng ChenTHE RETURN OF IDEOLOGY: The Search for Regime Identities in Postcommunist Russia and China | By Cheng Chen
Yongnian Zheng

BITTER AND SWEET: Food, Meaning, and Modernity in Rural China | By Ellen OxfeldBITTER AND SWEET: Food, Meaning, and Modernity in Rural China | By Ellen Oxfeld
E.N. Anderson

Northeast Asia

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POLITICAL SURVIVAL AND YASUKUNI IN JAPAN’S RELATIONS WITH CHINA | By Mong CheungPOLITICAL SURVIVAL AND YASUKUNI IN JAPAN’S RELATIONS WITH CHINA | By Mong Cheung
Lu Yan

RETHINKING JAPAN: The Politics of Contested Nationalism | By Arthur Stockwin and Kweku AmpiahRETHINKING JAPAN: The Politics of Contested Nationalism | By Arthur Stockwin and Kweku Ampiah
Michael Strausz

THE AFTERMATH OF THE 2011 EAST JAPAN EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI: Living among the Rubble | By Shoichiro Takezawa; Translated by Polly BartonTHE AFTERMATH OF THE 2011 EAST JAPAN EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI: Living among the Rubble | By Shoichiro Takezawa; Translated by Polly Barton
Daniel Kremers

CARE COMMUNICATION: Making a Home in a Japanese Eldercare Facility | By Peter BackhausCARE COMMUNICATION: Making a Home in a Japanese Eldercare Facility | By Peter Backhaus
Beata Świtek

FEMININITY, SELF-HARM AND EATING DISORDERS IN JAPAN: Navigating contradiction in narrative and visual culture | By Gitte Marianne HansenFEMININITY, SELF-HARM AND EATING DISORDERS IN JAPAN: Navigating contradiction in narrative and visual culture | By Gitte Marianne Hansen
Akiko Yasuike

JAPANESE FEMINIST DEBATES: A Century of Contention on Sex, Love, and Labor | By Ayako KanoJAPANESE FEMINIST DEBATES: A Century of Contention on Sex, Love, and Labor | By Ayako Kano
Deborah Shamoon

MEDIA THEORY IN JAPAN | Edited by Marc Steinberg and Alexander ZahltenMEDIA THEORY IN JAPAN | Edited by Marc Steinberg and Alexander Zahlten
Franz Prichard

CURSE ON THIS COUNTRY: The Rebellious Army of Imperial Japan | By Danny OrbachCURSE ON THIS COUNTRY: The Rebellious Army of Imperial Japan | By Danny Orbach
Paul Kreitman

EMPEROR HIROHITO AND THE PACIFIC WAR | By Noriko KawamuraEMPEROR HIROHITO AND THE PACIFIC WAR | By Noriko Kawamura
Takeshi Suzuki

JAPANOMANIA IN THE NORDIC COUNTRIES 1875–1918 | Edited by Gabriel P. Weisberg, Anna-Maria von Bonsdorff, and Hanne SelkokariJAPANOMANIA IN THE NORDIC COUNTRIES 1875–1918 | Edited by Gabriel P. Weisberg, Anna-Maria von Bonsdorff, and Hanne Selkokari
Hyung-Gu Lynn