Category Archives: East, South & Southeast Asia

A Cultural History of Wartime Japan

A review of Carnival War: A Cultural History of Wartime Japan, 1937-1945, by Benjamin Tsubokura Uchiyama. Benjamin Uchiyama’s dissertation revisits the culture of wartime Japan…

Religious Piety in Aceh, Indonesia

A Review of Becoming Better Muslims: Religious Authority and Ethical Improvement in Aceh, Indonesia, by David Kloos.  Becoming Better Muslims offers deep insight into the…

Development in Rural Cambodia

A review of Tides of Empire: Merit, Morality, and Development in Rural Cambodia, by Courtney Work. The ebb and flow of empire has washed over…

Tracing Visions

Tracing Visions In June 1936, on an overcast day in Hebei, North China, a small group of American Presbyterian missionaries gathered for a photograph. They…