Tag Archives: Japan

Oceans and the Environment of Early Modern Japan

A review of Bringing Whales Ashore: Oceans and the Environment of Early Modern Japan, 1600-1900, by Jakobina Arch. Jakobina Arch’s pathbreaking dissertation makes substantial contributions…

Japanese Mobilization in Colonial Taiwan

A review of Marshaling Culture: Strategies of Japanese Mobilization in Colonial Taiwan, by Winifred Kai-wen Chang. Winifred Chang’s dissertation is a reexamination of the centrality…

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…

The Making of Karafuto Repatriates

A review of The making of Karafuto repatriates, by Jonathan Edward Bull. Japan’s defeat in World War II ushered in the rapid dismantling of its…

The Digital Archive of Japan’s 2011 Disasters

A Review of the Digital Archive of Japan’s 2011 Disasters (jdarchive.org) Introduction The disasters of March 2011 in Japan (東日本大震災, or Great East Japan Earthquake)…

Rebellion in Japan’s Army, 1860-1931

A review of Culture of Disobedience: Rebellion and Defiance in the Japanese Army, 1860-1931, by Danny Orbach. Danny Orbach’s dissertation is a very welcome addition…