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Kakunyo & the Making of Shin Buddhism
A review of Kakunyo and the Making of Shinran and Shin Buddhism, by Christopher Thane Callahan. Modern and contemporary histories of Shin Buddhism hav...
Transpacific Mexico in the Age of Steam
A review of Transpacific Mexico: Encounters with China and Japan in the Age of Steam (1867-1914), by Ruth Mandujano López. Between 1867 and 1914, the....
Russian State Historical Archive of the Far East
Navigating Northeast Asia in Vladivostok: A Review of the Russian State Historical Archive of the Far East (Российский Государственный Исторический Ар...
Clocks & Time in Edo Japan
A review of Clocks and Time in Edo Japan, by Yulia Frumer. The logic of mechanical clock faces is seemingly obvious. We look at them...
Spain, China & Japan in Manila 1571-1644
A review of When Political Economies Meet: Spain, China and Japan in Manila, ca. 1571-1644, by Birgit Magdalena Tremml. Birgit Magdalena Tremml’s stud...
Chinese Vernacular Fiction in 18th-c. Japan
A review of Locating China in Time and Space: Engagement with Chinese Vernacular Fiction in Eighteenth-Century Japan, by William Christopher Hedberg. ...
Chinese Literary Studies & Waka Studies
A review of Ōe no Masafusa and the Convergence of the “Ways”: The Twilight of Early Chinese Literary Studies and the Rise of Waka Studies,...
Male Sexuality in Japan’s Prostitution Debate
A review of From the Brothel, to the Body: The Relocation of Male Sexuality in Japan’s Prostitution Debate, 1870-1920, by Craig Colbeck. Craig Colbeck...
Japanese Children’s Literature 17-19c
A review of Visualizing the Child: Japanese Children’s Literature in the Age of Woodblock Print, 1678-1888, by Kristin Holly Williams. Although ...
Our Japan Studies Series
The fourth season of Dissertation Reviews begins this Fall and, as always, we are bringing you plenty of fresh reviews of recently filed dissertations...
Eiko & Koma: Choreographing Spaces
A review of Eiko and Koma: Choreographing Spaces Apart in Asian America by Rosemary Candelario. Rosemary Candelario’s dissertation, Eiko and Koma: Cho...
Japanese Colonial Tourism in Manchuria, Korea & Taiwan
A review of The Boundaries of the Interesting: Itineraries, Guidebooks, and Travel in Imperial Japan, by Kate L. McDonald. In a beautifully written di...