John J. Harney is an assistant professor of history at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. His new book, Empire of Infields: Baseball in Taiwan and Cultural Identity, 1895-1968, is available now. A Pillar of the Game Oh Sadaharu had one of the most … Continue reading From the Desk of John Harney: A Pillar of the Game
Meghan Warner Mettler is an assistant professor of history at Upper Iowa University. She is the author of How to Reach Japan by Subway: America’s Fascination with Japanese … Continue reading From the Desk of Meghan Mettler: America’s Makeover of Asian Countries
The following has been excerpted from The Coming Man from Canton: Chinese Experience in Montana, 1862-1943 (Nebraska, 2017) by Christopher W. Merritt. From Chapter 1: Entrance and Expansion, 1962-1880 Weaving together archaeological and historical sources regarding the Chinese experience in Montana completes a … Continue reading EXCERPT: The Coming Man from Canton
Last week the International Convention of Asian Scholars (ICAS) awarded Han F. Vermeulen the 2017 ICAS Book Prize for his stunning book, Before Boas: The Genesis of Ethnology and Ethnography in the German Enlightenment (Nebraska, 2015). ICAS is the premier international gathering in the field … Continue reading ICAS Book Prize Winner
Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, ratings, and more! Today we’re saying Happy First Birthday to JewAsian: Race, Religion, and Identity for America’s Newest Jews by Helen Kiyong Kim and Noah Samuel Leavitt (Nebraska, 2016). Helen Kiyong … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to JewAsian!
Books Russia’s Dead End Andrei A. Kovalev Review in Publishers Weekly: “Kovalev . . . unmasks the Russian body politic in all its Gogol-like grotesquery.” Cheated Jay M. Smith and Mary Willingham Book mentioned in the Chronicle of Higher Education. … Continue reading News and Reviews
BOOKS Theodore E. White by R. Lee Lyman Praise from Anthropology Review Database: “Every scholar deserves his credit, and Lyman has gone a long way to restoring White’s… Maybe it is a modest claim to fame, but we can all hope … Continue reading News and Reviews