PositiveLibrary JournalEssential for anyone interested in 19th-century Japanese history, and a great companion piece to Anna Sherman’s The Bells of Old Tokyo, which compares modern day Tokyo with historic Edo.
RaveLibrary JournalReaders will appreciate how the author places the events of 2019 in the context of earlier episodes in Hong Kong’s history such as the 2014 Umbrella Movement and the 1967 riots ... This fascinating read is essential for anyone interested in the current affairs of Hong Kong, specifically, and China, generally.
Lan Yan, Trans. by Sam Taylor
RaveLibrary Journal... expertly translated by Sam Taylor ... A touching, essential account for anyone interested in 20th-century Chinese history and highly recommended for fans of personal family memoir.
PositiveLibrary JournalLee reveals that the rhetoric Trump and his supporters employ when speaking about immigration and immigrants—fears about bringing crime, taking away jobs, failing to assimilate—has long been part of American political discourse from Colonial times to the present ... This thoroughly researched, informative, and lucid work is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of anti-immigrant sentiment in the United States, and how it influences the current political environment.
PositiveLibrary Journal... a beautiful debut of creative nonfiction that explores cultural interpretations of time ... Despite the fact that this work frequently jumps between time periods, it is an enjoyable read that is easy to follow ... Highly recommended for anyone who has visited or is planning to visit Tokyo. Readers will gain insight into the history, culture, and language of Japan as well as ideas on city hot spots.
Julia Flynn Siler
PositiveLibrary JournalThis thoroughly researched work is highly recommended for those interested in the Chinese American experience or the history of San Francisco.
PositiveLibrary JournalA real strength of the narrative is the explanation of how events in India had ripple effects throughout Asia and beyond ... An enjoyable read for those interested in modern Asian history, and an essential text for Indian history enthusiasts.
Stephen R. Platt
RaveLibrary JournalReaders will find a variety of perspectives represented ... While the story concentrates on the colorful cast of British and Chinese, it also offers interesting vignettes of Indian merchants and the relationship between American John Murray Forbes and Hong merchant Wu Bingjian (known as Howqua in the West), the world\'s wealthiest man at the time ... This thoroughly researched and delightful work is essential for anyone interested in Chinese or British imperial history.