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Book Review, Columns

The Japan Journals, 1947-2004

Donald Richie, after spending more than fifty years in Japan, interpreting Japanese culture for westerners, publishing more than thirty books and literally hundreds of essays and reviews, is, to Japanese scholars, the “Grand Old Man.” He is the American in Tokyo who has known every cultural figure from the world of film, literature, art, and music. He has entertained illustrious foreigners and introduced them to the Japan he knows, respects, and loves. Now Richie, in his eightieth year, has ...

Book Review, Resources

Pakistan: A Modern History

By Ian Talbot NEW YORK: ST. MARTIN’S PRESS, 1998 374 PAGES + APPENDICES, BIBLIOGRAPHY, AND INDEX Scholarly and well-researched are not always the equivalent of accessible. Unfortunately, this is the case concerning Ian Talbot’s Pakistan: A Modern History. The author’s erudition is displayed on every page. He places Pakistani history in various contexts: the legacy of the British Raj; the history and role of Islam in society; the historical importance of different languages to the citi...

Book Review, Columns

Snake’s Pillow and Other Stories

Zhu Lin’s six finely crafted stories are set in the Jiangnan region of China, far enough from Shanghai to be rural, yet close enough to the metropolis for its peasants to know a great city. Her peasant protagonists are fortunate in the lush landscape and benign climate of their region, and the relative prosperity of the region is a magnet for the less fortunate during periods of famine, political upheaval, and calamitous weather. In this pleasant land, however, material comfort is not synonymo...

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