November 16 , 2022
The book A Maritime History of East Asia has been reviewed in Asian Review of World Histories by Yiwen Li. Here are a few snippets:
“〔…〕A Maritime History of East Asia invites its readers to see East Asian history from a maritime perspective, a fresh perspective that challenges the traditional boundaries among states and sheds new light on people who held only marginal positions in previous, land-centered narratives. 〔…〕, A Maritime History of East Asia is a highly welcome collective work by leading scholars in Japan.”
“〔…〕the book keeps sight of general history. The authors use their special focus to provide a more thorough investigation of broad topics: border control, state building, and diplomatic relationships among the East Asian countries are some of the underlying themes〔…〕”
Asian Review of World Histories (2022) 10: 289–301
Reviewed by Yiwen Li, Department of Chinese and History, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R.
The product page: A Maritime History of East Asia – Trans Pacific Press