Author Archives: Middle Ground Journal

Column: Shaping the Vernacular Landscape of San Francisco’s Chinatown

Shaping the Vernacular Landscape of San Francisco’s Chinatown San Francisco’s Chinatown neighborhood is a notable landmark in San Francisco as its architecture, culture, and customs are distinct from the rest of the city. San Francisco’s Chinatown is significant as it the largest Chinatown in the world outside of Asia. What is notable about Chinatown is the neighborhood has retained its

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Review of Colonial Food in Interwar Paris: The Taste of Empire by Lauren Janes Bloomsbury Academic

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Colonial Food in Interwar Paris: The Taste of Empire. Lauren Janes. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016. ISBN: 9781472592828 WilliamsColonialReviews20192020TheMiddleGroundJournal.org Reviewed by Nicholas Williams, University of Minnesota Edited by Ann Waltner (c) 2019 and 2020 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 19, 2019-2020 school year. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Review of Chop Suey, USA: The Story of Chinese Food in America by Yong Chen Columbia University Press

Chop Suey, USA: The Story of Chinese Food in America. Yong Chen. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014. ISBN: 9780231168922 McElroyChopReviews20192020TheMiddleGroundJournal.org Reviewed by James McElroy, University of Minnesota Edited by Ann Waltner (c) 2019 and 2020 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 19, 2019-2020 school year. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Review of Maiden Voyage: The Senzaimaru and the Creation of Modern Sino-Japanese Relations by Joshua A., Fogel University of California Press

Maiden Voyage: The Senzaimaru and the Creation of Modern Sino-Japanese Relations. Joshua A., Fogel. Oakland: University of California Press, 2014. ISBN: 9780520283305 ChanMaidenReviews20192020TheMiddleGroundJournal.org Reviewed by Ying-kit Chan, Princeton University (c) 2019 and 2020 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 19, 2019-2020 school year. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Review of East Asia Beyond the History War: Confronting the Ghosts of Violence by Tessa Morris-Suzuki, Morris Low, Leonid Petrov and Timothy Y. Tsu Routledge

East Asia Beyond the History War: Confronting the Ghosts of Violence. Tessa Morris-Suzuki, Morris Low, Leonid Petrov and Timothy Y. Tsu. Abingdon: Routledge, 2013. ISBN:  9781138851863 OvermeireEastReviews20292020TheMiddleGroundJournal.org Reviewed by Ben Van Overmeire, St. Olaf College Edited by Karen Rosenflanz (c) 2019 and 2020 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 19, 2019-2020 school year. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s

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Review of Fighting Over Fidel: The New York Intellectuals and the Cuban Revolution by Rafael Rojas Princeton University Press

Fighting Over Fidel: The New York Intellectuals and the Cuban Revolution. Rafael Rojas. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016. ISBN: 9780691169514 For Full Article: ChavanaFightingReviews20192020TheMiddleGroundJournal.org Reviewed by Adrian Chavana, University of Minnesota Edited by Ann Waltner (c) 2019 and 2020 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 19, 2019-2020 school year. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Review of Out of the Woods: Essays in Environmental History edited by Char Miller and Hal Rothman University of Pittsburgh Press

Out of the Woods: Essays in Environmental History. Char Miller and Hal Rothman, eds. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1997. ISBN:0822956314 RuthOutReviews20192020TheMiddleGroundJournal.org Reviewed by Christian Ruth, University at Albany SUNY Edited by Ashley Dressel (c) 2019 and 2020 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 19, 2019-2020 school year. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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