Rice, Agriculture, and the Food Supply in Premodern Japan by the French scholar Charlotte von Verschuer is a much anticipated addition to the Needham Research Institute Monograph Series. Translated by Wendy Cobcroft, this volume is an updated and revised version of von Verschuer’s 2003 monograph, Le riz dans la culture de Heian: Mythe et réalité. In this new form, accessible to the international scholarly audience, this book is a welcome and valuable contribution to the global and site-specific studies of the histories of agriculture, technology, and the environment, as well as to the histories of knowledge and science of East Asia. Needless to say, this book will also be indispensable reading for those wishing to study premodern Japan. The volume is accompanied by multiple illustrations, maps, and tables, as well as a very useful appendix, which includes a catalogue...
Rice, Agriculture, and the Food Supply in Premodern Japan
Anna Andreeva earned her PhD from Cambridge in 2007 and worked as a postdoctoral and research fellow at Harvard, Cambridge, the International Research Center for Japanese Studies (Kyoto), the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Berlin), and the International Consortium for Research in the Humanities at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. In 2016–17 she was an interim chair of Japanese history at the Faculty of East Asian Studies, Ruhr-Universität-Bochum. She is the author of Assembling Shinto: Buddhist Approaches to Kami Worship in Medieval Japan (2017) and coeditor of Transforming the Void: Embryological Discourse and Reproductive Imagery in East Asian Religions (2016).
Anna Andreeva; Rice, Agriculture, and the Food Supply in Premodern Japan. East Asian Science, Technology and Society 1 March 2019; 13 (1): 155–157. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/18752160-6976454
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