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Bringing Whales Ashore: Oceans and the Environment of Early Modern Japan, 1600-1900
Whales are an enigma. It is difficult to pin them down because they straddle categories. Whales were difficult not just because of their extraordinary size, but rather because they were peculiar sorts of fish, with meat ...
Carbon Technocracy: East Asian Energy Regimes and the Industrial Modern, 1900-1957
Carbon Technocracy argues for the centrality of fossil fuel energy to the making of global industrial modernity and to the emergence of East Asian technocratic imaginaries in the first half of the twentieth century. It ...