Cambria Press is pleased to share a recently released review of Ooku, The Secret World of the Shogun’s Women by the Journal of Japanese Studies. The review states that:
“Until recently, avid viewers of Japanese prime-time television dramas could claim to know more about the Ooku, the women’s quarters of the shogunal palace, than could students and scholars reading early modern Japanese history in English. This problem has been addressed ably by Cecilia Segawa Seigle and Linda Chance’s detailed study of this little-known yet amply exoticized institution. … readers can learn much from this thoroughly researched synthesis of an elusive but important early modern political institution.”
The book is by Professors Cecilia Segawa Seigle and Linda H. Chance (University of Pennsylvania) and will be on display at the Cambria Press booth (#600) at 2016 Association of Asian Studies (AAS) annual conference.