Top Ten Articles

Most Popular Articles Downloaded from Ingenta in 2023

Rank Vol/Issue Date  Number of Downloads Title of Article
 1 88:3 September 2015 348 Water, Water Everywhere: Toward Participatory Solutions to Chronic Urban Flooding in Jakarta

Rita Padawangi, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Mike Douglass, National University of Singapore, Singapore

2 94:2 June 2021 267 Suspension: Seeking Agency for Change in the Hypermobile World

Biao Xiang, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
& Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle, Germany

3 95:3 September 2022 246 Mobilized and Polarized: Social Media and Disinformation Narratives in the 2022 Philippine Elections

Aries A. Arugay, University of the Philippines-Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
Justin Keith A. Baquisal, University of the Philippines-Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines

4 95:2 June 2022 158 The 2022 South Korean Presidential Election and the Gender Divide among the Youth

Hannah June Kim, University of Nebraska, Omaha, USA
Chungjae Lee, Republic of Korea Air Force Academy, Cheongwon-gun, South Korea

 5  96:1 March 2023 151 India’s Authoritarian Turn: Understanding the Emergency (1975–1977) and Its Afterlife [Review Essay]

Himanshu Jha, School of Liberal Studies, UPES, Dehradun, India

6  91:2 June 2018 149 Fighting Illiberalism with Illiberalism: Islamist Populism and Democratic Deconsolidation in Indonesia

Marcus Mietzner, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

 7 87:1 March 2014 137 Cultural Policy and Film Industry as Negotiation of Power: The Chinese State’s Role and Strategies in its Engagement with Global Hollywood 1994-2012

Wendy Su, University of California at Riverside, Riverside, USA

8   93:4 December 2020 127 FROM FACTORY GIRLS TO K-POP IDOL GIRLS: Cultural Politics of Developmentalism, Patriarchy, and Neoliberalism in South Korea’s Popular Music Industry. For the Record: Lexington Studies in Rock and Popular Music. By Gooyong Kim

Book Review by Hyejin Jo

9 96:1 March 2023 123 Continuity, History, and Identity: Why Bongbong Marcos Won the 2022 Philippine Presidential Election

Dean Dulay, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Allen Hicken, University of Michigan, USA
Anil Menon, University of Michigan, USA
Ronald Holmes, De La Salle University, Philippines

10  96:1 March 2023 119 The Politics of Compromise: Analyzing the Repeal of Section 377A in Singapore

Walid Jumblatt Bin Abdullah, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Most Popular Articles written between 1928–2019 downloaded from JSTOR in 2023

Pacific Affairs is privileged to be one of the journals featured in JSTOR’s core collections that is offered to university libraries around the world. With over 6000 institutions signed up to JSTOR’s collection in over 150 different countries it is not surprising that authors of articles featured in Pacific Affairs received wide and comprehensive attention by the academic community.

In 2023 a total of 293,002 articles published in Pacific Affairs were downloaded from JSTOR, below are the top ten.

Articles can be accessed via JSTOR (or purchased if your institution does not have a license).

Articles written from 2020 to the present are not available through JSTOR and therefore are not included in this list. This data was downloaded from JSTOR and represents the most popular articles downloaded in 2022.

Rank Vol/Issue Date Number of Downloads Article
March 2014
4245 Anime in the US: The Entrepreneurial Dimensions of Globalized Culture by Nissim Otmazgin
2 50:1
Spring 1977
3701 Martial Law in the Philippines: The Methods of Regime Survival by David Wurfel
46:1 Spring 1973 2812 Constitution-Making in Bangladesh by Abul Fazl Huq
4 67:4 Winter 1994 1739 A Step Toward Understanding Popular Violence in China’s Cultural Revolution by Lu Xiuyuan
5 47:4 Winter 1974-75 1663 Civil Liberties and the Mass Media under Martial Law in the Philippines by David A. Rosenberg
6 15:2 Summer 1942 1603 India’s Independence and the War by Michael Greenberg
Summer 1998
1516 ASEAN and the Management of Regional Security by Shaun Narine
Summer 2003
1500 Japan’s National/Asian Women’s Fund for “Comfort Women” by C. Sarah Soh
9 76:3 Fall 2003 1372 The Discourse of Unequal Treaties in Modern China by Dong Wang
March 2014 1361 The Power of the Nation-state amid Neoliberal Reform: Shifting Cultural Politics in the New Korean Wave by Dal Yong Jin