Top Ten Articles

Most Popular Articles Downloaded from Ingenta in 2018


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


Fighting Illiberalism with Illiberalism: Islamist Populism and Democratic Deconsolidation in Indonesia

Marcus Mietzner, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia


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


Settlement Without Consensus: International Pressure, Domestic Backlash, and the Comfort Women Issue in Japan

Ji Young Kim, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Jeyong Sohn, Rikkyo University, Tokyo, Japan


Informality, Resilience, and the Political Implications of Disaster Governance

Devanathan Parthasarathy, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India


The Politics of Pacific Ocean Conservation: Lessons from the Pitcairn Islands Marine Reserve

Justin Alger, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Peter Dauvergne, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada


India and China: On a Collision Course? (Perspective 1 of 2)

Sumit Ganguly, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA


Gambling on the Future: Casino Enclaves, Development, and Poverty Alleviation in Laos

Kearrin Sims, James Cook University, Cairns, Australia


Remaking Southeast Asian Studies: Doubt, Desire and the Promise of Comparisons

Amitav Acharya, American University, Washington, DC, USA


Understanding the Development of Think Tanks in Mainland China, Taiwan, and Japan: An Introduction to the Special Issue

Patrick Köllner, German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg, Germany
Xufeng Zhu, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Pascal Abb, German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg, Germany

Most Popular Articles Written between 1928–2013

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.

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Articles written from 2014 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 2018.

Rank Vol/Issue Date Number of Downloads Article
Autumn 1985
1943 <Book Review> Imagined Communities. Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism by Benedict Anderson. Reviewed by Anthony Reid
2 73:4 Winter 2000 1359 North Korea’s Defensive Power and U.S.-North Korea Relations by Kyung-Ae Park
3 77:1
Spring 2004
1259 Environmental NGOs in China: Roles and Limits by Jonathan Schwartz
4 66:1
Spring 1993
1209 New Immigration Policy and Unskilled Foreign Workers in Japan by Keiko Yamanaka
Winter 1993-1994
1025 The Politics of Deforestation in Indonesia by Peter Dauvergne
73:3 Autumn 2000 1017 Ethnic Tourism in Hokkaido and the Shaping of Ainu Identity by Lisa Hiwasaki
Summer 2003
962 Japan’s National/Asian Women’s Fund for “Comfort Women” by C. Sarah Soh
 Spring 2003
896 Democratization in South Korea and Inter-Korean Relations by Chien-peng Chung
9 63:4
Winter 1990-1991
877 Exploring Theories of Female Leadership in South and Southeast Asia by Linda K. Richter
Summer 1998 864 ASEAN and the Management of Regional Security by Shaun Narine