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Most Popular Articles Downloaded from Ingenta in 2017


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

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


Water, Water Everywhere: Toward Participatory Solutions to Chronic Urban Flooding in Jakarta

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


Russia’s Reorientation to Asia: Causes and Strategic Implications

By Alexander Korolev, National University of Singapore, Singapore


Forging Free Trade with China: The Maple Leaf and the Silver Fern

Charles Burton, Brock University, St. Catharines, Canada and Stephen Noakes, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand


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


China’s Rise in Oceania: Issues and Perspectives

By Terence Wesley-Smith, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Pacific Islands Studies


China’s Foreign Policy. By Stuart Harris

Book Review by Dong Wang, University of Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany


Japan’s Kissinger? Yachi Shōtarō: The State Behind the Curtain

By Giulio Pugliese, King’s College London, London, UK


Can Abenomics Succeed?: Overcoming the Legacy of Japan’s Lost Decades. By Dennis Botman, Stephan Danninger, Jerald Schiff

Book Review by Richard Katz, The Oriental Economist, New York, USA


Anime in the US: The Entrepreneurial Dimensions of Globalized Culture

By Nissim Otmazgin, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mt. Scopus, Israel

Most Popular Articles Written between 1928–2012

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Rank Vol/Issue Date Number of Downloads Article
Autumn 1985
2423 <Book Review> Imagined Communities. Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism by Benedict Anderson. Reviewed by Anthony Reid
2 73:4 Winter 2000 2307 North Korea’s Defensive Power and U.S.-North Korea Relations by Kyung-Ae Park
3 77:1
Spring 2004
1329 Environmental NGOs in China: Roles and Limits by Jonathan Schwartz
4 73:3
Autumn 2000
1168 Ethnic Tourism in Hokkaido and the Shaping of Ainu Identity by Lisa Hiwasaki
Spring 1995
1168 The South China Sea Disputes: Implications of China’s Earlier Territorial Settlements by Eric Hyer
66:4 Winter 1993-1994 1042 The Politics of Deforestation in Indonesia by Peter Dauvergne
1014 A Step Toward Understanding Popular Violence in China’s Cultural Revolution by Lu Xiuyuan
Winter 1994-1995
1004 A Step Toward Understanding Popular Violence in China’s Cultural Revolution by Lu Xiuyuan
9 76:1
Spring 2003
936 Democratization in South Korea and Inter-Korean Relations by Chien-peng Chung
Summer 2003 936 Japan’s National/Asian Women’s Fund for “Comfort Women” by C. Sarah Soh