Book Reviews

Pacific Affairs posts all book reviews published from volume 87 (2014) on, including current and forthcoming reviews


Our mandate is to review books that focus on important current political, economic, and social issues throughout Asia and the Pacific region. Pacific Affairs accepts books for review from publishers and authors that have been published in the previous two years only.  We do not accept textbooks, reference materials, works of fiction, or literary analysis, translated works, or books where the main chronological coverage pre-dates 1900. We do not review books on art, theatre, or music.

Sending Review Copies

Please send review copies to the following address, marked as “For Review Only – No Commercial Value.

Book Review Editor
Pacific Affairs
University of British Columbia
#376 – 1855 West Mall
Vancouver, BC  V6T 1Z2

     Email: bookreviews(at)

While we will make every reasonable effort to review all books within our scope that are sent to us, we reserve the right not to review a book. We do not accept unsolicited book reviews.

Review for Pacific Affairs

If you feel you are qualified to be a reviewer for Pacific Affairs, please fill out our Book Reviewer Information Form.

Note: Students must be enrolled in a PhD program.