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China & Inner Asia

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MANIPULATING GLOBALIZATION: The Influence of Bureaucrats on Business in China | By Ling ChenMANIPULATING GLOBALIZATION: The Influence of Bureaucrats on Business in China | By Ling Chen
Vasilis Trigkas

CHINA AS A GLOBAL ENERGY CHAMPION: Lifting the Veil | By Phillip Andrew-Speed and Sufang ZhangCHINA AS A GLOBAL ENERGY CHAMPION: Lifting the Veil | By Phillip Andrew-Speed and Sufang Zhang
Xiao Wang and Xiufeng Zhao

DRIVING TOWARD MODERNITY: Cars and the Lives of the Middle Class in Contemporary China | By Jun ZhangDRIVING TOWARD MODERNITY: Cars and the Lives of the Middle Class in Contemporary China | By Jun Zhang
Hai Ren

FROM EMPIRE TO NATION STATE: Ethnic Politics in China | By Yan SunFROM EMPIRE TO NATION STATE: Ethnic Politics in China | By Yan Sun
Colin Mackerras

UNENDING CAPITALISM: How Consumerism Negated China’s Communist Revolution | By Karl GerthUNENDING CAPITALISM: How Consumerism Negated China’s Communist Revolution | By Karl Gerth
Jason M. Kelly

VIRULENT ZONES: Animal Disease and Global Health at China’s Pandemic Epicenter | By Lyle FearnleyVIRULENT ZONES: Animal Disease and Global Health at China’s Pandemic Epicenter | By Lyle Fearnley
Elanah Uretsky

MADE IN CHINA: Wuhan, Covid and the Quest for Biotech Supremacy | By Jasper BeckerMADE IN CHINA: Wuhan, Covid and the Quest for Biotech Supremacy | By Jasper Becker
Norbert Francis

TAKE BACK OUR FUTURE: An Eventful Sociology of the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement | Edited by Ching Kwan Lee and Ming SingTAKE BACK OUR FUTURE: An Eventful Sociology of the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement | Edited by Ching Kwan Lee and Ming Sing
Wei Lit Yew

THE COST OF BELONGING: An Ethnography on Solidarity and Mobility in Beijing’s Koreatown | By Sharon J. YoonTHE COST OF BELONGING: An Ethnography on Solidarity and Mobility in Beijing’s Koreatown | By Sharon J. Yoon
Sandra Fahy

BEYOND THE STEPPE FRONTIER: A History of the Sino-Russian Border | By Sören Urbansky // MIRRORLANDS: Russia, China, and Journeys in Between | By Ed PulfordBEYOND THE STEPPE FRONTIER: A History of the Sino-Russian Border | By Sören Urbansky // MIRRORLANDS: Russia, China, and Journeys in Between | By Ed Pulford
Victor Zatsepine

Southeast Asia

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THE ROOTS OF RESILIENCE: Party Machines and Grassroots Politics in Southeast Asia | By Meredith L. WeissTHE ROOTS OF RESILIENCE: Party Machines and Grassroots Politics in Southeast Asia | By Meredith L. Weiss
Kai Ostwald

UNITED FRONT: Projecting Solidarity through Deliberation in Vietnam’s Single-Party Legislature | By Paul SchulerUNITED FRONT: Projecting Solidarity through Deliberation in Vietnam’s Single-Party Legislature | By Paul Schuler
Tuong Vu

DISTURBED FORESTS, FRAGMENTED MEMORIES: Jarai and Other Lives in the Cambodian Highlands | By Jonathan Padwe; Foreword by K. SivaramakrishnanDISTURBED FORESTS, FRAGMENTED MEMORIES: Jarai and Other Lives in the Cambodian Highlands | By Jonathan Padwe; Foreword by K. Sivaramakrishnan
Jeffrey Sayer

OPPOSING DEMOCRACY IN THE DIGITAL AGE: The Yellow Shirts in Thailand | By Aim SinpengOPPOSING DEMOCRACY IN THE DIGITAL AGE: The Yellow Shirts in Thailand | By Aim Sinpeng
Pavin Chachavalpongpun

BECOMING ONE: Religion, Development, and Environmentalism in a Japanese NGO in Myanmar | By Chika WatanabeBECOMING ONE: Religion, Development, and Environmentalism in a Japanese NGO in Myanmar | By Chika Watanabe
Woojin Jung

MIGRATION IN THE TIME OF REVOLUTION: China, Indonesia, and the Cold War | By Taomo ZhouMIGRATION IN THE TIME OF REVOLUTION: China, Indonesia, and the Cold War | By Taomo Zhou
Isabelle Côté

ACTIVISTS IN TRANSITION: Progressive Politics in Democratic Indonesia | Edited by Thushara Dibley and Michele FordACTIVISTS IN TRANSITION: Progressive Politics in Democratic Indonesia | Edited by Thushara Dibley and Michele Ford
Alexander R. Arifianto