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CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN ASIA: Mediation and Other Cultural Models | Edited by Stephanie P. Stobbe; foreword by Paul RedekopCONFLICT RESOLUTION IN ASIA: Mediation and Other Cultural Models | Edited by Stephanie P. Stobbe; foreword by Paul Redekop
Mathew Davies

CONJURING ASIA: Magic, Orientalism and the Making of the Modern World | By Chris Goto-JonesCONJURING ASIA: Magic, Orientalism and the Making of the Modern World | By Chris Goto-Jones
Christopher M. Kavanagh

DEBATING THE EAST ASIAN PEACE: What it is. How it came about. Will it last? | Edited by Elin Bjarnegård and Joakim KreutzDEBATING THE EAST ASIAN PEACE: What it is. How it came about. Will it last? | Edited by Elin Bjarnegård and Joakim Kreutz
Xiangfeng Yang

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF EMERGING EAST ASIA: Catching Up of Taiwan and South Korea | By Frank S.T. Hsiao and Mei-Chu Wang HsiaoECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF EMERGING EAST ASIA: Catching Up of Taiwan and South Korea | By Frank S.T. Hsiao and Mei-Chu Wang Hsiao
Amitendu Palit

MR. X AND THE PACIFIC: George F. Kennan and American Policy in East Asia | By Paul J. HeerMR. X AND THE PACIFIC: George F. Kennan and American Policy in East Asia | By Paul J. Heer
Steven I. Levine

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY FROM THE HIMALAYAS TO THE OCEANS: Struggles and Innovations in China and India | Edited by Shikui Dong, Jayanta Bandyopadhyay, and Sanjay ChaturvediENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY FROM THE HIMALAYAS TO THE OCEANS: Struggles and Innovations in China and India | Edited by Shikui Dong, Jayanta Bandyopadhyay, and Sanjay Chaturvedi
Arunabh Ghosh

FLOWERS IN THE WALL: Truth and Reconciliation in Timor-Leste, Indonesia, and Melanesia | Edited by David WebsterFLOWERS IN THE WALL: Truth and Reconciliation in Timor-Leste, Indonesia, and Melanesia | Edited by David Webster
Hipolitus Yolisandry Ringgi Wangge

Northeast Asia

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JAPAN’S QUEST FOR STABILITY IN SOUTHEAST ASIA: Navigating the Turning Points in Postwar Asia | By Taizo Miyagi; translated from the Japanese by Hanabusa MidoriJAPAN’S QUEST FOR STABILITY IN SOUTHEAST ASIA: Navigating the Turning Points in Postwar Asia | By Taizo Miyagi; translated from the Japanese by Hanabusa Midori
Apichai W. Shipper

OUR UNIONS, OUR SELVES: The Rise of Feminist Labor Unions in Japan | By Anne Zacharias-WalshOUR UNIONS, OUR SELVES: The Rise of Feminist Labor Unions in Japan | By Anne Zacharias-Walsh
Liv Coleman

GOODBYE MY LOVE, NORTH KOREA = GUTBAI MAI LEOBEU NK | Directed by Soyoung Kim and produced by Jinseok KangGOODBYE MY LOVE, NORTH KOREA = GUTBAI MAI LEOBEU NK | Directed by Soyoung Kim and produced by Jinseok Kang
Se Young Kim

TOO FEW WOMEN AT THE TOP: The Persistence of Inequality in Japan | By Kumiko NemotoTOO FEW WOMEN AT THE TOP: The Persistence of Inequality in Japan | By Kumiko Nemoto
Ayako Kano

MONSTROUS BODIES: The Rise of the Uncanny in Modern Japan | By Miri NakamuraMONSTROUS BODIES: The Rise of the Uncanny in Modern Japan | By Miri Nakamura
Jamyung Choi

PHOTOGRAPHY FOR EVERYONE: The Cultural Lives of Cameras and Consumers in Early Twentieth-Century Japan | By Kerry RossPHOTOGRAPHY FOR EVERYONE: The Cultural Lives of Cameras and Consumers in Early Twentieth-Century Japan | By Kerry Ross
Kari Shepherdson-Scott

COOL JAPAN: Case Studies from Japan’s Cultural and Creative Industries | By Tim CraigCOOL JAPAN: Case Studies from Japan’s Cultural and Creative Industries | By Tim Craig
Nicolas Garvizu

JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA, AND THE UNITED STATES NUCLEAR UMBRELLA: Deterrence After the Cold War | By Terence RoehrigJAPAN, SOUTH KOREA, AND THE UNITED STATES NUCLEAR UMBRELLA: Deterrence After the Cold War | By Terence Roehrig
Alexander Lanoszka

COLONIZING LANGUAGE: Cultural Production and Language Politics in Modern Japan and Korea | By Christina YiCOLONIZING LANGUAGE: Cultural Production and Language Politics in Modern Japan and Korea | By Christina Yi
Mark E. Caprio

COMMUNICATION, DIGITAL MEDIA, AND POPULAR CULTURE IN KOREA: Contemporary Research and Future Prospects | Edited by Dal Yong Jin and Nojin Kwak, foreword by Peng Hwa AngCOMMUNICATION, DIGITAL MEDIA, AND POPULAR CULTURE IN KOREA: Contemporary Research and Future Prospects | Edited by Dal Yong Jin and Nojin Kwak, foreword by Peng Hwa Ang
Sherri L. Ter Molen