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POWER TRANSITION IN ASIA | Edited by David Walton and Emilian KavalskiPOWER TRANSITION IN ASIA | Edited by David Walton and Emilian Kavalski
Daniel Gomà Pinilla

NEW WORLDS FROM BELOW: Informal Life Politics and Grassroots Action in Twenty-First-Century Northeast Asia | Edited by Tessa Morris-Suzuki and Eun Jeong SohNEW WORLDS FROM BELOW: Informal Life Politics and Grassroots Action in Twenty-First-Century Northeast Asia | Edited by Tessa Morris-Suzuki and Eun Jeong Soh
Yasuo Takao

CHINA-INDIA RELATIONS IN THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD: Dynamics of national identity and interest | By Yang LuCHINA-INDIA RELATIONS IN THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD: Dynamics of national identity and interest | By Yang Lu
David Brewster

THE AUTHORITARIAN PUBLIC SPHERE: Legitimation and Autocratic Power in North Korea, Burma, and China | By Alexander DukalskisTHE AUTHORITARIAN PUBLIC SPHERE: Legitimation and Autocratic Power in North Korea, Burma, and China | By Alexander Dukalskis
Leif-Eric Easley

CHINA-SOUTH KOREA RELATIONS IN THE NEW ERA: Challenges and Opportunities | By Min YeCHINA-SOUTH KOREA RELATIONS IN THE NEW ERA: Challenges and Opportunities | By Min Ye
Jiye Kim

STRATEGIC COUPLING: East Asian Industrial Transformation in the New Global Economy | By Henry Wai-chung YeungSTRATEGIC COUPLING: East Asian Industrial Transformation in the New Global Economy | By Henry Wai-chung Yeung
Marc Szepan

MOBILITY BETWEEN AFRICA, ASIA AND LATIN AMERICA: Economic Networks and Cultural Interactions | Edited by Ute Röschenthaler and Alessandro JedlowskiMOBILITY BETWEEN AFRICA, ASIA AND LATIN AMERICA: Economic Networks and Cultural Interactions | Edited by Ute Röschenthaler and Alessandro Jedlowski
Jeffrey Haynes

CHINA-INDIA RELATIONS: Cooperation and conflict | Edited by Kanti Bajpai, Huang Jing, and Kishore MahbubaniCHINA-INDIA RELATIONS: Cooperation and conflict | Edited by Kanti Bajpai, Huang Jing, and Kishore Mahbubani
Edward Friedman

PACIFIC AMERICA: Histories of Transoceanic Crossings | Edited by Lon KurashigePACIFIC AMERICA: Histories of Transoceanic Crossings | Edited by Lon Kurashige
Edward D. Melillo

DIVIDED LENSES: Screen Memories of War in East Asia | Edited by Michael Berry and Chiho SawadaDIVIDED LENSES: Screen Memories of War in East Asia | Edited by Michael Berry and Chiho Sawada
Karl Gustafsson

China & Inner Asia

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HOW CHINA ESCAPED THE POVERTY TRAP | By Yuen Yuen AngHOW CHINA ESCAPED THE POVERTY TRAP | By Yuen Yuen Ang
Asif B. Farooq

CHINESE POLITICS AS FRAGMENTED AUTHORITARIANISM: Earthquakes, energy and environment | Edited by Kjeld Erik BrødsgaardCHINESE POLITICS AS FRAGMENTED AUTHORITARIANISM: Earthquakes, energy and environment | Edited by Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard
Robert J. Hanlon

AUTHORITARIAN LEGALITY IN CHINA: Law, Workers, and the State | By Mary E. GallagherAUTHORITARIAN LEGALITY IN CHINA: Law, Workers, and the State | By Mary E. Gallagher
Weiting Guo

DICTATORS WITHOUT BORDERS: Power and Money in Central Asia | By Alexander Cooley and John HeathershawDICTATORS WITHOUT BORDERS: Power and Money in Central Asia | By Alexander Cooley and John Heathershaw
Henryk Alff

STRATEGIC ADJUSTMENT AND THE RISE OF CHINA: Power and Politics in East Asia | Edited by Robert S. Ross and Øystein Tunsjø.STRATEGIC ADJUSTMENT AND THE RISE OF CHINA: Power and Politics in East Asia | Edited by Robert S. Ross and Øystein Tunsjø.
Xiaobing Li

THE CHINA ORDER: Centralia, World Empire, and the Nature of Chinese Power | By Fei-Ling WangTHE CHINA ORDER: Centralia, World Empire, and the Nature of Chinese Power | By Fei-Ling Wang
John Agnew

UNEASY PARTNERSHIPS: China’s Engagement with Japan, the Koreas, and Russia in the Era of Reform | Edited by Thomas FingarUNEASY PARTNERSHIPS: China’s Engagement with Japan, the Koreas, and Russia in the Era of Reform | Edited by Thomas Fingar
Fei-Ling Wang

WILL AFRICA FEED CHINA? | By Deborah BrautigamWILL AFRICA FEED CHINA? | By Deborah Brautigam
Stephen Chan

RURAL ORIGINS, CITY LIVES: Class and Place in Contemporary China | By Roberta ZavorettiRURAL ORIGINS, CITY LIVES: Class and Place in Contemporary China | By Roberta Zavoretti
Yuan Ren

EDUCATING MONKS: Minority Buddhism on China’s Southwest Border | By Thomas A. BorchertEDUCATING MONKS: Minority Buddhism on China’s Southwest Border | By Thomas A. Borchert
Koen Wellens