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China & Inner Asia

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DICTATORSHIP BY DEGREES: Xi Jinping in China | By Steven P. FeldmanDICTATORSHIP BY DEGREES: Xi Jinping in China | By Steven P. Feldman
Dimitar D. Gueorguiev

SECURING CHINA’S NORTHWEST FRONTIER: Identity and Insecurity in Xinjiang | By David TobinSECURING CHINA’S NORTHWEST FRONTIER: Identity and Insecurity in Xinjiang | By David Tobin
Yan Sun

THE LONG GAME: China’s Grand Strategy to Displace American Order | By Rush DoshiTHE LONG GAME: China’s Grand Strategy to Displace American Order | By Rush Doshi
Vasilis Trigkas

CHINA’S FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN: Conditions and Challenges | Edited by Enrique Dussel PetersCHINA’S FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN: Conditions and Challenges | Edited by Enrique Dussel Peters
Evan Ellis

THE BELT ROAD AND BEYOND: State-Mobilized Globalization in China: 1998–2018 | By Min YeTHE BELT ROAD AND BEYOND: State-Mobilized Globalization in China: 1998–2018 | By Min Ye
Hong Yu

CHINA GOES GREEN: Coercive Environmentalism for a Troubled Planet | By Yifei Li and Judith ShapiroCHINA GOES GREEN: Coercive Environmentalism for a Troubled Planet | By Yifei Li and Judith Shapiro
Ran Ran

TAIWAN IN DYNAMIC TRANSITION: Nation Building and Democratization | Edited by Ryan Dunch and Ashley Esarey, foreword by Thomas B. GoldTAIWAN IN DYNAMIC TRANSITION: Nation Building and Democratization | Edited by Ryan Dunch and Ashley Esarey, foreword by Thomas B. Gold
Jeff Hai-chi Loo

TAIWAN: The Development of an Asian Tiger | Edited by Hans Stockton and Yao-Yuan YehTAIWAN: The Development of an Asian Tiger | Edited by Hans Stockton and Yao-Yuan Yeh
André Laliberté

Northeast Asia

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THE CRISIS OF LIBERAL INTERNATIONALISM: Japan and the World Order | Edited by Yoichi Funabashi and G. John IkenberryTHE CRISIS OF LIBERAL INTERNATIONALISM: Japan and the World Order | Edited by Yoichi Funabashi and G. John Ikenberry
Michael J. Green

IMMIGRANT INCORPORATION IN EAST ASIAN DEMOCRACIES | By Erin Aeran ChungIMMIGRANT INCORPORATION IN EAST ASIAN DEMOCRACIES | By Erin Aeran Chung
Pei-Chia Lan

LOST HISTORIES: Recovering the Lives of Japan’s Colonial Peoples | By Kirsten L. ZiomekLOST HISTORIES: Recovering the Lives of Japan’s Colonial Peoples | By Kirsten L. Ziomek
 Hiroko Matsuda

RESIDUAL FUTURES: The Urban Ecologies of Literary and Visual Media of 1960s and 1970s Japan | By Franz PrichardRESIDUAL FUTURES: The Urban Ecologies of Literary and Visual Media of 1960s and 1970s Japan | By Franz Prichard
Fabien Carpentras

THOUGHT CRIME: Ideology and State Power in Interwar Japan | By Max M. WardTHOUGHT CRIME: Ideology and State Power in Interwar Japan | By Max M. Ward
Mark McNally

TOWARD DEMOCRACY: South Korean Culture and Society, 1945–1980 | Edited by Hyunjoo Kim, Yerim Kim, Boduerae Kwon, Hyeryoung Lee, Theodore Jun YooTOWARD DEMOCRACY: South Korean Culture and Society, 1945–1980 | Edited by Hyunjoo Kim, Yerim Kim, Boduerae Kwon, Hyeryoung Lee, Theodore Jun Yoo
Chien-peng Chung

AFTER THE KOREAN WAR: An Intimate History | By Heonik KwonAFTER THE KOREAN WAR: An Intimate History | By Heonik Kwon
Steven Denney

FINANCIAL LIBERALIZATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN KOREA, 1980–2020 | By Yung Chul Park, Joon-Kyung Kim, and Hail ParkFINANCIAL LIBERALIZATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN KOREA, 1980–2020 | By Yung Chul Park, Joon-Kyung Kim, and Hail Park
Seung Whan Choi

Australasia & the Pacific Islands

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WAR AND THE ARC OF HUMAN EXPERIENCE | By Glenn PetersenWAR AND THE ARC OF HUMAN EXPERIENCE | By Glenn Petersen
Doug Dalton

INDIGENOUS TEXTUAL CULTURES: Reading and Writing in the Age of Global Empire | Edited by Tony Ballantyne, Lachy Paterson, and Angela WanhallaINDIGENOUS TEXTUAL CULTURES: Reading and Writing in the Age of Global Empire | Edited by Tony Ballantyne, Lachy Paterson, and Angela Wanhalla
David Troolin

A PRIMER FOR TEACHING PACIFIC HISTORIES: Ten Design Principles | By Matt K. MatsudaA PRIMER FOR TEACHING PACIFIC HISTORIES: Ten Design Principles | By Matt K. Matsuda
Michelle Ladwig Williams

OF HUMANS, PIGS, AND SOULS: An Essay on the Yagwoia Womba Complex | By Jadran MimicaOF HUMANS, PIGS, AND SOULS: An Essay on the Yagwoia Womba Complex | By Jadran Mimica
Frederick H. Damon

COLONIZING MADNESS: Asylum and Community in Fiji | By Jacqueline LeckieCOLONIZING MADNESS: Asylum and Community in Fiji | By Jacqueline Leckie
Dominik Schieder

HAWAI‘I: Eight Hundred Years of Political and Economic Change | By Sumner La CroixHAWAI‘I: Eight Hundred Years of Political and Economic Change | By Sumner La Croix
David Fazzino

MAKING LAW IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA: The Colonial Origins of a Postcolonial Legal System | By Bruce L. Ottley, David Weisbrot, and Jean G. ZornMAKING LAW IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA: The Colonial Origins of a Postcolonial Legal System | By Bruce L. Ottley, David Weisbrot, and Jean G. Zorn
Michael Main

ROARS FROM THE MOUNTAIN: Colonial Management of the 1951 Volcanic Disaster at Mount Lamington | By R. Wally JohnsonROARS FROM THE MOUNTAIN: Colonial Management of the 1951 Volcanic Disaster at Mount Lamington | By R. Wally Johnson
John Barker