Current Book Reviews


China & Inner Asia

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CHINA’S ENERGY SECURITY AND RELATIONS WITH PETROSTATES: Oil as an Idea | By Anna KutelevaCHINA’S ENERGY SECURITY AND RELATIONS WITH PETROSTATES: Oil as an Idea | By Anna Kuteleva
Weiling Huang and Xiufeng Zhao

CENTRAL ASIA: A New History from the Imperial Conquests to the Present | By Adeeb KhalidCENTRAL ASIA: A New History from the Imperial Conquests to the Present | By Adeeb Khalid
Richard Belsky

BUDDHISM AFTER MAO: Negotiations, Continuities, and Reinventions | Edited by Ji Zhe, Gareth Fisher, and André LalibertéBUDDHISM AFTER MAO: Negotiations, Continuities, and Reinventions | Edited by Ji Zhe, Gareth Fisher, and André Laliberté
C. Julia Huang

ZONING CHINA: Online Video, Popular Culture, and the State | By Luzhou LiZONING CHINA: Online Video, Popular Culture, and the State | By Luzhou Li
Sheng Zou

THE STRUGGLE FOR DEMOCRACY IN MAINLAND CHINA, TAIWAN AND HONG KONG: Sharp Power and its Discontents | By Andreas FuldaTHE STRUGGLE FOR DEMOCRACY IN MAINLAND CHINA, TAIWAN AND HONG KONG: Sharp Power and its Discontents | By Andreas Fulda
Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao

JUNE FOURTH: The Tiananmen Protests and Beijing Massacre of 1989 | By Jeremy BrownJUNE FOURTH: The Tiananmen Protests and Beijing Massacre of 1989 | By Jeremy Brown
Gina Anne Tam

ISOLATING THE ENEMY: Diplomatic Strategy in China and the United States, 1953–1956 | By Tao WangISOLATING THE ENEMY: Diplomatic Strategy in China and the United States, 1953–1956 | By Tao Wang
Timothy R. Heath

MACAU 20 YEARS AFTER THE HANDOVER: Changes and Challenges under “One Country, Two Systems” | Edited by Meng U IeongMACAU 20 YEARS AFTER THE HANDOVER: Changes and Challenges under “One Country, Two Systems” | Edited by Meng U Ieong
Jason Buhi

POLITICS AND CULTURAL NATIVISM IN 1970s TAIWAN: Youth, Narrative, Nationalism | By A-chin HsiauPOLITICS AND CULTURAL NATIVISM IN 1970s TAIWAN: Youth, Narrative, Nationalism | By A-chin Hsiau
Jonathan Brasnett

Northeast Asia

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JAPAN’S AGING PEACE: Pacifism and Militarism in the Twenty-first Century | By Tom Phuong LeJAPAN’S AGING PEACE: Pacifism and Militarism in the Twenty-first Century | By Tom Phuong Le
Carl Gabrielson

JESUS LOVES JAPAN: Return Migration and Global Pentecostalism in a Brazilian Diaspora | By Suma IkeuchiJESUS LOVES JAPAN: Return Migration and Global Pentecostalism in a Brazilian Diaspora | By Suma Ikeuchi
Takeyuki Tsuda

REVOLUTION GOES EAST: Imperial Japan and Soviet Communism | By Tatiana LinkhoevaREVOLUTION GOES EAST: Imperial Japan and Soviet Communism | By Tatiana Linkhoeva
Igor Saveliev

LIVING TRANSNATIONALLY BETWEEN JAPAN AND BRAZIL: Routes Beyond Roots | By Sarah A. LeBaron von BaeyerLIVING TRANSNATIONALLY BETWEEN JAPAN AND BRAZIL: Routes Beyond Roots | By Sarah A. LeBaron von Baeyer
Naoto Higuchi

MOBILIZING JAPANESE YOUTH: The Cold War and the Making of the Sixties Generation | By Christopher GerteisMOBILIZING JAPANESE YOUTH: The Cold War and the Making of the Sixties Generation | By Christopher Gerteis
Robin O’Day

THE KOREAS: The Birth of Two Nations Divided | By Theodore Jun YooTHE KOREAS: The Birth of Two Nations Divided | By Theodore Jun Yoo
Avram Agov

FUTURE YET TO COME: Sociotechnical Imaginaries in Modern Korea | Edited by Sonja M. Kim and Robert Ji-Song KuFUTURE YET TO COME: Sociotechnical Imaginaries in Modern Korea | Edited by Sonja M. Kim and Robert Ji-Song Ku
Robert Oppenheim

RIGHTS CLAIMING IN SOUTH KOREA | Edited by Celeste L. Arrington and Patricia GoeddeRIGHTS CLAIMING IN SOUTH KOREA | Edited by Celeste L. Arrington and Patricia Goedde
Todd A. Henry

TRANSNATIONAL HALLYU: The Globalization of Korean Digital and Popular Culture | By Dal Yong Jin, Kyong Yoon, and Wonjung MinTRANSNATIONAL HALLYU: The Globalization of Korean Digital and Popular Culture | By Dal Yong Jin, Kyong Yoon, and Wonjung Min
Irina Lyan

SOUTH KOREA’S WEBTOONIVERSE AND THE DIGITAL COMIC REVOLUTION | By Brian Yecies and Ae-Gyung ShimSOUTH KOREA’S WEBTOONIVERSE AND THE DIGITAL COMIC REVOLUTION | By Brian Yecies and Ae-Gyung Shim
Ji Hyeon Kim

Southeast Asia

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DEMOCRACY AND NATIONALISM IN SOUTHEAST ASIA: From Secessionist Mobilization to Conflict Resolution | By Jacques BertrandDEMOCRACY AND NATIONALISM IN SOUTHEAST ASIA: From Secessionist Mobilization to Conflict Resolution | By Jacques Bertrand
Shane Joshua Barter

SHAPING THE FUTURES OF WORK: Proactive Governance and Millennials | By Nilanjan RaghunathSHAPING THE FUTURES OF WORK: Proactive Governance and Millennials | By Nilanjan Raghunath
Stephen J. McGurk

EMPIRE’S MISTRESS: Starring Isabel Rosaria Cooper | By Vernadette Vicuña GonzalezEMPIRE’S MISTRESS: Starring Isabel Rosaria Cooper | By Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez
Delia Malia Konzett

THE BURMESE LABYRINTH: A History of the Rohingya Tragedy | By Carlos Sardiña GalacheTHE BURMESE LABYRINTH: A History of the Rohingya Tragedy | By Carlos Sardiña Galache
Elliott Prasse-Freeman

THE PATCH-WORK CITY: Class, Space, + Politics in Metro Manila | By Marco Z. GarridoTHE PATCH-WORK CITY: Class, Space, + Politics in Metro Manila | By Marco Z. Garrido
Leonora C. Angeles

GENRE PUBLICS: Popular Music, Technologies, and Class in Indonesia | By Emma BaulchGENRE PUBLICS: Popular Music, Technologies, and Class in Indonesia | By Emma Baulch
Christina Sunardi

THE DEAD AS ANCESTORS, MARTYRS, AND HEROES IN TIMOR-LESTE | Edited by Lia Kent and Rui Graça FeijóTHE DEAD AS ANCESTORS, MARTYRS, AND HEROES IN TIMOR-LESTE | Edited by Lia Kent and Rui Graça Feijó
Geoffrey C. Gunn

MORNING STAR RISING: The Politics of Decolonization in West Papua | By Camellia Webb-GannonMORNING STAR RISING: The Politics of Decolonization in West Papua | By Camellia Webb-Gannon
Sjoerd R. Jaarsma