Current Book Reviews


China & Inner Asia

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CHINA AND TRANSBOUNDARY WATER POLITICS IN ASIA | Edited by Hongzhou Zhang and Mingjiang LiCHINA AND TRANSBOUNDARY WATER POLITICS IN ASIA | Edited by Hongzhou Zhang and Mingjiang Li
David Pietz

CHINESE FANS OF JAPANESE AND KOREAN POP CULTURE: Nationalistic Narratives and International Fandom | By Lu ChenCHINESE FANS OF JAPANESE AND KOREAN POP CULTURE: Nationalistic Narratives and International Fandom | By Lu Chen
Hui Faye Xiao

CHOOSING DAUGHTERS: Family Change in Rural China | By Lihong ShiCHOOSING DAUGHTERS: Family Change in Rural China | By Lihong Shi
Yinni Peng

EDUCATION AND SOCIETY IN POST-MAO CHINA | By Edward Vickers and Zeng XiaodongEDUCATION AND SOCIETY IN POST-MAO CHINA | By Edward Vickers and Zeng Xiaodong
William Jankowiak

RED SWAN: How Unorthodox Policy-Making Facilitated China’s Rise | By Sebastian HeilmannRED SWAN: How Unorthodox Policy-Making Facilitated China’s Rise | By Sebastian Heilmann
Kenneth W. Foster

THE GREAT HAN: Race, Nationalism, and Tradition in China Today | By Kevin Carrico  & THE HAN: China’s Diverse Majority | By Agnieszka Joniak-LuthiTHE GREAT HAN: Race, Nationalism, and Tradition in China Today | By Kevin Carrico  & THE HAN: China’s Diverse Majority | By Agnieszka Joniak-Luthi
Elena Barabantseva

THE RETURN OF BIPOLARITY IN WORLD POLITICS: China, the United States, and Geostructural Realism | By Øystein TunsjøTHE RETURN OF BIPOLARITY IN WORLD POLITICS: China, the United States, and Geostructural Realism | By Øystein Tunsjø
Yong Deng

US-CHINA RELATIONS: Perilous Past, Uncertain Present | By Robert G. SutterUS-CHINA RELATIONS: Perilous Past, Uncertain Present | By Robert G. Sutter
Zhiqun Zhu

Northeast Asia

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AN ANTHROPOLOGY OF THE MACHINE: Tokyo’s Commuter Train Network | By Michael FischAN ANTHROPOLOGY OF THE MACHINE: Tokyo’s Commuter Train Network | By Michael Fisch
John Calimente

BUNRETSU TO TŌGŌ NO NIHON SEIJI [PARTY SYSTEM INSTITUTIONALIZATION IN JAPAN]: Tōchi Kikō Kaikaku to Seitō Shisutemu no Hen’yō [Between Fragmentation and Integration] | By Sunahara YōsukeBUNRETSU TO TŌGŌ NO NIHON SEIJI [PARTY SYSTEM INSTITUTIONALIZATION IN JAPAN]: Tōchi Kikō Kaikaku to Seitō Shisutemu no Hen’yō [Between Fragmentation and Integration] | By Sunahara Yōsuke
Kenya Amano

DESTINY: The Secret Operations of the Yodogō Exiles | By Kōji TakazawaDESTINY: The Secret Operations of the Yodogō Exiles | By Kōji Takazawa
Scott North

DIASPORA AND IDENTITY: Japanese Brazilians in Brazil and Japan | By Mieko NishidaDIASPORA AND IDENTITY: Japanese Brazilians in Brazil and Japan | By Mieko Nishida
Naoto Higuchi

FROM MIRACLE TO MIRAGE: The Making and Unmaking of the Korean Middle Class, 1960–2015 | By Myungji YangFROM MIRACLE TO MIRAGE: The Making and Unmaking of the Korean Middle Class, 1960–2015 | By Myungji Yang
Paul Kuznets

THE STRANGE CHILD: Education and the Psychology of Patriotism in Recessionary Japan | By Andrea Gevurtz AraiTHE STRANGE CHILD: Education and the Psychology of Patriotism in Recessionary Japan | By Andrea Gevurtz Arai
June A. Gordon

GINSENG AND BORDERLAND: Territorial Boundaries and Political Relations Between Qing China and Chosŏn Korea, 1636–1912 | By Seonmin KimGINSENG AND BORDERLAND: Territorial Boundaries and Political Relations Between Qing China and Chosŏn Korea, 1636–1912 | By Seonmin Kim
Michael Kim

HONORED AND DISHONORED GUESTS: Westerners in Wartime Japan | By W. Puck BrecherHONORED AND DISHONORED GUESTS: Westerners in Wartime Japan | By W. Puck Brecher
Dayna Barnes

LEADER SYMBOLS AND PERSONALITY CULT IN NORTH KOREA: The leader state | By Jae-Cheon LimLEADER SYMBOLS AND PERSONALITY CULT IN NORTH KOREA: The leader state | By Jae-Cheon Lim
Avram Agov

ONE KOREA: Visions of Korean unification | Edited by Tae-Hwan Kwak and Seung-Ho JooONE KOREA: Visions of Korean unification | Edited by Tae-Hwan Kwak and Seung-Ho Joo
Yangmo Ku