Forthcoming Book Reviews

The following book reviews have been received at Pacific Affairs and will be published in the print edition within the next 12-18 months. Please note that minor textual changes may occur before final publication in our print and official online edition (hosted at IngentaConnect and here).

We do not accept unsolicited book reviews.


Northeast Asia

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ART AND ENGAGEMENT IN EARLY POSTWAR JAPAN | By Justin JestyART AND ENGAGEMENT IN EARLY POSTWAR JAPAN | By Justin Jesty
Adrian Favell | January 5, 2021

A BOWL FOR A COIN: A Commodity History of Japanese Tea | By William Wayne FarrisA BOWL FOR A COIN: A Commodity History of Japanese Tea | By William Wayne Farris
Taka Oshikiri | January 5, 2021

INVISIBILITY BY DESIGN: Women and Labor in Japan’s Digital Economy | By Gabriella LukácsINVISIBILITY BY DESIGN: Women and Labor in Japan’s Digital Economy | By Gabriella Lukács
Patricia Maclachlan | January 5, 2021

THE PLATFORM ECONOMY: How Japan Transformed the Consumer Internet | By Marc SteinbergTHE PLATFORM ECONOMY: How Japan Transformed the Consumer Internet | By Marc Steinberg
Lindsey M. Bier | January 5, 2021

CONSUMING LIFE IN POST-BUBBLE JAPAN: A Transdisciplinary Perspective | Edited by Katarzyna J. Cwiertka and Ewa Machotka.CONSUMING LIFE IN POST-BUBBLE JAPAN: A Transdisciplinary Perspective | Edited by Katarzyna J. Cwiertka and Ewa Machotka.
Sophie Buhnik | January 5, 2021

BLACK WAVE: How Networks and Governance Shaped Japan’s 3/11 Disasters | By Daniel P. AldrichBLACK WAVE: How Networks and Governance Shaped Japan’s 3/11 Disasters | By Daniel P. Aldrich
Koichi Hasegawa | January 5, 2021

UNDERSTANDING GOVERNANCE IN CONTEMPORARY JAPAN: Transformation and the regulatory state | By Masahiro MogakiUNDERSTANDING GOVERNANCE IN CONTEMPORARY JAPAN: Transformation and the regulatory state | By Masahiro Mogaki
Euisuok Han | January 5, 2021

Southeast Asia

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CONFLICT, IDENTITY, AND STATE FORMATION IN EAST TIMOR 2000–2017 | By James ScambaryCONFLICT, IDENTITY, AND STATE FORMATION IN EAST TIMOR 2000–2017 | By James Scambary
 Ying Hooi Khoo | January 5, 2021

UNMARKED GRAVES: Death and Survival in the Anti-Communist Violence in East Java, Indonesia | By Vannessa Hearman || THE END OF SILENCE: Accounts of the 1965 Genocide in Indonesia | By Soe Tjen Marching with original photography by Angus NichollsUNMARKED GRAVES: Death and Survival in the Anti-Communist Violence in East Java, Indonesia | By Vannessa Hearman || THE END OF SILENCE: Accounts of the 1965 Genocide in Indonesia | By Soe Tjen Marching with original photography by Angus Nicholls
John Roosa | January 5, 2021

SCANDAL AND DEMOCRACY: Media Politics in Indonesia | By Mary E. McCoySCANDAL AND DEMOCRACY: Media Politics in Indonesia | By Mary E. McCoy
Eve Warburton | January 5, 2021

AFTER THE TSUNAMI: Disaster Narratives and the Remaking of Everyday Life in Aceh | By Annemarie SamuelsAFTER THE TSUNAMI: Disaster Narratives and the Remaking of Everyday Life in Aceh | By Annemarie Samuels
Vivian Y. Choi | January 5, 2021

INDONESIA: State and Society in Transition | By Jemma Purdey, Antje Missbach, and Dave McRaeINDONESIA: State and Society in Transition | By Jemma Purdey, Antje Missbach, and Dave McRae
Burhanuddin Muhtadi | January 5, 2021

FOLLOW THE MAID: Domestic Worker Migration in and from Indonesia | By Olivia KilliasFOLLOW THE MAID: Domestic Worker Migration in and from Indonesia | By Olivia Killias
Juanita Elias | January 5, 2021

THE DEFEAT OF BARISAN NASIONAL: Missed Signs or Late Surge? | Edited by Francis E. Hutchinson and Lee Hwok Aun; cartographers: Benjamin K.H. Hu and Pearlyn Y. PangTHE DEFEAT OF BARISAN NASIONAL: Missed Signs or Late Surge? | Edited by Francis E. Hutchinson and Lee Hwok Aun; cartographers: Benjamin K.H. Hu and Pearlyn Y. Pang
Johan Saravanamuttu | January 5, 2021

ARISTOCRACY OF ARMED TALENT: The Military Elite in Singapore | By Samuel Ling Wei ChanARISTOCRACY OF ARMED TALENT: The Military Elite in Singapore | By Samuel Ling Wei Chan
Terence Lee | January 5, 2021

ELECTORAL DYNAMICS IN THE PHILIPPINES: Money Politics, Patronage, and Clientelism at the Grassroots | Edited by Allen Hicken, Edward Aspinall, and Meredith WeissELECTORAL DYNAMICS IN THE PHILIPPINES: Money Politics, Patronage, and Clientelism at the Grassroots | Edited by Allen Hicken, Edward Aspinall, and Meredith Weiss
Mary Anne Mendoza | January 5, 2021

FIFTY YEARS IN THE KAREN REVOLUTION IN BURMA: The Soldier and the Teacher | By Saw Ralph and Naw SheeraFIFTY YEARS IN THE KAREN REVOLUTION IN BURMA: The Soldier and the Teacher | By Saw Ralph and Naw Sheera
John Buchanan | January 5, 2021

THAILAND: History, Politics and the Rule of Law | By James WiseTHAILAND: History, Politics and the Rule of Law | By James Wise
Ukrist Pathmanand | January 5, 2021

MODERN TIMES IN SOUTHEAST ASIA, 1920s–1970s | Edited by Susie Protschky and Tom van den BergeMODERN TIMES IN SOUTHEAST ASIA, 1920s–1970s | Edited by Susie Protschky and Tom van den Berge
Satrya Wibawa | January 5, 2021

SOUTHEAST ASIA AFTER THE COLD WAR: A Contemporary History | By Ang Cheng GuanSOUTHEAST ASIA AFTER THE COLD WAR: A Contemporary History | By Ang Cheng Guan
Huong Le Thu | January 5, 2021

NON-TRADITIONAL SECURITY ISSUES IN ASEAN: Agendas for Action | Edited by Mely Caballero-Anthony and Lina GongNON-TRADITIONAL SECURITY ISSUES IN ASEAN: Agendas for Action | Edited by Mely Caballero-Anthony and Lina Gong
Amy L. Freedman | January 5, 2021