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.


China & Inner Asia

Back to Top

CHINA’S SOVIET DREAM: Propaganda, Culture, and Popular Imagination | By Yan LiCHINA’S SOVIET DREAM: Propaganda, Culture, and Popular Imagination | By Yan Li
Victor Zatsepine

THE ECONOMICS OF AIR POLLUTION IN CHINA: Achieving Better and Cleaner Growth | By Ma Jun; translated from the Chinese by Bernard Cleary, edited in English by Damien MaTHE ECONOMICS OF AIR POLLUTION IN CHINA: Achieving Better and Cleaner Growth | By Ma Jun; translated from the Chinese by Bernard Cleary, edited in English by Damien Ma
Kevin Bo Miao

CHINA’S ARCTIC AMBITIONS AND WHAT THEY MEAN FOR CANADA | By P. Whitney Lackenbauer, Adam Lajeunesse, James Manicom, and Frédéric LasserreCHINA’S ARCTIC AMBITIONS AND WHAT THEY MEAN FOR CANADA | By P. Whitney Lackenbauer, Adam Lajeunesse, James Manicom, and Frédéric Lasserre
John McCannon

NEW CHINESE MIGRATIONS: Mobility, Home, and Inspirations | Edited by Yuk Wah Chan and Sin Yee KohNEW CHINESE MIGRATIONS: Mobility, Home, and Inspirations | Edited by Yuk Wah Chan and Sin Yee Koh
Laura Madokoro

BANISHED TO THE GREAT NORTHERN WILDERNESS: Political Exile and Re-education in Mao’s China | By Ning WangBANISHED TO THE GREAT NORTHERN WILDERNESS: Political Exile and Re-education in Mao’s China | By Ning Wang
Ulug Kuzuoglu

INTEREST GROUPS AND THE NEW DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT IN HONG KONG | Edited by Sonny Shiu-Hing LoINTEREST GROUPS AND THE NEW DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT IN HONG KONG | Edited by Sonny Shiu-Hing Lo
Luke Cooper

SCREENING CHINA’S SOFT POWER | Edited by Paola Voci and Luo HuiSCREENING CHINA’S SOFT POWER | Edited by Paola Voci and Luo Hui
Chris Berry

BEYOND THE AMUR: Frontier Encounters between China and Russia, 1850–1930 | By Victor ZatsepineBEYOND THE AMUR: Frontier Encounters between China and Russia, 1850–1930 | By Victor Zatsepine
Anna Belogurova

CHINA’S SOFT POWER DIPLOMACY IN SOUTH ASIA: Myth or Reality? | By B.M. JainCHINA’S SOFT POWER DIPLOMACY IN SOUTH ASIA: Myth or Reality? | By B.M. Jain
James F. Paradise

FORGET CHINESENESS: On the Geopolitics of Cultural Identification | By Allen ChunFORGET CHINESENESS: On the Geopolitics of Cultural Identification | By Allen Chun
Maris Boyd Gillette

Northeast Asia

Back to Top

THE KOREAN WAVE: Evolution, Fandom, and Transnationality | Edited by Tae-Jin Yoon and Dal Yong JinTHE KOREAN WAVE: Evolution, Fandom, and Transnationality | Edited by Tae-Jin Yoon and Dal Yong Jin
Jimmyn Parc

MY NUCLEAR NIGHTMARE: Leading Japan through the Fukushima Disaster to a Nuclear-Free Future | By Naoto Kan; translated from the Japanese by Jeffrey S. IrishMY NUCLEAR NIGHTMARE: Leading Japan through the Fukushima Disaster to a Nuclear-Free Future | By Naoto Kan; translated from the Japanese by Jeffrey S. Irish
Ayaka Löschke

DARWIN, DHARMA, AND THE DIVINE: Evolutionary Theory and Religion in Modern Japan | By G. Clinton GodartDARWIN, DHARMA, AND THE DIVINE: Evolutionary Theory and Religion in Modern Japan | By G. Clinton Godart
Melissa Anne-Marie Curley

AN ASIAN FRONTIER: American Anthropology and Korea, 1882–1945 | By Robert OppenheimAN ASIAN FRONTIER: American Anthropology and Korea, 1882–1945 | By Robert Oppenheim
Paul D. Barclay

NORTH KOREA AND NUCLEAR WEAPONS: Entering the New Era of Deterrence | Edited by Sung Chull Kim and Michael D. CohenNORTH KOREA AND NUCLEAR WEAPONS: Entering the New Era of Deterrence | Edited by Sung Chull Kim and Michael D. Cohen
Avram Agov

YOUTH FOR NATION: Culture and Protest in Cold War South Korea | By Charles R. KimYOUTH FOR NATION: Culture and Protest in Cold War South Korea | By Charles R. Kim
Ingu Hwang

CHANGE AND CONTINUITY IN NORTH KOREAN POLITICS | Edited by Adam Cathcart, Robert Winstanley-Chesters, and Christopher GreenCHANGE AND CONTINUITY IN NORTH KOREAN POLITICS | Edited by Adam Cathcart, Robert Winstanley-Chesters, and Christopher Green
Aram Hur

HIDDEN ATROCITIES: Japanese Germ Warfare and American Obstruction of Justice at the Tokyo Trial | By Jeanne GuilleminHIDDEN ATROCITIES: Japanese Germ Warfare and American Obstruction of Justice at the Tokyo Trial | By Jeanne Guillemin
Giulio Pugliese

SINYŎSŎNG TOCH’AK HADA: The Arrival of New Women | By Kim Min’gi, Kang Sŭngwŏn, Kwŏn Haengga, Kim Soyŏng, Kim Sujin, Nam Ŭnhye, No Yuniya, Pak Hyesŏng, Pae Yŏn’gyŏng, Sŏ Yuri, Chang Yujŏng, and Ch’oe YŏlSINYŎSŎNG TOCH’AK HADA: The Arrival of New Women | By Kim Min’gi, Kang Sŭngwŏn, Kwŏn Haengga, Kim Soyŏng, Kim Sujin, Nam Ŭnhye, No Yuniya, Pak Hyesŏng, Pae Yŏn’gyŏng, Sŏ Yuri, Chang Yujŏng, and Ch’oe Yŏl
Hyung-Gu Lynn

TO STAND WITH THE NATIONS OF THE WORLD: Japan’s Meiji Restoration in World History | By Mark RavinaTO STAND WITH THE NATIONS OF THE WORLD: Japan’s Meiji Restoration in World History | By Mark Ravina
Frederick R. Dickinson

Southeast Asia

Back to Top

CAPTIVES FOR FREEDOM: Hostages, Negotiations and the Future of West Papua | By Stephen HillCAPTIVES FOR FREEDOM: Hostages, Negotiations and the Future of West Papua | By Stephen Hill
Anton Ploeg

CAMBODIA’S SECOND KINGDOM: Nation, Imagination, and Democracy | By Astrid Norén-NilssonCAMBODIA’S SECOND KINGDOM: Nation, Imagination, and Democracy | By Astrid Norén-Nilsson
Sorpong Peou

JAKARTA: Drawing the City Near | By AbdouMaliq SimoneJAKARTA: Drawing the City Near | By AbdouMaliq Simone
Michael Leaf

RETROSPECTIVE: A Historiographical Aesthetic in Contemporary Singapore and Malaysia | By June YapRETROSPECTIVE: A Historiographical Aesthetic in Contemporary Singapore and Malaysia | By June Yap
Kwok Kian Chow

MYANMAR’S MOUNTAIN AND MARITIME BORDERSCAPES: Local Practices, Boundary-Making and Figured Worlds | Edited by Su-Ann OhMYANMAR’S MOUNTAIN AND MARITIME BORDERSCAPES: Local Practices, Boundary-Making and Figured Worlds | Edited by Su-Ann Oh
Laldinkima Sailo

BECOMING REFUGEE AMERICAN: The Politics of Rescue in Little Saigon | By Phuong Tran NguyenBECOMING REFUGEE AMERICAN: The Politics of Rescue in Little Saigon | By Phuong Tran Nguyen
Thy Phu

HERITAGE AND IDENTITY IN CONTEMPORARY THAILAND: Memory, Place and Power | By Ross KingHERITAGE AND IDENTITY IN CONTEMPORARY THAILAND: Memory, Place and Power | By Ross King
Maurizio Peleggi

THE TRAFFIC IN HIERARCHY: Masculinity and Its Others in Buddhist Burma | By Ward KeelerTHE TRAFFIC IN HIERARCHY: Masculinity and Its Others in Buddhist Burma | By Ward Keeler
Csilla Dallos

CONFLICT IN MYANMAR: War, Politics, Religion | Edited by Nick Cheesman and Nicholas FarrellyCONFLICT IN MYANMAR: War, Politics, Religion | Edited by Nick Cheesman and Nicholas Farrelly
Francesca Chiu

BEYOND BALI: Subaltern Citizens and Post-Colonial Intimacy. | By Ana DragojlovicBEYOND BALI: Subaltern Citizens and Post-Colonial Intimacy. | By Ana Dragojlovic
Iqra Anugrah