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

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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 | March 17, 2022

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 | March 17, 2022

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 | March 17, 2022

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 | March 17, 2022

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 | March 17, 2022

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 | March 17, 2022

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 | March 17, 2022

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 | March 17, 2022

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 | March 17, 2022

Northeast Asia

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NORTH KOREA AND THE GEOPOLITICS OF DEVELOPMENT | By Kevin Gray and Jong-Woon LeeNORTH KOREA AND THE GEOPOLITICS OF DEVELOPMENT | By Kevin Gray and Jong-Woon Lee
Rüdiger Frank | March 17, 2022

GUNS, GUERILLAS, AND THE GREAT LEADER: North Korea and the Third World | By Benjamin R. YoungGUNS, GUERILLAS, AND THE GREAT LEADER: North Korea and the Third World | By Benjamin R. Young
Balázs Szalontai | March 17, 2022

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 | March 17, 2022

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 | March 17, 2022

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 | March 17, 2022

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 | March 17, 2022

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 | March 17, 2022

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 | March 17, 2022

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 | March 17, 2022

REVOLUTION GOES EAST: Imperial Japan and Soviet Communism | By Tatiana LinkhoevaREVOLUTION GOES EAST: Imperial Japan and Soviet Communism | By Tatiana Linkhoeva
Igor Saveliev | March 17, 2022

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 | March 17, 2022

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 | March 17, 2022

Southeast Asia

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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 | March 17, 2022

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 | March 17, 2022

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 | March 17, 2022

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 | March 17, 2022

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 | March 17, 2022

EMPIRE’S MISTRESS: Starring Isabel Rosaria Cooper | By Vernadette Vicuña GonzalezEMPIRE’S MISTRESS: Starring Isabel Rosaria Cooper | By Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez
Delia Malia Konzett | March 17, 2022

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 | March 17, 2022

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 | March 17, 2022