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).

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China & Inner Asia

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PROTECTING CHINA’S INTERESTS OVERSEAS: Securitization and Foreign Policy | By Andrea GhiselliPROTECTING CHINA’S INTERESTS OVERSEAS: Securitization and Foreign Policy | By Andrea Ghiselli
Jingdong Yuan | February 7, 2024

COOPERATING FOR THE CLIMATE: Learning from International Partnerships in China’s Clean Energy Sector | By Joanna I. LewisCOOPERATING FOR THE CLIMATE: Learning from International Partnerships in China’s Clean Energy Sector | By Joanna I. Lewis
Zikun Yang | February 7, 2024

MASTERY OF WORDS AND SWORDS: Negotiating Intellectual Masculinities in Modern China, 1890s–1930s | By Jun LeiMASTERY OF WORDS AND SWORDS: Negotiating Intellectual Masculinities in Modern China, 1890s–1930s | By Jun Lei
Hui Faye Xiao | February 7, 2024

CHINA IN THE WORLD: Culture, Politics, and World Vision. Sinotheory | By Ban WangCHINA IN THE WORLD: Culture, Politics, and World Vision. Sinotheory | By Ban Wang
R. Bin Wong | February 7, 2024

JUSTICE AND INTERNATIONAL ORDER EAST AND WEST | By Richard Ned Lebow and Feng ZhangJUSTICE AND INTERNATIONAL ORDER EAST AND WEST | By Richard Ned Lebow and Feng Zhang
Robert Sutter | February 7, 2024

CHINESE ASIANISM, 1894–1945 | By Craig A. SmithCHINESE ASIANISM, 1894–1945 | By Craig A. Smith
Lin Shaoyang | February 7, 2024

LIVING AND WORKING IN WARTIME CHINA | Edited by  Brett Sheehan and Wen-Hsin YehLIVING AND WORKING IN WARTIME CHINA | Edited by  Brett Sheehan and Wen-Hsin Yeh
Greg P. Guelcher | February 7, 2024

HOSTILE FORCES: How the Chinese Communist Party Resists International Pressure on Human Rights | By Jamie J. Gruffydd-JonesHOSTILE FORCES: How the Chinese Communist Party Resists International Pressure on Human Rights | By Jamie J. Gruffydd-Jones
Paul J. Bolt | February 7, 2024

EXAMINING US-CHINA-RUSSIA FOREIGN RELATIONS: Power Relations in a Post-Obama Era | By Gregory O. HallEXAMINING US-CHINA-RUSSIA FOREIGN RELATIONS: Power Relations in a Post-Obama Era | By Gregory O. Hall
Zhiqun Zhu | December 6, 2023

IN THE EVENT OF WOMEN | By Tani BarlowIN THE EVENT OF WOMEN | By Tani Barlow
Ying Zhang | December 6, 2023

RED CREATIVE: Culture and Modernity in China | By Justin O’Connor and Xin GuRED CREATIVE: Culture and Modernity in China | By Justin O’Connor and Xin Gu
Hai Ren | December 6, 2023

CANADA AND CHINA: A Fifty-Year Journey | By B. Michael FrolicCANADA AND CHINA: A Fifty-Year Journey | By B. Michael Frolic
Shaun Narine | December 6, 2023

I HAVE NO ENEMIES: The Life and Legacy of Liu Xiaobo | By Perry Link and Wu DazhiI HAVE NO ENEMIES: The Life and Legacy of Liu Xiaobo | By Perry Link and Wu Dazhi
Norbert Francis | December 6, 2023

VULGAR BEAUTY: Acting Chinese in the Global Sensorium | By Mila ZuoVULGAR BEAUTY: Acting Chinese in the Global Sensorium | By Mila Zuo
Chris Berry | December 6, 2023

South Asia & the Himalayas

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INDIA IS BROKEN: A People Betrayed, Independence to Today | By Ashoka ModyINDIA IS BROKEN: A People Betrayed, Independence to Today | By Ashoka Mody
Reeta C. Tremblay | February 15, 2024

HOW TO SUBVERT A DEMOCRACY: Inside India’s Deep State | By Josy JosephHOW TO SUBVERT A DEMOCRACY: Inside India’s Deep State | By Josy Joseph
James Manor | February 15, 2024

MAKING PLACE FOR MUSLIMS IN CONTEMPORARY INDIA | By Kalyani Devaki MenonMAKING PLACE FOR MUSLIMS IN CONTEMPORARY INDIA | By Kalyani Devaki Menon
Sabah Khan | February 15, 2024

THE VULGARITY OF CASTE: Dalits, Sexuality, and Humanity in Modern India | By Shailaja PaikTHE VULGARITY OF CASTE: Dalits, Sexuality, and Humanity in Modern India | By Shailaja Paik
Chinnaiah Jangam | February 15, 2024

THE DANCER’S VOICE: Performance and Womanhood in Transnational India | By Rumya Sree PutchaTHE DANCER’S VOICE: Performance and Womanhood in Transnational India | By Rumya Sree Putcha
Madhumita Biswal | February 15, 2024

INSECURE GUARDIANS: Enforcement, Encounters and Everyday Policing in Postcolonial Karachi | By Zoha WaseemINSECURE GUARDIANS: Enforcement, Encounters and Everyday Policing in Postcolonial Karachi | By Zoha Waseem
Maria Bastos | February 15, 2024

REORDERING ADIVASI WORLDS: Representation, Resistance, Memory | By Sangeeta DasguptaREORDERING ADIVASI WORLDS: Representation, Resistance, Memory | By Sangeeta Dasgupta
Rahul Ranjan | December 6, 2023

PEACE, POVERTY, AND BETRAYAL: A New History of British India | By Roderick MatthewsPEACE, POVERTY, AND BETRAYAL: A New History of British India | By Roderick Matthews
Dane Kennedy | December 6, 2023

BOLLYWOOD’S NEW WOMAN: Liberalization, Liberation, and Contested Bodies | Edited by Megha Anwer and Anupama AroraBOLLYWOOD’S NEW WOMAN: Liberalization, Liberation, and Contested Bodies | Edited by Megha Anwer and Anupama Arora
Sonal Jha | December 6, 2023

THE INDUSTRIAL EPHEMERAL: Labor and Love in Indian Architecture and Construction | By Namita Vijay DhariaTHE INDUSTRIAL EPHEMERAL: Labor and Love in Indian Architecture and Construction | By Namita Vijay Dharia
Robert Anderson | December 6, 2023

EMPIRE BUILDING: The Construction of British India, 1690–1860 | By Rosie Llewellyn-JonesEMPIRE BUILDING: The Construction of British India, 1690–1860 | By Rosie Llewellyn-Jones
Pushkar Sohoni | November 23, 2023

FIFTY YEARS OF BANGLADESH, 1971–2021: Crises of Culture, Development, Governance, and Identity | By Taj HashmiFIFTY YEARS OF BANGLADESH, 1971–2021: Crises of Culture, Development, Governance, and Identity | By Taj Hashmi
Saleh Shahriar | November 23, 2023