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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FOUND IN TRANSITION: Hong Kong Studies in the Age of China | By Yiu-Wai ChuFOUND IN TRANSITION: Hong Kong Studies in the Age of China | By Yiu-Wai Chu
Gordon Mathews | September 15, 2020

CHINA IN THE WORLD: An Anthropology of Confucius Institutes, Soft Power, and Globalization | By Jennifer HubbertCHINA IN THE WORLD: An Anthropology of Confucius Institutes, Soft Power, and Globalization | By Jennifer Hubbert
Luwei Rose Luqiu | September 15, 2020

CHALLENGES TO CHINA’S ECONOMIC STATECRAFT: A Global Perspective. Challenges Facing Chinese Political Development | Edited by Yi Edward Yang with Wei LiangCHALLENGES TO CHINA’S ECONOMIC STATECRAFT: A Global Perspective. Challenges Facing Chinese Political Development | Edited by Yi Edward Yang with Wei Liang
Maria Adele Carrai | September 15, 2020

SOVEREIGNTY IN CHINA: A Genealogy of a Concept Since 1840 | By Maria Adele CarraiSOVEREIGNTY IN CHINA: A Genealogy of a Concept Since 1840 | By Maria Adele Carrai
Xingzhong Yu | August 5, 2020

CHINA’S FOOTPRINTS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA | Edited by Marie Serena I. Diokno, Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao, and Alan H. YangCHINA’S FOOTPRINTS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA | Edited by Marie Serena I. Diokno, Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao, and Alan H. Yang
Shaun Narine | August 5, 2020

EDUCATION IN CHINA: Philosophy, Politics and Culture | By Janette RyanEDUCATION IN CHINA: Philosophy, Politics and Culture | By Janette Ryan
Julia Kwong | July 7, 2020

THE UMBRELLA MOVEMENT: Civil Resistance and Contentious Space in Hong Kong | Edited by Ngok Ma and Edmund W. ChengTHE UMBRELLA MOVEMENT: Civil Resistance and Contentious Space in Hong Kong | Edited by Ngok Ma and Edmund W. Cheng
 Ben Bland | July 7, 2020

MORALITY AND MONASTIC REVIVAL IN POST-MAO TIBET | By Jane E. CapleMORALITY AND MONASTIC REVIVAL IN POST-MAO TIBET | By Jane E. Caple
Geoffrey Barstow | May 4, 2020

ACTIVE DEFENSE: China’s Military Strategy since 1949 | By M. Taylor FravelACTIVE DEFENSE: China’s Military Strategy since 1949 | By M. Taylor Fravel
June Teufel Dreyer | April 28, 2020

Northeast Asia

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MEDIATIZED TRANSIENT MIGRANTS: Korean Visa-Status Migrants’ Transnational Everyday Lives and Media Use | By Claire Shinhea LeeMEDIATIZED TRANSIENT MIGRANTS: Korean Visa-Status Migrants’ Transnational Everyday Lives and Media Use | By Claire Shinhea Lee
Kyong Yoon | September 15, 2020

THE HIJACKED WAR: The Story of Chinese POWs in the Korean War | By David Cheng ChangTHE HIJACKED WAR: The Story of Chinese POWs in the Korean War | By David Cheng Chang
Son Daekwon | September 15, 2020

THAT DISTANT COUNTRY NEXT DOOR: Popular Japanese Perceptions of Mao’s China | By Erik EsselstromTHAT DISTANT COUNTRY NEXT DOOR: Popular Japanese Perceptions of Mao’s China | By Erik Esselstrom
Jessica C. Liao  | September 15, 2020

JAPAN’S ISLAND TROUBLES WITH CHINA AND KOREA: Prospects and Challenges for Resolution | Edited by Victor Teo and Haruko SatohJAPAN’S ISLAND TROUBLES WITH CHINA AND KOREA: Prospects and Challenges for Resolution | Edited by Victor Teo and Haruko Satoh
Emily Matson | August 5, 2020

ELECTRIFIED VOICES: How the Telephone, Phonograph, and Radio Shaped Modern Japan, 1868–1945 | By Kerim YasarELECTRIFIED VOICES: How the Telephone, Phonograph, and Radio Shaped Modern Japan, 1868–1945 | By Kerim Yasar
Yulia Frumer | August 5, 2020

CONTESTED EMBRACE: Transborder Membership Politics in Twentieth-Century Korea | By Jaeeun KimCONTESTED EMBRACE: Transborder Membership Politics in Twentieth-Century Korea | By Jaeeun Kim
Arnel E. Joven | July 7, 2020

DOWN AND OUT IN LATE MEIJI JAPAN | By James L. HuffmanDOWN AND OUT IN LATE MEIJI JAPAN | By James L. Huffman
Simon Partner | May 25, 2020

K-POP IDOLS: Popular Culture and the Emergence of the Korean Music Industry | By Dal Yong Jin and Hark Joon LeeK-POP IDOLS: Popular Culture and the Emergence of the Korean Music Industry | By Dal Yong Jin and Hark Joon Lee
Seung-Ah Lee | May 25, 2020

GENDER AND CLASS IN CONTEMPORARY SOUTH KOREA: Intersectionality and Transnationality | Edited by Hae Yeon Choo, John Lie, and Laura C. NelsonGENDER AND CLASS IN CONTEMPORARY SOUTH KOREA: Intersectionality and Transnationality | Edited by Hae Yeon Choo, John Lie, and Laura C. Nelson
Jinsook Kim | May 25, 2020

FROM FACTORY GIRLS TO K-POP IDOL GIRLS: Cultural Politics of Developmentalism, Patriarchy, and Neoliberalism in South Korea’s Popular Music Industry | By Gooyong Kim; Foreword by Douglas KellnerFROM FACTORY GIRLS TO K-POP IDOL GIRLS: Cultural Politics of Developmentalism, Patriarchy, and Neoliberalism in South Korea’s Popular Music Industry | By Gooyong Kim; Foreword by Douglas Kellner
Hyejin Jo | May 25, 2020

DIPLOMACY, TRADE, AND SOUTH KOREA’S RISE TO INTERNATIONAL INFLUENCE | By Dennis Patterson and Jangsup ChoiDIPLOMACY, TRADE, AND SOUTH KOREA’S RISE TO INTERNATIONAL INFLUENCE | By Dennis Patterson and Jangsup Choi
Seung-Whan Choi | May 25, 2020

Southeast Asia

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SPEAKING OUT IN VIETNAM: Public Political Criticism in a Communist Party-Ruled Nation | By Benedict J. Tria KerkvlietSPEAKING OUT IN VIETNAM: Public Political Criticism in a Communist Party-Ruled Nation | By Benedict J. Tria Kerkvliet
Mark W. McLeod | September 15, 2020

THE PHILIPPINES AND THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND NEGOTIATIONS ON PETROLEUM AND IMPORTS: Toward a Theory of Negotiation | By Kenneth Faulve-MontojoTHE PHILIPPINES AND THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND NEGOTIATIONS ON PETROLEUM AND IMPORTS: Toward a Theory of Negotiation | By Kenneth Faulve-Montojo
Apichai W. Shipper | August 5, 2020

WHEN VIOLENCE WORKS: Postconflict Violence and Peace in Indonesia | By Patrick BarronWHEN VIOLENCE WORKS: Postconflict Violence and Peace in Indonesia | By Patrick Barron
Mohammad Zulfan Tadjoeddin | July 7, 2020

RITUALS OF CARE: Karmic Politics in an Aging Thailand | By Felicity AulinoRITUALS OF CARE: Karmic Politics in an Aging Thailand | By Felicity Aulino
Teresa Sobieszczyk  | July 7, 2020

BEHIND THE FAÇADE: Elections under Authoritarianism in Southeast Asia | By Lee MorgenbesserBEHIND THE FAÇADE: Elections under Authoritarianism in Southeast Asia | By Lee Morgenbesser
Steven Oliver | July 7, 2020

ARC OF CONTAINMENT: Britain, the United States, and Anticommunism in Southeast Asia | By Wen-Qing NgoeiARC OF CONTAINMENT: Britain, the United States, and Anticommunism in Southeast Asia | By Wen-Qing Ngoei
Jennifer Mustapha | July 7, 2020

LAS VEGAS IN SINGAPORE: Violence, Progress and the Crisis of Nationalist Modernity | By Lee Kah-WeeLAS VEGAS IN SINGAPORE: Violence, Progress and the Crisis of Nationalist Modernity | By Lee Kah-Wee
Ho Kong Chong | July 7, 2020

SVAY: A Khmer Village in Cambodia | By May Mayko Ebihara; edited by Andrew Mertha, with an introduction by Judy LedgerwoodSVAY: A Khmer Village in Cambodia | By May Mayko Ebihara; edited by Andrew Mertha, with an introduction by Judy Ledgerwood
Edmund J. Malesky | May 25, 2020

TRANSLATING THE BODY: Medical Education in Southeast Asia | Edited by Hans Pols, C. Michele Thompson, and John Harley WarnerTRANSLATING THE BODY: Medical Education in Southeast Asia | Edited by Hans Pols, C. Michele Thompson, and John Harley Warner
David Arnold | May 25, 2020