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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THE LONG GAME: China’s Grand Strategy to Displace American Order | By Rush DoshiTHE LONG GAME: China’s Grand Strategy to Displace American Order | By Rush Doshi
Vasilis Trigkas | January 19, 2022

TAIWAN: The Development of an Asian Tiger | Edited by Hans Stockton and Yao-Yuan YehTAIWAN: The Development of an Asian Tiger | Edited by Hans Stockton and Yao-Yuan Yeh
André Laliberté | January 19, 2022

DICTATORSHIP BY DEGREES: Xi Jinping in China | By Steven P. FeldmanDICTATORSHIP BY DEGREES: Xi Jinping in China | By Steven P. Feldman
Dimitar D. Gueorguiev | January 19, 2022

TAIWAN IN DYNAMIC TRANSITION: Nation Building and Democratization | Edited by Ryan Dunch and Ashley Esarey, foreword by Thomas B. GoldTAIWAN IN DYNAMIC TRANSITION: Nation Building and Democratization | Edited by Ryan Dunch and Ashley Esarey, foreword by Thomas B. Gold
Jeff Hai-chi Loo | January 6, 2022

CHINA’S FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN: Conditions and Challenges | Edited by Enrique Dussel PetersCHINA’S FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN: Conditions and Challenges | Edited by Enrique Dussel Peters
Evan Ellis | January 6, 2022

THE BELT ROAD AND BEYOND: State-Mobilized Globalization in China: 1998–2018 | By Min YeTHE BELT ROAD AND BEYOND: State-Mobilized Globalization in China: 1998–2018 | By Min Ye
Hong Yu | November 18, 2021

SECURING CHINA’S NORTHWEST FRONTIER: Identity and Insecurity in Xinjiang | By David TobinSECURING CHINA’S NORTHWEST FRONTIER: Identity and Insecurity in Xinjiang | By David Tobin
Yan Sun | November 18, 2021

CHINA GOES GREEN: Coercive Environmentalism for a Troubled Planet | By Yifei Li and Judith ShapiroCHINA GOES GREEN: Coercive Environmentalism for a Troubled Planet | By Yifei Li and Judith Shapiro
Ran Ran | November 18, 2021

Northeast Asia

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THOUGHT CRIME: Ideology and State Power in Interwar Japan | By Max M. WardTHOUGHT CRIME: Ideology and State Power in Interwar Japan | By Max M. Ward
Mark McNally | January 19, 2022

LOST HISTORIES: Recovering the Lives of Japan’s Colonial Peoples | By Kirsten L. ZiomekLOST HISTORIES: Recovering the Lives of Japan’s Colonial Peoples | By Kirsten L. Ziomek
 Hiroko Matsuda | January 19, 2022

THE CRISIS OF LIBERAL INTERNATIONALISM: Japan and the World Order | Edited by Yoichi Funabashi and G. John IkenberryTHE CRISIS OF LIBERAL INTERNATIONALISM: Japan and the World Order | Edited by Yoichi Funabashi and G. John Ikenberry
Michael J. Green | January 19, 2022

FINANCIAL LIBERALIZATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN KOREA, 1980–2020 | By Yung Chul Park, Joon-Kyung Kim, and Hail ParkFINANCIAL LIBERALIZATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN KOREA, 1980–2020 | By Yung Chul Park, Joon-Kyung Kim, and Hail Park
Seung Whan Choi | January 19, 2022

IMMIGRANT INCORPORATION IN EAST ASIAN DEMOCRACIES | By Erin Aeran ChungIMMIGRANT INCORPORATION IN EAST ASIAN DEMOCRACIES | By Erin Aeran Chung
Pei-Chia Lan | January 6, 2022

TOWARD DEMOCRACY: South Korean Culture and Society, 1945–1980 | Edited by Hyunjoo Kim, Yerim Kim, Boduerae Kwon, Hyeryoung Lee, Theodore Jun YooTOWARD DEMOCRACY: South Korean Culture and Society, 1945–1980 | Edited by Hyunjoo Kim, Yerim Kim, Boduerae Kwon, Hyeryoung Lee, Theodore Jun Yoo
Chien-peng Chung | January 6, 2022

RESIDUAL FUTURES: The Urban Ecologies of Literary and Visual Media of 1960s and 1970s Japan | By Franz PrichardRESIDUAL FUTURES: The Urban Ecologies of Literary and Visual Media of 1960s and 1970s Japan | By Franz Prichard
Fabien Carpentras | January 6, 2022

AFTER THE KOREAN WAR: An Intimate History | By Heonik KwonAFTER THE KOREAN WAR: An Intimate History | By Heonik Kwon
Steven Denney | November 18, 2021

Australasia & the Pacific Islands

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A PRIMER FOR TEACHING PACIFIC HISTORIES: Ten Design Principles | By Matt K. MatsudaA PRIMER FOR TEACHING PACIFIC HISTORIES: Ten Design Principles | By Matt K. Matsuda
Michelle Ladwig Williams | January 19, 2022

INDIGENOUS TEXTUAL CULTURES: Reading and Writing in the Age of Global Empire | Edited by Tony Ballantyne, Lachy Paterson, and Angela WanhallaINDIGENOUS TEXTUAL CULTURES: Reading and Writing in the Age of Global Empire | Edited by Tony Ballantyne, Lachy Paterson, and Angela Wanhalla
David Troolin | January 19, 2022

COLONIZING MADNESS: Asylum and Community in Fiji | By Jacqueline LeckieCOLONIZING MADNESS: Asylum and Community in Fiji | By Jacqueline Leckie
Dominik Schieder | January 19, 2022

OF HUMANS, PIGS, AND SOULS: An Essay on the Yagwoia Womba Complex | By Jadran MimicaOF HUMANS, PIGS, AND SOULS: An Essay on the Yagwoia Womba Complex | By Jadran Mimica
Frederick H. Damon | January 19, 2022

ROARS FROM THE MOUNTAIN: Colonial Management of the 1951 Volcanic Disaster at Mount Lamington | By R. Wally JohnsonROARS FROM THE MOUNTAIN: Colonial Management of the 1951 Volcanic Disaster at Mount Lamington | By R. Wally Johnson
John Barker | January 19, 2022

CHRISTIANITY IN OCEANIA | Edited by Kenneth R. Ross, Katalina Tahaafe-Williams, and Todd M. JohnsonCHRISTIANITY IN OCEANIA | Edited by Kenneth R. Ross, Katalina Tahaafe-Williams, and Todd M. Johnson
John Barker | January 19, 2022

MAKING LAW IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA: The Colonial Origins of a Postcolonial Legal System | By Bruce L. Ottley, David Weisbrot, and Jean G. ZornMAKING LAW IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA: The Colonial Origins of a Postcolonial Legal System | By Bruce L. Ottley, David Weisbrot, and Jean G. Zorn
Michael Main | January 6, 2022

HAWAI‘I: Eight Hundred Years of Political and Economic Change | By Sumner La CroixHAWAI‘I: Eight Hundred Years of Political and Economic Change | By Sumner La Croix
David Fazzino | January 6, 2022