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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THE FUNERAL OF MR. WANG: Life, Death, and Ghosts in Urbanizing China | By Andrew B. KipnisTHE FUNERAL OF MR. WANG: Life, Death, and Ghosts in Urbanizing China | By Andrew B. Kipnis
Linh D. Vu | August 10, 2022

CHINA’S GILDED AGE: The Paradox of Economic Boom and Vast Corruption | By Yuen Yuen AngCHINA’S GILDED AGE: The Paradox of Economic Boom and Vast Corruption | By Yuen Yuen Ang
Yan Sun | August 10, 2022

INNOVATION AND CHINA’S GLOBAL EMERGENCE | Edited by Erik Baark, Bert Hofman, and Jiwei QianINNOVATION AND CHINA’S GLOBAL EMERGENCE | Edited by Erik Baark, Bert Hofman, and Jiwei Qian
Rajah Rasiah | August 10, 2022

MY NAME IS BAI SANMING | Directed by Du KangweiMY NAME IS BAI SANMING | Directed by Du Kangwei
Ellen R. Judd | August 10, 2022

GOVERNING THE DEAD: Martyrs, Memorials, and Necrocitizenship in Modern China | By Linh D. VuGOVERNING THE DEAD: Martyrs, Memorials, and Necrocitizenship in Modern China | By Linh D. Vu
Chang-tai Hung | August 10, 2022

CLASH OF POWERS: US-China Rivalry in Global Trade Governance | By Kristen HopewellCLASH OF POWERS: US-China Rivalry in Global Trade Governance | By Kristen Hopewell
Dawn Murphy | August 10, 2022

MANHUA MODERNITY: Chinese Culture and the Pictorial Turn | By John A. CrespiMANHUA MODERNITY: Chinese Culture and the Pictorial Turn | By John A. Crespi
Kin-Wai Chu | August 10, 2022

CHINA’S CHALLENGES AND INTERNATIONAL ORDER TRANSITION: Beyond “Thucydides’s Trap” | Edited by Huiyun Feng and Kai HeCHINA’S CHALLENGES AND INTERNATIONAL ORDER TRANSITION: Beyond “Thucydides’s Trap” | Edited by Huiyun Feng and Kai He
Nele Noesselt | June 28, 2022

CHINA’S POLITICAL WORLDVIEW AND CHINESE EXCEPTIONALISM: International Order and Global Leadership | By Benjamin Tze Ern HoCHINA’S POLITICAL WORLDVIEW AND CHINESE EXCEPTIONALISM: International Order and Global Leadership | By Benjamin Tze Ern Ho
Xiaoyu Pu | June 21, 2022

DISAGGREGATING CHINA, INC.: State Strategies in the Liberal Economic Order | By Yeling TanDISAGGREGATING CHINA, INC.: State Strategies in the Liberal Economic Order | By Yeling Tan
Xiaojun Li | June 15, 2022

THE CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY: A Century in Ten Lives | Edited by Timothy Cheek, Klaus Mühlhahn, and Hans van de VenTHE CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY: A Century in Ten Lives | Edited by Timothy Cheek, Klaus Mühlhahn, and Hans van de Ven
Carolin Kautz | June 15, 2022

COMING HOME TO A FOREIGN COUNTRY: Xiamen and Returned Overseas Chinese, 1843–1938 | By Ong Soon KeongCOMING HOME TO A FOREIGN COUNTRY: Xiamen and Returned Overseas Chinese, 1843–1938 | By Ong Soon Keong
Steven B. Miles | June 15, 2022

THE GREAT SMOG OF CHINA: A Short Event History of Air Pollution | By Anna L. Ahlers, Mette Halskov Hansen, and Rune Svarverud // TOXIC POLITICS: China’s Environmental Health Crisis and its Challenge to the Chinese State | By Yanzhong HuangTHE GREAT SMOG OF CHINA: A Short Event History of Air Pollution | By Anna L. Ahlers, Mette Halskov Hansen, and Rune Svarverud // TOXIC POLITICS: China’s Environmental Health Crisis and its Challenge to the Chinese State | By Yanzhong Huang
Yuan Xu | June 15, 2022

SUNFLOWERS AND UMBRELLAS: Social Movements, Expressive Practices, and Political Culture in Taiwan and Hong Kong | Edited by Thomas Gold and Sebastian VegSUNFLOWERS AND UMBRELLAS: Social Movements, Expressive Practices, and Political Culture in Taiwan and Hong Kong | Edited by Thomas Gold and Sebastian Veg
Leon N. Kunz | June 15, 2022

RE-ENCHANTING MODERNITY: Ritual Economy and Society in Wenzhou, China | By Mayfair YangRE-ENCHANTING MODERNITY: Ritual Economy and Society in Wenzhou, China | By Mayfair Yang
Jiazhi Fengjiang | June 15, 2022

BEIJING FROM BELOW: Stories of Marginal Lives in the Capital’s Center | By Harriet EvansBEIJING FROM BELOW: Stories of Marginal Lives in the Capital’s Center | By Harriet Evans
Casey James Miller | June 15, 2022

INVISIBLE CHINA: How the Urban-Rural Divide Threatens China’s Rise | By Scott Rozelle and Natalie HellINVISIBLE CHINA: How the Urban-Rural Divide Threatens China’s Rise | By Scott Rozelle and Natalie Hell
Jesper Willaing Zeuthen | June 15, 2022

THE ORIGINS OF COVID-19: China and Global Capitalism | By Li ZhangTHE ORIGINS OF COVID-19: China and Global Capitalism | By Li Zhang
Willy Sier | June 15, 2022

TRANSPACIFIC DEVELOPMENTS: The Politics of Multiple Chinas in Central America | By Monica DeHartTRANSPACIFIC DEVELOPMENTS: The Politics of Multiple Chinas in Central America | By Monica DeHart
Robert A. Portada III | June 15, 2022

THE GREAT DECOUPLING: China, America and the Struggle for Technological Supremacy | By Nigel InksterTHE GREAT DECOUPLING: China, America and the Struggle for Technological Supremacy | By Nigel Inkster
James Andrew Lewis | June 15, 2022

CHINA’S LEADERS: From Mao to Now | By David ShambaughCHINA’S LEADERS: From Mao to Now | By David Shambaugh
Olivia Cheung | June 15, 2022

COMMODITIES OF CARE: The Business of HIV Testing in China | By Elsa L. FanCOMMODITIES OF CARE: The Business of HIV Testing in China | By Elsa L. Fan
Tiantian Zheng | June 7, 2022

Northeast Asia

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JAPAN’S FOREIGN POLICY IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY: Continuity and Change | Edited by Lam Peng Er and Purnendra JainJAPAN’S FOREIGN POLICY IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY: Continuity and Change | Edited by Lam Peng Er and Purnendra Jain
Paul Midford | August 10, 2022

A CULTURAL HISTORY OF SPANISH SPEAKERS IN JAPAN | By Araceli Tinajero; translated by Veronica KarpoichA CULTURAL HISTORY OF SPANISH SPEAKERS IN JAPAN | By Araceli Tinajero; translated by Veronica Karpoich
Edgar Javier Ulloa Luján | August 10, 2022

HEGEMONIC MIMICRY: Korean Popular Culture of the Twenty-First Century | By Kyung Hyun KimHEGEMONIC MIMICRY: Korean Popular Culture of the Twenty-First Century | By Kyung Hyun Kim
Dal Yong Jin | August 10, 2022

THE ART OF PERSISTENCE: Akamatsu Toshiko and the Visual Cultures of Transwar Japan | By Charlotte EubanksTHE ART OF PERSISTENCE: Akamatsu Toshiko and the Visual Cultures of Transwar Japan | By Charlotte Eubanks
Matías Chiappe Ippolito | August 10, 2022

CRISIS NARRATIVES, INSTITUTIONAL CHANGE, AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE JAPANESE STATE | Edited by Sebastian Maslow and Christian WirthCRISIS NARRATIVES, INSTITUTIONAL CHANGE, AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE JAPANESE STATE | Edited by Sebastian Maslow and Christian Wirth
Linus Hagström | August 10, 2022

I AM MORE | Directed by Lee Il-haI AM MORE | Directed by Lee Il-ha
Yeong Ran Kim | June 28, 2022

INTERNATIONAL IMPACT OF COLONIAL RULE IN KOREA, 1910–1945 | Edited by Yong-Chool HaINTERNATIONAL IMPACT OF COLONIAL RULE IN KOREA, 1910–1945 | Edited by Yong-Chool Ha
Michael Kim | June 15, 2022

GLOBAL SPORTS FANDOM IN SOUTH KOREA: American Major League Baseball and Its Fans in the Online Community | By Younghan ChoGLOBAL SPORTS FANDOM IN SOUTH KOREA: American Major League Baseball and Its Fans in the Online Community | By Younghan Cho
Masaki Tosa | June 15, 2022

THE CULTURE OF THE SOUND IMAGE IN PREWAR JAPAN | Edited by Michael Raine and Johan NordströmTHE CULTURE OF THE SOUND IMAGE IN PREWAR JAPAN | Edited by Michael Raine and Johan Nordström
Kyoko Omori | June 15, 2022

EARTHQUAKE CHILDREN: Building Resilience from the Ruins of Tokyo | By Janet BorlandEARTHQUAKE CHILDREN: Building Resilience from the Ruins of Tokyo | By Janet Borland
Alex Bates | June 15, 2022

CLIMATIC MEDIA: Transpacific Experiments in Atmospheric Control | By Yuriko FuruhataCLIMATIC MEDIA: Transpacific Experiments in Atmospheric Control | By Yuriko Furuhata
Daniel P. Aldrich | June 15, 2022

A MEDICATED EMPIRE: The Pharmaceutical Industry and Modern Japan | By Timothy M. YangA MEDICATED EMPIRE: The Pharmaceutical Industry and Modern Japan | By Timothy M. Yang
Ian Neary | June 15, 2022

EDUCATION AND SOCIAL JUSTICE IN JAPAN | By Kaori H. OkanoEDUCATION AND SOCIAL JUSTICE IN JAPAN | By Kaori H. Okano
Akihiro Ogawa | June 15, 2022

Southeast Asia

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EXPERIMENTS IN SKIN: Race and Beauty in the Shadows of Vietnam | By Thuy Linh Nguyen TuEXPERIMENTS IN SKIN: Race and Beauty in the Shadows of Vietnam | By Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu
Elizabeth Wijaya | August 10, 2022

ELECTORAL REFORM AND THE FATE OF NEW DEMOCRACIES: Lessons from the Indonesian Case | By Sarah Shair-RosenfieldELECTORAL REFORM AND THE FATE OF NEW DEMOCRACIES: Lessons from the Indonesian Case | By Sarah Shair-Rosenfield
Jeremy Menchik | August 10, 2022

ON THE HO CHI MINH TRAIL: The Blood Road, The Women Who Defended It, The Legacy | By Sherry BuchananON THE HO CHI MINH TRAIL: The Blood Road, The Women Who Defended It, The Legacy | By Sherry Buchanan
An Thuy Nguyen | August 10, 2022

HISTORY ON THE RUN: Secrecy, Fugitivity, and Hmong Refugee Epistemologies | By Ma VangHISTORY ON THE RUN: Secrecy, Fugitivity, and Hmong Refugee Epistemologies | By Ma Vang
Miriam Jaehn | August 10, 2022

WHOSE ISLAM? The Western University and Modern Islamic Thought in Indonesia | By Megan Brankley AbbasWHOSE ISLAM? The Western University and Modern Islamic Thought in Indonesia | By Megan Brankley Abbas
Mark R. Woodward | June 15, 2022

YOUNG SOEHARTO: The Making of a Soldier, 1921–1945 | By David JenkinsYOUNG SOEHARTO: The Making of a Soldier, 1921–1945 | By David Jenkins
John Roosa | June 15, 2022

BABAYLAN SING BACK: Philippine Shamans and Voice, Gender, and Place | By Grace NonoBABAYLAN SING BACK: Philippine Shamans and Voice, Gender, and Place | By Grace Nono
Peter J. Bräunlein | June 15, 2022

THE SAIGON SISTERS: Privileged Women in the Resistance | By Patricia D. NorlandTHE SAIGON SISTERS: Privileged Women in the Resistance | By Patricia D. Norland
Nathaniel L. Moir | June 15, 2022

RACIAL DIFFERENCE AND THE COLONIAL WARS OF 19TH CENTURY SOUTHEAST ASIA | Edited by Farish A. Noor and Peter CareyRACIAL DIFFERENCE AND THE COLONIAL WARS OF 19TH CENTURY SOUTHEAST ASIA | Edited by Farish A. Noor and Peter Carey
Kate Imy | June 15, 2022

CIVILIZATIONAL IMPERATIVES: Americans, Moros, and the Colonial World | By Oliver CharbonneauCIVILIZATIONAL IMPERATIVES: Americans, Moros, and the Colonial World | By Oliver Charbonneau
Vicente L. Rafael | June 15, 2022