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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Asia General

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CONJURING ASIA: Magic, Orientalism and the Making of the Modern World | By Chris Goto-JonesCONJURING ASIA: Magic, Orientalism and the Making of the Modern World | By Chris Goto-Jones
Christopher M. Kavanagh | May 28, 2019

DEBATING THE EAST ASIAN PEACE: What it is. How it came about. Will it last? | Edited by Elin Bjarnegård and Joakim KreutzDEBATING THE EAST ASIAN PEACE: What it is. How it came about. Will it last? | Edited by Elin Bjarnegård and Joakim Kreutz
Xiangfeng Yang | May 7, 2019

FLOWERS IN THE WALL: Truth and Reconciliation in Timor-Leste, Indonesia, and Melanesia | Edited by David WebsterFLOWERS IN THE WALL: Truth and Reconciliation in Timor-Leste, Indonesia, and Melanesia | Edited by David Webster
Hipolitus Yolisandry Ringgi Wangge | May 7, 2019

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF EMERGING EAST ASIA: Catching Up of Taiwan and South Korea | By Frank S.T. Hsiao and Mei-Chu Wang HsiaoECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF EMERGING EAST ASIA: Catching Up of Taiwan and South Korea | By Frank S.T. Hsiao and Mei-Chu Wang Hsiao
Amitendu Palit | May 7, 2019

MR. X AND THE PACIFIC: George F. Kennan and American Policy in East Asia | By Paul J. HeerMR. X AND THE PACIFIC: George F. Kennan and American Policy in East Asia | By Paul J. Heer
Steven I. Levine | May 7, 2019

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY FROM THE HIMALAYAS TO THE OCEANS: Struggles and Innovations in China and India | Edited by Shikui Dong, Jayanta Bandyopadhyay, and Sanjay ChaturvediENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY FROM THE HIMALAYAS TO THE OCEANS: Struggles and Innovations in China and India | Edited by Shikui Dong, Jayanta Bandyopadhyay, and Sanjay Chaturvedi
Arunabh Ghosh | May 7, 2019

CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN ASIA: Mediation and Other Cultural Models | Edited by Stephanie P. Stobbe; foreword by Paul RedekopCONFLICT RESOLUTION IN ASIA: Mediation and Other Cultural Models | Edited by Stephanie P. Stobbe; foreword by Paul Redekop
Mathew Davies | April 30, 2019

Northeast Asia

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CULTURAL POLICY IN SOUTH KOREA: Making a New Patron State | By Hye-Kyung LeeCULTURAL POLICY IN SOUTH KOREA: Making a New Patron State | By Hye-Kyung Lee
Iain Watson | May 28, 2019

CULTURES OF YUSIN: South Korea in the 1970s | Edited by Youngju RyuCULTURES OF YUSIN: South Korea in the 1970s | Edited by Youngju Ryu
Tae Yang Kwak | May 28, 2019

THE VIRTUAL NINJA MANIFESTO: Fighting Games, Martial Arts and Gamic Orientalism | By Chris Goto-JonesTHE VIRTUAL NINJA MANIFESTO: Fighting Games, Martial Arts and Gamic Orientalism | By Chris Goto-Jones
Rachael Hutchinson | May 28, 2019

ECLIPSED CINEMA: The Film Culture of Colonial Korea | By Dong Hoon KimECLIPSED CINEMA: The Film Culture of Colonial Korea | By Dong Hoon Kim
Michael Robinson | May 7, 2019

TOO FEW WOMEN AT THE TOP: The Persistence of Inequality in Japan | By Kumiko NemotoTOO FEW WOMEN AT THE TOP: The Persistence of Inequality in Japan | By Kumiko Nemoto
Ayako Kano | May 7, 2019

COOL JAPAN: Case Studies from Japan’s Cultural and Creative Industries | By Tim CraigCOOL JAPAN: Case Studies from Japan’s Cultural and Creative Industries | By Tim Craig
Nicolas Garvizu | May 7, 2019

SEOUL: Memory, Reinvention, and the Korean Wave | By Ross KingSEOUL: Memory, Reinvention, and the Korean Wave | By Ross King
Jieheerah Yun | April 30, 2019

COMMUNICATION, DIGITAL MEDIA, AND POPULAR CULTURE IN KOREA: Contemporary Research and Future Prospects | Edited by Dal Yong Jin and Nojin Kwak, foreword by Peng Hwa AngCOMMUNICATION, DIGITAL MEDIA, AND POPULAR CULTURE IN KOREA: Contemporary Research and Future Prospects | Edited by Dal Yong Jin and Nojin Kwak, foreword by Peng Hwa Ang
Sherri L. Ter Molen | April 30, 2019

A MISUNDERSTOOD FRIENDSHIP: Mao Zedong, Kim Il-Sung, and Sino-North Korean Relations, 1949–1976 | By Zhihua Shen and Yafeng XiaA MISUNDERSTOOD FRIENDSHIP: Mao Zedong, Kim Il-Sung, and Sino-North Korean Relations, 1949–1976 | By Zhihua Shen and Yafeng Xia
Michael Sheng | April 30, 2019

THE PERSONALIST ETHIC AND THE RISE OF URBAN KOREA | By Chang Yun-ShikTHE PERSONALIST ETHIC AND THE RISE OF URBAN KOREA | By Chang Yun-Shik
Chul-Kyoo Kim | April 30, 2019

NORTH KOREAN GRAPHIC NOVELS: Seduction of the Innocent? | By Martin PetersenNORTH KOREAN GRAPHIC NOVELS: Seduction of the Innocent? | By Martin Petersen
Immanuel Kim | April 30, 2019

POP CITY: Korean Popular Culture and the Selling of Place | By Youjeong OhPOP CITY: Korean Popular Culture and the Selling of Place | By Youjeong Oh
Dal Yong Jin | April 30, 2019

WASTE: Consuming Postwar Japan | By Eiko Maruko SinawerWASTE: Consuming Postwar Japan | By Eiko Maruko Sinawer
Mary Alice Haddad | April 30, 2019

OUR UNIONS, OUR SELVES: The Rise of Feminist Labor Unions in Japan | By Anne Zacharias-WalshOUR UNIONS, OUR SELVES: The Rise of Feminist Labor Unions in Japan | By Anne Zacharias-Walsh
Liv Coleman | April 30, 2019

MONSTROUS BODIES: The Rise of the Uncanny in Modern Japan | By Miri NakamuraMONSTROUS BODIES: The Rise of the Uncanny in Modern Japan | By Miri Nakamura
Jamyung Choi | April 30, 2019

COLONIZING LANGUAGE: Cultural Production and Language Politics in Modern Japan and Korea | By Christina YiCOLONIZING LANGUAGE: Cultural Production and Language Politics in Modern Japan and Korea | By Christina Yi
Mark E. Caprio | April 30, 2019

NORTH KOREAN HUMAN RIGHTS: Activists and Networks | Edited by Andrew Yeo and Danielle Chubb; with a Foreword by The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMGNORTH KOREAN HUMAN RIGHTS: Activists and Networks | Edited by Andrew Yeo and Danielle Chubb; with a Foreword by The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG
 Joseph Yi and Wondong Lee | March 4, 2019

JAPAN’S QUEST FOR STABILITY IN SOUTHEAST ASIA: Navigating the Turning Points in Postwar Asia | By Taizo Miyagi; translated from the Japanese by Hanabusa MidoriJAPAN’S QUEST FOR STABILITY IN SOUTHEAST ASIA: Navigating the Turning Points in Postwar Asia | By Taizo Miyagi; translated from the Japanese by Hanabusa Midori
Apichai W. Shipper | March 4, 2019

PHOTOGRAPHY FOR EVERYONE: The Cultural Lives of Cameras and Consumers in Early Twentieth-Century Japan | By Kerry RossPHOTOGRAPHY FOR EVERYONE: The Cultural Lives of Cameras and Consumers in Early Twentieth-Century Japan | By Kerry Ross
Kari Shepherdson-Scott | March 4, 2019

JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA, AND THE UNITED STATES NUCLEAR UMBRELLA: Deterrence After the Cold War | By Terence RoehrigJAPAN, SOUTH KOREA, AND THE UNITED STATES NUCLEAR UMBRELLA: Deterrence After the Cold War | By Terence Roehrig
Alexander Lanoszka | March 4, 2019

THE EVOLUTION OF THE SOUTH KOREA-UNITED STATES ALLIANCE | By Uk Heo and Terence RoehrigTHE EVOLUTION OF THE SOUTH KOREA-UNITED STATES ALLIANCE | By Uk Heo and Terence Roehrig
Jinwung Kim | March 4, 2019

GOODBYE MY LOVE, NORTH KOREA = GUTBAI MAI LEOBEU NK | Directed by Soyoung Kim and produced by Jinseok KangGOODBYE MY LOVE, NORTH KOREA = GUTBAI MAI LEOBEU NK | Directed by Soyoung Kim and produced by Jinseok Kang
Se Young Kim | March 4, 2019

THE ANIME BOOM IN THE UNITED STATES: Lessons for Global Creative Industries | By Michal Daliot-Bul and Nissim OtmazginTHE ANIME BOOM IN THE UNITED STATES: Lessons for Global Creative Industries | By Michal Daliot-Bul and Nissim Otmazgin
Kathryn Hemmann | March 4, 2019