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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REINVENTING REGIONAL SECURITY INSTITUTIONS IN ASIA AND AFRICA: Power shifts, ideas, and institutional change | By Kei KogaREINVENTING REGIONAL SECURITY INSTITUTIONS IN ASIA AND AFRICA: Power shifts, ideas, and institutional change | By Kei Koga
Saadia M. Pekkanen

THE AFFECT OF DIFFERENCE: Representations of Race in East Asian Empire | Edited by Christopher P. Hanscom and Dennis WashburnTHE AFFECT OF DIFFERENCE: Representations of Race in East Asian Empire | Edited by Christopher P. Hanscom and Dennis Washburn
Sherzod Muminov

CHINA-SOUTH KOREA RELATIONS IN THE NEW ERA: Challenges and Opportunities | By Min YeCHINA-SOUTH KOREA RELATIONS IN THE NEW ERA: Challenges and Opportunities | By Min Ye
Jiye Kim

STRATEGIC COUPLING: East Asian Industrial Transformation in the New Global Economy | By Henry Wai-chung YeungSTRATEGIC COUPLING: East Asian Industrial Transformation in the New Global Economy | By Henry Wai-chung Yeung
Marc Szepan

MOBILITY BETWEEN AFRICA, ASIA AND LATIN AMERICA: Economic Networks and Cultural Interactions | Edited by Ute Röschenthaler and Alessandro JedlowskiMOBILITY BETWEEN AFRICA, ASIA AND LATIN AMERICA: Economic Networks and Cultural Interactions | Edited by Ute Röschenthaler and Alessandro Jedlowski
Jeffrey Haynes

THE AUTHORITARIAN PUBLIC SPHERE: Legitimation and Autocratic Power in North Korea, Burma, and China | By Alexander DukalskisTHE AUTHORITARIAN PUBLIC SPHERE: Legitimation and Autocratic Power in North Korea, Burma, and China | By Alexander Dukalskis
Leif-Eric Easley

CHINA-INDIA RELATIONS IN THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD: Dynamics of national identity and interest | By Yang LuCHINA-INDIA RELATIONS IN THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD: Dynamics of national identity and interest | By Yang Lu
David Brewster

NEW WORLDS FROM BELOW: Informal Life Politics and Grassroots Action in Twenty-First-Century Northeast Asia | Edited by Tessa Morris-Suzuki and Eun Jeong SohNEW WORLDS FROM BELOW: Informal Life Politics and Grassroots Action in Twenty-First-Century Northeast Asia | Edited by Tessa Morris-Suzuki and Eun Jeong Soh
Yasuo Takao

POWER TRANSITION IN ASIA | Edited by David Walton and Emilian KavalskiPOWER TRANSITION IN ASIA | Edited by David Walton and Emilian Kavalski
Daniel Gomà Pinilla

DIVIDED LENSES: Screen Memories of War in East Asia | Edited by Michael Berry and Chiho SawadaDIVIDED LENSES: Screen Memories of War in East Asia | Edited by Michael Berry and Chiho Sawada
Karl Gustafsson

CHINA-INDIA RELATIONS: Cooperation and conflict | Edited by Kanti Bajpai, Huang Jing, and Kishore MahbubaniCHINA-INDIA RELATIONS: Cooperation and conflict | Edited by Kanti Bajpai, Huang Jing, and Kishore Mahbubani
Edward Friedman

China & Inner Asia

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CHINA’S SOFT POWER DIPLOMACY IN SOUTH ASIA: Myth or Reality? | By B.M. JainCHINA’S SOFT POWER DIPLOMACY IN SOUTH ASIA: Myth or Reality? | By B.M. Jain
James F. Paradise

FORGET CHINESENESS: On the Geopolitics of Cultural Identification | By Allen ChunFORGET CHINESENESS: On the Geopolitics of Cultural Identification | By Allen Chun
Maris Boyd Gillette

EDUCATING MONKS: Minority Buddhism on China’s Southwest Border | By Thomas A. BorchertEDUCATING MONKS: Minority Buddhism on China’s Southwest Border | By Thomas A. Borchert
Koen Wellens

UNEASY PARTNERSHIPS: China’s Engagement with Japan, the Koreas, and Russia in the Era of Reform | Edited by Thomas FingarUNEASY PARTNERSHIPS: China’s Engagement with Japan, the Koreas, and Russia in the Era of Reform | Edited by Thomas Fingar
Fei-Ling Wang

CHINESE POLITICS AS FRAGMENTED AUTHORITARIANISM: Earthquakes, energy and environment | Edited by Kjeld Erik BrødsgaardCHINESE POLITICS AS FRAGMENTED AUTHORITARIANISM: Earthquakes, energy and environment | Edited by Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard
Robert J. Hanlon

AUTHORITARIAN LEGALITY IN CHINA: Law, Workers, and the State | By Mary E. GallagherAUTHORITARIAN LEGALITY IN CHINA: Law, Workers, and the State | By Mary E. Gallagher
Weiting Guo

THE POLITICS OF RIGHTS AND THE 1911 REVOLUTION IN CHINA | By Xiaowei ZhengTHE POLITICS OF RIGHTS AND THE 1911 REVOLUTION IN CHINA | By Xiaowei Zheng
Norbert Francis

PARADOXES OF POST-MAO RURAL REFORM: Initial Steps Toward A New Chinese Countryside, 1976–1981 | By Frederick C. Teiwes and Warren SunPARADOXES OF POST-MAO RURAL REFORM: Initial Steps Toward A New Chinese Countryside, 1976–1981 | By Frederick C. Teiwes and Warren Sun
Alexander F. Day

DICTATORS WITHOUT BORDERS: Power and Money in Central Asia | By Alexander Cooley and John HeathershawDICTATORS WITHOUT BORDERS: Power and Money in Central Asia | By Alexander Cooley and John Heathershaw
Henryk Alff

THE CHINA ORDER: Centralia, World Empire, and the Nature of Chinese Power | By Fei-Ling WangTHE CHINA ORDER: Centralia, World Empire, and the Nature of Chinese Power | By Fei-Ling Wang
John Agnew

THE DIPLOMACY OF MIGRATION: Transnational Lives and the Making of U.S.-Chinese Relations in the Cold War | By Meredith OyenTHE DIPLOMACY OF MIGRATION: Transnational Lives and the Making of U.S.-Chinese Relations in the Cold War | By Meredith Oyen
Yow Cheun Hoe

HOW MONGOLIA MATTERS: War, Law, and Society | Edited by Morris RossabiHOW MONGOLIA MATTERS: War, Law, and Society | Edited by Morris Rossabi
Dirk Voss

RURAL ORIGINS, CITY LIVES: Class and Place in Contemporary China | By Roberta ZavorettiRURAL ORIGINS, CITY LIVES: Class and Place in Contemporary China | By Roberta Zavoretti
Yuan Ren

FOREIGNERS UNDER MAO: Western Lives in China, 1949–1976 | By Beverley HooperFOREIGNERS UNDER MAO: Western Lives in China, 1949–1976 | By Beverley Hooper
Julia Lovell

STRATEGIC ADJUSTMENT AND THE RISE OF CHINA: Power and Politics in East Asia | Edited by Robert S. Ross and Øystein Tunsjø.STRATEGIC ADJUSTMENT AND THE RISE OF CHINA: Power and Politics in East Asia | Edited by Robert S. Ross and Øystein Tunsjø.
Xiaobing Li

CHINA’S LONELY REVOLUTION: The Local Communist Movement of Hainan Island, 1926–1956 | By Jeremy A. MurrayCHINA’S LONELY REVOLUTION: The Local Communist Movement of Hainan Island, 1926–1956 | By Jeremy A. Murray
Steven M. Goldstein

LEARNING FROM SHENZHEN: China’s Post-Mao Experiment from Special Zone to Model City | Edited by Mary O’Donnell, Winnie Wong, and Jonathan BachLEARNING FROM SHENZHEN: China’s Post-Mao Experiment from Special Zone to Model City | Edited by Mary O’Donnell, Winnie Wong, and Jonathan Bach
Kenneth W. Foster

HOW CHINA ESCAPED THE POVERTY TRAP | By Yuen Yuen AngHOW CHINA ESCAPED THE POVERTY TRAP | By Yuen Yuen Ang
Asif B. Farooq

WILL AFRICA FEED CHINA? | By Deborah BrautigamWILL AFRICA FEED CHINA? | By Deborah Brautigam
Stephen Chan

Northeast Asia

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HIDDEN ATROCITIES: Japanese Germ Warfare and American Obstruction of Justice at the Tokyo Trial | By Jeanne GuilleminHIDDEN ATROCITIES: Japanese Germ Warfare and American Obstruction of Justice at the Tokyo Trial | By Jeanne Guillemin
Giulio Pugliese

SINYŎSŎNG TOCH’AK HADA: The Arrival of New Women | By Kim Min’gi, Kang Sŭngwŏn, Kwŏn Haengga, Kim Soyŏng, Kim Sujin, Nam Ŭnhye, No Yuniya, Pak Hyesŏng, Pae Yŏn’gyŏng, Sŏ Yuri, Chang Yujŏng, and Ch’oe YŏlSINYŎSŎNG TOCH’AK HADA: The Arrival of New Women | By Kim Min’gi, Kang Sŭngwŏn, Kwŏn Haengga, Kim Soyŏng, Kim Sujin, Nam Ŭnhye, No Yuniya, Pak Hyesŏng, Pae Yŏn’gyŏng, Sŏ Yuri, Chang Yujŏng, and Ch’oe Yŏl
Hyung-Gu Lynn

TO STAND WITH THE NATIONS OF THE WORLD: Japan’s Meiji Restoration in World History | By Mark RavinaTO STAND WITH THE NATIONS OF THE WORLD: Japan’s Meiji Restoration in World History | By Mark Ravina
Frederick R. Dickinson

OUTCASTS OF EMPIRE: Japan’s Rule on Taiwan’s “Savage Border,” 1874–1945 | By Paul D. BarclayOUTCASTS OF EMPIRE: Japan’s Rule on Taiwan’s “Savage Border,” 1874–1945 | By Paul D. Barclay
Scott Simon

RETHINKING JAPANESE STUDIES: Eurocentrism and the Asia-Pacific Region | Edited by Kaori Okano and Yoshio SugimotoRETHINKING JAPANESE STUDIES: Eurocentrism and the Asia-Pacific Region | Edited by Kaori Okano and Yoshio Sugimoto
W. Lawrence Neuman

PLACING EMPIRE: Travel and the Social Imagination in Imperial Japan | By Kate McDonaldPLACING EMPIRE: Travel and the Social Imagination in Imperial Japan | By Kate McDonald
Tristan R. Grunow

PLAYING WAR: Children and the Paradoxes of Modern Militarism in Japan | By Sabine FrühstückPLAYING WAR: Children and the Paradoxes of Modern Militarism in Japan | By Sabine Frühstück
Liv Coleman

CIRCLES OF COMPENSATION: Economic Growth and the Globalization of Japan | By Kent E. CalderCIRCLES OF COMPENSATION: Economic Growth and the Globalization of Japan | By Kent E. Calder
David Chiavacci

FIGURING KOREAN FUTURES: Children’s Literature in Modern Korea | By Dafna ZurFIGURING KOREAN FUTURES: Children’s Literature in Modern Korea | By Dafna Zur
Steven D. Capener

HARD TARGET: Sanctions, Inducements, and the Case of North Korea | By Stephan Haggard and Marcus NolandHARD TARGET: Sanctions, Inducements, and the Case of North Korea | By Stephan Haggard and Marcus Noland
Andrew I. Yeo

Australasia & the Pacific Islands

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BEARING WITNESS: Essays in Honour of Brij V. Lal | Edited by Doug Munro and Jack CorbettBEARING WITNESS: Essays in Honour of Brij V. Lal | Edited by Doug Munro and Jack Corbett
Peter Hempenstall

KANAKA HAWAI‘I CARTOGRAPHY: Hula, Navigation, and Oratory | By Renee Pualani Louis with Aunty Moana KaheleKANAKA HAWAI‘I CARTOGRAPHY: Hula, Navigation, and Oratory | By Renee Pualani Louis with Aunty Moana Kahele
Karen M. Fox

ANTHROPOLOGY IN THE MINING INDUSTRY: Community Relations after Bougainville’s Civil War | By Glynn CochraneANTHROPOLOGY IN THE MINING INDUSTRY: Community Relations after Bougainville’s Civil War | By Glynn Cochrane
Nicholas A. Bainton

MISSING THE MARK?: Women and the Millennium Development Goals in Africa and Oceania | Edited by Naomi M. McPhersonMISSING THE MARK?: Women and the Millennium Development Goals in Africa and Oceania | Edited by Naomi M. McPherson
Derek Milne

INDIGENEITY: A POLITICS OF POTENTIAL: Australia, Fiji and New Zealand | By Dominic O’SullivanINDIGENEITY: A POLITICS OF POTENTIAL: Australia, Fiji and New Zealand | By Dominic O’Sullivan
Bruce Granville Miller

PACIFIC AMERICA: Histories of Transoceanic Crossings | Edited by Lon KurashigePACIFIC AMERICA: Histories of Transoceanic Crossings | Edited by Lon Kurashige
Edward D. Melillo

KASTOM, PROPERTY AND IDEOLOGY: Land transformations in Melanesia. State, Society and Governance in Melanesia | Edited by Siobhan McDonnell, Matthew Allen, and Colin FilerKASTOM, PROPERTY AND IDEOLOGY: Land transformations in Melanesia. State, Society and Governance in Melanesia | Edited by Siobhan McDonnell, Matthew Allen, and Colin Filer
Jean Zorn

MORTUARY DIALOGUES: Death Ritual and the Reproduction of Moral Community in Pacific Modernities | Edited by David Lipset and Eric K. Silverman.MORTUARY DIALOGUES: Death Ritual and the Reproduction of Moral Community in Pacific Modernities | Edited by David Lipset and Eric K. Silverman.
Dan Jorgensen