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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EMPIRE AND ENVIRONMENT IN THE MAKING OF MANCHURIA | Edited by Norman SmithEMPIRE AND ENVIRONMENT IN THE MAKING OF MANCHURIA | Edited by Norman Smith
Emily Matson | October 4, 2019

FROM A BRITISH TO A CHINESE COLONY?: Hong Kong before and after the 1997 Handover | Edited by Gary Chi-hung LukFROM A BRITISH TO A CHINESE COLONY?: Hong Kong before and after the 1997 Handover | Edited by Gary Chi-hung Luk
Ray Yep | August 27, 2019

BEYOND REGIMES: China and India Compared | Edited by Prasenjit Duara and Elizabeth J. PerryBEYOND REGIMES: China and India Compared | Edited by Prasenjit Duara and Elizabeth J. Perry
Jonathan Schwartz | August 27, 2019

EMPIRES OF COAL: Fueling China’s Entry into the Modern World Order, 1860–1920 | By Shellen Xiao WuEMPIRES OF COAL: Fueling China’s Entry into the Modern World Order, 1860–1920 | By Shellen Xiao Wu
Jack Patrick Hayes | August 27, 2019

CIVILITY AND ITS DEVELOPMENT: The Experiences of China and Taiwan | By David C. SchakCIVILITY AND ITS DEVELOPMENT: The Experiences of China and Taiwan | By David C. Schak
Melissa J. Brown | August 27, 2019

RESIGNED ACTIVISM: Living with Pollution in Rural China | By Anna Lora-WainwrightRESIGNED ACTIVISM: Living with Pollution in Rural China | By Anna Lora-Wainwright
Kenneth W. Foster | August 27, 2019

HANDBOOK OF WELFARE IN CHINA | Edited by Beatriz Carrillo, Johanna Hood, and Paul KadetzHANDBOOK OF WELFARE IN CHINA | Edited by Beatriz Carrillo, Johanna Hood, and Paul Kadetz
Aiqun Hu | August 27, 2019

Northeast Asia

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THE KOREAN WAR IN ASIA: A Hidden History | Edited by Tessa Morris-SuzukiTHE KOREAN WAR IN ASIA: A Hidden History | Edited by Tessa Morris-Suzuki
Steven Hugh Lee | October 4, 2019

IMPERATIVES OF CARE: Women and Medicine in Colonial Korea | By Sonja M. KimIMPERATIVES OF CARE: Women and Medicine in Colonial Korea | By Sonja M. Kim
Jennifer Jung-Kim | October 4, 2019

RE-INVENTING AFRICA’S DEVELOPMENT: Linking Africa to the Korean Development Model | By Jong-Dae ParkRE-INVENTING AFRICA’S DEVELOPMENT: Linking Africa to the Korean Development Model | By Jong-Dae Park
Joonhwa Cho | October 4, 2019

THE ABE ADMINISTRATION AND THE RISE OF THE PRIME MINISTERIAL EXECUTIVE | By Aurelia George MulganTHE ABE ADMINISTRATION AND THE RISE OF THE PRIME MINISTERIAL EXECUTIVE | By Aurelia George Mulgan
Leonard Schoppa | August 29, 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 | August 27, 2019

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 | August 27, 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 | August 27, 2019

AT THE EDGE OF THE NATION: The Southern Kurils and the Search for Russia’s National Identity | By Paul B. RichardsonAT THE EDGE OF THE NATION: The Southern Kurils and the Search for Russia’s National Identity | By Paul B. Richardson
Igor Saveliev | August 27, 2019

WASTE: Consuming Postwar Japan | By Eiko Maruko SinawerWASTE: Consuming Postwar Japan | By Eiko Maruko Sinawer
Mary Alice Haddad | August 27, 2019

SANITIZED SEX: Regulating Prostitution, Venereal Disease, and Intimacy in Occupied Japan, 1945–1952 | By Robert KrammSANITIZED SEX: Regulating Prostitution, Venereal Disease, and Intimacy in Occupied Japan, 1945–1952 | By Robert Kramm
Tiantian Zheng | August 27, 2019

TRANCULTURAL JUSTICE AT THE TOKYO TRIBUNAL: The Allied Struggle for Justice, 1946–48 | Edited by Kerstin von LingenTRANCULTURAL JUSTICE AT THE TOKYO TRIBUNAL: The Allied Struggle for Justice, 1946–48 | Edited by Kerstin von Lingen
Yuma Totani | August 27, 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 | August 27, 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 | August 27, 2019

RETHINKING JAPANESE FEMINISMS | Edited by Julia C. Bullock, Ayako Kano, and James WelkerRETHINKING JAPANESE FEMINISMS | Edited by Julia C. Bullock, Ayako Kano, and James Welker
Sherry L. Martin | August 27, 2019

STRAIGHT KOREAN FEMALE FANS AND THEIR GAY FANTASIES | By Jungmin KwonSTRAIGHT KOREAN FEMALE FANS AND THEIR GAY FANTASIES | By Jungmin Kwon
David C. Oh | August 27, 2019

DRINKING BOMB AND SHOOTING METH: Alcohol and Drug Use in Japan | By Jeffrey W. AlexanderDRINKING BOMB AND SHOOTING METH: Alcohol and Drug Use in Japan | By Jeffrey W. Alexander
Paul Christensen | August 27, 2019

TOP-DOWN DEMOCRACY IN SOUTH KOREA | By Erik MobrandTOP-DOWN DEMOCRACY IN SOUTH KOREA | By Erik Mobrand
Joan E. Cho | August 27, 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 | August 4, 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

Southeast Asia

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VIETNAM’S FOREIGN POLICY UNDER DOI MOI | Edited by Le Hong Hiep and Anton TsvetovVIETNAM’S FOREIGN POLICY UNDER DOI MOI | Edited by Le Hong Hiep and Anton Tsvetov
Paul Schuler | October 4, 2019

LIBERALISM AND THE POSTCOLONY: Thinking the State in 20th-Century Philippines | By Lisandro E. ClaudioLIBERALISM AND THE POSTCOLONY: Thinking the State in 20th-Century Philippines | By Lisandro E. Claudio
Nicole Curato | October 4, 2019

FIELDWORK IN TIMOR-LESTE: Understanding Social Change through Practice | Edited by Maj Nygaard-Christensen and Angie BexleyFIELDWORK IN TIMOR-LESTE: Understanding Social Change through Practice | Edited by Maj Nygaard-Christensen and Angie Bexley
David Webster | August 27, 2019

SINGAPORE: Identity, Brand, Power | By Kenneth Paul TanSINGAPORE: Identity, Brand, Power | By Kenneth Paul Tan
Kai Ostwald | August 27, 2019

 CONSTITUTIONALISM AND LEGAL CHANGE IN MYANMAR | Edited by Andrew Harding with the assistance of Khin Khin Oo CONSTITUTIONALISM AND LEGAL CHANGE IN MYANMAR | Edited by Andrew Harding with the assistance of Khin Khin Oo
Kristina Simion | August 27, 2019

GOVERNING CAMBODIA’S FORESTS: The International Politics of Policy Reform | By Andrew CockGOVERNING CAMBODIA’S FORESTS: The International Politics of Policy Reform | By Andrew Cock
Sokphea Young | August 27, 2019

THE CHRONICLE OF A PEOPLE’S WAR: The Military and Strategic History of the Cambodian Civil War, 1979–1991 | By Boraden NhemTHE CHRONICLE OF A PEOPLE’S WAR: The Military and Strategic History of the Cambodian Civil War, 1979–1991 | By Boraden Nhem
Daniel Bultmann | August 27, 2019

Australasia & the Pacific Islands

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HOW TO DEFEND AUSTRALIA | By Hugh WhiteHOW TO DEFEND AUSTRALIA | By Hugh White
Randall Doyle | October 4, 2019

HARVESTS, FEASTS, AND GRAVES: Postcultural Consciousness in Contemporary Papua New Guinea | By Ryan SchramHARVESTS, FEASTS, AND GRAVES: Postcultural Consciousness in Contemporary Papua New Guinea | By Ryan Schram
John Barker | October 4, 2019

CORAL AND CONCRETE: Remembering Kwajalein Atoll Between Japan, America, and The Marshall Islands | By Greg DvorakCORAL AND CONCRETE: Remembering Kwajalein Atoll Between Japan, America, and The Marshall Islands | By Greg Dvorak
Holly M. Barker | October 4, 2019

PARADOXES OF HAWAIIAN SOVEREIGNTY: Land, Sex, and the Colonial Politics of State Nationalism | By J. Kēhaulani KauanuiPARADOXES OF HAWAIIAN SOVEREIGNTY: Land, Sex, and the Colonial Politics of State Nationalism | By J. Kēhaulani Kauanui
David Fazzino | August 29, 2019

KAIĀULU: Gathering Tides | By Mehana Blaich VaughanKAIĀULU: Gathering Tides | By Mehana Blaich Vaughan
Charles M. Langlas | August 27, 2019

ISLAND RIVERS: Fresh Water and Place in Oceania | Edited by John R. Wagner and Jerry K. JackaISLAND RIVERS: Fresh Water and Place in Oceania | Edited by John R. Wagner and Jerry K. Jacka
Andy Mills | August 27, 2019

FOUND IN TRANSLATION: Many Meanings on a North Australian Mission | By Laura RademakerFOUND IN TRANSLATION: Many Meanings on a North Australian Mission | By Laura Rademaker
David Troolin | August 27, 2019

DYNAMICS OF DIFFERENCE IN AUSTRALIA: Indigenous Past and Present in a Settler Country | By Francesca MerlanDYNAMICS OF DIFFERENCE IN AUSTRALIA: Indigenous Past and Present in a Settler Country | By Francesca Merlan
Toon van Meijl | August 27, 2019