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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CHINESE FANS OF JAPANESE AND KOREAN POP CULTURE: Nationalistic Narratives and International Fandom | By Lu ChenCHINESE FANS OF JAPANESE AND KOREAN POP CULTURE: Nationalistic Narratives and International Fandom | By Lu Chen
Hui Faye Xiao | February 21, 2019

CHINA AND TRANSBOUNDARY WATER POLITICS IN ASIA | Edited by Hongzhou Zhang and Mingjiang LiCHINA AND TRANSBOUNDARY WATER POLITICS IN ASIA | Edited by Hongzhou Zhang and Mingjiang Li
David Pietz | February 21, 2019

US-CHINA RELATIONS: Perilous Past, Uncertain Present | By Robert G. SutterUS-CHINA RELATIONS: Perilous Past, Uncertain Present | By Robert G. Sutter
Zhiqun Zhu | January 14, 2019

CHOOSING DAUGHTERS: Family Change in Rural China | By Lihong ShiCHOOSING DAUGHTERS: Family Change in Rural China | By Lihong Shi
Yinni Peng | January 14, 2019

GINSENG AND BORDERLAND: Territorial Boundaries and Political Relations Between Qing China and Chosŏn Korea, 1636–1912 | By Seonmin KimGINSENG AND BORDERLAND: Territorial Boundaries and Political Relations Between Qing China and Chosŏn Korea, 1636–1912 | By Seonmin Kim
Michael Kim | January 14, 2019

EDUCATION AND SOCIETY IN POST-MAO CHINA | By Edward Vickers and Zeng XiaodongEDUCATION AND SOCIETY IN POST-MAO CHINA | By Edward Vickers and Zeng Xiaodong
William Jankowiak | January 14, 2019

THE GREAT HAN: Race, Nationalism, and Tradition in China Today | By Kevin Carrico  & THE HAN: China’s Diverse Majority | By Agnieszka Joniak-LuthiTHE GREAT HAN: Race, Nationalism, and Tradition in China Today | By Kevin Carrico  & THE HAN: China’s Diverse Majority | By Agnieszka Joniak-Luthi
Elena Barabantseva | January 14, 2019

RED SWAN: How Unorthodox Policy-Making Facilitated China’s Rise | By Sebastian HeilmannRED SWAN: How Unorthodox Policy-Making Facilitated China’s Rise | By Sebastian Heilmann
Kenneth W. Foster | January 14, 2019

THE RETURN OF BIPOLARITY IN WORLD POLITICS: China, the United States, and Geostructural Realism | By Øystein TunsjøTHE RETURN OF BIPOLARITY IN WORLD POLITICS: China, the United States, and Geostructural Realism | By Øystein Tunsjø
Yong Deng | January 14, 2019

Northeast Asia

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SOUTH KOREA AT THE CROSSROADS: Autonomy and Alliance in an Era of Rival Powers | By Scott A. SnyderSOUTH KOREA AT THE CROSSROADS: Autonomy and Alliance in an Era of Rival Powers | By Scott A. Snyder
 Youngjun Kim | March 11, 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

TRANSGRESSION IN KOREA: Beyond Resistance and Control | Edited by Juhn Y. AhnTRANSGRESSION IN KOREA: Beyond Resistance and Control | Edited by Juhn Y. Ahn
Su-Kyoung Hwang | February 21, 2019

DIASPORA AND IDENTITY: Japanese Brazilians in Brazil and Japan | By Mieko NishidaDIASPORA AND IDENTITY: Japanese Brazilians in Brazil and Japan | By Mieko Nishida
Naoto Higuchi | February 21, 2019

THE STRANGE CHILD: Education and the Psychology of Patriotism in Recessionary Japan | By Andrea Gevurtz AraiTHE STRANGE CHILD: Education and the Psychology of Patriotism in Recessionary Japan | By Andrea Gevurtz Arai
June A. Gordon | February 21, 2019

AN ANTHROPOLOGY OF THE MACHINE: Tokyo’s Commuter Train Network | By Michael FischAN ANTHROPOLOGY OF THE MACHINE: Tokyo’s Commuter Train Network | By Michael Fisch
John Calimente | February 21, 2019

HONORED AND DISHONORED GUESTS: Westerners in Wartime Japan | By W. Puck BrecherHONORED AND DISHONORED GUESTS: Westerners in Wartime Japan | By W. Puck Brecher
Dayna Barnes | February 21, 2019

THE DISPLACEMENT OF BORDERS AMONG RUSSIAN KOREANS IN NORTHEAST ASIA | By Hyun Gwi ParkTHE DISPLACEMENT OF BORDERS AMONG RUSSIAN KOREANS IN NORTHEAST ASIA | By Hyun Gwi Park
Sarah C.M. Paine | January 14, 2019

SMARTLAND KOREA: Mobile Communication, Culture, and Society | By Dal Yong JinSMARTLAND KOREA: Mobile Communication, Culture, and Society | By Dal Yong Jin
Hyeryoung Ok | January 14, 2019

DESTINY: The Secret Operations of the Yodogō Exiles | By Kōji TakazawaDESTINY: The Secret Operations of the Yodogō Exiles | By Kōji Takazawa
Scott North | January 14, 2019

FROM MIRACLE TO MIRAGE: The Making and Unmaking of the Korean Middle Class, 1960–2015 | By Myungji YangFROM MIRACLE TO MIRAGE: The Making and Unmaking of the Korean Middle Class, 1960–2015 | By Myungji Yang
Paul Kuznets | January 14, 2019

ONE KOREA: Visions of Korean unification | Edited by Tae-Hwan Kwak and Seung-Ho JooONE KOREA: Visions of Korean unification | Edited by Tae-Hwan Kwak and Seung-Ho Joo
Yangmo Ku | January 14, 2019

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND POLICY IN KOREA: Its Evolution and Challenges | Edited by Keun Namkoong, Kyung-ho Cho, and Sangmook KimPUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND POLICY IN KOREA: Its Evolution and Challenges | Edited by Keun Namkoong, Kyung-ho Cho, and Sangmook Kim
Thomas Richard Klassen | January 14, 2019

P’UNGSU: A Study of Geomancy in Korea | Edited by Hong-key YoonP’UNGSU: A Study of Geomancy in Korea | Edited by Hong-key Yoon
Laurel Kendall | January 14, 2019

UNVEILING THE NORTH KOREAN ECONOMY: Collapse and Transition | By Byung-Yeon KimUNVEILING THE NORTH KOREAN ECONOMY: Collapse and Transition | By Byung-Yeon Kim
Rudiger Frank | January 14, 2019

BUNRETSU TO TŌGŌ NO NIHON SEIJI [PARTY SYSTEM INSTITUTIONALIZATION IN JAPAN]: Tōchi Kikō Kaikaku to Seitō Shisutemu no Hen’yō [Between Fragmentation and Integration] | By Sunahara YōsukeBUNRETSU TO TŌGŌ NO NIHON SEIJI [PARTY SYSTEM INSTITUTIONALIZATION IN JAPAN]: Tōchi Kikō Kaikaku to Seitō Shisutemu no Hen’yō [Between Fragmentation and Integration] | By Sunahara Yōsuke
Kenya Amano | January 14, 2019

LEADER SYMBOLS AND PERSONALITY CULT IN NORTH KOREA: The leader state | By Jae-Cheon LimLEADER SYMBOLS AND PERSONALITY CULT IN NORTH KOREA: The leader state | By Jae-Cheon Lim
Avram Agov | January 14, 2019

South Asia & the Himalayas

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EVERYDAY SUSTAINABILITY: Gender Justice and Fair Trade Tea in Darjeeling |By Debarati SenEVERYDAY SUSTAINABILITY: Gender Justice and Fair Trade Tea in Darjeeling |By Debarati Sen
Mythri Jegathesan | March 4, 2019

THE PATIENT MULTIPLE: An Ethnography of Healthcare and Decision-Making in Bhutan | By Jonathan TaeeTHE PATIENT MULTIPLE: An Ethnography of Healthcare and Decision-Making in Bhutan | By Jonathan Taee
John Barker | March 4, 2019

THE COW IN THE ELEVATOR: An Anthropology of Wonder | By Tulasi SrinivasTHE COW IN THE ELEVATOR: An Anthropology of Wonder | By Tulasi Srinivas
Andrew C. Willford | February 21, 2019

THE HIMALAYAS AND INDIA-CHINA RELATIONS | By Devendra Nath PanigrahiTHE HIMALAYAS AND INDIA-CHINA RELATIONS | By Devendra Nath Panigrahi
Prashant Kumar Singh | February 21, 2019

FAR OUT: Countercultural Seekers and the Tourist Encounter in Nepal | By Mark LiechtyFAR OUT: Countercultural Seekers and the Tourist Encounter in Nepal | By Mark Liechty
Sanjog Rupakheti | February 21, 2019

DALITS AND THE MAKING OF MODERN INDIA | By Chinnaiah JangamDALITS AND THE MAKING OF MODERN INDIA | By Chinnaiah Jangam
Vivek Kumar | February 21, 2019

HOW INDIA BECAME DEMOCRATIC: Citizenship and the Making of the Universal Franchise | By Ornit ShaniHOW INDIA BECAME DEMOCRATIC: Citizenship and the Making of the Universal Franchise | By Ornit Shani
Gilles Verniers | January 14, 2019

SUBJECTS OF MODERNITY: Time-space, disciplines, margins | By Saurabh DubeSUBJECTS OF MODERNITY: Time-space, disciplines, margins | By Saurabh Dube
Vanlal Hmangaiha | January 14, 2019

THE GENDERED PROLETARIAT: Sex Work, Workers’ Movement, and Agency | By Swati GhoshTHE GENDERED PROLETARIAT: Sex Work, Workers’ Movement, and Agency | By Swati Ghosh
Simanti Dasgupta | January 14, 2019

Southeast Asia

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SALVAGE: Cultural Resilience among the Jorai of Northeast Cambodia | By Krisna UkSALVAGE: Cultural Resilience among the Jorai of Northeast Cambodia | By Krisna Uk
Frank Proschan | March 4, 2019

TAMING BABEL: Language in the Making of Malaysia | By Rachel LeowTAMING BABEL: Language in the Making of Malaysia | By Rachel Leow
Amy H. Liu | March 4, 2019

POLITICS AND CONSTITUTIONS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA | Edited by Marco Bünte and Björn DresselPOLITICS AND CONSTITUTIONS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA | Edited by Marco Bünte and Björn Dressel
 Mark Tushnet | February 21, 2019

BEYOND DECENT WORK: The Cultural Political Economy of Labour Struggles in Indonesia | By Felix HaufBEYOND DECENT WORK: The Cultural Political Economy of Labour Struggles in Indonesia | By Felix Hauf
Kilim Park | February 21, 2019

THE INDONESIAN WAY: ASEAN, Europeanization, and Foreign Policy Debates in a New Democracy | By Jürgen RülandTHE INDONESIAN WAY: ASEAN, Europeanization, and Foreign Policy Debates in a New Democracy | By Jürgen Rüland
Stéphanie Martel | February 21, 2019

PARTICIPATION WITHOUT DEMOCRACY: Containing Conflict in Southeast Asia | By Garry RodanPARTICIPATION WITHOUT DEMOCRACY: Containing Conflict in Southeast Asia | By Garry Rodan
Kai Ostwald | January 14, 2019

LIVING WITH MYTHS IN SINGAPORE | Edited by Loh Kah Seng, Thum Ping Tjin, and Jack Meng-Tat ChiaLIVING WITH MYTHS IN SINGAPORE | Edited by Loh Kah Seng, Thum Ping Tjin, and Jack Meng-Tat Chia
Elvin Ong | January 14, 2019

BECOMING BETTER MUSLIMS: Religious Authority and Ethical Improvement in Aceh, Indonesia | By David KloosBECOMING BETTER MUSLIMS: Religious Authority and Ethical Improvement in Aceh, Indonesia | By David Kloos
Etin Anwar | January 14, 2019