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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PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF DESIRE | Directed, produced, cinematography, edited by Hao WuPEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF DESIRE | Directed, produced, cinematography, edited by Hao Wu
Sheng Zou | November 20, 2019

WILL CHINA’S RISE BE PEACEFUL?: Security, Stability, and Legitimacy | Edited by Asle TojeWILL CHINA’S RISE BE PEACEFUL?: Security, Stability, and Legitimacy | Edited by Asle Toje
Chengxin Pan | November 20, 2019

CHINA IN THE GLOBAL POLITICAL ECONOMY: From Developmental to Entrepreneurial | By Gordon C.K. CheungCHINA IN THE GLOBAL POLITICAL ECONOMY: From Developmental to Entrepreneurial | By Gordon C.K. Cheung
Tian He | November 20, 2019

THE POLITICS OF COMPASSION: The Sichuan Earthquake and Civic Engagement in China | By Bin XuTHE POLITICS OF COMPASSION: The Sichuan Earthquake and Civic Engagement in China | By Bin Xu
Shijing Zhang | October 30, 2019

CHINA’S REGIONS IN AN ERA OF GLOBALIZATION | By Tim SummersCHINA’S REGIONS IN AN ERA OF GLOBALIZATION | By Tim Summers
Hong Yu | October 30, 2019

THE GENDER LEGACY OF THE MAO ERA: Women’s Life Stories in Contemporary China | By Xin HuangTHE GENDER LEGACY OF THE MAO ERA: Women’s Life Stories in Contemporary China | By Xin Huang
Feng Xu | October 30, 2019

MAOISM: A Global History | By Julia LovellMAOISM: A Global History | By Julia Lovell
Norbert Francis | October 30, 2019

CONFESSIONS OF A RED GUARD: A Chinese Novelist Recounts His Experiences During China’s Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution | By Liang Xiaosheng; Translated by Howard GoldblattCONFESSIONS OF A RED GUARD: A Chinese Novelist Recounts His Experiences During China’s Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution | By Liang Xiaosheng; Translated by Howard Goldblatt
Yixin Chen | October 30, 2019

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

Northeast Asia

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JAPAN DECIDES 2017: The Japanese General Election | Edited by Robert J. Pekkanen, Steven R. Reed, Ethan Scheiner, and Daniel M. SmithJAPAN DECIDES 2017: The Japanese General Election | Edited by Robert J. Pekkanen, Steven R. Reed, Ethan Scheiner, and Daniel M. Smith
 Gregory W. Noble | November 20, 2019

DIVA NATION: Female Icons from Japanese Cultural History | Edited by Laura Miller and Rebecca CopelandDIVA NATION: Female Icons from Japanese Cultural History | Edited by Laura Miller and Rebecca Copeland
Elizabeth D. Lublin | November 20, 2019

K-POP LIVE: Fans, Idols, and Multimedia Performance | By Suk-Young KimK-POP LIVE: Fans, Idols, and Multimedia Performance | By Suk-Young Kim
Nikki J.Y. Lee | November 20, 2019

TAMING JAPAN’S DEFLATION: The Debate over Unconventional Monetary Policy | By Gene Park, Saori N. Katada, Giacomo Chiozza, and Yoshiko KojoTAMING JAPAN’S DEFLATION: The Debate over Unconventional Monetary Policy | By Gene Park, Saori N. Katada, Giacomo Chiozza, and Yoshiko Kojo
Joseph E. Gagnon | November 19, 2019

PRODUCING HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI: Literature, Film, and Transnational Politics | By Yuko ShibataPRODUCING HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI: Literature, Film, and Transnational Politics | By Yuko Shibata
Michael P. Cronin | November 19, 2019

CONTRACEPTIVE DIPLOMACY: Reproductive Politics and Imperial Ambitions in the United States and Japan | By Aiko Takeuchi-DemirciCONTRACEPTIVE DIPLOMACY: Reproductive Politics and Imperial Ambitions in the United States and Japan | By Aiko Takeuchi-Demirci
Paul Christensen | November 19, 2019

GEOGRAPHIES OF KINSHIP | Directed by Deann Borshay LiemGEOGRAPHIES OF KINSHIP | Directed by Deann Borshay Liem
Albert Lee | October 30, 2019

FROM THE MOUNTAINS TO THE CITIES: A History of Buddhist Propagation in Modern Korea | By Mark A. NathanFROM THE MOUNTAINS TO THE CITIES: A History of Buddhist Propagation in Modern Korea | By Mark A. Nathan
Lucy Jee | October 30, 2019

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

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

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

Australasia & the Pacific Islands

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INSIDE THE GREENS: The origins and future of the party, the people and the politics | By Paddy ManningINSIDE THE GREENS: The origins and future of the party, the people and the politics | By Paddy Manning
Randall Doyle | November 19, 2019

FROM SECRET BALLOT TO DEMOCRACY SAUSAGE: How Australia Got Compulsory Voting | By Judith BrettFROM SECRET BALLOT TO DEMOCRACY SAUSAGE: How Australia Got Compulsory Voting | By Judith Brett
Shane Barter and Ana Schugurensky | November 19, 2019

PACIFIC FUTURES: Past and Present | Edited by Warwick Anderson, Miranda Johnson, and Barbara BrookesPACIFIC FUTURES: Past and Present | Edited by Warwick Anderson, Miranda Johnson, and Barbara Brookes
Michael Main | October 30, 2019

FAST MONEY SCHEMES: Hope and Deception in Papua New Guinea | By John CoxFAST MONEY SCHEMES: Hope and Deception in Papua New Guinea | By John Cox
Anna-Karina Hermkens | October 30, 2019

PACIFIC REALITIES: Changing Perspectives on Resilience and Resistance | Edited by Laurent Dousset and Mélissa NayralPACIFIC REALITIES: Changing Perspectives on Resilience and Resistance | Edited by Laurent Dousset and Mélissa Nayral
Wenzhen He | October 30, 2019

TADAIMA! I AM HOME: A Transnational Family History | By Tom CoffmanTADAIMA! I AM HOME: A Transnational Family History | By Tom Coffman
Ruth (Lute) Faleolo | October 30, 2019

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