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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China & Inner Asia

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

CHOOSING DAUGHTERS: Family Change in Rural China | By Lihong ShiCHOOSING DAUGHTERS: Family Change in Rural China | By Lihong Shi
Yinni Peng

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

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

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

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

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

THE POLITICS OF MEMORY IN SINOPHONE CINEMAS AND IMAGE CULTURE: Altering Archives | Edited by Peng Hsiao-yen and Ella RaidelTHE POLITICS OF MEMORY IN SINOPHONE CINEMAS AND IMAGE CULTURE: Altering Archives | Edited by Peng Hsiao-yen and Ella Raidel
Shuk Ting Kinnia Yau

POWER VERSUS LAW IN MODERN CHINA: Cities, Courts, and the Communist Party | By Qiang Fang and Xiaobing LiPOWER VERSUS LAW IN MODERN CHINA: Cities, Courts, and the Communist Party | By Qiang Fang and Xiaobing Li
Xing Lijuan

REPORTING FOR CHINA: How Chinese Correspondents Work with the World | By Pál NyíriREPORTING FOR CHINA: How Chinese Correspondents Work with the World | By Pál Nyíri
Timothy B. Weston

GENDER, DATING AND VIOLENCE IN URBAN CHINA | By Xiying WangGENDER, DATING AND VIOLENCE IN URBAN CHINA | By Xiying Wang
Lihong Shi

THE CHINA-JAPAN CONFLICT OVER THE SENKAKU/DIAOYU ISLANDS: Useful Rivalry | By Anna CostaTHE CHINA-JAPAN CONFLICT OVER THE SENKAKU/DIAOYU ISLANDS: Useful Rivalry | By Anna Costa
Shusuke Murai

THE CIA AND THIRD FORCE MOVEMENTS IN CHINA DURING THE EARLY COLD WAR: The Great American Dream | By Roger B. JeansTHE CIA AND THIRD FORCE MOVEMENTS IN CHINA DURING THE EARLY COLD WAR: The Great American Dream | By Roger B. Jeans
Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa

THE CHINESE TYPEWRITER: A History | By Thomas S. MullaneyTHE CHINESE TYPEWRITER: A History | By Thomas S. Mullaney
Gloria Davies

THE WORLD IN GUANGZHOU: Africans and Other Foreigners in South China’s Global Marketplace | By Gordon Mathews with Linessa Dan Lin and Yang YangTHE WORLD IN GUANGZHOU: Africans and Other Foreigners in South China’s Global Marketplace | By Gordon Mathews with Linessa Dan Lin and Yang Yang
Kevin Carrico

RED AT HEART: How Chinese Communists Fell in Love with the Russian Revolution | By Elizabeth McGuireRED AT HEART: How Chinese Communists Fell in Love with the Russian Revolution | By Elizabeth McGuire
Steven I. Levine

Northeast Asia

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SHADOW EDUCATION AND SOCIAL INEQUALITIES IN JAPAN: Evolving Patterns and Conceptual Implications | By Steve R. EntrichSHADOW EDUCATION AND SOCIAL INEQUALITIES IN JAPAN: Evolving Patterns and Conceptual Implications | By Steve R. Entrich
Christopher Bjork

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

VOICE, SILENCE, AND SELF: Negotiations of Buraku Identity in Contemporary Japan | By Christopher Bondy.VOICE, SILENCE, AND SELF: Negotiations of Buraku Identity in Contemporary Japan | By Christopher Bondy.
Frank K. Upham

RE-RISING JAPAN: Its Strategic Power in International Relations | Edited by Hidekazu Sakai and Yoichiro SatoRE-RISING JAPAN: Its Strategic Power in International Relations | Edited by Hidekazu Sakai and Yoichiro Sato
David M. Potter

STAGED SEDUCTION: Selling Dreams in a Tokyo Host Club | By Akiko TakeyamaSTAGED SEDUCTION: Selling Dreams in a Tokyo Host Club | By Akiko Takeyama
David Leheny

WRITING TECHNOLOGY IN MEIJI JAPAN: A Media History of Modern Japanese Literature and Visual Culture | By Seth Jacobowitz.WRITING TECHNOLOGY IN MEIJI JAPAN: A Media History of Modern Japanese Literature and Visual Culture | By Seth Jacobowitz.
Zev Handel

SPORT IN KOREA: History, development, management | Edited by Dae Hee Kwak, Yong Jae Ko, Inkyu Kang, and Mark RosentraubSPORT IN KOREA: History, development, management | Edited by Dae Hee Kwak, Yong Jae Ko, Inkyu Kang, and Mark Rosentraub
Younghan Cho

HOMING: An Affective Topography of Ethnic Korean Return Migration | By Ji-Yeon O. JoHOMING: An Affective Topography of Ethnic Korean Return Migration | By Ji-Yeon O. Jo
Suk-Ki Kong

POLITICS IN NORTH AND SOUTH KOREA: Political Development, Economy, and Foreign Relations | By Yangmo Ku, Inyeop Lee, and Jongseok WooPOLITICS IN NORTH AND SOUTH KOREA: Political Development, Economy, and Foreign Relations | By Yangmo Ku, Inyeop Lee, and Jongseok Woo
Sung Chull Kim

ENNOBLING JAPAN’S SAVAGE NORTHEAST: Tōhoku as Postwar Thought, 1945–2011 | By Nathan HopsonENNOBLING JAPAN’S SAVAGE NORTHEAST: Tōhoku as Postwar Thought, 1945–2011 | By Nathan Hopson
Anne Giblin Gedacht

PROMISCUOUS MEDIA: Film and Visual Culture in Imperial Japan, 1926–1945 | By Hikari HoriPROMISCUOUS MEDIA: Film and Visual Culture in Imperial Japan, 1926–1945 | By Hikari Hori
Robert Tierney

SIGNIFICANT SOIL: Settler Colonialism and Japan’s Urban Empire in Manchuria | By Emer O’DwyerSIGNIFICANT SOIL: Settler Colonialism and Japan’s Urban Empire in Manchuria | By Emer O’Dwyer
Emily Matson

PURE LAND, REAL WORLD: Modern Buddhism, Japanese Leftists, and the Utopian Imagination | By Melissa Anne-Marie CurleyPURE LAND, REAL WORLD: Modern Buddhism, Japanese Leftists, and the Utopian Imagination | By Melissa Anne-Marie Curley
Richard Jaffe

TRANSNATIONAL JAPAN IN THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT | By Simon AvenellTRANSNATIONAL JAPAN IN THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT | By Simon Avenell
Petrice Flowers

ARCHITECTS OF OCCUPATION: American Experts and Planning for Postwar Japan | By Dayna L. BarnesARCHITECTS OF OCCUPATION: American Experts and Planning for Postwar Japan | By Dayna L. Barnes
Mark E. Caprio

GLOBALIZATION AND POPULAR MUSIC IN SOUTH KOREA: Sounding Out K-Pop | By Michael FuhrGLOBALIZATION AND POPULAR MUSIC IN SOUTH KOREA: Sounding Out K-Pop | By Michael Fuhr
CedarBough Saeji

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

Southeast Asia

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

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

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

MORAL POLITICS IN THE PHILIPPINES: Inequality, Democracy and the Urban Poor | By Wataru KusakaMORAL POLITICS IN THE PHILIPPINES: Inequality, Democracy and the Urban Poor | By Wataru Kusaka
Erhard Berner

IMPERIAL INTOXICATION: Alcohol and the Making of Colonial Indochina | By Gerard SasgesIMPERIAL INTOXICATION: Alcohol and the Making of Colonial Indochina | By Gerard Sasges
Mark W. McLeod

THE KILLING SEASON: A History of the Indonesian Massacres, 1965–66 | By Geoffrey B. RobinsonTHE KILLING SEASON: A History of the Indonesian Massacres, 1965–66 | By Geoffrey B. Robinson
Thomas B. Pepinsky

SOUTHEAST ASIA’S COLD WAR: An Interpretive History | By Ang Cheng GuanSOUTHEAST ASIA’S COLD WAR: An Interpretive History | By Ang Cheng Guan
Matthew Galway

FLAVORS OF EMPIRE: Food and the Making of Thai America | By Mark PadoongpattFLAVORS OF EMPIRE: Food and the Making of Thai America | By Mark Padoongpatt
Josephine Smart

WHY TERRORISTS QUIT: The Disengagement of Indonesian Jihadists | By Julie Chernov HwangWHY TERRORISTS QUIT: The Disengagement of Indonesian Jihadists | By Julie Chernov Hwang
Damien Kingsbury

VOTING BEHAVIOR IN INDONESIA SINCE DEMOCRATIZATION: Critical Democrats | By Saiful Mujani, R. William Liddle, and Kuskridho AmbardiVOTING BEHAVIOR IN INDONESIA SINCE DEMOCRATIZATION: Critical Democrats | By Saiful Mujani, R. William Liddle, and Kuskridho Ambardi
Nathan Allen

Australasia & the Pacific Islands

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MIXED RACE IDENTITIES IN AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND AND THE PACIFIC ISLANDS | Edited by Kirsten McGavin and Farida FozdarMIXED RACE IDENTITIES IN AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND AND THE PACIFIC ISLANDS | Edited by Kirsten McGavin and Farida Fozdar
Tui Nicola Clery

EMERGENT MASCULINITIES IN THE PACIFIC | Edited by Aletta Biersack and Martha MacintyreEMERGENT MASCULINITIES IN THE PACIFIC | Edited by Aletta Biersack and Martha Macintyre
Olivia Barnett-Naghshineh

YABAR: The Alienations of Murik Men in a Papua New Guinea Modernity. Culture, Mind, and Society | By David LipsetYABAR: The Alienations of Murik Men in a Papua New Guinea Modernity. Culture, Mind, and Society | By David Lipset
Laura Zimmer-Tamakoshi

WAYS OF BALOMA: Rethinking Magic and Kinship from the Trobriands | By Mark S. Mosko with Tabalu Pulayasi Daniel, Molubabeba Daniel, Pakalaki Tokulupai, and Yogaru VincentWAYS OF BALOMA: Rethinking Magic and Kinship from the Trobriands | By Mark S. Mosko with Tabalu Pulayasi Daniel, Molubabeba Daniel, Pakalaki Tokulupai, and Yogaru Vincent
Michelle MacCarthy

BREAKING THE SHELL: Voyaging from Nuclear Refugees to People of the Sea in the Marshall Islands | By Joseph H. GenzBREAKING THE SHELL: Voyaging from Nuclear Refugees to People of the Sea in the Marshall Islands | By Joseph H. Genz
Holly M. Barker

BEYOND ETHNICITY: New Politics of Race in Hawai‘i | Edited by Camilla Fojas, Rudy P. Guevarra Jr. and Nitasha Tamar SharmaBEYOND ETHNICITY: New Politics of Race in Hawai‘i | Edited by Camilla Fojas, Rudy P. Guevarra Jr. and Nitasha Tamar Sharma
Kara Hisatake

MOBILITIES OF RETURN: Pacific Perspectives | Edited by John Taylor and Helen LeeMOBILITIES OF RETURN: Pacific Perspectives | Edited by John Taylor and Helen Lee
Micah Van der Ryn

TAUTAI: Sāmoa, World History, and the Life of Ta’isi O.F. Nelson | By Patricia O’BrienTAUTAI: Sāmoa, World History, and the Life of Ta’isi O.F. Nelson | By Patricia O’Brien
Malama Meleisea

SELFHOOD AND RECOGNITION: Melanesian and Western Accounts of Relationality | By Anita C. Galuschek.SELFHOOD AND RECOGNITION: Melanesian and Western Accounts of Relationality | By Anita C. Galuschek.
Terry M. Brown

SINUOUS OBJECTS: Revaluing Women’s Wealth in the Contemporary Pacific | Edited by Anna-Karina Hermkens and Katherine LepaniSINUOUS OBJECTS: Revaluing Women’s Wealth in the Contemporary Pacific | Edited by Anna-Karina Hermkens and Katherine Lepani
John Barker