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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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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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 ENVIRONMENT MOVEMENT | By Simon AvenellTRANSNATIONAL JAPAN IN THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT 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

Australasia & the Pacific Islands

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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