For Publishers & Film Producers

If you would like to see a book or documentary film reviewed by Pacific Affairs please send the promotional material (catalogue, news release, etc. ) either by email to or regular mail to the following address:

Book Review Editor
Pacific Affairs
The University of British Columbia
#376-1855 West Mall
Vancouver, BC,   V6T 1Z2

Please note:

To avoid unnecessary customs charges mark the package clearly: Sample – For Review Purposes Only

We ONLY review books and documentary films published or released within the previous 2 years.

We do not review second (or third) editions unless there have been major changes.

We do NOT accept:

  • textbooks
  • reference materials
  • works of fiction or literary analysis
  • fine art books
  • books where the main chronological coverage pre-dates 1900
As an area-studies journal we are focussed on the Pacific Rim region, namely:

Asia General (books that cover more than one Asian country)
China and Inner Asia (including Mongolia, Tibet)
Northeast Asia (Japan, North and South Korea)
South Asia (India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Kashmir, Nepal)
Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia)
Australasia and the Pacific Islands (Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Papua New Guinea, Micronesia)

Subject areas we cover are: (the focus must be current – 1900 to present day)

Political Science
Politics and International Relations
Media & Communications
Development Studies
Military, Strategic and Security Studies
Planning and Urban Design
Women and Gender Studies
Other – public health, migration, etc.

Disclaimer: While we make every effort to review all books sent to us that are within our purview we cannot guarantee all books will be reviewed.


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Fax: 604-822-9452

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