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Introduction: Renegotiating Social Risks in The People’s Republic of China and Japan

Introduction: Renegotiating Social Risks in The People’s Republic of China and Japan
Hanno Jentzsch and Alison Lamont

External Migrants under Mainland China’s Informal Welfare Regime: Risk Shifts, Resource Environments, and the Urban Employees’ Social Insurance

External Migrants under Mainland China’s Informal Welfare Regime: Risk Shifts, Resource Environments, and the Urban Employees’ Social Insurance
Armin Müller

The Death of a Child: Institutional Maintenance of Family Welfare after the 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake in the People’s Republic of China

The Death of a Child: Institutional Maintenance of Family Welfare after the 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake in the People’s Republic of China
Alison Lamont

Japan’s Changing Regional World of Welfare: Agricultural Reform, Hamlet-based Collective Farming, and the Local Renegotiation of Social Risks

Japan’s Changing Regional World of Welfare: Agricultural Reform, Hamlet-based Collective Farming, and the Local Renegotiation of Social Risks
Hanno Jentzsch

Local Policy Experimentation, Social Learning, and Development of Rural Pension Provision in China

Local Policy Experimentation, Social Learning, and Development of Rural Pension Provision in China
Ting Huang

From Employment Security to Managerial Precarity: Japan’s Changing Welfare-work Nexus and its Impacts on Mid-career Workers

From Employment Security to Managerial Precarity: Japan’s Changing Welfare-work Nexus and its Impacts on Mid-career Workers
Nana Okura Gagne

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China & Inner Asia

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MARKET IN STATE: The Political Economy of Domination in China | By Yongnian Zheng and Yanjie HuangMARKET IN STATE: The Political Economy of Domination in China | By Yongnian Zheng and Yanjie Huang
Roselyn Hsueh

POLARIZED CITIES: Portraits of Rich and Poor in Urban China | Edited by Dorothy J. SolingerPOLARIZED CITIES: Portraits of Rich and Poor in Urban China | Edited by Dorothy J. Solinger
Isabelle Côté and Yongfeng Tang

POLITICS OF RENEWABLE ENERGY IN CHINA | By Chen GangPOLITICS OF RENEWABLE ENERGY IN CHINA | By Chen Gang
Marius Korsnes

CHINA STEPS OUT: Beijing’s Major Power Engagement with the Developing World | Edited by Joshua Eisenman and Eric HeginbothamCHINA STEPS OUT: Beijing’s Major Power Engagement with the Developing World | Edited by Joshua Eisenman and Eric Heginbotham
Lynn T. White III

CHINA’S DREAM: The Culture of Chinese Communism and the Secret Sources of Its Power | By Kerry BrownCHINA’S DREAM: The Culture of Chinese Communism and the Secret Sources of Its Power | By Kerry Brown
Carolin Kautz

THE CONTENTIOUS PUBLIC SPHERE: Law, Media and Authoritarian Rule in China | By Ya-Wen LeiTHE CONTENTIOUS PUBLIC SPHERE: Law, Media and Authoritarian Rule in China | By Ya-Wen Lei
Jun Liu

YELLOW PERILS: China Narratives in the Contemporary World | Edited by Franck Billé and Sören UrbanskyYELLOW PERILS: China Narratives in the Contemporary World | Edited by Franck Billé and Sören Urbansky
Ka-Kin Cheuk

CHINA’S EURASIAN DILEMMAS: Roads and Risks for a Sustainable Global Power | By R. James FergusonCHINA’S EURASIAN DILEMMAS: Roads and Risks for a Sustainable Global Power | By R. James Ferguson
Stephanie Winkler

TRUST AND MISTRUST IN THE ECONOMIES OF THE CHINA-RUSSIA BORDERLANDS | Edited by Caroline HumphreyTRUST AND MISTRUST IN THE ECONOMIES OF THE CHINA-RUSSIA BORDERLANDS | Edited by Caroline Humphrey
Steven Parham

CONTESTING CYBERSPACE IN CHINA: Online Expression and Authoritarian Resilience | By Rongbin HanCONTESTING CYBERSPACE IN CHINA: Online Expression and Authoritarian Resilience | By Rongbin Han
Hualing Fu

DESTINATION CHINA: Immigration to China in the Post-Reform Era | Edited by Angela Lehmann and Pauline LeonardDESTINATION CHINA: Immigration to China in the Post-Reform Era | Edited by Angela Lehmann and Pauline Leonard
Gordon Mathews 

NAVIGATING SEMI-COLONIALISM: Shipping, Sovereignty, and Nation-Building in China, 1860–1937 | By Anne ReinhardtNAVIGATING SEMI-COLONIALISM: Shipping, Sovereignty, and Nation-Building in China, 1860–1937 | By Anne Reinhardt
Zhaojin Zeng

MONGOLIA REMADE: Post-socialist National Culture, Political Economy, and Cosmopolitics | By David SneathMONGOLIA REMADE: Post-socialist National Culture, Political Economy, and Cosmopolitics | By David Sneath
Morris Rossabi  

Northeast Asia

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POLITICAL CORRUPTION AND SCANDALS IN JAPAN | By Matthew M. Carlson and Steven R. ReedPOLITICAL CORRUPTION AND SCANDALS IN JAPAN | By Matthew M. Carlson and Steven R. Reed
Kenneth Mori McElwain

SOKA GAKKAI’S HUMAN REVOLUTION: The Rise of a Mimetic Nation in Modern Japan | By Levi McLaughlinSOKA GAKKAI’S HUMAN REVOLUTION: The Rise of a Mimetic Nation in Modern Japan | By Levi McLaughlin
Daniel K. Nagashima

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

FOOD SAFETY AFTER FUKUSHIMA: Scientific Citizenship and the Politics of Risk | By Nicolas Sternsdorff-CisternaFOOD SAFETY AFTER FUKUSHIMA: Scientific Citizenship and the Politics of Risk | By Nicolas Sternsdorff-Cisterna
Daniel P. Aldrich

JAPAN: History and Culture From Classical to Cool | By Nancy K. StalkerJAPAN: History and Culture From Classical to Cool | By Nancy K. Stalker
Linda H. Chance

JAPANESE CULTURE THROUGH VIDEOGAMES | By Rachael HutchinsonJAPANESE CULTURE THROUGH VIDEOGAMES | By Rachael Hutchinson
Kathryn Hemmann

INTERPRETING ANIME | By Christopher BoltonINTERPRETING ANIME | By Christopher Bolton
Marc Steinberg

MODERN KYOTO: Building for Ceremony and Commemoration, 1868–1940 | By Alice Y. TsengMODERN KYOTO: Building for Ceremony and Commemoration, 1868–1940 | By Alice Y. Tseng
 Timothy Unverzagt Goddard

THE RISE OF K-DRAMAS: Essays on Korean Television and Its Global Consumption | Edited by JaeYoon Park and Ann-Gee LeeTHE RISE OF K-DRAMAS: Essays on Korean Television and Its Global Consumption | Edited by JaeYoon Park and Ann-Gee Lee
Ju Oak Kim

INVINCIBLE AND RIGHTEOUS OUTLAW: The Korean Hero Hong Gildong in Literature, History, and Culture | By Minsoo KangINVINCIBLE AND RIGHTEOUS OUTLAW: The Korean Hero Hong Gildong in Literature, History, and Culture | By Minsoo Kang
James H. Grayson

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

Southeast Asia

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NONTRADITIONAL SECURITY CHALLENGES IN SOUTHEAST ASIA: The Transnational Dimension | By Amy L. Freedman and Ann Marie MurphyNONTRADITIONAL SECURITY CHALLENGES IN SOUTHEAST ASIA: The Transnational Dimension | By Amy L. Freedman and Ann Marie Murphy
Ja Ian Chong

THAILAND: Shifting Ground between the US and a Rising China | By Benjamin ZawackiTHAILAND: Shifting Ground between the US and a Rising China | By Benjamin Zawacki
Kornphanat Tungkeunkunt

MYANMAR TRANSFORMED?: People, Places and Politics. Myanmar Update Series | Edited by Justine Chambers, Gerard McCarthy, Nicholas Farrelly, and Chit WinMYANMAR TRANSFORMED?: People, Places and Politics. Myanmar Update Series | Edited by Justine Chambers, Gerard McCarthy, Nicholas Farrelly, and Chit Win
Isabel Chew

A NATION ON THE LINE: Call Centres as Postcolonial Predicaments in the Philippines | By Jan M. PadiosA NATION ON THE LINE: Call Centres as Postcolonial Predicaments in the Philippines | By Jan M. Padios
Kingsley Bolton

CAMBODIA: Return to Authoritarianism | By Kheang UnCAMBODIA: Return to Authoritarianism | By Kheang Un
David Chandler

CHINESE INDONESIANS IN POST-SUHARTO INDONESIA: Democratisation and Ethnic Minorities | By Wu-Ling ChongCHINESE INDONESIANS IN POST-SUHARTO INDONESIA: Democratisation and Ethnic Minorities | By Wu-Ling Chong
Alexander R. Arifianto

HAMKA AND ISLAM: Cosmopolitan Reform in the Malay World | By Khairudin AljuniedHAMKA AND ISLAM: Cosmopolitan Reform in the Malay World | By Khairudin Aljunied
James Edmonds

INDONESIA: Twenty Years of Democracy | By Jamie S. DavidsonINDONESIA: Twenty Years of Democracy | By Jamie S. Davidson
Nila Ayu Utami

DEMOCRACY FOR SALE: Elections, Clientelism, and the State in Indonesia | By Edward Aspinall and Ward BerenschotDEMOCRACY FOR SALE: Elections, Clientelism, and the State in Indonesia | By Edward Aspinall and Ward Berenschot
Shane Barter

DEPARTING FROM JAVA: Javanese Labour, Migration and Diaspora | Edited by Rosemarijn Hoefte and Peter MeelDEPARTING FROM JAVA: Javanese Labour, Migration and Diaspora | Edited by Rosemarijn Hoefte and Peter Meel
Andy Scott Chang

HOME IS NOT HERE | By Wang GungwuHOME IS NOT HERE | By Wang Gungwu
Ooi Kee Beng