Forthcoming Issue

December 2020

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The following book and film 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.

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Book Reviews


Asia General

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ACROSS OCEANS OF LAW: The Komagata Maru and Jurisdiction in the Time of Empire | By Renisa MawaniACROSS OCEANS OF LAW: The Komagata Maru and Jurisdiction in the Time of Empire | By Renisa Mawani
Radhika Mongia | September 30, 2020

STATEBUILDING BY IMPOSITION: Resistance and Control in Colonial Taiwan and the Philippines | By Reo MatsuzakiSTATEBUILDING BY IMPOSITION: Resistance and Control in Colonial Taiwan and the Philippines | By Reo Matsuzaki
Jong-sung You | September 15, 2020

POSTCOLONIAL GRIEF: The Afterlives of the Pacific Wars in the Americas | By Jinah KimPOSTCOLONIAL GRIEF: The Afterlives of the Pacific Wars in the Americas | By Jinah Kim
Nobuko Adachi | September 15, 2020

DIVIDED ALLIES: Strategic Cooperation against the Communist Threat in the Asia-Pacific during the Early Cold War | By Thomas K. Robb and James GillDIVIDED ALLIES: Strategic Cooperation against the Communist Threat in the Asia-Pacific during the Early Cold War | By Thomas K. Robb and James Gill
Thomas Wilkins | September 15, 2020

ASYMMETRICAL NEIGHBORS: Borderland State Building between China and Southeast Asia | By Enze HanASYMMETRICAL NEIGHBORS: Borderland State Building between China and Southeast Asia | By Enze Han
Yow Cheun Hoe | September 15, 2020

THE NEW ASEAN IN ASIA PACIFIC & BEYOND | By Shaun NarineTHE NEW ASEAN IN ASIA PACIFIC & BEYOND | By Shaun Narine
Hiro Katsumata | September 15, 2020

RESURGENT ASIA: Diversity in Development | By Deepak NayyarRESURGENT ASIA: Diversity in Development | By Deepak Nayyar
Jikon Lai | September 15, 2020

China & Inner Asia

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REVOLUTIONARY LEGACY, POWER STRUCTURE, AND GRASSROOTS CAPITALISM UNDER THE RED FLAG IN CHINA | By Qi Zhang and Mingxing LiuREVOLUTIONARY LEGACY, POWER STRUCTURE, AND GRASSROOTS CAPITALISM UNDER THE RED FLAG IN CHINA | By Qi Zhang and Mingxing Liu
Jianjun Zhang | September 30, 2020

HOW CHINA SEES THE WORLD: Insights from China’s International Relations Scholars | By Huiyun Feng, Kai He, and Xiaojun LiHOW CHINA SEES THE WORLD: Insights from China’s International Relations Scholars | By Huiyun Feng, Kai He, and Xiaojun Li
Robert G. Sutter | September 30, 2020

MORALITY AND MONASTIC REVIVAL IN POST-MAO TIBET | By Jane E. CapleMORALITY AND MONASTIC REVIVAL IN POST-MAO TIBET | By Jane E. Caple
Geoffrey Barstow | September 15, 2020

FOUND IN TRANSITION: Hong Kong Studies in the Age of China | By Yiu-Wai ChuFOUND IN TRANSITION: Hong Kong Studies in the Age of China | By Yiu-Wai Chu
Gordon Mathews | September 15, 2020

THE UMBRELLA MOVEMENT: Civil Resistance and Contentious Space in Hong Kong | Edited by Ngok Ma and Edmund W. ChengTHE UMBRELLA MOVEMENT: Civil Resistance and Contentious Space in Hong Kong | Edited by Ngok Ma and Edmund W. Cheng
 Ben Bland | September 15, 2020

SOVEREIGNTY IN CHINA: A Genealogy of a Concept Since 1840 | By Maria Adele CarraiSOVEREIGNTY IN CHINA: A Genealogy of a Concept Since 1840 | By Maria Adele Carrai
Xingzhong Yu | September 15, 2020

EDUCATION IN CHINA: Philosophy, Politics and Culture | By Janette RyanEDUCATION IN CHINA: Philosophy, Politics and Culture | By Janette Ryan
Julia Kwong | September 15, 2020

CHINA’S FOOTPRINTS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA | Edited by Marie Serena I. Diokno, Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao, and Alan H. YangCHINA’S FOOTPRINTS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA | Edited by Marie Serena I. Diokno, Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao, and Alan H. Yang
Shaun Narine | September 15, 2020

ACTIVE DEFENSE: China’s Military Strategy since 1949 | By M. Taylor FravelACTIVE DEFENSE: China’s Military Strategy since 1949 | By M. Taylor Fravel
June Teufel Dreyer | September 15, 2020

CHINA IN THE WORLD: An Anthropology of Confucius Institutes, Soft Power, and Globalization | By Jennifer HubbertCHINA IN THE WORLD: An Anthropology of Confucius Institutes, Soft Power, and Globalization | By Jennifer Hubbert
Luwei Rose Luqiu | September 15, 2020

CHALLENGES TO CHINA’S ECONOMIC STATECRAFT: A Global Perspective. Challenges Facing Chinese Political Development | Edited by Yi Edward Yang with Wei LiangCHALLENGES TO CHINA’S ECONOMIC STATECRAFT: A Global Perspective. Challenges Facing Chinese Political Development | Edited by Yi Edward Yang with Wei Liang
Maria Adele Carrai | September 15, 2020

Northeast Asia

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BLACK WAVE: How Networks and Governance Shaped Japan’s 3/11 Disasters | By Daniel P. AldrichBLACK WAVE: How Networks and Governance Shaped Japan’s 3/11 Disasters | By Daniel P. Aldrich
Koichi Hasegawa | September 30, 2020

UNDERSTANDING GOVERNANCE IN CONTEMPORARY JAPAN: Transformation and the regulatory state | By Masahiro MogakiUNDERSTANDING GOVERNANCE IN CONTEMPORARY JAPAN: Transformation and the regulatory state | By Masahiro Mogaki
Euisuok Han | September 30, 2020

THE HIJACKED WAR: The Story of Chinese POWs in the Korean War | By David Cheng ChangTHE HIJACKED WAR: The Story of Chinese POWs in the Korean War | By David Cheng Chang
Son Daekwon | September 15, 2020

K-POP IDOLS: Popular Culture and the Emergence of the Korean Music Industry | By Dal Yong Jin and Hark Joon LeeK-POP IDOLS: Popular Culture and the Emergence of the Korean Music Industry | By Dal Yong Jin and Hark Joon Lee
Seung-Ah Lee | September 15, 2020

FROM FACTORY GIRLS TO K-POP IDOL GIRLS: Cultural Politics of Developmentalism, Patriarchy, and Neoliberalism in South Korea’s Popular Music Industry | By Gooyong Kim; Foreword by Douglas KellnerFROM FACTORY GIRLS TO K-POP IDOL GIRLS: Cultural Politics of Developmentalism, Patriarchy, and Neoliberalism in South Korea’s Popular Music Industry | By Gooyong Kim; Foreword by Douglas Kellner
Hyejin Jo | September 15, 2020

GENDER AND CLASS IN CONTEMPORARY SOUTH KOREA: Intersectionality and Transnationality | Edited by Hae Yeon Choo, John Lie, and Laura C. NelsonGENDER AND CLASS IN CONTEMPORARY SOUTH KOREA: Intersectionality and Transnationality | Edited by Hae Yeon Choo, John Lie, and Laura C. Nelson
Jinsook Kim | September 15, 2020

MEDIATIZED TRANSIENT MIGRANTS: Korean Visa-Status Migrants’ Transnational Everyday Lives and Media Use | By Claire Shinhea LeeMEDIATIZED TRANSIENT MIGRANTS: Korean Visa-Status Migrants’ Transnational Everyday Lives and Media Use | By Claire Shinhea Lee
Kyong Yoon | September 15, 2020

DIPLOMACY, TRADE, AND SOUTH KOREA’S RISE TO INTERNATIONAL INFLUENCE | By Dennis Patterson and Jangsup ChoiDIPLOMACY, TRADE, AND SOUTH KOREA’S RISE TO INTERNATIONAL INFLUENCE | By Dennis Patterson and Jangsup Choi
Seung-Whan Choi | September 15, 2020

CONTESTED EMBRACE: Transborder Membership Politics in Twentieth-Century Korea | By Jaeeun KimCONTESTED EMBRACE: Transborder Membership Politics in Twentieth-Century Korea | By Jaeeun Kim
Arnel E. Joven | September 15, 2020

ELECTRIFIED VOICES: How the Telephone, Phonograph, and Radio Shaped Modern Japan, 1868–1945 | By Kerim YasarELECTRIFIED VOICES: How the Telephone, Phonograph, and Radio Shaped Modern Japan, 1868–1945 | By Kerim Yasar
Yulia Frumer | September 15, 2020

DOWN AND OUT IN LATE MEIJI JAPAN | By James L. HuffmanDOWN AND OUT IN LATE MEIJI JAPAN | By James L. Huffman
Simon Partner | September 15, 2020

THAT DISTANT COUNTRY NEXT DOOR: Popular Japanese Perceptions of Mao’s China | By Erik EsselstromTHAT DISTANT COUNTRY NEXT DOOR: Popular Japanese Perceptions of Mao’s China | By Erik Esselstrom
Jessica C. Liao  | September 15, 2020

JAPAN’S ISLAND TROUBLES WITH CHINA AND KOREA: Prospects and Challenges for Resolution | Edited by Victor Teo and Haruko SatohJAPAN’S ISLAND TROUBLES WITH CHINA AND KOREA: Prospects and Challenges for Resolution | Edited by Victor Teo and Haruko Satoh
Emily Matson | September 15, 2020

Southeast Asia

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THE DEFEAT OF BARISAN NASIONAL: Missed Signs or Late Surge? | Edited by Francis E. Hutchinson and Lee Hwok Aun; cartographers: Benjamin K.H. Hu and Pearlyn Y. PangTHE DEFEAT OF BARISAN NASIONAL: Missed Signs or Late Surge? | Edited by Francis E. Hutchinson and Lee Hwok Aun; cartographers: Benjamin K.H. Hu and Pearlyn Y. Pang
Johan Saravanamuttu | September 30, 2020

THAILAND: History, Politics and the Rule of Law | By James WiseTHAILAND: History, Politics and the Rule of Law | By James Wise
Ukrist Pathmanand | September 30, 2020

CONFLICT, IDENTITY, AND STATE FORMATION IN EAST TIMOR 2000–2017 | By James ScambaryCONFLICT, IDENTITY, AND STATE FORMATION IN EAST TIMOR 2000–2017 | By James Scambary
 Ying Hooi Khoo | September 30, 2020

WHEN VIOLENCE WORKS: Postconflict Violence and Peace in Indonesia | By Patrick BarronWHEN VIOLENCE WORKS: Postconflict Violence and Peace in Indonesia | By Patrick Barron
Mohammad Zulfan Tadjoeddin | September 15, 2020

LAS VEGAS IN SINGAPORE: Violence, Progress and the Crisis of Nationalist Modernity | By Lee Kah-WeeLAS VEGAS IN SINGAPORE: Violence, Progress and the Crisis of Nationalist Modernity | By Lee Kah-Wee
Ho Kong Chong | September 15, 2020

THE PHILIPPINES AND THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND NEGOTIATIONS ON PETROLEUM AND IMPORTS: Toward a Theory of Negotiation | By Kenneth Faulve-MontojoTHE PHILIPPINES AND THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND NEGOTIATIONS ON PETROLEUM AND IMPORTS: Toward a Theory of Negotiation | By Kenneth Faulve-Montojo
Apichai W. Shipper | September 15, 2020

RITUALS OF CARE: Karmic Politics in an Aging Thailand | By Felicity AulinoRITUALS OF CARE: Karmic Politics in an Aging Thailand | By Felicity Aulino
Teresa Sobieszczyk  | September 15, 2020

SPEAKING OUT IN VIETNAM: Public Political Criticism in a Communist Party-Ruled Nation | By Benedict J. Tria KerkvlietSPEAKING OUT IN VIETNAM: Public Political Criticism in a Communist Party-Ruled Nation | By Benedict J. Tria Kerkvliet
Mark W. McLeod | September 15, 2020

SVAY: A Khmer Village in Cambodia | By May Mayko Ebihara; edited by Andrew Mertha, with an introduction by Judy LedgerwoodSVAY: A Khmer Village in Cambodia | By May Mayko Ebihara; edited by Andrew Mertha, with an introduction by Judy Ledgerwood
Edmund J. Malesky | September 15, 2020

TRANSLATING THE BODY: Medical Education in Southeast Asia | Edited by Hans Pols, C. Michele Thompson, and John Harley WarnerTRANSLATING THE BODY: Medical Education in Southeast Asia | Edited by Hans Pols, C. Michele Thompson, and John Harley Warner
David Arnold | September 15, 2020

BEHIND THE FAÇADE: Elections under Authoritarianism in Southeast Asia | By Lee MorgenbesserBEHIND THE FAÇADE: Elections under Authoritarianism in Southeast Asia | By Lee Morgenbesser
Steven Oliver | September 15, 2020

ARC OF CONTAINMENT: Britain, the United States, and Anticommunism in Southeast Asia | By Wen-Qing NgoeiARC OF CONTAINMENT: Britain, the United States, and Anticommunism in Southeast Asia | By Wen-Qing Ngoei
Jennifer Mustapha | September 15, 2020

Australasia & the Pacific Islands

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TATAU: A History of Sāmoan Tattooing | By Sean Mallon and Sébastien GalliotTATAU: A History of Sāmoan Tattooing | By Sean Mallon and Sébastien Galliot
Fiona McCormack | September 30, 2020

POSSESSING POLYNESIANS: The Science of Settler Colonial Whiteness in Hawai‘i and Oceania | By Maile ArvinPOSSESSING POLYNESIANS: The Science of Settler Colonial Whiteness in Hawai‘i and Oceania | By Maile Arvin
Mascha Gugganig | September 15, 2020

WORKING WITH THE ANCESTORS: Mana and Place in the Marquesas Islands | By Emily C. DonaldsonWORKING WITH THE ANCESTORS: Mana and Place in the Marquesas Islands | By Emily C. Donaldson
David Fazzino | September 15, 2020

PERFORMING MASCULINITY: Body, Self and Identity in Modern Fiji | By Geir Henning PresterudstuenPERFORMING MASCULINITY: Body, Self and Identity in Modern Fiji | By Geir Henning Presterudstuen
Gina Louise Hawkes | September 15, 2020

MONEY GAMES: Gambling in a Papua New Guinea Town | By Anthony J. PicklesMONEY GAMES: Gambling in a Papua New Guinea Town | By Anthony J. Pickles
 Geir Henning Presterudstuen | September 15, 2020

A DEATH IN THE RAINFOREST: How a Language and a Way of Life Came to an End in Papua New Guinea | By Don KulickA DEATH IN THE RAINFOREST: How a Language and a Way of Life Came to an End in Papua New Guinea | By Don Kulick
David Lipset | September 15, 2020

TOURISM IN PACIFIC ISLANDS: Current Issues and Future Challenges | Edited by Stephen Pratt and David HarrisonTOURISM IN PACIFIC ISLANDS: Current Issues and Future Challenges | Edited by Stephen Pratt and David Harrison
Ashley Meredith | September 15, 2020