Forthcoming Issue

March 2023


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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


Northeast Asia

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PRISONERS OF THE EMPIRE: Inside Japanese POW Camps | By Sarah KovnerPRISONERS OF THE EMPIRE: Inside Japanese POW Camps | By Sarah Kovner
Michael Sturma | November 18, 2022

AMORPHOUS DISSENT: Post-Fukushima Social Movements in Japan | Edited by Horie Takashi, Tanaka Hikaru, and Tanno KiyotoAMORPHOUS DISSENT: Post-Fukushima Social Movements in Japan | Edited by Horie Takashi, Tanaka Hikaru, and Tanno Kiyoto
Simon Avenell | November 18, 2022

INTERGENERATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN MARRIED CHILDREN AND THEIR PARENTS IN 21st CENTURY JAPAN: How are Patrilineal Tradition and Marriage Changing? | By Reiko YamatoINTERGENERATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN MARRIED CHILDREN AND THEIR PARENTS IN 21st CENTURY JAPAN: How are Patrilineal Tradition and Marriage Changing? | By Reiko Yamato
Merry White | October 13, 2022

KOREA: A History | By Eugene Y. ParkKOREA: A History | By Eugene Y. Park
Gabor Sebo | October 13, 2022

YASUKUNI FUNDAMENTALISM: Japanese Religions and the Politics of Restoration | By Mark R. MullinsYASUKUNI FUNDAMENTALISM: Japanese Religions and the Politics of Restoration | By Mark R. Mullins
Jeff Kingston | October 13, 2022

JAPAN’S LIVING POLITICS: Grassroots Action and the Crises of Democracy | By Tessa Morris-SuzukiJAPAN’S LIVING POLITICS: Grassroots Action and the Crises of Democracy | By Tessa Morris-Suzuki
Hanno Jentzsch | October 13, 2022

KOREAN “COMFORT WOMEN”: Military Brothels, Brutality, and the Redress Movement | By Pyong Gap MinKOREAN “COMFORT WOMEN”: Military Brothels, Brutality, and the Redress Movement | By Pyong Gap Min
Patrick Hein | October 13, 2022

JAPAN IN THE HEISEI ERA (1989–2019): Multidisciplinary Perspectives | Edited by Noriko Murai, Jeff Kingston, and Tina BurrettJAPAN IN THE HEISEI ERA (1989–2019): Multidisciplinary Perspectives | Edited by Noriko Murai, Jeff Kingston, and Tina Burrett
Derek Hall | October 13, 2022

WHEN NEWS TRAVELS EAST: Translation Practices by Japanese Newspapers | By Kayo MatsushitaWHEN NEWS TRAVELS EAST: Translation Practices by Japanese Newspapers | By Kayo Matsushita
Laurie Freeman | October 13, 2022

THE ANATOMY OF LONELINESS: Suicide, Social Connection, and the Search for Relational Meaning in Contemporary Japan | By Chikako Ozawa-de SilvaTHE ANATOMY OF LONELINESS: Suicide, Social Connection, and the Search for Relational Meaning in Contemporary Japan | By Chikako Ozawa-de Silva
Masaki Ichinose | September 27, 2022

JAPAN’S NEW REGIONAL REALITY: Geoeconomic Strategy in the Asia-Pacific | By Saori N. Katada.JAPAN’S NEW REGIONAL REALITY: Geoeconomic Strategy in the Asia-Pacific | By Saori N. Katada.
Hiroyuki Hoshiro | September 27, 2022

Southeast Asia

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WARRING VISIONS: Photography and Vietnam | By Thy PhuWARRING VISIONS: Photography and Vietnam | By Thy Phu
Meghan Tibbits-Lamirande | November 18, 2022

STRATEGIES OF AUTHORITARIAN SURVIVAL AND DISSENSUS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA: Weak Men Versus Strongmen | By Sokphea YoungSTRATEGIES OF AUTHORITARIAN SURVIVAL AND DISSENSUS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA: Weak Men Versus Strongmen | By Sokphea Young
 John Sidel | November 18, 2022

INDONESIANS AND THEIR ARAB WORLD: Guided Mobility among Labor Migrants and Mecca Pilgrims | By Mirjam LückingINDONESIANS AND THEIR ARAB WORLD: Guided Mobility among Labor Migrants and Mecca Pilgrims | By Mirjam Lücking
Hera Oktadiana | November 18, 2022

TORTURE AND PEACEBUILDING IN INDONESIA: The Case of Papua | By Budi HernawanTORTURE AND PEACEBUILDING IN INDONESIA: The Case of Papua | By Budi Hernawan
Michael Main | November 18, 2022

THE HARD STATE, SOFT CITY OF SINGAPORE | Edited by Simone Shu-Yeng Chung, Mike DouglassTHE HARD STATE, SOFT CITY OF SINGAPORE | Edited by Simone Shu-Yeng Chung, Mike Douglass
Susan S. Fainstein | November 18, 2022

PLANTATION LIFE: Corporate Occupation in Indonesia’s Oil Palm Zone | By Tania Murray Li and Pujo SemediPLANTATION LIFE: Corporate Occupation in Indonesia’s Oil Palm Zone | By Tania Murray Li and Pujo Semedi
Shofwan Al Banna Choiruzzad | November 18, 2022

CONSTITUTIONAL BRICOLAGE: Thailand’s Sacred Monarchy vs. the Rule of Law | By Eugénie MérieauCONSTITUTIONAL BRICOLAGE: Thailand’s Sacred Monarchy vs. the Rule of Law | By Eugénie Mérieau
Paul Chambers | November 18, 2022

WRITING HISTORY IN AMERICA’S SHADOW: Japan, the Philippines, and the Question of Pan-Asianism | By Takamichi SerizawaWRITING HISTORY IN AMERICA’S SHADOW: Japan, the Philippines, and the Question of Pan-Asianism | By Takamichi Serizawa
Moon-Ho Jung | September 27, 2022

SOVEREIGN NECROPOLIS: The Politics of Death in Semi-Colonial Siam | By Trais PearsonSOVEREIGN NECROPOLIS: The Politics of Death in Semi-Colonial Siam | By Trais Pearson
Patrick Jory | September 27, 2022