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September 2020

Perspectives


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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.

Book Reviews


China & Inner Asia

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VIOLENCE AND ORDER ON THE CHENGDU PLAIN: The Story of a Secret Brotherhood in Rural China, 1939–1949 | By Di WangVIOLENCE AND ORDER ON THE CHENGDU PLAIN: The Story of a Secret Brotherhood in Rural China, 1939–1949 | By Di Wang
Hongyan Xiang | May 4, 2020

CHINA AND THE BARBARIANS: Resisting the Western World Order | By Hendrik Schulte NordholtCHINA AND THE BARBARIANS: Resisting the Western World Order | By Hendrik Schulte Nordholt
Justin Wu | May 4, 2020

A CENTURY OF CHANGE IN A CHINESE VILLAGE: The Crisis of the Countryside | By Lin Juren and Xie YuxiA CENTURY OF CHANGE IN A CHINESE VILLAGE: The Crisis of the Countryside | By Lin Juren and Xie Yuxi
Richard Madsen | May 4, 2020

THE POLITICS OF THE CORE LEADER IN CHINA: Culture, Institution, Legitimacy, and Power | By Xuezhi GuoTHE POLITICS OF THE CORE LEADER IN CHINA: Culture, Institution, Legitimacy, and Power | By Xuezhi Guo
Robert Dayley | May 4, 2020

WHAT IS CHINA?: Territory, Ethnicity, Culture, and History | By Ge Zhaoguang; translated by Michael Gibbs HillWHAT IS CHINA?: Territory, Ethnicity, Culture, and History | By Ge Zhaoguang; translated by Michael Gibbs Hill
Richard Belsky | May 4, 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 | May 4, 2020

THE BATTLE FOR FORTUNE: State-led Development, Personhood, and Power among Tibetans in China | By Charlene MakleyTHE BATTLE FOR FORTUNE: State-led Development, Personhood, and Power among Tibetans in China | By Charlene Makley
Zhou Yongming | April 28, 2020

A SOCIAL HISTORY OF MAOIST CHINA: Conflict and Change, 1949–1976 | By Felix WemheuerA SOCIAL HISTORY OF MAOIST CHINA: Conflict and Change, 1949–1976 | By Felix Wemheuer
Nicholas R. Zeller | April 28, 2020

LEGAL LESSONS: Popularizing Laws in the People’s Republic of China, 1949–1989 | By Jennifer AltehengerLEGAL LESSONS: Popularizing Laws in the People’s Republic of China, 1949–1989 | By Jennifer Altehenger
Weiting Guo | April 28, 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 | April 28, 2020

CHINA TOMORROW: Democracy or Dictatorship? | By Jean-Pierre CabestanCHINA TOMORROW: Democracy or Dictatorship? | By Jean-Pierre Cabestan
Robert Bedeski | April 8, 2020

ILLIBERAL CHINA: The Ideological Challenge of the People’s Republic of China | By Daniel F. VukovichILLIBERAL CHINA: The Ideological Challenge of the People’s Republic of China | By Daniel F. Vukovich
Teresa Wright | February 26, 2020

CHINA’S ASIA: Triangular Dynamics since the Cold War | By Lowell DittmerCHINA’S ASIA: Triangular Dynamics since the Cold War | By Lowell Dittmer
Baohui Zhang | January 17, 2020

Northeast Asia

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DOWN AND OUT IN LATE MEIJI JAPAN | By James L. HuffmanDOWN AND OUT IN LATE MEIJI JAPAN | By James L. Huffman
Simon Partner | May 25, 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 | May 25, 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 | May 25, 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 | May 25, 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 | May 25, 2020

LIMINALITY OF THE JAPANESE EMPIRE: Border Crossings from Okinawa to Colonial Taiwan | By Hiroko MatsudaLIMINALITY OF THE JAPANESE EMPIRE: Border Crossings from Okinawa to Colonial Taiwan | By Hiroko Matsuda
Evan Dawley | May 4, 2020

JAPAN’S CARNIVAL WAR: Mass Culture on the Home Front, 1937–1945 | By Benjamin UchiyamaJAPAN’S CARNIVAL WAR: Mass Culture on the Home Front, 1937–1945 | By Benjamin Uchiyama
A. Carly Buxton | May 4, 2020

AESTHETIC LIFE: Beauty and Art in Modern Japan | By Miya Elise Mizuta LippitAESTHETIC LIFE: Beauty and Art in Modern Japan | By Miya Elise Mizuta Lippit
Janice Brown | May 4, 2020

THE INTERROGATION ROOMS OF THE KOREAN WAR: The Untold History | By Monica KimTHE INTERROGATION ROOMS OF THE KOREAN WAR: The Untold History | By Monica Kim
Eun Hee Woo | April 8, 2020

NATION-EMPIRE: Ideology and Rural Youth Mobilization in Japan and Its Colonies | By Sayaka ChataniNATION-EMPIRE: Ideology and Rural Youth Mobilization in Japan and Its Colonies | By Sayaka Chatani
Michael Wert | April 8, 2020

JAPAN | By Jeff KingstonJAPAN | By Jeff Kingston
Michael Strausz | April 8, 2020

SOVEREIGNTY EXPERIMENTS: Korean Migrants and the Building of Borders in Northeast Asia, 1860–1945 | By Alyssa M. ParkSOVEREIGNTY EXPERIMENTS: Korean Migrants and the Building of Borders in Northeast Asia, 1860–1945 | By Alyssa M. Park
Hyun-Gwi Park | April 8, 2020

EMPIRE OF HOPE: The Sentimental Politics of Japanese Decline | By David LehenyEMPIRE OF HOPE: The Sentimental Politics of Japanese Decline | By David Leheny
Michael J. Green | April 8, 2020

THE UNITED STATES AND JAPAN IN THE WESTERN PACIFIC: Micronesia and Papua New Guinea | Edited by Grant K. Goodman and Felix MoosTHE UNITED STATES AND JAPAN IN THE WESTERN PACIFIC: Micronesia and Papua New Guinea | Edited by Grant K. Goodman and Felix Moos
David Fazzino | April 8, 2020

UNEVEN MOMENTS: Reflections on Japan’s Modern History | By Harry HarootunianUNEVEN MOMENTS: Reflections on Japan’s Modern History | By Harry Harootunian
Miriam Kingsberg Kadia | March 9, 2020

NATIONAL IDENTITY AND GREAT-POWER STATUS IN RUSSIA AND JAPAN: Non-Western Challengers to the Liberal International Order | By Tadashi AnnoNATIONAL IDENTITY AND GREAT-POWER STATUS IN RUSSIA AND JAPAN: Non-Western Challengers to the Liberal International Order | By Tadashi Anno
Alexander Bukh    | February 26, 2020

Southeast Asia

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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 | May 25, 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 | May 25, 2020

KHAKI CAPITAL: The Political Economy of the Military in Southeast Asia | Edited by Paul Chambers and Napisa WaitoolkiatKHAKI CAPITAL: The Political Economy of the Military in Southeast Asia | Edited by Paul Chambers and Napisa Waitoolkiat
Eddie Lim | April 28, 2020

DOWN AND OUT IN SAIGON: Stories of the Poor in a Colonial City | By Haydon CherryDOWN AND OUT IN SAIGON: Stories of the Poor in a Colonial City | By Haydon Cherry
Timothy Karis | April 28, 2020

CONTESTED TERRITORY: Điện Biên Phủ and the Making of Northwest Vietnam | By Christian C. LentzCONTESTED TERRITORY: Điện Biên Phủ and the Making of Northwest Vietnam | By Christian C. Lentz
Jorge Bayona | April 28, 2020

PENTECOSTAL MEGACHURCHES IN SOUTHEAST ASIA: Negotiating Class, Consumption, and the Nation | Edited by Terence ChongPENTECOSTAL MEGACHURCHES IN SOUTHEAST ASIA: Negotiating Class, Consumption, and the Nation | Edited by Terence Chong
David Troolin | April 8, 2020

SECRETS AND POWER IN MYANMAR: Intelligence and the Fall of General Khin Nyunt | By Andrew SelthSECRETS AND POWER IN MYANMAR: Intelligence and the Fall of General Khin Nyunt | By Andrew Selth
Kai Ostwald | April 8, 2020

BOMB CHILDREN: Life in the Former Battlefields of Laos | By Leah ZaniBOMB CHILDREN: Life in the Former Battlefields of Laos | By Leah Zani
Erin Lin | April 8, 2020

CONTENTIOUS BELONGING: The Place of Minorities in Indonesia | Edited by Greg Fealy and Ronit RicciCONTENTIOUS BELONGING: The Place of Minorities in Indonesia | Edited by Greg Fealy and Ronit Ricci
Robert W. Hefner | April 8, 2020

SINGAPORE: A Modern History | By Michael D. BarrSINGAPORE: A Modern History | By Michael D. Barr
Edgar Liao | February 26, 2020