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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


Asia General

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THE ROUTLEDGE COMPANION TO GLOBAL INDIGENOUS HISTORY | Edited by Ann McGrath and Lynette RussellTHE ROUTLEDGE COMPANION TO GLOBAL INDIGENOUS HISTORY | Edited by Ann McGrath and Lynette Russell
Bruce Granville Miller | February 15, 2024

GLOBAL HEALTH SECURITY IN CHINA, JAPAN, AND INDIA: Assessing Sustainable Development Goals | Edited by Lesley A. Jacobs, Yoshitaka Wada, and Ilan VertinskyGLOBAL HEALTH SECURITY IN CHINA, JAPAN, AND INDIA: Assessing Sustainable Development Goals | Edited by Lesley A. Jacobs, Yoshitaka Wada, and Ilan Vertinsky
Krishna Kumar Verma | February 7, 2024

ASIA-PACIFIC SMALL STATES: Political Economies of Resilience | Edited by Stephen Noakes and Alexander C. TanASIA-PACIFIC SMALL STATES: Political Economies of Resilience | Edited by Stephen Noakes and Alexander C. Tan
Bibek Chand | February 7, 2024

CULTURES OF MEMORY IN ASIA: Dynamics and Forms of Memorialization | Edited by Chieh-Hsiang WuCULTURES OF MEMORY IN ASIA: Dynamics and Forms of Memorialization | Edited by Chieh-Hsiang Wu
Shu-Mei Huang | September 25, 2023

NEW THREATS TO ACADEMIC FREEDOM IN ASIA | Edited by Dimitar D. GueorguievNEW THREATS TO ACADEMIC FREEDOM IN ASIA | Edited by Dimitar D. Gueorguiev
Shaun O’Dwyer | September 25, 2023

WHO IS THE ASIANIST? The Politics of Representation in Asian Studies | Edited by Will Bridges, Nitasha Tamar Sharma, and Marvin D. SterlingWHO IS THE ASIANIST? The Politics of Representation in Asian Studies | Edited by Will Bridges, Nitasha Tamar Sharma, and Marvin D. Sterling
Marina Svensson | August 25, 2023

China & Inner Asia

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PROTECTING CHINA’S INTERESTS OVERSEAS: Securitization and Foreign Policy | By Andrea GhiselliPROTECTING CHINA’S INTERESTS OVERSEAS: Securitization and Foreign Policy | By Andrea Ghiselli
Jingdong Yuan | February 7, 2024

COOPERATING FOR THE CLIMATE: Learning from International Partnerships in China’s Clean Energy Sector | By Joanna I. LewisCOOPERATING FOR THE CLIMATE: Learning from International Partnerships in China’s Clean Energy Sector | By Joanna I. Lewis
Zikun Yang | February 7, 2024

MASTERY OF WORDS AND SWORDS: Negotiating Intellectual Masculinities in Modern China, 1890s–1930s | By Jun LeiMASTERY OF WORDS AND SWORDS: Negotiating Intellectual Masculinities in Modern China, 1890s–1930s | By Jun Lei
Hui Faye Xiao | February 7, 2024

CHINA IN THE WORLD: Culture, Politics, and World Vision. Sinotheory | By Ban WangCHINA IN THE WORLD: Culture, Politics, and World Vision. Sinotheory | By Ban Wang
R. Bin Wong | February 7, 2024

JUSTICE AND INTERNATIONAL ORDER EAST AND WEST | By Richard Ned Lebow and Feng ZhangJUSTICE AND INTERNATIONAL ORDER EAST AND WEST | By Richard Ned Lebow and Feng Zhang
Robert Sutter | February 7, 2024

CHINESE ASIANISM, 1894–1945 | By Craig A. SmithCHINESE ASIANISM, 1894–1945 | By Craig A. Smith
Lin Shaoyang | February 7, 2024

LIVING AND WORKING IN WARTIME CHINA | Edited by  Brett Sheehan and Wen-Hsin YehLIVING AND WORKING IN WARTIME CHINA | Edited by  Brett Sheehan and Wen-Hsin Yeh
Greg P. Guelcher | February 7, 2024

HOSTILE FORCES: How the Chinese Communist Party Resists International Pressure on Human Rights | By Jamie J. Gruffydd-JonesHOSTILE FORCES: How the Chinese Communist Party Resists International Pressure on Human Rights | By Jamie J. Gruffydd-Jones
Paul J. Bolt | February 7, 2024

EXAMINING US-CHINA-RUSSIA FOREIGN RELATIONS: Power Relations in a Post-Obama Era | By Gregory O. HallEXAMINING US-CHINA-RUSSIA FOREIGN RELATIONS: Power Relations in a Post-Obama Era | By Gregory O. Hall
Zhiqun Zhu | December 6, 2023

IN THE EVENT OF WOMEN | By Tani BarlowIN THE EVENT OF WOMEN | By Tani Barlow
Ying Zhang | December 6, 2023

RED CREATIVE: Culture and Modernity in China | By Justin O’Connor and Xin GuRED CREATIVE: Culture and Modernity in China | By Justin O’Connor and Xin Gu
Hai Ren | December 6, 2023

CANADA AND CHINA: A Fifty-Year Journey | By B. Michael FrolicCANADA AND CHINA: A Fifty-Year Journey | By B. Michael Frolic
Shaun Narine | December 6, 2023

I HAVE NO ENEMIES: The Life and Legacy of Liu Xiaobo | By Perry Link and Wu DazhiI HAVE NO ENEMIES: The Life and Legacy of Liu Xiaobo | By Perry Link and Wu Dazhi
Norbert Francis | December 6, 2023

VULGAR BEAUTY: Acting Chinese in the Global Sensorium | By Mila ZuoVULGAR BEAUTY: Acting Chinese in the Global Sensorium | By Mila Zuo
Chris Berry | December 6, 2023

POVERTY AND PACIFICATION: The Chinese State Abandons the Old Working Class | By Dorothy J. SolingerPOVERTY AND PACIFICATION: The Chinese State Abandons the Old Working Class | By Dorothy J. Solinger
Bjorn A. Gustafsson | October 11, 2023

TOURING CHINA: A History of Travel Culture, 1912–1949 | By Yajun MoTOURING CHINA: A History of Travel Culture, 1912–1949 | By Yajun Mo
Gregory Fayard | September 25, 2023

DISTANT SHORES: Colonial Encounters on China’s Maritime Frontier | By Melissa MacauleyDISTANT SHORES: Colonial Encounters on China’s Maritime Frontier | By Melissa Macauley
Ryan Holroyd | September 25, 2023

ICONOGRAPHIES OF OCCUPATION: Visual Cultures in Wang Jingwei’s China, 1939–1945 | By Jeremy E. TaylorICONOGRAPHIES OF OCCUPATION: Visual Cultures in Wang Jingwei’s China, 1939–1945 | By Jeremy E. Taylor
Travis Chambers | September 25, 2023

I HAVE NO ENEMIES: The Life and Legacy of Liu Xiaobo | By Perry Link and Wu DazhiI HAVE NO ENEMIES: The Life and Legacy of Liu Xiaobo | By Perry Link and Wu Dazhi
Norbert Francis | September 25, 2023

MARRIAGE UNBOUND: State Law, Power, and Inequality in Contemporary China | By Ke LiMARRIAGE UNBOUND: State Law, Power, and Inequality in Contemporary China | By Ke Li
Arianne M. Gaetano | September 25, 2023

CHINA’S NEXT ACT: How Sustainability and Technology are Reshaping China’s Rise and the World’s Future | By Scott M. MooreCHINA’S NEXT ACT: How Sustainability and Technology are Reshaping China’s Rise and the World’s Future | By Scott M. Moore
Carla Freeman | September 25, 2023

TIGER, TYRANT, BANDIT, BUSINESSMAN: Echoes of Counterrevolution from New China | By Brian DeMareTIGER, TYRANT, BANDIT, BUSINESSMAN: Echoes of Counterrevolution from New China | By Brian DeMare
Qiliang He | September 25, 2023

SEEKING TRUTH & HIDING FACTS: Information, Ideology, & Authoritarianism in China | By Jeremy L. WallaceSEEKING TRUTH & HIDING FACTS: Information, Ideology, & Authoritarianism in China | By Jeremy L. Wallace
Kerry Ratigan | September 25, 2023

CHIANG KAI-SHEK’S POLITICS OF SHAME: Leadership, Legacy, and National Identity in China | By Grace C. HuangCHIANG KAI-SHEK’S POLITICS OF SHAME: Leadership, Legacy, and National Identity in China | By Grace C. Huang
Peter Worthing | September 25, 2023

EXAMINING US-CHINA-RUSSIA FOREIGN RELATIONS: Power Relations in a Post-Obama Era | By Gregory O. HallEXAMINING US-CHINA-RUSSIA FOREIGN RELATIONS: Power Relations in a Post-Obama Era | By Gregory O. Hall
Zhiqun Zhu | September 25, 2023

Northeast Asia

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KOREA: A New History of South and North | By Victor D. Cha and Ramon Pacheco PardoKOREA: A New History of South and North | By Victor D. Cha and Ramon Pacheco Pardo
Brandon Palmer | February 7, 2024

FLOWER OF CAPITALISM: South Korean Advertising at a Crossroads | By Olga FedorenkoFLOWER OF CAPITALISM: South Korean Advertising at a Crossroads | By Olga Fedorenko
Laura C. Nelson | February 7, 2024

UNDERSTANDING KOREAN WEBTOON CULTURE: Transmedia Storytelling, Digital Platforms, and Genres | By Dal Yong JinUNDERSTANDING KOREAN WEBTOON CULTURE: Transmedia Storytelling, Digital Platforms, and Genres | By Dal Yong Jin
Se Young Kim | February 7, 2024

THE OXFORD HANDBOOK OF SOUTH KOREAN POLITICS | Edited by JeongHun Han, Ramon Pacheco Pardo, and Youngho ChoTHE OXFORD HANDBOOK OF SOUTH KOREAN POLITICS | Edited by JeongHun Han, Ramon Pacheco Pardo, and Youngho Cho
Sangmin Bae | February 7, 2024

SHRIMP TO WHALE: South Korea from the Forgotten War to K-Pop | By Ramon Pacheco PardoSHRIMP TO WHALE: South Korea from the Forgotten War to K-Pop | By Ramon Pacheco Pardo
Michael J. Seth | November 23, 2023

CONSTRUCTING STUDENT MOBILITY: How Universities Recruit Students and Shape Pathways between Berkeley and Seoul | By Stephanie K. KimCONSTRUCTING STUDENT MOBILITY: How Universities Recruit Students and Shape Pathways between Berkeley and Seoul | By Stephanie K. Kim
Younghan Cho | November 23, 2023

CROSSINGS | Directed by Deann Borshay LiemCROSSINGS | Directed by Deann Borshay Liem
Eun Ah Cho | September 25, 2023

LANGUAGE AND TRUTH IN NORTH KOREA | By Sonia RyangLANGUAGE AND TRUTH IN NORTH KOREA | By Sonia Ryang
B. R. Myers | September 25, 2023

NEGOTIATION DYNAMICS TO DENUCLEARIZE NORTH KOREA: Cohesion and Disarray | Edited by Su-Mi Lee and Terence RoehrigNEGOTIATION DYNAMICS TO DENUCLEARIZE NORTH KOREA: Cohesion and Disarray | Edited by Su-Mi Lee and Terence Roehrig
Edward Kwon | September 25, 2023

SURVIVING IMPERIAL INTRIGUES: Korea’s Struggle for Neutrality Amid Empires, 1882–1907 | By Sangpil JinSURVIVING IMPERIAL INTRIGUES: Korea’s Struggle for Neutrality Amid Empires, 1882–1907 | By Sangpil Jin
Chun Jihoon | September 25, 2023

WATER FROM DRAGON’S WELL: The History of a Korean-Canadian Church Relationship | By David Kim-CraggWATER FROM DRAGON’S WELL: The History of a Korean-Canadian Church Relationship | By David Kim-Cragg
Timothy S. Lee | September 25, 2023

UNTHINKING COLLABORATION: American Nisei in Transwar Japan | By A. Carly BuxtonUNTHINKING COLLABORATION: American Nisei in Transwar Japan | By A. Carly Buxton
Takeyuki Tsuda | September 25, 2023

BASE TOWNS: Local Contestation of the U.S. Military in Korea and Japan | By Claudia Junghyun KimBASE TOWNS: Local Contestation of the U.S. Military in Korea and Japan | By Claudia Junghyun Kim
Steve Rabson | September 25, 2023

MEDIATING THE SOUTH KOREAN OTHER: Representations and Discourses of Differences in the Post/Neocolonial Nation-State | Edited by David C. OhMEDIATING THE SOUTH KOREAN OTHER: Representations and Discourses of Differences in the Post/Neocolonial Nation-State | Edited by David C. Oh
Chuyun Oh | September 25, 2023

South Asia & the Himalayas

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INDIA IS BROKEN: A People Betrayed, Independence to Today | By Ashoka ModyINDIA IS BROKEN: A People Betrayed, Independence to Today | By Ashoka Mody
Reeta C. Tremblay | February 15, 2024

HOW TO SUBVERT A DEMOCRACY: Inside India’s Deep State | By Josy JosephHOW TO SUBVERT A DEMOCRACY: Inside India’s Deep State | By Josy Joseph
James Manor | February 15, 2024

MAKING PLACE FOR MUSLIMS IN CONTEMPORARY INDIA | By Kalyani Devaki MenonMAKING PLACE FOR MUSLIMS IN CONTEMPORARY INDIA | By Kalyani Devaki Menon
Sabah Khan | February 15, 2024

THE VULGARITY OF CASTE: Dalits, Sexuality, and Humanity in Modern India | By Shailaja PaikTHE VULGARITY OF CASTE: Dalits, Sexuality, and Humanity in Modern India | By Shailaja Paik
Chinnaiah Jangam | February 15, 2024

THE DANCER’S VOICE: Performance and Womanhood in Transnational India | By Rumya Sree PutchaTHE DANCER’S VOICE: Performance and Womanhood in Transnational India | By Rumya Sree Putcha
Madhumita Biswal | February 15, 2024

INSECURE GUARDIANS: Enforcement, Encounters and Everyday Policing in Postcolonial Karachi | By Zoha WaseemINSECURE GUARDIANS: Enforcement, Encounters and Everyday Policing in Postcolonial Karachi | By Zoha Waseem
Maria Bastos | February 15, 2024

REORDERING ADIVASI WORLDS: Representation, Resistance, Memory | By Sangeeta DasguptaREORDERING ADIVASI WORLDS: Representation, Resistance, Memory | By Sangeeta Dasgupta
Rahul Ranjan | December 6, 2023

PEACE, POVERTY, AND BETRAYAL: A New History of British India | By Roderick MatthewsPEACE, POVERTY, AND BETRAYAL: A New History of British India | By Roderick Matthews
Dane Kennedy | December 6, 2023

BOLLYWOOD’S NEW WOMAN: Liberalization, Liberation, and Contested Bodies | Edited by Megha Anwer and Anupama AroraBOLLYWOOD’S NEW WOMAN: Liberalization, Liberation, and Contested Bodies | Edited by Megha Anwer and Anupama Arora
Sonal Jha | December 6, 2023

THE INDUSTRIAL EPHEMERAL: Labor and Love in Indian Architecture and Construction | By Namita Vijay DhariaTHE INDUSTRIAL EPHEMERAL: Labor and Love in Indian Architecture and Construction | By Namita Vijay Dharia
Robert Anderson | December 6, 2023

EMPIRE BUILDING: The Construction of British India, 1690–1860 | By Rosie Llewellyn-JonesEMPIRE BUILDING: The Construction of British India, 1690–1860 | By Rosie Llewellyn-Jones
Pushkar Sohoni | November 23, 2023

FIFTY YEARS OF BANGLADESH, 1971–2021: Crises of Culture, Development, Governance, and Identity | By Taj HashmiFIFTY YEARS OF BANGLADESH, 1971–2021: Crises of Culture, Development, Governance, and Identity | By Taj Hashmi
Saleh Shahriar | November 23, 2023

PIOUS PERIPHERIES: Runaway Women in Post-Taliban Afghanistan | By Sonia Ahsan-TirmiziPIOUS PERIPHERIES: Runaway Women in Post-Taliban Afghanistan | By Sonia Ahsan-Tirmizi
Orzala Nemat | September 25, 2023

MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICE: Narratives of Marriage in Sri Lanka | By Asha L. AbeyasekeraMAKING THE RIGHT CHOICE: Narratives of Marriage in Sri Lanka | By Asha L. Abeyasekera
Victor de Munck | September 25, 2023

CAPABLE WOMEN, INCAPABLE STATES: Negotiating Violence and Rights in India | By Poulami RoychowdhuryCAPABLE WOMEN, INCAPABLE STATES: Negotiating Violence and Rights in India | By Poulami Roychowdhury
Rajib Nandi | September 25, 2023

OUTCASTE BOMBAY: City Making and the Politics of the Poor | By Juned ShaikhOUTCASTE BOMBAY: City Making and the Politics of the Poor | By Juned Shaikh
Indrajit Roy | September 25, 2023

PLOUGHSHARES AND SWORDS: India’s Nuclear Program in the Global Cold War | By Jayita SarkarPLOUGHSHARES AND SWORDS: India’s Nuclear Program in the Global Cold War | By Jayita Sarkar
Waheguru Pal Sidhu | September 25, 2023

Southeast Asia

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MEKONG DREAMING: Life and Death along a Changing River | By Andrew Alan JohnsonMEKONG DREAMING: Life and Death along a Changing River | By Andrew Alan Johnson
Kanokwan Manorom | February 15, 2024

TURNING LAND INTO CAPITAL: Development and Dispossession in the Mekong Region | Edited by Philip Hirsch, Kevin Woods, Natalia Scurrah, and Michael DwyerTURNING LAND INTO CAPITAL: Development and Dispossession in the Mekong Region | Edited by Philip Hirsch, Kevin Woods, Natalia Scurrah, and Michael Dwyer
Andrew Alan Johnson | February 15, 2024

THE ROAD TO DIEN BIEN PHU: A History of the First War for Vietnam | By Christopher GoschaTHE ROAD TO DIEN BIEN PHU: A History of the First War for Vietnam | By Christopher Goscha
Jorge Bayona | February 15, 2024

WORKERS AND DEMOCRACY: The Indonesian Labour Movement, 1949–1957 | By John InglesonWORKERS AND DEMOCRACY: The Indonesian Labour Movement, 1949–1957 | By John Ingleson
Amalinda Savirani | December 6, 2023

DEATH OF THE ONE WHO KNOWS | A film by Dana RappoportDEATH OF THE ONE WHO KNOWS | A film by Dana Rappoport
Kathleen M. Adams | September 25, 2023

THE CANDIDATE’S DILEMMA: Anticorruptionism and Money Politics in Indonesian Election Campaigns | By Elisabeth KramerTHE CANDIDATE’S DILEMMA: Anticorruptionism and Money Politics in Indonesian Election Campaigns | By Elisabeth Kramer
Dirk Tomsa | September 25, 2023

DIASPORIC COLD WARRIORS: Nationalist China, Anticommunism, and the Philippine Chinese, 1930–1970s | By Chien-Wen KungDIASPORIC COLD WARRIORS: Nationalist China, Anticommunism, and the Philippine Chinese, 1930–1970s | By Chien-Wen Kung
Justin Wu | September 25, 2023

A GENEALOGY OF BAMBOO DIPLOMACY: The Politics of Thai Détente with Russia and China | By Jittipat PoonkhamA GENEALOGY OF BAMBOO DIPLOMACY: The Politics of Thai Détente with Russia and China | By Jittipat Poonkham
Ryan Ashley | September 25, 2023

EXPERIMENTS WITH MARXISM-LENINISM IN COLD WAR SOUTHEAST ASIA | Edited by Matthew Galway and Marc H. OpperEXPERIMENTS WITH MARXISM-LENINISM IN COLD WAR SOUTHEAST ASIA | Edited by Matthew Galway and Marc H. Opper
Zheng Wang | September 25, 2023

Australasia & the Pacific Islands

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SPIES AND SPARROWS: ASIO and the Cold War | By Phillip DeerySPIES AND SPARROWS: ASIO and the Cold War | By Phillip Deery
Brian Walsh | November 23, 2023

OPHIR: Decolonise. Revolutionise | A film by Alexandre Berman and Olivier PolletOPHIR: Decolonise. Revolutionise | A film by Alexandre Berman and Olivier Pollet
Anna-Karina Hermkens | November 23, 2023

UNSUNG LAND, ASPIRING NATION: Journeys in Bougainville | By Gordon PeakeUNSUNG LAND, ASPIRING NATION: Journeys in Bougainville | By Gordon Peake
Sinclair Dinnen | September 25, 2023

YOUTH IN FIJI AND SOLOMON ISLANDS: Livelihoods, Leadership and Civic Engagement | By Aidan CraneyYOUTH IN FIJI AND SOLOMON ISLANDS: Livelihoods, Leadership and Civic Engagement | By Aidan Craney
Rachel Emerine Hicks | September 25, 2023

STATE AND SOCIETY IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA, 2001–2021 | By R. J. MaySTATE AND SOCIETY IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA, 2001–2021 | By R. J. May
Michael Main | September 25, 2023

SINGING SAMO SONGS: From Shaman to Pastor | By R. Daniel ShawSINGING SAMO SONGS: From Shaman to Pastor | By R. Daniel Shaw
John Cox | September 25, 2023

CAPITAL AND INEQUALITY IN RURAL PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Edited by Bettina Beer and Tobias SchwoererCAPITAL AND INEQUALITY IN RURAL PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Edited by Bettina Beer and Tobias Schwoerer
Naomi M. McPherson | September 25, 2023

THE THEORY OF RECOGNITION AND MULTICULTURAL PRACTICES IN COLOMBIA AND NEW ZEALAND | By Nicolas PirsoulTHE THEORY OF RECOGNITION AND MULTICULTURAL PRACTICES IN COLOMBIA AND NEW ZEALAND | By Nicolas Pirsoul
Michèle D. Dominy | September 25, 2023

PACIFIC SPACES: Translations and Transmutations | Edited by A.-Chr. Engels-Schwarzpaul, Lana Lopesi, and Albert L. RefitiPACIFIC SPACES: Translations and Transmutations | Edited by A.-Chr. Engels-Schwarzpaul, Lana Lopesi, and Albert L. Refiti
Doug Dalton | September 25, 2023

IGNORED HISTORIES: The Politics of History Education and Indigenous-Settler Relations in Australia and Kanaky/New Caledonia | By Angélique StastnyIGNORED HISTORIES: The Politics of History Education and Indigenous-Settler Relations in Australia and Kanaky/New Caledonia | By Angélique Stastny
Marta Gentilucci | September 25, 2023