Volume 81 – No. 3

September 2008


Review Articles

Myanmar: Prospects and Perils for the Military Junta
By Bruce Matthews

Critical Dialogues

Film Reviews

Asia General Back to Tags ^

Asia Pacific in World Politics. By Derek McDougall.Reviewed by Kazuhiko Noguchi

Business In Asia. Edited by Russell Smyth and Maria Vicziany.Reviewed by David Edgington

Asia-Pacific Security: US, Australia and Japan and the New Security Triangle. Edited by William T. Tow, Mark J. Thompson, Yoshinobu Yamamoto and Satu P. Limaye.Reviewed by Carlyle Thayer

Asia, America, and the Trans formation of Geopolitics. By William H. Overholt.
Reviewed by Edward Olsen

The Politics of Ant i-West ernism in Asia: Visions of World Order in Pan-Islamic and Pan-Asian Thought. By Cemil Aydin.Reviewed by Sven Saaler

China & Inner Asia Back to Tags ^

China’s Republic. By Diana Lary.Reviewed by R. Keith Schoppa

China Rising: Peace, Power, and Order in East Asia. By David C. Kang. Reviewed by Robert Bedeski

Marketization and Democracy In China. By Jianjun Zhang. Reviewed by Bruce Gilley

China Turns to Multilateralsim: Foreign Policy and Regional Security. Edited by Guoguang Wu and Helen Lansdowne. Reviewed by Weixing Hu

Provincial Patriots: The Hunanese and Modern China. By Stephen R. Platt. Reviewed by Joseph Esherick

Dilemmas of Victory: The Early Years of the People’s Republic of China. Edited by Jeremy Brown and Paul G. Pickowicz.Reviewed by Nicholas Simon

Intimate Politics: Marriage, the Market, and State Power in Southeastern China. By Sara L. Friedman.Reviewed by Janice Stockard

It’s All Chinese to Me An Illustrated Overview of Culture and Etiquette in China. By Pierre Ostrowski and Gwen Penner.Reviewed by Josephine Smart

The First Decade: The Hong Kong SAR in Retrospective and Introspective Perspectives. Edited by Yue-man Yeung.Reviewed by Maurice Copithorne

EAST-WEST IDENTITIES: Globalization, Localization, and Hybridization. Edited by Chan Kwok-bun, Jan W. Walls and David Hayward.Reviewed by Tan Chee-Beng

Northeast Asia Back to Tags ^

Institutions, Industrial Upgrading, and Economic Performance in Japan: The ‘Flying Geese’ Paradigm of Catch-Up Growth. By Terutomo Ozawa.Reviewed by Tim Reiffenstein

Japan rising: The Resurgence of Japanese Power and Purpose. By Kenneth Pyle.Reviewed by David Arase

East Asia and the Global Economy: Japan’s Ascent, with Implications for China’s Future. By Stephen G. Bunker and Paul S. Ciccantell.Reviewed by Kevin Cai

Okinawa and the U.S. Military: Identity Making in the Age of Globalization. By Masamichi S. Inoue.Reviewed by Dennis Frost

MONEY POLITICS IN JAPAN: New Rules, Old Practices. By Matthew Carlson.Reviewed by Axel Klein

POPULATION DECLINE AND AGEING IN JAPAN: The Social Consequences. By Florian Coulmas.Reviewed by Ruth Campbell

PAN-ASIANISM AND JAPAN’S WAR 1931-1945. By Eri Hotta.Reviewed by J. Victor Koschmann

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS IN KOREA: The Evolution of the Market in the Globalization Era. By O. Yul Kwon.Reviewed by Semoon Chang

THE KOREAN ECONOMY: The Challenges of FDI-led Globalization. By Wan-Soon Kim and You-il Lee.Reviewed by Judith Cherry

NATION BUILDING IN SOUTH KOREA: Koreans, Americans, and the Making of a Democracy. By Gregg Brazinsky.Reviewed by Tae Yang Kwak

SUSTAINING THE REGIME: North Korea’s Quest for Financial Support. By Robert Wallace.Reviewed by Bradley Babson

Towards Korean Reconc iliation: Socio-Cultural Exchanges and Cooperation. By Gabriel Jonsson.Reviewed by Young Whan Kihl

South Asia & the Himalayas Back to Tags ^

DANGEROUS DETERRENT: Nuclear Weapons Proliferation and Conflict in South Asia. By S. Paul Kapur.Reviewed by John Harriss

INDIA: The Definitive History. By D.R. SarDesai.Reviewed by Abhishek Kaicker

Contentious Politics And Democratization In Nepal. Edited by Mahendra Lawoti.Reviewed by Maya Chadda

KASHMIR New Voices, New Approaches. Edited by Waheguru Paul Singh Sindhu, Bushra Asif and Cyrus Samii.Reviewed by Reeta Tremblay

Southeast Asia Back to Tags ^

HO CHI MINH: A Biography. By Pierre Brocheux.Reviewed by David Marr.

Mien Relations: Mountain People and State Control in Thailand. By Hjorleifur Jonsson.Reviewed by Peter Vandergeest

A History Of Cambodia. Fourth Edition. By David P. Chandler.Reviewed by Eve Zucker

BEYOND SUSPICION? The Singapore Judiciary. By Francis T. Seow, with a foreword by Gary Woodard.Reviewed by Michael Barr

Australasia & the Pacific Back to Tags ^

ABORIGINAL HEALTHWORKERS: Primary Health Care at the Margins. By William Genat with Sharon Bushby, May McGuire, Eileen Taylor, Yvette Walley and Thelma Weston.Reviewed by Judith Fitzpatrick

ONCE WERE WARRIORS: The Aftermath. The Controversy of OWW in Aotearoa New Zealand. By Emiel Martens.Reviewed by Morten Pettersen

ASIA IN THE PACIFIC ISLANDS: Replacing the West. By Ron Crocombe.Reviewed by Kate Barclay

BIOLOGY UNMOORED: Melanesian Reflection on Life and Biotechnology. By Sandra Bamford.Reviewed by Doug Dalton