Volume 83 – No. 1

March 2010

Special Issue

Citizenship and Migration

Guest Editors: Apichai W. Shipper


Review Essays

Critical Dialogues

Film Reviews

Asia General Back to Tags ^


Living in a Globalized World: Ethnic Minorities in the Greater Mekong Subregion. Edited by Don McCaskill, Prasit Leepreecha and He Shaoying. Reviewed by Ken MacLean

Currency and Contest in East Asia: The Great Power Politics of Financial Regionalism. By William W. Grimes. Reviewed by Kevin G. Cai

Institutions of the Asia-Pacific: ASEAN, APEC, and Beyond. By Mark Beeson. Reviewed by Tsukasa Takamine

Asian-European Relations: Building Blocks for Global Governance? Edited by Jürgen Rüland et al. Reviewed by Julie Gilson

The Politics of Knowledge. Edited by Saw Swee-Hock and Danny Quah. Reviewed by Robert L. Curry, Jr.

Ultra-Low Fertility in Pacific Asia: Trends, Causes and Policy Issues. Edited by Gavin Jones, Paulin Tay Straughan and Angelique Chan. Reviewed by Andrew Eungi Kim

Anthropological Intelligence: The Deployment and Neglect of American Anthropology in the Second World War. By David H. Price. Reviewed by Lamont Lindstrom

China & Inner Asia Back to Tags ^


Axis of Convenience: Moscow, Beijing, and the New Geopolitics. By Bobo Lo. Reviewed by Bin Yu

Technological Empowerment : The Internet, State, and Society in China. By Yongnian Zheng. Reviewed by Duncan Clark

The Rise of China and International Security: America and Asia Respond. Edited by Kevin J. Cooney and Yoichiro Sato. Reviewed by Allen S. Whiting

China’s Transformat ions : The Stories Beyond the Headlines. Edited by Lionel M. Jensen and Timothy B. Weston. Reviewed by Kenneth W. Foster

Resisting Manchukuo: Chinese Women Writers and the Japanese Occupation. By Norman Smith. Reviewed by Karen L. Thornber

The Teahouse: Small Business, Everyday Culture, and Public Politics in Chengdu, 1900-1950. By Di Wang. Reviewed by Michael Tsin

Culinary Nostalgia: Regional Food Culture and the Urban Experience in Shanghai. By Mark Swislocki. Reviewed by Josephine Smart

Hong Kong on the Move: 10 Years as the HKSAR. Edited by Carola McGiffert and James T.H. Tang; forewords by Ronald Arculli and John J. Hamre. Reviewed by Bernard Luk

Democratization in Taiwan: Challenges in Transformation. Edited by Philip Paolino and James Meernik. Reviewed by Netina Tan

Strait Talk: United States–Taiwan Relations and the Crisis with China. By Nancy Bernkopf Tucker. Reviewed by Robert Sutter

Taiwan in Japan’s Empire-Building: An Institutional Approach to Colonial Engineering. By Hui-yu Caroline Tsai. Reviewed by Paul D. Barclay

Northeast Asia Back to Tags ^


Client State: Japan in the American Embrace. By Gavan McCormack. Reviewed by Andrew L. Oros

Pacific Alliance: Reviving U.S.-Japan Relations. By Kent E . Calder. Reviewed by Andrew L. Oros

Japan’s Middle East Security Policy: Theory and Cases. By Yukiko Miyagi. Reviewed by Yuko Nakano

Troubled Apologies among Japan , Korea, and the United Stat es. By Alexis Dudden. Reviewed Matthew Penney

Sorry States: Apologies in International Politics. By Jennifer Lind. Reviewed by Mark Gibney

Crossing Empire’s Edge: Foreign Ministry Police and Japanese Expansionism in Northeast Asia. By Erik Esselstrom. Reviewed by Harald Fuess

Japan’s Outcaste Youth: Education for Liberation. By June A. Gordon. Reviewed by Christopher Bondy

Evaluating Evidence: A Positivist Approach to Reading Sources on Modern Japan. By George Akita. Reviewed by Frederick R. Dickinson

Korea’s Developmental Alliance: State, Capital and the Politics of Rapid Development. By David Hundt. Reviewed by Hyun-Chin Lim

Kim Jong Il’s Leadership of North Korea. By Jae-Cheon Lim. Reviewed by Terence Roehrig

South Asia & the Himalayas Back to Tags ^


India’s Economic Transition: The Politics of Reform. Edited by Rahul Mukherji. Reviewed by Vernon Hewitt

The Politics of Postsecular Religion: Mourning Secular Futures. By Ananda Abeysekara. Reviewed by Neera Chandhoke

School Health Services in India: The Social and Economic Contexts. Edited by Rama V. Baru. Reviewed by S. Vivek

Sikhs at Large: Religion, Culture, and Politics in Global Perspective. By Verne Dusenbury. Reviewed by Anne Murphy

An American in Gandhi’s India: The Biography of Satyanand Stokes. By Asha Sharma with Nandini Sharma; foreword by the Dalai Lama. Reviewed by Lloyd Rudolph

The Separatist Conflict in Sri Lanka: Terrorism, Ethnicity, Political Economy. By Asoka Bandarage. Reviewed by Bruce Matthews

Southeast Asia Back to Tags ^


The Chinese in Southeast Asia and Beyond: Socioeconomic and Political Dimensions. By Ching-Hwang Yen. Reviewed by Jemma Purdey

Globalization, Culture and Society in Laos. By Boike Rehbein. Reviewed by Jonathan Rigg

Globalization and National Autonomy: The Experience of Malaysia. Edited by Joan M. Nelson, Jacob Meerman and Abdul Rahman Embon. Reviewed by Greg Felker

Party Politics and Democratization in Indonesia: Golkar in the Post-Suharto Era. By Dirk Tomsa. Reviewed by Paul J. Carnegie

Gender, Islam and Democracy in Indonesia. By Kathryn Robinson. Reviewed by Paige Johnson Tan

The Will to Improve: Governmentality, Development, and the Practice of Politics. By Tania Murray Li. Reviewed by Danilyn Rutherford

Australasia & the Pacific Back to Tags ^


Speaking from the Heart: Stories of Life, Family and Country. Edited by Sally Morgan, Tjalaminu Mia and Blaze Kwaymullina. Reviewed by Elizabeth Grant

Holding Men: Kanyirninpa and the Health of Aboriginal Men. By Brian F. McCoy. Reviewed by Barry Judd

Coca-Globalization: Following Soft Drinks from New York to New Guinea. By Robert J. Foster. Reviewed by Nancy Pollock

Water, Sovereignty and Borders in Asia and Oceania. Edited by Devleena Ghosh, Heather Goodall and Stephanie Hemelryk Donald. Reviewed by Susan Russell

The Creation of Animal Life: As Bilong Animal. Edited and translated by Thomas H. Slone; illustrations by Jada Wilson. Reviewed by Naomi M. McPherson

The Origin of People and Society: As Bilong Manmeri na Sosaiti. Edited and translated by Thomas H. Slone; illustrations by Peter Leo Ella. Reviewed by Naomi M. McPherson

Consequences of Contact: Language Ideologies and Sociocultural Transformations in Pacific Societies. By Miki Makihara and Bambi B. Schieffelin. Reviewed by John Barker

Vanished Islands and Hidden Continents of the Pacific. By Patrick D. Nunn. Reviewed by Glenn Petersen

Telling Pacific Lives: Prisms of Process. Edited by Brij V. Lal and Vicki Luker. Reviewed by Alexander Mawyer

Oceania: Art of the Pacific Islands in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. By Eric Kjellgren. Reviewed by Roderick Ewins

The Return of Cultural Treasures. 3rd ed. By Jeanette Greenfield. Reviewed by Fanny Wonu Veys