Volume 83 – No. 3

September 2010


Review Essays

Critical Dialogues

Film Reviews

Asia General Back to Tags ^


WHOSE IDEAS MATTER? Agency and Power in Asian Regionalism. By Amitav Acharya. Reviewed by Hiroyuki Hoshiro

GOVERNANCE AND REGIONALISM IN ASIA. Edited by Nicholas Thomas. Reviewed by Jing Huang

TRANSFORMING ASIAN GOVERNANCE: Rethinking Assumptions, Challenging Practices. Edited by M. Ramesh and Scott Fritzen. Reviewed by Andrew Rosser

COPING WITH FACTS: A Skeptic’s Guide to the Problem of Development. By Adam Fforde. Reviewed by John Thoburn

THE NEXT FRONTIER: National Development, Political Change, and the Death Penalty in Asia. By David T. Johnson and Franklin E. Zimring. Reviewed by Sangmin Bae

US-ASIA ECONOMIC RELATIONS: A Political Economy of Crisis and the Rise of New Business Actors. By Justin Robertson. Reviewed by Denis Fred Simon

ALONG THE ARCHIVAL GRAIN: Epistemic Anxieties and Colonial Common Sense. By Ann Laura Stoler. Reviewed by Julian Go

HUMAN SECURITY IN EAST ASIA: Challenges for Collaborative Action. Edited by Sorpong Peou. Reviewed by Geun Lee

HUMAN BELIEFS AND VALUES IN EAST AND SOUTHEAST ASIA IN TRANSITION: 13 Country Profiles on the Basis of the AsiaBarometer Surveys of 2006 and 2007. Edited by Takashi Inoguchi. Reviewed by Gordon Mathews

EAST ASIAN REGIONALISM FROM A LEGAL PERSPECTIVE: Current Features and a Vision for the Future. Edited by Tamio Nakamura. Reviewed by Hiro Katsumata

ASIA ON TOUR: Exploring the Rise of Asian Tourism. Edited by Tim Winter, Peggy Teo and T.C. Chang. Reviewed by Chris Ryan

China & Inner Asia Back to Tags ^


CHINA AND THE NEW INTERNATIONAL ORDER. Edited by Wang Gungwu and Zheng Yongnian. Reviewed by André Laliberté

ASSOCIATIONS AND THE CHINESE STATE: Contested Spaces. Edited by Jonathan Unger. By Bruce J. Dickson. Reviewed by Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard

DEMOCRACY IS A GOOD THING: Essays on Politics, Society, and Culture in Contemporary China. By Yu Keping. Reviewed by Thomas Heberer

CAPITALISM WITH CHINESE CHARACTERISTICS: Entrepreneurship and the State. By Yasheng Huang. Reviewed by George Lin

MANAGED CHAOS: The Fragility of the Chinese Miracle. By Prem Shankar Jha. Reviewed by Dali L. Yang

STATE AND SOCIETY RESPONSES TO SOCIAL WELFARE NEEDS IN CHINA: Serving the People. Edited by Jonathan Schwartz and Shawn Shieh. Reviewed by Sophia Woodman

CHINA’S INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY REVOLUTION: Social Changes and State Responses. Edited by Xiaoling Zhang and Yongnian Zheng. By Yinghong Cheng. Reviewed by Barrett L. McCormick

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS IN CHINA: Politics of Piracy, Trade and Protection. By Gordon C.K. Cheung. Reviewed by Andrew Mertha

PIRACY AND THE STATE: The Politics on Intellectual Property Rights in China. By Martin K. Dimitrov. Reviewed by Andrew Mertha

TOURISM IN CHINA: Destination, Cultures and Communities. Edited by Chris Ryan and Gu Huimin. Reviewed by Jack Patrick Hayes

THE CHINESE EXOTIC: Modern Diasporic Femininity. By Olivia Khoo. By Grace S. Fong. Reviewed by Katie Willis

RISE OF THE RED ENGINEERS: The Cultural Revolution and the Origins of China’s New Class. By Joel Andreas. Reviewed by Suzanne Pepper

THE POLITICS OF CROSS-BORDER CRIME IN GREATER CHINA: Case Studies of Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macao. By Sonny Shiu-Hing Lo. Reviewed by Harold Traver

GLOBAL SHANGHAI, 1850-2010: A History in Fragments. By Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom. Reviewed by Samuel Y. Liang

HONG KONG MOBILE: Making a Global Population. Edited by Helen F. Siu and Agnes S. Ku. Reviewed by Ming K. Chan


MODERN TIBETAN LITERATURE AND SOCIAL CHANGE. Edited by Lauran R. Hartley and Patricia Schiaffi ni-Vedani; foreword by Matthew T. Kapstein. Reviewed by Robert Barnett

Northeast Asia Back to Tags ^


BUSINESS INNOVATION IN ASIA: Knowledge and Technology Networks from Japan. By Dennis McNamara. Reviewed by Michael Carney

WOMEN AND THE LABOUR MARKET IN JAPAN’S INDUSTRIALISING ECONOMY: The Textile Industry Before the Pacific War. By Janet Hunter. Reviewed by Carl Mosk

CITIES, AUTONOMY, AND DECENTRALIZATION IN JAPAN. Edited by Carola Hein and Philippe Pelletier. Reviewed by Paul Waley

HISTORY EDUCATION AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: A Case Study of Diplomatic Disputes over Japanese Textbooks. By Mutsumi Hirano. Reviewed by Philip Seaton

IMAGINED FAMILIES, LIVED FAMILIES: Culture and Kinship in Contemporary Japan. Edited by Akiko Hashimoto and John W. Traphagan. Reviewed by Amy Borovoy

THE MODERN FAMILY IN JAPAN: Its Rise and Fall. By Chizuko Ueno. Reviewed by Barbara Holthus-Wiecking

GOING GLOBAL: Culture, Gender, and Authority in the Japanese Subsidiary of an American Corporation. By Ellen V. Fuller. Reviewed by Kuniko Ishiguro

JAPANESE TOURISM AND TRAVEL CULTURE. Edited by Sylvie Guichard-Anguis and Okpyo Moon. Reviewed by Sidney Cheung

OTAKU: Japan’s Database Animals. By Hiroki Azuma; translated by Jonathan E. Abel and Shion Kono. Reviewed by Cosima Wagner

JAPAN’S HOLY WAR: The Ideology of Radical Shinto Ultranationalism. By Walter A. Skya. Reviewed by Christopher W.A. Szpilman

PROPHET MOTIVE: Deguchi Onisaburo, Oomoto, and the Rise of New Religions in Imperial Japan. By Nancy K. Stalker. Reviewed by Peter Clarke

SHOTS IN THE DARK: Japan, Zen, and the West. By Shoji Yamada; translated by Earl Hartman. Reviewed by John Sojun Godfrey

CHINA AND JAPAN IN THE LATE MEIJI PERIOD: China Policy and the Japanese Discourse on National Identity, 1895-1904. By Urs Matthias Zachmann. Reviewed by Rustin Gates

CAPITALIST DEVELOPMENT IN KOREA: Labour, Capital and the Myth of the Developmental State. By Dae-oup Chang Reviewed by Iain Pirie

POLITICAL PROTEST AND LABOR SOLIDARITY IN KOREA: White-Collar Labor Movements after Democratization (1987-1995). By Doowon Suh. Reviewed by Jennifer Chun

THERE A PETAL SILENTLY FALLS: Three Stories. By Ch’oe Yun; translated by Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton. Reviewed by David McCann

South Asia & the Himalayas Back to Tags ^


INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS IN SOUTH ASIA: Search for an Alternative Paradigm. Edited by Navnita Chadha Behera. Reviewed by T.V. Paul

LANGUAGE, EMOTION, AND POLITICS IN SOUTH INDIA: The Making of a Mother Tongue. By Lisa Mitchell. Reviewed by Chris J. Fuller

Southeast Asia Back to Tags ^


[RE]NEGOTIATING EAST AND SOUTHEAST ASIA: Region, Regionalism, and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. By Alice D. Ba. Reviewed by Donald Crone

SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL POLITICS IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA: Towards a Co-operative Management Regime. Edited by Sam Bateman and Ralf Emmers. Reviewed by Harsh V. Pant

THE CITY IN SOUTHEAST ASIA: Patterns, Processes and Policy. By Peter J. Rimmer and Howard Dick. Reviewed by Terry G. McGee

THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE: Inside Southeast Asia’s Drug Trade. By Ko-Lin Chin. Reviewed by Rebecca McKetin

TOURISM IN SOUTHEAST ASIA: Challenges and New Directions. Edited by Michael Hitchcock, Victor T. King and Michael Parnwell. Reviewed by Tou Chuang Chang

PHAN CHÂU TRINH AND HIS POLITICAL WRITINGS. By Phan Châu Trinh; translated and edited by Vinh Sinh. Reviewed by Liam Kelley

TOURS OF VIETNAM: War, Travel Guides, and Memory. By Scott Laderman. Reviewed by Victor Alneng

DEEPENING DEMOCRACY IN INDONESIA?: Direct Elections for Local Leaders (Pilkada). Edited by Maribeth Erb and Priyambudi Sulistiyanto. Reviewed by R. William Liddle

THE STATE IN MYANMAR. By Robert H. Taylor. Reviewed by Yoshihiro Nakanishi

BUILDING THE TATMADAW: Myanmar Armed Forces Since 1948. By Maung Aung Myoe. Reviewed by Josef Silverstein

FIERY DRAGONS: Banks, Moneylenders and Microfinance in Burma. By Sean Turnell. Reviewed by Tomoko Fuda

Australasia & the Pacific Back to Tags ^



MARGARET MEAD: The Making of an American Icon. By Nancy C. Lutkehaus. Reviewed by Penelope Schoeffel Meleisea

JOURNEYS TOWARDS PROGRESS: Essays of a Geographer on Development and Change in Oceania. By Ray Watters; Edited by Ginny Sullivan. Reviewed by Susan Farran