Volume 84 – No. 1

March 2011

Special Issue

Experiencing the State: Marginalized People and the Politics of Development in Contemporary India

Guest Editors: Philippa Williams, Bhaskar Vira, and Deepta Chopra


Review Essays

Critical Dialogues

Asia General Back to Tags ^


From Asian To Global Financial Crisis: An Asian Regulator’s View of Unfettered Finance in the 1990s and 2000s. By Andrew Sheng. Reviewed by Cyn-Young Park

Economic Meltdown and Geopolitical Stability. Edited by Ashley J. Tellis, Andrew Marble and Travis Tanner. Reviewed by Pascale Massot

American Sanctions in the Asia-Pacific. By Brendan Taylor. Reviewed by Ted Galen Carpenter

Geopolitics and Maritime Territorial Disputes in East Asia. By Ralf Emmers. Reviewed by Cheng Guan Ang

Words in Motion: Toward a Global Lexicon. Edited by Carol Gluck and Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing.Reviewed by Arif Dirlik China and India: Prospects for Peace.
By Jonathan Holslag. Reviewed by David A. Rosenberg

The Rise of China and India: A New Asian Drama. Edited by Lam Peng Er and Lim Tai Wei. Reviewed by Hong Zhao

Political Booms: Local Money and Power in Taiwan, East China, Thailand, and the Philippines. By Lynn T. White. Reviewed by Netina Tan

Politics and Change in Singapore and Hong Kong: Containing Contention. By Stephan Ortmann. Reviewed by M. Ramesh

Gendered Traject ories: Women, Work, and Social Change in Japan and Taiwan. By Wei-hsin Yu. Reviewed by Glenda S. Roberts

Photographies East: The Camera and Its Histories in East and Southeast Asia. Edited by Rosalind C. Morris. Reviewed by Hyung-Gu Lynn

China & Inner Asia Back to Tags ^


The Mind of Empire: China’s History and Modern Foreign Relations. By Christopher A. Ford. Reviewed by John E. Wills, Jr.

Negotiating Asymmetry: China’s Place in Asia. Edited by Anthony Reid, Zheng Yangwen. Reviewed by Xiaorong Han

Management Training and Development in China: Educating Managers in a Globalized Economy. Edited by Malcolm Warner and Keith Goodall. Reviewed by Ilan Alon

Chen Village: Revolution to Globalization. By Anita Chan, Richard Madsen and Jonathan Unger. Reviewed by Graham Johnson

Oil in China: From Self-Reliance to Internationalization. Series on Contemporary China, V. 18. By Lim Tai Wei. Reviewed by Jianhai Bi

Oil and Gas in China: The New Energy Superpower’s Relations With its Region. By Lim Tai Wei. Reviewed by Jianhai Bi

State’s Gains, Labor’s Losses: China, France, and Mexico Choose Global Liaisons, 1980-2000. By Dorothy J. Solinger. Reviewed by David Zweig

Communist Multiculturalism: Ethnic Revival in Southwest China. By Susan K. McCarthy. Reviewed by Janet Sturgeon

Collect ive Resistance in China: Why Popular Protests Succeed or Fail. By Yongshun Cai. Reviewed by Neil Diamant

Tiananmen Moon: Inside the Chinese Student Uprising of 1989. By Philip J. Cunningham. Reviewed by Bob Nixon

A Foreign Missionary on the Long March: The Memoirs of Arnolis Hayman of the China Inland Mission. By Arnolis Hayman; edited with an Introduction by Anne-Marie Brady. Reviewed by John S. Conway

La Révolution Fourvoyée: Parcours dans la Chine du XXe Siècle. By Lucien Bianco. Reviewed by Rene Goldman

Voices in Revolution: Poetry and the Auditory Imagination in Modern China. By John A. Crespi. Reviewed by Lucas Klein

Once Iron Girls: Essays on Gender by Post-Mao Chinese Literary Women. Edited by Hui Wu. Reviewed by Norman Smith

Women Journalists and Feminism in China, 1898-1937. By Yuxin Ma. Reviewed by Stephen R. MacKinnon

Cinema, Space, and Polylocality in a Globalizing China. By Yingjin Zhang. Reviewed by Jason McGrath

The Birth of a Republic: Francis Stafford’s Photographs of China’s 1911 Revolution and Beyond. Edited by Hanchao Lu. Reviewed by Wenhsin Yeh

Northeast Asia Back to Tags ^


Conflict and Change: Foreign Ownership and the Japanese Firm. By George Olcott. Reviewed by Hendrik Meyer-Ohle

Changes in Japanese Employment Practices: Beyond the Japanese Model. By Arjan B. Keizer. Reviewed by Ellen Fuller

Challenges to Japanese Education: Economics, Reform, and Human Rights. Edited by June A. Gordon, Hidenori Fujita, Takehiko Kariya and Gerald LeTendre. Reviewed by Ryota Nishino

The Transformation of the Japanese Left: From Old Socialists to New Democrats. By Sarah Hyde. Reviewed by Aurelia George Mulganr

Japan’s Remilitarisation. By Christopher W. Hughes. Reviewed by You Ji

The Ideology of Kokugo: Nationalizing Language in Modern Japan. By Lee Yeounsuk; translated by Maki Hirano Hubbard. Reviewed by Wesley Jacobsen

Making Japanese Heritage. Edited by Christoph Brumann and Rupert Cox. Reviewed by Etsuko Kato

Women’s Rights?: The Politics of Eugenic Abortion in Modern Japan. By Masae Kato. Reviewed by Sabine Frühstück

The Comfort Women: Sexual Violence and Postcolonial Memory in Korea and Japan. By C. Sarah Soh. Reviewed by Seungsook Moon

Perversion and Modern Japan: Psychoanalysis, Literature, Culture. Edited by Nina Cornyetz and J. Keith Vincent. Reviewed by Nicola Liscutin

South Koreans in the Debt Crisis: The Creation of a Neoliberal Welfare Society. By Jesook Song. Reviewed by William Hayes

Born Again: Evangelicalism in Korea. By Timothy S. Lee. Reviewed by Motokazu Matsutani

Questioning Minds: Short Stories by Modern Korean Women Writers. Translated with an introduction by Yung-Hee Kim. Reviewed by Ann Y. Choi

North Korea Caught in Time: Images of War and Reconstruction. By Chris Springer; with an essay by Balazs Szalontai. Reviewed by Hee-Jeong Sohn

The Hidden People of North Korea: Everyday Life in the Hermit Kingdom. By Ralph Hassig and Kongdan Oh. Reviewed by Andrei Lankov

South Asia & the Himalayas Back to Tags ^


Inclusion and Exclusion in Local Governance: Field Studies from Rural India. Edited by B.S. Baviskar and George Mathew. Reviewed by Subrata K. Mitra

Indian Youth in a Transforming World: Attitudes and Perceptions. Edited by Peter Ronald deSouza, Sanjay Kumar, Sandeep Shastri. Reviewed by Craig Jeffreyr

Crooked Stalks: Cultivating Virtue in South India. By Anand Pandian. Reviewed by Annu Jalais

India and the United States in the 21st Century: Reinventing Partnership. By Teresita C. Schaffer. Reviewed by William L. Richter

The Maoist Insurgency in Nepal: Revolution in the Twenty-first Century. Edited by Mahendra Lawoti and Anup K. Pahari. Reviewed by Mallika Shakya

Southeast Asia Back to Tags ^


Southeast Asia and the Vietnam War. By Ang Cheng Guan. Reviewed by Yuen Foong Khong

Rand in Southeast Asia: A History of the Vietnam War. By Mai V. Elliott. Reviewed by Michael E. Latham

Things Fall Away: Philippine Historical Experience and the Makings of Globalization. By Neferti X.M. Tadiar. Reviewed by Francis A. Gealogo

Multiethnic Malaysia: Past, Present and Future. Edited by Lim Teck Gee, Alberto Gomes, Azly Rahman. Reviewed by Clarissa Lee

Economic Crises and the Breakdown of Authoritarian Regimes: Indonesia and Malaysia in Comparative Perspective. By Thomas B. Pepinsky. Reviewed by Richard Robison

Workers and Intellectuals: NGOs, Trade Unions and the Indonesian Labour Movement. By Michele Ford. Reviewed by Olle Törnquist

Reconciling Indonesia: Grassroots agency for peace. Edited by Birgit Bräuchler. Reviewed by Thushara Dibley

Australasia & the Pacific Back to Tags ^


The Warm Winds of Change: Globalisation in Contemporary Sämoa. By Cluny Macpherson and La’avasa Macpherson. Reviewed by Ilana Gershon

Aphrodite’s Island: The European Discovery of Tahiti. By Anne Salmond. Reviewed by Kareva Mateata-Allain

Suffering and Sentiment: Exploring the Vicissitudes of Experience and Pain in Yap. By C. Jason Throop. Reviewed by Glenn Petersen

A Papuan Plutocracy: Ranked Exchange on Rossel Island. By John Liep. Reviewed by John Barker