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Sociology......................................... 4
Art and Culture..............................5
Anthropology............................. 6-7
Studies of the Walter H.
Shorenstein Asia-Pacific
Research Center..................... 11-12
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The Ethics of Staying Paradoxes of the Popular
Social Movements and Land Crowd Politics in Bangladesh
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Mafia Raj Financializing Poverty Elusive Lives
The Rule of Bosses in South Asia Labor and Risk in Indian Gender, Autobiography, and the
Microfinance Self in Muslim South Asia
Lucia Michelutti, Ashraf Hoque,
Nicolas Martin, David Picherit, Sohini Kar Siobhan Lambert-Hurley
Paul Rollier, Arild E. Ruud, Microfinance is the business of giving Muslim South Asia is widely
and Clarinda Still small, collateral-free loans to poor thought of as a culture that ideal-
borrowers that are paid back in izes female anonymity. However,
“Mafia” has become an indigenous
frequent intervals with interest. Siobhan Lambert-Hurley high-
South Asian term. Like Italian
While for-profit microfinance lights an elusive strand of female
mobsters, the South Asian “gangster
institutions (MFIs) promise social autobiographical writings dating
politicians” are known for inflicting
and economic empowerment, they back several centuries throughout
brutal violence while simultaneously
have mainly succeeded at enfolding the region to make a case against
upholding vigilante justice—inspiring
the poor—especially women—into this common assumption. The
fear and fantasy. But the term also
the vast circuits of global finance. book is based on texts from the
refers to the diffuse spheres of crime,
Financializing Poverty ethnographi- sixteenth century to the present,
business, and politics operating within
cally examines how the emergence drawing on materials from
a shadow world that is popularly
of MFIs has allowed financial Muslim communities all over the
referred to as the rule of the mafia,
institutions in the city of Kolkata, Indian subcontinent. Drawing
or “Mafia Raj.” Through intimate
India, to capitalize on the poverty on well over 200 original texts,
ethnographic accounts of the lives of
of its residents. Sohini Kar shows Lambert-Hurley uncovers patterns
powerful and aspiring bosses in India,
that rigid forms of credit risk across time and place to propose
Pakistan, and Bangladesh, this book
management used by MFIs repro- a theoretical model for reading
illustrates their personal struggles for
duce the very inequality the loans gender, autobiography, and the
sovereignty as they climb the ladder
are meant to alleviate. Moreover, self in texts that have long-defied
of success. The authors theorize what
she argues, the use of life insurance Euro-American analysis.
they call “the art of bossing,” providing
to manage high mortality rates of
nuanced ideas about crime, corrup- “This is a wonderfully sensitive
the poor borrowers has led to the account of the gendered self and
tion, and the lure of the strongman
collateralization of life itself. the subtle interleaving of individual
across the world.
“Kar has beautifully rendered much identity and collective presence.”
“With unforgettable portraits of
hard-won and illuminating ethno- —David Arnold,
gangsters, politicians, hustlers, and
graphic data into compelling prose.” University of Warwick
extortionists, this account upends our
notions of democracy and legitimacy.” —Gustav Peebles, 296 pages, 2018
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Jinnealogy Raising Global Families The Politics of Compassion
Time, Islam, and Ecological Parenting, Immigration, and The Sichuan Earthquake and
Thought in the Medieval Class in Taiwan and the US Civic Engagement in China
Ruins of Delhi Pei-Chia Lan Bin Xu
Anand Vivek Taneja Public discourse on Asian parenting The 2008 Sichuan earthquake killed
In the ruins of a medieval palace tends to fixate on ethnic culture 87,000 people and left 5 million
in Delhi, Indians of all castes and as a static value set, disguising the homeless. In response, an unprec-
creeds meet to socialize and ask fluidity and diversity of Chinese edented wave of volunteers and civic
Islamic jinns for help, writing out parenting. Such stereotypes also associations streamed in to help. The
requests as if petitioning the state. fail to account for the challenges of Politics of Compassion examines how
Anand Vivek Taneja’s Jinnealogy raising children in a rapidly mod- civically engaged citizens acted on
provides a fresh vision of religion, ernizing world, full of globalizing the ground, how they understood
identity, and sacrality in the ruin values. In Raising Global Families the meaning of their actions, and
of Firoz Shah Kotla. An unusually Pei-Chia Lan examines how how the political climate shaped
democratic religious space, it is ethnic Chinese parents in Taiwan their actions and understandings.
characterized by freewheeling and the United States negotiate Using extensive data from interviews,
theological conversations, DIY cultural differences and class observations, and textual materials,
rituals, and the sanctification of inequality. She draws on a uniquely Bin Xu shows that the large-scale
animals. Taneja observes the visitors, comparative, multi-sited research civic engagement was not just a
who come mainly from the Muslim model with four groups of parents: natural outpouring of compassion,
and Dalit neighborhoods of Delhi, middle-class and working-class but also a complex social process,
using their conversations and letters parents in Taiwan, and middle- both enabled and constrained by
as an archive of voices so often class and working-class Chinese the authoritarian political context.
silenced. In this enchanted space, he immigrants in the Boston area. Lan This is a powerful account of how
encounters a vibrant form of popular demonstrates that class inequality the widespread death and suffering
Islam that resists state repression permeates the fabric of family life, caused by the earthquake illuminates
and challenges postcolonial visions even as it takes shape in different the moral-political dilemma faced by
of India. ways across national contexts. Chinese citizens.
“A brilliant and moving meditation “[Lan] illuminates complex processes “Bin Xu’s analytic insights into
on extraordinary attempts to recover such as globalization and trans- ‘the politics of compassion’ are
a lost culture. Highly recommended.” nationalism, making this a superb acute, but his account never erases
book for classroom use.” the personal and human. The
—Carl W. Ernst,
University of North Carolina —Margaret Nelson, result is riveting, provocative,
at Chapel Hill Middlebury College and ultimately heartbreaking.”
—Deborah Davis, Yale University
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Super Continent Ink Worlds Vicious Circuits
The Logic of Eurasian Integration Contemporary Chinese Painting Korea’s IMF Cinema and the
Kent E. Calder from the Collection of Akiko End of the American Century
Yamazaki and Jerry Yang Joseph Jonghyun Jeon
A Eurasian transformation is under-
way, and it flows from China. With Richard Vinograd and In December of 1997, the Interna-
a geopolitically central location, the Ellen Huang tional Monetary Fund announced
country’s domestic and international Ink arts have flourished in China the largest bailout package in its
policies are poised to change the for more than two millennia. Once history, aimed at stabilizing the South
face of global affairs. The Belt and primarily associated with elite culture, Korean economy in response to a
Road Initiative has called attention ink painting is now undergoing major credit and currency crisis.
to a deepening Eurasian continen- a popular resurgence. Ink Worlds Vicious Circuits examines the decade
talism that has, argues Kent Calder, explores the modern evolution of cinema following that crisis, what
much more significant implications of this art form, from scrolls and it terms “Korea’s IMF Cinema,” to
than have yet been recognized. In panel paintings to photographic and consider the transformations of
Super Continent, Calder presents a video forms, and documents how global political economy at the end
theoretically guided and empirically Chinese ink arts speak to present-day of the American century. The cinema
grounded explanation for these concerns while simultaneously during this time was preoccupied
changes. In doing so, he underlines referencing deeply historical materials, with economic phenomena. As the
that the geo-economic logic that themes, and techniques. The book quintessentially corporate art form,
prevailed across Eurasia before spans pioneering abstract work from film in this context became an ideal
Columbus, and that made the Silk the late 1960s through twenty-first site for thinking through the global
Road a central thoroughfare of century technological innovations, political economy in the transitional
world affairs for close to two millen- using the renowned Yamazaki/ moment of American decline and
nia, is re-asserting itself once again. Yang collection. Nine illustrated Chinese ascension. The book’s win-
“Calder is dead right. This volume is essays build a compelling case for dow on Korea provides a peripheral
an indispensable guide for both pro- understanding the modern form as a but crucial perspective on late U.S.
fessors and politicians to the complex distinct genre, providing an accessible hegemony and the contradictions
new realities of this Super Continent.” theory of contemporary ink painting. that ultimately corrode it.
—Kishore Mahbubani, 232 pages, 2018 Post*45
National University of Singapore
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Jesus Loves Japan Citizens in Motion The Politics of Love
Return Migration and Emigration, Immigration, and in Myanmar
Global Pentecostalism in Re-migration Across China’s Borders LGBT Mobilization and Human
a Brazilian Diaspora Rights as a Way of Life
Elaine Lynn-Ee Ho
Suma Ikeuchi Lynette J. Chua
More than 35 million Chinese
After the introduction of the people live outside China, but this The Politics of Love in Myanmar
“long-term resident” visa, the population is far from homogenous, offers an intimate ethnographic
mass-migration of Nikkeis (Japanese and its multifaceted national affili- account of a group of LGBT activists
Brazilians) has led to roughly 190,000 ations require careful theorization. before, during, and after Myanmar’s
Brazilian nationals living in Japan. This book unravels the multiple, post-2011 political transition.
While the ancestry-based visa confers shifting paths of global migration in Lynette J. Chua explores how these
Nikkeis’ right to settlement, their Chinese society today, challenging activists devoted themselves to,
ethnic ambiguity and working-class a unilinear view of migration by and fell in love with, the practice of
profile often prevent them from feeling presenting emigration, immigration, human rights and how they were
at home. In response, many have and re-migration trajectories that are able to empower queer Burmese
converted to Pentecostalism, reflect- occurring continually and simulta- to accept themselves, gain social
ing the explosive trend across Latin neously. Drawing on interviews and belonging, and reform discriminatory
America since the 1970s. In Jesus Loves ethnographic observations conducted legislation and law enforcement.
Japan Suma Ikeuchi argues that char- in China, Canada, Singapore, and Informed by interviews with activists
ismatic Christianity appeals to Nikkei the China–Myanmar border, Elaine from all walks of life, Chua details
migrants as a “third culture”—one that Lynn-Ee Ho considers the complex the vivid particulars of the LGBT
transcends ethno-national boundaries. patterns of migration that shape activist experience founding a
She insightfully describes the political nation-building and citizenship, both movement first among exiles and
process of homecoming through the in origin and destination countries. migrants and then in Myanmar’s
lens of religion, and the ubiquitous cities, towns, and countryside.
figure of the migrant as the pilgrim of “A pathbreaking study on contempo-
rary migrations to and from China. “Beautifully written and brilliantly
a transnational future. theorized, the book is highly recom-
[It] is a must-read for specialists of
“In showing how Pentecostalism China, migration, and racial ethnic mended reading for scholars interested
grants meaning to a bleak existence, studies across disciplines.” in human rights, legal mobilization,
Ikeuchi opens new vistas in our un- —Rhacel Salazar Parreñas,
social movements, and LGBT politics.”
derstanding of Japanese Brazilians author of Servants of Globalization —Michael McCann,
residing in Japan.” University of Washington
—Daniel T. Linger,
184 pages, 2018
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K-pop Live The Chinese and Land Wars
Fans, Idols, and the Iron Road The Story of China’s
Multimedia Performance Building the Agrarian Revolution
Suk-Young Kim Transcontinental Railroad Brian J. DeMare
In K-pop Live, Suk-Young Kim Edited by Gordon H. Chang and Mao Zedong’s land reform campaigns
investigates the meteoric ascent of Shelley Fisher Fishkin comprise a critical moment in
Korean popular music in relation The completion of the transcon- modern Chinese history, and were
to the rise of personal technol- tinental railroad in May 1869 is crucial to the rise of the CCP. In Land
ogy and social media, situating a usually told as a story of national Wars, Brian DeMare draws on new
feverish cross-media partnership triumph and a key moment for archival research to offer an updated
within the Korean historical context American “manifest destiny.” While and comprehensive history of this
and broader questions about what it it is celebrated in national memory, attempt to fundamentally transform
means to be “live” and “alive.” Based little attention has been paid to the the countryside. To achieve socialist
on in-depth interviews with K-pop Chinese workers who made up 90% utopia, loyal Maoists imposed and
industry personnel, media experts, of the workforce on the Western performed a harsh script of peasant
critics, and fans, as well as archival portion of the line. The railroad liberation through fierce class struggle.
research, K-pop Live explores how could not have been built without While many accounts of the campaigns
the industry has managed the tough Chinese labor, but the lives of give false credence to this narrative,
sell of live music in a marketplace Chinese railroad workers themselves DeMare argues that the reality was
in which virtually everything is have remained largely invisible. This much more complex and brutal than
available online. She offers readers landmark volume shines new light is commonly understood. Uniquely
a step-by-step guide through the on these workers and their enduring weaving narrative and historical
K-pop industry’s variegated efforts to importance, illuminating more fully accounts, DeMare powerfully high-
diversify media platforms as a way of than ever before how immigration lights the often devastating role
reaching a wider global audience. across the Pacific changed both of fiction in determining history.
“From the music videos to a futur- China and the U.S. “A welcome addition to the literature,
istic fan museum, Kim reveals the [this book] offers a counter narrative
ways idols are transforming how we “This timely and essential volume
to the stories told in William Hinton’s
think about musicians and fandom.” preserves the humanity of the
Fanshen in many ways.”
often-ignored and forgotten immi-
—Ian Condry, grant worker.” —Huaiyin Li,
Massachusetts Institute University of Texas at Austin
of Technology —Erika Lee,
author of The Making of 240 pages, July 2019
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For God or Empire The Hijacked War A Genealogy of Dissent
Sayyid Fadl and the The Story of Chinese POWs The Progeny of Fallen Royals
Indian Ocean World in the Korean War in Chosŏn Korea
Wilson Chacko Jacob David Cheng Chang Eugene Y. Park
Sayyid Fadl, a descendent of the The Korean War lasted for three In early modern Korea, the Chosŏn
Prophet Muhammad, led a unique years, one month, and two days— state conducted an extermination
life—one that spanned much of the but armistice talks occupied more campaign against the Kaesŏng
nineteenth century and connected than two of those years, as 14,000 Wang, descendants of the preceding
India, Arabia, and the Ottoman Chinese prisoners of war refused Koryŏ dynasty. It was so thorough
Empire. For God or Empire tells to return to Communist China, that most of today’s descendants are
his story, part biography and part effectively hijacking the negotia- related to a single survivor. Before
global history, as his life and legacy tions of world leaders at a pivotal long, however, the Chosŏn dynasty
afford a singular view on historical moment in Cold War history. In The sought to bolster its legitimacy as
shifts of power and sovereignty, Hijacked War, David Cheng Chang the successor of Koryŏ by rehabili-
religion and politics. Fadl’s travels vividly portrays the experiences of tating the surviving Wangs—granting
in worlds seen and unseen made Chinese prisoners in the dark, cold, them patronage for performing
for a life that was both unsettled and damp tents of Koje and Cheju ancestral rites and even allowing
and unsettling. And through his islands in Korea and how their them to attain prestigious offices.
life, at least two forms of sover- decisions derailed the high politics As a result, Koryŏ descendants
eignty—God and empire—become being conducted in Washington, came to constitute elite lineages
apparent in intersecting global Moscow, and Beijing. Drawing on throughout Korea. Eugene Y. Park
contexts of religion and modern newly declassified archival materials draws on primary and secondary
state formation. The life and after- from China, Taiwan, and the United sources, interviews, and site visits
lives of Sayyid Fadl—which take us States and interviews with surviving to tell their extraordinary story. In
from eighteenth- and nineteenth- Chinese and North Korean so doing, he traces Korea’s changing
century Indian Ocean worlds to prisoners of war, Chang depicts the politics, society, and culture for
twenty-first century cyberspace— struggle over prisoner repatriation more than half a millennium.
offer a more open-ended global that dominated the second half “Park uncovers the surprising
history of sovereignty and a more of the Korean War—and changed intersection of family background
capacious conception of life. the course of the Cold War in East and political power, enhancing
304 pages, July 2019 Asia—in the prisoners’ own words. our understanding of Korean
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288 pages, 2018

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Partitions Mandarin Brazil Contraceptive Diplomacy
A Transnational History Race, Representation, and Memory Reproductive Politics and
of Twentieth-Century Ana Paulina Lee Imperial Ambitions in the
Territorial Separatism United States and Japan
In Mandarin Brazil, Ana Paulina Lee
Edited by Arie M. Dubnov explores the centrality of Chinese Aiko Takeuchi-Demirci
and Laura Robson exclusion to the Brazilian nation- This book turns to the history of the
Partition—the physical division of building project. She considers birth control movement in the United
territory along ethno-religious lines depictions of Chineseness in Brazilian States and Japan to interpret the
into separate nation-states—is often popular music, literature, and visual struggle for hegemony in the Pacific
presented as a political “solution” culture, as well as archival documents through the lens of transnational
to ethnic conflict. In the twentieth and Brazilian and Qing dynasty feminism. Aiko Takeuchi-Demirci
century, new nation-states—the diplomatic correspondence. The follows the relationship between
Irish Free State, the Dominions book begins during the second half two iconic birth control activists,
(later Republics) of India and of the nineteenth century, during the Margaret Sanger in the United
Pakistan, and the State of Israel— transitional period when enslaved States and Ishimoto Shizue in Japan,
emerged as the result of partition, labor became unfree labor—an era as well as other intellectuals and
all in contexts of extreme violence. when black slavery shifted to “yellow policy-makers, to make sense of the
This volume offers the first col- labor” and racial anxieties surged. complex transnational exchanges
lective history of the concept of By considering why Chinese laborers occurring around contraception. By
partition, tracing its emergence in were excluded from Brazilian telling this story in a transnational
the aftermath of the First World nation-building efforts while Japanese context, Takeuchi-Demirci draws
War and locating its genealogy in migrants were welcomed, Lee connections between birth control
the politics of twentieth-century interrogates how Chinese and activism and the history of eugenics,
empire and decolonization. Japanese imperial ambitions and racism, and imperialism.
Asian ethnic supremacy reinforced
“Tracing the movement of partition “A fascinating study of transnational
Brazil’s “whitening” project. feminism and international policy
theories and practices across multiple
colonial spaces, this volume resists “A richly textured and meticulously that yields an exciting new frontier
both functional explanations and researched study of Chinese racializa- for transnational histories.”
the balance-sheet approach in favor tion in Brazil.” —Barbara Molony,
of a deeply historicized account —Lok Siu, Santa Clara University
of partition’s multiple lives and University of California, Berkeley
afterlives across the twentieth Asian America
century and beyond.” Asian America 336 pages, 2018
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University of Illinois
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Forgotten Disease Violence and Order on The Politics of Rights and the
Illnesses Transformed in the Chengdu Plain 1911 Revolution in China
Chinese Medicine The Story of a Secret Brotherhood Xiaowei Zheng
Hilary A. Smith in Rural China, 1939-1949
China’s 1911 Revolution was a
Around the turn of the twentieth Di Wang momentous political transforma-
century, disorders that Chinese In 1939, residents of a rural village tion. Its leaders, however, were not
physicians had been writing about near Chengdu watched as Lei rebellious troublemakers on the
for over a millennium acquired new Mingyuan, a member of a violent periphery of imperial order, but a
identities in Western medicine. Hilary secret society known as the Gowned powerful political and economic
A. Smith argues that privileging these Brothers, executed his teenage elite deeply entrenched in local
later sources misrepresents what daughter. Six years later, Shen society, with imperially sanctioned
traditional Chinese doctors were see- Baoyuan, a sociology student at cultural credentials. The revolution
ing and doing, creating an unfair view Yenching University, arrived in they spearheaded produced a new,
of their medicine as inferior. Drawing the town to conduct fieldwork on democratic political culture that
on a wide array of sources, ranging the society. Using the filicide as a enshrined national sovereignty,
from early Chinese classics to modern starting point to examine the history, constitutionalism, and the rights
scientific research, Smith traces the culture, and organization of the of the people as indisputable
history of one representative case, Gowned Brothers, Di Wang offers principles. Based upon previously
foot qi, from the fourth century to the nuanced insights into the structures untapped Qing and Republican
present day. She examines the shifting of local power in 1940s rural Sichuan sources, this book is a nuanced and
meanings of disease over time, show- and the influence of Western sociol- colorful chronicle of the revolution.
ing that each transformation reflects ogy and anthropology on the way Xiaowei Zheng explores the ideas
the social, political, intellectual, and intellectuals in the Republic of China that motivated the revolution, the
economic environment. perceived rural communities. popularization of those ideas, and
“The writing of the history of diseases their animating impact on the
“Di Wang’s rich volume on the Sich-
has played a crucial but often invisible uan Paoge offers a major contribu- Chinese people at large.
role in shaping Chinese medicine as we tion to the history of Chinese secret “This is the best book on the 1911
know it today. Forgotten Disease chal- societies.” Revolution to appear in many
lenges the dominant historiography with years, and it will be the point of de-
—David Ownby, author of Brother-
great insights.” hoods and Secret Societies in Early parture for all future research
—Sean Hsiang-lin Lei, and Mid-Qing China on the subject.”
Academia Sinica, Taiwan
280 pages, 2018 —Matthew Sommer,
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East Asian Institute, Columbia
University 376 pages, 2018
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Dynasties and Democracy Manipulating Globalization Zouping Revisited
The Inherited Incumbency The Influence of Bureaucrats on Adaptive Governance in a
Advantage in Japan Business in China Chinese County
Daniel M. Smith Ling Chen Edited by Jean C. Oi and
Although democracy is the antithesis Beginning in the 2000s, the Chinese Steven Goldstein
of dynastic rule, families with state shifted from attracting foreign With China undergoing dramatic
multiple members in elective office investment to promoting technologi- economic change, the political institu-
continue to be common around cal competitiveness of domestic firms. tions now seem capable of governing a
the world. In most democracies, While bureaucrats successfully vastly more complex market economy
the proportion of such “democratic built coalitions to motivate busi- and a rapidly changing labor force.
dynasties” declines over time, and nesses to upgrade in some cities, in This volume explains that within the
rarely exceeds ten percent of all others, vested interests within the old organizational molds subtle but
legislators. Japan is a startling government deprived businesses of profound changes affected how these
exception, with over a quarter of developmental resources. Ling Chen governing bodies actually work. This
all legislators in recent years being argues that the roots of coalitional book takes the local government of
dynastic. In Dynasties and Democ- variation lie in the type of foreign Zouping County and finds that it
racy, Daniel M. Smith sets out to firms with which local governments has been able to evolve significantly
explain when and why dynasties forged alliances. Chen advances a through ad hoc bureaucratic adaptations
persist in democracies, and why new theory of economic policies in and accommodations that drastically
their numbers are only now begin- authoritarian regimes and informs change the operation of government
ning to wane in Japan—questions debates about the nature of Chinese institutions. The picture that emerges is
that have long perplexed regional capitalism. Her findings shed light one of institutional agility and creativity
experts. His findings shed light on on state-led development and coali- as a new form of resilience within an
the causes and consequences of tion formation in other emerging authoritarian regime.
dynastic politics around the world. economies that comprise the new
“Grounded in the soil of rural China,
“It is hard to think of a sharper “globalized” generation. this book examines the startling ways
evaluation of the effects of political “This is a must-read for anyone in- old institutional structures are repur-
institutions on the quality and terested in China’s political economy posed to perform new functions.”
nature of democratic competition.” and its global implications.” —David M. Lampton,
—Frances McCall Rosenbluth, —Dali L. Yang, Johns Hopkins University
Yale University The University of Chicago 248 pages, 2018
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A series edited by Andrew G. Walder
Poisonous Pandas Asia’s Regional Architecture The Reputational Imperative
Chinese Cigarette Manufacturing Alliances and Institutions in Nehru’s India in
in Critical Historical Perspectives the Pacific Century Territorial Conflict
Edited by Matthew Kohrman, Andrew Yeo Mahesh Shankar
Gan Quan, Liu Wennan, and During the Cold War, the U.S. built India’s first prime minister, Jawahar-
Robert N. Proctor a series of alliances with Asian lal Nehru, left behind a legacy of both
Over the last fifty years, transna- nations to erect a bulwark against the great achievements and surprising
tional tobacco companies and their spread of communism and provide defeats. Most notably, he failed to
allies have fueled a tripling of the security to the region. Despite pres- resolve the Kashmir dispute with
world’s annual consumption of sure to end bilateral alliances in the Pakistan and the territorial conflict
cigarettes. At the forefront is the post–Cold War world, they persist with China. Mahesh Shankar offers a
China National Tobacco Corpora- to this day, even as new multilateral compelling and novel understanding
tion, now producing forty percent institutions have sprung up around of these puzzling foreign policy mis-
of cigarettes sold globally. What them. The resulting architecture may steps: reputation. India’s investment
has enabled the manufacturing of aggravate rivalries as the U.S., China, in its international image powerfully
cigarettes in China to flourish even and others compete for influence. shaped the state’s negotiation and
amidst public condemnation of However, Andrew Yeo demonstrates bargaining tactics during this period.
smoking? In Poisonous Pandas, an how Asia’s complex array of bilateral
The Reputational Imperative
interdisciplinary group of scholars and multilateral agreements may
proves not only that reputation is a
offer novel portraits of people ultimately bring greater stability
significant driver in these conflicts
within the Chinese polity who and order to a region fraught with
but also that it’s about more than
have experimentally revamped the underlying tensions. Asia’s Regional
simply looking good on the global
country’s pre-Communist cigarette Architecture transcends traditional
stage. Shankar answers longstanding
supply chain and fitfully expanded international relations models,
questions about Nehru’s territorial
its political, economic, and cultural investigating change and continuity
negotiations and provides a deeper
influence. These portraits open a in Asia through the lens of historical
understanding of how a state’s global
vital new window on the global institutionalism. It has important
image works. He highlights the
tobacco industry. implications for policymakers in
pivotal—yet often overlooked— role
Asia and beyond.
“A stupendous and long reputation can play in a broad global
overdue achievement.” “An informed, nuanced, and security context.
—Ralph Litzinger, vivid account.”
Duke University “An enlightening and unbiased read.”
—Victor D. Cha,
Georgetown University —Alex Weisiger,
328 pages, 2018 University of Pennsylvania
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Rebranding China The Indonesian Way Hard Target
Contested Status Signaling in ASEAN, Europeanization, Sanctions, Inducements, and
the Changing Global Order and Foreign Policy Debates in the Case of North Korea
Xiaoyu Pu a New Democracy Stephan Haggard and
China is intensely conscious of Jürgen Rüland Marcus Noland
its status, at home and abroad. On December 31, 2015, the ten- This book captures the effects of
Contradictory posturing as a fragile member Association of Southeast sanctions and inducements on
developing country and a nascent Asian Nations ushered in a new era North Korea and provides a detailed
global power makes decoding with the founding of the ASEAN reconstruction of the role of eco-
China’s foreign policy a challenge, Community (AC). The AC was nomic incentives in the bargaining
generating uncertainty in many parts both a historic initiative and an around the country’s nuclear pro.
of the world. Using the metaphor of unprecedented step toward the gram. Stephan Haggard and Marcus
rebranding to understand China’s area’s regional integration. Political Noland draw on an array of evidence
varying displays of status, Xiaoyu Pu commentators and media outlets, to show the reluctance of the North
analyzes a rising China’s challenges however, suggested that Southeast Korean leadership to weaken its grip
and dilemmas on the global stage. Asia was taking its first steps on a on foreign economic activity. They
Rebranding China demystifies how linear process of unification that argue that inducements have limited
the state represents its global posi- would converge on the model of the effect on the regime, and instead
tion by analyzing recent military European Union. Jürgen Rüland urge policymakers to think in terms
transformations, regional diplomacy, challenges this previously unques- of gradual strategies. Hard Target
and international financial negotia- tioned diffusion of European norms. connects economic statecraft to the
tions. Drawing on a sweeping body Focusing on the reception of ASEAN marketization process to understand
of research, including original in Indonesia, he traces how foreign North Korea and addresses a larger
Chinese sources and interdisciplinary policy stakeholders have responded debate over the merits and demerits
ideas from sociology, psychology, to calls for ASEAN’s Europeaniza- of “engagement” with adversaries.
and international relations, this tion, ultimately fusing them with
“An innovative study of the evolving
book puts forward an innovative their own distinctly Indonesian form political economy of North Korea.
framework for interpreting China’s of regionalism. Amid an increasing application of
foreign policy. sanctions, Hard Target contributes
“With intelligence and nuance,
“This is a must-read for anyone inter- [Rüland] offers an essential study much needed sophistication and nu-
ested in China’s foreign relations and of comparative regionalism and ance to over-simplified debates about
China’s domestic political development Indonesia’s role in the ASEAN Charter.” dealing with North Korea.”
in the reform era.” —Randall Schweller, —John S. Park,
Ohio State University Harvard University
—Thomas J. Christensen,
Columbia University 344 pages, 2017
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Empires of Coal A World Trimmed with Fur The Meiji Restoration
Fueling China’s Entry into the Wild Things, Pristine Places, and W. G. Beasley, with a new
Modern World Order, 1860-1920 the Natural Fringes of Qing Rule foreword by Michael R. Auslin
Shellen Xiao Wu Jonathan Schlesinger For Japan, the Meiji Restoration of
By the 1890s, China had trans- In the eighteenth and nineteenth 1868 has something of the signifi-
formed from the land of porcelain centuries, demand for natural cance that the French Revolution
and tea to a repository of immense resources exhausted China’s supply. has for France: it is the point from
coal reserves. In Empires of Coal, In response, the Qing court turned which modern history begins. In
Shellen Xiao Wu argues that the to “purification”: it registered and this now classic work of Japanese
changes stemming from this shift arrested poachers and reformed history, the late W. G. Beasley offers
marked the rise of science and territorial rule. In this book, a comprehensive account of the ori-
industrialization that would Jonathan Schlesinger reveals how gins, development, and immediate
destabilize global systems. Qing rule witnessed the global aftermath of the events that restored
Studies of the Weatherhead
invention of nature. Imperial rule to Japan. He makes
East Asian Institute, 288 pages, March 2019 the case that the origins of the
Columbia University Meiji Restoration are not found in
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economic distress or class struggle,
How India Became Territorial but in a growing sense of national
Protest Dialectics Foreign Policy, Diaspora, danger and national pride spurred
State Repression and South Korea’s Geopolitics by Japan’s contacts with the West.
Democracy Movement, 1970-1979 Nationalism provided the impetus
Itty Abraham
for overthrowing the Tokugawa
Paul Y. Chang Why do countries go to war over military government and reuniting
In this groundbreaking work of disputed lands? Treating Indian Japan under the Emperor Meiji.
political and social history of 1970s foreign policy behavior as an exem- Only when the Tokugawa were gone
South Korea, Paul Chang highlights plar, Itty Abraham addresses this did their successors turn, of necessity,
the importance of understanding important question, conceptualizing to the making of modern Japan,
the emergence and evolution of the foreign policy as a state territorializing seeking strength and stability in new
democracy movement in 1970s South practice. He offers an entirely new way social patterns. Originally published
Korea. Protest Dialectics traces the of understanding India’s relations with in 1972, this new paperback edition
events that laid the groundwork for Pakistan and China, as well as the contains a foreword written by
the 1980s movement that formed civil broader postcolonial world. Michael R. Auslin that celebrates
society today. Studies in Asian Security Beasley’s legacy.
240 pages, 2018 536 pages, 2018
312 pages, March 2019
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Digital Publishing Initiative
Stanford University Press, with generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is
developing an innovative publishing program in the rapidly evolving digital humanities and
social sciences. Visit sup.org/digital for more information and a list of forthcoming publications.

The Chinese
Edited by
Thomas S. Mullaney
In the past decade alone,
ten million corpses have
been exhumed and
reburied across the
Chinese landscape. The
campaign has transformed
China’s graveyards into
sites of acute personal,
social, political, and eco-
nomic contestation.
In this digital volume,
three historians of China,
Jeffrey Snyder-Reinke, Christian Henriot, and Thomas S. Mullaney, chart out the history
of China's rapidly shifting deathscape. Each essay grapples with a different dimension
of grave relocation and burial reform in China over the past three centuries: from the
phenomenon of "baby towers" in the Lower Yangzi region of late imperial China, to the
histories of death in the city of Shanghai, and finally into the history of grave relocation
during the contemporary period, examined by Mullaney, when both its scale and
tempo increased dramatically. Rounding off these historical analyses, a colophon
by platform developers David McClure and Glen Worthey speak to new reading
methodologies emerging from a format in which text and map move in concert to
advance historical argumentation.
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