Issue 1 for 2016 published

46_1_2016The latest issue of the Journal of Contemporary Asia is now available online.

The issue includes five research articles, two review articles and ten book reviews. This is an unusual issue as we move to a new format in the next issue, meaning that Issue 1 includes all remaining copy in the previous format.

The research articles are:

Ordinary Singapore: The Decline of Singapore Exceptionalism (DOI:10.1080/00472336.2015.1051387) by Michael D. Barr

From Cronyism to Oligarchy? Privatisation and Business Elites in Myanmar (DOI:10.1080/00472336.2015.1072731) by Michele Ford, Michael Gillan & Htwe Htwe Thein

State Livelihood Planning and Legibility in Vietnam’s Northern Borderlands: The “Rightful Criticisms” of Local Officials (DOI:10.1080/00472336.2015.1028964) by Sarah Turner, Thomas Kettig, Đinh Thị Diệu & Phạm Văn Cự

Village Self-Government and Representation in Southwest China (DOI:10.1080/00472336.2015.1047252) by Tamara Jacka & Wu Chengrui

When $262 Billion Is Not Enough: Rethinking Reserve Accumulation in South Korea (DOI:10.1080/00472336.2015.1025818) by Youngwon Cho

The review articles are:

A Kingdom in Crisis – What’s All the Fuss About? (DOI:10.1080/00472336.2015.1046109) by Serhat Ünaldi

Understanding the Hermit Kingdom As It Is and As It Is Becoming: The Past, Present and Future of North Korea (DOI:10.1080/00472336.2015.1040820) by Jihyun Kim

The book reviews are:

The Political Development of Modern Thailand. Reviewed by Michael K. Connors

Politics in Contemporary Vietnam: Party, State and Authority Relations. Reviewed by Arve Hansen

China’s Regional Relations: Evolving Foreign Policy Dynamics. Reviewed by Kosmas Tsokhas

China’s Development: Capitalism and Empire. Reviewed by Richard Westra

Museums in China: The Politics of Representation after Mao. Reviewed by Kosmas Tsokhas

The China Problem in Postwar Japan: Japanese National Identity and Sino-Japanese Relations. Reviewed by James Boyd

The Politics of Marketising Asia. Studies in the Political Economy of Public Policy. Reviewed by Karim Knio & Zuzana Novakova

Political Economy and the Aid Industry in Asia. Reviewed by Stephen Bates

Two Crises, Different Outcomes: East Asia and Global Finance. Reviewed by Jeffrey D. Wilson

Between Dissent and Power: The Transformation of Islamic Politics in the Middle-East and Asia. Reviewed by Gwenaël Njoto-Feillard


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