Monthly Archives: April 2016

China and its challenges

China’s Challenges is a 2015 released book edited by Jacques deLisle and Avery Goldstein. It is published by the University of Pennsylvania Press. The collection is reviewed for JCA by Raj Verma of the School of International and Public Affairs … Continue reading

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Media attention to Thailand’s Deep State

In Thailand, currently under a military dictatorship, a JCA article is getting plenty of media attention. Eugénie Mérieau’s article “Thailand’s Deep State, Royal Power and the Constitutional Court (1997–2015)” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2016.1151917) has been mentioned very widely and the article itself … Continue reading

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Japan, culture and occupation

Professor Jan Bardsley of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has reviewed Adam Broinowski’s new book Cultural Responses to Occupation in Japan: The Performing Body during and after the Cold War (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2016.1170188) for the Journal of Contemporary Asia. … Continue reading

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An SBY post-mortem

The Yudhoyono Presidency: Indonesia’s Decade of Stability and Stagnation, an edited collection from Singapore’s Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, is reviewed for JCA by Hipolitus Yolisandry Ringgi Wangge (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2016.1170189). Edited by Edward Aspinall, Marcus Mietzner and Dirk Tomsa, the … Continue reading

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Australia as client state

In a new review at the JCA publisher’s website, Kosmas Tsokhas reviews Australia as US Client State: The Geopolitics of De-Democratization and Insecurity (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2016.1172327). The book argues that Australia’s participation in the American-led invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq has … Continue reading

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JCA paper on gaming and Macao gets media attention

In January, JCA published a paper by Sonny Shiu-Hing Lo and Eric King-Man Chong of Hong Kong’s Institute of Education titled “Casino Interests, Fujian Tongxianghui and Electoral Politics in Macao” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2015.1124444). It became a part of Volume 46, Issue … Continue reading

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In Thai on Thailand’s authoritarian turn/เผด็จการไทยจักอยู่ไปไม่มีตาย?

Veerayooth Kanchoochat and Kevin Hewison have authored a piece on their JCA special issue, Military, Monarchy and Repression: Assessing Thailand’s Authoritarian Turn, for Prachatai. Prachatai is an “independent, non-profit, daily web newspaper established in June 2004 to provide reliable and … Continue reading

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