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A Books Deal

Cornell University’s Southeast Asia Program is giving away some spare copies! They say you pay the shipping, and we’ll send you any of the following that you might want: The SEAP Data Papers Series (full run) The Journal Indonesia (full … Continue reading

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Korean Debates on Colonial Modernisation vs. Colonial Plunder

“The ‘Peculiarities’ of Modernisation In Korea: Revisiting The Debate on ‘Colonial Modernisation’ vs. ‘Colonial Plunder’” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2021.1953110) is a new article by Hae-Yung Song of the Graduate School of International Studies, Korea University in Seoul. The abstract for the article … Continue reading

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Researching under authoritarian regimes

With authoritarianism becoming entrenched in Asia and democratic regimes attracted by repressive political strategies, it is appropriate to consider research strategies. “Reflections on Conducting Fieldwork under Digital Surveillance: Investigating Labour Politics in China’s Tech Industry” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2021.1955293) is a timely … Continue reading

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Japan’s Political Economy

The Japanese Economy is a new book by Hiroaki Richard Watanabe and published by Agenda Publishing. It is reviewed by Kwang-Yeong Shin of the Department of Sociology, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea. The book covers the political economy of Japan from … Continue reading

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Women Students and Japan’s New Left

Jan Bardsley of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has reviewed the book Coed Revolution: The Female Student in the Japanese New Left, authored by By Chelsea Szendi Schieder and published by Duke University Press. Most histories of … Continue reading

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The Structural Power of Business in Korea’s Green Industrial Policy

After a long delay in production, the final article for the Issue 5 Feature Section on state-business relations in Asia is out. “State–Business Relations in Flux: Capturing the Structural Power of Business in South Korea’s Green Industrial Policy” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2021.1915362) … Continue reading

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Regime Change, State-Business Relations and the Middle-Income Trap in Malaysia

“Regime Changes, State-Business Ties and Remaining in the Middle-Income Trap: The Case of Malaysia” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2021.1933138) is a new article by Edmund Terence Gomez of the Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Kee Cheok Cheong … Continue reading

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Solidarity and Mobility in Beijing’s Koreatown

In a new book review for JCA, Erik Mobrand looks at The Cost of Belonging. An Ethnography on Solidarity and Mobility in Beijing’s Koreatown by Sharon J. Yoon. This book is an ethnographic study the Beijing suburb of Wangjing, where … Continue reading

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Issue 4 for 2021 published

Issue number 4 of Volume 51 of the journal has gone to print and is available electronically at the publisher’s site. This issue features six articles and five book reviews. The articles are: Challenging Hegemony: Nurhadi-Aldo and the 2019 Election … Continue reading

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Populism, Technocracy and the Politics of Expertise in India

Anuradha Sajjanhar of the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University in Canberra has a new article available. “The New Experts: Populism, Technocracy and Politics of Expertise in Contemporary India” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2021.1934889) is an important examination of … Continue reading

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