2008

World War II and Japan

“Preparing the Flight of the Phonenix: Nippon Stories:” The Very First Days of the Occupation of Japan
By: Wilton S. Dillon

Konoe and Hull: The Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere: An Act of Benevolence or Imperialism?
By: Kazuo Yagami

Chinese Culture, History and Contemporary Affairs

Li Zhishan’s Feminist Activism in Tianjin in the 1920s
By: Yuxin Ma

Social Motivations for the Revival of Address Terms in China
By: Xuexin Liu

Transgression-Obsessed: A Cross-Cultural Reading of Judou and Curse of the Golden Flower
By: Li Zeng

China’s Social Policy: Meeting the Needs of China’s Orphaned and Disabled Children
By: James W. Yoxall

China and Central Asia

Looking Westward: China’s Changing Relations with Central Asia
By: Jonathan Z. Ludwig

Educatioin Xinjiang’s Uyghurs: Achieving Success or Creating Unrest?
By: Timothy A. Grose

India: Culture and Current Affairs

What’s A Kiss: The Unchaste Chastity of Bollywood
By: Devon Burke

India Looks Seaward: The case of the Proliferation Security Initiative
By: James R. Holmes

Time Traveling in India: How Much and How Little has Changed in Only a Generation
By:Jane Pietrowski

Japan: History and Culture

Tokyo’s Dr. Phil
By: Benjamin Dorman

“In the Way of the Samurai:” Difference and Connection in Samurai Champloo
By: Amy Fitzgerald

From The Editors Desk

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By Daniel Metraux

A Conversation with Japan’s Senior Vice-Minister of Finance Provides a Bleak Picture of His Nation’s Future

The Ghosts of Chinese Camp California

Benazir Bhutto’s Assassination and Pakistan’s Ultimate Failure as a Nation

How Recent Turkish Invasions of Northern Iraq Could Ruin the American War Effort

Who Plays Better Baseball: The United States of Japan?

Book Reviews

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Reviewed by Gordon Bowen

John L. Esposito and Dalia Mogahed.Who Speaks for Islam? What a Billion Muslims REALLY THINK.

Mansoor Moaddel, Ed., Values and Perceptions of the Islamic and Middle Eastern Publics

Reviewed by Daniel A. Metraux

Chen Guidi and Wu Chuntao, Will the Boat Sink the Water:The Life of China’s Peasants

Charles K. Armstrong,The Koreas

Hideaki Matsuoka,Japanese Prayer Below the Equator: How Brazilians Believe in the Church of World Messianity

Amy Docksert Marcus, Jerusalem 1913.

Kozaburo Nagatsu, Hisao Suzuki, and Toshio Yamamoto, Eds. Against Nuclear Weapons: A Collection of Poems by 181 Poets.

Reviewed by Eric Strange

Gi Wook Shin and Kyung Moon Hwang, Eds. Contentious Kwangju: The May 18 Uprising in Korea’s Past and Present.