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South Asia in
Motion............................................ 2-3
South Asia...................................3-4
China............................................ 4-10
Japan............................................10-11
Korea................................................. 12
Studies of the
Walter H. Shorenstein
Asia-Pacific Research
Center.................................... 4, 12-13
Studies in Asian
Security............................................14
Digital Publishing
Initiative............................................ 15
Uprising of the Fools The South African Gandhi
Pilgrimage as Moral Protest Stretcher-Bearer of Empire
Examination Copy Policy........ 17
in Contemporary India Ashwin Desai and
Vikash Singh Goolam Vahed
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a retreat into tradition, but an of Indians, minus many basic
Cover: Hyŏn’ung Chŏng. alternative forum for recognition rights, into the white body politic
“Greeting the Moon”: and resistance within a rampant while simultaneously excluding
Watercolor, 1960. A global neoliberalism. Africans from his moral compass
permanent exhibit of the and political ideals.
Chosŏn Art Museum in “Wonderfully—and disturbingly—
Pyongyang, North Korea. rich with insights drawn from "Finally, a real and convincing
impressive ethnographic research. account of Indian life and politics
For anyone interested in theories of in South Africa and Gandhi's
religious practice, performance, and changing place within it."
pilgrimage, this is a must-read.” —Faisal Devji,
—Robert Wuthnow, University of Oxford
Princeton University
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2 SOUTH ASIA IN MOTION
A SERIES EDITED BY THOMAS BLOM HANSEN
The Slow Boil The Demands of Recognition Aurangzeb
Street Food, Rights, and State Anthropology and The Life and Legacy of India’s
Public Space in Mumbai Ethnopolitics in Darjeeling Most Controversial King
Jonathan Shapiro Anjaria Townsend Middleton Audrey Truschke
In The Slow Boil, Jonathan Shapiro Since the British colonial period, The Mughal emperor Aurangzeb
Anjaria draws on his long-term anthropology has been central to Alamgir is one of the most hated
fieldwork with Mumbai’s street policy in India. But today, those men in Indian history. Reviled as
food vendors to create a better who were the “objects” of study are a religious fanatic who violently
understanding of the urban space harnessing disciplinary knowledge oppressed Hindus, he is even blamed
they inhabit. Much urban studies to redefine their communities, for setting into motion conflicts that
literature paints street vendors achieve greater prosperity, and secure resulted in the creation of a separate
as oppressed and marginalized political rights. In this groundbreak- Muslim state in South Asia. In her
victims. With this book, Anjaria ing study, Townsend Middleton lively overview of his life and influ-
acknowledges the diverse tracks these newfound “lives” of ence, Audrey Truschke offers a clear-
political, economic, historic, anthropology, exposing how minori- eyed perspective on the debate over
and symbolic processes that ties are—and are not—recognized Aurangzeb and makes the case for
create contradictions in the for affirmative action and autonomy. why his maligned legacy deserves to
vendors’ everyday lives, like At once ethnographic and historical, be reassessed. She evaluates Aurangzeb
their illegality and proximity to this book chronicles how multicultural not by modern standards but
the state, or their insecurity and governance has motivated the people according to the traditions and values
permanence. In this ethnography, of Darjeeling to ethnologically of his own time, painting a picture of
issues of livelihood, democracy, redefine themselves. Yet, their search Aurangzeb as a complex figure whose
and rights are not subsumed for recognition has only amplified relationship to Islam was dynamic,
into a larger framework, but are their anxieties about who they strategic, and sometimes contradictory.
explored on their own terms. are—and who they must be—if they This book invites students of South
“Anjaria’s sensitive ethnography are to attain the rights, autonomy, and Asian history and religion into the
shows that the lives of urban street belonging they desire. world of the Mughal Empire, framing
hawkers are characterized not by “At once an ethnography of ‘tribal’ the debate on Aurangzeb’s impact and
transience and distance, but by communities in Darjeeling and of legacy in accessible and engaging terms.
deep relationships with the state. the government anthropologists
A must-read.” “A fresh, balanced, and much-needed
studying them, this dizzying hall of survey of one of the most controversial
—Lisa Mitchell, mirrors will provoke and unsettle.” figures in Indian history.”
University of Pennsylvania —Akhil Gupta, —Richard M. Eaton,
University of California, Los Angeles,
232 pages, 2016 University of Arizona
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SOUTH ASIA 3
The Colonial Origins of Scythe and the City Goddess on the Frontier
Ethnic Violence in India A Social History of Death Religion, Ethnicity, and Gender
in Shanghai in Southwest China
Ajay Verghese
Christian Henriot Megan Bryson
The neighboring north Indian
districts of Jaipur and Ajmer are Recent historiography has almost Dali is a small region on a high
identical in language, geography, completely ignored the ways in plateau in Southeast Asia. Its main
and religious and caste demogra- which death created immense deity, Baijie, has assumed several
phy. But in recent decades, these social change in China’s cities. gendered forms throughout the
multiethnic communities have Throughout the Republican period, area’s history: a Buddhist goddess,
displayed differing patterns of Shanghai swallowed up lives by the the mother of Dali’s founder, a
ethnic conflict. Using archival thousands. Exposed bodies strewn widowed martyr, and a village
research and elite interviews in five around in public spaces were a divinity. What accounts for so
case studies across India, as well threat to social order as well as many different incarnations of a
as a quantitative analysis of 589 to public health. In a place where local deity? Goddess on the Frontier
districts, Ajay Verghese persua- every group had its own beliefs argues that Dali’s encounters with
sively argues that these differences and set of death and funeral prac- forces beyond region and nation
are born of the legacies of British tices, how did Shanghai adapt to a have influenced the goddess’s
colonialism. The Colonial Origins modern, urbanized environment? transformations. Dali sits at the
of Ethnic Violence in India makes Christian Henriot’s pioneering and cultural crossroads of Southeast
important contributions to the original study of Shanghai between Asia, India, and Tibet; it has been
study of Indian politics, ethnicity, 1865 and 1965 offers new insights claimed by different countries but
conflict, and historical legacies. into death as a crucial aspect of is currently part of Yunnan Prov-
modern society in this global ince in Southwest China. Megan
“Outstanding.Verghese offers fresh
hypotheses about the sources of commercial hub. He deftly guides Bryson argues that Baijie provided
different types of ethnic violence readers through this tumultuous a regional identity that enabled
across India.” era that radically redefined the Dali to position itself geopolitically
—James Mahoney, Chinese relationship with death. and historically.
Northwestern University
“An utterly original perspective on “A tour de force of historical and
STUDIES OF THE WALTER H. Shanghai’s modernization. Henriot’s ethnographic inquiry, this book is
SHORENSTEIN ASIA-PACIFIC ‘scythe’ will stick in readers’ minds.” a must-read for anyone interested
RESEARCH CENTER
—Matthew Sommer, in the interplay of gender, ethnicity,
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4 SOUTH ASIA CHINA
Borderland Capitalism A World Trimmed with Fur Luxurious Networks
Turkestan Produce, Qing Silver, Wild Things, Pristine Places, and Salt Merchants, Status, and
and the Birth of an Eastern Market the Natural Fringes of Qing Rule Statecraft in Eighteenth-
Kwangmin Kim Jonathan Schlesinger Century China

In the eighteenth and nineteenth
Yulian Wu
This book offers a dynamic revision-
ist account of the history of the Qing centuries, booming demand for Luxurious Networks examines
Empire in Central Asia. Drawing on natural resources transformed Chi- Huizhou salt merchants of High
Chinese, Manchu, Turki, Russian, na and its frontiers. Wild objects Qing China to reveal a dynamic
and English sources and archival from the far north became part of interaction between people and
material, Kwangmin Kim shows elite fashion, and unprecedented objects. The Qianlong emperor
how Muslim notables (begs) aligned consumption exhausted the region’s purposely used objects to expand
themselves with the Qing to most precious resources—pearlers his economic and cultural influence.
strengthen their own plantation-like had stripped riverbeds of mussels, Thanks to their broad networks,
economic system. As controllers of mushroom pickers had uprooted outstanding managerial skills, and
food supplies, commercial goods, the steppe, and fur-bearing animals abundant financial resources, salt
and human resources, the begs had disappeared from the forest. merchants were ideal agents for
had the political power to dictate In response, the Qing court turned selecting and producing objects
the fortunes of governments in the to “purification:” It registered for imperial use. These wealthy
region. Their political choice to and arrested poachers, reformed businessmen became respected
cooperate with the Qing promoted territorial rule, and redefined the individuals who played a crucial role
an expansion of the Qing’s emerging boundary between the pristine and in the political, economic, social, and
international trade at the same time the corrupted. In A World Trimmed cultural world of eighteenth-century
that Europe was developing global with Fur, Jonathan Schlesinger uses China. Their life experiences illustrate
capitalism and imperialism. Manchu and Mongolian archives the dynamic relationship between the
to reveal how Qing rule witnessed Manchu and Han, central and local,
“In this pioneering frontier history,
Kwangmin Kim offers striking new not the destruction of unspoiled and humans and objects.
perspectives on the economic power environments, but their invention.
“A paragon of interdisciplinary
of the Qing state in the borderlands, Schlesinger’s resulting analysis scholarship, filled with insights into
with implications for comparative provides a framework for rethink- the political and material cultures of
study of empires everywhere.” ing the global invention of nature. eighteenth-century China.”
—Peter C. Perdue, —Michael Chang,
Yale University “A tremendously important book. This George Mason University
is scholarship of the highest order.”
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CHINA 5
State-Sponsored Inequality Empires of Coal Bound Feet, Young Hands
The Banner System and Social Fueling China’s Entry into the Tracking the Demise of Footbinding
Stratification in Northeast China Modern World Order, 1860–1920 in Village China
Shuang Chen Shellen Xiao Wu Laurel Boussen and Hill Gates
This book explores the socio- From 1868–1872, German geologist In this groundbreaking work, Laurel
economic processes of inequality Ferdinand von Richthofen went on Bossen and Hill Gates upend the
in nineteenth- and early-twentieth- an expedition to China. His reports popular view of footbinding as a
century rural China, wherein the transformed Western interest in status or sexual symbol by showing
state classified immigrants to the China from the land of porcelain that it was an undeniably effective
county of Shuangcheng into distinct and tea to a repository of immense way to get young girls to sit still and
categories, each associated with coal reserves. As coal became the work with their hands. Interviews
different land entitlements. The essential fuel of industrialization, it with 1,800 elderly women, many
resulting patterns of wealth strati- would prove integral to the struggle with bound feet, reveal the reality of
fication and social hierarchy were for political control of China. In girls’ hand labor across the North
both challenged and reinforced by Empires of Coal, Shellen Xiao Wu China Plain, Northwest China, and
the local population. The tensions argues that the shifting conceptions Southwest China. When factories
built into unequal land entitlements of natural resources during the late eliminated the economic value
shaped the identities of immigrant Qing were part of global trends in of handwork, footbinding died
groups, persisting even after the nineteenth century, when the out. As the last generation of
unequal state entitlements were rise of science and industrialization footbound women passes away,
removed. This book also sheds light destabilized global systems and Bound Feet, Young Hands presents
on the many parallels between the caused widespread unrest and the a data-driven examination of the
stratification system in nineteenth- toppling of ruling regimes around social and economic aspects of this
century Shuangcheng and structural the world. misunderstood custom.
inequality in contemporary China. “A fascinating and timely contri- “Laurel Bossen and Hill Gates break
“A rare and highly original contribution bution to the histories of China. new ground in our understanding of
to the studies of community formation It will be required reading for the role and status of women’s work
and social stratification in human anyone interested in the entangle- during a period of enormous eco-
history. This book is destined to become ment of science, technology, and nomic, political, and cultural change.”
a new reference for understanding modernity in global history.” — Rubie S. Watson,
Chinese society, past and present.” —Carla Nappi, Harvard University
—Wang Feng, New Books in East Asian Studies
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6 CHINA
Choosing Daughters The Good Child Outsourced Children
Family Chang in Rural China Moral Development in a Orphanage Care and Adoption
Lihong Shi Chinese Preschool in Globalizing China
Jing Xu Leslie K. Wang
China’s patrilineal and patriarchal
tradition has encouraged a long- Chinese academic traditions take Thousands of Chinese children have
standing preference for male heirs. zuo ren—self-fulfillment in terms been adopted by American parents,
But a counterpattern is emerging of moral cultivation—as the ulti- and many Western aid organizations
in rural China where a noticeable mate goal of education. To many invest in helping orphans in China—
proportion of young couples have in contemporary China, however, but why does China allow this ex-
willingly accepted having a single the nation seems gripped by moral change, and what does it reveal about
daughter. In Choosing Daughters, decay, the result of rapid and pro- globalization? Outsourced Children
Lihong Shi delves into the social, found social change over the course answers these questions by examining
economic, and cultural forces of the twentieth century. Placing life in nine Chinese orphanages
behind these couples’ child-rearing Chinese children at the center of that were assisted by international
aspirations and the resulting her analysis, Jing Xu investigates humanitarian groups. Leslie K. Wang
changes in family dynamics, the effects of these transformations explains how these transnational
gender relations, and intimate on the moral development of the partnerships place marginalized
parent–daughter ties. She refutes nation’s youngest generation. The children at the intersection of public
the conventional understanding of Good Child examines preschool- and private spheres, state and civil
a universal preference for sons and aged children in Shanghai, China, society, and local and global agendas.
discrimination against daughters in tracing how Chinese socialization Although Western societies view
China and counters claims of con- beliefs and methods influence their childhood as innocent and unaffected
tinuing resistance against China’s construction of a moral world. Xu’s by politics, this book explores how
population control program. innovative blend of anthropology children both symbolize and influence
“A persuasive, eloquent study of and psychology illuminates how national futures.
changing gender roles. Full of surprises young children’s nascent moral “A caringly crafted, unsettling, yet
and new vistas for investigation, it is dispositions are selected, expressed humane account of how the One
ethnography at its best.” or repressed, and modulated in Child Policy continues to remake
—William Jankowiak, daily experiences. our world.”
University of Nevada, Las Vegas —Susan Greenhalgh,
“The most significant work of sino- Harvard University
192 pages, August 2017 logical anthropology I have read in
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CHINA 7
Fragile Elite Class Work Infectious Change
The Dilemmas of China’s Vocational Schools and Reinventing Chinese Public
Top University Students China’s Urban Youth Health After an Epidemic
Susanne Bregnbæk T. E. Woronov Katherine A. Mason
China’s One Child Policy and its Exploring vocational school stu- How did a virus like SARS manage
rigorous focus on educational dents’ backgrounds, experiences, to transform the Chinese public
testing are well known. But what schooling, and trajectories into the health system—once famous for
happens to those “lucky” few at workforce, T. E. Woronov explores its grassroots, low-technology
the very top, the elite university the value systems in contemporary approach—into a scientific endeavor
students in China who grew up China that stigmatize these youth centered on global recognition?
under the One Child Policy and as “failures,” and the political and Katherine A. Mason’s ethnography
now attend the nation’s most pres- economic structures that funnel investigates local Chinese public
tigious universities? Fragile Elite them into working-class futures. health institutions in Southeastern
explores the contradictions and These marginalized students China, examining how the outbreak
perplexities of being an elite student and schools provide a privileged of SARS reimagined public health
through research conducted at two window into the ongoing, complex as a professionalized, biomedical-
top universities in China. Susanne intersections between the socialist ized machine—one that frequently
Bregnbæk offers fascinating insight and capitalist modes of production failed to serve the Chinese people.
into the intergenerational tensions in China today and the rapid Infectious Change grapples with this
at work in contemporary China transformation of China’s cities transformation, telling the story of
and locates them within an ongoing into post-industrial, service-based how an epidemic reinvented public
shift in educational policy and what economies. This book argues health in China into a prestigious
it means to be a “quality” student, that urban vocational schools are profession in which transnational
child, and citizen in China. incipient sites for the formation of impact was paramount and service
“Fragile Elite is a beautifully-written a new working class. to vulnerable local communities
ethnography. Bregnbæk integrates “This exemplary ethnography is was secondary.
vivid stories of students’ experiences full of insights into education, “Meticulously crafted, this book
and perspectives with analysis of the class formation, and capitalism.” elucidates why epidemic preven-
familial, psychological, social, and —Tamara Jacka, tion everywhere must draw on local
political factors that fill their lives The Australian National University knowledge and practices.”
with anxiety.” —Margaret Lock,
200 pages, 2015
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8 CHINA
Occupational Hazards Arresting Cinema Fact in Fiction
Sex, Business, and HIV in Surveillance in Hong Kong Film 1920s China and Ba Jin’s Family
Post-Mao China Karen Fang Kristin Stapleton
Elanah Uretsky In Arresting Cinema, Karen Fang In Fact in Fiction, Kristin Stapleton
Occupational Hazards follows a delivers a unifying account of Hong puts Ba Jin’s bestseller, Family,
group of Chinese businessmen and Kong cinema that draws upon its into full historical context, both
government officials to show that renowned crime films and other to illustrate how it successfully
conducting business in China is unique genres to demonstrate Hong portrays human experiences during
not about simple transactions—it Kong’s view of surveillance. She the 1920s and to reveal its his-
is dependent on building webs of argues that Hong Kong’s films torical distortions. She focuses on
informal networks over liquor, display a tolerance of—and even Chengdu, China, Ba Jin’s birthplace
cigarettes, food, and sex. Elanah opportunism towards—constant and the setting for Family, which
Uretsky argues that the burgeoning observation, unlike the fearful view was also a cultural and political
epidemics of STIs and HIV/AIDS prevalent in the West. These films center of western China. The city’s
are not the product of Western show a more crowded, increasingly richly preserved archives allow
influence or economic growth but economically stratified, and post- for an intimate portrait of a city
a reflection of the reemergence national world that nevertheless that seemed far from the center
of traditional patterns of gender offers an aura of hopeful futurity. of national politics of the day but
relations and sexuality in contem- While many surveillance cinema clearly felt the forces of—and
porary China. studies focus solely on European contributed to—the turbulent
and Hollywood films, Fang shows stream of Chinese history.
“Elanah Uretsky’s forceful ethnogra-
phy examines the entrenched male that only by exploring Hong Kong “This book is beautifully written
rituals of doing business in China… surveillance film can we begin to and a real pleasure to read. A useful
much to the detriment of these men’s shape a truly global understanding complement to Family, it is an in-
integrity and health, and to China’s of Hitchcock’s “rear window ethics.” structive example of how to read lit-
HIV/AIDS epidemic more broadly. erary sources with attention to their
An important contribution to our “Innovative, refreshing, and yes, motivation and historical context.”
understanding of this simultaneously arresting. Fang’s analysis offers
—Henrietta Harrison,
powerful and vulnerable population an essential complement to University of Oxford
and to our understanding of public Western scholarship on cinema
health in China.” and surveillance.” 296 pages, 2016
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co-author of Deep China and University of California,
Director, Harvard University Santa Barbara
Asia Center
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CHINA 9
Taiwan’s China Dilemma Circles of Compensation The Strange Child
Contested Identities and Multiple Economic Growth and the Education and the Psychology of
Interests in Taiwan’s Cross-Strait Globalization of Japan Patriotism in Recessionary Japan
Economic Policy Kent E. Calder Andrea Gevurtz Arai
Syaru Shirley Lin Japan grew explosively and con- The Strange Child examines how the
China and Taiwan share one of the sistently for more than a century, Japanese financial crisis of the 1990s
world’s most complex international from the Meiji Restoration until the gave rise to “the child problem,” a
relationships. Although similar collapse of the economic bubble in social anxiety driven by a palpable
cultures and economic interests the early 1990s. Since then, it has sense that something about the
promoted an explosion of economic been unable to restart its economic young had suddenly and irrevocably
ties between them since the late engine and respond to globalization. changed. Andrea Gevurtz Arai’s
1980s, these ties have not led to How could the same political– ethnography narrates the social and
an improved political relationship. economic system produce such cultural dislocation that erupted in
Taiwan’s China Dilemma explains strongly contrasting outcomes? This Japan after the economic downturn
the divergence between the develop- book identifies the crucial variables through the present. She argues that
ment of economic and political as classic Japanese forms of socio- the child problem and the social
relations across the Taiwan Strait political organization: the “circles of unease it created provided a rationale
through the interplay of national compensation.” These cooperative for reimagining governance in
identity and economic interests. groupings of economic, political, education, liberalizing the job
Using primary sources, surveys, and and bureaucratic interests dictate market, and establishing a new
interviews with Taiwanese leaders, corporate and individual responses role for psychology to address
Syaru Shirley Lin paints a vivid to such critical issues as investment changing national–cultural ideologies.
picture of one of the most unsettled and innovation. Kent E. Calder Ultimately these developments
and dangerous relationships in the examines how these circles operate diverted attention from the
contemporary world. and deals in special detail with very real challenges facing a
the influence of Japan’s changing recessionary society.
“The combination of a fresh
theoretical approach and strong financial system. “With extreme rigor and effortless
empirical analysis make Taiwan’s “A beautifully-written breakthrough grace, Gevurtz Arai shows us how
China Dilemma a must-read analysis of how to think about one of the institutions of the state, family,
for anyone interested in the the world’s most important nations. school, law enforcement, and
dynamic cross-Strait relationship.” Simply too important to pass up.” psychology encroach into the lives
—Scott L. Kastner, —Jeffrey Garten, of youth.”
University of Maryland, College Park Yale University —Miyako Inoue,
304 pages, 2016 Stanford University
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10 CHINA JAPAN
Staged Seduction Photography for Everyone Beyond Nation
Selling Dreams in a Tokyo The Cultural Lives of Cameras and Time, Writing, and Community
Host Club Consumers in Early Twentieth- in the Work of Abe Kōbō
Akiko Takeyama Century Japan Richard F. Calichman
In the host clubs of Tokyo’s red-light
Kerry Ross In the English-speaking world, Abe
district, ambitious young men The Japanese passion for photog- Kōbō (1924–1993) is primarily
seek their fortunes by selling love, raphy is almost a cliché, but how known as a Japanese writer whose
romance, companionship, and did it begin? This book is the first works explore the alienation of
sometimes sex to female consumers to demonstrate how photography the individual within a repressive
for exorbitant sums of money. Akiko became an everyday activity. society. Richard F. Calichman reads
Takeyama’s investigation of this Japan’s enthusiasm for photography this alienation as an attack on the
beguiling “love business” provides emerged alongside a retail and concept of national affiliation and
a window into Japanese host clubs consumer revolution that marketed resistance to the nostalgic fiction of
and the lives of hosts, clients, club products and activities that fit into authentic communities promoted
owners, and managers. The club is a modern, tasteful, middle-class by governments. Arguing that the
a place where fantasies are pursued, lifestyle. Kerry Ross examines the question of national identification
and the art of seduction reveals a magazines and merchandise pro- has long been neglected by scholars,
complex set of transactions built on moted to ordinary Japanese people Calichman shows how, in Kōbō’s
desperation and hope. Aspiration it- in the early twentieth century that work, the formation of community
self is commercialized as citizens are allowed consumers to participate is constantly displaced by the notions
seduced out of the present and into in that lifestyle and gave them a of time and writing. Beyond Nation
a future where hopes and dreams powerful tool to define its contours. thus analyzes the elements of
are imaginable—and billions Orientalism, culturalism, and
“A highly original and much needed
of dollars seem within reach. account of prewar Japanese photogra- racism that often underlie the appeal
“There is so much of interest in Staged phy as a modernity-making social for- to collective Japanese identity.
Seduction. Takeyama argues that host mation. The research opens up whole “A remarkable writer and philosopher,
clubs are emblematic of a neoliberal, new worlds to historians of Japanese Abe Kōbō raised questions about
post-industrial Tokyo…. Her study culture, commerce, gender, everyday human existence and the boundaries
offers fascinating insight into a greatly life, and even nationalism/democracy.” of identity which have powerful reso-
expanded part of its nightlife.” —Paul D. Barclay, nance for the present day. A profound
Lafayette College
—Joy Hendry, and illuminating perspective on Abe’s
Times Higher Education 256 pages, 2015 vision of the human condition.”
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JAPAN 11
Figuring Korean Futures Decentering Citizenship Contested Embrace
Children’s Literature in Gender, Labor, and Migrant Transborder Membership Politics
Modern Korea Rights in South Korea in Twentieth-Century Korea
Dafna Zur Hae Yeon Choo Jaeeun Kim
This book is the story of the emer- Decentering Citizenship follows Contested Embrace explores how
gence and development of writing three groups of Filipina migrants’ a state relates to people it views
for children in twentieth-century struggles to belong in South Korea. as “external members,” such as
Korea. The child audience was Hae Yeon Choo examines how emigrants and diasporas. Jaeeun
perceived as unique because of a new rights are enacted, translated, and Kim analyzes disputes over the
concept: the child-heart, the percep- challenged in daily life and ulti- belonging of Koreans in Japan and
tion that the child’s body and mind mately interrogates the concept of China, focusing on their contested
rested on the threshold of culture. citizenship. She reveals citizenship relationship with the colonial and
Reading children’s periodicals as a language of social and personal postcolonial states in the Korean
against the political, educational, transformation within the pursuit of peninsula. Through a comparative
and psychological discourses of their dignity, security, and mobility. Her analysis of transborder membership
time, Dafna Zur argues that the vivid ethnography of both migrants politics in the colonial, Cold War,
figure of the child was particularly and their South Korean advocates and post– Cold War periods, the
favorable to the project of modernity illuminates how social inequalities book shows how the configura-
and nation-building, as well as to the of gender, race, class, and nation tion of geopolitics, bureaucratic
colonial and postcolonial projects operate in defining citizenship. techniques, and actors’ agency
of socialization and nationalization. Decentering Citizenship argues that shapes the making, unmaking, and
Figuring Korean Futures reveals the citizenship emerges from negotiations remaking of transborder ties. Kim
complex ways in which the child about rights and belonging. As the demonstrates that being a “home-
became a driving force of nostalgia promise of equal rights and full mem- land” state or a member of the
that stood in for aspirations for the bership in a polity erodes in the face “transborder nation” is a precarious,
individual, family, class, and nation. of global inequalities, this decentering arduous, and revocable political
“A remarkable achievement. The book illuminates important contestation at achievement.
gives welcome new insights into colo- the margins of citizenship. “A brilliant and bracing analysis
nial modernity and astutely illumi- “At once a fast-paced and engrossing of transborder membership politics.
nates some of the most fundamental ethnography and an insightful, often It is a great book to think with.”
concerns of the colonial period.” brilliant rumination on citizenship, —John Lie,
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Gi-Wook Shin and Era of Reform Edited by Thomas Fingar
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Debate over the history of World Uneasy Partnerships presents the admiration, and fear among its
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intense, and this book examines the and scholars who have shaped and been written about this, previous
opinions of powerful individuals examined China’s interactions coverage portrays events as
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Rather than labeling others’ views Japan, the Koreas, and Russia. Beijing. Such accounts minimize
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ing voices to create a monolithic employed in the companion volume, equation: namely, what individuals,
historical account, Gi-Wook Shin The New Great Game, this text corporate actors, and governments
and Daniel Sneider pursue a more analyzes the perceptions, priori- in other countries do to attract,
fruitful approach: analyzing how ties, and policies of China and its shape, exploit, or deflect Chinese
historical memory has developed, partners to explain why dyadic involvement. The New Great Game
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challenged in each country. during China’s rise. The findings are policies and priorities interact
used to identify patterns and trends with the goals and actions of other
“The Asia-Pacific War ended two
generations ago, but history wars and to develop a framework that can countries in the region.
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Mobilizing evidence from interviews Beijing’s engagement with the rest of
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to pop culture to textbooks, the au- the world.
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armistice. Essential reading.” strands of this complex story are
endowments, and levels of develop-
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