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Our Unions, Our Selves
The Rise of Feminist Labor Unions in Japan
Anne Zacharias-Walsh
In Our Unions, Our Selves, Anne Zacharias-Walsh provides an in-depth look at the rise of women-only unions in Japan, an organizational analysis of the challenges these new unions face in practice, and a firsthand account of an ambitious, occasionally contentious, and ultimately successful international solidarity...



Samurai to Soldier
Remaking Military Service in Nineteenth-Century Japan
D. Colin Jaundrill
In Samurai to Soldier, D. Colin Jaundrill traces the radical changes to Japanese military institutions, as well as the consequences of military reforms in his accounts of the Boshin War (1868–1869) and the Satsuma Rebellions of 1877. He shows how pre-1868 developments laid the foundations for the army that would secure Japan's Asian...



Indonesia Journal
April 2016



Intertidal History in Island Southeast Asia
Submerged Genealogy and the Legacy of Coastal Capture
Jennifer L. Gaynor
Intertidal History in Island Southeast Asia shows the vital part maritime Southeast Asians played in struggles against domination of the seventeenth-century spice trade by local and European...



Developmental Mindset
The Revival of Financial Activism in South Korea
Elizabeth Thurbon
Thurbon offers a novel defense of the developmental state idea and a new framework for investigating the emergence and evolution of developmental states. She also canvasses the implications of the Korean experience for wider debates concerning the future of financial activism in an era of financialization, energy insecurity, and climate...



Strategic Coupling
East Asian Industrial Transformation in the New Global Economy
Henry Wai-chung Yeung
In Strategic Coupling, Henry Wai-chung Yeung examines economic development and state-firm relations in East Asia, focusing in particular on South Korea, Taiwan, and...



The Palace Law of Ayuttaha and the Thammasat
Law and Kingship in Siam
This book contains the first academic translations of key legal texts from the Ayutthaya era (1351–1767), along with an essay on the role of law in Thai history. The legal history of Southeast Asia has languished because few texts are accessible in translation. The Three Seals Code is a collection of Thai legal manuscripts surviving from the...



Cambodia's Second Kingdom
Nation, Imagination, and Democracy
Astrid Noren-Nilsson
Cambodia's Second Kingdom is an exploration of the role of nationalist imaginings, discourses, and narratives in Cambodia since the 1993 reintroduction of a multiparty democratic...



Chinese Economic Statecraft
Commercial Actors, Grand Strategy, and State Control
William J. Norris
In Chinese Economic Statecraft, William J. Norris introduces an innovative theory that pinpoints how states employ economic tools of national power to pursue their strategic objectives. Norris shows what Chinese economic statecraft is, how it works, and why it is more or less...



Accidental Activists
Victim Movements and Government Accountability in Japan and South Korea
Celeste L. Arrington, Celeste Arrington
Government wrongdoing or negligence harms people worldwide, but not all victims are equally effective at obtaining redress. In Accidental Activists, Celeste L. Arrington examines the interactive dynamics of the politics of redress to understand why...



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