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Journal of Asian Studies (2024) 83 (1): 5–18.
Published: 01 February 2024
... are increasing the “human flow” of migrants, especially into Asia's megacities. Climate change reacts with other trends: the increased inequalities willed by a generation of neoliberal policies, the authoritarian turn in politics, and the return of geopolitical tensions resulting from China's spectacular rise...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2024) 83 (1): 231–232.
Published: 01 February 2024
... the weaponization of semiconductor production capabilities caused by geopolitical tensions will affect the reconfiguration of global electronics networks in the years to come. Another is how the role of nonfirm actors in influencing the evolution and connectedness of global electronics production networks...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2023) 82 (2): 246–249.
Published: 01 May 2023
.... Finally, in “Persistence,” Zhang tackles the geopolitical tensions around COVID-19 and illustrates how each outbreak in the ongoing pandemic reinforces framings of epidemics as “natural” disasters, blinding us to the ecomodernist roots of infectious disease. Ultimately, Zhang concludes, China's model...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2024) 83 (1): 1–4.
Published: 01 February 2024
.... Although there is no single line of direct cause and effect between numerous, multidimensional variables, it is perfectly clear that to understand growing geopolitical tensions in Asia as well as tendencies toward authoritarianism—which produces short-term “solutions” that benefit a few by sacrificing...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2016) 75 (4): 1041–1048.
Published: 01 November 2016
... of the Cold War. I call this linkage “geopoliticization.” By geopoliticization, I mean not simply the military significance of the island to global geopolitics or how the island was directly affected by global issues and forces. Rather, I use geopoliticization to describe how regional and global tension...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2015) 74 (3): 539–564.
Published: 01 August 2015
... diplomatic isolationism that would ultimately lead to total war. An examination of the Manchuria pavilion exposes the simmering geopolitical tensions at work both at the fair and on the larger world stage. ...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2022) 81 (1): 199–205.
Published: 01 February 2022
... saw Trump's isolationism as an opportunity to pursue more autonomous foreign and defense policies. LDP revisionists might at last be able to close the door on the postwar era and go their own way. Japan stood at a critical inflection point that could reshape Asia's geopolitical landscape...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2016) 75 (4): 1108–1110.
Published: 01 November 2016
... analysis of critical perspectives on the human as presented in Marx, Liu emphasizes how thinkers have deployed this concept to different ends “mediated by complex geopolitical relations and interests” (p. 154). Turning to discourses on the “human” in the ROC, Liu then catalogues a shocking series of state...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2019) 78 (3): 650–652.
Published: 01 August 2019
... is hard to separate from geopolitical ambition, raising tensions between great powers in the world. What is most intriguing and gripping about this book is its ICTs narrative, one that incorporates technical, economic, and political information from the past three decades. It is a refreshing departure...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2016) 75 (4): 1031–1039.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Shampa Biswas Abstract With Asia as its backdrop, Alfred McCoy's paper gives us a story of the rise of US hegemony after World War II. Using “military bases” rather than wars as a metric of imperial power, the paper traces the geopolitics of imperial expansion (and sometimes retraction) through...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2015) 74 (4): 1056–1057.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Jalal's The Sole Spokesman (on Jinnah and the Pakistan movement) and The State of Martial Rule (on the rise of military domination in Pakistan in the decade after partition) dominate the early framing of Jalal's narrative of Pakistan's history. 16 Central to her story is the deep tension between...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2018) 77 (2): 557–558.
Published: 01 May 2018
... linked to its parent nation through the Teen Bigha Corridor, and, over the decades, a frequent focal point of tensions between India and East Pakistan (till 1971) and Bangladesh thereafter. Cons deploys the concept of “sensitive space”(which suggested itself to him because so many of his interlocutors...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2016) 75 (4): 973–974.
Published: 01 November 2016
... boundaries back, or perhaps cause them to fade; refocus our lens from broad political projects to personal struggles; and engage with tensions arising in the present that need to be understood in light of how they continue or break from patterns of the past. We round out the panel with Michael Szonyi...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2021) 80 (3): 832–834.
Published: 01 August 2021
... policies during the interwar period, Linkhoeva demonstrates how the debates about the meaning of the Russian Revolution, its geopolitical repercussions, and its ideological implications played an important role in shaping the social and political trajectory of imperial Japan. The first part of the book...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2008) 67 (3): 1072–1074.
Published: 01 August 2008
... stronger than the ones applied to other once-peripheral territories that China does not claim anymore, such as Burma, Korea, or even Outer Mongolia. However, the author goes further and attempts to demonstrate that Taiwan's distinctiveness derives mainly from its critical geopolitical location. Although...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2002) 61 (1): 198–200.
Published: 01 February 2002
...Richard W.X. Hu The Asia-Pacific in the New Millennium: Geopolitics, Security, and Foreign Policy . Edited by Shalendra D. Sharma . Berkeley : University of California, Institute of East Asian Studies , 2000 . ix , 396 pp. $20.00 (cloth). Copyright © The Association for Asian...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2016) 75 (4): 975–1017.
Published: 01 November 2016
... its expulsion of the U.S. military at the close of the Cold War in 1991 and recently granted Washington five bases facing the South China Sea (Whaley 2016 ). Suddenly, a small sea that long seemed of secondary or even tertiary geopolitical import had become the epicenter of international tensions...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2021) 80 (3): 563–585.
Published: 01 August 2021
... foreign policy and positionality to shape adoption to meet their respective national interests. This study extends US-centered adoption scholarship by revealing broader implications of Cold War geopolitics in cross-border adoptions to Scandinavia and, more importantly, significant ways in which...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2012) 71 (4): 1168–1171.
Published: 01 November 2012
... Lenses is an innovative and unique study of the asymmetrical nature of U.S.-Korea relations. Focusing on the period between 1992 and 2003—a time of intense geopolitical change, deepening democratization in the ROK (South Korea), and heightened tensions over nuclear armament in the DPRK (North Korea...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2023) 82 (4): 545–547.
Published: 01 November 2023
... of this, she draws attention to the nascent tension in projects linked both to global social activism concerned with the recovery of women's experiential history and to government initiatives that reproduce the geopolitical interests of the state in claiming history in ways that essentialize and reproduce...