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October 2021

 

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Virginia Review of Asian Studies 2021

Essays and Research Notes

Book Reviews

  • The following books are reviewed by Daniel A. Métraux

    Gordon Chang, Ghosts of Gold Mountain: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad

    Kate McDonald, Placing Empire: Travel and Social Imagination in Imperial Japan.

    Jackie J. Kim-Wachutka, Zainichi Korean Women in Japan: Voices

    Hyun Gwi Park, The Displacement of Borders Among Russian Koreans in Northeast Asia.

    Brian Daizen Victoria, Zen Terror in Prewar Japan: Portrait of an Assassin

    The Following Books are reviewed by Robert L. Curry, Jr.

    Susantono, Bambang; Sawada, Yasruyuki; and Park, Cyn-Young. Editors. (2020). Navigating COVID-19 in Asia and the Pacific

    Susantono, Bambang and Park, Cyn-Young. Editors. (2020). Future of Regional Cooperation in Asia and the Pacific.

    Munger, Jamie and Van Dael, Rudi (2020). Putting People at the Center of Policy Design: Using Human Centered Design to Serve All
 

VRAS

Journal of Global Buddhism, Volume 21, 2020

      Special Focus: Alternate Buddhist Modernities

      Special Focus: Bad Buddhism

       Research Articles

       Discussions and Critical Notes

       Book Reviews

 

JGB

Hmong Studies Journal, Vol. 22, 2020

Research Articles

 

HSJ

Hmong Studies Journal, Vol. 21, 2020

Research Articles

 

HSJ

Journal of Bhutan Studies, Volume 40, Summer 2019  

Bhutan

Chinese Southern Diaspora Studies, Volume 8, 2019

      Research Articles

      Research Notes

 

CSDS

Management Careers, Internal Control and Corporate Governance. Where Japan and Germany Differ, Published 2017. Career concerns of managers function as an important control mechanism in the context of corporate governance. They bear important motivating and disciplining effects. In Japan, where – in the absence of a well-functioning external market – management careers have been generally restricted to in-house promotions, career concerns also result in efforts by middle management to exert control over and influence top management decisions as they impact their career perspectives. Takaaki Eguchi’s paper explains the background and implications of such internal control mechanisms in Japan and points to their limitations in recent years given the increasing need for a stronger top management function...

 

DIJ

Disasters, Donations, and Tax Law Changes: Disentangling Effects on Subjective Well- Being by Exploiting a Natural Experiment, Published 2015. This paper sets out to investigate (i) whether an increase in donations in the aftermath of disasters can mitigate the negative effects on subjective well-being (SWB), and if so, (ii) whether policy measures such as tax law changes can amplify this mitigating effect by providing further incentives for donations. To analyse these questions we use data on a recent, impactful disaster: the triple disaster that occurred on March 11, 2011 in Japan (3-11). Coincidentally, only three month after the disaster, a long planned change in tax law was put into effect which allows higher tax deductions for charitable donations...

 

DIJ

Latest Monographs:  

Bhutan

Southeast Review of Asian Studies, Volume 39, 2017

ARTICLES

ESSAYS & IDEAS

BOOK REVIEWS

Asia

  • Francis R. Bradley, Forging Islamic Power and Place: The Legacy of
    Shaykh Daud bin ’Abd Allah al-Fatani in Mecca and Southeast Asia.
    JARROD W. BROWN
  • Justin Jacobs, Xinjiang and the Modern Chinese State.
    David Brophy, Uyghur Nation: Reform and Revolution on the Russia-China Frontier.
    RICHARD B. RICE
  • Jonathan Goldstein, Jewish Identities in East and Southeast Asia.
    JOAN G. ROLAND

China

  • Michael Puett & Cristine Gross-Loh, The Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About the Good Life.
    UFFE BERGETON
  • D.E. Mungello, The Catholic Invasion of China: Remaking Chinese Christianity.
    THOMAS A. BRESLIN
  • Xiaoming Zhang, Deng Xiaoping’s Long War: The Military Conflict: Between China and Vietnam, 1979–1991.
    ZACHARY N. REDDICK

Japan

  • Katrina L. Moore, The Joy of Noh: Embodied Learning and Discipline in Urban Japan.
    JAN BARDSLEY
  • Matt Goulding, Rice, Noodle, Fish: Deep Travels through Japan’s Food Culture.
    STEVEN E. GUMP
  • Mark Teeuwen & John Breen, A Social History of the Ise Shrines: Divine Capital.
    STEVEN E. GUMP
  • Daniel A. Métraux, How Journalists Shaped American Foreign Policy: A Case Study of Japan’s Military Seizure of Korea in 1905.
    WILLIAM P. HEAD
  • Chris Uhlenbeck et al., Waves of Renewal: Modern Japanese Prints, 1900 to 1960 (Selections from the Nihon no hanga Collection, Amsterdam).
    DAVID A. ROSS
 

SERAS

How Journalists Shaped American Foreign Policy: A Case Study of Japan’s Military Seizure of Korea in 1905, Published 2017. By Daniel A. Métraux, Professor Emeritus and Adjunct Professor, Mary Baldwin University, Staunton, VA.

 

VRAS

Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 2011-2016  

Nanzan

Asian Ethnology 2011-2016  

Nanzan

Te Reo, Journal of the Linguistic Society of New Zealand, Volume 58, 2015  

Te Reo

Te Reo, Journal of the Linguistic Society of New Zealand, Volume 56 & 57, 2013-2014  

Te Reo

German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ) Working Papers  

DIJ

New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies, Volume 11 No. 1, June 2011  

NZJAS

New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies 2009-2010  

NZJAS