Asia: The Politics of Conflict

Creating a Counterterrorism Policy: Why Has Japan Had a Weak Response?
By: Carol Walker

Linebacker Operations and U.S. Strategic Bombing at the End of the Second Indochina War
By: William Head

Revisiting the Pyramid: Militant Islamism as a revolutionary movement
By: Gordon Bowen

Cambodia Today: The Slow Road Back from the Inferno and Killing Fields Revisited
By: Daniel A. Metraux

Democracy in Okinawa: U.S.-Okinawan Relations in the Cold war
By: Chizuru Saeki

Beyond Yi and Yu: The Quest for Understanding Japan’s 1592-1598 Invasion of Korea
By: Jeff Bolander

Religion and Politics

Ramakrishna: A Model of Historical Renewal Through Incarnational Consciousness and Role Playing
By: Hal French

Kicking the Dog: Korea’s Bureaucratic Resistance to Globalization in Reaction to Democratization
By: Dongryul Kim

The Green Buddha: An Analysis of the Role of Buddhist Civil Society in Environmental Conservation in Burma
By: Dominic Nardi

Shades of Hopi Amelioration: Food Changes in Japanese Culture – A 1949 Retrospective on SCAP’s Trying to Wean the Japanese away from White to Brown Rice and Corn
By: Wilton Dillon


Private Equity in China
By: Richard Bethune

Conflicts Surrounding Rural Education Reforms in China
By: Jim Yoxall

Research Notes and Commentary

My Life as a Muslim Woman
By: Laila Nasser Daher

Avian Flu: Impact and Consequences for the Chinese Market
By: Randi Huo

Teaching Asian American Studies in a Liberal Arts College: One Asianist’s Reflections
By: Roselee Bundy

Reflections on Life in the Peace Corps in Mauritania
By: Cathryn A. Brieske

Japan’s Spectacular Hikone Castle
By: Daniel A. Metraux

Views of Suicide in Modern Japanese Literature: A Positive Portrayal in Nami no Tou
By: Roxanne Russell

Book Reviews

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J.S. Eades, Roger Goodman and Yumiko Hada, eds., The ‘Big Bang’ in Japanese Higher Education: The 2004 Reforms and the Dynamics of Change.
By: Lucien Ellington

Louise Brown, Sex Slaves: The Trafficking of Women in Asia.
By: Daniel A. Metraux

Peter D. Hershock. Chan Buddhism.
By: Tom Pynn

Elizabeth Freund Larus, Economic Reform in China, 1979-2003: The Marketization of Labor and State Enterprises.
By: Daniel A. Metraux

R. Keith Schoppa, Revolution and Its Past: Identities and Change in Modern Chinese History.
By: Chizuru Saeki

Theodore C Bestor, Patricia G. Steinhoff and Victoria Lyon Bestor, eds. Doing Fieldwork in Japan.
By: Steven E. Gump

James T. Gillam, War in the Central Highlands of Vietnam, 1968-1970: An Historian’s Experience.
By: Dainel A. Metraux

Nancy E. Sato, Inside Japanese Classrooms: The Heart of Education.
By: Steven E. Gump

Michael Ashkenazi & Jeanne Jacob. Food Culture in Japan. Jacqueline M. Newman, Food Culture in China. Colleen Taylor Sen, Food Culture in India.
By: Steven E. Gump

Timon Screech, Secret Memoirs of the Shoguns: Isaac Titsingh and Japan, 1779-1822.
By: William Fleming

Book Reviews in Brief

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Evan Gottesman, Cambodia After the Khmer Rouge.
By: Daniel A. Metraux

Anne Best. The Monk, the Farmer, The Merchant, The Mother: Survival Stories of Rural Cambodia.
By: Daniel A. Metraux

Paul L. Swanson and Clark Chilson, Eds., Nanzan Guide to Japanese Religions.
By: Daniel A. Metraux

Chris Baker and Pasuk Phongpaichit, A History of Thailand.
By: Daniel A. Metraux