Spring Issue

Jade Will Never Become A Work Of Art Without Being Carved: Western Versus Chinese Attitudes Toward Discipline In Education And Society (1)
Chris Baumann, Rosalie L. Tung and Hamin

The Significance Of Dien Bien Phu And The End Of The First Indochina War, 1953-1954 (18)
William Head

Steps Towards Change: A Qualitative Study Of Nichiren Buddhists In New Zealand And Their Experiences Of Personal Transformation (44)
Vikki Baird

Bosozoku: The Rise And Decline Of A Subculture (89)
Cynthia Kirkland

Japan’s Doomsday Scenario: Can Tokyo Save Itself? (124)
Daniel A. Métraux

American Ginseng And Its Effect On Americanization (131)
Dave Wang

The Role Of Emperor Hirohito In The Pacific War 1941-1945: The Views Of The Revisionists (136)
Kazuo Yagami

Hip Hop’s Global Influence And Its Localization In Japan And China (147)
Xuexin Liu

Earthquake Nationalism And Nuclear Empire: “Power” Struggles In The Land Of Catfish (161)
Chiaki Takagi

Ho Xuan Huong: Changing A Nation With Her Words (166)
Elena Nguyen


Wilson D. Miscamble, The Most Controversial Decision: Truman, The Atomic Bombs And The Defeat Of Japan (169)
Robert K. Fitts, Wally Yonamine: The Man Who Changed Japanese Baseball (170)
Barbara Demick, Nothing To Envy: Ordinary Lives In North Korea (172)
Veronica Chambers, Kickboxing Geisha: How Modern Japanese Women Are Changing Their Nation (173)
Kyung-Sook Shin, Please Look After Mom (176)
Gregg Jones, Honor In The Dust: Theodore Roosevelt, War In The Philippines (179)


The Feminist Revolution In South Korea: Benefits And Risks (179)
Coloma California Where James Marshall’s Discovery Set Off The Gold
Rush And Brought Chinese And Japanese Civilization To California (183)
When The Luxurious Homestead In Hot Springs Virginia Was A Japanese Internment Camp (185)



Fall Issue

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Interesting American Travelers to Meiji Japan

E. Warren Clark: ‘Noted Traveler and Lecturer on Oriental Topics’ 1
Richard Candee
Boston University

Japonaiserie and Imagined Nirvana: Henry Adams’ 1886 Sojourn with Henry Lafarge 49
Daniel A. Métraux
Mary Baldwin College

Buddhism and Culture

Women and Children Last? Buddhism, Children and the Naga-King’s Daughter 60
John M. Thompson, Victoria Kelly, Micaela Cook and Maggie Matthews Christopher
Newport College
Hanna Mauk
Roanoke College

Contemporary Japanese Culture

Japanese Host Boys: Seeking Individuality, Gaining Social Isolation 82
Jacklyn Stutts
Mary Baldwin College

The Path to Enlightenment: Japan’s Cultural Crisis 112
Dequana Mervin
Mary Baldwin College

The Military and Politics in Contemporary Pakistan

The Upper Hand on Pakistani Politics: An Analysis of Seasonal Politics 117
Nasreen Akhtar
International Islamic University

China in World Affairs

Vietnam-China Relations: A Vietnamese Historical Perspective 137
Jenn-Jaw Soong
National Cheng-Kung University
Nghia Khac Nguyen
National Cheng-Kung University

Thomas Jefferson’s Incorporating Positive Elements from Chinese Civilization 143
Dave Wang
St. John’s University

A Review of Chinese Development, 1978-1992: Examining the Role of the Developmental Coalition in the Process of Development 158
Patrick Hou
National Quemoy University

Japan and Nuclear Power

Institutional Framing of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster 187
Daniel Hoshizaki
Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Management

Concerning Japanese Women

Closing the Gap Across the Pacific: Gender Stratification of Japanese Women and African American Women 202
Kemi Oyewole
Spelman College

A Comparison of Roles of Women in Both Japanese +American Society 212
Cheyene Boyce
Spelman College

Book Reviews 219

Christopher de Bellaigue, Patriot of Persia: Muhammad Mossadegh and a Tragic Anglo-American Coup.
Jianying Zha, Tide Players: The Movers and Shakers of a Rising China.
Fariba Nawa, Opium Nation: Child Brides, Drug Lords and One Woman’s Journey Through Afghanistan
Zheng Wang, Never Forget National Humiliation: Historical Memory in Chinese Politics and Foreign Relations.

From the Editor’s Desk 224

One American College’s Successful Effort to Develop a Student Exchange Program with East Asian Universities
Panmunjeom: The Road to Hell and Back