2021

Jonathan Henshaw; Craig A. Smith and Norman Smith (eds.,). 'Translating the Occupation The Japanese Invasion of China, 1931-45'. UBC Press, 2021

Jonathan Henshaw; Craig A. Smith and Norman Smith (eds.,). Translating the Occupation The Japanese Invasion of China, 1931-45. UBC Press, 2021 UBC Press, 2021.

Jonathan Henshaw; Craig A. Smith and Norman Smith. “Introduction: Discarding Binaries and Embracing Heteroglossia,” in Jonathan Henshaw; Craig A. Smith and Norman Smith (eds.,). Translating the Occupation The Japanese Invasion of China, 1931-45. UBC Press, 2021, pp. 3-18.

Craig A. Smith. “Collaboration and Propaganda: Yang Honglie and His Eight Speeches on Greater Asianism,” in Jonathan Henshaw; Craig A. Smith and Norman Smith (eds.,). Translating the Occupation The Japanese Invasion of China, 1931-45. UBC Press, 2021, pp. 223-237.

Craig A. Smith. “The New Citizens’ Movement and Wang Jingwei-ism,” in Jonathan Henshaw; Craig A. Smith and Norman Smith (eds.,). Translating the Occupation The Japanese Invasion of China, 1931-45. UBC Press, 2021, pp. 238-251.

From 1931 to 1945, as Japanese imperialism developed and spread throughout China, three regions experienced life under occupation: the puppet state of Manchukuo, East China, and North China. Each did so in a distinct manner, but making sense of experiences and decisions made during this crucial period has been an elusive goal for historians. ...

This volume offers a practical, accessible sourcebook from which to challenge standard narratives. The texts have been carefully selected to deepen our understanding of the myriad tensions, transformations, and continuities in Chinese wartime society. Translating the Occupation reasserts the centrality of the occupation to twentieth-century Chinese history and opens the door further to much-needed analysis.

Matthew Nelson. “Regime Types, Regime Transitions, and Religion in Pakistan,” in Melani Cammet and Pauline Jones (eds.,). The Oxford Handbook of Politics in Muslim Societies. Oxford, 2021.

How does religion shape regime types, and regime transitions, in Muslim-majority states? Focusing on Pakistan, this chapter examines the limited role of religious groups and religious ideas in driving political transitions between military and civilian-led regimes. ...

This chapter, however, moves beyond military to ostensibly religious limitations on democracy, noting that, while nonreligious protests often figure in transitions away from authoritarian rule, religious constitutional provisions diminishing the rights of non-Muslims have produced what scholars of hybrid regimes call an “exclusionary” or “illiberal” democracy.

Robert Pekkanen and Saadia Pekkanen (eds.,). 'The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Politics'. Oxford University Press, 2021

Akihiro Ogawa. “Civil Society in Japan” in Robert Pekkanen and Saadia Pekkanen (eds.,). The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Politics. Oxford University Press, 2021.

This chapter discusses civil society in contemporary Japan, shedding light on two major actors – NPOs and social movements. Since the launch of the first NPO (nonprofit organisation) in 1998, the number has increased dramatically. The analysis focuses on co-production, a policy collaboration technique between NPOs and the Japanese government under the framework of New Public Governance. Social movements are also examined, focusing on anti-nuclear activism – one of the most consistent activisms in Japan, which has been reignited since the nuclear disaster of March 11, 2011. In particular, this chapter presents a brief reflective account of the No Nukes Asia Forum, a pan-Asian transnational activism that originated in Japan.

Boon Young Han; Min Ok Yang and Ryan Gustafsson. “The Social Exclusion of Child-Rearing Unwed Mothers in South Korea,” in Handbook of Social Inclusion. Springer International Publishing, 2021, pp. 1-21.