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Selected Book Reviews

Book Reviews

Sources of Vietnamese Tradition

Edited by George E. Dutton, Jayne S. Werner, and John K. Whitmore (New York: Columbia University Press, 2012) reviewed for Education About Asia

The Columbia History of the Vietnam War

Edited by David L. Anderson (New York: Columbia University Press, 2011) reviewed for Journal of World History  23(2012): 482-484

Voices of the Second Wave: Chinese Americans in Seattle

Edited by Dori Jones Yang (Seattle: East West Insights, 2011) reviewed for Pacific Northwest Quarterly 1(2012): 38-39

Joe Rochefort's War: The Odyssey of the Codebreaker who Outwitted Yamamoto at Midway

by Elliot Carlson (Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2011) reviewed for Education About Asia 17(2012): 59-60

Vietnam and the West: New Approaches

Edited by Wynn Wilcox (Ithaca, New York: Cornell University, Southeast Asia Program Publications, 2010) reviewed for Journal of World History 23(2012): 197-199

A Vietnam War Reader: A Documentary History from American and Vietnamese Perspectives

Edited by Michael H. Hunt (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2010) reviewed for Education About Asia 15(2010): 69-70

The Vietnam War; A Concise International History

Mark Atwood Lawrence (New York: Oxford University Press, 2008) reviewed for Education About Asia 14(2009):67-68

Village Inc.: Chinese Rural Society in the 1990

eds. Flemming Christiansen and Zhang Junzuo (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1998) reviewed for Journal of Asian Business 16(2000):94-96

Indigenous Peoples of Asia

eds. R. H. Barnes, Andrew Gray and Benedict Kingsbury (Michigan: Association for Asian Studies, 1995) reviewed for Education About Asia 3(1998):73

Greater China and U.S. Foreign Policy: The Choice Between Confrontation and Mutual Respect

eds. Thomas A. Metzger and Ramon H. Myers (Stanford: Hoover Institution Press) reviewed for Education About Asia 2(1997):68-69

The Philippine Economy: East Asia's Stray Cat? Structure, Finance and Adjustment

Bob Vos and Josef T. Yap (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1996) reviewed for Journal of Asian Business 13(1997):123-125

Educating the Women of Hainan: The Career of Margaret Moninger in China, 1915-1942

Kathleen Lodwick (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky) reviewed for H-Net Review (

A Modern History of South East Asia: Decolonization, Nationalism, and Separatism

Clive J. Christie (New York: I. B. Tauris, 1996) reviewed for The Historian 59(1997):409-410

Great Policies: Strategic Innovations in Asia and the Pacific Basin

eds. John D. Montgomery and Dennis A. Rondinelli (London: Praeger, 1995) reviewed for Journal of Third World Studies 1(1997):163-165

Mindoro: A Social History of a Philippine Island in the 20th Century

Volker Schult (Manila: Divine Word Publications, 1991) reviewed for Journal of Southeast Asian Studies 2(1997):451-452

The Deng Xiaoping Era: An Inquiry into the Fate of Chinese Socialism

Maurice Meisner (New York: Hill and Wang, 1996), reviewed for History Reviews On-Line

Urban Usurpation: From Friar Estates to Industrial Estates in a Philippine Hinterland

John P. McAndrew (Manila: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 1994) reviewed for Journal of Asian Studies 55(1996):1069-1070

Thailand's Industrialization and its Consequences

ed. Medhi Krongkaew (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1995) reviewed for Journal of Asian Business 11(1995):109-110