Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific
            Books Received for Review

If you would like to review any of the books listed below please contact:

Kumiko Kawashima (China and Japan)

Anna-Karina Hermkens (Pacific)

Carolyn Brewer (South Asia)

Grace Lovell (Southeast Asia)

If you know of another book you would like to review, that fits our profile of sexuality and gender in Asia and the Pacific, please contact one of the review editors and we will do our best to obtain a review copy for you.

Instructions for book reviewers can be found at:

Patrick W. Galbraith
Otaku and the Struggle for Imagination in Japan
Duke University Press, 2019
Paper ISBN: 978-1-4780-0629-9 / Cloth ISBN: 978-1-4780-0509-4; pp. 336

Xiaolu Guo
Nine Continents: A Memoir In and Out of China
New York: Grove Press, 2017
ISBN: 9780802128676 (pbk), 384 pp.

Paul Bijl and Grace V.S. Chin (editors)
Appropriating Kartini: Colonial, National and Transnational Memories of an Indonesian Icon
Singapore: ISEAS/Yosof Ishak Institure, 2020
Travis S.K. Kong
Oral Histories of Older Gay Men in Hong Kong:
Unspoken but not Forgotten

Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2019
ISBN: 978-988-8528-0606 (pbk), x, 189 pp.

Nancy J. Smith-Hefner
Islamizing Intimacies:
Youth, Sexuality, and Gender in Contemporary Indonesia

Honolulu, University of Hawai'i Press, 2019
ISBN: 9780824878030 (hbk), 262 pp.
Chelsea Barnett
Reel Men: Australian Masculinity in the Movies 1949–1968
Melbourne: Melbourne University Publishing, 2019
ISBN: 9780522872477 (pbk) RRP $49.99
ISBN 9780522874990 (hbk) $69.99
ISBN 9780522872484 (EBOOK)

Shu-Yi Huang
Being a Mother in a Strange Land:
Motherhood Experiences of Chinese Migrant Women in the Netherlands

Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholar Publishing, 2019
ISBN: 978-1-5275-3204-5, pp.
Grace Chin and Kathrina Daud (editors)
The Southeast Asian Woman Writes Back: Gender, Identity and Nation in the Literatures of Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines
Singapore: Springer, 2018
ISBN: 978-981-13-4990-4 (pbk), xi, 152 pp.
DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-7065-5

Yoon Sun Yang
From Domestic Women to Sensitive Young Men:
Translating the Individual in Early Colonial Korea

Place: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674976979 (hbk), 224 pp.
Derek Hird and Geng Song (editors)
The Cosmopolitan Dream:
Transnational Chinese Masculinities in a Global Age

Honk Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2018
ISBN: 978-988-8455-85-0 (hbk), 260 pp.

Rebecca Lim and Ambelin Kwaymullina (editors)
Meet Me at the Intersection
Fremantle: Fremantle Press, 2018
Olivia Killias
Follow the Maid
Domestic Worker Migration in and from Indonesia

Copenhagen: Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) Press, 2018
ISBN: 978-87-7694-226-7 (hbk).

Rajyashree Pandey
Perfumed Sleeves and Tangled Hair:
Body, Woman and Desire in Medieval Japanese Narratives

Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2016
ISBN: 0824853547, 9780824853549, 209 pp.
Tanya Lewis, Fran Martin and Wanning Sun
Telemodernities: Television and Transforming Lives in Asia
Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2016
ISBN: 978-0-8223-6204-3 (pbk).

Eunjung Kim
Curative Violence: Rehabilitating Disability, Gender and Sexuality in Modern Korea
Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2017
ISBN: 9780822362883 (pbk), xii + 300 pp.
Hongwei Bao
Queer Comrades
Gay Identity and Tongzhi Activism in Postsocialist China

Copenhagen: Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) Press, 2018
ISBN: 978-87-7694-234-2 (hbk)

Patrick Colm Hogan
Sexual Identities
A Cognitive Literary Study

New York: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190857806 (hbk), ix, 281 pp.
Michelle Murphy
The Economization of Life
Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2017
ISBN: 978-0-8223-6345-3 (pbk), ix, 220 pp.

Aletta Biersack, Margaret Jolly and Martyha Macintyre (editors)
Gender Violence and Human Rights
Seeking Justice in Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu

Canberra; ANU Press, 2016
ISBN: 9781760460709 (pbk), xiii, 384 pp.
DOI: 10.22459/GVHR.12.2016
James Elisha Taneti
Caste, Gender and Christianity in Colonial India: Teluga Women in Mission
Postcolonialism and Religions
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-137-38308-2 (hbk), xviii + 203 pp.

Martha Macintyre and Ceridwen Spark (editors)
Transformations of Gender in Melanesia
Canberra: ANU Press, 2017
ISBN: 9781760460884 (pbk), xii, 189 pp.
DOI: 10.22459/TGM.02.2017
Subhash Chandra
Not Just Another Story (Fiction: short stories)
New Delhi: LiFi Publications, 2017
ISBN: 9789382536307 (pbk), xiii + 170 pp.

Subhash Chandra
Beyond the Canopy of Icicles
New Delhi: Authors Press 2018
ISBN: 978 - 93 - 87281 - 01 -1 (pbk).
Annie Polhman
Women, Sexual Violence and the Indonesian Killings of 1965–66
London and New York: Routledge
ISBN: 9780415838870 (hbk), 188 pp.

Ping-Ann Addo
Creating a Nation with Cloth:
Women, Wealth, and Tradition in the Tongan Diaspora

New York and Oxford: Berghahn, 2013
ISBN: 978-0-85745-895-7 (hbk), xii + 227 pp.
Everett Yuehong Zhang
The Impotence Epidemic: Men's Medicine and Sexual Desire in Contemporary China
Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2015
ISBN: 97800 8223-5856-5 (pbk), xii + 288 pp.

Sandy To
China's Leftover Women:
Late Marriage Among Professional Women and its Consequences

London and New York: Routledge
ISBN: 978-0-415-72361-9 (hbk), 200 pp.
Madhu Vij, Manjeet Bhatia and Shelly Pandey (editors)
Women's Studies in India: A Journey of 25 Years
Jaipur: Rawat Publications
ISBN: 978-81-316-063406 (pbk), xv + 297 pp.

Sreelekha Nair
Moving with the Times:
Gender, Status and Migration of Nurses in India

London, New York, New Delhi: Routledge, 2012
ISBN: 978-0-415-54061-2 (hbk), xviii + 225 pp.
Maria Eriksson Baaz and Maria Stern
Sexual Violence as a Weapon of War:
Perceptions, Prescriptions, problems in the Congo and Beyond

London and New York: Zed Books, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-78032-163-9 (pbk), vii + 157 pp.
Lila Abu-Lughod
Do Muslim Women Need Saving?
Cambridge, MA and London: Harvard University PRess, 2013
ISBN: 978-0-674-72516-4 (hbk), 234 pp.
Kanai Mieko (trans. Tomoko Aoyama and Paul McCarthy)
Oh Tama
Fukuoka: Kurodahan Press, 2014
ISBN: 978-4-0902075-67-0 (pbk), xiii + 190 pp.

Yunxiang Gao
Sporting Gender: Women Athletes and Celebrity-Making During China's National Crisis, 1931–45
Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2014
ISBN: 978-0-7748-2482-8 (pbk), xiv + 328 pp.
Ochiai Emiko and Aoyama Kaori (editors)
Asian Women and Intimate Work
Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2014
ISBN: 978-90-04-22692-0 (hbk), xii + 318 pp.


Published with the support of Gender and Cultural Studies, School of Culture, History and Language, College of Asia and the Pacific, The Australian National University.
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