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Board of Advisors
Sumi Adachi
Kozy K. Amemiya
David Arase
Marie Anchordoguy
Steven Clemons
John W. Dower
Donald K. Emmerson
Glen S. Fukushima
Ivan P. Hall
Patrick Lloyd Hatcher
Ellis S. Krauss
Meredith Jung-en Woo
Lynn T. White III


SUMI ADACHI was born in 1937 in Osaka, Japan. From 1942 until 1946, she lived in Tsingtao, China, where her father worked for Mitsubishi. Her teenage years were spent in Hiroshima, and in 1960 she received her B.S. from Ochanomizu Women's University in Tokyo. After teaching briefly at Koriyama College and engaging in research on atypical children at the Aiiku Research Institute, as well as hosting a regular children’s science television program on NHK, she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and came to the U.S. for further studies. In 1966, she received an M.S. from Cornell University in psychology.

From 1971 to 1978, Sumi Adachi was on the research staff of the Psychiatry Department at the University of California, San Diego. Since 1980 she has been a freelance writer on cross-cultural topics for various Japanese print as well as other media. Her first book, Oppenhaima to teraa: higeki no butsurigakushatachi (Oppenheimer and Teller: Physicists of Tragedy), was published in 1987 and led to NHK television hiring her in 1989 as a researcher and interviewer for a documentary film called Unforgettable Memory of Bikini Atoll. It was chosen from all the documentaries made by NHK that year for submission to the international competition of documentary films, Prix de Rome. Since then she has been involved in many other NHK documentaries, the most recent in 2002.

Other books by Sumi Adachi include Kaunto zero: genbaku toka zen'ya (Count Zero: The Eve of Dropping the Atomic Bomb), 1990, and Tozai reisen: kyoki no rohi (East-West Cold War: Insane Waste), 1994.

Sumi Adachi has also worked as a cross-cultural negotiator and mediator in business, cultural and medical affairs. She has organized Japanese lecture tours for American Nobel laureates, as well as three art exhibitions. She is also the calligrapher responsible for JPRI’s Japanese colophon. She lives in La Jolla, California, with her husband.

email addresses : sumias@aol.com, sumiada@aol.com

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KOZY K. AMEMIYA was born in Tokyo in 1947 and received her B.A. from Hitotsubashi University. She moved to California in 1973 and as a freelance writer contributed articles to newspapers and magazines in Japan. She undertook graduate work at the University of California, San Diego, and received her Ph.D. in sociology in 1993. Since 1996 she has been investigating Okinawan and Japanese immigration to Bolivia.

Amemiya’s earlier interest was women, family, population and abortion issues. She published “Woman’s Autonomy within the Community: The Contextual Argument of Japanese Pro-choice Women,” in The American Asian Review, Vol. XIII, No. 2. Other publications include “The Bolivian Connection: U.S. Bases and Okinawan Emigration,” and “Being ‘Japanese’ in Brazil and Okinawa,” both in Okinawa: Cold War Island (JPRI, 1999); and “Land, Culture and Power of Money: Assimilation and Resistance of Okinawan Immigrants in Bolivia,” in Encounters: Peoples of Asian Descent in the Americas (Stanford University Press, 1999). She is author of “The Importance of Being Japanese in Bolivia,” JPRI Working Paper No. 75, and “Reinventing Population Problems in Okinawa: Emigration as a Tool of American Occupation,” JPRI Working Paper No. 90. She took part in the International Nikkei Research Project at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles from 1999 through 2000 and published “The ‘Labor Pains’ of Forging a Nikkei Community: A Study of the Santa Cruz Regions in Bolivia,” in New World, New Lives: Globalization and People of Japanese Descent in the Americas and from Latin America in Japan (Stanford University Press, 2002). She also participated in the project on Contributions of Asian Descendants to Latin America and the Caribbean of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) from 2002 through 2003, and her paper is forthcoming from the IDB. Her paper, “Four Governments and a New Land: Emigration to Bolivia,” will be included in the anthology Overseas Japanese and Japanese Transnational Migrants in a Global World: From the Past to the Present (forthcoming), and her “Population Pressure as a Euphemism: The Rhetoric to Push Okinawan Emigration,” will appear in the Journal of Social Process in Hawai’i. Her latest “Success by Default: Fifty Years of Postwar Okinawan Immigration in Bolivia,” will be published by the University of Ryukyu in English and Japanese in 2004.

E-mail: kamemiya@ucsd.edu

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davidaraseDAVID ARASE is Professor of International Politics at The Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies at Nanjing University. He has authored Buying Power: the Political Economy of Japan’s Foreign Aid (Lynne Rienner, 1995), produced three edited volumes, and published many articles and book chapters. His book, co-edited with Tsuneo Akaha, The US-Japan Alliance: Balancing Soft and Hard Power in East Asia (Nissan Institute/Routledge, 2009), won the 2011 Ohira Memorial Foundation Special Prize.

Dr. Arase has been a visiting fellow at the Japan Institute of International Affairs in Tokyo, the Institute for Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore, the Institute of East Asian Studies at University of California at Berkeley, the Centre for Asian Studies at the University of Adelaide, and the Social Science Research Institute at International Christian University in Tokyo. He has also received numerous research grants and fellowships such as from (in alphabetical order) the Freeman Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Japan Foundation, Korea Foundation, and Social Science Research Council – and furthermore served as a U.S. State Department-sponsored touring speaker in Korea and China.

Dr. Arase has taught at the School of Oriental and African Studies in the University of London, the University of Tsukuba in Japan, and Pomona College in Southern California. He is a graduate of Cornell University (B.A. liberal arts, 1977), The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (M.A., international relations, 1982), and the University of California at Berkeley (Ph.D., political science, 1989).

Email: darase@hnc.nju.edu.cn

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AnchordoguyMarie Anchordoguy is Professor in and Chair of the Japan Studies Program in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. She specializes in the political economy of Japan. She holds bachelor degrees in both Japanese Studies and Music (1978) from the University of California, Berkeley. Her M.B.A. (1982) and Ph.D.(1986) degrees are also from the Haas School of Business at Berkeley, where she was one of the first business school doctorates to study Japanese industrial policy using Japanese materials and field research in Japan. She has studied and lived in Japan for almost ten years.

Anchordoguy is author of Computers, Inc.: Japan's Challenge to IBM (Cambridge, Ma.: Harvard Council on East Asian Studies, 1989) and many other articles on industrial targeting and the techniques and institutions of Japan’s capitalist system, in journals such as the Business History Review, Research Policy, Political Science Quarterly, and International Organization. Her most recent book is Reprogramming Japan: The High Tech Crisis Under Communitarian Capitalism (Cornell University Press, 2005). A Japanese version of the book was published by Bunshindo in December 2011. She is currently doing research on entrepreneurship in Japan. She has held fellowships from the National Science Foundation (her research was done at the Japanese Science and Technology Agency), Harvard University, the Japan Foundation, and the Fulbright Commission. During 1991 and 1992 she was appointed a Ministry of Education Visiting Professor at Hitotsubashi University’s Center for Innovation Research and was a visiting scholar there in 1999 while on an Abe Fellowship from the Center for Global Partnership. She chaired the Japan Studies Program from 2000 to 2007, and became Chair again starting in 2012. Since 2004 she has been the coeditor of The Journal of Japanese Studies. She received her undergraduate, masters, and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley.

E-mail: anchor@u.washington.edu

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STEVEN CLEMONS is Washington editor-at-large for The Atlantic, editor of AtlanticLIVE (the events branch of The Atlantic), and a Senior Fellow at New America, where he previously served as Executive Vice President. Publisher of the popular political blog The Washington Note, Mr. Clemons is a long-term policy practitioner and entrepreneur in Washington, D.C. He has served as Executive Vice President of the Economic Strategy Institute, Senior Policy Advisor on Economic and International Affairs to Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) and was the first Executive Director of the Nixon Center.

Prior to moving to Washington, Mr. Clemons served for seven years as Executive Director of the Japan America Society of Southern California, and co-founded with Chalmers Johnson the Japan Policy Research Institute. He is a Member of the Board of the Clarke Center at Dickinson College, a liberal arts college in Carlisle, Pa., as well as an Advisory Board Member of the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience at Washington College in Chestertown, Md. He is also a Board Member of the Global Policy Innovations Program at the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs and on the advisory board of the Robert Bosch Foundation Alumni Association.

Mr. Clemons writes frequently on matters of foreign policy, defense, and international economic policy. His work has appeared in many of the major leading op-ed pages, journals, and magazines around the world.

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JOHN W. DOWER was born in 1938 in Providence, Rhode Island. He received his B.A. in American Studies from Amherst College and his Ph.D. in History and Far Eastern Languages from Harvard. From 1971 to 1986, he taught history at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and from 1986 to 1991 he was the Joseph Naiman Professor of History and Japanese Studies at the University of California, San Diego. Since 1991, he has been the Henry R. Luce Professor of International Cooperation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dower's 1986 book, War Without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific War, won several prizes in the U.S., including the National Book Critics Circle Award for non-fiction, as well as the Masayoshi Ohira Memorial Prize in Japan. His 1999 book Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II won the Pulitzer Prize, the Bancroft Prize, and the National Book Award. It has been hailed as a major contribution to studies of the postwar Occupation era and will be published in Japanese by Iwanami.

Another theme in Dower's scholarship has been the linkages and discontinuities between prewar and postwar Japan. He examined political and international aspects of this in Empire and Aftermath: Yoshida Shigeru and the Japanese Experience, 1878-1954. First published in 1979, this study of Japan's most famous political leader became a best-seller in Japanese translation and recently has been issued in both English and Japanese paperback editions. Dower's most recent book, Japan in War and Peace (1994) contains twelve essays on a range of prewar and postwar topics.

Dower is also strongly interested in film and other expressions of popular culture in reexamining Japanese history. He has published books on Japanese design and photography, as well as on the collaborative "Hiroshima Murals" of the painters Iri and Toshi Maruki. In 1986, he was executive producer of a documentary film about the Marukis, titled Hellfire: a Journey from Hiroshima, which was nominated for an Academy Award.

His fax is (508) 564-6623.

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DONALD K. EMMERSON has, since 1999, headed the Southeast Asia Forum at Stanford University while serving as a senior fellow in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and a faculty affiliate of the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies and the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.   From 1972 to 1999 he was a professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he won a campus-wide award for excellence in teaching.  

Emmerson's recent publications include Islamism: Contested Perspectives on Political Islam (co-authored, 2009) and Hard Choices: Security, Democracy, and Regionalism in Southeast Asia (edited, 2008); chapters in Refreshing Thai-US Relations (2009) and Southeast Asia in Political Science (2008); and articles on Southeast Asia in the Journal of Democracy (2008) and Contemporary Southeast Asia (2007).   Earlier publications reflect his interests in Southeast Asian politics (with particular reference to Indonesia), East Asian and Pacific regionalism, U.S. foreign policy, and the politics of language, among other subjects.

Emmerson has maintained connections to Japan since his birth in Tokyo as the son of an American diplomat (John K. Emmerson) who had three tours in Japan and entitled his autobiography The Japanese Thread .   These connections have included doing fieldwork on Iki island for a monograph on artisanal fisheries in Asia; speaking to audiences in Tokyo and Kyoto among other Japanese cities; publishing in venues ranging from the Japanese Journal of Political Science to The Japan Times ; and being interviewed by NHK and Yomiuri Shimbun among other Japanese media.

In addition to serving on the boards of several scholarly journals, Emmerson holds advisory positions with the International Forum for Democratic Studies, the National Bureau of Asian Research, and the U.S. State Department.   He has testified before Congress on Asian affairs; served as an election and referendum observer for the Carter Center and the National Democratic Institute in Indonesia and East Timor; and consulted for the Ford Foundation and the World Bank among other organizations.

Emmerson has a Ph.D. in political science from Yale and a B.A. in international affairs from Princeton. He is fluent in Indonesian and French, and has lesser competence in several other languages.   He and his wife Carolyn met in high school in Lebanon. They have two children.

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fukushimaGLEN S. FUKUSHIMA is Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, a public policy think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C. He was formerly Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Japan and China, and President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan.

From 1990 to 2012, Mr. Fukushima was based in Tokyo as a senior executive with one European and four American multinational corporations: Vice President, AT&T Japan Ltd.; President, Arthur D. Little Japan; President & CEO, Cadence Design Systems Japan; President & CEO, NCR Japan; and President & CEO, Airbus Japan.

Before embarking on his business career in 1990, he was based in Washington, D.C. as Director for Japanese Affairs (1985-1988) and Deputy Assistant United States Trade Representative for Japan and China (1988-1990) at the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), Executive Office of the President. In 1993 he was offered, but declined, an offer to be the U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for International Economic Policy. He began his career as an attorney at a prominent Los Angeles law firm.

Mr. Fukushima served two terms as President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan, 1998-1999, and Vice President, 1993-1997. He has served on numerous corporate boards and government advisory councils in the United States, Europe, and Japan and on the Board of the Japan Association of Corporate Executives, America-Japan Society, Japan Center for International Exchange, Japan Society of Boston, Japan Society of Northern California, Japanese American National Museum, U.S.-Japan Council, and Global Council of the Asia Society. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Tokyo Club, and Tokyo Rotary Club.

Mr. Fukushima’s publications include Nichi-Bei Keizai Masatsu no Seijigaku [The Politics of U.S.-Japan Economic Friction], winner of the 9th Masayoshi Ohira Memorial Prize in 1993. He received the “Excellence 2000” Award from the U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce in 1999, the “Alumni Hall of Fame” Award from Stanford University in 2002, and the “Person of the Year” Award from the National Japanese American Historical Society in 2008. Keio University awarded him the status of “Honorary Alumnus” in 2012.

A native of California, Mr. Fukushima was educated at Deep Springs College, Stanford University, Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard Business School, and Harvard Law School. At Harvard, he was awarded a National Science Foundation Fellowship. He has studied and worked in Japan for over 25 years, including at Keio University, a daily newspaper, an international law firm, and as a Fulbright Fellow and a Japan Foundation Fellow at the Faculty of Law, University of Tokyo.

Website: http://glenfukushima.com/

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IVAN P. HALL was born in 1932 of American parents in Orthodox Bulgaria at the Protestant-run American College of Sofia and has devoted a dual-track professional lifetime in scholarship and government cultural service to studying and working on cultural borders, barriers, and bridges. He received his B.A. in European History from Princeton in 1954, an M.A. in International Relations from the Fletcher School in 1958, and his Ph.D. in Japanese History from Harvard in 1969. A German interpreter with military intelligence in West Germany (1955-56, including TDY (temporary duty) as 'cellist with the 7 th Army Symphony Orchestra in Stuttgart), and an assistant cultural attaché in two Muslim countries with the U.S.I.S. in Kabul, Afghanistan (1958-59) and Dhaka (then East Pakistan, 1959-61), Hall returned to cultural diplomacy as the Tokyo-based Associate Executive Director of the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission (1977-84).

A visiting lecturer in Modern Japanese History at the 1971 Harvard Summer School and Harvard's Tokyo representative for its Japan Fund drive in the early 1970s, Hall was a visiting professor sequentially at Tsukuba, Keio, and Gakushuin Universities (1984-93) lecturing in English and Japanese at the college and graduate levels on American and Japanese intellectual history, political ideologies, and cultural diplomacy. Dividing his residence nowadays between Chiang Mai, Thailand and Honolulu, Hall has taught semesters in Japanese history (premodern, modern, and intellectual) at Yonsei, Renmin, and Temple Universities in Seoul, Beijing and Tokyo.

Hall's three books explore Japan's cultural interface with the outside world. MORI ARINORI (Harvard, 1973) is an intellectual biography of Tokyo's first envoy to Washington and the architect of Meiji Japan's educational system. CARTELS OF THE MIND: Japan's Intellectual Closed Shop (Norton, 1997), an exposé of barriers to foreign participation in Japan's academic, media and legal institutions, was chosen by Business Week as one of the "Ten Best Business Books of 1997." BAMBOOZLED! How American Loses the Intellectual Game with Japan and its Implications for Our Future in Asia (M.E.Sharpe, 2002) shows how U.S. intellectual hubris and gullibility have abetted Tokyo's PR strategies to hitch the American mind to Japan's national interest.

email: ivanphall@hotmail.com

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PATRICK LLOYD HATCHER has been the Kiriyama Distinguished Fellow at the University of San Francisco's Center for the Pacific Rim since 2001. From 1976 to 1991 he taught at the University of California at Berkeley in the Military Science, History, and Political Science Departments. While lecturing at Berkeley he won the Blue & Gold Faculty teaching award in 1988. For his last ten years at Berkeley he served as the Vice Chairman of the Political Science Department. He also taught at the University of California at Davis.

Born at Fortress Monroe, Virginia, his military family took him to the Philippine island bastion of Corregidor when he was three months old. After a global secondary education, he attended and graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. He earned his M.A. from the University of Missouri, Kansas City in History, and his Ph.D. in History from the University of California at Berkeley.

Following in his father's and grandfather's footsteps, he served in the United States Army for twenty years, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. During his military career he worked in South Korea, South Vietnam, West Germany, Turkey, Ethiopia, Japan, Taiwan, and Thailand, many of these posting for the National Security Agency.

Along with his second career in academia he also found a niche in the media. NBC TV hired him during the first Gulf War to analyze the national security aspects of that clash. He now appears regularly in the San Francisco Bay Area on ABC, CBS, and Fox TV News, as a commentator on international events. Arts & Entertainment's History Channel has featured him in two History Channel films, the most recent being “Napoleon & Wellington”. In 2007 the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of San Francisco awarded him their Media Award.

Hatcher is the author of The Suicide of an Elite: American Internationalists in Vietnam (Stanford University Press, 1990), Economic Earthquakes: Converting Defense Cuts to Economic Opportunities (Institute of Governmental Studies Press, Berkeley, 1994), and North American Civilization at War (M.E. Sharpe, 1998), and numerous essays and book reviews.

email: hatcher@usfca.edu

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ELLIS S. KRAUSS was born in 1944 in Memphis, Tennessee, but grew up in New York City and received his B.A. from Brooklyn College CUNY. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. from Stanford University, and since 1996 has been a Professor at the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at the University of California, San Diego. Prior to that he taught for 25 years at the University of Pittsburgh and Western Washington University.

A specialist on postwar Japanese politics and U.S.-Japan relations, Krauss has authored or co-edited six books on Japan, including Broadcasting Politics in Japan: NHK and Television News (2000), Media and Politics in Japan (coeditor, Susan Pharr); Democracy in Japan (1990; coeditor, Takeshi Ishida) and Conflict in Japan (1984; coeditors, Thomas Rohlen and Patricia Steinhoff). His dissertation, Japanese Radicals Revisited: Student Protest in Postwar Japan, was published by the University of California Press in 1974. He recently published an edited volume with T.J.Pempel, Beyond Bilateralism: U.S.-Japan Relations in the New Asia-Pacific (Stanford University Press, 2003).

From 1998-2000, Krauss received the prestigious Abe Fellowship from the Center for Global Partnership for research on the U.S. and Japan in APEC. In 1992 he was a "Distinguished Lecturer" for the Association for Asian Studies, and in 1994 he received a National Endowment for the Humanities award to direct a "Summer Seminar for College Teachers" on the theme of "The Democratic Experience in Japan."

Krauss has made numerous research trips to Japan since he first went there in 1968. He has also been a visiting scholar at Tokyo, Kyoto, Keio, and Sophia Universities. His current and future book projects include one on how the electoral reform of the early 1990s actually changed the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and Japanese politics (with Robert Pekkanen), and another on the domestic politics of the U.S.-Japan alliance in comparative perspective (with Chris Hughes and Verena Blechinger).

Email: EKrauss@ucsd.edu

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MEREDITH JUNG-EN WOO has been dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Virginia since 2008. She joined the College from the University of Michigan, where she was a professor of political science and served as associate dean for social sciences in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts. Prior to moving to Michigan in 2001, she taught at Northwestern University, where she helped rebuild the department of political science and co-founded the Center for International and Comparative Studies. She has also taught at Colgate and Columbia Universities.

A native of Seoul, South Korea, she was completing her secondary education in Tokyo, Japan when she was intrigued by photography of the rugged American Northeast she encountered in National Geographic magazine. This led her to Brunswick, Maine, where four years later she became the first Asian alumna of Bowdoin College, graduating magna cum laude with a B.A. in English Literature and History. She went on to earn two M.A.s (International Affairs and Latin American Studies) and a Ph.D. (Political Science) from Columbia University.

Well-known as an expert in international political economy and East Asian politics, in 1996 Dean Woo was appointed by President Bill Clinton to the Presidential Commission on U.S.-Pacific Trade and Investment Policy. She has consulted for the World Bank, the United States Trade Representative, Asian Development Bank Institute, the Asia Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation.

Dean Woo is also a prolific writer and researcher who has authored a edited seven books. They include Race to the Swift: State and Finance in Korean Industrialization (Columbia University Press, 1991), and Past as Prelude: History in the Making of the New World Order (Westview Press, 1993). Her most recent book, Neoliberalism and Reform in East Asia, published in September 2007, was the result of a project sponsored by the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development and the Rockefeller Foundation.

Dean Woo also served as executive producer of Koryo Saram: The Unreliable People—a documentary about Stalin's ethnic cleansing of Koreans during the Great Terror. The film premiered at the Smithsonian Institution in 2006 and was awarded best documentary by the National Film Board of Canada at the 2007 Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival.

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whiteLYNN T. WHITE III is an emeritus professor and senior research scholar in the Woodrow Wilson School, Politics Department, and East Asian Studies Program of Princeton University. His publications focus on local politics, especially in prosperous regions of East China. Careers in Shanghai (University of California Press, 1978) explores the ways in which ordinary urban citizens coped to get jobs, housing, rations, and respectability as China’s new socialist regime consolidated itself in the 1950s; this was his dissertation, written under a committee chaired by Chalmers A. Johnson. Policies of Chaos (Princeton University Press, 1989) shows that the violence of Shanghai’s Cultural Revolution, during the late 1960s, arose when earlier victims of official campaigning, monitoring, and labeling used the same methods against cadres who had wronged them. Shanghai Shanghaied? (University of Hong Kong Press, 1989) explores uneven taxes during Mao’s last years. Unstately Power (M. E. Sharpe, 1998) shows that China’s “reforms,” by any behavioral definition, began in the early 1970s (not 1978) and arose from triple cropping, illegal rural industries, and a rise of independence among local leaders on the Yangzi Delta. The first volume of this book won the Association for Asian Studies Joseph R. Levenson Award as the best book on modern China published in its year. Political Booms (World Scientific, 2009) shows how quick growth in Taiwan, East China, and Thailand localized power – and how the same paradigm can explain the Philippines’ long delay in becoming an East Asian tiger, either economic or political, at the crucial local levels.

Dr. White is currently working on a book about the problems and possibilities of Philippine democracy. But he continues to write about China, Taiwan’s globalization and cross-strait relations, Chinese leadership, “governance,” and constitutional development. He has edited or co-edited books including Political System and Change, Social Policy Reform in Hong Kong and Shanghai, Legitimacy: Ambiguities of Success or Failure in East and Southeast Asia, and The Politics of Modern China. He has published articles in the Journal of Asian Studies, American Political Science Review, China Quarterly, Modern China, Asian Survey, China Information, Journal of Contemporary China, and elsewhere. Dr. White explains political patterns in a neo-functionalist way, by looking both at intended policies/norms and at unintended factors, both for individuals and for larger sizes of collectivity. He is a political sociologist, who worries that the word “scientist” is often used by U.S. area specialists who have not yet realized their parochialism. Political studies will improve when they pay more theoretical and empirical attention to Asia.

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