TOC: Pacific Affairs, Vol. 96, No. 1 (March 2023)

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We are pleased to announce the publication of the latest issue of Pacific Affairs (Volume 96, Number 1, March 2023).




“Comparing Religious Intolerance in Indonesia by Affiliations to Muslim Organizations”


By Hariyadi (Universitas Jenderal Soedirman), Akhmad Rizal Shidiq (Leiden University), Arief Anshory Yusuf (Universitas Padjadjaran), and Dharra Widdhyaningtyas Mahardhika (Universitas Padjadjaran)


The Political Origins of Persistent Elderly Poverty in South Korea


By Sunil Kim (Kyung Hee University)


The Forgotten Victims of the Atomic Bomb: North Korean Pipokja and the Politics of Victimhood in Japan-DPRK Relations


By Lauren Richardson (Australian National University)




“Continuity, History, and Identity: Why Bongbong Marcos Won the 2022 Philippine Presidential Election”


By Dean Gerard Dulay (Singapore Management University), Allen Hicken (University of Michigan), Anil Menon (University of Michigan), and Ronald Holmes (De La Salle University)


The Politics of Compromise: Analyzing the Repeal of Section 377A in Singapore”


By Walid Jumblatt Bin Abdullah (Nanyang Technological University)




“India’s Authoritarian Turn: Understanding the Emergency (1975–1977) and Its Afterlife” (a review essay of India’s First Dictatorship: The Emergency , 1975-77 by Christophe Jaffrelot and Pratinav Anil, Emergency Chronicles: Indira Gandhi and Democracy’s Turning Point by Gyan Parkash, and The Emergency: An Unpopular History by Parsa Venkates Rao Jr.


By Himanshu Jha (UPES)




The issue also includes our generous amount of reviews of recent books and films on the Asia-Pacific region, all available full-text and free at our website above.