Timothy Webster (Whittier): Insular Minorities: International Law's Challenge to Japan's Ethnic Homogeneity. Minglian Han (Jinan): The Appeal of Marshall McLuhan in Contemporary China. From the Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, a special issue on the state and religion in China. From The Atlantic, Alan Taylor goes inside North Korea; and just after Tunisia and Egypt erupted, China quelled its own "Jasmine" protests; is the Chinese public less satisfied — and more combustible — than it appears? (and more) Will crisis help Japan get out of its longstanding slump? The Long Goodbye: Robert D. Kaplan and Abraham M. Denmark on the future North Korea. Zen, Japan and the art of democracy: Foreign observers have long been baffled by Japan’s self-discipline in the face of multiple disasters, from earthquakes and tsunamis to the financial crash — yet this fatalism has its dangers. From Boston Review, despite recent crackdowns on dissidents, revolutionary political changes are afoot in China: A forum. A review of Witness to Transformation: Refugee Insights into North Korea by Stephan Haggard and Marcus Noland. China's Manhattan knock-off: On a peninsula southeast of Beijing, developer Vincent Lee wants to copy New York City — literally. C.D. Alexander Evans on the future of the Japanese labor movement. Rising out of the Yellow Sea like a modern day Atlantis, Songdo International Business District (IBD) is not just South Korea’s urban utopia, it is the country’s bridge to the world, and to the future. Chollywood: Mitch Moxley goes behind the scenes of China’s booming film industry. The terrorist threat we're ignoring: How the high-tech software we import from China is setting us up for potential cyberattacks. Asia’s threesome turns four.

Alex Schulman (Duke): From Lear to Leviathan: On States of Nature and Social Contracts in Shakespeare's Politics. Donald H. Stone (Baltimore) and Linda S. Stone (Towson): Dangerous and Disruptive or Simply Cutting Class; When Should Schools Kick Kids to the Curb? An Empirical Study of School Suspension and Due Process Rights. From the latest issue of Logos, Stephen Eric Bronner (Rutgers): On Judging American Foreign Policy: Human Rights, Political Realism, and the Arrogance of Power; Joseph Lowndes (Oregon): Looking Forward to the History of the Tea Party; and Plato’s Gospel: Vincent Czyz on evidence that the Gospels are quite clearly a species of fiction — which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The cataclysmic extinctions that scoured Earth 200 million years ago might have been easier to trigger than expected, with potentially troubling contemporary implications. An interview with John McWhorter, author of What Language Is: And What It Isn't and What It Could Be. Daron Acemoglu on how cooperation evolves: History, expectations, and leadership. A review of Unfinished Projects: Decolonization and the Philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre by Paige Arthur. Should black women learn to share their men? The benefit of doubt: We shouldn’t be afraid of being uncertain. Life out there: Darpa, the government agency that helped invent the Internet, is studying what it would take to send humans to another star. What happens when the band stops playing? Around the world, symphony orchestras are threatened as public subsidies dry up, but great cities need them more than ever. Is female masturbation really the last sexual taboo? The right 
to speak out loudly: How journalists struggle to live up to professional standards while maintaining a strong stance on controversial issues.

Kanishka Jayasuriya (Adelaide): Building Citizens: Empire, Asia and the Australian Settlement. Aboriginal people and the deferral of the rule of law: Desmond Manderson on how the language of "emergency" is used to suspend legal principles. From the inaugural issue of Settler Colonial Studies, an introduction to the journal; Scott Lauria Morgensen (Queen's): The Biopolitics of Settler Colonialism: Right Here, Right Now; and a review of Urbanizing Frontiers: Indigenous Peoples and Settlers in 19th-Century Pacific Rim Cities by Penelope Edmonds and Unlearning the Colonial Cultures of Planning by Libby Porter. Alia Somani (UWO): The Apology and its Aftermath: National Atonement or the Management of Minorities? From Geist, how did it come about that the indige­nous peo­ple acquired a rep­u­ta­tion for irre­spon­si­bil­ity and lazi­ness? From the International Indigenous Policy Journal, Joanna R. Quinn (UWO): Canada’s Own Brand of Truth and Reconciliation?; and Janique Dubois (Toronto): Beyond Territory: Revisiting the Normative Justification of Self-Government in Theory and Practice. A review of Chocolate, Women and Empire: A Social and Cultural History by Emma Robertson. A review of To the Ends of the Earth: Scotland's Global Diaspora 1750-2010 by Tom Devine. Simon Schama on this “imperial calamity” Americans inherited from Britain (and more and more by Maya Jasanoff). Andras Tarnoc (EKTF): Narratives of Confinement: Revisiting the Founding Myths of American Culture. Carolyn Liebler and Meghan Zacher (Minnesota): The Case of the Missing Ethnicity: Indians Without Tribes in the 21st Century. Michael C. Blumm (Lewis and Clark): Why Aboriginal Title is a Fee Simple Absolute. Americans like to celebrate their Irish and Scottish roots, but not their English ones — why is that?