The latest edition of University of Guam’s online academic journal, Pacific Asia Inquiry: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, is now available on the UOG website at www.uog.edu/pai.
Edited by Dr. Nicholas Goetzfidt, UOG professor of Library Science and Micronesian Studies, Volume 4 of Pacific Asia Inquiry features themes such as “Pacific Histories, Historiography and Issues;” “Contemporary Traditions and Issues;” and “Japan and Okinawa: Issues of Militarism, Law, and Translation.” The journal also includes papers that cover a variety of historical and contemporary issues and perspectives from the Pacific and Japan.
Contributing authors include David Atienza; Stephen C. Murray; Sharleen J.Q. Santos-Bamba; Holger Droessler; Nicholas J. Goetzfridt; Todd Ames; Joanna Caasi Macaraeg and Seyda Türk Smith; Megumi Chibana; Debito Arudou; and Kieran Robert Maynard.
In addition, this volume contains six book reviews including:
- The Search for a Cause: An Anthropological Perspective on a Neurological Disease in Guam, Western Pacific by Verena Keck;
- Repositioning the Missionary: Rewriting the Histories of Colonialism, Native Catholicism, and Indigeneity in Guam by Vicente M. Diaz;
- Mary, the Devil, and Taro: Catholicism and Women’s Work in a Micronesian Society by Juliana Flinn;
- Guåhan: A Bibliographic History by Nicholas J. Goetzfridt;
- The Body in Asia, Bryan S. Turner and Zheng Yangwen, editors; and
- Tadao Ando: Conversations with Students, Matthew Hunter, translator and editor.
Papers for Volume 5 of the Pacific Asia Inquiry are now being accepted with a submission deadline of Feb. 1, 2014. Details are available under “Submission Procedures” at www.uog.edu/pai. (UOG)