Black Intersections

Robeson Taj Frazier. (2015). The East Is Black: Cold War China in the Black Radical Imagination. Duke University Press.

Examines the relationship between Black activists/intellectuals and the Chinese struggle against US racism and imperialism.

Indigenous Asia

Bara. (2012). Siberian Journey: Down the Amur to the Pacific, 1856-1857. Sibirica : the Journal of Siberian Studies, 11(3), 78.

A memoir of the first American to travel through Siberia. Provides an ethnographic account of the historic and political changes undergoing in Siberia from 1856 to 1857.

Dikötter & Sautman. (1997). The construction of racial identities in China and Japan : historical and contemporary perspectives. C. Hurst; Honolulu, Hawaii : University of Hawaii Press.

Reflects on the national and racial myths that have been used to build the Japanese and Chinese nation-states in the past decade.

Elliott. (2015). The Case of the Missing Indigene: Debate Over a “Second-Generation” Ethnic Policy. The China Journal, 73(1), 186–213.

A discussion of China’s ethnic policy and a comparison of China’s non-Han peoples to other Indigenous peoples.

Erni. (2008). The concept of indigenous peoples in Asia : A resource book. International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs ; Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact Foundation.

A collection of essays that can be used to guide how indigeneity applies to minority groups in Asia. Builds on the disciplines of history, anthropology, legal studies, and Indigenous studies.

Hara, Kimie. (2015). The Cold War, the San Francisco System, and Indigenous peoples. In The San Francisco System and Its Legacies (pp. 203–219). Routledge.

An exploration of Indigenous people’s history through a Cold War lens. Addresses two themes that led to the development of Indigenous identities in Japan and Taiwan.

Hathaway. (2010). THE EMERGENCE OF INDIGENEITY: Public Intellectuals and an Indigenous Space in Southwest China. Cultural Anthropology, 25(2), 301–333.

Discusses Indigenous identities in China within the context of environmentalism. Explores how indigeneity is used to reshape ethnic, citizenship, and rights-based boundaries.

Niessen. (1994). The Ainu in Mimpaku: A Representation of Japan’s Indigenous People at the National Museum of Ethnology. Museum Anthropology, 18(3), 18–25.

An examination of the Ainu exhibit in Japan’s National Museum of Ethnology.

Ohnuki-Tierney. (1974). The Ainu of the northwest coast of southern Sakhalin. Holt, Rinehart and Winston.

Describes Ainu cultural characteristics. Documents Ainu culture through interviews with and observations of Ainu elders.

Stevens. (2001). The Ainu and Human Rights: Domestic and International Legal Protections. Japanese Studies, 21(2), 181–198.

Discusses domestic and international developments that have led to advancements in the protection of Ainu rights. Focuses on the 1997 Nibutani Dam decision.

Takakura. (1960). Ainu of northern Japan : a study in conquest and acculturation. American Philosophical Society.

Explores the colonization and assimilation of the Ainu. A historically situated narrative that accounts for social and political factors.

Uemura. (2003). The colonial annexation of Okinawa and the logic of international law: the formation of an ‘indigenous people’ in East Asia. Japanese Studies, 23(2), 213–222.

Uses an international perspective to analyze the annexation of Okinawa and the building of the Japanese nation-state. Centers the Ainu as internationally protected Indigenous peoples.

Vanstone. (1993). The Ainu Group at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, 1904. Arctic Anthropology, 30(2), 77–91.

A historical account of the nine Ainu individuals who were brought from Hokkaido to participate in the ‘Living Group Exhibit’ at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition.

Walker. (1999). The Early Modern Japanese State and Ainu Vaccinations: Redefining the Body Politic 1799-1868. Past & Present, 163(163), 121–160.

Discusses the northern expansion of Japanese territory and assimilationist policies that reshaped Ainu health and autonomy. Illustrates how medicine has shaped Japan’s ethnic and national boundaries.

Watanabe. (1973). The Ainu ecosystem: environment and group structure. University of Washington Press.

An analysis of the Ainu and their lifestyle that is situated within their specific environment in Hokkaido.

Yeh. (2013). Taming Tibet: Landscape Transformation and the Gift of Chinese Development. Cornell University Press.

An ethnographic examination of Chinese development projects in Tibet and an analysis of their implications in consolidating state power. Draws from the historical material landscape of Tibet from 1950 to 2000.

Indigenous Activism and Diplomacy in Australia

Haebich. (2008). Spinning the dream : assimilation in Australia 1950-1970 / Anna Haebich. Fremantle Press.

An account of assimilation through the experiences of Indigenous peoples and immigrants from 1950 to 1970. Includes policy analyses and historical research.

Indigenous Activism and Diplomacy in Canada

Coulthard. (2007). Subjects of Empire: Indigenous Peoples and the ‘Politics of Recognition’ in Canada. Contemporary Political Theory, 6(4), 437–460.

A critical analysis of Indigenous-state relations and Canadian politics of recognition. Employs a structural perspective and draws from post-colonial theory.

Lackenbauer, & Cooper, A. F. (2007). The Achilles heel of Canadian international citizenship: Indigenous diplomacies and state responses. Canadian Foreign Policy Journal, 13(3), 99–119.

Uses recent and historical case studies to analyze strategies used by the Canadian state to constrain Indigenous rights in the international arena. Discusses Indigenous diplomacy as ‘the Achilles heel’ of the Canadian international image.

Indigenous Activism and Diplomacy in the US

Hall. (2003). The American empire and the fourth world. McGill-Queen’s University Press.

An analysis of encounters between Indigenous peoples and the United States global empire. Builds on the notion of Indigenous self-determination.

Hoxie. (2014). Sovereignty’s Challenge to Native American (and United States) History. J19, 2(1), 137–142.

A discussion of sovereignty and the limitations of Indigenous academic research. The commentary discusses the disciplines of history and anthropology.

Japanese History

Duus. (1995). The abacus and the sword : the Japanese penetration of Korea, 1895-1910 / Peter Duus. University of California Press.

An exploration of the fifteen-year developments that led to Japan’s annexation of Korea in 1910. Discusses Japanese imperialism and Meiji-period Japanese expansionism.

Hall. (1988). The Cambridge history of Japan. Cambridge University Press.

A historical account of Japan from prehistoric to contemporary times.