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Articles by Mark Selden

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Mark Selden is a Senior Research Associate in the East Asia Program, Cornell University and at the Asian/Pacific/American Studies Institute at NYU. He is the editor of The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus. His research encompasses the modern and contemporary geopolitics, political economy and history of China, Japan and the Asia Pacific, ranging broadly across themes of war and revolution, inequality, development, environment, precarity, social movements, regional and world social change, and historical memory. In 1968 he was a founding member of The Committee of Concerned Asian Scholars and for more than thirty years he was an editor of The Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars and its successor Critical Asian Studies. He is the author or editor of more than thirty books and editor of book series at Rowman & Littlefield, Routledge, M.E. Sharpe, and Lexington Publishers. His home page is

A Japanese Initiative for Peace in the Russia-Ukraine War

The 8th Wonder of the World: Inside Foxconn’s empty buildings, empty factories, and empty promises in Wisconsin
The Dangerous New US Consensus on China and the Future of US-China Relations
China: The Emergence of the Petroyuan and the Challenge to US Dollar Hegemony
The Greening of China’s Energy System Outpaces its Further Blackening: A 2017 update
Nanjing 1937: The Film
American Fire Bombing and Atomic Bombing of Japan in History and Memory
Introduction: Perspectives on the Bombing of Civilians From World War II to the Present
Special Issue: Perspectives on the Bombing of Civilians From World War II to the Present (Table of Contents)
Interns or Workers? China’s Student Labor Regime
Worker-Intellectual Unity: Suicide, trans-border sociological intervention, and the Foxconn-Apple connection
Bombs Bursting in Air: State and citizen responses to the US firebombing and Atomic bombing of Japan
The Origins of the Senkaku/Diaoyu Dispute between China, Taiwan and Japan
The politics of global production: Apple, Foxconn and China's new working class
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Stephen S. Roach: China's Connectivity Revolution
Economic Nationalism and Regionalism in Contemporary East Asia
Bringing the Plight of Fukushima Children to the UN, Washington and the World
Fukushima Children at Risk of Heart Disease
What Price the Fukushima Meltdown? Comparing Chernobyl and Fukushima?
Small Islets, Enduring Conflict: Dokdo, Korea-Japan Colonial Legacy and the United States−−
The Chinese State, Incomplete Proletarianization and Structures of Inequality in Two Epochs
New Year 2011, Okinawa and the Future of East Asia2011
Ko Tae Mun, Ko Chung Hee, and the Osaka Family Origins of North Korean Successor Kim Jong Un
Electronic Publication and the Critical Intellectual in the Post-Print Era: An Asia-Pacific Perspective−− •Korean translation available
Nation, Region and the Global in East Asia: Conflict and Cooperation−−
History on Trial: French Nippon Foundation Sues Scholar for Libel to Protect the Honor of Sasakawa Ryōichi—— •French, Japanese documents available
Misunderstanding Hiroshima
South Korea's Embattled Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Japanese Textbook Controversies, Nationalism, and Historical Memory: Intra- and Inter-national Conflicts
China's Way Forward? Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Hegemony and the World Economy in Crisis
East Asian Regionalism and its Enemies in Three Epochs: Political Economy and Geopolitics, 16th to 21st Centuries
Japan, the United States and Yasukuni Nationalism: War, Historical Memory and the Future of the Asia Pacific
The Coming Crisis in Finance and Energy: Korea as a solution for East Asia?
Japanese and American War Atrocities, Historical Memory and Reconciliation: World War II to Today
Carbon-Free and Nuclear-Free: A Roadmap for U.S. Energy Policy
A Forgotten Holocaust: US Bombing Strategy, the Destruction of Japanese Cities & the American Way of War from World War II to Iraq
China's Durable Inequality: Legacies of Revolution and Pitfalls of Reform
The Future of Korea: An Asia-Pacific Perspective
Nationalism, Historical Memory & Contemporary Conflicts in the Asia Pacific: the Yasukuni Phenomenon, Japan, and the United States
Living With the Bomb: The Atomic Bomb in Japanese Consciousness
Nagasaki 1945: While Independents Were Scorned, Embed Won Pulitzer (Japanese translation available)
Remembering 'The Good War': The Atomic Bombing and the Internment of Japanese-Americans in U.S. History Textbooks
Asia Battles Over War History: The legacy of the Pacific War looms over Tokyo's plans for the future
Pacific Terrorism: An Exchange on War and Terror
Marine Major Convicted of Molestation on Okinawa
Notes From Ground Zero: Power, Equity and Postwar Reconstruction in Two Eras