Top Ten Articles

Top Ten Most Popular Recent Articles downloaded from Ingenta during 2015

1. Anime in the US: The Entrepreneurial Dimensions of Globalized Culture by Nissim Otmazgin, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mt. Scopus, Israel

2. North Korea and Its Quest for Autonomy by B.C. Koh, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

3. North Korea’s Autonomy 1965–2015 by Rudiger Frank, University of Vienna, Austria

4. <book review> A Faraway, Familiar Place: An Anthropologist Returns to Papua New Guinea. By Michael French Smith. Reviewed by Patricia K. Townsend, State University of New York, USA

5. Traditional Birth Attendants and the Problem of Maternal Mortality in Indonesia by Anke Niehof, Wageningen University, the Netherlands

6. Transnational Migrant Advocacy from Japan: Tipping the Scales in the Policy Making Process by Daniel Kremers, Institute for Political Science and Japanese Studies, Halle, Germany

7. Conservative Turn? Religion, State and Conflict in Indonesia (Review Essay) by Kikue Hamayotsu, Northern Illinois University, USA

8. Leadership Succession and the High Drama of Political Conduct: Corruption Stories from Samoa by Jack Corbett and Roannie Ng Shiu, Griffiths University, The Australia National University, Austalia

9. Western Academia and the Word Juche by B.R. Myers, Dongseo University, South Korea

10. <book review> Democracy and Islam in Indonesia. Edited by Mirjam Künkler and Alfred Stepan. Reviewed by Sumanto Al Qurtuby, University of Notre Dame, USA


Top Ten Most Popular Articles Written between 1928–2010

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Articles written from 2011 to the present are not available through JSTOR and therefore are not included in this list.

(downloaded from JSTOR in 2015)

Rank Vol/Issue Date Number of Downloads Article
Autumn 1985
3308 <Book Review> Imagined Communities. Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism by Benedict Anderson. Reviewed by Anthony Reid



Spring 2004


1619 Environmental NGOs in China: Roles and Limits by Jonathan Schwartz



Spring 1995

The South China Sea Disputes: Implications of China’s Earlier Territorial Settlements by Eric Hyer


4 75:4
Winter 2002–2003
1239 Female Leadership of Democratic Transitions in Asia by Mark R. Thompson
Winter 2000
1197 North Korea’s Defensive Power and U.S.-North Korea Relations by Kyung-Ae Park
73:4 Winter 2000–2001 926 North Korea’s Challenge of Regime Survival: Internal Problems and Implications for the Future by Scott Snyder
Winter 1993-1994
894 The Politics of Deforestation in Indonesia by Peter Dauvergne
Spring 2003
882 Democratization in South Korea and Inter-Korean Relations by Chien-peng Chung
Autumn 2000
872 Ethnic Tourism in Hokkaido and teh Shaping of Ainu Identity by Lisa Hiwasaki
Summer 2006 847 China Turns West: Beijing’s Contemporary Strategy Towards Central Asia by Kevin Sheives

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