David Fedman (Stanford): Japanese Colonial Cartography: Maps, Mapmaking, and the Land Survey in Colonial Korea. Robert Brooks (UNSW): “Asia’s Missing Women” as a Problem in Applied Evolutionary Psychology? Dynasty: Why are so many Asian countries run by families? A place for Asia: Rebecca Liao reviews From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia by Pankaj Mishra (and more). Experts warn that China's apparent claims to other territories could have a long-term impact on relations with its neighbours. Paula Cerni reviews Restless Empire: China and the World Since 1750 by Odd Arne Westad (and more). A look at how China sees a multicultural world. Island nations play China, India: China's new ties with the Maldives, Seychelles, and Sri Lanka sink India's influence over Indian Ocean. The Maoist revolution in India: The basic contradiction is this — in the very heartland of what is often referred to as the “world’s largest democracy” there is also occurring the “world’s largest revolution”. India's current outpouring of anger is unprecedented — can it bring change? Sam Clements on how Japan’s suicidal salarymen are dying for work. Charlie Jones on 5 things nobody tells you about living in Japan.