Pacific Asia Inquiry Vol. 8 Now Available

Pacific Asia Inquiry Vol. 8 Now Available

Pacific Asia Inquiry Vol. 8 Now Available


The University of Guam College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences has released Volume 8 of its peer-reviewed online journal, Pacific Asia Inquiry: Multidisciplinary Perspectives. PAI Vol. 8 is available on the UOG website at University of Guam

The latest volume includes an ecological, postcolonial analysis of the 1954 Castle Bravo hydrogen bomb explosion on Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands, a provocative linguistic and ethnographic discussion of the Pitcairn Islands, and a timely overview of the manuscripts housed in the Richard Flores Taitano Micronesian Area Research Center at the University of Guam, in particular, a selection of manuscripts produced by women who have influenced the history, society, and economy of Guam and Micronesia.

Book reviews range from such diverse topics as Australian Aboriginal Literature to the life and work of social scientist Benedict Anderson to the poetry of the Marshallese writer and activist Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner.

The Call for Papers for the 2018, volume 9, Pacific Asia Inquiry, “The New Pacific: Traditions and Transformations" is now online at For more information, contact volume 9 editor, Dr. David Gugin at

The Pacific Asia Inquiry (PAI) is a peer-reviewed online journal first published in 2010. It is edited and produced by the University of Guam’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLASS). Its stated mission is to showcase works on the Pacific Asia region, and, aligned with the University’s Good to Great initiative, to advance knowledge and understanding of this region. The PAI provides a necessary outlet for contributions drawn from multiple disciplines in the social sciences and liberal arts, with Pacific Asia always its central theme.

For more information about Pacific Asia Inquiry and to view past volumes, visit