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Global Asia and Asian Studies


Covering a diversity of topics, this article and chapter collection explores key areas of interest and relevance in Asian Studies. From diplomacy to human rights, sociology to nuclear strategy, economics to gender roles, media to the environment, this select research collection traverses disciplines and advances leading-edge themes. Browse these contributions to investigate new takes on Asian Studies as a multifaceted, interdisciplinary, and ever-evolving field, transcending boundaries between geographic areas.

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The articles and book chapters below are free-access via this page up until 31 December 2019.

Insight into the Hong Kong Protests

The Hong Kong protests are today at the top of the world media’s agenda, with journalists and outlets in need of reliable and informed assessments to help substantiate their reporting. This important new article, written by a former Royal Hong Kong Police officer and current Hong Kong resident, critically examines the broader underlying causes of the protest movement, the actions of the protesters, the government's reaction, and the tactical and strategic response by the Hong Kong police. This article is open access and available to everyone.
Article TitleAuthor(s)Journal TitleYear
A REPORT OF THE 2019 HONG KONG PROTESTSMartin PurbrickAsian Affairs2019

Rethinking Asian Studies

Article TitleAuthor(s)Journal TitleYear
Exploring the possibility of a South East Asia–Africa ‘axis of knowledge’Phillipe PeycamSouth East Asia Research2019
Area Studies and the crisis of legitimacy: a view from South East AsiaChua Beng Huat, Ken Dean, Ho Engseng, Ho Kong Chong, Jonathan Rigg & Brenda YeohSouth East Asia Research2019
South East Asian Area Studies beyond Anglo-America: geopolitical transitions, the neoliberal academy and spatialized regimes of knowledgePeter A. JacksonSouth East Asia Research2019
Area Studies and Anthropology in the Age of AccelerationLucia Michelutti, Navtej Purewal, Edward Simpson & Clarinda StillSouth Asian Review2018
Reflections on the Committee of Concerned Asian Scholars at fiftyMark SeldenCritical Asian Studies2018
Inter‐Asia Cultural Studies and the decolonial‐turnLeo ChingInter-Asia Cultural Studies2010

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"Rethinking ‘Eurocentrism’ and area studies: Japanese Studies in the Asia-Pacific" in Rethinking Japanese Studies: Eurocentrism and the Asia-Pacific Region (2017). Chapter by Kaori Okano.

Gender & Sexuality

Article TitleAuthor(s)Journal TitleYear
Towards Greater Civility: Public Morality and Transversal Queer/Feminist Politics in IndiaMeena GopalSouth Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies2019
Constituting (fe)male in Malay televisionLuqman LeeIndonesia and the Malay World2018
Women and nation revisitedPartha ChatterjeeSouth Asian History and Culture2018
Singlehood in ‘precarious Japan’: examining new gender tropes and inter-gender communication in a culture of uncertaintyKumiko EndoJapan Forum2018
Boys at the Barre: Boys, Men and the Ballet in JapanMasafumi MondenJapanese Studies2019
Female Labour Force Participation in Indonesia: Why Has It Stalled?Lisa Cameron, Diana Contreras Suarez & William RowellBulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies2018

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"Gender, Development, and the State in India: Debates and Perspectives" in Gender, Development, and the State in India (2019). Chapter by Carole Spary.

"Fertile subjects: Global reproductive politics at the intersections of caste, class and gender" in Fertility, Health and Reproductive Politics (2019). Chapter by Maya Unnithan.

Celebrate 50 years of the Journal of Contemporary Asia!

We're looking ahead to JCA's 50th anniversary in 2020 with a virtual special issue, available now. Explore the scholarly contributions of the journal's current and former editors with articles ranging from 1970 to present.

Workers and Labour Movements

Article TitleAuthor(s)Journal TitleYear
Living in an Age of Precarity in 21st Century AsiaTeresita Cruz-Del Rosario & Jonathan RiggJournal of Contemporary Asia2019
Precarity, Cognitive (Non-)Resistance and the Conservative Working Class in ChinaJake LinJournal of Contemporary Asia2019
Corporate Social Responsibility, Human Rights and Clothing Workers in Bangladesh and MalaysiaVicki CrinisAsian Studies Review2019
Prolonging working life in Japan: Issues and practices for elderly employment in an aging societyJulien Martine & Jacques JaussaudContemporary Japan2018
From the workplace to the household: migrant labor and accumulation without dispossessionThomas Sætre JakobsenCritical Asian Studies2018
Examining the factors that affect the employment status of racialised immigrants: a study of Bangladeshi immigrants in Toronto, CanadaMarshia AkbarSouth Asian Diaspora2018

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"Before Rana Plaza: Toward a History of labour Organizing in Bangladesh’s Garment Industry, Dina Siddiqi" in Labour in the Clothing Industry in the Asia Pacific (2016). Chapter by Dina Siddiqi.

The Denuclearization of North Korea

Dive deeper into a critical aspect of conflict and peace on the Korean Peninsula. This themed article collection includes research from the Journal for Peace and Nuclear Disarmament; The Nonproliferation Review; Science & Global Security; and Global Change, Peace & Security. Free to access until 30 June 2020.
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"Reappraising Japan's territorial disputes with China and Korea" in Japan’s Island Troubles with China and Korea (2018). Chapter by Victor Teo and Haruko Satoh.

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Article TitleAuthor(s)Journal TitleYear
Shift in China’s commitment to regional environmental governance in Northeast Asia?Kenji OtsukaJournal of Contemporary East Asia Studies2018
How Young People in Indonesia see themselves as EnvironmentalistsLyn Parker, Kelsie Prabawa-Sear & Wahyu KustiningsihIndonesia and the Malay World2018
Too few nutrients and too many calories: climate change and the double burden of malnutrition in AsiaRaya MuttarakAsian Population Studies2018
Climate change and sustainable development issues: arguments and policy initiativesRajah Rasiah, Fatimah Kari, Yuri Sadoi & Nazia Mintz-HabibJournal of the Asia Pacific Economy2018
Climate Justice and Cultural Sustainability: The Case of Etëtung (Vanuatu Women’s Water Music)Catherine GrantThe Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology2018

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"Transboundary environmental politics in Southeast Asia: Issues, responses and challenges" in Routledge Handbook of the Environment in Southeast Asia (2016). Chapter by Antonio P. Contreras.

"China’s impacts on global sustainability" in China’s Climate-Energy Policy (2018). Chapter by Kiyoshi Fujikawa, Zuoyi Ye, and Hikari Ban.

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"EU–Japan relations in the age of competitive economic governance in Asia" in The EU–Japan Partnership in the Shadow of China (2018). Chapter by Maaike Okano-Heijmans and Takashi Terada.

"The Chongqing vs. Guangdong ‘Models’ of Economic Development" in An East Asian Challenge to Western Neoliberalism (2017). Chapter by Niv Horesh and Kean Fan Lim.

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