50 Years of the Journal of Contemporary Asia
Articles from Current and Former Editors
Founded in 1970, the Journal of Contemporary Asia celebrates a half-century of critical scholarship in 2020.
Journey through the history of the journal in a collection of articles published by the editors over this 50 years. From co-founding editor Malcolm Caldwell's "The role of the peasantry in the revolution" in Volume 1, Issue 1, to current editor-in-chief Kevin Hewison's recent studies on Thailand, the depth and breadth of JCA's editorial contributions offer unique insight into Asia's economic, political and social development.
The below articles are free-access via this page until the end of 2020.
Malcolm Caldwell (Co-Founding Editor, 1970-1978)
|The role of the peasantry in the revolution||Malcolm Caldwell||1||1||1970|
|Oil and imperialism in East Asia||Malcolm Caldwell||1||3||1971|
|Indonesian “Sub-imperialism” and the Kra Isthmus||Malcolm Caldwell||6||3||1976|
|Thailand and imperialist strategy in the 1980's||Malcolm Caldwell||8||1||1978|
|Southeast Asia from Depression to Re-occupation, 1925–45*||Malcolm Caldwell||39||3||2009|
Jonathan Fast (Editor, 1975-1981)
|Philippine historiography and the de-mystification of imperialism: A review essay||Jonathan Fast & Luzviminda Francisco||4||3||1974|
Peter Limqueco (Co-Founding Editor, 1970-2015; Editor Emeritus, 2015-present)
|Interview with Prince Souphanouvong, President of the Central Committee of the Lao Patriotic Front||Peter Limqueco||1||1||1970|
|Notes on a visit to Vietnam||Peter Limqueco||6||4||1976|
|Interview with Nguyen Khac Vien||Peter Limqueco||7||2||1977|
|Interview with Pridi Banomyong||Peter Limqueco||7||3||1977|
|Problems of economic planning for underdeveloped socialist countries†||Peter Limqueco & Bruce McFarlane||9||1||1979|
|UNITAR conference 1980: Step towards collective self-reliance in Asia†||Peter Limqueco & Bruce McFarlane||10||4||1980|
|Contradictions of development in ASEAN||Peter Limqueco||13||3||1983|
|The Partisan Scholar||Peter Limqueco||30||3||2000|
Bruce McFarlane (Co-Editor, 1981-2005)
Kevin Hewison (Editor, 2005-present)
Journal of Contemporary Asia
An established refereed publication, Journal of Contemporary Asia has appeared quarterly since 1970. When the journal was established, it was conceived as providing an alternative to mainstream perspectives on contemporary Asian issues. The journal maintains this tradition and seeks to publish articles that deal with the broad problems of economic, political and social development of Asia. Articles on economic development issues, political economy, agriculture, planning, the working class, people’s movements, politics and power, imperialism and empire, international financial institutions, the environment, and economic history are especially welcomed. The journal also has a strong interest in the scientific development of theory that is of global significance, especially on the role of the state, class analysis, power and globalisation. An important aim of the journal has been to publish the work of Asia-based researchers, those working in best traditions of critical political economy, and young researchers.