Critical Asian Studies (launched in 1968 as the Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars) is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes scholarly articles and other materials that challenge the accepted formulas for understanding the Asia and Pacific regions, the world, and ourselves.

Current Issue: Vol. 47, No. 4 (December 2015)

Representing Women in Chinese Village Self-Government:
A New Perspective on Gender, Representation, and Democracy

– Tamara Jacka and Sally Sargeson

Media Dissent and Peri-urban Land Struggles in Vietnam:
The Case of the Văn Giang Incident

– Danielle Labbé

China and the International Human Rights Covenants
– James D. Seymour and Patrick Yuk-tung Wong

Technology and Empire: A Colonial Narrative of the Construction of the Tonkin–Yunnan Railway
– Vatthana Pholsena


– Andreas Ufen and Marcus Mietzner


Laissez-faire versus Strict Control of Political Finance:
Hegemonic Parties and Developmental States in Malaysia and Singapore

– Andreas Ufen

Dysfunction by Design: Political Finance and Corruption in Indonesia
– Marcus Mietzner

Political Party Finance in Thailand Today: Evolution, Reform, and Control
– Napisa Waitoolkiat and Paul Chambers

The second highest-ranked area studies journal covering the whole of Asia,
according to the 2010 Impact Factor ranking published by Thomson Reuters.
(© 2011 Thomson Reuters, 2010 Journal Citation Reports™)
SSCI Impact Factor: 0.733.

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