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. 49, No. 2 (June 2017)


Indonesia and the "Conflictual Consensus":
A Discursive Perspective on Indonesian Democracy

– Jonas Bens and Timi Duile

The Gender Agenda: NGOs, Simplifications, and Capitalist Relations
in Highland Cambodia

– Timothy Frewer

The Power of Everyday Subordination: Exploring the Silence and Disempowerment of Chinese Domestic Workers
– Mei-ling Ellerman

Consanguinity as Capital: Japanese-Filipino Children in the Philippines
– Fiona Seiger

Cross-Border Marriages as a Side Door for Paid and Unpaid Migrant Workers: The Case of Marriage Migration between China and Japan
– Helene Le Bail

Praxis: Research in Action

A Women's Tea Plantation Workers' Strike in Munnar, Kerala:
Lessons for Trade Unions in Contemporary India

– Rajalaxmi Kamath and Smita Ramanathan


Bottom-up Capitalism as a Challenge for Social Movements:
A Conversation with Tania Murray Li

– Yan Hairong

Review Essays

To Change China?
– Edward McCord

Intimate Ethnographies: Gender and Sexualities in Global Asia
– Christianne Collantes

In Memoriam

Remembering Gene Cooper
– Moss Roberts

Militarism runs deep in the United States, but historian Marilyn Young
never gave up believing that it could be overcome

– Christy Thornton and Stuart Schrader

Forthcoming Articles

Sites of Repression and Resistance:
Political Space in Refugee Camps in Thailand
– Elisabeth Olivius

State-backed Discrimination against Shia Muslims in Malaysia
– Beng Hui Tan

New Frontiers: Indonesia's Resource Extraction Areas
– Edwin Jong, Luuk Knippenberg, and Laurens Bakker

Putting Violent Armed Conflict in the Center
of the Salween Hydropower Debates
– Diana Suhardiman, Jeff Rutherford, and John Bright

CAS Roundtable: The Center Cannot Hold?
Trends in Southeast Asian Politics

Beyond the Spectacle of Mega-Disasters: The Philippines
Five Years after Haiyan (Special Issue, December 2017)
Coordinating Editor: Nicole Curato