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. 46, No. 3 (September 2014)


Spectacular Compassion:
"Natural" Disasters and National Mourning in China's Tibet

– Charlene Makley

Beyond the Personal in Sambas, Indonesia:
Women Working across Borders

– Wendy Mee

The Politics Philippine Presidents Make:
Presidential-style, Patronage-based, or Regime Relational?

– Mark R. Thompson


Abe's Nuclear Renaissance: Energy Politics in Post-3.11 Japan
– Jeff Kingston

Micro-politics of Radiation: Young Mothers Looking for a Voice
in Post-3.11 Fukushima

– David H. Slater and Rika Morioka, with Haruka Danzuka

"Significant Breaking Worse":
The Fukushima Nuclear Crisis as a Moral Panic

– Kyle Cleveland

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.

© Jeff Kingston