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. 4 (December 2017)

Statement on Censorship
– CAS Directors and Editor


From Benevolent Maternalism to Market Logic:
Exploring Shifting Boundary Making in Domestic Work Relations in India

– Padmaja Barua, Anne Waldrop, and Haldis Haukanes

Discipline and Power: The Subject of China in Political Science
– Chun Lin

Beyond the Ownership Question: Who Will Till the Land?
The New Debate on China's Agricultural Production

– Jane Hayward

Fighting the Korean War in Pacifist Japan: Korean and Japanese Leftist Solidarity and Transnational Linkages of U.S. Cold War Containment
– Deokhyo Choi

Free Trade Agreements and "Economic Territory" as Geoeconnomic Imaginaries in South Korea
– Seung-Ook Lee

Praxis: Research in Action

Development as Recolonization:
The Political Ecology of the Endosulphan Disaster in Kasargod, India

– Silpa Satheesh


The Transformation of hi no maru in Postwar Okinawa:
From Symbol of Hope to Object of Contempt

– Steve Rabson

The Sino-Thai Right Turn toward China
– Kasian Tejapira

In Memoriam

William Coligny "Bill" Doub II (1935-2017)
and Nancy Platte Carlson Doub (1937-2009)

Michael Theodore Vickery, 1931-2017

Annual Index, Volume 49 (2017)

Forthcoming Articles

Typhoon Haiyan: Pushing the Limits of Resilience?
– Colin Walch

Local Aid Workers as "Entrepreneurial Survivors":
Aspiring for Mobility in the Digital Humanitarian Project
– Jonathan Ong and Pamela Combinido

An Unheeded Present and the Impossible Future: The Temporality
and Logic of Emergency, Humanitarianism, and Climate Adaptation
– Caroline Compton

Constructing Reconstruction, Territorializing Risk: Imposing "No-Build Zones"
in Post-Disaster Reconstruction in Tacloban City, Philippines
– Dakila Kim P. Yee

A Tide that Does Not Lift All Boats: The Surge of Remittances
in Post-Disaster Recovery in Tacloban City, Philippines
– Yvonne Su and Ladylyn Mangada

CAS Fiftieth Anniversary Roundtable:
Fifty Years of Tilting at Mainstream Scholarship on Asia:
The Past and Future of Asian Studies
– Patricio Abinales, Amrita Basu, Bruce Cumings,
Ngo Vinh Long, and Mark Selden

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