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. 1 (March 2014)

THEMATIC ISSUE: Reframing North Korean Human Rights (part 2)

– Christine Hong and Hazel Smith, guest editors

The Militarization of Korean Human Rights: A Peninsular Perspective
– Suh Bo-hyuk

South Korea's Engagement Policy: Revisiting a Human Rights Policy
– Jong-Yun Bae and Chung-in Moon

Toward "The Day After": National Endowment for Democracy
and North Korean Regime Change

– Dae-Han Song and Christine Hong

South Korean Civil Society Organizations, Human Rights Norms,
and North Korea

– Moon Kyungyon

Stifled Growth and Added Suffering:
Tensions Inherent in Sanctions Policies against North Korea

– Haeyoung Kim

Peace as a North Korean Human Right
– Paul Liem

Crimes against Humanity?
Unpacking the North Korean Human Rights Debate

– Hazel Smith



The Act of Killing
– Robert Cribb

Remembering to Forget
– Jacqui Baker

Multiple Acts of Killing
– Adam Tyson

Great and Misplaced Expectations
– Ariel Heryanto

Preman Nation: Watching The Act of Killing in Indonesia
– Galuh Wandita

"Missing Victims" of the 1965–66 Violence in Indonesia:
Representing Impunity On-screen in The Act of Killing

– Vannessa Hearman

No, The Act of Killing Is Not Unethical
– Gerry van Klinken

The Executioners' Masks
– John Roosa

Picturing Violence: Anti-Politics and The Act of Killing
– Leslie K. Dwyer

Inside the Minds of Executioners: Reimagining the Loss of Life
in the 1965 Indonesian Killings

– Katharine McGregor

Sexual Politics as a Justification for Mass Murder in The Act of Killing
– Saskia E. Wieringa

Lust of the Eye: The Act of Killing and Aesthetic Sensibility
– Sylvia Tiwon

Heroes as Killers or Killers as Hereos?
– Laurie J. Sears

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