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. 3 (September 2015)

"At That Time We Were Intimidated on All Sides":
Residues of the Malayan Emergency as a Conjunctural Episode of Dispossession

– Donald M. Nonini

Regime Critics:
Democratization Advocates in Vietnam, 1990s–2014

– Benedict J. Tria Kerkvliet

Debating Economic Democracy in South Korea:
The Costs of Commensurability

– Jamie Doucette

Displaying the Worldview of Japanese Fascism:
The Tokyo Thought War Exhibition of 1938

– Max Ward

Is the Filipino Diaspora a Diaspora?
– Filomeno V. Aguilar Jr.


The Causes of Emigration from Singapore:
How Much Is Still Political?

– Joel S. Fetzer and Brandon Alexander Millan

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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