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. 48, No. 1 (March 2016)

Development Discourse and Popular Articulations in Urban Gujarat
– Manali Desai and Indrajit Roy

"Let's See What Happens":
Hope, Contingency, and Speculation in Nepali Student Activism

– Amanda Snellinger

Clamoring Blood: The Materiality of Belonging in Modern Ainu Identity
– ann-elise leallan


Payoffs, Parties, or Policies: "Money Politics" and Electoral Authoritarian Resilience in Malaysia
– Meredith L. Weiss

Why the Philippines Chooses to Import Rice
– Jamie S. Davidson

Field Note

At the Bottom of the Heap: Socio-economic Circumstances and Health Practices and Beliefs among Garbage Collectors in Peri-Urban China
– Lichao Yang


The Myanmar Elections 2015:
Why the National League for Democracy Won a Landslide Victory

– Ardeth Thawnghmung

© Meredith L. Weiss