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. 3 (September 2016)

Special Issue – Protecting the Weak:
Entangled Processes of Framing, Mobilization, and Institutionalization

Coordinating Editors: Iwo Amelung and Heike Holbig


Negative Classifications and the Symbolic Order of Social Inequality: Evidence from East Asia
– Heike Holbig & Sighard Neckel

Social Darwinism as History and Reality: The Story of "Competition"
and "The Weak" in the First Half of Twentieth-Century Korea

– Vladimir Tikhonov

Establishing a Social-Darwinist Mentality in Japan's Paternalist State:
The Potential of Resistance by a Counter-Public

– Ken'ichi Mishima

The Changing Character of Disaster Victimhood:
Evidence from Japan's "Great Earthquakes"

– Gregory Clancey

Changing Attitudes about the Weak: Social and Legal Conditions for Animal Protection in China
– Alisha F. Carpenter & Wei Song

The "Rights Awakening" of Chinese Migrant Workers:
Beyond the Generational Perspective

– Ivan Franceschini, Kaxton Siu, & Anita Chan

Are the Odds of Justice "Stacked" Against Them?
Challenges and Opportunities for Securing Land Claims
by Smallholder Farmers in Myanmar

– SiuSue Mark

Forthcoming Articles

Marriage Migration at the Intersection of Crisis and Development: Migrant Precarity and Social Reproduction
– Nicola Piper and Sohoon Lee

Revaluing Martial Immigrants: Educated Professionalism and Precariousness among Chinese Spouses in Taiwan
– Sara L. Friedman

Marriage Migration, Single Men, and Social Reproduction in Migrants’ Communities of Origin in Vietnam
– Daniele Belanger

Migrant Precarity and Human Rights Advocacy for Marriage Migrants in South Korea
– Daisy Kim

Good Men Doing Bad Things to Good Women: Rape in Thai Television Dramas
– Rebecca Townsend

Evicting Heritage: Spatial Cleansing and Cultural Legacy at the Hampi UNESCO Site in India
– Natalia Bloch

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