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.

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Current Issue: Vol. 50, No. 2 (June 2018)


Engaging North Korea: An Interview with Tony Namkung
– Kevin Gray


Peasant Migrant Workers and Social Reproduction:
Between Informal Wage Work and Smallholdings in Post-Mao China

– Thomas Jakobsen

Vanishing Natives and Taiwan's Settler Colonial Unconsciousness
– Katsuya Hirano, Lorenzo Veracini, and Toulouse Roy

Everyday Authoritarianism: A Political Anthropology of Singapore
– Nur Amali Ibrahim

The Biopolitics of China's "War on Terror" and the Exclusion of the Uyghurs
– Sean Roberts

This Stillness, This Lack of Incident: Making Conflict Visible in West Papua
– Simon Philpott

Retrospective: Fifty Years of Advocacy in Asian Studies

Speaking Truth to Power: Editors' Perspectives on the First Twenty Years
of the Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars

– Bryant Avery, Bill and Nancy Doub, Jon Livingston, and Joe Moore

Tradition and Transitions
– Thomas P. Fenton


Your Trip is Canceled: A Remembrance
– Richard Kagan

Book Review

The End of Concern or a Harbinger of a New Beginning?
– Miriam Sharma

In Memoriam

Remembering Jayne Werner


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

Special Issue:
Education, Urbanization, and the Politics of Space on the Tibetan Plateau
– Emily Ting Yeh and Charlene Makely, guest editors

Bandung Humanisms: Towards a New Understanding of the Global South
– Soelin Aung, Cecilia Lee, Hong Liu, Pieter Vanhove, Tingyan Wang, Zhiguang Yin, and Taomou Zhou

Speaking from Ground Zero: The Bombing of North Korea in 1950
– Su-kyoung Hwang

The Life and Trial of Cho Un-kuk, a Korean War Criminal
– Robert Cribb

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