Formerly the Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars

Critical Asian Studies

Critical Asian Studies (formerly the Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars) is a peer-reviewed quarterly journal that welcomes submissions about all areas of Asia and the Pacific, particularly those that challenge the accepted formulas for understanding these regions, the world, and ourselves. Published now by Taylor & Francis, Critical Asian Studies remains true to the mission that was articulated for the journal upon its establishment in 1967 by the Committee of Concerned Asian Scholars:

  • to develop a humane and knowledgeable understanding of Asian societies and their efforts to maintain cultural integrity and to confront such problems as poverty, oppression, and imperialism.

  • to create alternatives to the prevailing trends in scholarship on Asia, which too often spring from a parochial cultural perspective and serve selfish interests and expansionism. 


2018 Impact Factor: 1.083; CAS ranks 20th out of 74 peer reviewed regional studies journals.

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What we Publish

Original Research Articles

Book Review Essays


Notes from the Field


Research in Action

Interested in submitting to our website? We welcome work in progress, notes from the field, commentaries on contemporary affairs in the Asian region, original poetry and fiction, photographs, and other original material that reflects the aspirations and goals set forth in our statement of purpose. For inquiries, please email Dr. Jessica Chandras at webeditor.criticalasianstudies@gmail.com. For submission information about our quarterly print journal, Critical Asian Studies, please click the “submissions” link, above.

Please visit our news and commentary pages for our latest postings, our contents page for a description of our current print edition, and our BCAS page for free access to the entire print run of the Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars. To access and download CAS articles in print, visit our Taylor & Francis homepage.

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