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

Critical Asian Studies welcomes contributions that: 

·  Rest on a strong knowledge base about the Asia Pacific region and Asian peoples; 

 · Are written in clear, concise prose that is accessible to a linguistically and culturally diverse readership;

 · Ground theoretical perspectives in evidence, experiential knowledge, or practice;

 · Display a coherent, informed, and thoughtful argument;

 · Provide a fresh understanding of various forms of power and exploitation, such as war or oppression based on socio-economic class, race, or gender, and of responses to them, including but not limited to environmentalism, feminism, human rights, participatory development, political and economic justice, and indigeneity;   

·  Focus on questions surrounding power, exploitation and oppression, as well as responses to these.

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.

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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