Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia is an open-access, peer-reviewed academic journal published since 1963 by the Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman. Promoting original and penetrating research, it offers novel and alternative interpretations of Asian experiences, helps deepen the understanding of the region, and enlivens debates on issues affecting Asian peoples and societies.

One of the pioneering journals of its kind in Asia, Asian Studies offers a critical, multidisciplinary platform where scholars, practitioners, and activists can publish research that draws on the theories and perspectives from the social sciences, humanities, and/or cultural studies. Published twice a year, it features research articles, commentaries, reviews, literary works, and travel narratives.

The Asian Studies is a CHED accredited (B, acceptable - good) peer-reviewed academic journal. 

Editorial Board

  • Ma. Cecilia T. Medina, (Editor in Chief), Asian Studies, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Eduardo T. Gonzalez, Asian Studies and Philippine Studies, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Ricardo T. Jose, History, Asian Studies and Philippine Studies, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Joseph Anthony Lim, Economics, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Maria Dulce F. Natividad, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Antoinette Raquiza, Asian Studies, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Teresa Encarnacion Tadem, Political Science, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Lily Rose Tope, English and Comparative Literature, Asian Studies and Philippine Studies, University of the Philippines Diliman

Editorial Staff

  • Janus Isaac V. Nolasco - Managing Editor

International Advisory Board

  • Patricio N. Abinales, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Andrew Charles Bernard Aeria, University of Malaysia Sarawak
  • Benedict Anderson, Cornell University
  • Melani Budianta, University of Indonesia
  • Urvashi Butalia, Zubaan Books (An imprint of Kali for Women)
  • Caroline S. Hau, Kyoto University
  • Vedi Renandi Hadiz, Murdoch University
  • Huang Renwei, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences
  • Reynaldo C. Ileto, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
  • Benedict Tria Kerkvliet, Australian National University & University of Hawaii
  • Lau Kin Chi, Lingnan University
  • Lee Jung Ok, Daegu Catholic University
  • Francis Loh Kok Wah, Universiti Sains Malaysia
  • Armando S. Malay, Jr., University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Kinhide Mushakoji, Osaka University
  • Somchai Phatharathananunth, Mahasarakham University
  • Raul Pertierra, Philippine Women's University
  • Michael Pinches, University of Western Australia
  • Bambang Purwanto, Gadjah Mada Unviersity
  • Vicente Rafael, University of Washington
  • Helen Yu Rivera, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Harsh Sethi, Seminar journal (New Delhi)
  • Wen Tiejun, Renmin University of China
  • Surichai Wun’Gaeo, Chulalongkorn University
  • Vicente L. Rafael, University of Washington