Asian Studies 49:1 (2013)

Vinod Raina (1950–2013)
Eduardo C. TADEM and Katrina NAVALLO

Introduction
Eduardo C. TADEM and Janus Isaac NOLASCO

ARTICLES

From Cádiz to La Liga: The Spanish Context of Rizal's Political Thought
George ASENIERO

Rural China: From Modernization to Reconstruction
Tsui SIT and Tak Hing WONG

A Preliminary Study of Ceiling Murals from Five Southeastern Cebu Churches
Reuben Ramas CAÑETE

Bayan Nila: Pilipino Culture Nights and Student Performance at Home in Southern California
Neal MATHERNE

COMMENTARIES

Identity Politics in the Developmentalist States of East Asia: The Role of Diaspora Communities in the Growth of Civil Societies
Kinhide MUSHAKOJI

La Liga in Rizal Scholarship
George ASENIERO

Influence of Political Parties on the Judicial Projects in Nepal
Md. Nurul MOMEN

REVIEWS

Sacrificial Bodies: The Oblation and the Political Aesthetics of Masculine Representations in Philippine Visual Cultures
Reuben Ramas CAÑETE | Reviewed by Flaudette May DATUIN

Re-reading the Salaryman in Japan
Romit Dasgupta | Reviewed by James ROBERSON

Aesthetic Education in an Era of Globalization
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak | Reviewed by Reuben Ramas CAÑETE

Ang Babae sa Septic Tank (The Woman in the Septic Tank)
Directed by Marlon Rivera | Reviewed by Emmeviene Ann SUELTO

LITERARY WRITINGS

Winter Scene in the Desert of Gansu
Thomas David Chaves

Alone: Three Haikus
Celine Socrates


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, or cultural studies. Published twice a year, the journal welcomes full-length research articles; commentaries and documents; reviews (films, books, novels, exhibits, plays, websites, etc.); poetry and short fiction; and travel narratives. View content and submission guidelines @ www.asj.upd.edu.ph. Submissions are welcome year-round. Send inquiries/manuscripts to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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