The Concept of Sovereignty in Pre-Modern Asia: Its Socio-Political Implications
     Lilia S. LEDESMA

Kautilya and the Legalist Concept of State and Government: A Comparative Study
     Hermelindo BANICO

Eternal Dryad of the Indian Forest
     Anna F. MANGAHAS

Some Reflections about the Cofradia de San Juan Jose as a Philippine Religious Uprising
     David C. LEE

Anitism: A Survey of Religious Beliefs Native to the Philippines
     Stephen K. HISLOP

Gapang: The Practice of "Sleep-Crawling" in a Tagalog Community
     Carolyn C. ISRAEL

Peasant Society and Unrest prior to the Huk Revolution in the Philippines

The Political Style and the Democratic Process in Indonesia and the Philippines
     Yearn H. CHOI

General Artemio Ricarte y Garcia: A Filipino Nationalist
     Maria Pilar S. LUNA


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 @ Submissions are welcome year-round. Send inquiries/manuscripts to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.