Othering in Asia: An Introduction
     Janus Isaac NOLASCO and Michelle PALUMBARIT


Receiving a New Kind of Others: Korean Tourism in the Philippines
    Mari-Elina EKOLUOMA
Local History from Below: The Pulahanes of Masbate, Philippines (1898–1905)
    Renato PELORINA 
Avenging the Entertainer and the Comfort Woman: Japanese Theatrical Forms in Anton Juan Jr.’s Tuko! Tuko!
    Melissa Vera MARAMARA 


Aileen Baviera, PhD (1959–2020): A Multilateral Life
    Janus Isaac NOLASCO
Insurgencies in Northeast India: The Case of the Gorkhaland Movement
    Debajit DATTA and Chandreyi SENGUPTA
A Lauriat of Chinese Filipino Dishes
    Caroline HAU
Performing the Traditional Fiesta in Batanes: Pistang Chavayan in Sabtang Island, Philippines
    Sir Anril TIATCO


An Introduction to Yōkai Culture: Monsters, Ghosts, and Outsiders in Japanese History
    Reviewed by Alona GUEVARRA
Genocide on the Mongolian Steppe: First-hand Accounts of Genocide in Southern Mongolia during the Chinese Cultural Revolution, Vol. I
    Reviewed by Jason MORGAN
The State Department Boys: Philippine Diplomacy and its American Heritage
    Reviewed by Wogie TABU-PACALA


Border-Crossing as a Latin American Scholar of Asia: A Year Back in an (Un)Likely City for Asian and Southeast Asian Studies
    Jorge BAYONA
No Storm "Shall Return" Without a Promise of Safety: Reflections on a Visit to Tacloban Six Years after Yolanda
    Leonardo MUNALIM


A Morning in Pratunam
    Eunice Barbara NOVIO
Pinoy Patriot no. 1
    Noel Christian MORATILLA


About the Contributors

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.