Janus NOLASCO


Hacienda Gomantong: The 1888 Chinese Immigration Decree, A German Tobacco Plantation and Chinese Laborers in Jolo, Sulu, Southern Philippines
     Jely GALANG
Discursive Opportunities and the Mobilization of Pro-Democracy Movements in Myanmar and China in the Late 1980s
     John Raymond JISON


For Whom Are Southeast Asian Studies?
     Caroline HAU
The Possible Worlds of Rafael Daniel Baboom: An Indian-Armenian Merchant in Manila
     Marilyn CANTA
The Political Changes of Indonesia (1965–1966) as Reported by The Manila Times: Its Impact on Southeast Asia as a Region
     Shinzo HAYASE


Beyond Offensive Realism: India’s Rise, U.S. Accommodation

     Don McLain GILL


Asian Place, Filipino Nation: A Global Intellectual History of the Philippine Revolution, 1887–1912
     Reviewed by Michael HAWKINS
Asian Slaves in Colonial Mexico: From Chinos to Indians
     Reviewed by Jorge BAYONA


A String of Specters: Reflections on the Haunting in Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Refugees
     Adrian ALARILLA
The Road to an Open Mind: Traveling and Learning to Live with Differences
     Chadwick Co SY SU


A Night in Dafen
     Pauline Mari HERNANDO
Gwangju Blues
     Noel Christian MORATILLA 
kilometer Hong Kong
     Lawdenmarc DECAMORA 
Macabebe, after reading Ginsberg’s Howl for the umpteenth time
     Lawdenmarc DECAMORA
Beta / Meta
     Lawdenmarc DECAMORA
     Rosella TORRECAMPO


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.