Our New Asian Academic Orientation
     Carlos P. ROMULO

Paksilavasmin's Introduction to his Nyayabhasyam

Buddhism and British Colonial Policy in Ceylon, 1815-1875
     Hans-Dieter EVERS

Religious and Cultural Ethos of Modern Japan
     Joseph M. KITAGAWA

Jose Rizal and Suehiro Tetcho: Filipino and Japanese Political Novelists
     Josefa M. SANIEL

Discovery of Japan by a New Englander: A Diary of William Cleveland, Captain's Clerk on Board the Massachusetts: An Introduction
     Madoka KANAI

Academia Sinica of the Republic of China
     Veichow C. JUAN

Chinese and Primitive Language: John Webb's Contribution to 17th Century Sinology

Fundamental Aspects of China's Geography Influencing China's Political Policies
     Harold J. WIENS

Bibliography of Materials Available in the Institute of Asian Studies Library on South and East Asia
     Martha B. SEGUERRA

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. 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.