Editor's Introduction
     Maria Cecilia MEDINA


Re-examining Japanese Wartime Intellectuals: Kiyoshi Miki during the Japanese Occupation of the Philippines
     Gonzalo CAMPOAMOR II

Remembering 1965: Indonesian Cinema and the “Battle for History”
     Darlene Machell ESPENA

Chinese Aid in Southeast Asia Before the BRI: Solidarity or Business as Usual?
     Lermie Shayne GARCIA

Disaster, Resilience, and Social Capital: Filipino Students in the Aftermath of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake
     Lisette ROBLES and Tomohiro ICHINOSE


Pioneers and Legends: The Rise and Transformation of Asian Studies at the University of the Philippines’ Asian Center


The End of the National Cinema: Filipino Film at the Turn of the Century (2016) by Patrick Campos
     Reviewed by Ma. Diosa LABISTE 

Aura: The Gay Theme in Philippine Fiction in English (2012) by J. Neil Garcia
     Reviewed by Christopher WRIGHT 

Tulong: An Articulation of Politics in the Christian Philippines (2015) by Soon Chuan Yen
     Reviewed by Manuel SAPITULA 

Human Security and Climate Change in Southeast Asia: Managing Risk and Resilience (2013) edited by Lorraine Elliott and Mely Caballero-Anthony
     Reviewed by Hansley JULIANO 


A Pacific Pilipina in the Ocean of Palouse
     Tabitha Espina VELASCO 


To a Chinese Friend at Xiada
     Jose Duke BAGULAYA

Teh Tarik
     Pauline Mari HERNANDO

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..