Changing Labor Markets in a Globalizing Asia: Challenges for Asian Trade Unions
     Rene E. OFRENEO

A Comparative Study of Chinese Education in the Philippines and Malaysia
     Ellen H. PALANCA

Preventive Diplomacy in the Asia Pacific: Challenges and Prospects for the ASEAN Regional Forum 
     Raymund Jose G. QUILOP

The China Challenge to ASEAN Solidarity: The Case of the South China Sea Disputes 
     Aileen San Pablo BAVIERA

Southwest Pacific Dialogue: Indonesia's Newest Leverage in the Asia Pacific 
     Joefe B. SANTARITA


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.