All information on each article—author affiliation, contact information, abstract, etc.—are available in the articles themselves. Image credits can be found below.


Margins and Mobilities in Asia
Janus Isaac NOLASCO


Ang Amo at Maamo: Pangangamuhan among the Ayta Mag-indi of Pampanga
Kara Patria DAVID
Difficult but Necessary: Migration Narratives, Aspirations, and Remittance Behavior of OFWs in Hong Kong and Taiwan and their Families
Soledad DALISAY and Michael Lim TAN
Exploration and Commitment to Ethnic Identity among Malaysian University Students
Su-Hie TING and Marcus Gee-Whai KHO


The Intramuros Project: Performing Heritage, Performed Ethnography, and Documentary Performance
Sir Anril TIATCO, Bryan VIRAY, and Olivia Kristine NIETO


The Global Reach of East Asian Art, Past and Present: A Review Essay
A General’s Lament: Quiet Fury and Deep Regret in Emilio Aguinaldo’s Postwar Poetics about the Filipino Nation, Heroes and Memory-Making


Tuberculosis – The Singapore Experience: Disease, State and Society, 1867–2018 by Loh Kah-Seng and Li Yang Hsu
Reviewed by Michael Lim TAN
Underground Asia: Global Revolutionaries and the Assault on Empire by Tim Harper
Reviewed by Luis Zuriel DOMINGO
The Jakarta Method: Washington’s Anticommunist Crusade and the Mass Murder Program that Shaped Our World by Vincent Bevins
Reviewed by Tenny KRISTIANA
Moral Politics in the Philippines: Inequality, Democracy and the Urban Poor by Wataru Kusaka

Reviewed by Aries ARUGAY


Adventure, Data Gathering and Building Networks in Indonesia
Chasing Waves: Reflections on Southeast Asian Fisherfolk
Axle Christien TUGANO


Madness in Independence
Margaret CHAVEZ
Of Borders
Noel Christian MORATILLA


Trinidad: The Three Who Knock
Antonio SISON
The Eve
Michelle Marie SANTOS


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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.