Eduardo C. TADEM


The Emergence of Asian Intellectuals
       Resil MOJARES

When the Leading Goose Gets Lost: Japan’s Demographic Change and the Non-Reform of its Migration Policy
       Gabriele VOGT

A Critique of Government-Driven Multicultural Policy in Korea: Towards Local Government-Centered Policies
       Kee Ho YANG

Diverging Narratives: Lives and Identities of Japanese-Filipino Children in the Philippines
       Marrianne UBALDE

From Tortillier to Ingsud-Ingsud: Creating New Understandings concerning the Importance of Indigenous Dance Terminology in the Practice and Kinaesthetics of the Sama Igal Dance Tradition


Southeast Asian Studies in Peking University
       Maohong BAO

Towards the Autonomy of the People of the World: Need for a New Movement of Movements to Animate People's Alliance Processes
       Ichiyo MUTO

The Philippine Platform for Indigenous People's Rights
      Giovanni REYES


America's Informal Empires: Philippines and Japan (edited by Kiichi Fujiwara and Yoshiko Nagano)
      Reviewed  Jose Wendell CAPILI

The Japanese in the Philippines 1880s to 1980s by Terami MOTOE-WADA
      Reviewed by Erwin S. FERNANDEZ

Collective Killings in Rural China during the Cultural Revolution by Yang SU
      Reviewed by Krysty CHOI


Ano ang Saysay ng Aking Pagtula (What is the Worth of my Poetry)
      Wiji THUKUL (Filipino Translations by Ramon GUILLERMO and English Translations by Eden LAYDA)

Balada ng Bala (The Ballad of the Bullet)
      Wiji THUKUL (Filipino Translations by Ramon GUILLERMO and English Translations by Eden LAYDA)

Buo pa rin ako at ang mga Salita ay hindi pa Nadudurog (I am Still Whole and the Words have not yet been Destroyed)
      Wiji THUKUL (Filipino Translations by Ramon GUILLERMO and English Translations by Eden LAYDA)

      Celine SOCRATES

Maple Song
      Thomas David CHAVES

About the Authors

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.