Asian Studies Association of Australia

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Asian Studies Review

Asian Studies Review is listed in the Social Sciences Citation Index® and Arts and Humanities Citation Index®.
Published by Routledge for ASAA.

Asian Studies Review, the flagship journal of the Asian Studies Association of Australia, is a multidisciplinary journal of contemporary and modern Asia. The journal sets out to showcase high quality scholarship on the modern histories, cultures, societies, languages, politics and religions of Asia through the publication of research articles, book reviews and review articles. It welcomes the submission of research articles from across the broad spectrum of the social sciences and humanities on all the regions of Asia and on international and transnational issues in which Asia is the major point of focus. Asian Studies Review sets out to publish a balanced mixture of articles in both traditional and emerging disciplines. The invited review articles and book reviews published in Asian Studies Review provide a vital point of articulation between the scholarship on display in the research articles and the broader world of Asian Studies.

"State of the art" essays and surveys of major intellectual trends in Asian countries are particularly sought. The journal also incorporates a strong book review section, and guest-edited "special issues" are an increasingly prominent feature. At a time when it is becoming increasingly difficult to find publishers for edited collections, academic journals are becoming important sites for thematic groupings of papers that emerge from conferences, workshops, and collaborative research projects.

Subscription Information

A copy of the ASR is sent out to all current members of the ASAA. If your subscription lapses, you will not receive the next copy of ASR. For example, if your membership expires on 30 June 2013, and you do not renew your membership by 31 July 2013, you will not receive the September issue of ASR. To check your membership status, or to enquire about a missing copy of the ASR, please contact the ASAA Honorary Treasurer.

Editorial Board

The journal's editor in chief is Dr Michael Barr from the School of International Studies, Flinders University. The Assistant Editor is Ms Anne Platt.

The journal has an international Editorial Board with Regional Editors and Review Editors covering all the major Asian regions, and Thematic Editors and Review Editors for specialist disciplinary approaches. The Regional and Thematic Editors coordinate the reviewing of submitted manuscripts while Reviews Editors commission and process book reviews and review essays. (Please note that Asian Studies Review does not accept unsolicited book reviews.)

Editor in Chief:
Dr Michael Barr
Flinders University

Assistant Editor:
Anne Platt
University of Queensland

Editorial Assistant:
Wang Junyi
Flinders University

Regional, Thematic and Reviews Editors:

Regional and Thematic Editors (articles)

Central and West Asia

Luca Anceschi (La Trobe University)


David Brophy (University of Sydney

Gender and Sexuality

Laura Dales Dales (University of Western Australia)

International Relations

David Walton (University of Western Sydney)


Rebecca Suter (The University of Sydney)


Greg Evon (University of New South Wales)

Media and Culture

Terence Lee (Murdoch University)


Susanne Schech (Flinders University)

Political Economy and International Politics

Toby Carroll (City University of Hong Kong)

South Asia

Devleena Ghosh (University of Technology, Sydney)

Southeast Asia

Mina Roces (University of New South Wales)

Review editors (books)                                  

Central and West Asia

David Radford (University of South Australia)


Jason Lim (University of Wollongong)

Culture, Gender and Sexuality

Claire Maree (University of Melbourne)

International Relations and Migration

Melissa Curley (University of Queensland)


Kayoko Hashimoto (University of Queensland)


Greg Evon (University of New South Wales)


Terence Lee (Murdoch University)

South Asia

Monika Barthwal-Datta (University of New South Wales)

Southeast Asia    

Jean Gelman Taylor (University of New South Wales)

Peer Review Statement

All research articles accepted for publication in Asian Studies Review must represent original research and will undergo rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymised refereeing by two anonymous referees. All review, invited, opinion, and reflective papers in the journal also undergo editorial screening and peer review.


The Review is published by Taylor and Francis and is distributed internationally.

Information for Authors

How to Submit a Manuscript to Asian Studies Review:

All submissions should be made online at the Asian Studies Review Manuscript Central site:

Authors should follow the journal’s guidelines for submission as closely as possible because manuscripts that do not conform to the guidelines may be returned for revision.
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 For further information about Asian Studies Review please contact the Editor in Chief: