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Asian Studies Review: A multidisciplinary journal of contemporary and modern Asia Volume 43, Issue 2, 2019

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Perceptions of Meritocracy in Singapore: Inconsistencies, Contestations and Biases – Terri-Anne Teo

Open or Bordered? Singapore, Industrialisation and Malaysian Workers – Stephen Dobbs & Kah Seng Loh

Confucianism and Capitalist Development: From Max Weber and Orientalism to Lee Kuan Yew and New Confucianism – Sophie Pezzutto

Electoral Secularism in Singapore: Political Responses to Homosexuality – Walid Jumblatt Abdullah

So Similar, So Different, So Chinese: Analytical Comparisons of the Confucius Institute with its Western Counterparts – Xin Liu

The Ethics of Social Care in Indonesia: Women’s Perspectives on Care in Politics, Development and Policy – Tanya Jakimow, Kurniawati Hastuti Dewi & Asima Yanty Siahaan

Corporate Social Responsibility, Human Rights and Clothing Workers in Bangladesh and Malaysia – Vicki Crinis

The Entrepreneurial Developmental State: What is the Perceived Impact of South Korea’s Creative Economy Action Plan on Entrepreneurial Activity? – Ramon Pacheco Pardo & Robyn Klingler-Vidra

Reform of State-owned Enterprises in China: The Chinese Communist Party Strikes Back – Hong Yu

About Asian Studies Review

Asian Studies Review 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 social sciences and humanities on all Asian regions and on international and transnational issues in which Asia is the major focus.

Asian Studies Review aims to publish a balanced mixture of articles in traditional and emerging disciplines.  The invited review articles and book reviews reflect both the scholarship on display and the broader world of Asian Studies.

From 1977 until 1990 Asian Studies Review was known as the ASAA Review.  It joined Blackwell Publishing in 1998 and moved to Taylor & Francis in 2004.

Peer review

All research articles undergo rigorous double-blind peer review based on initial screening by the editor and two anonymous referees. All reviews, invited opinion, and reflective papers also undergo editorial screening and peer review.


David Hundt, Deakin University

Past editors

2012-2018: Michael Barr, Flinders University
2009-2012: Peter Jackson,  Australian National University
2004-2009: Maila Stivens, University of Melbourne
1998-2004: Kam Louie, University of Queensland and Australian National University
1993-1998: Leon Comber, Monash University
1990-1992: Robert Elson, Griffith University
1977-1989: Anthony Reid, John Caiger, Jamie Mackie, Anthony Milner and Virginia Hooker, Australian National University.