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Asian Studies Review: A multidisciplinary journal of contemporary and modern Asia Volume 43, Issue 4, 2019

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Embodied Notions of Belonging: Practices of Beauty among Waria in West Papua, Indonesia – Terje Toomistu

Remigration and Re-establishing Home: The Turbulent Lives of the Returned Overseas Chinese in Yingde, Guangdong – Chee-Beng Tan & Qichun Lin

Theorising Sensory Cultures in Asia: Sociohistorical Perspectives – Kelvin E. Y. Low

Beyond the Chaebol? The Social Purpose of Entrepreneurship Promotion in South Korea – Robyn Klingler-Vidra & Ramon Pacheco Pardo

The Contestation of “Good Politics”: Explaining Conflict and Polarisation in Thailand – Thannapat Jarernpanit

Scale of Change: The Small Group in Chinese Politics, 1919–1921 – Shakhar Rahav

The “Smart Work” Myth: How Bureaucratic Inertia and Workplace Culture Stymied Digital Transformation in the Relocation of South Korea’s Capital – Joon-Young Hur, Wonhyuk Cho, Geon Lee & Sarah Hendrica Bickerton

Transgression as a Postfeminist Masquerade: The Representation of Female Perpetrators in Hong Kong Crime Films – Tingting Hu

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.