Latest Issue


Staging Japan: The Takarazuka Revue and Cultural Nationalism in the 1950s–60s'

VOLUME 39, ISSUE 3, 2015

In this issue:
– ‘Staging Japan: The Takarazuka Revue and Cultural Nationalism in the 1950s–60s’
– ‘Transnationalism and the Evolution of Post-National Citizenship in Japan’
– ‘Sounding the Journey: The Silk Road Journey (602–664 CE) in Daylight, Moonlight Kitarō Live In Yakushiji’
– ‘Miyazaki Hayao and the Aesthetics of Imagination: Nostalgia and Memory in Spirited Away’
– ‘Ghostly Remains and Converging Memories: Yūshūkan and the Australian War Memorial Exhibit the Pacific War’

About the 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.


Michael Barr, Flinders University

Past editors

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 and AC Milner,  Australian National University.