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Asian Studies Review: A multidisciplinary journal of contemporary and modern Asia Volume 44, Issue 1, 2020

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Testing Times for Regionalism: Coping with Great Power Rivalry in the Asia–Pacific – Mark Beeson & Philomena Murray
Donald Trump and Post-Pivot Asia: The Implications of a “Transactional” Approach to Foreign Policy – Mark Beeson
Is ASEAN Finally Getting Multilateralism Right? From ARF to ADMM+ – See Seng Tan
Managing Security: Reimagining ASEAN’s Regional Role – Philomena Murray
Regionalism and Great Power Management in the Asia–Pacific: Complementary or Competing Forces? –Benjamin Zala
Regionalism as an Instrument for Global Power Contestation: The Case of China –Baogang He
Small Power Hedging in an Era of Great-power Politics: Southeast Asian Responses to China’s Pursuit of Energy Security – Rebecca Strating
Long-term Themes in Malaysian Foreign Policy: Hierarchy Diplomacy, Non-interference and Moral Balance – Anthony Milner
The Chinese Joint Family as a “White Lie”: Competing Visions of the Family in 19th-century Taiwanese Family Division Contracts – Timothy Yun Hui Tsu

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.