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Asian Studies Review: A multidisciplinary journal of contemporary and modern Asia Volume 42, Issue 1, 2018

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Special Issue: Contestations of Gender, Sexuality and Morality in Contemporary Indonesia
Guest Editors: Maria Platt, Sharyn Graham Davies, and Linda Rae Bennett
  • Moralising Rhetoric and Imperfect Realities: Breastfeeding Promotions and the Experiences of Recently Delivered Mothers in Urban Yogyakarta, Indonesia – Belinda Rina Marie Spagnoletti, Linda Rae Bennett, Michelle Kermode & Siswanto Agus Wilopo
  • Virtually (Im)moral: Pious Indonesian Muslim Women’s Use of Facebook –
    Hanny Savitri Hartono
  • From Divine Instruction to Human Invention: The Constitution of Indonesian Christian Young People’s Sexual Subjectivities through the Dominant Discourse of Sexual Morality – Teguh Wijaya Mulya
  • Skins of Morality: Bio-borders, Ephemeral Citizenship and Policing Women in Indonesia – Sharyn Graham Davies
  • Migration, Moralities and Moratoriums: Female Labour Migrants and the Tensions of Protectionism in Indonesia –Maria Platt

Other articles

  • Dynamics of Nuclear Power Policy in the Post-Fukushima Era: Interest Structure and Politicisation in Japan, Taiwan and Korea –Sung Chull Kim & Yousun Chung
  • Power List Reform: A New Constraint Mechanism for Administrative Powers in China – Hong Gao & Adam Tyson
  • The Trap of Neo-patrimonialism: Social Accountability and Good Governance in Cambodia –Danilo Vuković & Marija Babović
  • Contesting Disciplinary Power: Transnational Domestic Labour in the Global South – Linda A. Lumayag

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 (incoming)

Michael Barr, Flinders University (outgoing)

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, Anthony Milner and Virginia Hooker, Australian National University.