Monthly Archives: November 2016

Professor Lee Poh Ping

We are saddened to report the passing of Professor Lee Poh Ping of the Institute of China Studies at the University of Malaya. Poh Ping graduated with a First Class Honours degree in History from  the University  of Malaya in … Continue reading

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JCA Prize 2017

The Editors of the Journal of Contemporary Asia are pleased to announce the annual award for the best article published in 2016. The judging panel awarded the Journal of Contemporary Asia Prize of $1,000, a letter of commendation and a … Continue reading

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On South Korea’s politics

JCA author Se-Woong Koo has been writing on contemporary politics in South Korea. The most recent opinion pieces at the New York Times are well worth considering. Se-Woon’s most recent op-ed is a call for President Park Geun-hye to resign … Continue reading

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Special economic zones

JCA author Eduardo Climaco Tadem has an op-ed at Rappler. Ed is in Asian Studies at the University of the Philippines Diliman and President of the Freedom from Debt Coalition. His op-ed, “The pitfalls of Special Economic Zones,” assesses the … Continue reading

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Defiance in Singapore

Editor emeritus of JCA, Peter Limqueco has contributed a new review. He takes a look at Living in a Time of Deception (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2016.1243253) by former political prisoner Poh Soo Kai and edited by Hong Lysa. Published in Singapore and … Continue reading

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Cambodia’s political forests

Governing Cambodia’s Forests. The International Politics of Policy Reform is a new book from NIAS Press and authored by Andrew Cock. It is reviewed for JCA by Frédéric Bourdier of the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), University Paris … Continue reading

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The military’s prerogative

Defect or Defend: Military Responses to Popular Protests in Authoritarian Asia is a book published in 2015 and authored by Terence Lee. It is reviewed at the JCA publisher’s website (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2016.1245355) by Hipolitus Yolisandry Ringgi Wangge. With the resurgence … Continue reading

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