Monthly Archives: August 2019

Issue 5 for 2019 published

Issue number 5 of Volume 49 of the journal has gone to print and is available electronically at the publisher’s site. This is a special issue titled Two Decades of Reformasi in Indonesia: An Illiberal Turn? and guest edited by … Continue reading

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Cold War, Japan and US Covert Action

“US Covert Action in Cold War Japan: The Politics of Cultivating Conservative Elites and its Consequences” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2019.1652841) is authored by Brad Williams of the Department of Asian and International Studies, at the City University of Hong Kong. This article … Continue reading

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Unproductive Activities and the Rate of Surplus Value in Korea

A fourth article for a forthcoming Special Issue on Marxism in Asia, guest edited by Rick Westra, has been published. “Unproductive Activities and the Rate of Surplus Value at the Industry Level in Korea, 1995–2015” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2019.1651884) is by Dong-Min … Continue reading

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Crazy Rich Thais (free download)

Update: Now available for free download, but only for a short time. Kevin Hewison has a new article with JCA. “Crazy Rich Thais: Thailand’s Capitalist Class, 1980–2019” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2019.1647942). As well as being editor-in-chief of the journal, Kevin is with … Continue reading

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Alec Gordon

Sadly, we learned today that Alec passed away in the early hours of this morning, Bangkok time. His passing comes after a stroke he suffered about a month ago. He was 88 and was fit and healthy until his stroke. … Continue reading

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Green Designs for 21st Century Socialism

Green Designs for 21st Century Socialism is a new blog post by co-editor Richard Westra at The Bullet. Richard is an International Adjunct Professor at the Center for Macao Studies, University of Macao. His latest book is Periodizing Capitalism and … Continue reading

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Alec Gordon (updated)

Alec Gordon has been with JCA pretty much since the journal began almost 50 years ago. He has published many times with us, most recently on his long-term research “A Last Word: Amendments and Corrections to Indonesia’s Colonial Surplus 1880–1939” … Continue reading

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10,000 downloads

A JCA article has reached the milestone of 10,000 downloads, the first to do so. The article article is Hugo Dobson’s “Is Japan Really Back? The “Abe Doctrine” and Global Governance” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2016.1257044). Hugo is with the School of East … Continue reading

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Authoritarianism in Asia

In a new book review for JCA, Michael D. Barr of the College of Business, Government and Law at Flinders University in Australia has reviewed Authoritarian Modernism in East Asia by Mark R. Thompson, and published by Palgrave Macmillan. While … Continue reading

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Marxian Ratios in South Korea, 1980–2014

A third article for a forthcoming Special Issue on Marxism in Asia, guest edited by Rick Westra, has been published. “Trends of Marxian Ratios in South Korea, 1980–2014” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2019.1643488) is by Guhyeon Jeong of the Department of Political Economy … Continue reading

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