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2018 Impact Factors

The Web of Science has released its impact factors for listed journals for 2018 and the Journal of Contemporary Asia is now at 2.030. This IF is the highest JCA has achieved. In 2017, the reports list JCA as ranked … Continue reading

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Violence and the Origins of the New Order

In a new Review Article for JCA, Olle Törnquist of the Department of Political Science, University of Oslo, Norway reviews and discusses three recent books on the Indonesian counter-revolution and killings of the mid-1960s. The abstract for this detailed analysis, … Continue reading

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China and the Developing World

In another in his excellent series of book reviews, Kosmas Tsokhas examines a collection, China Steps Out: Beijing’s Major Power Engagement with the Developing World, edited by Joshua Eisenman and Eric Heginbotham and published by Routledge in 2018. China Steps … Continue reading

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State enterprises in China

After a long delay, articles and book reviews are finally beginning to appear at the publisher’s website. The first of these is a book review by Richard W. Carney of the China Europe International Business School in Shanghai, China. He … Continue reading

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Periodizing Capitalism and Capitalist Extinction

JCA co-editor Richard Westra’s latest book, Periodizing Capitalism and Capitalist Extinction offers the first systematic exposition and critique of the major approaches to periodizing capitalism, bringing to bear both deep rooted theoretical questions and meticulous empirical analysis to grapple with … Continue reading

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On India and Thailand

Given recent political events in India and Thailand, the JCA publisher has made two articles available for free download for the next couple of weeks. In light of the BJP’s likely election victory in India, the article “The Right Turn … Continue reading

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Entrenched illiberalism

New Mandala has posted a series of videos that were recorded at the “Entrenched Illiberalism in Mainland Southeast Asia” conference hosted at the Australian National University on 8–9 April 2019. The participants included several Journal of Contemporary Asia authors: Chit … Continue reading

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