Author Archives: journalofcontemporaryasia

Labour and Politics in Cambodia

“Labour and Electoral Politics in Cambodia” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2021.1963810) is a new article by Kristy Ward and Michele Ford, both of the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre, The University of Sydney in Australia. The abstract states: In 2013, the Cambodian People’s Party … Continue reading

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Institutions, Governance and China’s Mobile Game Industry

“Institutions, Chain Governance and the Predicament of Local Upgrading: A Case Study of Hangzhou’s Mobile Game Industry” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2021.1964034) is a new article by Shengjun Zhu of the College of Urban and Environmental Sciences and MOE Key Laboratory of Earth … Continue reading

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China’s Overseas NGO Law

“China’s Overseas NGO Law and the Future of International Civil Society” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2021.1955292) is a new article by Heike Holbig of the German Institute for Global and Area Studies, Hamburg and Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany and Bertram Lang of the … Continue reading

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Social Network Analysis of China’s Leadership

“Exploring Biographical Ties among Party and State Leaders in China: A Social Network Analysis” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2021.1954233) is a new article by Alexey Tokarev, Adlan Margoev and Alexey Prikhodchenko, all of the Institute for International Studies at the Moscow State Institute … Continue reading

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Wages of Burman-ness: Contradictions of Privilege in Myanmar

“Revisiting the Wages of Burman-ness: Contradictions of Privilege in Myanmar” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2021. 1962390) is a new article by Stephen Campbell of the School of Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and Elliott Prasse-Freeman of the Department of Sociology, National University … Continue reading

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A Books Deal

Cornell University’s Southeast Asia Program is giving away some spare copies! They say you pay the shipping, and we’ll send you any of the following that you might want: The SEAP Data Papers Series (full run) The Journal Indonesia (full … Continue reading

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Korean Debates on Colonial Modernisation vs. Colonial Plunder

“The ‘Peculiarities’ of Modernisation In Korea: Revisiting The Debate on ‘Colonial Modernisation’ vs. ‘Colonial Plunder’” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2021.1953110) is a new article by Hae-Yung Song of the Graduate School of International Studies, Korea University in Seoul. The abstract for the article … Continue reading

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Researching under authoritarian regimes

With authoritarianism becoming entrenched in Asia and democratic regimes attracted by repressive political strategies, it is appropriate to consider research strategies. “Reflections on Conducting Fieldwork under Digital Surveillance: Investigating Labour Politics in China’s Tech Industry” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2021.1955293) is a timely … Continue reading

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Japan’s Political Economy

The Japanese Economy is a new book by Hiroaki Richard Watanabe and published by Agenda Publishing. It is reviewed by Kwang-Yeong Shin of the Department of Sociology, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea. The book covers the political economy of Japan from … Continue reading

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Women Students and Japan’s New Left

Jan Bardsley of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has reviewed the book Coed Revolution: The Female Student in the Japanese New Left, authored by By Chelsea Szendi Schieder and published by Duke University Press. Most histories of … Continue reading

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