It is with great sadness we announce that the International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies (IJAPS) has lost one of its editorial board members, Prof. Dr. Mario Rutten, who passed away around Christmas time.
Prof. Dr. Mario Rutten was Professor of Comparative Sociology and Anthropology of Asia at the Department of Anthropology and the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research at the University of Amsterdam.
Mario Rutten had been the journal’s editorial board member since the inception of IJAPS in 2005. He was always been proactive and responsive to the journal’s needs. IJAPS has certainly benefited from his advice which enables the journal to continue achieving significant milestones.
Our thoughts are with his family and close associates.