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IJAPS Vol. 17, No. 2

We are pleased to announce the latest publication of the International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies, Vol. 17, No. 2.

All articles in this latest issue can be accessed via this link.

We take this opportunity to thank our contributors, reviewers and the production time for making this yet another timely publication.

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New Publication: Perspectives

We are pleased to announce the latest publication of Perspectives that tackles the important topic of Pandemic Politics and the Peripheries.

This second Perspectives publication features two prominent scholars: Victor King on The Covid-19 Pandemic and the Marginalised: Tourism as a Southeast Asian Case and Kathryn Robinson on Global Inequality, the SDGs and COVID-19: What About Women (and Girls)?

To visit the Editor-in-Chief’s editorial note and the respective Perspectives articles, please visit this link.

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Announcement – Call for Book Reviews

IJAPS welcomes critical book reviews that are relevant to the study of Asia Pacific in the following disciplines: politics, history, indigenous languages and literature, religion, man and the environment, ethno-history, anthropology, cultural heritage, social issues, economic development, war and conflict resolution, prehistory and archaeology, and the arts.

The books to be reviewed should be:

  1. recent / latest publications that have been produced within the last one year
  2. innovative and original, or provide findings that are relevant or significant to the field

If you are interested in reviewing a book for us, please contact the Book Review Editors, Dr. Tan Chee Seng (tancs@usm.my) and/or Dr. Ku Boon Dar (kubd@usm.my), with details of the book (author, title, publisher, and publication year).

IJAPS also welcomes recommendations of new books for review in IJAPS, which should ideally be accompanied by suggestions of suitable reviewers for the recommended books.

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IJAPS New Look & Section

IJAPS is pleased to make two important announcements:

First, our website has been updated with a new banner and logo design that better reflects who we are and what our journal is about.

Second, today we officially launch a new section titled Perspectives, which aims to capture significant views and voices about Asia Pacific in the here and now. 

Published twice a year, and focused on specific themes, Perspectives features experts from academia and other fields, including the arts, performance and the media, who share their perspectives on topical issues that are relevant to their work and Asia Pacific.

Brought to you in this inaugural publication are three eminent scholars:  (1) Shirley Geok-lin Lim, an award-winning poet and author, and Professor Emerita of English Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara; (2) Louise Edwards, the Scientia Professor of Chinese History at the University of New South Wales, Sydney; and (3) Ooi Keat Gin, formerly Professor of History from USM, the founding editor of IJAPS, and presently the Honorary Advisor of IJAPS.

Click here to go to the Perspectives section.

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IJAPS Vol. 16, No. 2

We are pleased to announce the latest publication of the International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies, Vol. 16, No. 2.

All articles in this latest issue can be accessed via this link.

We take this opportunity to thank our contributors, reviewers and the production time for making this yet another timely publication.

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IJAPS Vol. 16, No. 1 (2020) Published

We are pleased to inform you that the latest issue of the International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies (IJAPS), Vol. 16, No. 1 (Jan 2020) is now online, featuring the following contributions:

  • Local community and policy maker perspectives on sustainable livelihoods, tourism, environment and waste management in Siem Reap/Angkor, Cambodia, by Tahmina Rashid
  • Empowerment issues in Japan’s care industry: Narratives of Filipino nurses and care workers under the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) labour scheme, by Ron Bridget T. Vilog, Ma. Keren Happuch D. Arroyo and Tezla Gael G. Raquinio
  • The centrality of “fringe history”: Diaspora, the Internet and a new version of Vietnamese prehistory, by Liam C. Kelley
  • The “Pauk Phaw” narrative and China’s relations with Myanmar since the 1950s, by Zhu Tingshu and Morakot Meyer
  • Book review: Ethnic and religious identities and integration in Southeast Asia, by Victor T. King

All articles can be accessed via this link.

On behalf of the publisher and the journal, we congratulate our authors and contributors, and we look forward to publishing more quality research works in the future.



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IJAPS Winner of CRÈME 2019

The International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies (IJAPS) is once again selected as the recipient of the CRÈME award for year 2019, accorded by the Ministry of Education Malaysia.

The award was first introduced in 2015 under CREAM (which has now been rebranded to CRÈME) as a recognition to highly performing scholarly journals in the country. It is also an incentive to promote continued excellence in research and publications, maintaining visibility in major databases, and attracting top researchers to showcase their breakthrough findings.

The award ceremony was held on 5 November 2019 at Zenith Hotel, Putrajaya. IJAPS was represented by Associate Editor, Dr. Grace V.S. Chin.

This is the third time IJAPS given the award, after winning it in 2015 and 2016.

The journal and the publisher, Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia are honoured with this recognition.

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IJAPS Vol. 15, No. 2 (2019) Published

We are delighted to inform our readers that the second, latest issue of the International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies for 2019 (Vol. 15, No. 2) is now published.

In this latest publication, six contributions and articles of of diverse disciplines and geographical spread are made available for downloads. All of the contents published are licensed under Creative Commons (CC-BY).

Articles published are as the following:

The journal and the publisher, Penerbit USM (USM Press) thank our contributors, reviewers and readers for their continued support to the journal.

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IJAPS Vol. 15, No. 1 (2019) Published

The International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies is delighted to inform our readers that our latest publication, Vol. 15, No. 1 (January 2019) is now published.

In this latest issue, articles of multi disciplines and geographical spread are made available for downloads. All of the contents published are open access and licensed under Creative Commons (CC-BY).

Full articles can be accessed and downloaded here.

The journal and the publisher, Penerbit USM (USM Press) thank our contributors, reviewers and readers for their continued support to the journal.

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IJAPS Vol. 14, No. 2 (2018) Published

We are delighted to inform our readers that the second, latest issue of the International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies for 2018 is now published.

In this latest issue, 10 articles of diverse disciplines and geographical spread are made available for downloads. All of the contents published are licensed under Creative Commons (CC-BY).

Article list:

The journal and the publisher, Penerbit USM (USM Press) thank our contributors, reviewers and readers for their continued support to the journal.

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