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The Newsletter 83 Summer 2019

The Newsletter is published by IIAS 3 times a year, and distributed in both electronic and paper formats. Each issue includes a number of research essays, reviews of Asian studies publications, news about IIAS projects and programmes, a featured art exhibition, and pages edited by our regional partners. Order your free copy through

This issue's Focus section on 'Informal connectivity in transnational shadow exchanges' was guest edited by Tak-Wing Ngo; the articles seek to re-examine transnational informal exchanges across Asia and Eurasia from a bottom-up perspective.


The Portrait

The Portrait

Textile Research Centre, Leiden