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The Newsletter 84 Autumn 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

In this issue's 'the Focus', guest editor Ethan Mark explores the context of increasing liberalization and expansion of cross-border flows of human, economic, and intellectual capital, in which scholarship has moved increasingly towards a questioning of the ‘nation’ as the dominant determinant of history, identity, politics, economics, culture, and social life. 


The Portrait

The Portrait