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The Newsletter 86 Summer 2020

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

The articles in this issue's 'the Focus' were guest edited by Aysun Makibayashi, and resulted from presentations during ICAS 11 (Leiden in 2019) on environmental issues, social activism and policy challenges.