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The Newsletter 87 Autumn 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

Guest edited by Bonny Ling and Isabelle Cheng, the articles in this issue’s Focus present cross-disciplinary perspectives on the issue of human trafficking, written by authors who are experts in the history of slavery, statelessness, law and legal studies, literature, Asian studies, migrant rights and corporate responsibility, and others who are notably pushing for more public awareness and policy change to address human trafficking in their roles as legislators, documentary filmmakers and civil society advocates in the Asia Pacific.