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Journal of Contemporary Asia

The Journal of Contemporary Asia (JCA) is a peer-reviewed academic journal in the field of Asian studies. It was established in 1970 and is published quarterly by Routledge. It is currently edited by Kevin Hewison (Emeritus Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). One of its founders, Peter Limqueco is editor emeritus. The co-editors are Geoffrey Gunn (Emeritus Professor, Nagasaki University), Tak-Wing Ngo (University of Macau), Richard Westra (Nagoya University) and Toby Carroll (City University of Hong Kong).

Journal of Contemporary Asia  
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Discipline Asian studies
Language English
Edited by Kevin Hewison
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency 5 issues/year
Standard abbreviations
J. Contemp. Asia
ISSN 0047-2336 (print)
1752-7554 (web)
LCCN 78612738
OCLC no. 224503150

JCA is an established refereed publication, it appears quarterly and has done so since 1970. When the journal was established, it was conceived as providing an alternative to mainstream perspectives on contemporary Asian issues. The journal maintains this tradition and seeks to publish articles that deal with the broad problems of economic, political and social development of Asia. Articles on economic development issues, political economy, agriculture, planning, the working class, people’s movements, politics and power, imperialism and empire, international financial institutions, the environment, and economic history are especially welcomed. The journal also has a strong interest in the scientific development of theory that is of global significance, especially on the role of the state, class analysis, power and globalisation.

An important aim of the journal has been to publish the work of Asia-based researchers, those working in best traditions of critical political economy, and young researchers.

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the 2016 impact factor of the journal was 1.141. The 5-year impact factor is 1.184. It is listed in "Area Studies."

The current editorial board includes:

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