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Asian Perspective is the peer-reviewed social sciences journal of world/comparative politics of the Institute for Far Eastern Studies, Kyungnam University. Published quarterly, Asian Perspective has devoted its pages to critical analysis of the global, regional, and transnational issues affecting East Asia for over 30 years. Bringing cogent, thought-provoking examination of the significant developments in Asia and the world as they unfold to the scrutiny of its readership, Asian Perspective continues to promote a healthy exchange of ideas among scholars, students, and policymakers. The journal also has successfully operated its annual Guest Editor system since 1999. As of 2011, Asian Perspective is published by Lynne Rienner Publishers. Full issues and articles can be found at http://journals.rienner.com/loi/aspr.

Current Issue


Vol. 41 No. 2 Apr.–Jun. 2017
Privatization and Authoritarian Regimes in East Asia
Introduction: The Politics of State-Owned Enterprise Reform in
South Korea, Laos, and Vietnam

Mark Turner, Michael O’Donnell, and Seung-Ho Kwon

Efficiency Versus Public Good:
Electricity Privatization in South Korea
Seung-Ho Kwon and Joseph Kim

Reforming State-Owned Enterprises in Vietnam:
The Contrasting Cases of Vinashin and Viettel
Nguyen Manh Hai and Michael O’Donnell

Trial and Error in State-Owned Enterprise Reform in Laos
Latdavanh Songvilay, Sthabandith Insisienmay, and Mark Turner

Rethinking the Consequences of Postcolonial and Postdivision Korea
Colonialism and Contested Membership:
Shifting Sense of Belonging and Postcolonial Division in Korea
Jin-Yeon Kang

The Discursive Origins of Anti-Americanism in the Two Koreas
Kab Woo Koo

Engagement with North Korea
Evaluating the Scope of People-to-People Engagement
in North Korea, 1995–2012

Andrew I. Yeo

Book Review Essay
Origins and Consequences of South Korea’s Social Development
Walter C. Clemens Jr.

Forthcoming Issue


Vol. 41 No. 3 Jul.–Sept. 2017
Democracy in East Asia
Popular Value Perceptions and Institutional Preference for
Democracy in “Confucian” East Asia

Young-Hee Chang, Jack Junzhi Wu, and Mark Weatherall

Domestic and Foreign Policies in South Korea
Between Globalization and Nationalism:
The Politics of Immigration in South Korea
Seo-Hyun Park

The Enemy of My Ally Is Not My Enemy:
The ROK-US Alliance and ROK-Iran Relations, 1978–1983
Lyong Choi and Jong-dae Shin

North Korean Politics
Political Transition in North Korea in the Kim Jong-un Era:
Elites’ Policy Choices

Seung-Yeol Lee

Security in East Asia
Domestic Motivation and the Case of the East China Sea ADIZ:
Diversion or Mobilization?

Szu-chien Hsu and Hsiao-Chi Hsu

An Asian Way to Safeguard Food Security:
Transnational Farmland Investment
Scott Y. Lin

Book Review Essay
Empires Old and New
Walter C. Clemens Jr.
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