Modern Asian Studies

(The median citation count of Modern Asian Studies is 1. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2019-06-01 to 2023-06-01.)
From Transience to Immanence: Consumption, Life-Cycle and Social Mobility in Kerala, South India60
From Indochine to Indochic: The Lang Bian/Dalat Palace Hotel and French Colonial Leisure, Power and Culture36
The Office of Akhbār Nawīs: The Transition from Mughal to British Forms32
MarketizingHindutva: The state, society, and markets in Hindu nationalism29
Dutch Income in and from Indonesia 1700–193827
From Gandhi to Violence: Ahmedabad's 1985 Riots in Historical Perspective26
Violence, Reconstruction and Islamic Reform—Stories from the Muslim ‘Ghetto’21
Waiting for the ‘Just King’: The Agrarian World of South-Central Java from Giyanti (1755) to the Java War (1825–30)19
Cows and Constitutionalism19
From Land to the Tiller to Land Liberalisation: The Political Economy of Gujarat's Shifting Land Policy18
From Kabul to Kiev: Afghan trading networks across the former Soviet Union17
Death and Celebration among Muslim Women: A Case Study from Pakistan17
From Plantation to Padi-field: The Origins of the Nineteenth Century Transformation of Java's Sugar Industry17
From Crisis to Community Definition: The Dynamics of Eighteenth-Century Parsi Philanthropy16
The Modernity of Caste and the Market Economy16
Measuring Living Standards in Different Colonial Systems: Some Evidence from South East Asia, 1900–194216
Petitioning and Political Cultures in South Asia: Introduction15
Mobility Towards Work and Politics for Women in Kerala State, India: A View from the Histories of Gender and Space14
From Rulers to Servants: The I.C.S. and the British Demission of Power in India14
Transition from Indian to British Indian Systems of Money and Banking 1800–185014
From Empire Defence to Imperial Retreat: Britain's Postwar China Policy and the Decolonization of Hong Kong13
One Asia, or Many? Reflections from connected history13
Transformation from Below in Bangladesh: Decentralization, local governance, and systemic change12
The Surface—Subsoil Form of Divided Ownership in Late Imperial China: Some Examples from the New Territories of Hong Kong11
‘Produce or Perish’. The crisis of the late 1940s and the place of labour in post-colonial India11
Negotiating Respectability: Comparing the experiences of poor and middle-class young urban women in India10
From Buddhist Icons to National Antiquities: Cultural Nationalism and Colonial Knowledge in the Making of Thailand's History of Art10
Exchanges of Professionals between the Public and Non-Governmental Sectors: Life-work Histories from Bangladesh9
From Custom to Right: The Politicization of the Village in Early Meiji Japan9
From Language to Script: Graphic practice and the politics of authority in Santali-language print media, eastern India8
From Negotiation to Coercion: Textile Manufacturing in India in the Eighteenth Century8
Manufacturing Village Identity and Its Village: The View From Nineteenth-Century Andhra8
Good Deeds: Parsi trusts from ‘the womb to the tomb’8
‘The Viceroys are Disappearing from the Roundabouts in Delhi’: British symbols of power in post-colonial India8
Southeast Asia ‘Inside Out,’ 1300–1800: A Perspective from the Interior8
Federating the Raj: Hyderabad, sovereign kingship, and partition8
Courts of Law and Styles of Self in Eighteenth-Century Madras: From Hybrid to Colonial Self7
Faraway Siblings, So Close: Ephemeral conviviality across the Wakhan divide7
Volatile Conviviality: Joking relations in Moscow's marginal marketplace7
The Glory of Ancient India Stems from her Aryan Blood: French anthropologists ‘construct’ the racial history of India for the world7
From Hell to Paradise? Voluntary Transfer of Convicts to the Andaman Islands, 1921–19407
A Dreadful Scourge: Cholera in early nineteenth-century India7
From Buddha Bones to Bo Trees: Nehruvian India, Buddhism, and the poetics of power, 1947–19567
From Landgrabbing to Landhunger: High Land Appropriation in the Plantation Areas of Sri Lanka during the British Period7
Writing History Sideways: Lessons for Indian Economic Historians from Meiji Japan7
Chinatowns and the Rise of China7
‘Performed Conviviality’: Space, bordering, and silence in the city6
A Master Narrative for the History of Pakistan: Tracing the origins of an ideological agenda6
The Transfer of Power, 19476
At the Crossroads of Empire and Nation-State: Partition, gold smuggling, and port cities in the western Indian Ocean6
From Subjects to Citizens? Rationing, refugees and the publicity of corruption over Independence in UP6
Corruption and Factionalism in Contemporary Punjab: An ethnographic account from rural Malwa6
From Subjects to Citizens: Society and the Everyday State in India and Pakistan, 1947–19706
An Introduction to the Language of the Historical Documents from Rājasthān6
Fitness for Modernity? The YMCA and physical-education schemes in late-colonial South Asia (circa1900–40)5
Bullion for Trade, War, and Debt-Relief: British Movements of Silver to, around, and from Asia, 1760–18335
Japanese Aggression and the Emperor, 1931–1941, from Contemporary Diaries5
Regulating the Terminal Economy: Difference, disruption, and governance in a Papuan commercial hub5
Beyond Colonial Dichotomies: The deficits of Spain and the peripheral powers in treaty-port China5
The Emergence of the Informal Sector: Labour legislation and politics in South India, 1940–605
From Orientals to Imagined Britons: Baghdadi Jews in Shanghai5
The Response to Rural Reform in an Overseas Chinese Area: Examples from Two Localities in the Western Pearl River Delta Region, South China15
A View from Mecca: Notes on Gujarat, the Red Sea, and the Ottomans, 1517–39/923–946 H.5
The Advance of Marketization in North Korea: Between political rigidity and economic flexibility5
Voices From The Kelantan Desa 1900–19405
A Rule of Proprietary Right for British India: From revenue settlement to tenant right in the age of classical legal thought4
Sino-Foreign Business Networks: Foreign and Chinese banks in the Chinese banking sector, 1890–19114
China's World's Fair of 1910: Lessons from a Forgotten Event4
Indian Petitioning and Colonial State-Formation in Eighteenth-Century Bengal4
Urban Politics in the Local Kingdoms of India: A View from the Princely Capitals of Saurashtra under British Rule4
From (Violent) Protest to Policy: Rearticulating authority through the National Youth Policy in post-war Nepal4
The Nilgiri Tribal Systems: A View From Below4
Indonesian Islamic Socialism and its South Asian Roots4
From Moral Exemplar to National Hero: The transformations of Trần Hưng Đạo and the emergence of Vietnamese nationalism4
Documents in Chinese from the Chinese Secretary's Office, British Legation, Peking, 1861–19394
‘For how Long can your Pīharwāle Intervene?’: Accessing natal kin support in rural North India4
Marginal Hubs: On conviviality beyond the urban in Asia: Introduction3
Settling the Citizen, Settling the Nomad: ‘Habitual offenders’, rebellion, and civic consciousness in western India, 1938–19523
‘From Our Side Rules Are Followed’: Authorizing bureaucracy in Nepal's ‘permanent transition’3
Weak Ties in a Tangled Web? Relationships between the Political Residents of the English East India Company and their munshis, 1798–18183
Interrupted Sovereignties in the North-East Frontier of British India, 1787–18703
Legal Mediators: British consuls in Tengyue (western Yunnan) and the Burma-China frontier region, 1899–19313
Collaboration and British Military Recruitment: Fresh perspectives from colonial Punjab, 1914–19183
In the Presence of Witnesses: Petitioning and judicial ‘publics’ in western India, circa 1600–18203
Illegal Border Crossers and Unruly Citizens: Burma-Pakistan-Indian borderlands from the nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries3
The Cosmopolitan Moment in Colonial Modernity: The Bahá’í faith, spiritual networks, and universalist movements in early twentieth-century China3
Dynamics of Memory and Religious Nationalism in a Sino-Vietnamese Border Town3
Getting out of Hand? Examining the discourse of ‘character amnesia’3
‘What You See is What You Get’: Local journalism and the search for truth in Lyari, Karachi2
Reluctant Reconciliation: South Korea's tentative détente with North Korea in the Nixon era, 1969–722
Children, Emotion, Identity and Empire: Views from the Blechyndens' Calcutta Diaries (1790–1822)2
Money and Meaning in Elections: Towards a theory of the vote2
From Campsie to Kedgeree: Scottish Enterprise, Asian Trade and the Company Raj2
‘If I Speak, They Will Kill Me, to Remain Silent Is to Die’: Poetry of resistance in General Zia's Pakistan (1977–88)2
The Petition as Event: Colonial Bombay,circa1889–19142
Negotiating Uncertainty in Late-Socialist Vietnam: Households and livelihood options in the marketizing countryside2
From Bonded to Industrial Labour: Precarity, Maoism, and ethnicity in a modern industrial factory in western Nepal2
Cornelis Matelief, Hugo Grotius, and the King of Siam (1605–1616): Agency, initiative, and diplomacy2
The Sewing-Machine in Colonial-Era Photographs: A record from Dutch Indonesia2
The Ahl-e-Hadith: From British India to Britain2
Producing Monyul as Buffer: Spatial politics in a colonial frontier2
In the Name of Anticommunism: Chinese practices of ideological accommodation in the early Cold War Philippines2
Between Sovereignty and Legitimacy: China and UNESCO, 1946–19532
‘Useful’ and ‘Earning’ Citizens? Gender, state, and the market in post-colonial Delhi2
The Transportation of Narain Sing: Punishment, Honour and Identity from the Anglo–Sikh Wars to the Great Revolt2
A Laboratory for a Composite India? Jamia Millia Islamia around the time of partition2
Decolonizing Nationalist Racism? Reflections on travel writing from mid-twentieth century Kerala, India2
A Response to ‘One Asia, or Many? Reflections from connected history’2
Folk Art and the Art Books: Who Speaks for the Traditional Artists? - The Art of Mithila: Ceremonial Paintings from an Ancient Kingdom. By Yves Vequaud, translated from the French by George Robinson. 2
Solidarity in Three Acts: Narrating US black freedom movements in China, 1961–662
‘At Least the Government is Watching out for us Now’: Dalit perceptions and experiences of governance and cash transfers in three villages in Sarlahi, Nepal2
‘Controlling from Afar’ Open Communications and the Tao-Kuang Emperor's Control of Grand Canal-Grain Transport Management, 1824–18261
Ethnic Conflicts in Hillside Borderlands. A study on headhunting in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Taiwan1
Warriors and States: Military labour in southern India, circa 1750–18001
The School Diary in Wartime Japan: Cultivating morale and self-discipline1
The Great Second World War Vietnam and Java Famines1
Poor Man's Crop: Evading opium monopoly1
Producing a Distant Centre: The role of wilderness in the post-Mao Tibetan Buddhist revival1
Publicity, Civil Liberties, and Political Life in Princely Hyderabad1
Toddy, Race, and Urban Space in Colonial Singapore, 1900–591
Power, Patronage, and the Candidate-nomination Process: Observations from Bangladesh1
Homo Hierarchicus: The Caste System and its Implications. By Louis Dumont. Translated from the French by Mark Sainsbury. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, The Nature of Human Society Series; London, 1970. Pp. 1
Edge of Enlightenment: The Akbar tradition and ‘universal toleration’ in British Bengal1
Doctoring the Body and Exciting the Soul: Drugs and consumer culture in medieval and early modern Iran1
Meet the Abrahams: Colonial Law and a Mixed Race Family from Bellary, South India, 1810–631
Of Music and the Maharaja: Gender, affect, and power in Ranjit Singh's Lahore1
From Sepoy to Film Star: Indian interpreters of an Afghan mythic space1
From Empiricist Conflation to Distortion: Caste in South Asia1
Embodying Maoism: The swimming craze, the Mao cult, and body politics in Communist China, 1950s–1970s1
A Bureaucracy of Rejection: Petitioning and the impoverished paternalism of the British-Indian Raj1
Danger and Difference: Teatime at the northeast India-Bangladesh border1
Civil Address and the Early Colonial Petition in Madras1
Petitions and Local Politics in the Late Mughal Empire: The view from Kol, 17411
The Haiphong Shipping Boycotts of 1907 and 1909–10: Business interactions in the Haiphong-Hong Kong rice shipping trade1
Saritā and the 1950s Hindi Middlebrow Reader1
Losing the Waterways: The Displacement of Khmer Communities from the Freshwater Rivers of the Mekong Delta, 1945–20101
‘Civis Indianus sum’?Ambedkar on democracy and territory during linguistic reorganization (and partition)1
The Lesson from the Disciples: Is there a Contradiction in Gandhi's Philosophy of Action?1
Reimagining Asia: Indian and Australian women crossing borders1
Sanjhi: ‘Rang Sey Roshni’ From Colour to Light1
Jiagongchang Household Workshops as Marginal Hubs of Women's Subcontracted Labour in Guangzhou, China1
Petitions, the City, and the Early Colonial State in South India1
The Cripps Mission - The Transfer of Power 1942–7. Volume I. The Cripps Mission, 01–04 1942. Edited by Nicholas Mansergh and E. W. R. Lumby. H.M.S.O.: London, 1970. Pp. lxiii, 928, map, illustrations,1
Nominalism: Negotiating ethnicity and Christian identity in contemporary Yunnan1
Combating ‘Filth’: The temple, the state, and urbanization in late nineteenth-century Puri1