Critical Asian Studies

(The median citation count of Critical Asian Studies is 1. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-01-01 to 2024-01-01.)
Economic power of the politically powerless in the 2019 Hong Kong pro-democracy movement42
Hashtag activism: social media and the #FreeYouth protests in Thailand30
Gender and authoritarian populism: empowerment, protection, and the politics of resentful aspiration in India30
Governing (through) trustworthiness: technologies of power and subjectification in China’s social credit system19
From social drama to political performance: China’s multi-front combat with the Covid-19 epidemic18
Disruptors’ dilemma? Thailand’s 2020 Gen Z protests15
The white ribbon movement: high school students in the 2020 Thai youth protests13
Gender, labor migration and changes in small-scale farming on Vietnam's north-central coast11
As far apart as earth and sky: a survey of Chinese and Cambodian construction workers in Sihanoukville11
Fragmented restrictions, fractured resonances: grassroots responses to Covid-19 in China11
Subterranean infrastructures in a sinking city: the politics of visibility in Jakarta11
Sticky rice in the blood: Isan people’s involvement in Thailand’s 2020 anti-government protests10
Myanmar’s military coup and the elevation of the minority agenda?9
Defending lands and forests: NGO histories, everyday struggles, and extraordinary violence in the Philippines9
Myanmar’s hidden-in-plain-sight social infrastructure: nalehmu through multiple ruptures8
The tiger and the tube well: malevolence in rural India8
The ethics of United Nations sanctions on North Korea: effectiveness, necessity and proportionality7
Writing war, and the politics of poetic conversation6
Fiction, fraud, and formality: the legal infrastructure of property speculation in Cambodia6
Policy responses to COVID-19 and discrimination against foreign nationals in South Korea6
The politicization of everyday life: understanding the impact of the 2019 Anti-Extradition Law Amendment Bill Protests on pro-democracy protesters’ political participation in Hong Kong6
The Tongpo case: indigenous institutions and environmental justice in China6
COVID-19’s impact on Nepalese migrants: families. Vulnerability, coping strategies, and the role of state and non-state actors5
North Koreans’ public narratives and conditional inclusion in South Korea5
Neoliberalizing cultural landscapes: Bali’s agrarian heritage5
#Papuanlivesmatter: black consciousness and political movements in West Papua4
Averting “Carmageddon” through reform? An eco-systemic analysis of traffic congestion and transportation policy gridlock in Metro Manila4
Network discrimination against LGBTQ minorities in Taiwan after same-sex marriage legalization: a Goffmanian micro-sociological approach3
Performative secularism: school-sponsored prayer in China's National College Entrance Exam3
Good attachment in the Asian highlands: questioning notions of “loose women” and “autonomous communities”3
“Vision without action is merely a dream”: a conversation with Li Yinhe3
Nostalgic nationalists in South Korea: the flag-carriers’ struggles3
Governance and state–society relations in Vietnam during the COVID-19 pandemic3
Localizing global concepts: an exploration of Indigeneity in Cambodia2
Time-Space Companions: Digital Surveillance, Social Management, and Abuse of Power During the Covid-19 Pandemic in China2
A quiet revolution? Village head elections and the democratization of rural Indonesia2
Rebuffing Bengali dominance: postcolonial India and Bangladesh2
“The people’s commune is good”: precarious labor, migrant masculinity, and post-socialist nostalgia in contemporary China2
Ecological narratives of forced resettlement in Cold War Malaya2
The geopolitical alignments of diverging social interests: the Sino-Soviet split and the Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas, 1966–19672
Surviving Pemakö’s pluriverse: Kunga Tsomo, the goddess, and the LAC2
The Party-State’s Hegemonic Project and Responses from Civil Society: The Case of Service-oriented NGOs in China2
Precarity and Islamism in Indonesia: the contradictions of neoliberalism2
The Korean War and the environment2
The case of the missing maps: cartographic action in Ho Chi Minh City2
Fresh News, innovative news: popularizing Cambodia’s authoritarian turn2
“I am the land and I am their witness”: placemaking amid displacement among Lumads in the Philippines2
Green silk roads, partner state development, and environmental governance: Belt and road infrastructure on the Sino-East African frontier2
The cultural politics of childcare provision in the era of a shrinking Japan2
Cold War, state-building and social change: perspectives from two Southeast Asian borderlands2
Turning Marx on His Head? North Korean Juche as Developmental Nationalism1
Crime Talk and Male Criminality: Ethnographic and Historical Perspectives on Malaysia, 1978-20181
Ethnic Vietnamese and the Khmer Rouge: the genocide and race debate1
Against oblivion: art and hindered transitional justice in Taiwan1
Subject making with Chinese characteristics: gender, sexuality, and Chineseness in neoliberal popular and public imaginaries1
Prosecution reform and the politics of faking democracy in South Korea1
Theulama, the state, and politics in Malaysia1
The making of a local deity: the Patriarch of Sanping’s cult in post-Mao China, 1979–20151
Unveiling Class Discourse: Its Articulation and Generation in Chinese Labor Struggles1
The war that destroyed America: Afghanistan’s coming bill1
Decolonizing knowledge of and from Okinawa1
The Golden Triangle is in the papers1
The swan song of Chinese labor NGOs: Wang Bing's “Bitter Money” (2016) and Wen Hai's “We the Workers” (2017)1
Elite family politics in Laos before 19751
“We used to have lice … ” interethnic imagery in post-war upland Laos1
Only in the Philippines? Postcolonial exceptionalisms and Filipina feminisms1
Competing for opium profits: the Japanese Empire and imperial subjects in Manchukuo, 1932–19371