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Berkeley Student Journal of Asian Studies

The Berkeley Student Journal of Asian Studies is an interdisciplinary student journal that bridges research at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Journal strives to broaden the study of Asian across disciplinary lines and to expand the Asian Studies community by promoting leadership and scholarship of Asia.

We are pleased to open submissions for contributions to the sixth edition of the Berkeley Student Journal of Asian Studies.

The submission deadline is January 15, 2016. For information on how to submit, please refer to our FAQ section.

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Sixth Edition Spring 2016
From Nation Building to Nation Buying: Selling a Neoliberal Version of Development in the "New India" — Adora Svitak
Is a Regional Agenda for Cooperation on Energy in South Asia a Sustainable and Pragmatic Solution for the Energy Crisis? — Bushra Samimi
Femininity and Costumes in the 1987 Adaptation of Hong Lou Meng — Janet Louie
Cross-Strait Relations: China's Daunting Military and Taiwan's Depreciating Capabilities — Janet Ying
Frankenstenian Monster of Japanese Colonialism: Leadership Succession System in North Korea in Comparison to the Chineses System — Young Kwon Yu
"Soft" Weapons: An Investigation of the Diplomatic Tactics of King Mongkut of Siam Leading up to the "Treaty of Friendship and Commerce between Siam and Great Britain" in 1855 — Scott Davis
Cognition's Embrace: Yogācāra Themes in the Writings of Thích Nhất Hạnh — Trent Walker
Ripple Effect of Waste — Plight of the City — Weng Lam Ao
pdf | 1,090k

Fifth Edition Spring 2015
Family Patriarchs as Tragic Figures in the Mahabharata and Ramayana — Vidhatha Reddy
Transnational Feminist Approaches to Languages and Identities of East Asian "Third Culture Kids" at UC Berkeley — Jinoh (Kahn) Ryu
Seeking Partnership: The Development of Human Rights in Cambodia since 1993 — Grayson Dimick
The State of Interethnic Relations in Post-Soviet Central Asia: A Cultural, Historical, and Political Perspective — Ari Shusterman
The Friendship of Karna and Duryodhana in the Mahabharata — Malayandi Palaniappan
The Ethicality of Chinese Investment in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: The Realist and Cosmopolitan Perspective — Veena Bhatia
pdf | 665k

Fourth Edition Spring 2014
Defiant Wives: Reading Transgressive Marriage in the Hindu Tradition — Marisa Mito
Two Versions of the Ramayana and the Concept of the Lokasamgraha — Maya Agarwal
The Damned Politics of Sarawak: Rethinking the Bakun Megaproject in Malaysia — Pisacha Wichianchan
An Assessment of the Conflict Management Tools of the Korean Conflict — Hoo Ri Kim
Policy Recommendation for the U.S. Government in Reaction to Japan's Possible Nuclear Energy Policy Reformation — Yuma Kuwata
pdf | 1,087k

Third Edition Spring 2013
How Does Ethnicity Affect Current China-Malaysia Relations? — Kankan Xie
Constructing "Culture" — Mark Portillo
The Success of Environmental NGOs in Suharto's Indonesia — Rachel Phoa
The Relevance of Kautilya's Arthashastra — Ramanathan Veerappan
Ainu and the Metaphors of Indigeneity: Land, History, Science, Law and Bodies — Valerie Black
Not so Singular: Laicization in Japanese Buddhism and Parallels in South Asia — Robert Bowers Curl
pdf | 2,114k

Second Edition Spring 2012
A Sociopolitical and Economic Analysis of Recent Shanghai Policies on Hukou and Migrant Worker Insurance — Dawei Ding
An Analysis of State-based Narratives in Pakistani and Indian Textbooks — Tara Yarlagadda
The Current Buraku Issue in Tokyo and Its Solutions — Muyang Chen
Deconstructing Japan's Military Globalism: The March to "Normal" Nationhood — Benjamin Knight
pdf | 11,076k

Inaugural Edition Fall 2010
Soviet Internationalism, Chinese Nationalism, and Early Kuomintang Struggles — Lin, James
Becoming Taiwanese — Tiberio, Alessandro
The Tokyo Tribunal — Horbinski, Andrea
Professor Interview featuring Lanchih Po — Tompkin, Nina
pdf | 617k


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