The Georgetown Journal of Asian Affairs is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal published by the Asian Studies Program in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. The Journal publishes social science papers written on issues relevant to politics, security, economy, culture, and society of contemporary Asia, including Pakistan and Afghanistan. In addition, each issue features policy viewpoints and interviews on timely topics in Asian affairs.

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  • Georgetown Journal of Asian Affairs Vol. 4 No. 1 

    Fahy, Sandra; Milly, Deborah; Baird, Ian; Thurston, Anne; Hayton, Bill (Georgetown University. School of Foreign Service. Asian Studies Program., 2018)
  • The Chinese Communists Find Religion: The Struggle for the Selection of the Next Dalai Lama 

    Thurston, Anne (Georgetown University. School of Foreign Service. Asian Studies Program., 2018)
    Lhamo Thondup was just two years old when he was recognized as the reincarnation of the Thirteenth Dalai Lama. The Great Thirteenth, as he is popularly known, had died in Lhasa in 1933 at the age of fifty-eight. The team ...
  • Abe’s Choice for Japan: Thriving Migration without Immigration 

    Milly, Deborah (Georgetown University. School of Foreign Service. Asian Studies Program., 2018)
    It may be tempting to think that Japan’s demographic trends would provide an incentive for adopting major immigration policy reforms, but so far, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has chosen to tread carefully, calling for massive ...
  • The South China Sea: Where Tiny Rocks Make Big Waves 

    Hayton, Bill (Georgetown University. School of Foreign Service. Asian Studies Program., 2018)
    On 1 May 2016, hundreds of angry Vietnamese marched through central Ho Chi Minh City, upending the meaning of International Workers’ Day. Rather than celebrating the global brotherhood of labor in its struggle against ...
  • How to Get Over a Border 

    Fahy, Sandra (Georgetown University. School of Foreign Service. Asian Studies Program., 2018)
    Safety and survival cannot be guaranteed in getting over borders. The caveat is dependent on person and place: depending on the citizenship and country of residence of an actor in question, some of the techniques elaborated ...

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