Hongsa, Sayabouli Province, Laos (2008). Photograph by Caroline Finlay, http://www.carolinefinlay.com. Used by permission.

Carrying on with the Journal of Asian Studies' tradition of disciplinary eclecticism, the current issue includes essays by three anthropologists (Rosalind C. Morris, Michael J. Hathaway, and Guido Sprenger), two sociologists (David T. Johnson and Seungsook Moon), one historian (Micah S. Muscolino), a specialist in literature (Jesse Ross Knutson), and two political scientists writing together as a team (Brad Williams and Erik Mobrand). The mix of regions to which these authors turn their attention reflects the broad spectrum of locales that engage members of the Association for Asian Studies. Central Asia, an area that featured prominently in the February issue, does not get renewed attention here. On the other...

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