Rising Asia Journal
ISSN 2583-1038
Rising Asia Foundation

VOLUME 2, ISSUE 2
(SUMMER) MAY TO AUGUST 2022

CONTENTS

COLUMNS

LONG SHIH ROME
WAR AND SOCIETY
EUROPE’S SENSE OF TIME LOST AT THE EDGE OF WAR

ROMEN BOSE
THE SEARCH FOR BALANCE IN MALAYSIAN POLITICS
WILL MALAYSIA’S NEXT GENERAL ELECTION FINALLY SEE POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC POWER SHARED BETWEEN THE CHINESE AND MALAYS? 

TOH HAN SHIH
HONG KONG REMEMBERS
REMOVING MONUMENTS WILL NOT ERASE THE MEMORY OF TIANANMEN

VASUKI SHASTRY
INDONESIAN FOREIGN POLICY IN TRANSITION
END OF THE AGE OF INNOCENCE

RESEARCH ARTICLES

RYAN MITRA
JAPAN IN THE GREYZONE: STRATEGY AND SELF-DEFENSE IN EAST ASIA

TIAN MASHUANG
THE INVENTION OF A “COMMON ENEMY”: U.S. ARMED INTERVENTIONS OVERSEAS, FROM KOREA TO IRAQ

FILM/DIASPORA STUDIES

JING CHEN
MULAN: THE FEARLESS, PATRIOTIC, WARRIOR-HEROINE AS WOMEN’S LIBERATOR IN CHINESE POPULAR CULTURE, 1939-2020

RYAN KERR
(RE)VIEWING QUEER DIASPORAS:
HAPPY TOGETHER AND NEW NATIONAL ALLEGORIES OF HONG KONG

MARIETTA KOSMA
ON MIGRITUDE: AN INNOVATIVE FORM OF FEMININE DIASPORIC IDENTIFICATION IN THE NEO-LIBERAL NATION STATE

 

Photo credits: Front cover, top left, a 1939 poster of the film, Maiden in Armour; and right: Mulan in battle armor. Both photos are in the public domain.

Bottom: Japanese soldiers from the 22nd Infantry Regiment of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force train in urban assault with American soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Brigade, on October 17, 2008 during a bilateral exercise at Fort Lewis’ Leschi Town. Image is in the public domain. Photo by the courtesy of the U.S. Army, http://www.army.mil