Rising Asia Journal
Rising Asia Foundation

Published Three Times a Year in Winter/Spring, Summer, and Autumn for the Rising Asia Foundation (RAF)

EDITORIAL OFFICE

Rising Asia Journal
32 T, New Road, Alipore, Kolkata 700027, West Bengal, India

 

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

HARISH C. MEHTA
PhD, McMaster University, Canada; former Lecturer at University of Toronto, McMaster, and Trent University; and former Senior Indochina Correspondent, The Business Times of Singapore.
harish.mehta@utoronto.ca 

CONSULTING EDITOR

SITARAM SHARMA
B. Com, MBA,
Honorary Consul-General of the Republic of Belarus in Kolkata; and ex-Chairman, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Government of India.
sharmasitaram2011@gmail.com 

 

ASSOCIATE EDITORS

ANG CHENG GUAN
Professor, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore. (International History and Politics of Southeast Asia),
iscgang@ntu.edu.sg

JANGKHONGAM DOUNGEL
Professor, Department of Political Science, Mizoram University, Aizawl (Local/Regional Politics & Socio-Economic Development of Mizoram, and Autonomy Movements in the North East)
jdoungel@gmail.com

 

ASSISTANT EDITORS

BOOKS
Mohini Maureen Pradhan
mohinipcal53@gmail.com

FILM STUDIES
Raka Mukherjee
rakamukherjeeofficial@gmail.com

RESEARCH
Hemalatha Sridhar
tatsugarde@gmail.com

Hussena Calcuttawala
hussenacal@gmail.com

COLUMNS
Valentina Notts
valentinanotts@gmail.com     

PUBLISHING EXECUTIVE 
Roshni Subramani
sales.risingasia@gmail.com

EDITORIAL BOARD

Julie Banerjee Mehta
Former Lecturer, University of Toronto and York University, currently Professor, Loreto
College, Calcutta (Postcolonial and Gender Theory, World Literatures, Diaspora Studies and Southeast Asian Culture), juliemehta57@gmail.com

Suchorita Chattopadhyay
Professor, Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University (Comparative Literature, Japan, and Asian Diasporas), suchoritachattopadhyay@yahoo.com

Ajay Dandekar
Professor, Director Humanities & Social Sciences, Shiv Nadar University (International Relations, China, Geostrategy), ajay.dandekar@snu.edu.in

Craig Etcheson
PhD (International Relations), University of Southern California; currently Visiting Scientist at Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Transitional Justice, Genocide Studies, and Cambodia), etcheson@ix.netcom.com

Tuan Hoang
Associate Professor of Great Books, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California (Modern Vietnamese Intellectual and Religious History, Vietnamese American History, and Vietnamese Catholicism), tuan.hoang@pepperdine.edu

Sanjay Kathuria
PhD (Economics), University of Oxford; Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, and Ashoka University, Sonipat, India; Senior Fellow, Centre for Policy Research and former Lead Economist, World Bank (South Asian Trade and Investment, India's North East, Global Economy, Economic Growth, and Competitiveness), sanjaykathuria@gmail.com

Veronica Khangchian

Assistant Professor, Department of Conflict Management & Peace Initiatives, Martin Luther Christian University, Shillong; and former Assistant Professor (Sociology), University of Delhi (Ethnicity & Conflict, Migration, and Peace Processes in Northeast India), verokarujiliu@gmail.com

Vimal Khawas
Associate Professor & Head of Department of Peace & Conflict Studies and Management, Sikkim University, Gangtok (the Himalayan region, Sikkim, Nepal, Environmental Studies/Security, Development Studies, Urban and Regional Planning), vkhawas@cus.ac.in

Shubhrajeet Konwer
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Gauhati University (India's North East, Foreign Policy, Security, and Border Studies), sk489@gauhati.ac.in

Siddharth Mallavarapu
Department of International Relations and Governance Studies, Shiv Nadar University (Disciplinary histories of International Relations, Theories of IR in the Global South, Asia in World Affairs, Comparative Political Thought, and Critical Security Studies), siddharth.m@snu.edu.in

Medha
Department of International Relations and Governance Studies, Shiv Nadar University (South Asian Historical International Relations, Postcolonial and Decolonial approaches, Identities, Ideologies and Religion, and Discourse Theory), medha@snu.edu.in

Md Mizanur Rahman
PhD Fellow, School of Cultural and Critical Studies, Bowling Green State University, Ohio (American Studies, Environmental Humanities, Cultural and Critical Theory), mohrah@bgsu.edu

Biswajit Mohapatra
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong (Politics, International Relations and Foreign Policy; and India's North East), biswajitm1@gmail.com

Gurjit Singh
Former Ambassador of India to Germany, Indonesia, ASEAN, Ethiopia and the African Union; currently honorary Professor of Humanities, Indian Institute of Technology, Indore (Japan, Indonesia, ASEAN, Africa and Europe), ambassadorgurjitsingh@gmail.com

Vu Duong Luan
Research Fellow, Institute of Vietnamese Studies and Development Science, Vietnam National University, Hanoi (History of Vietnam, Early Modern East Asia, China-Southeast Asia Interactions, and Asian Borderland Studies), luanvuduong@gmail.com


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Sitaram Sharma

RISING ASIA FOUNDATION TRUST FOUNDER CHAIRMAN
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BOARD OF ADVISORS

Rohinton Babaycon,
Darjeeling tea industry senior executive and consultant.

Suchorita Chattopadhyay,
Professor, Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University.

Ajay Dandekar,
Director, Humanities & Social Sciences, Shiv Nadar University.

Amartya Dutta Gupta,
Director, Unit Group.

Arijit Ghose,
Director, Nirvana Resorts, Kurseong.

Sanjay Kathuria,
Senior Visiting Fellow, Centre for Policy Research; and former Lead Economist, World Bank.

Rajika Mittra,
Country Head & Strategic Partnerships (India, Hong Kong, Philippines)
Promax Asia Pte Ltd, Singapore.

Raj Sharma, Technopreneur, Singapore.

Arun Narain Singh,
Vice Chairman, Goodricke; and Chairman Tea Vision Trust.

Shivank Pratap Singh,
Lawyer, Supreme Court of India, and Delhi High Court.

Gurjit Singh,
former Ambassador of India to ASEAN, Germany and the African Union.

 

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