Logistical Worlds: Infrastructure, Software, Labour (book review)

Book review by Juan Alberto Ruiz Casado. Abstract This book comprises 11 different chapters written by different authors but revolving around the same topic: how globalization and the dynamics of logistics, information software, geopolitics, neo-capitalism, and other factors are affecting the world and, especially, labor markets and workers. Most of …

Are Alternatives Available?: A Case Study of Mui Wo

Article by Christine Chow. Abstract: Since 2008, numerous land movements have been opposing government-led developmental projects in the New Territories. These projects are considered as hybrid products of developmentalism, predatory capitalism, as well as Sino-Hong Kong regional integration. To respond to the government projects, land movements bring out divergent opinions of …

The Contemporary Narratives of the 1960s Social Movements in Hong Kong: Notes on Wong Bik-wan’s The Death of Lo Kei

Article by Ip Po Yee. Abstract: Wong Bik-wan, a famed Hong Kong writer, published her novel The Death of Lo Kei in 2018 in response to the 1960s and 2010s social movements in Hong Kong. As mentioned by most critics, the novel’s aesthetic uniqueness lies in the form of intertwining …

Manifestations of Neoliberal Policies in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

Article by Hazem D. S. Al-massry. Abstract: Since the establishment of the Palestinian Authority (PA) in 1994, the PA has applied neoliberal policies on the areas which fall under its control. Moreover, all development plans have been created for the Palestinian Authority with the help of international organizations and institutions that promote …

Can subaltern speak in Chen Chieh-jen’s art? A singularity revealed by the possibility of failure in the dialogue

Article by Lin Shih Chun. Abstract: Taiwan-born Chen Chieh-Jen has become a very popular artist in recent years. He began to receive attention because of his works Revolt in the Soul & Body. In these works, the Genealogy of Self is the most special. Genealogy of Self is a picture …

The Geostrategic Location of Myanmar and its Influence on the Rohingya Conflict

Article by Hanne Van Regemortel. Abstract: The aim of this research article is to investigate the connection between the Rohingya conflict and economic developments within Arakan State in Myanmar. The Rohingya conflict is often framed as an exclusively ethnic and/or religious conflict while little attention has been paid to the …

Realigning a nation: Understanding Duterte’s foreign policy shift

Article by Fernan Talamayan. Abstract: Recent developments between China and the Philippines paint a rosy picture of cooperation that is closer than ever, with Philippine President Duterte’s move towards the emerging regional power that postures a foreign policy shift for many is too close for comfort. This article argues that the …

Sabarimala: A Reflection On Freedom of Religion and Practice in India

Article by Feeza Vasudeva. Abstract: The following article is a reflection on the Sabarimala Temple issue in India. The Supreme Court of India ruled against the practice of not allowing entry to women of menstrual age inside the temple. So far, discussion of the issue has largely been limited to …