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BCAS v15n01

BCAS v15n01

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Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars - Critical Asian Studies
Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars - Critical Asian Studies

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Back issues of BCAS publications published on this site areintended for non-commercial use only. Photographs andother graphics that appear in articles are expressly not to bereproduced other than for personal use. All rights reserved.
Vol. 15, No. 1: January–February 1983
Peter Van Ness and Satish Raichur - Dilemmas of SocialistDevelopment: An Analysis of Strategic Lines in China, 1949-1981Edmund Lee - Economic Reform in Post-Mao China: An Insider’sViewEllen Judd - China’s Amateur Drama: The Movement to Popularizethe Revolutionary Model OperasRobert B. Marks - Class Relations and the Origins of RuralRevolution in a South China CountyElizabeth Lasek - Imperialism in China: A Methodological CritiqueRoland Higgins -
Prince of Pirates: The Temenggongs and the Development of Johore and Singapore, 1784-1855
, by Carl Trocki /A Review EssayCarl Trocki - In Response to Roland Higgins’ Review of 
Prince of   Pirates
Critical Asian Studies 
CCAS Statement of Purpose
Critical Asian Studies
continues to be inspired by the statement of purpose formulated in 1969 by its parent organization, the Committee of Concerned  Asian Scholars (CCAS). CCAS ceased to exist as an organization in 1979,but the BCAS board decided in 1993 that the CCAS Statement of Purpose should be published in our journal at least once a year.
We first came together in opposition to the brutal aggression of the United States in Vietnam and to the complicity or silence of our profession with regard to that policy. Those in the field of Asian studies bear responsibility for the consequences of their research and the political posture of their profession. We areconcerned about the present unwillingness of specialists to speak out against the implications of an Asian policy committed to en-suring American domination of much of Asia. We reject the le-gitimacy of this aim, and attempt to change this policy. Werecognize that the present structure of the profession has often perverted scholarship and alienated many people in the field.The Committee of Concerned Asian Scholars seeks to develop ahumane and knowledgeable understanding of Asian societiesand their efforts to maintain cultural integrity and to confrontsuch problems as poverty, oppression, and imperialism. We real-ize that to be students of other peoples, we must first understandour relations to them.CCAS wishes to create alternatives to the prevailing trends inscholarship on Asia, which too often spring from a parochialcultural perspective and serve selfish interests and expansion-ism. Our organization is designed to function as a catalyst, acommunications network for both Asian and Western scholars, a provider of central resources for local chapters, and a commu-nity for the development of anti-imperialist research.
 Passed, 28–30 March 1969 Boston, Massachusetts

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