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Journal of Asian Sociology

Journal of Asian Sociology

  • Frequency : 4 issues/year
  • ISSN : 2671-4574(Print) / 2671-8200(Online)
  • Publisher : The Institute for Social Development and Policy Research, Seoul National University, Korea
  • Editor in Chief : Kim, Hong Jung
Journal of Asian Sociology (JAS) is one of the most established academic journals for social science in English-language published by the Institute of Social Development and Policy Research (ISDPR) at Seoul National University. Founded as Bulletin of the Population and Development Studies Center in 1972 and evolving into Korea Journal of Population and Development from 1990 to 1997, and then Development and Society from 1998 to 2018, JAS has more than 40 years of history.
With its main focus on Asia, and especially the East Asian region, JAS provides path breaking works from social, cultural, political to economic field, and discusses various sociological issues such as inequality, social change, policy, labor, environment, social quality, demographic change and so on. The journal presents empirical analysis and theoretical discussions on important topics of modern society, including culture, economics, politics, demographics and the varied sociological issues that emerge in the Asian region.

Journal of Asian Sociology

Volume 48 Number 2, June 2019

Current Issue of Asian Sociology
  • What Can Sociology Do for East Asia, and Vice Versa?

    Myoungkyu Park

  • Political Ecology of a Spring: People’s Resistance to the Construction of a Hotel

    Abdul Kodir

  • Institutionalization of Precarious Legal Status: The Case of Ghanaian Refugee Applicants in Korea

    Rita Udor

  • The Critical Appraisal of Existing Comparison Methods: Bringing the Connected Histories into Chinese Stagnation Studies

    Sung Hee Ru

  • The Social Construction of a Market: Institutional Transformation of the Imported Automobile Market in Korea (1987-2018)

    Sang Min Lee