Subscription & Fundraising Drive Summer 2020

The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus is a reader-supported journal. We invite your support at a time when the Asia-Pacific and our world is being turned upside down by the combination of US-China conflict in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic coinciding with economic, political, climate and nuclear crisis. We have raised more than $5,300 in our present drive. Thank you for your support. This drive will continue to August 1.

We have no corporate, foundation or university angel. Our ability to publish relies on our supporters. Your support allows us to provide the journal free to our 19,000 regular readers and thousands more around the world.

If you value the journal, please contribute anything you can on this page. You can pay by credit card or Paypal. On the same page, please subscribe to our semi-monthly email newsletter. We would like to keep in touch. 

Thank you,

Mark Selden for the editors



Articles by Michiel Baas

« Back to list

Michiel Baas holds a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Amsterdam. Between 2013-2019 he was a research fellow with the Asian Migration cluster of the Asia Research Institute (National University of Singapore). During this period he published extensively on the topic of Indian student-migration to Australia (also the topic of his PhD research); skilled migrants in Singapore; and the Indian migration industry facilitating the outflow of skilled workers to Asia and the Middle East. Besides that his research work engages with the topic of new middle class formation and social mobility in India, as well as on questions of gender, sexuality and masculinity. In August 2020 his next book will be published titled Muscular India: Masculinity, Mobility and the New Middle Class (Delhi: Context).