Annual Holland Prize winning paper has been selected

The winner for the best paper published in Pacific Affairs, Volume 90 (2017) is:

Gambling on the Future: Casino Enclaves, Development, and Poverty Alleviation in Laos

by Kearrin Sims, James Cook University, Cairns, Australia

For more information and full text of the article

The William L. Holland Prize is awarded annually for an outstanding article published in Pacific Affairs during the preceding year that, in the opinion of the Editorial Board, best reflects the ideals of long-time editor Bill Holland in promoting international understanding of the spaces, practices, and peoples of Asia and the Pacific. Donate to Holland Prize Fund

Shortlisted Articles for Holland Prize

To be announced April 23rd

March Issue Now Available

The March issue of Pacific Affairs is now available in both print and online to our subscribers, for more details visit our current issue page.


Review Essay Now Available

As a tribute to the memory of Benedict Anderson we are releasing Apichai Shipper’s Review Essay “Anarchist Discourse in Asian Studies” ahead of publication. In this essay Dr. Shipper reviews four texts, one of which is UNDER THREE FLAGS: Anarchism and the Anti-Colonial Imagination by Benedict Anderson. Full text of the review essay.

Top 10 Articles of 2016

Visit our Top 10 page to find out which articles were most downloaded during 2016. There are two categories: the oldies which feature papers written between 1928 to 2010 and the recent papers from 2013-2016

All Book Reviews Freely Available Online

All book reviews received in the Pacific Affairs offices for publication in 2014 will be made freely available. Before they are officially published in an issue they will be available in our Forthcoming Book Reviews section.


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