Academic Staff
Dr. SCALICE, Joseph

Assistant Professor, Department of History


PhD, MA, BA - University of California, Berkeley


(852) 3411 7616

Island Southeast Asia
The Philippines
Authoritarianism and Democracy
History of Communism
The Sino-Soviet Dispute



  • (2025) Aligned Rivalries: The Sino-Soviet Dispute in the Periphery. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, under contract.


  • (2023) The Drama of Dictatorship: Martial Law and the Communist Parties of the Philippines. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.


Association of Asian Studies (AAS) First Book Subvention Award, 2021

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Publication Award, 2022.


Philippines. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2023, forthcoming.


Journal Articles


  • (2023) “A Region in Dispute: Racialized Anti-Communism and Manila’s Role in the Origins of Konfrontasi, 1961-63.” Modern Asian Studies 57, no. 3, 1004-1026.


  • (2022) “A Deliberately Forgotten Battle: The Lapiang Manggagawa and the Manila Port Strike of 1963.” Journal of Southeast Asian Studies 53, no. 1-2, 226-251.


  • (2021) “Cadre as Informal Diplomats: Ferdinand Marcos and the Soviet Bloc, 1965-1974.” History and Anthropology 33, no. 3, 355-371.


  • (2021) “The Geopolitical Alignments of Diverging Social Interests: The Sino-Soviet Split and the Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas, 1966-67.” Critical Asian Studies 53, no. 1, 45-70.


  • (2021) “‘We Are Siding with Filipino Capitalists’: Nationalism and the Political Maturation of Jose Ma. Sison, 1959-61.” Sojourn: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia 36, no. 1, 1-39.


  • (2021) Zhou, T. and Joseph Scalice. “Reinvented Revolutionaries: Indonesian and Filipino Communist Exiles in China.” Diplomatic History 45, no. 3, 643-655.


  • (2018) “A Planned and Coordinated Anarchy: The Barricades of 1971 and the ‘Diliman Commune.’” Philippine Studies 66, no. 4, 481-516.


  • (2018) “Pamitinan and Tapusi: Using the Carpio Legend to Reconstruct Lower-Class Consciousness in the Late Spanish Philippines.” Journal of Southeast Asian Studies 49, no. 2, 250-276.


  • (2018) “Reynaldo Ileto’s Pasyon and Revolution revisited, a critique.” Sojourn: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia 33, no. 1, 29-58.


Book Chapters


  • (2024) “Cadre as Informal Diplomats: Ferdinand Marcos and the Soviet Bloc, 1965-1974.” In Strongman’s Brokers: Old Diasporas and New Networks in the Age of Populism, edited by Serkan Yolacan, Ameem Lufti, and Nisha Mathew, London: Routledge, forthcoming.


  • (2010) “Marxism and Philippine Theology.” In Marxism in the Philippines: Continuing Engagements, edited by Laura L. Samson and Teresa S. Encarnacion Tadem, Manila: Anvil Publishing, 191-213.