Thematic Issue of Terrae Incognitae “The Explored” | Deadline: October 31, 2018

Proposals for this thematic issue of our journal, presently in its 50th year in print, will examine the experience of being explored. Contributions will ideally feature the perspective of exploration through first-hand accounts and develop a critical engagement with the subject matter that also elevates typically underrepresented voices, perspectives, and experiences within the context of exploration history. Terrae Incognitae publishes material relating to any period of exploration history up to the mid-twentieth century.

Please send 150-word abstracts stating the subject of the contribution as well as its critical frame, citing as necessary examples of the primary and secondary literature that will feature prominently in the submission, to the editor, Dr. Lauren Beck ( no later than May 30, 2018. Full-length manuscripts prepared according to the journal’s style guide will be due October 30, 2018 and undergo double-blind peer review. The issue will be published in mid-2019.

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Prison and Religion in the Global South | Deadline: October 31, 2018

The journal Social Sciences and Missions is now planning a special issue on Prison and Religion in the Global South.

Prisons build an important interface of social and religious concern. They are communities operating with limited connection to the outside world and with their own resilient communal life. Penal communities are often dominated by prison gangs. Yet there are aspects to communal life in prison that are outside of gangs’ control, among them an occasionally vibrant religious life independent of outside initiative. At the same time, religious groups of Christian, Buddhist, Islamic, or other provenience, and, to a smaller extent, non-religious NGOs play a crucial role in bridging the gap between prison community and outside world. They provide crucial services that mitigate the hardships of prisons. For some religious groups, prisons offer an excellent ground for religious propagation and recruiting of followers. They see religious renewal in prison as a particularly striking and publicly attractive form of demonstrating the power of faith in transforming people.

Most scholarly research on religious interaction with penal populations relate to North America or Europe. Focusing on religions and prisons in the Global South, this special issue invites contributions from social science and religious studies.

Topics include but are not limited to

  • Religious and missionary agents in prison: motives, goals, and interests
  • Religious propagation in penal contexts: strategies and methods
  • Independent or indigenous religion in the penal context and its interaction with missionary initiatives;
  • Religion, gang culture, and penal community life
  • Conversion, conversion narratives, and deconversion in the penal context
  • Religious ministry in prison and its effectiveness in rehabilitation
  • Faith and adjustment to prison life
  • Religion and prison administration: convergences and tensions
  • State administration of religious affairs in prison
  • Religion, penal politics, and human rights
  • Comparative approaches to religious ministry in different penal contexts of the Global South
  • Chaplains and volunteers in prison ministry
  • Religion and restorative justice
  • Religious influences on penal ideologies
  • Religion and the death penalty
  • New Religious Movements in prison

We invite contributions of original research with a maximum length of 8,000 words. We encourage interested contributors to first submit by email an abstract of around 100 words by April 30, 2018 in order for us to gain a preliminary understanding of your submission plans. Please send your abstract to the guest editor Tobias Brandner ( or or the journal’s editor Jayeel Cornelio ( You may also contact either one of them for further information and questions. Please take note of the submission guidelines that can be found on the journal’s website (

Submission deadline for the full paper: October 31, 2018. 

Call for Papers for Re:locations: Journal of The Asia-Pacific | Deadline: November 16, 2018

Re:locations - Journal of the Asia-Pacific World  is a peer-reviewed graduate journal, hosted by the Asian Institute at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs. Re:Locations is inviting submissions for its 2019 volume. The Re:locations editorial team are writing to inquire if you would help us to circulate the attached call for papers.

In order to foster dialogue among a wide range of scholars interested in Asia and the Pacific, we invite quality submissions from graduate students in any discipline who are conducting research related to the Asia-Pacific world.

About the journal: “In acknowledgement of shared histories of migration, cultural exchange, and trade—and a simultaneous recognition of the exciting but underdeveloped potential of comparative research—Re:locations disrupts traditional delineations of Asia to highlight a broadly Pacific-centric perspective. Geographically, the journal spans East, Southeast, and South Asia, Australasia, New Zealand, Polynesia and Oceania, the Americas, and other places that are connected to the Pacific world.

Re:locations: Journal of The Asia-Pacific World is inviting submissions for its second volume. Re:locations is seeking papers, reviews, poetry, translations, and visual artwork that examine the Asia-Pacific world from cultural, environmental, economic, political, and historical perspectives. For important information on how to submit, please visit our journal website:

Call for Papers for Special Issue of Geneology on "Familial Naming Practices" | Deadline: 30 December 2018

We are thrilled to begin our editorship with a special issue on naming practices in family history, a topic particularly dear to both of us. This Special Issue of Genealogy invites submissions on the topic of “Familial Naming Practices” to examine ancestral naming and naming practices or patterns, specifically surnames. Surname can be used as an entry point to learning more about historical demographics and family make-up throughout the etymological family history. We acknowledge and honor, “A person’s given name is a badge of cultural identity” because “the names that people bear are determined in large part by the culture that they belong to” (Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges, 1990, p. vii).

Manuscripts may focus on topics around identity and belonging in association with names, naming practices, and changing of names--particular surnames during immigration. Some potential areas of focus may include the following, although other submissions are welcome and encouraged:

Diversity and naming
Nationality, ethnicity, and naming
Family names via origin through profession, birthplace/location, or kinship
Immigration and recognition
Immigration patterns and name changes
Patronymic surnames
Race, gender, and naming
Familial naming patterns, including traditional patterns and faith-based application
Research associated with modified or changed surnames due to xenophobia
Names associated with location
Enslaved persons and naming
Cultural identities
Because the literature surrounding naming within genealogical and historical scopes is expansive, we are open to how authors frame the conversations around this special topic. We call for a wide range of voices and scholarship to be represented. As José Medina (2014) observes, “We have the individual and collective responsibility to do everything we can to keep cultural dialogues open and to allow for the identities of groups and individuals to be polyphonic (original emphasis), that is, to contain a (diverse and heterogeneous) plurality of voices” (p.184). Diverse and heterogenous voices reside in people with diverse and heterogeneous names through the inclusion of naming and language as identity practices.

Those who wish to submit to this special issue on names and naming should send a short statement of interest with a short description of the plans for the manuscript to the editors no later than October 1, 2018. These should be sent to both: AND

Prof. Dr. Duane Roen
Dr. Sherry Rankins-Robertson
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Genealogy is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) is waived for well-prepared manuscripts submitted to this issue. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


family history
family names
oral histories
Contact Info: 
Anyone wants to submit Please contact Journal managing editor Ms. Allie Shi( or Guest Editors Prof. Dr. Duane Roen (, and Dr. Sherry Rankins-Robertson (

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CFP Issue 6.1 (Displaced Subjects: Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Critical Refugee Studies) | Deadline: December 1, 2018

Edited by Tina Chen (Penn State) and Cathy Schlund-Vials (University of CT-Storrs)

This special issue – focused on global human rights and international humanitarianism – is from the outset guided by what sociologist/cultural critic Yên Lê Espiritu has productively characterized as a connected and connective frame of academic inquiry: critical refugee studies. As Espiritu’s strategic nomenclature suggests, “critical refugee studies” takes seriously displaced subjectivity, nationless bodies, and statelessness. The layered contemplation of critical refugee studies deliberately moves beyond the acknowledgement of stateless figures and nationless subjects to methodologically engage what Espiritu has concomitantly defined as integral to this emergent interdiscipline: critical juxtapositioning. Such comparative analyses, which anticipate this issue’s contents and themes, encompass a dialogic situating of ostensibly opposing disciplines (for instance, sociology, education, performance studies, and literature) and seemingly incompatible spaces (for example, military bases, libraries, art galleries, digital platforms, activist workshops, and secondary education classrooms). In so doing, contributors will collectively address the wide-ranging conditions which brought such displaced subjects “into being.”

Equally significantly, these “before” assessments make necessary multivalent and multidisciplinary explorations of wartime aftermaths, which more often than not include involuntary relocations, resistive articulations, imaginative personhoods, and alternative subjectivities. Correspondingly, this scholarly discussion of displaced subjects seeks to move refugees from the periphery to the center of rights-oriented debates involving (non)personhood, (non)selfhood, and (non)nationhood. We welcome critical studies of forced migration on global and intimate scales; the development of alternative analytical frames for understanding displacement and relocation; theoretical treatment of the inter-relationship of militarism and imperialism; multivalent investigation of the varied sites of refugee life; and focused attention to the cultural, aesthetic, and affective dimensions of displaced subjectivity. Integral to this issue’s refugee-centric recalibrations is the extent to which “displaced subjects” render urgently discernible unreconciled histories of global human rights violations as well as the ongoing failures of international humanitarianism.

Essays (between 6,000-10,000 words) should be prepared according to the author-date + bibliography format as outlined in section 2.38 of the University of Minnesota Press style guide, and submitted electronically to

Authors' names should not appear on manuscripts; instead, please include a separate document with the author's name and address and the title of the article with your electronic submission. Authors should not refer to themselves in the first person in the submitted text or notes if such references would identify them; any necessary references to the author's previous work, for example, should be in the third person.

Submission deadline: December 1, 2018

Call for Papers: Islam and the category of "religion" (Summer 2019) | Deadline: February 1, 2019

We are seeking papers on the theme of 'Islam and the category of "religion"' for the Summer 2019 issue of the semi-annual scholarly journal, Pakistan Journal of Historical Studies (PJHS), published by the Indiana University Press (Bloomington, USA).
Recent scholarship has historicised the concept of "religion" as it is used in contemporary popular, academic, and political discourse. Critics have called into question the usefulness and validity of a term developed in the context of post-Reformation Christianity and deeply entangled with the history of European colonialism, especially for the study of non-Western cultures. We seek papers that examine this question from the perspective of the study of Islam.
Potential topics:
Is Islam a "religion", now or in the past? 
Does the conception of Islam as a "religion" help or hinder our understanding of "Islamic art," "Islamic science," and "Islamic politics"? 
How has Islam been constructed or governed as a "religion" in contemporary contexts? 
How do indigenous concepts, such as dīn and īmān, compare to "religion"?
Did the diversity of peoples and communities within Islamic empires, or studied by Islamic scholars, require the development of concepts similar to "world religions"?
Amina Steinfels, Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts, USA, will guest edit this issue.
Deadline for submitting articles will be 1st February 2019. Manuscripts should be submitted through the Indiana University Press website, via the following link:
Length of an article should be between 8,000 and 12,000 words. For style-sheet, visit the following link:
For more information or to propose an idea, please email to (cc to;
Journal’s website:

Call for Proposals to Edit the Journal of Women’s History | Deadline: March 1, 2019

    The Journal of Women’s History, founded in 1989 as the first journal devoted exclusively to the international field of women’s history, invites proposals for a new editorial home for a five-year term beginning June 1, 2020.  Over the course of nearly three decades, the Journal has successfully bridged the divide between "women's" and "gender" history by foregrounding women as active historical subjects in a multiplicity of places and times. In doing so, it has not just restored women to history, but has demonstrated the manifold ways in which women as gendered actors transform the historical landscape. Admirably, the journal has never advanced a specific feminist agenda, but has consistently aimed to make visible the variety of perspectives, both intellectual and methodological, which feminist historiography has generated over the last thirty years. Both by design and by virtue of the diverse research undertaken by scholars of women, gender and feminism, the journal itself constitutes a living archive of what women’s and gender history has been, as well as a testament to its indispensable place in the historical profession at large. Moreover, it sets the agenda for the plurality of feminist histories yet to be written.

    We seek an editorial team that will continue to foster these traditions while also bringing new and innovative ideas to the Journal.  Interested parties should contact the Journal office as soon as possible to request a prospectus that outlines the current organization and funding of the Journal.

    Proposals to edit the Journal should include:  1) a statement of editorial policy, including an analysis of the current place of the Journal in the historical profession and a potential agenda for the future; 2) an organizational plan for the editorial and administrative functions of the Journal; 3) a statement of commitment of institutional support; and 4) copies of curriculum vitae for the editor or editors.  Please note that available software for online article submission and review now make it possible to assemble an editorial team from more than one institution.

    Proposals are due to Teresa Meade, President, Board of Trustees, Journal of Women's History, Department of History, Union College, Schenectady, NY 12308 by March 1, 2019.  The proposal can be sent via hard copy and/or email in a Word file to  If you send only via email, please send a communication in advance so that we will know it is arriving.  You will receive a confirmation via email upon receipt of the full proposal.


Issues & Controversies in History

Facts On File/Infobase Learning is hiring historians and writers on a freelance basis to contribute articles to Issues & Controversies in History, a database in world history targeted to high school and college students. Each article will focus on a specific question encapsulating a debate or conflict in global history. MANY TOPICS ARE STILL AVAILABLE, including Revolution, Slavery, Gender, Imperialism, War, Technology, Race, Human Rights, Diplomacy, Empire, Disease, Economy, Environment, Migration, and Religion. Both traditional and nontraditional subjects are being sought. ESPECIALLY SEEKING TOPICS ON Colonialism, British Commonwealth Nations (Australia, Canada, India, etc.), Latin America, and Antiquity.


Issues & Controversies in History places students at the center of the great debates and conflicts in global history. It brings history to life not as a mere recitation of names and dates but as a set of turning points where the future hung in the balance and opinions raged on all sides. By exploring the issues as the key players saw them, or, in some cases, as historians have interpreted them, the database will build a deeper understanding of how historical events and conflicts have shaped world history.


The goal of Issues & Controversies in History is to present history as a dynamic process of controversies, conflicts, and issues that people debated and experienced and ultimately made choices about. The “issues and controversies” approach will help personalize the engagement with global perspectives, reminding students and educators that world history doesn’t have to take a distanced point of view, but rather can also be about linking local individual actions and events to the larger global experience. Students will learn that in spite of the vastness of the past, the daily lives of individuals also comprise the building blocks of world history and that the choices made by individuals—be they rulers, merchants, farmers, or slaves—have shaped world history for thousands of years.


Each article poses a single historical question and is presented in pro/con format. Some of these focus on specific controversies and events (e.g., Did Constantine's conversion to Christianity transform the Roman Empire? Should Tsar Alexander emancipate the serfs? Should La Malinche have helped Cortés in the Spanish conquest of Mexico? Should West African states have rejected the importation of European guns? Should Britain and France intervene during the U.S. Civil War? Should President Truman drop the atomic bomb on Japan?). Other articles focus on broader historical issues and comparative questions (e.g., Were ancient origin myths derived from observations of nature or the need to sanction political authority? Was the Seven Years' War the world's first world war? Did resistance to slavery shape ideas of freedom? Were merchants or missionaries more important in the spread of early religions? Did the Mayan Empire decline because of internal dissent or environmental change?).

The pro/con sections of each article are document-based. The author needs to gather these primary sources (or excerpts) and quote them as evidence to argue and "prove" specific points. These sources can include traditional documents, such as speeches, letters, manifestoes, newspaper articles, etc., as well as innovative ones, such as editorial cartoons, statues, posters, paintings, coin inscriptions, tomb engravings, etc.

Each article provides all the essential information to enable a student to both understand the issue and its significance and answer the question in specific world history contexts. Every article contains an introductory highlight box summarizing the issue and the two competing positions; a narrative essay providing historical background of the issue/event; an argument section presenting both sides of the controversy, with quotations from primary sources used as evidence to support each position; a selection of primary sources (on which the arguments are based and which are referenced and quoted in the article); a chronology; a sidebar; discussion questions; bibliography; and a “what if” section contemplating what could or might have happened had the alternative side prevailed.


As a whole, articles are designed with an aim toward achieving a balance among historical eras and the broadest possible coverage of geographical regions and peoples worldwide. All eras and global regions are open and available, but non-Western regions are particularly being sought.


Facts On File/Infobase Learning is currently seeking authors for this exciting new database, and many articles are still available. If you are interested in being an author or would like more information, please contact Andrew Gyory, Ph.D., at or Facts On File, 132 West 31st Street, New York, N.Y. 10001.

CFA: Authors, Writers, and Historians, Issues & Controversies in History

Economic and Political Studies (EPS) is a peer-reviewed, ESCI (Emerging Sources Citation Index) included journal, hosted by Renmin University of China and published by Taylor& Francis Group (ISSN 2095-4816, CN 10-1049/C). It is published quarterly both in print and online ( With a notable focus on China, Economic and Political Studies aims to disseminate significant theoretical, analytical, and empirical research on political-economic phenomena in, or relevant to, China that have wider implications for economic and political studies. EPS encourages solid research findings that may pose challenges to and even revise the existing theories and methodologies. EPSwelcomes original researches that analyse the role of economic and political institutions and consider China’s interaction with the world. 

Contributions are invited from the international community of researchers in the wide range of the fields of political economy, economics and political science. Potential topics for EPS include, but are not limited to: 

  • The China model and institutional transformation
  • Relations between state and market
  • Government and governance
  • Political economy of  China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)
  • Economic growth and wealth distribution
  • Fiscal and monetary policies
  • Financialisation of the economy
  • Reforms of state-owned enterprises
  • New urbanization and regional development
  • Political economy analysis of aging
  • Environmental management and policy in China
  • Management and business and institutional changes
  • Innovation, technology and development
  • China’s strategies towards global economic and financial crises
  • AIIB and the international economic order

Apart from the abovementioned, other topics that fall into the fields of development studies, industrial economics, food and agricultural studies, energy consumption and policy, ecological economics, population studies, and human capital and labour economics are also welcome.

Submission process and peer-review: Submissions to EPS can be made through an online submission system at Consulting the Author Services website at for further information. The checklist and detailed manuscript requirements can be found at

In accordance with standard academic practice, articles submitted for publication to the EPS are subject to a rigorous double-blind peer review, based on initial editorial screening, and refereeing by no less than two anonymous referees.

Call for book reviewers East Asian Integration Studies List

Dear readers,

the field of Asian bilateral and multilateral integration is ever increasing, and so is the academic output in the field. extends this invitation for scholars and practitioners to review books for our website on East Asian economic integration. If you are interested in reviewing books for, please send an e-mail mentioning “book reviews” as well as the title(s), you want to review, with a short biographical note and a specification of your area of interest to Dr. Bernhard Seliger (

Please find the list of all books available for review at the following address:

Studies in South Asian Film and Media | Deadline: Rolling

We invite contributions from scholars, researchers and practitioners of South Asian film and media. Possible areas include but are not limited to:

  • Film and Media as social history.
  • Feminist analysis and theory in film/media studies and practice
  • Class, caste, and sexuality: The politics of subalterneity and marginalization in film/media studies.
  • Contemporary media/ documentary and the public sphere. Interviews with documentary film makers.
  • Global media consumer culture and labor in the cultural industries. 
  • News, citizenship, democracy, and the neo-liberal restructuring of media industry. 
  • Nationalism and Regional cinema in the context of neo-liberalism.
  • Globalization/Diaspora/ South Asian representation.
  • Cinema and the other arts. 
  • Contemporary arts practices, cinema, and visual culture.

Articles should be between 6,000 – 8,000 words in length. Please note that articles should be original and not be under consideration by any other publication. For detailed submission instructions please click here

SAFM also, welcomes shorter pieces that are either creative or analytical (between 1,000 – 4,000 words) as well as visual material. All initial enquires should be sent to the editors at

Aarti Wani (Lead Editor)


CIRS Asia Papers Series | Deadline: Rolling

The Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) at Georgetown University in Qatar (GUQ) welcomes submissions to our The Asia Papers series. CIRS publishes original research on a broad range of issues, including international relations, political science, and economics, among other topics of relevance to Asia.

We accept manuscript submissions throughout the year.


·       Authors are paid an honorarium for accepted papers.

·       Papers published within six months of being accepted.

·       Papers are easily accessible, and available for free in print and electronic formats.

·       Papers are promoted widely by CIRS and distributed via online academic platforms and search databases, making them highly cited.

·       Twenty printed papers are provided free to authors.

View published titles in the Asia Papers series:

For inquiries, or to send electronic submissions, please contact Suzi Mirgani, Managing Editor for CIRS Publications (  


-        Papers should be around 10,000 words and cannot have been previously published, or under consideration for publication, elsewhere.

-        Paper submissions must include a brief abstract and biography of the author.

-        All submissions are subject to a double-blind review process.

-        Any copyright concerns are the full responsibility of the author.

-        By submitting work to CIRS, the author agrees to the CIRS Copyright Agreement.

For full CIRS Submission Guidelines, please visit:

Southeast Asian Studies Call for Book Reviews | Deadline: Rolling

The internationally peer-reviewed journal  Southeast Asian Studies  invites scholars to review the following titles on Southeast Asian studies. Reviews are between 1400-1800 words.  Interested scholars should an email to the reviews editor, Associate Professor Julius Bautista <> containing the following:  (1) an indication of which title they would like to review,  (2) a description of their scholarly expertise, (3) their full mailing address and (4) their complete CV.  

For more information, please see the original posting here

Invitations for Submissions to H-Asia's "Digital Asia" Reference Site

Deadline: Rolling

In 2016, we are all aware of the many ways in the internet has transformed research and teaching in Asian Studies over the past twenty-five years. While keeping current with new tools and venues for Asia scholarship can be challenging, search engines and support infrastructure have also improved immensely, and a moment’s search will point to numerous fine current reference pages of digital resources for Asian Studies. However, the digital scholarship produced by researchers as individuals or teams is less readily visible to other researchers and students. Every so often we receive notices of these via H-Asia (for examples, see Richard Smith's post, or Sumathi Ramaswamy's Going Global in Mughal India). For projects like these, we hope H-Asia can make a useful contribution by helping scholars to connect their digital humanities projects with a global readership of Asia specialists (note: H-Asia currently has around 8,700 subscribed accounts). Therefore, H-Asia is inviting submissions for a reference site for open-access digital humanities projects in Asian Studies.  These will follow a standard format and will be listed by subcategories with the heading “Digital Asia” under the “H-Asia Resources” tab on our home page. Eligible projects will be open access outcomes of scholarship intended for research or teaching in any discipline and area of Asian Studies, self-reported according to a set format by H-Asia subscribers directly involved with the project. If you would like your project to be listed, please see here for instructions.

Japan Studies Review

Deadline: Rolling

The Japan Studies Review is a refereed journal published annually by the Southern Japan Seminar and Asian Studies Program at Florida International University. As a publication which addresses a variety of cross-disciplinary issues in Japanese studies, Japan Studies Review includes contributions dealing with practical and theoretical topics in the areas of business and economic issues, politics, education and curriculum development, philosophy and aesthetics, gender issues, popular culture, and immigration issues. We are accepting submissions, including articles, essays and/or book reviews following the guidelines on our website. Our submissions include: Article: 20-30 manuscript pages; Essays: 10-15 manuscript pages; Book review: 2-5 pages. Files must be in Microsoft Word, and endnotes must follow Chicago style. Submissions may be made via email attachment to

New Book Series: Critical Studies in Architecture of the Middle East

Deadline: Rolling

Critical Studies in Architecture of the Middle East  is devoted to the most recent scholarship concerning historic and contemporary architecture, landscape, and urban design of the Middle East and of regions shaped by diasporic communities more globally. We invite interdisciplinary studies from diverse perspectives that address the visual characteristics of the built environment, ranging from architectural case studies to urban analysis. The series will illustrate a range of approaches to the commission, design, construction, use, and reception of buildings and landscapes throughout the region; concurrently, it will illuminate the region’s diverse architectural cultures and traditions. The series intends to present the history, theory, practice, and critical analyses of historical and contemporary architecture, landscape, and urban design, as well as the interpretation and conservation of the region’s existing cultural heritage. It will include surveys, monographs, and edited volumes. Series editors: Mohammad Gharipour & Christiane Gruber. Please submit your book proposals to the series editors.  The following is the link to the book proposal template:

SOAS Studies in Modern and Contemporary Japan

Deadline: Rolling

The SOAS Studies in Modern and Contemporary Japan series features new research monographs as well as translations of scholarship not previously available in English. Our goal is to publish high quality, peer-reviewed research on Japan and its history, politics and culture. We welcome proposals for new books in the series. If you would like to discuss contributing, please get in touch with the series editor at For more information:

The Journal of Asia Pacific Studies

Deadline: Rolling

The Journal of Asia Pacific Studies is an academic peer-reviewed journal published jointly by the Central American Institute of Asia Pacific Studies (CAI-APS) and the International Academy of Social Sciences (IASS). JAPS is published both online and in print and it is catalogued and indexed by: Directory of Open Access Journals, EBSCOhost, the online Bibliography of Asian Studies of the Association of Asian Studies, and OpenJGate. Papers dealing with the Asia Pacific region are welcomed. Please visit our website for more information:

Sungkyun Journal of East Asian Studies

Deadline: Rolling

SJEAS published by the Academy of East Asian Studies, Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, Korea invites you to submit papers in Japanese Studies. Research areas SJEAS prefers are in the field of humanities- history, literature, culture, sociology, religion, and philosophy. SJEAS accepts papers all the year around. For more information, please visit, or write to

Korea Journal

Deadline: Rolling

The Korea Journal welcomes submissions of original research articles, review articles, and book reviews that make new contributions to the field of Korean studies. All submitted manuscripts will undergo a double-blinded review by three specialists in the relevant disciplines. Authors will be notified of the results of the review within three to four months from the submission date. Before submitting your manuscripts, please ensure that you carefully read and adhere to the Korea Journal Editorial Policy (with Korea Journal Research Ethics Guideline) and Korea Journal Manuals of Style. Research manuscripts should range between 6,000 and 8,000 words, footnotes and references inclusive. A 200-word abstract and 6–8 keywords should also be included in the submission. We are also inviting review articles between 5,000 and 7,000 words that survey 3–4 books and summarize timely questions and latest trends in the subfields of Korean studies. Please refer to the list of publications below for review articles/book reviews. If you would like to contribute a review article, please send us your CV with a short explanation as to why the publication(s) is best assigned to you. After a meticulous selection process, the Korea Journal will mail you a review-copy of the publications within 10 working days (20 working day if you are outside South Korea), should you be successfully chosen. Please note that the review articles will undergo the same peer-review process before being accepted for publication. For submitting your article or further information about the journal, please visit and follow the instructions located within the website.

Vostok Magazine

Deadline: Rolling

Vostok Magazine is an online edition on Asia in two languages: English and Russian (English version available at Currently we are looking for new authors for our English version (their articles will be translated into Russian too if they don't mind). Those who want to become our authors can contact Alexandra Urman via email (

Entangled Religions

Deadline: Rolling

The Käte Hamburger Kolleg 'Dynamics in the History of Religions between Asia and Europe' of the Ruhr University Bochum is pleased to announce that the first issue of the Online Journal Entangled Religions is set to go online soon. For the next issues, the journal invites contributions and book review on the topic interreligious and intrareligious contact.  Please, have a look at the calls for papers and reviews under

The Review of Korean Studies

Deadline: Rolling

The Review of Korean Studies (RKS) is an academic journal published biannually in English by The Academy of Korean Studies. Since its first publication in 1998, the RKS has strived to stimulate dialogue and promote the exchange of ideas, theories, and perspectives among Koreanists in both Asia and the West. The journal is listed in the Korean Citation Index, and it aims to be listed in international journal indexes such as Scopus and A&HCI in near future. Scope and Types of Manuscripts: Research articles in all fields of Korean Studies, and Translation or introduction of (a) primary source(s) on Korean Studies. Submission: available at all times. Submission Guidelines: All manuscripts should be submitted by email to as an attachment in MS Word document (.doc/.docx) format. Papers submitted to the RKS must be unpublished original work of the author(s) and not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Any fact of external support for the research or its earlier presentation/publication must be acknowledged. Citations such as the reference list, footnotes, and parenthetical citations should be made following the standards specified by The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition.  For Romanization of Korean, follow the Revised Romanization System, set by the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. Further instructions for authors can be obtained from the RKS website:

Asia-Pacific Journal

Deadline: Rolling

Asia-Pacific Journal is a peer-reviewed open source electronic journal, which publishes weekly and takes pride in the rigor and speed of its review process. The APJ is also among the most widely read journals on Asia and the Pacific. The topics covered include (but are not limited to): contemporary geopolitics in the Asia-Pacific, political economy, social and political affairs, social movements, war and historical memory, and popular culture. Our readers are scattered across 205 countries – the largest number being in North America, Europe, East and South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand, but quite a number also in West Asia (the Middle East), with smaller numbers in Africa and Latin America – check out the cluster map on our home page).  Readers access over 100,000 articles each month and major articles have achieved more than 50,000 readers (to a high of well over 150,000) over the years thanks to course use and open Internet searches. For more information, please visit or write to

East West Affairs: A Quarterly Journal of North-South Relations in Postnormal Times (EWA)

Deadline: Rolling

East West Affairs: A Quarterly Journal of North-South Relations in Postnormal Times (EWA) is a trans-disciplinary journal devoted to that examining the relationship between East and West in a rapidly changing world, where power is shifting from West to East, uncertainty and complexity are the norms  what is generally being described as postnormal times.  EWA provides opportunities for publication of scholarly articles, which may represent divergent ideas and opinions, on international, political, economic, social and cultural issues from the perspective of shifting power balance from West to East. EWA also publishes essays and commentaries on policy and research relevant to the global South. It seeks to promote understanding of East-West relations and appreciation of non-western concerns and issues. Articles and commentaries are peer-reviewed. Contributions are normally received with the understanding that their content is unpublished material and is not being submitted for publication elsewhere. Translated material which has not previously been published in English will also be considered. The editors do not necessarily agree with the views expressed in the pages of EWA. Articles should not be more than 8,000 words long; we prefer 5-6000 words. Commentaries and reviews should be limited to 3000 words. Contributions should be accompanied by a short 2-300 word abstract, a complete bibliography of references, and a short biography of the contributor(s). Book reviews should provide complete references to the books discussed. The title of a contribution should be kept simple and not exceed more than ten words. The text should be organized under appropriate cross-headings. For more information, please contact, or visit

The Artifice

Deadline: Rolling

Do you want to write about Movies, TV, Arts, Anime, Comics, Games, Literature or other art forms? Do you want to get your foot in the door and enter the big-wide world of the online media and have your work read and shared by millions of readers? We invite you to The Artifice: The Artifice is an online magazine that covers a wide spectrum of art forms. We do not run The Artifice, you do. The Artifice is collaboratively built and maintained by your fellow writers. It is structured to let you focus on the quality of the content while it deals with the exposure of it to an audience of millions. You can write about a whole host of things for pleasure, passion and/or to boost your CV with vital experience in this ever competitive media environment. Our current writers range from undergraduates, to graduates, to emeritus professors. Grab the opportunity and join our team of writers. Join now:

Journal of Indian Philosophy and Religion

Deadline: Rolling

The Society for Indian Philosophy and Religion has commenced publishing the Journal on Indian Philosophy and Religion annually from Fall, 1996. The Journal covers the wide range of philosophies and religions which are indigenous to South Asia. It includes scholarly work of comparative and critical studies of Eastern and Western philosophies and religions. The journal also includes sections on discussion articles and book reviews. All inquiries about submitting manuscripts should be mailed to the Associate Editor: Chandana Chakrabarti, Society for Indian Philosophy & Religion, PO Box 79,Elon, NC 27244,USA.

The International Journal of Korean History

Deadline: Rolling

The International Journal of Korean History is an international scholarly journal, launched with the support of the Brain Korea 21 Education and Research Group for Korean History at Korea University, and published by the Center for Korean History. The Journal promotes original research and new analyses and interpretations through articles, book reviews, and translated scholarly works related to Korean history. The IJKH editors and editorial board are committed to serving its international authors and readers, and to the development of Korean studies both in and outside of Korea. The Journal is published biannually (on February 27th and August 30th of each year) and accepts paper submissions throughout the year. Article manuscripts, including endnotes, the abstract, and keywords, should not exceed 8,000 words. Please include a 150 word abstract at the beginning of the document. The text and footnotes of manuscripts must be double-spaced and use the Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition). Please use the McCune-Reischauer system as the primary system to Romanize Korean-language names and terms. Submissions may be sent to

Indo-Pacific Review

Deadline: Rolling

The Indo-Pacific Review (IPR),, is focused on strategic and cultural issues in Southeast Asia. IPR is currently in the process of establishing an independent contributor network of scholars, students and professionals who are engaged with issues important to Southeast Asia. Contributions can be anything from a 400 word commentary to a full length article or report. IPR seeks to provide a comprehensive view of developments in the region, so we are interested in a broad range of topics. Contributor analysis and commentary will be featured prominently on both the website and the weekly newsletter. Our editorial team is composed of seasoned international affairs professionals with extensive diplomatic, defense, and media experience. IPR is quickly developing a following of influential organizations and individuals including the Asia Society, CSIS, and Rory Medcalf among others. Our mission is to serve as a knowledge base on Southeast Asia and accelerate understanding of regional dynamics through expert analysis and connecting engaged professionals on all sides of the Indo-Pacific. For more information, please contact Evan McGlaughlin at

Asia Pacific Translation and Intercultural Studies

Routledge's New English-Language Journal | Deadline: Rolling

Asia Pacific Translation and Intercultural Studies aims to drive academic investigation and promote the exchange of translation and cultural studies ideas among global theoreticians and practitioners. Contributions on linguistic and cultural specificities, and the social, political, and economic contexts in which they arise, are valued. The journal's unique emphasis lies in its aim to present an authentic overview on this topic in the Asia Pacific region. Submissions from the following disciplines are accepted as long as the focus is on translation and culture: Literature, Linguistics, History, Arts, Media and communications, Cultural studies, Political science, International relations, Sociology, Anthropology, etc. English Translation of short stories will be accepted in future issues, and book reviews be included. Contributions from within and outside Asia Pacific are welcome. Scholarly objectivity and originality is of utmost importance. The length of the paper should be around twelve pages long. The reference style is Chicago Style (Author Date). The journal requires each author to attach a recent photo as well as a short-bio note of no more than 200 words. In the near future, papers can be submitted to For more information, please contact Luo Xuanmin, Editor, Asia Pacific Translation and Intercultural Studies, Professor of Translation and Translation Studies, Tsinghua University at

East Asian Journal of Popular Culture

Deadline: Rolling

We are delighted to announce the development of the new Intellect Journal of East Asian Popular Culture and to issue a general call for papers. In the last few decades there has been a huge rise in the interest in East  Asian Popular Culture. The Journal of East Asian Popular Culture will be engaging directly with that trend. From film to music; art to translation and fashion to tourism, this journal will offer a forum where multidisciplinary work can come together in new and exciting ways. The East Asian Journal of Popular Culture is the first academic peer-reviewed journal for scholars, teachers, and students from around the world who have an active and passionate interest in the Popular Culture of  East Asia. The journal is devoted to all aspects of Popular Culture in East Asia. With the growth in popularity of Asian visual products in the Western world and the increasing strength of the Asian markets, this publication fulfills the need for an international journal that allows Western and Asian film, media, literary, music, fashion, digital media, television, art and cultural scholars alike to engage in discussion. The journal encourages articles that are both localized (towards a specific popular culture trend, figure or industry) as well as articles that are more global in their outlook (forging links between East Asian popular culture and wider global issues). If you would like to submit a paper or contact us about a proposed special edition please email for further advice.

History of Science in South Asia

Deadline: Rolling

For the journal's publishing model, we have adopted the best and most up-to-date codes of practice:

  • The journal is internationally peer-reviewed and indexed.
  • The journal is Open Access.  Articles can be read at no charge.
  • There will be no article processing fee for submissions made in the first two years of the journal's existence.
  • Authors retain copyright of their submissions.
  • Authors are required to publish their papers under a Creative Commons license, to facilitate wide dissemination.
  • Papers are published on the journal's website as soon as editorial tasks and typesetting are completed (rolling publication).
  • The journal is published online and in print.  Print issues and print subscriptions to the journal are sold on demand.

As you will see, the journal is free of charge both for readers and authors. This is made possible through the generous support of the publishers, the Sayahna Foundation (  After two years, any charges that may become necessary will be kept within reasonable bounds; several innovative business models are under active consideration, and it may continue to be possible to avoid article processing fees. The scope can be found at They take "South Asia" as an inclusive, non-political, socio-geographic term referring to the area from Afghanistan to Sri Lanka, from Pakistan to Bangladesh, and, of course, India. Research on the influences of South Asian cultures beyond these borders is also welcome, for example Nepalese or Tibetan influences on China, Sri Lankan influences on the Maldives, or Indian influences in South-East Asia. They take "science" to be broadly conceived and to include all forms of rigorous intellectual activity that adopt at least to some extent a quantitative and empirical approach, as in the German "Die Wissenschaft," that covers most forms of academic scholarship. Theoretical discussions of the meaning of the history of science in the South Asian historical context are welcome. They should presuppose some familiarity with topics such as those raised in sources like Grant, A History of Natural Philosophy (2007), Latour, Laboratory Life (1979), Staal, Concepts of Science in Europe and Asia (1993), Shapin, "Science and the Modern World" (2007), Netz, The Shaping of Deduction (2003, cf. review by Latour), Pollock, "The Languages of Science in Early-Modern India" (in Forms of Knowledge in Early Modern Asia, 2011), and similar reflective works that explore Global History, the interpretation of Modernities, and the general meaning of science in the pre-modern world.

Full submission guidelines are available on the HSSA website at The journal's website and email addresses are and They prefer authors to log in to the journal's website at and follow the submission and upload procedure on the website.  However, submissions can also be sent directly to Please have a look at the new journal's website at, and register as a reader, author, or reviewer.

New Journal: Singaporean Journal of Buddhist Studies

Deadline: Rolling

The Buddhist College of Singapore has just launched a new peer-reviewed Chinese & English journal of Buddhist Studies, the Singaporean Journal of Buddhist Studies, which can be found at The first issue is to be published in a year or so, after that it will be published twice a year. It accepts unpublished research papers on all aspects of Buddhist Studies. Interested scholars can send their work to

Rangoli Online Magazine

Deadline: Rolling

Submissions are now being taken for the fourth issue of Rangoli, our online magazine. We are looking for poems, short stories, book reviews, photography, interesting articles, and pieces of creative art. We are particularly keen to receive submissions related to South Asian Literature and art forms. Also, we invite your ideas for interviews. Be part of this great magazine which believes in promoting literature and encourages the cause of the written word! For more details and to discuss any queries write to Sneha Subramanian Kanta, Assistant Editor, Rangoli at

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Anthem Southeast Asian Studies

Deadline: Rolling

Anthem Press has established a new book series, "Anthem Southeast Asian Studies," and welcomes the submission of proposals for monographs, collections of essays, major reference works, and course readers that meet the series' scope and criteria. The series seeks to offer to a global audience new, path-breaking research drawn from across the full range of academic disciplines in the humanities and social sciences and is directed at academic libraries, researchers, university students, and other sophisticated audiences.

To submit a proposal, please contact them at

Please visit their website at

Japanese Language and Literature

Deadline: Rolling

In publication since 1965, JLL is the official publication of the American Association of Teachers of Japanese (formerly the Association of Teachers of Japanese), a professional organization with 1,300 members at secondary and collegiate levels as well as several hundred library subscribers and distribution through the JSTOR online archive. Though strongly encouraged, contributors need not be members of the AATJ. The journal reaches about 1,000 Japan scholars and libraries in the United States and around the world. JLL publishes contributions in the areas of Japanese literary studies, Japanese linguistics, and Japanese language and literature pedagogy, as well as articles from other disciplines that help to interpret or define the problems of Japanese literary history, literary or linguistic study, or classroom practice. Contributions are blindly reviewed by two or more readers before being accepted for publication. The time frame for publication between submission and publication can be as short as four months if all goes smoothly. Two issues (fall and spring) are published per year. Submit manuscripts for consideration in electronic form to the appropriate editor:  Literature: Rebecca Copeland, Washington University, Language and Linguistics: Sachiko Matsunaga, California State University, Los Angeles,

Asian Literature and Translation

Deadline: Rolling

Asian Literature and Translation (ALT) is an open access, peer-reviewed, online journal established by the Centre for the History of Religion in Asia (CHRA), Cardiff University. The main objective of the journal is to publish research papers, translations, and reviews in the field of Asian religious literature (construed in the widest sense) in a form that makes them quickly and easily accessible to the international academic community; to professionals in related fields, such as theatre and storytelling; and to the general public.

The scope of the journal covers the cultural, historical, and religious literature of South, Southeast, East and Central Asia in the relevant languages (e.g. Sanskrit, Pali, Chinese, Tibetan, Japanese, et al.). They particularly welcome literary translations, including extracts from longer works in progress, manuscript reports and commentarial material, new adaptations of classic texts, archive stories and debate pieces, and the discussion of new approaches to translation. Book and performance reviews, including visual material, and letters to the editor, including responses to published material, are also solicited.

Contributions are welcome on a wide range of topics in the research area as defined above. All contributions should be sent electronically to The covering email should have two copies of the submission attached, one as a word.doc and one as a pdf. A short abstract of the piece must also be included. For further information, see

Labour in Transport: Histories from the Global South (Africa, Asia, and Latin America)

Deadline: Rolling

The co-editors of the special issue 22 "Labour in Transport: Histories from the Global South" of the International Review of Social History (Cambridge University Press) call for papers that seek to examine new frontiers in labor history in different transport sectors and societies in what one might loosely call the global south (Africa, Asia, Latin America) in different historical periods. Innovative papers and contributions should be based on original archival and/or oral primary research material and shed light on the issues pertaining to the global history of transport workers of/in/from Africa, Asia, and Latin America. This journal seeks to address specific issues: social worlds of men and women engaged in transport and the construction of transport services; systems of organization and/or exploitation of labor; types of labor relations; forms of solidarity and/or conflict among workers; global connections among sectors and workers beyond the borders of nation-states. Please contact Stefano Bellucci, International Institute of Social History, Cruquiusweg 31 - Amsterdam, Phone: +31 20 6685866, Email:

The Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs

Deadline: Rolling

The Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs (JCSAA) is an inter­nationally refereed academic journal published by the GIGA Institute of Asian Studies, Hamburg. Aside from the print edition JCSAA will also be available online as an open access journal. Articles to be published should be written in English and submitted exclusively to this publication. The Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs is devoted to the transfer of scholarly insights to a wide audience. The topics covered should therefore not only be orientated towards specialists in South­east Asian affairs, but should also be of relevance to readers with a practical interest in the region.

The editors welcome contributions on contemporary Southeast Asia that are concerned with the fields of international relations, politics, economics, society, education, environment, or law. Articles should be theoretically grounded and empirically sound, and they should reflect the state of the art in contemporary Southeast Asian studies. All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed for acceptance, and the editors will respond within three months. Research articles should not exceed 10,000 words (including footnotes and references). The Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs accepts only English-language articles. Manu­scripts should be submitted to the editors Marco Bünte, David Cam­roux, and Andreas Ufen in electronic form: For detailed submission guidelines see

The American Journal of Chinese Studies

Deadline: Rolling

The American Journal of Chinese Studies ( is soliciting manuscripts in the humanities (including history, literature, religion, fine arts, philosophy, etc.) that focus on Chinese communities, including mainland China (past and present), Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the Chinese Diaspora. AJCS is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal published by the American Association for Chinese Studies ( Past issues have included humanistic work, but the emphasis was on social sciences. The editorial board is looking to increase the number of humanistic papers published in the journal. For questions about submission and subscriptions contact the journal editor, Professor Thomas Bellows, Department of Political Science, The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78249, email:

East Asian Integration Studies

Deadline: Rolling

The field of Asian bilateral and multilateral integration is ever increasing, and so is the academic output in the field. extends this invitation for scholars and practitioners to review books for our website on East Asian economic integration. If you are interested in reviewing books for, please send an e-mail message mentioning "book reviews," as well as the title(s) you want to review, with a short biographical note and a specification of your area of interest to Dr. Bernhard Seliger ( Please visit website for full list of books available for review.

The Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia Project

Deadline: Rolling

The Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia ( is a large scale and vast web-project with numerous different aspects and purposes:

  1. provide easy access to vast amount of materials for everyone with access to internet
  2. create a platform for Chinese- and English- speaking Buddhists to interact, co-operate, work and study together
  3. gather all available existing digitized materials, review them, categorize and post them online
  4. collaborate with relevant universities, monasteries, institutions, libraries, museums and individuals from around the globe
  5. continue digitizing more materials
  6. use the advantages of modern technology to develop different forms of Buddhist education (both on- and off-line)
  7. create a international team of specialists interested in those topics, who would collaborate and meet on regular bases.

The author and main organizer of Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia is Vello Vaartnou. The CBE project was officially started in December 2012, when Vaartnou presented the idea of the CBE at the ECAI conference in University of California, Berkeley, USA. They are looking for volunteer editors for the Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia project. CBE needs a lot of data research and editing. Usually every editor has their own Buddhism-related topic(s) (English and Chinese speakers), for which s/he would gather as much material as possible. They seek to work together with scholars make a difference and build up huge online Buddhist source. So, they welcome everyone who could contribute their valuable time by editing and adding materials from different sources all over the internet. Also, they are looking for people who have some computer skills as well to help develop the system little better. There is much work to do, so anyone who would like to give their contribution for the Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia project are most WELCOME to do so. If you think you want to participate then please visit the website- at and for more information or e-mail them at

Asiascape: Digital Asia

Deadline: Rolling

Launching in 2014, the bi-annual academic journal 'Asiascape: Digital Asia' now invites submissions for research articles that explore the political, social, and cultural impact of digital media in Asia. Although they do not exclude scholarship in digital culture and culture studies, 'Asiascape: Digital Asia'¹s focus is on research from the social sciences, arts, media and communication studies, information and computer sciences, and area studies. All inquiries regarding article submissions can be addressed to Florian Schneider,, or Nozomi Goto,

Journal of Japanese Philosophy

Deadline: Rolling

The Journal of Japanese Philosophy, published by SUNY Press, is the first and only international peer-reviewed journal on Japanese philosophy. The first issue contains essays by Fujita Masakatsu, John Maraldo, Bret Davis, Graham Parkes, and others. They are currently inviting submissions for their following issues. The journal aims to demonstrate the relevance of Japanese philosophy. It welcomes rigorous academic papers on all time periods and all areas of Japanese philosophy, classical to contemporary, from a variety of perspectives, including interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, and comparative studies. The entire article does not have to be focused on a Japanese philosophy or philosopher as long as some Japanese philosophy or philosopher plays a significant role in the article. The article should not exceed 8,000 words and should follow the latest edition of the Chicago Manual of Style ( For details, refer to Send your inquiries and submissions to

Journal of American-East Asian Relations

Deadline: Rolling

The Journal of American-East Asian Relations has a new website located at The previous electronic listing with Interworld-Pacific is now defunct. I am eager to receive submissions, especially from advance graduate students and tenure-track professors, and promise a prompt decision. Please visit our new website with Brill where you will find a link to a PDF providing instructions for contributors.

Journal of Linguistics & Literature, University of Chitral, KPK, Pakistan | Deadline: Rolling

The Journal of Linguistics & Literature, University of Chitral, a peer-reviewed journal, invites papers relevant to the broad fields of linguistics, English Language, and literature.

Submission of articles
Please submit all papers to the Editor using one of the two methods detailed below:

1. We prefer electronic submission to

2. Alternatively, send a virus-free Compact Disk (CD), with manuscript formatted in MS Word. Disks should be labeled with the name of the article, the author, and the software used. Two paper copies (signed) should be submitted with the disk to the Assistant Editor. We do not return the submitted papers.

All correspondence related to the journal should be addressed to the Editor.

Manuscript length
Manuscripts should not exceed 7000 words (including endnotes and references) with an informative abstract (250 words maximum) and 3-5 keywords.

Format of Paper
Journal of Linguistics & Literature follows a variant of APA/MLA styles to accommodate the multi-disciplinarian work that the journal features. References must indicate full name(s) of author(s), editor(s), year of publication, a city of publication, publisher’s full name, and page numbers. References at the end of papers in the latest issue of our journal are a good immediate guide for potential contributors. Papers not following these guidelines will not be processed.

Peer-review Process
Manuscripts that adhere to submission guidelines are initially reviewed by the Editor of JLL. Manuscripts qualifying for peer review are sent to at least two expert reviewers: one national and one international. The corresponding author will receive all editorial communications regarding the status of the manuscript, revisions, and reviews. All revisions and the dissemination of the reviewers’ comments and other manuscript information to co-authors are the corresponding author’s responsibility. To be accepted or rejected for publication, a paper must receive two positive or two negative reviews. If the editor receives one positive and one negative review, a third, tie-breaking review must be obtained.

Copyright and Clearing Permissions
Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing through any medium of communication those illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. Add your acknowledgments to the typescript, preferably in the form of an Acknowledgements section at the end of the paper. Credit the source and copyright of photographs or figures in the accompanying captions.

It is also important that you carefully proofread your paper, and that it is accompanied by a Turnitin similarity index report in soft form. JLL will also check submissions for plagiarism.
Contact Info: 

Editor, the journal of linguistics & Literature (JLL) 

University of Chitral, KPK, Pakistan

Contact Email:

Saskawa USA Forum | Deadline: Rolling

Sasakawa USA is now accepting submissions for the Sasakawa USA Forum, a platform for research and analysis related to Japan and U.S.-Japan relations in a bilateral, regional, and global context. In order to gain a more comprehensive view of U.S.-Japan relations, the Sasakawa USA Forum offers experts outside Sasakawa USA a chance to bring their work to a wide audience.

Submissions should be 750 to 2,000 words in length and written on issues that previously have been inadequately covered regarding Japan or U.S.-Japan relations in a bilateral, regional, or global context. Submissions are considered on a rolling basis. Authors of accepted submissions will receive a modest honorarium.

Papers published to date have dealt with topics that include climate change politics in Japan, the U.S.-Japan Alliance Coordination Mechanism, and future challenges in U.S.-Japan security cooperation. Published papers are available online here.

To submit an article for consideration, please contact Graham Dietz at For more detailed information on submission, please visit the site here. Published writings are the opinion of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Sasakawa USA.



Call for Contributor(s): “Conflict” chapter in the forthcoming Bloomsbury Academic The Cultural History of the Sea – Medieval Age 800-1450 | Deadline: December 1, 2018

In December 2020 Bloomsbury Academic will publish a new addition to their Cultural History Series, a multi-set Cultural History of the Sea spanning Antiquity to the Modern Age. This follows successful series on Animals, the Human Body, Childhood and Family, Sexuality, Gardens, Women, Food, the Senses, and Dress and Fashion.  These sets are marketed as reference volumes for university and other libraries and are helpful go-to starting points for people/students coming at a subject cold. I was fortunate enough to be offered the editorship of the Medieval Age volume and it is as editor of this volume that I write here. 

I am looking for a potential contributor – or possibly a collaborative contribution – for the chapter entitled “Conflict.” Originally titled “War and Empire” this was subsequently changed to better reflect the diversity of organized violence encountered across different maritime spaces at different periods. As is evident from this shift, the chapter should not have an exclusively ”naval warfare” focus but be prepared to include in its overview a variety of types of organized violence at sea, across a range of maritime spaces including the Indian Ocean.

Previous Cultural History sets from Bloomsbury have been criticised for their Eurocentrism and I am very determined that my Medieval Age volume will not suffer from this. I am hoping that each chapter will attempt coverage of the seas around Eurasia and Africa, even if it focuses on particular areas and sub-periods in more detail. The series aims to present an overview of current research and as coverage is far from comprehensive for this period, in some ways the approach should be self-limiting. 

There is plenty to quibble with about the series - the chronological definition of the periods themselves, their nomenclature, the problems of running the same themes across all the volumes, and, not least, how to present a succinct overview in 10,000 words! Nevertheless, the idea of writing the cultural history of seas is a relatively new idea and to do so across maritime spaces and before 1500 is a pathbreaking endeavour.  As such, this volume represents a brilliant opportunity not only to interest a wide, often non-specialist, audience in this new area of cultural history, but also to formulate new and exciting academic agendas for its future development.

I am aware of the fact that there is a plentiful scholarship on, for example, Norman naval warfare, the Byzantine navy, Viking raiding and so on, but I am looking for a contributor - or a pair of contributors - who would attempt a more wide ranging and comparative approach. It is undoubtedly difficult to find specialists who will readily venture into new geographical areas, even at a survey/overview level, however, I have successfully recruited such rare pearls for the other chapters and you would be writing alongside: Sharon Kinoshita (UC Santa Cruz – “Travelers”), Jessica Goldberg (UCLA – “Networks”), James L. Smith (Trinity College Dublin – “Imaginary Worlds”), Stephanie Wynne-Jones and James Barrett (Universities of York and Cambridge, UK – co-authored chapter on “Practices”), Eric Staples (Zayed University, Abu Dhabi – “Knowledges”), Roxani Margariti (Emory – “Islands and Shores”) and Emmanuelle Vagnon (Paris I and CNRS – “Representation”). 

Each contribution is to be 10,000 words (including notes and bibliography) with 5-6 images allowed per chapter, possibly a few more if other people don't use up their quota (the volume total is to be between 40 and 50 images). The deadline for submission is 1 December 2018, so in a year’s time.

If you are interested in authoring or co-authoring this chapter on “Conflict” please send a full CV and brief statement (100-200 words) of how you would approach this topic and over which geographical areas to

I look forward to hearing from you and please do not hesitate to contact me for more information.

With kind regards,

Elizabeth Lambourn

Reader (Associate Professor) in South Asian and Indian Ocean Studies, De Montfort University UK


International Seminar Estado da Índia: Colonial Periodical Press, Politics & Culture | Deadline: October 30, 2018

Date Organised by 21-23 Jan. 2019 Government College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Quepem–Goa, India

Call for Papers: 30th June to 30th October

The Colonial Periodical Press – Goa Chapter associated with the International Group of Studies of Colonial Periodical Press of the Portuguese Empire (IGSCP-PE - GOA) announces the Call for Papers of the International Seminar on Estado da Índia: Colonial Periodical Press, Politics and Culture organised by Government College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Quepem- Goa, India and to be held on 21-23 January, 2019.

The seminar aims to bring together scholars and professionals working in the area of history of Goa, the history of the Portuguese empire and devoted to study of the colonial periodical press. The seminar seeks to take forward the work currently underway with researchers related to two international groups of studies, that is, the Pensando Goa/Thinking Goa Project ( and the IGSCP-PE (

The Estado da Índia by the nineteenth century comprised of the territories of Goa, Daman, and Diu and shared links with Africa, Europe, and other parts of Asia. There was a remarkable mobility of peoples and ideas across the realms and territories of the Portuguese empire as well as mobility of peoples and ideas through the territories of other European empires, and as such one needs to understand how the Estado da Índia fits into the cultural and political matrix of various colonial empires. The diversity of the colonial periodical press available particularly for the Estado da Índia is ideally suited to produce new and interesting perspectives.

The seminar seeks to discuss and debate the ideological issues and concerns in the colonial periodical press, as reflective of moments in the political, social, and cultural evolution of the history of the Estado da Índia–as parts of a larger whole. There is a need to understand how different groups–in terms of race, caste, gender, and class–represented themselves, and negotiated identity and politics through the medium of print. In this case, the Seminar would particularly stress the importance of reading the vernacular press and talk about the groups that used these diverse linguistic public spheres.

We invite abstracts (max. 300 words) along with brief bio (max. 100 words) that engage with a reading of the colonial periodical press, with a focus on Goa and the Estado da Índia.

The broad themes identified are:

Colonial Periodical Press: Concepts and Theories
Comparative Perspective on the Editorial Comment and Content
Consumption and Advertising in the Colonial Periodical Press
Currents in the Freedom Struggle
Ethnographic Reports and the Colonial Periodical Press
Food and Cuisine
Identity Formation and the Press
Caste and Class in the Colonial Periodical Press
Linguistic Politics, Literature and the Press
Migration, Demographics and the Press
Migrant and Exile Press
Polemics in the Press
Popular Culture and the Press
Religion in the Press
Sports and Masculinity
Tradition v/s Modernity Debates in the Press
Women, Gender and the Colonial Periodical Press
Abstracts may be sent to

Deadline for submission is 30th October, 2018. Notification of acceptance will be delivered by November, 2018.

Convenors Remy Antonio Dias, Prachi Satyawan Naik, Dale Luis Menezes, Dr. Joydeep Bhattacharjee 

For more information:

Contact Email:

CFP: "Demographics, Social Policy, and Asia (Part II)", Education About Asia (EAA)

Education About Asia (EAA) is the peer-reviewed teaching journal of the Association for Asian Studies. Our print and online readers include undergraduate instructors as well as high school and middle school teachers. Our articles are intended to provide educators and academics in the humanities and social sciences who are often not specialists with basic understanding of Asia-related content. Professors and high school teachers also utilize many EAA articles and essays as student readings. Qualified referees evaluate all manuscripts submitted for consideration.We are developing a special section for fall 2018 titled “Demographics, Social Policy, and Asia (Part II).” We hope that this special section will draw upon several of the social sciences and the humanities to inform readers about some of the most significant historical and contemporary demographic phenomena that helped to shape Asian cultures, and have profound potential ramifications for Asian futures. Aspiring authors should be aware that “Demographics, Social Policy, and Asia (Part I)” was published earlier in December 2017.

Interested prospective authors can visit the EAA website ( to see the Table of Contents of the issue and read archived articles from the winter 2017 issue. We welcome a variety of Asia-related manuscript topics but are particularly interested in receiving manuscripts on China since we were able to publish only one China-related thematic essay in the winter 2017 issue. We also strongly encourage high school and undergraduate instructors who have utilized successful thematic-related classroom strategies to submit shorter teaching resource essays.

Please consult Submissions to Education About Asia ( before submitting a manuscript for this special section. Please note our relatively modest feature article and teaching resources manuscript word-count ranges.  Prospective authors who are unfamiliar with EAA should also read archived articles and essays available at no charge in the website below my signature. Prospective authors are strongly encouraged to email me 1-3 paragraph descriptions of possible manuscript ideas and will receive prompt replies to queries.

The Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) at Georgetown University in Qatar (GUQ) welcomes submissions to our Occasional Paper series (focus on the Persian Gulf and the Middle East and North Africa) or The Asia Papers series (broadly encompasses Asia). CIRS publishes original research on a broad range of issues, including international relations, political science, and economics, among many others. 

CIRS accepts manuscript submissions throughout the year.


  • Authors are paid an honorarium for accepted papers.
  • Papers are usually published within six months of being accepted.
  • Papers are easily accessible, and available for free in print and electronic formats.
  • Papers are promoted widely by CIRS and distributed via online academic platforms and search databases, making them highly cited.
  • Twenty printed papers are provided free to authors.

View published titles in the Occasional Papers series:

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  • Papers should be around 10,000 words and cannot have been previously published, or under consideration for publication, elsewhere.
  • Paper submissions must include a brief abstract and biography of the author.
  • All submissions are subject to a double-blind review process.
  • Any copyright concerns are the full responsibility of the author.
  • By submitting work to CIRS, the author agrees to the CIRS Copyright Agreement.

Contact Info: For inquiries, or to send electronic submissions, please contact Suzi Mirgani, Managing Editor for CIRS Publications at  

For full CIRS Submission Guidelines, please visit:

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Call for Book Proposals: Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain

The Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland invites the submission of book proposals on subjects related to the cultures, history, languages and religions of Asia. The Society supports the publication of 4 to 5 books a year in collaboration with a variety of publishers which include Routledge, University of Edinburgh Press, National University of Singapore Press, University of Hong Kong Press, Cambridge University Press, India and the Gingko Library. Recent publications include Anglo-Indians and Minority Politics in South Asia: Race, Boundary Making and Communal Nationalism, U. E. Charlton-Stevens, Routledge (2017), Women in Mongol Iran: The Khatuns, 1206-1335, Bruno De Nicola, Edinburgh University Press with the RAS (2017), Southeast Asia in Ruins, Art and Empire in the Early 19th Century, Sarah Tiffin, National University of Singapore Press with the RAS (2016). Please see for guidelines on the submission of proposals. 

A Modern History of Politics and Violence: Call for Book Proposals

A Modern History of Politics and Violence is a book series, published by Bloomsbury, which promotes scholarship scrutinising the diverse histories of political violence in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, across the globe. 

Volumes in the series examine a wide variety of politicised violence, from histories of genocide, to cultural experiences of war, to the nature and impact of terrorism, to the history of violence in colonial and postcolonial situations. As well as thinking about perpetrators of violence, the series also seeks to examine the impact of violence on victims, politicized memories of political violence, and ideologies and cultural dynamics that are predicated on violent themes.

The series is now looking for new submissions. Book proposals examining histories of political violence in Asian, African, American and Middle East contexts will be looked on favourably. We are also keen to receive more book projects focused focus on European history, especially related to the impact of communism and fascism on twentieth century Europe.

Moreover, we are looking for proposals for monographs or edited collections that engage with themes including:

- Fascism, anti-fascism and violence

- Immigration, precarity and violence

- Political violence and gender

- Transnational networks and political violence

- Faith, religion and violence

- Media and the licencing of violence

- Histories of terrorism

- Communism and political violence

To discuss ideas for book projects that related to any of these themes, or to pitch a project that addresses the topic of violence and modernity in another way, then please feel free to get in touch to discuss your proposal.  

Contact Info: 
Visit the website for A Modern History of Politics and Violence:

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Call for Manuscripts and Book Proposals: Palgrave MacMillan announces its new series, New Directions in East Asian History

The increasing economic and political relevance of the East Asian countries, their growing significance in our interconnected world, and the expanded appreciation, both popular and academic, of the importance of the region’s present and past have converged to stimulate wide interest in scholarly work on issues related to the East Asian experience. The general recognition of the pivotal role that the region is playing in a multipolar international system has also fostered this heightened attraction.

Historians today are increasingly addressing the ways in which history influenced the political, economic and social development of East Asia on the national, regional and global level; thus new perspectives on the distinctive economic and political situation in the region can now be identified.

The proposed book series seeks to address these interests. The series would give particular attention to the years (but not only) going from the Pre-War to the Cold War period in the region with the aim to bring to public attention the results of significant new research on East Asian history and politics in the contemporary era. This would focus on historical studies of politics and intellectual ideas, crosscutting the disciplines of history (in all its various declinations), political science/international relations and sociology.

More specifically, the contributions included in this series would fit (for each case considered) within the following three comprehensive but clear and distinct areas of investigation:

  1. international aspects;
  2. domestic scenario;
  3. broader consequences.

The topics covered should be original and based on innovative methodological approaches. Of particular interest would be works based on previously unexploited primary sources.

To submit a manuscript for consideration by Palgrave MacMillan, please send:

□ a prospectus (see below for details)

□ a detailed table of contents

□ one or two sample chapters

□ your curriculum vitae

If you are proposing a contributed volume, please include titles, affiliations, and brief resumes for each of the contributors, as well as chapter abstracts.

Book series editors: Antony Best (LSE), Oliviero Frattolillo (Roma Tre University), Yuichi Hosoya (Keio University).

Advisory board: Sebastien Lechevalier, Anthony DiFilippo, Frederick R. Dickinson, Kimie Hara, Takashi Inoguchi, Wilhelm Vosse, Guoqi Xu, Ki-Jeong Nam, Tosh Minohara.


For enquiries about this call for book proposals please email Prof. Oliviero Frattolillo (

Call for Book Proposals and Manuscripts: New Studies of Modern Japan

New Studies of Modern Japan, a book series published by Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield and edited by Doug Slaymaker (University of Kentucky) and Bill Tsutsui (Hendrix College), invites proposals, inquiries, and manuscript submissions.

New Studies of Modern Japan is a multidisciplinary series that consists primarily of original studies on a broad spectrum of topics dealing with Japan since the mid-nineteenth century. Additionally, the series aims to bring back into print classic works that shed new light on  contemporary Japan. The series speaks to cultural studies (literature, translations, film), history, and social sciences audiences. We publish compelling works of scholarship, by both established and rising scholars in the field, on a broad arena of topics, in order to nuance our understandings of Japan and the Japanese.  Information on the series is available online at

Recent titles in the series include:

Yokohama and the Silk Trade: How Eastern Japan Became the Primary Economic Region of Japan, 1843–1893, by Yasuhiro Makimura (2017).

The Politics and Literature Debate in Postwar Japanese Criticism: 1945–52, edited by Atsuko Ueda, Michael K. Bourdaghs, Richi Sakakibara, and Hirokazu Toeda (2017).

Rethinking Japan: The Politics of Contested Nationalism, by Arthur Stockwin and Kweku Ampiah (2017).

Creating Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force, 1945–2015: A Sword Well Made, by David Hunter-Chester (2016).

Single Mothers in Contemporary Japan: Motherhood, Class, and Reproductive Practice, by Aya Ezawa (2016).

Japan Viewed from Interdisciplinary Perspectives: History and Prospects, edited by Yoneyuki Sugita (2015).

Traveling Texts and the Work of Afro-Japanese Cultural Production: Two Haiku and a Microphone, edited by William H. Bridges and Nina Cornyetz (2015).

Resilient Borders and Cultural Diversity: Internationalism, Brand Nationalism, and Multiculturalism in Japan, by Koichi Iwabuchi (2015).

Japan’s Multilayered Democracy, edited by Sigal Ben-Rafael Galanti, Nissim Otmazgin, and Alon Levkowitz (2014).

Prospective authors are encouraged to contact Doug Slaymaker ( or Bill Tsutsui (  The series editors and Brian Hill (Acquisitions Editor for Asian Studies at Lexington Books, will be attending the Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference in Washington in March 2018 and would be pleased to meet interested authors there.  In addition, Brian would be able to meet at the American Historical Association Conference (also in Washington) in January 2018.

Tang Center Series in Early China

Sponsored by the Tang Center and to be published by Columbia University Press, the “Tang Center Series in Early China” includes new studies that make major contributions to our understanding of early Chinese civilization or that which break new theoretical or methodological grounds in Early China studies. The series is especially interested in publishing works that analyze newly discovered paleographic and manuscript materials as well as archaeological data. Disciplinary focuses of the series are history, archaeology, art history, anthropology, literature, philosophy, and the history of sciences and technology. The series spans from the Neolithic period to the end of the Han Dynasty (AD 220), or to the end of the Tang Dynasty (AD 907) for titles in archaeology. All submissions are subject to peer reviews and editorial evaluation. For more information, please see Interested authors should submit a book proposal (maximum 25 manuscript pages), accompanied by CV, to: or by mail to: 509 Kent Hall, 1140 Amsterdam Avenue, MC 3907, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027.  

Global Southeast Asian Diasporas: Memory, Movement, and Modernities across Hemispheres 

For some time now, studies on Southeast Asians have often situated the experiences of these peoples within the territorial boundaries of their countries and within the regional framework of Southeast Asia. Geographically fixed to the Philippines, Thailand, Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia, Brunei, East Timor, and Singapore, Southeast Asia emerges, as critical area studies underscore, as a site marked by multivalent politics, histories, and cultures. The processes of globalization, neoliberalism, and war have unmoored such fixities in the Eastern as much as in the Western Hemispheres, causing tectonic shifts in the constructions of memory, massive population movements and migrations, and ever new projects and worldings responding to various regimes of the “modern.” Whereas Southeast Asian studies may remain regionally focused, Southeast Asian American studies must increase its focus on the understudied complex, transnational flows and manifold expressions of the Southeast Asian diasporic experience.

Attendant to the rise of the Southeast Asian diasporas, Global Southeast Asian Diasporas (SEAD) provides a peer-reviewed forum for studies that specifically investigate the histories and experiences of Southeast Asian diasporic subjects across hemispheres. We especially invite studies that critically focus on the Southeast Asian experience from a transnational, comparative, and international perspective. SEAD welcomes submissions from a wide array of disciplinary fields (including history, sociology, political science, cultural studies, literary studies, and anthropology, among others) that innovatively interrogate themes such as refugees, political asylum, gender/sexuality, colonialism, globalization, empire, nation/nationalism, ethnicity, and transnationalism. 

Manuscripts should be at least 90,000 words in length (including end notes and works cited). Manuscripts may also include illustrations, tables, and other visual material. The editors will consider proposals for original monographs, edited collections, translations, and critical primary source editions.

Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/or full manuscripts by email to the publisher Jason Prevost. Please direct all other correspondence to Assistant Editor Gerda Danielsson Coe.

East Asian Popular Culture Book Series

This series focuses on the study of popular culture in East Asia (referring to China, Hong Kong, Japan, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, and Taiwan) in order to meet a growing interest in the subject among students as well as scholars of various disciplines. The series examines cultural production in East Asian countries, both individually and collectively, as its popularity extends beyond the region. It continues the scholarly discourse on the recent prominence of East Asian popular culture as well as the give and take between Eastern and Western cultures.  Visit the Series page:

The series welcomes submissions of book proposals and manuscripts for consideration in English by both established scholars and early-career researchers.  Please send inquires and proposals to the series editor Yasue Kuwahara (

Call for book manuscripts: 'History and Cultures of Food, 1300-1800' series

Food, its preparation and the act of eating are basic cultural acts that characterize all human groups and, in that they are reiterated on a daily basis, constitute the cornerstone of social and cultural interaction. This series seeks to publish contributions to the field of history and culture of food, broadly conceived: a rapidly expanding discipline addressing a rich variety of approaches to a subject that stands at a major disciplinary crossroad. From cultural history to economic history, from the history of heritage products to the history of manners, food is a truly interdisciplinary topic of inquiry, open to research ranging from the history of the cookbook to literary texts, from the still-life to banquet scenes, including the analysis of account books and beyond.

Food history is, at present, a field very much in the making; it is now beginning to establish a canon. This series aims to publish the best work that is being produced today and make available the work of historians coming from different historiographical horizons. To that end, it welcomes scholarly monographs and edited volumes in English by both established and early-career researchers.

To submit a proposal, please contact series editor Allen Grieco ( and acquisitions editor Erika Gaffney (; and/or, submission guidelines can be found online at

Call for book manuscripts: 'Connected Histories in the Early Modern World' series

This series contributes to our growing understanding of the connectedness of the world during a period in history when an unprecedented number of people—Europeans, Africans, Asians—made transoceanic or other long distance journeys. It explores topics that highlight the cultural impact of the movement of people, animals, and objects at a global scale. The series editors welcome proposals for monographs and collections of essays in English from literary critics, art historians, and cultural historians that address the changes and cross-fertilizations of cultural practices of specific societies. General topics may concern, among other possibilities: cultural confluences, objects in motion, appropriations of material cultures, cross-cultural exoticization, transcultural identities, religious practices, translations and mistranslations, cultural impacts of trade, discourses of dislocation, globalism in literary/visual arts, and cultural histories of lesser studied regions (such as the Philippines, Macau, African societies).

Erika Gaffney:

Central Asia Conferences
East Asia Conferences

CFP, International Conference on “Western Critical Theory and Chinese Literary Scholarship” | Deadline: October 30, 2018

The Centre for Humanities Research and the Department of Chinese, Lingnan University (Hong Kong) plan to hold an international conference “Western Literary Theory and Chinese Literary Scholarship” on Lingnan University campus, 23-24 May 2019. 
The conference invites proposals for individual papers or panels that initiate in-depth dialogues between Western and Chinese literary theories. The dialogues should illuminate the unique features of each as well as their shared insights into issues of universal interest from comparative perspectives. We welcome papers that evaluate the application of Western critical theories to the studies of modern and premodern Chinese literature. We will also consider original essays introducing latest Western critical theories that may throw new light on intrinsic and/or extrinsic aspects of Chinese poetry, fiction, drama and other genres. 
A good number of papers will be selected and peer reviewed for possible publication in Prism: Theory and Modern Chinese Literature, a Duke University Press journal (to be launched in 2019), either as themed clusters in a regular issue or as a special issue, in the fall of 2020.  If written in Chinese, selected papers will be peer-reviewed for possible publication in the Lingnan Journal of Chinese Studies 嶺南學報.
Please e-mail individual paper abstract (300 words) or panel proposal including abstracts of all individual papers (1,200 words), accompanied by biographical notes, to by 30 October 2018. The result of acceptance will be communicated on 31 November 2018. Full papers are expected to be submitted by 31 March 2019.
No registration fee is required. Food and refreshment are provided for all participants. Accommodation and meals are provided for participants from outside Hong Kong.
Languages: English and Chinese.
Organizer: The Centre for Humanities Research and the Department of Chinese, Lingnan University, Hong Kong

International Association of Japanese Studies, 2018 J.A.P.A.N ‘in Bits’ December 1-2, Toyo, University, Tokyo | Deadline: October 31, 2018

Applications must be sent by October 31, 2018 to

More information:


Since the latter half of the 20th century, the assumption that nations possess an organic unity has been increasingly challenged as supporting entrenched hierarchies and naturalizing the power of the state while masking violence and oppression. Assumptions of a people unified across time and space by a monolithic culture have been cast into doubt more recently by the erosion of liberal democratic structures, the rise of transnational hyper-capitalism and epochal changes in communication, information and human migration flows. In order to theorize how analyses premised on the nation have foreclosed alternative approaches, the theme of this year’s IAJS conference is “J.A.P.A.N in Bits.” We invite papers that consider how the claim of a singular Japan—past, present and future—has been ripped apart and fragmented into parts that are impossible to conceive as a recoverable totality. We are asking the question: Can we detect fractured and ‘othered’ j.a.p.a.n.s?  

In order to seek a path beyond the hopeless, the incurable, the ruined and the cynical, we ask presenters to imagine the future becoming of j.a.p.a.n.(s). What flux of identities might seep out from the breaches and outlets? What must be resisted and what must be summoned forth? While we hope to gather scholars researching seemingly irresolvable ‘bits’—such as the Fukushima nuclear power issue; Okinawa and the American military; structures of ethnic, cultural and gendered oppression; the hikikomori syndrome and rising precarity—we also invite research that detects hairline fractures signaling something affirmative to come. We challenge scholars to delve into catastrophic crises to engage in utopian, imaginative projections or thought experiments, involving art, anime and manga, architecture, film, literature, philosophy, science fiction, and social practice. Scholars are also invited to consider issues connected with activation points, political incitement, social confrontation and ecological defiance.  

More information:
The 2018 Conference of the IAJS will be held on Saturday, Toyo University for December 1st and 2nd in Tokyo. Applicants wishing to submit proposals for conference papers should follow the guidelines below:
Proposals should be sent by e-mail in plain text and with an attached text file.
Application should be sent by 31 October, 2018 to the address below:
§  E-mail :
§  Address : The International Association for Japan Studies (IAJS)
c/o Dr. Shinya Maezaki, Kyoto Women’s University
35 Kitahiyoshi-cho, Imakumano, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto. 605-8501, Japan
§  Tel&Fax : +81-75-531-7250
For a Japanese name, both in Japanese and English.
For a foreign name, both in foreign and Katakana.
If relevant, include Rank (e.g. Professor, Associate Professor, Ph.D.Cand.).
If the institution is in Japan, then the name should be given in both English and Japanese.
[Title of Paper]
In English and Japanese.
In English, 300 words or less.
[Brief CV]
In English or Japanese.
Title of one book or one article (with title, year of publication, name of the journal, etc.).
[Research Field or Topic]
[Contact Address]
Name, address, e-mail, and telephone number.
[Conference Presentation Fee]
All the members are free to participate in the IAJS conferences. Conference Presentation Fee for non-members is 5,000 yen

送付:申込書は、e-mailにより、本文(plain text)に記入し、且つ、(文字化け対策のため)同じ内容を記入したテキスト・ファイル(拡張子txtのファイル)をも添付して送って下さい。
申し込み締切: 2018年10月31日
申込先:〒605-8501 京都市東山区今熊野日吉町35 京都女子大学 前崎信也研究室気付「国際日本学会」第13回大会申込受付係
Email :
Tel&Fax : +81-75-531-7250
(英語)300 Words 以内で書いて下さい。

Call for Papers: Christianity and the Rule of Law in Chinese Societies  | Deadline: October 31, 2018

Dates: March 29-31, 2019 (arriving on 28th and departing on April 1st)

Place: Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

The Center on Religion and Chinese Society at Purdue University invites papers that examine the relationship between Christianity and the rule of law in a Chinese society. We welcome both scholarly research papers of empirical, historical, or case studies, and personal reflection papers by Christian practitioners of the law (lawyers, judges, legislators, law enforcement agents, etc.).  A personal reflection paper by a law practitioner should reflect on one’s own conversion, Christian beliefs, and the impacts of faith on the practice of the law. A scholarly paper may address any of these topics below and the analysis may be at the micro, meso, or macro levels, but they must be on Christianity in one of the Chinese societies. We particularly welcome papers on the following topics:

  1. Christian roles in the making or remaking of the constitution in the ROC or PRC, or the Basic Law in Hong Kong or Macau
  2. Christian roles in the development of the modern judiciary system
  3. Christian roles in the making of some particular law or regulation
  4. Christian roles in the defense of civil rights or human rights
  5. Christian perceptions of the rule of law
  6. Christian organizations and civil society 
  7. Christianity and the legal culture in Chinese societies
  8. Christianity and public theology regarding the rule of law
  9. Faith and law practice among Christian lawyers, legislators, judges, or enforcement agents (such as police)

Based on submitted abstracts, we will select 20 participants to make presentations. Hotel expenses of the presenters will be covered. A limited number of travel funds is available to subsidize transportation costs for those who apply.

Deadline to submit abstracts: October 31, 2018. The abstract should be between 500 and 1,000 words. Please include a brief c.v. and a note about whether or not applying for a travel subsidy and if so, how much. We will notify the selected participants of acceptance and travel funds by November 30, 2018.

Deadline to submit draft full paper: February 28, 2019. The paper should be no less than 5,000 words, with proper footnotes and referenced bibliography. We plan to publish a volume of the edited papers.

Please submit your abstract, c.v., note about travel subsidy, and full paper to Lily Szeto

CFP: C21 Global Victorians: When East meets West, University of Warwick | Deadline: November 10, 2018

A One-day Interdisciplinary Conference at the University of Warwick, England
Saturday 15th February 2019

Keynote speaker:

Professor Regenia Gagnier, University of Exeter

Profesor Stefano Evangelista, University of Oxford

Each society imagines the other based on its own social, political, religious and ethical tradition, spiritual paradigms, and perspectives on humanity and the world. The description of foreigners touches on the things that are most intrinsic and most fundamental to any society or culture. “A society’s view of foreigners may at times be one of disinterest, or curiosity, or rapturous approval, or unjust condescension or hatred. But the reasons for this infatuation or repulsion are in themselves always enlightening.” (J. Gernet,1994). The problematic term “Oriental” abounds fascinating arguments, and have already developed into an established school in post-colonial studies since the publication of Edward Said’s Orientalism (1978). It seems that the Western images in Eastern context, however, comparatively received less scholarly attention. Therefore, while exploring the Asian images in the long 19th-century art and literature, this conference also wishes to address a reversed gaze at the “exotic” Occidental Other to present that such intercultural exchanges between the two are in fact mutual. The Victorian style is also a major commercial inspiration in the creative industry in the 21st century. The increasingly popular Neo-Victorian trend in films and fashion arena is encouraging an examination of such “exotic” images in a modern interpretation.

This event aims to create a multi-disciplinary forum where Victorianists and scholars interested in material culture of the Victorian era, in general, to discuss different approaches to study the cultural interchanges between the two sides of the globe – with a focus on East and South East Asia – within the framework of the long 19th century and its legacy in the 21st, highlighting the interconnections between the “Oriental” and the “Occidental”.

We welcome expressions of interest for papers of 15-20 minutes long.

Please send your abstracts (of up to 250 words) to by 10th Nov 2018.

Possible themes, approaches, and topics might include:

• Otherness and diaspora

• Orientalism in Aestheticism

• Neo-Victorian Aestheticism in the Orient

• Victorian Material Cultures

• Chinoiserie

• Japonism

• Wildeana

• Beardsleyana

• Sexuality and gender

• Consuming the Victorians

• Dandyism and Fashion

• Neo-Victorian in manga/anime

Publishing opportunities:

This conference is funded by the Humanities Research Centre and the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies. The outcome of this project will be considered for the Warwick Series in the Humanities (with Routledge) publication.

Contact Info: 
Conference Organiser:

Dee Wu (吴荻) University of Warwick

Contact Email:

Call for Applications: 28th Annual Columbia Graduate Student Conference on East Asia | Deadline: November 15th, 2018

Graduate students are cordially invited to submit
 abstracts for the 28th Annual Columbia Graduate Student Conference on East Asia, to be held at Columbia University on February 15th and 16th, 2019. This two-day conference provides students from institutions around the world with the opportunity to meet and
 share research with their peers. In addition, participants will gain valuable experience presenting their work through discussion with fellow graduate students as well as faculty from Columbia University.

We welcome applications from students engaged in
 research on all fields in East Asian Studies. While applicants may situate their work in disciplines, including History, Literature, Media Studies, Art History, Religion, and other related fields, we especially encourage work that crosses national, temporal,
 and disciplinary boundaries to critically interrogate the categories that both bind and sub-divide area studies.

Presenters deliver a talk no longer than 15 minutes
 based on an academic paper that summarizes research in progress. Those interested in proposing research in alternative forms (such as a performance, film screening, or literary reading) are encouraged to reach out to the committee directly at

The committee also encourages applications from pre-arranged
 panels of up to three presenters organized around a specific research topic, such as a region, discipline, or theme. If you are applying as a pre-formed panel, please make sure to include a tentative title for your panel on the application form. Preference
 will be given to such applications; we encourage panels to include participants from multiple institutions.

Applications are due November 15th, 2018. Please
 apply here.
Successful applicants will be notified of acceptance
 in mid-November 2018.
Final Papers are due January 15th, 2018.

Housing will be available on an extremely limited
 basis. We encourage everyone to arrange their own accommodations in advance. The conference runs from Friday afternoon to late Saturday evening. Travel and lodging information will be available soon, on the conference website.

The committee intends to provide funding to cover
 travel expenses, but on an extremely limited and competitive basis. Participants are encouraged to apply for funding from their home institutions.

We are committed to holding an accessible conference.
 Please let us know what accommodations you require. 

Committee Members
David Borgonjon
Ryo Kawashima
Meng Heng Lee
Melissa Li
Kristin Elizabeth Schreiner
Chuan Xu
Danping Wang
Siwei Wang

Contact Information:
Graduate Student Conference on East Asia
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
407 Kent Hall, Mail Code 3907
Columbia University
New York, NY 10027
Fax: 212-678-8629

Seeking Hosts for the podcast New Books in East Asian Studies | Deadline: Rolling

New Books in East Asian Studies ( is currently seeking hosts interested in conducting interviews with authors of new books on China, Japan, Korea and East Asia generally. Hosting the channel is a good way to bring the work of East Asia to the attention of large audiences. Interested parties should write Marshall Poe at

New Books in East Asian Studies is part of the New Books Network (, a non-profit consortium of 81 author-interview podcasts focused on academic books. The NBN serves 25,000 episodes a day to a worldwide audience. Its mission is outreach and public education.


South Asia Conferences


CFP: International Symposium on Notions of Romani Origin | Deadline: October 31, 2018

The claim in support of the Romani community’s Indian origin -- what the Orientalists first propounded is now reinforced by Genetics -- was, during the 18-19th centuries, premised upon the homophony between Romani and Indian languages. This was in line with notions of ‘border thinking’ so pervasive within the Orientalist discourse, and has since then provoked classist vis-à-vis confrontations and ideological practices of territorializing ‘differential space’ (Lefebvre, 1992). Taking off from here, this symposium seeks to reflect on:
Why and how did the originary myth of the Romani travel across borders?
Why despite an arguable methodology this claim was widely accepted?
Why are linguists and scholars since the eighteenth century obsessed with ‘re-discovering’ the ‘primordial’ connection between ‘India’ and the ethos of wandering?
How do we make sense of the obtrusive Indianization of the ‘genealogical fantasy’ that traces the ‘undesirable’ Romani to the outside?
How does Europe’s paranoia about the Romani take ride, for example, in the postcolonial Indian context?
How has the originary myth been leveraged so as to evoke ethos of ‘Indo-Aryan’ fraternity in the Indian imagination, while public discourses concerning the ‘Romani’ in Europe still mostly invoke fear and anxiety?
How exactly does the myth of the Indic origin override other contentious claims -- the Slovene scholar Franc Miklošič (1813-1891), for example, had traced the Romani to a Greek origin –, and continue to be unreflectively, but unequivocally accepted in the ‘Indian’ imagination? The Indian Union Minister for External Affairs – at the inauguration of the International Roma Conference and Cultural Festival 2016 in New Delhi -- crediting the Romanies to have ‘maintained Indian traditions in the countries that were unaware of India’ is illustrative of obtrusive Indianization of the trope.
The agenda of the symposium is not to assess the veracity of the originary claim(s), but rather to reflect on how such truth claims are furnished, the ideological, epistemological and discursive implications thereof, and how they continue to be (re)appropriated. We seek abstracts that probe into these issues from a wide variety of perspectives and disciplines, with focus on Europe or India. That being said, abstracts with trans-regional or comparative focus are particularly welcome.


A reputed academic press has expressed preliminary interest in publishing an edited volume emerging out of this symposium. Consequently, we plan to include select presentations in the volume.

Application and costs:

Prospective presenters may send a 250-word abstract and a brief bio-note as a single word or PDF attachment to  by October 31st, 2018. We will revert with a decision by November 15th, 2018]. Put ‘Abstract: Romani Symposium_[Your Surname]’ in the subject-head of your email.

There is no organizational fee. The participants should be able to cover their own travel expenses while limited funds for accommodation will be provided by the host.

Contact Info: 
Dimiter Dimov | Centre for Advanced Study Sofia (Bulgaria)

Avishek Ray | National Institute of Technology Silchar (India)

Contact Email:

CFP, KALĀKALPA Journal of Arts, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Ministry of Culture, Government of India

Deadline: November 30, 2018

We are pleased to inform you that Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts has re-launched its bi-annual Journal ‘Kalākalpa’ in July 2017. Kalākalpa addresses itself to a holistic understanding of the arts, not as an activity dissociated from life but as a response to it. Its aim is to foster an active dialogue amongst the scholars of various disciplines. The Journal provides a forum for scholarly articles, research notes and book reviews of the highest quality from cultures around the world and will cover the following field of disciplines: Gender Studies, Archaeology, Anthropology, Art History, Linguistics, Literature, Musicology, Dance, Religious Studies, Philosophy, Sociology, Diaspora,Ecology and Environment studies etc. It welcomes original research with new ideas, pertinent to an area of specialization.The first issue of journal was brought out in July 2017 on Guru Purnima and second issue was brought out on Vasant Panchmi, 2018. The upcoming issue will be launched in July 2018 and later in January 2019. In this connection scholars from all across  the globe are requested to contribute articles for the upcoming issue. Articles will be selected on the merit of research.

We release our journal  Periodically in the month of January and July. 
kindly send your write-up /article for the 4th issue of the journal by November 30th, 2018 as it will undergo a series of editing and proofread before final publication and release in the month of January , 2019

Contact Info: 
For further queries please contact East Asian Programme Unit at , Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts, 

To know about Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, please follow the link

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Colonial Institutions and the Uses of Law in Early Modern South Asia (Nijmegen, 28 January 2019)

Indian Ocean World in the 18th Century (IOW18) Workshop Series

28 January 2019, Radboud University Nijmegen (Netherlands)

Organized by: Dries Lyna, Luc Bulten (both Radboud University Nijmegen) and Leonard Hodges (King’s College London), in partnership with Leiden University

Discussant: Dr. Nandini Chatterjee (University of Exeter)

Law has long been recognised as one of the most important fields for understanding the creation and maintenance of the colonial state in South Asia. Historians have shown how both criminal and civil law were a means for subjugating and governing colonised populations, as legal codes and property regimes served to maintain the social order and legitimise the extractive capacity of the colonial state. Recent research shifted away from this top-down perspective, and close attention to the actions of indigenous litigants has revealed how local populations used colonial legal systems to serve their own interests, with a great deal of present-day work focusing on legal pluralism. Yet the vast majority of this literature has addressed the question of law and colonialism in South Asia through the lens of the British colonial experience, privileging a particular path with all its subsequent implications for how we conceptualise the trajectory of South Asian history. In addition, the strong focus on British 19th-century institutions seems to have blurred the possible influence of their early modern (or even pre-colonial) predecessors.   

This one-day workshop seeks to complicate teleological readings of law and its relationship to colonial institutions and state-making by drawing on contexts beyond and before British domination in the subcontinent. By evoking the ‘uses of law’ we hope to capture both the constraints and opportunities the creation of colonial institutions posed for a wide range of people, whether colonial administrators, local elites, merchants, farmers or widows.

Central questions in this workshop are:

  1. How did pluralistic settings affect the development of colonial institutions, and in what ways did these institutions appropriate and transform indigenous legalities? 
  2. How might local actors have sought to contest or benefit from particular colonial institutions? 
  3. And to what extent is it possible to capture indigenous agency when meditated through colonial institutions? 

We therefore invite researchers to consider law in relation to 17th- and 18th-century colonial institutions, broadly defined, including courts of law, trading companies, religious missions and tax administrations. We welcome proposals from both junior and senior scholars with different geographical backgrounds, and comparative studies are certainly encouraged. Abstracts (max. 300 words) should be sent to before October 22, 2018. Decisions on acceptance of presentations will be communicated no later than October 29, 2018. For more information, contact one of the workshop’s organisers. 


Call for Panelists for Annual Conference on South Asia | Deadline: Rolling

We are seeking a third panelist for our panel titled "Lineages of the Urban: Public Spheres, Literary Production and Sex Marketplaces in Colonial North India" that has been accepted for presentation at this year's Annual Conference on South Asia (October 26-28). The panel will be chaired by David Boyk ( from the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at Northwestern University.

The panel originally featured paper proposals on different themes across three cities: Lucknow, Jaipur and Allahabad. Our fellow panelist who was meant to present a paper on Jaipur will not be able to make it to the conference. We invite scholars who wish to present work relating to urban expression in Indian (preferably north Indian) cities to contact us about participating in the panel. For more details, please see the panel abstract below:

"Conceptual frameworks of the city and the urban have shown tremendous import for understanding the engagement between social processes and spatial forms. Cities are sites at which multiple social relations and identities intersect, and often play host to important contestations over power. The objective of this panel is to explore expressions of urbanism in the north Indian cities of Lucknow, Jaipur and Allahabad during the colonial and princely periods from a bottom-up perspective by utilizing marginalized archives, vernacular literature and  reading official records against the grain. The papers explore: the making of political subjectivities within the public sphere in mid-twentieth century Jaipur; literary discourses on the city-space and urban experience in twentieth-century Allahabad; and the spatial manifestations of sex marketplaces in late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century Lucknow. As this panel wishes to disentangle urban histories from the top-down approach of state governance, our methodologies involve reading archives against state perspectives, while also utilizing manuscripts, novels, newspapers and civil society records in order to chalk out the urban history of cities independent of larger frames such as nation and community. Our panel aims to propose new modes of understanding the city and the urban beyond Western theorizations of the concept that largely focus on Eurocentric contexts and experiences. We take a hybrid approach to cities, contending that city-spaces ought to be considered in their uniqueness and specificity, while also acknowledging the broader influence of state structuring. In taking this approach, ‘Lineages of the Urban’ seeks to offer insights on the specific urban experiences, memories, and spatialities in Indian cities, how identities play out amid different modes of power relations, and how evidence can be marshalled for the purposes of recovering marginalized experiences of urbanism."

Contact Info: 

If you are interested in participating in the panel or have any questions about it, please contact Zoya Sameen ( or Sanjukta Poddar ( Thank you for your consideration.

Southeast Asia Conferences


Call for Proposals for the first year of competition of the Luce Initiative on Southeast Asia (LuceSEA) | Deadline: October 29, 2018

The LuceSEA Guidelines are available on the Luce Foundation’s  website at

Southeast Asian Studies Call for Book Reviews | Deadline: Rolling

The internationally peer-reviewed journal  Southeast Asian Studies  invites scholars to review the following titles on Southeast Asian studies. Reviews are between 1400-1800 words.  Interested scholars should an email to the reviews editor, Associate Professor Julius Bautista <> containing the following:  (1) an indication of which title they would like to review,  (2) a description of their scholarly expertise, (3) their full mailing address and (4) their complete CV.  

For more information, please see the original posting here

Transnational & Comparative Conferences


The IC Buddhism & Australia is pleased to invite abstracts for panel sessions and individual papers for the 8th International Conference Buddhism & Australia that will be held on 7-9 February 2019 in Perth, Western Australia | Deadline: October 20, 2018

This conference investigates the history, current and future directions of Buddhism in Australasia and is a platform for scientists and Buddhists to present their latest researches on Buddhism. Researchers across a broad range of disciplines are welcomed as well the submission of pre-formed panel proposals.

The main themes of the Buddhism & Australia 2019 are

Buddhism and its History in India
Buddhism and its History in Sri Lanka
Buddhism and Computers
Buddhism in our days Tibet
The organizers are also open to proposals for contributions on Buddhist history, philosophy, texts as well for proposals on any related theme.

Proposals may be in Word or RTF formats with the following information:

affiliation as you would like it to appear in program
email address,
title of proposal,
body of proposal; no more than 300 words,
up to 10 keywords.
CV max 2 pages
Proposals should be submitted by October 20, 2018 by the following email:

If a proposal is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by December 20, 2018. We acknowledge receipt and answer to all proposals submitted.


NB! Early Bird registration fee of 460 AUD is possible until August 1, 2018
To participate in the 8th International Conference Buddhism & Australia, please contact Marju Broder, by the following email:

Contact Info: 
Organizing Chair Marju Broder
tel. +61 0 405549923
Contact Email:

2019 Meeting of the Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies | Deadline: October 31, 2018

I am pleased to announce that the 58th annual meeting of the Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies will be held January 18–20, 2019 at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. More information can be found on our new website, which is

The program committee welcomes proposals for individual or panel presentations from faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars. Proposals must be submitted no later than October 31, 2018. You must complete the submission form online. Submit panel submissions here and individual paper submissions here. Please direct any questions about proposal submission to our program chair, Professor Han Li, and questions about conference logistics to our local arrangements chair Professor Chia-rong Wu.

Conference participants must be dues-paying members. SEC/AAS dues are $20 ($10 for students). The membership application form is available on the SEC/AAS website. Please submit this form with the correct dues to Professor Li-ling Hsiao, Department of Asian Studies, New West 113, CB#3267, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599. 

Program Chair
Han Li​
Modern Languages and Literatures Palmer 118
Rhodes College​
Memphis, TN 38112

Local Arrangements Chair
Chia-rong Wu
Modern Languages and Literatures Palmer 118
Rhodes College​
Memphis, TN 38112

Three $200 travel awards are available to graduate students. Those who wish to be considered for these awards should note this on their paper proposals. Preference will be given to students in the Southeast region who must travel more than two hundred miles to attend.

 58th Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, January 18-20, 2019 | Deadline: October 31, 2018

I am pleased to announce that the 58th annual meeting of the Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies will be held January 18–20, 2019 at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. More information can be found on our new website, which is
The program committee welcomes proposals for individual or panel presentations from faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars. Proposals must be submitted no later than October 31, 2018. You must complete the submission form online. Submit panel submissions here and individual paper submissions here. Please direct any questions about proposal submission to our program chair, Professor Han Li, and questions about conference logistics to our local arrangements chair Professor Chia-rong Wu.
Conference participants must be dues-paying members. SEC/AAS dues are $20 ($10 for students). The membership application form is available on the SEC/AAS website. Please submit this form with the correct dues to Professor Li-ling Hsiao, Department of Asian Studies, New West 113, CB#3267, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599. 
Program Chair
Han Li           
Modern Languages and Literatures
Palmer 118
Rhodes College       
Memphis, TN 38112
Local Arrangements Chair
Chia-rong Wu
Modern Languages and Literatures
Palmer 118
Rhodes College       
Memphis, TN 38112
Three $200 travel awards are available to graduate students. Those who wish to be considered for these awards should note this on their paper proposals. Preference will be given to students in the Southeast region who must travel more than two hundred miles to attend.
I look forward to seeing you at the 2019 meeting in Memphis, Tennessee!
Lane J. Harris
Associate Professor of History
Furman University

CALL FOR PAPERS, Global Asias 5 Conference, Penn State University, Apr 5-7, 2019 | Deadline: November 5, 2018

Penn State’s Department of Asian Studies announces Global Asias 5, a biennial conference hosted to complement the work of our award-winning journal Verge: Studies in Global Asias (published by the University of Minnesota Press). By bringing into relation work in Asian Studies, Asian American Studies, and Asian Diaspora Studies, Verge covers Asia and its diasporas, East to West, across and around the Pacific, from a variety of humanistic perspectives—anthropology, art history, literature, history, sociology, and political science— in order to develop comparative analyses that recognize Asia’s place(s) in the development of global culture and history. In that expansive and multidisciplinary spirit, we invite paper proposals for the specific panels and roundtables listed below for the conference, to be held April 5-7, 2019. Please note: this year we are also accepting panel submissions (detailed submission instructions can be found at the end of this announcement).

Materials (250-word abstract and brief c.v.) to specific roundtable and panel organizers, or panel submissions to the general conference submission email (, should be submitted byNovember 5, 2018.

Thanks to the generous support of the Department of Asian Studies, the College of the Liberal Arts, and the School of Languages and Linguistics, Penn State will cover 3 nights lodging and food costs for all conference presenters. In addition, we will provide all conference participants with a 1-year subscription to Verge: Studies in Global Asias. General questions about the conference and the panel submission process should be directed to Tina Chen (


Jessamyn Abel ( and Leo Coleman (

Infrastructures are often invisible—pipes running underground, wires tucked inside walls, opaque legal regimes and economic forces channeling human mobility—but some are meant to be seen. Glittering commuter rail systems, smooth highways, and bridges spanning impressive distances at dizzying heights move people but also broadcast a statement about the states that built them or the spaces and people they connect. This roundtable explores the aesthetic dimension of infrastructure: what Brian Larkin characterizes as a form of poetics and John Durham Peters refers to more colloquially as “bling.” Our aim is to ask how image-making through infrastructure has shaped identity in different ways at various levels of society. We welcome paper proposals addressing the connection between identity, spectacle, and any aspect of the planning, construction, and operation of infrastructures, as either concept or material reality in Asia, Asian America, and Asian diasporic communities around the world.


Bruno Jean-Francois ( and Neelima Jeychandran (

The maritime trade networks in the Indian Ocean facilitated not only the movement of people, but also played a crucial role in nurturing commercial, cultural, and religious exchanges between Asia, Africa, and the Arab world over extended historical periods. Many sites in the Indian Ocean world—including coastal regions and their hinterlands and myriad islands—evidence this cross-pollination of people, culture, and ideas. In particular, the migrations of Asians across the Indian Ocean maritime littoral and beyond to the Atlantic and Pacific oceans are visible through hybrid architectural structures, motifs, surface designs, cuisines, sacred geographies, and linguistic traditions. In Indian Ocean studies, while much attention has been devoted to studying mobilities and transcultural exchanges, the circulation of artistic practices, crafts, performances, and literary traditions, remains less explored. This roundtable aims to pay special attention to artistic practices and literary imaginations to discuss how the world of the Indian Ocean is constructed, portrayed, and articulated through material, performative, and literary registers. How do artists, craftsmen, writers, poets, and performers borrow and reinvent popular and shared lexicons, trends, and imageries of the Indian Ocean? How are these artistic and literary practices either constructing or reconstructing notions of shared Asian affinities, personhood, and knowledge?

Jonathan E. Abel ( and Joseph Jeon (

The history of contemporary gaming cultures, whether openly sold as games or hidden behind game-like incentive strategies in the open market, can trace its route through computerization and modeling cultures beginning in the early cold war. Much of this history of has been told from an Anglo(phone)centric perspective. This roundtable looks at what a difference bringing Asia and Asians into consideration of this discourse makes. We are especially interested in papers addressing the following questions:

  •  How do gaming and gamification as optics reconfigure our sense of geopolitical transnational relations routed through Asia?
  • What is distinctive about game production and game cultures in Asia?
  • Are the military roots of game theory part of the Asian history of game theory?
  • When did the gamification of contemporary culture begin?
  • Do video games lead or follow gamification in Asia?
  • What games or gamified venues (media, platforms, infrastructures, etc) are key to understanding the multiple Asian histories of gaming?


Sites of Intervention: Asian Art in the Age of the Anthropocene
Chang Tan (

To comprehend and ultimately reconfigure the Anthropocene world, one must tackle the tension between the planetary scale of the issues and the human scale that is particular to each locale. The countries and communities of Asia, many of which are in the process of creating and sustaining a modernized lifestyle for large populations in already overburdened environments, have become a fertile ground for ecologically-minded and site-specific art. This panel invites scholars, critics and artists to investigate the strategies, affects, and ethics of ecological art in Asia and the Asian diaspora, with an emphasis on artworks and projects that engage and intervene with the space in which they position themselves, both topographically and socio-politically. We welcome papers addressing topics such as the dialectics between aesthetics and activism, the production and reception of ecological art in its targeted milieu, art’s role in unveiling and disrupting networks of eco-exploitation within and beyond the Global South, and the possibility of art as means to imagine non-Anthropocene heterotopias in their locality.

Against Witness:
Non-Commemoration, Counter-Memorialization, and Anti-Monumentality in Global Asias
Tina Chen (

As Andreas Huyssen has noted, “Remembrance as a vital human activity shapes our links to the past, and the ways we remember define us in the present. As individuals and societies, we need the past to construct and to anchor our identities and to nurture a vision of the future.” But Cathy Park Hong argues that “when a poem becomes commemorative[, i]t becomes all pious gesture and drained of meaning. When a poem becomes commemorative, it dies.” Without challenging the importance of historical memory itself, this panel builds on Hong’s provocative assessment to explore the ways in which remembrance can be made possibly through artistic practices of non-commemoration, counter-memorialization, and anti-monumentality. As part of this exploration, we welcome papers that theorize alternatives to narratives and monuments of official remembering; examine specific sites illustrating the ways in which historical traumas have been both remembered and forgotten; study the possibilities and limits of “secondary witness”; and explore the formal and generic innovations that accompany efforts to produce non-commemorative accounts of the past.

De-essentializing Asian medicine
Ran Zwigenberg (

Over half a century ago, Joseph Needham famously characterized modern science as “being like an ocean into which the rivers from all the world’s civilizations have poured their waters.” In his attempt to highlight the significance of Chinese science, technology and medicine in world civilizations, Needham admirably argued for putting non-Western medicine on the same level as Western medicine. However, such an approach, its good intentions notwithstanding, obscures the power dynamics of the meeting between “Asian” and “Western” medicine. It also homogenizes “Asia” as a monolithic whole and downplays intra-Asian dynamics as well as the place of Asian diasporic practitioners. The panel proposes an examination of Asia-focused histories within the social history of medicine by examining how Asian and diaspora practitioners engage with medical issues, theories, and practices. We call for papers that examine the encounter between Asia and the West, as well as the ways in which inter-Asian connections mobilize regional/global medicine. We are especially interested in proposals that demonstrate how colonial and postcolonial encounters shaped the practice of medicine in Asia and the impossibility of disentangling some form of “pure” Asian medicine from its global context.

Colored Waters, Fluid Geographies: on Afro-Asia Connections
Gabeba Baderoon (

In 1996, Ania Loomba offered a fascinating analysis of gendered portrayals of Africa, Asia and the Americas in the imperial imaginary. Specifically, Loomba demonstrated how the Americas were viewed as an innocent, naked and virginal New World in contrast to Asia’s literate, wealthy polities, which were represented as secretive, veiled and unsettlingly calculating, whereas Africa formed a complex mixture – exemplified by Conrad’s barbarian woman, uncontrollable and possessed of inaccessible knowledge. These divergent imperialist discourses defined Africa and Asia as distinct cultural geographies. Yet, a history of pilgrimage, trade, mutual exploration and cultural exchange have linked these terrains for centuries, suggesting that the Indian Ocean and Western Asian land bridge are as much conduit as barrier, similar to the Himalayas and the Sahara. For this panel, we invite papers that consider new ways of seeing and framing connections between Asia and Africa beyond received frames. Building on works of literary imagination and new scholarly frameworks— such as Indian Ocean Studies and Theories of the South—that have expanded the perspectives through which we see relations between Asia and Africa beyond the framework of postcolonial studies, we are particularly interested in considering vernacular literary expressions and ontological narratives of mobilities and complex histories of exchange, that construct and disseminate Afrasian consciousness differently.

Bordering and Knowledge Making in Asia
Shuang Shen (

Aimed at bridging the interdisciplinary studies of borders and borderlands (by political geographers David Newman and Anssi Paasi, philosopher Etienne Balibar, and anthropologists Sandro Mezzadra and Brett Nielson, and others) with a critical inquiry of knowledge production in and about Asia and Asians, this panel invites papers that map the ways in which academic disciplines (literary studies, cultural studies, anthropology, geography, etc.) come to terms with both geographical and conceptual borders. Border theorists have reminded us that the border is a more complex institution than a line in the sand, that its operation often manifests as an ongoing process that can never be finished. How do these discussions shed light on the notions of ethnicity, race, class, caste, and gender that use borders as a framework of analysis? How do borders dictate questions of belonging-- not just of population and communities, but of cultural artefacts and/or literary texts? How do they dictate distinctions between the local vs. the global, homeland and diaspora, colonial and post-colonial? How do borders condition the human experience of time and temporal categories such as periodization? This panel encourages contributions from both social scientific and humanities disciplines.

This year, we are also welcoming the submission of panel proposals. Panel proposals should include a 1-paragraph panel abstract, four paper abstracts (each no longer than 250 words), and the cvs of all panelists. We encourage panel proposals that embody the expansive mission of Verge’s Global Asias project; panels reflecting the varied kinds of diversity cultivated by the journal (geographic, historical, disciplinary, and field) will be especially attractive to the conference organizers. If a panel is accepted for GA5, we will ask a Penn State colleague to serve as the panel chair. The entire proposal should be submitted as a single PDF document to All submissions due by November 5, 2018.

Call For Papers - World History Association & Global Urban History Project | Deadline: November 30, 2018

28th Annual Conference of the World History Association jointly with the Global Urban History Project

San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 27 - 29, 2019

Cities in Global Contexts and The Caribbean as Crossroads

The World History Association invites individual paper or organized panel proposals for its 28th Annual Conference, a joint meeting with the Global Urban History Project, to be held in Puerto Rico.  Proposals for panels, workshops, roundtables and individual papers are welcome on topics related to the conference themes - Cities in Global Contexts and The Caribbean as Crossroads - or on other topics of general interest to world historians.  Our associations promote interdisciplinary conversations about scholarship and teaching, so work in anthropology, political science, literature, art and the natural sciences is welcomed and encouraged.

For the “Cities in Global Contexts” theme, we seek panels by world historians who have taken up urban topics, panels by urbanists attracted by the challenges of global research, and panels that bring these two groups together. We are also interested in strengthening professional networks that cross between these two fields, so conference attendees who wish to do so will be able to join GUHP as part of their conference registration. For the “Caribbean as Crossroads,” we seek panels that address the long history of this region, from the first settlements in c. 5000 BCE to the 2017 hurricanes. Needless to say, panels that address both the “Cities in Global Contexts” and the “Caribbean as Crossroads” themes are especially welcome!

Proposals may take several forms:

– organized panels of (generally) three panelists and one chair, plus, optionally, one discussant;
– round tables with four to six participants, which involve five-minute opening statements from participants and then conversational dialogue with the audience;
– workshops on specific teaching or research techniques or practices;
– individual papers (15–20 minutes in length); or
– meet-the–author sessions, in which the authors of recently-published books discuss their approaches and methods and engage in discussion.

Organized sessions—full panels, round tables, and workshops—receive priority in the program and receive earlier notification of acceptance. Individual papers, if accepted, will be arranged into suitable panels by the Program Committee, but these will receive later notice of acceptance.

Papers should be presented in English. A/V requests will be honored as much as possible, but A/V is always subject to failure, so handouts of essential information are always welcome.
The portal for panel and paper proposals is being handled by the World History Association, and is now live:
The deadline for proposals is November 30.
Contact Info: 
Kerry Vieira
World History Association
Telephone: 617-373-6818

Contact Email:

West Asia/Middle East Conferences