Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review, a quarterly, open-access online journal, is accepting proposals for photo essays.

Our photo essays include: 1) 20-40 high-quality images with descriptive captions and complete source information, 2) a curator’s statement, and 3) a longer non-peer reviewed essay (8-15 pages) contextualizing the photographs and highlighting their significance for current trends of inquiry in Asian studies. This essay can be written by the curator or by an invited scholar. To view archived Cross-Currents photo essays, please click here.

The photographs should be taken in China, Korea, Japan, or Vietnam. They may be contemporary images taken as part of the curator’s research or archival materials. Please consult the Cross-Currents mission statement to determine whether the proposed essay fits within the journal's historical and disciplinary scope. Obtaining copyright permissions for all images is the responsibility of the curator.

Proposals should include: 5-10 sample images (as a single PDF); a one-page description of the theme of the essay and the timeliness/importance of the images to scholars of Asia; a brief bio paragraph about the curator; and complete contact information. 

Please email proposals to Keila Diehl, Managing Editor, at


Around India with a Movie Camera
By Sandhya Suri
Icarus Films, 2017
72 minutes
Using FBI National Archive footage from 1899 to 1947, the film explores not only the people and places of over 70 years ago, but asks us to engage with broader themes of a shared history, shifting perspectives in the lead up to Indian independence and the ghosts of the past.
Six Acres and a Third: The classic Nineteenth-Century Novel about Colonial India
By Fakir Mohan Senpati
University of California Press, 2005 
217 pages
This sly and humorous novel by Fakir moan Senpati- one of the pioneering spirits of modern Indian Literature and an early activist in the fight against the destruction of native Indian languages- is both a literary work and a historical document. Six Acres and a Third provides a unique “view from below” of Indian village life under colonial rule.

Dead Souls
By Wang Bing
Icarus films, 2018
495 minutes (3 Discs)
In Mandarin Chinese with English subtitles
Deemed "ultra-rightists" in the Communist Party's Anti-Rightist campaign of 1957, prisoners starved to death in the Jiabiangou and Mingshui reeducation camps. Directed by Wang Bing (Fengming), one of the most important Chinese artists and documentarians working today, Dead Souls invites us to meet the survivors of the camps to find out firsthand who these persons were, the hardships they were forced to endure, and what became their destiny.

The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom
By John Pomfret
Picador Publishing
638 pages
A remarkable history of the two-centuries-old relationship between the United States and China, from the Revolutionary War to the present day. Drawing on personal letters, diaries, memoirs, government documents, and contemporary news reports, John Pomfret reconstructs the surprising, tragic, and marvelous ways Americans and Chinese have engaged with one another through the centuries.

Asia / Comparative World History
The Buddhist Swastika and Hitler’s Cross: Rescuing a Symbol of Peace from the Forces of Hate
By T.K.Nakagaki
169 pages
The swastika has been used for over three thousand years by billions of people in many cultures and religions—including Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism—as an auspicious symbol of the sun and good fortune. Hitler's device is in fact a "hooked cross." Rev. Nakagaki's book explains how and why these symbols got confused, and offers a path to peace, understanding, and reconciliation.


ASIANetwork Exchange: A Journal of Asian Studies for the Liberal Arts

The Editors of ASIANetwork Exchange invite submissions for consideration. The journal is a peer-reviewed publication, catering primarily to faculty appointed in liberal arts institutions with programs in Asian Studies. The ASIANetwork Exchange seeks to publish current research, as well as high-quality pedagogical essays written by specialists and non-specialists alike.  We are particularly interested in publishing articles that are suitable for incorporation in the undergraduate classroom.  Please consult our guidelines available on the journal website for more information (
Mission Statement
The mission of the Exchange is to highlight the central role of reflective research to teaching about Asian societies and cultures. The Exchange shares information useful to educators in liberal arts settings through the publication of original research and media reviews in order to provide materials to assist teachers in their own professional development and to deepen the understanding of Asia among campus communities.
Vision Statement
The Exchange serves the unique needs of teaching at a liberal arts college, both to the specialist and non-specialist. The journal intends to make research and pedagogy about Asia accessible to a broader audience of faculty and students. As a scholarly journal dedicated to peer review, the Exchange provides a format and forum for the publication of current research that interrogates Ernest Boyer’s four categories of professorial scholarship: discovery(disciplinary research), application (applying scholarship to address societal issues of concern), integration (interdisciplinary collaboration), and teaching (pedagogical innovation). In serving teachers and students of Asia in the liberal arts, the editors of the Exchange seek out ever new ways to promote and advance scholarly innovation in the field(s) of Asian Studies.
Pedagogical Articles
As indicated in our mission statement above, the journal subscribes to the thinking exemplified in Ernest Boyer’s Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professoriate (1990).  As a scholarly journal dedicated to peer review, the Exchange provides a format and forum for the publication of current research that interrogates Ernest Boyer’s four categories of professorial scholarship: discovery (disciplinary research), application (applying scholarship to address societal issues of concern), integration (interdisciplinary collaboration), and teaching (pedagogical innovation).
Scholarly work that is expressly about teaching has come to be known as the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).  SoTL submissions to the journal should have:
1. Clear goals
2. Adequate preparation
3. Appropriate methods
4. Significant results
5. Effective presentation
6. Reflective critique
These goals were chosen to be familiar to faculty members in the context of evaluating the scholarship of discovery (what is traditionally called “research”) yet applicable to evaluating the other three types of scholarly work addressed above in Boyer’s definition above. (
All submissions, without exception, must be made through our website's online system at  Please register as an “Author” on the website and follow the directions under “Submissions”.  Questions may be directed to the editors at:

Verge Issue 8.1 
Indian Ocean Studies, Afro-Asian Affinities
Edited by Emmanuel Bruno Jean-Francois (Penn State) and Neelima Jeychandran (Penn State)
Submission Deadline: November 1, 2020
All submissions and inquiries should be sent to
While the longue durée history of the Indian Ocean involves the constant movement of peoples, tracing such migration has often undervalued the dynamic commercial, cultural, and religious exchanges between Asia and Africa over extended historical periods. Indeed, many sites of the Indian Ocean World (including coastal belts and their hinterlands and myriad islands) evidence the cross-pollination and transformation of cultural performances, modes of being, and ways of knowing—many of which have traditionally been assigned to specific “source” cultures or geographies. Expressions of transoceanic consciousness—visible through hybrid architectural structures, material cultures, cuisines, sacred geographies, literatures, music, and linguistic traditions—point to the prevalence, within the oceanic scape, of fluid localities and practices. These localities are constantly redefined by unscripted processes and transversal ontologies that transfigure subjects, spaces, cultures, and ecosystems by disrupting the fixity of established cartographies and ascribed identities. In Indian Ocean studies, while much attention has been devoted to studying mobilities, commercial and kinship networks, and religious exchanges, artistic transactions, shared affinities, and transcultural expressions remain under-researched.
This issue of Verge thus invites original essays that pay special attention to alternative narratives, uncharted networks, and invisible cartographies of the Indian Ocean World that call for a re-assessment of localities, idioms, and scapes. Building on new scholarly frameworks—such as Indian Ocean Studies, Afro-Asian Studies, and theories of the Global South—that have expanded the perspectives through which we define and theorize relations beyond the inherent tension of postcolonial studies, we solicit work that maps the dissemination of indigenous knowledge and related practices between Afro-Asian geographies to understand how older frameworks of knowing generate eclectic projections and renderings about Africa in Asia and vice versa. We are particularly interested in considering how vernacular or so-called local expressions and ontological narratives of mobilities foreground complex histories of exchange that construct and disseminate the idea of transcultural consciousness differently. Engaging with the arts, literatures, performances, popular cultures, diasporic narratives, new media, and cinema from both Asia and Africa via the transoceanic circuit of the Indian Ocean, we ask: How do communities construct and reinvent the Indian Ocean as a space of transcultural assemblage? How do creative and expressive cultures reactivate or present occluded (his)stories of shared affinities, ontologies, and knowledge? Topics of interest may include (but are not restricted to): littoral imaginings, navigating languages, performative historiographies, and artistic and bodily practices. 
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. More editorial information can be found on the journal's website.




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.


·       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

To know more, visit

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

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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 Proposals - Routledge Cold War in Asia Book Series

Cold War in Asia Series
Series Editor: Professor Malcolm H. Murfett 
We are currently publishing a new series of books that both explores and addresses some of the more important questions raised by the Cold War in Asia. This series isn’t confined to single country studies alone, but welcomes contributions from research scholars who are tackling comparative issues within Asia during the time of the Cold War. We have already received proposals from both new and established scholars and are currently preparing our first wave of publications. Quality is our goal and the new series reflects this objective by catering for work drawn from a number of disciplines. 
We are now looking for proposals for our second wave of books in this series. Therefore, if you work in the broad field of Cold War studies don’t hesitate to get in touch with the series editor Professor Malcolm Murfett at King’s College London ( Books, both single authored and edited manuscripts, should preferably be within the 60,000 – 100,000-word range, although we are also very interested in shorter studies (25,000-50,000 words) that focus on elements of the Cold War struggle in Asia. 
If you are working on a project that seems to fit these guidelines, please send a detailed proposal to the series editor. Every proposal will, of course, be subject to strict peer review. If the proposal is supported by experts in the field, it will be our aim to begin publishing the next volumes of this series within a year to eighteen months of the issuing of a contract to the author. 



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:

View published titles in The Asia Papers series:


  • 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:

Contact Email:


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: 
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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

Call for Applications ofStorying the sustainable intelligence of the Earth in the new Himalaya online seminar, 30 Nov – 11 Dec, led by the HUC Trans-Himalayan Environmental Humanities Thematic Working Group.


East Asia Conferences

Applications for the
73rd Japan-America Student Conference 
Close on December 11, 2020!

The 73rd Japan-America Student Conference (JASC) will bring together American and Japanese university students from a variety of academic disciplines to live, travel, and conduct original peer-reviewed research together. Over the course of this academically intensive and culturally immersive conference, delegates will build lifelong friendships, develop cross-cultural communication skills, and connect with leading professionals in the field of US-Japan relations, all while gaining a firsthand understanding of this ever-evolving and multifaceted relationship.

The 73rd JASC will travel to Kyoto; Aomori; Fukushima; and Tokyo, Japan from 
August 2 to August 20, 2021

All full-time undergraduate and graduate students studying in the United States are eligible to apply for the 73rd JASC. 

JASC welcomes applications from students of all academic majors to foster a deeper, interdisciplinary exchange. As the official language of the Conference is English, no prior experience in Japanese language or Japanese studies is required.

Link to application

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.


Call for Chapters. Japanese Horror: New Critical Approaches to History, Narratives and Aesthetics.
Edited by Subashish Bhattacharjee (Jawaharlal Nehru University), Ananya Saha (Jawaharlal Nehru University) and Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina)
The cultural phenomenon of Japanese Horror has been of the most celebrated cultural exports of the country, being witness to some of the most notable aesthetic and critical addresses in the history of modern horror cultures. Encompassing a range of genres and performances including cinema, manga, video games, and television series, the loosely designated genre has often been known to uniquely blend ‘Western' narrative and cinematic techniques and tropes with traditional narrative styles, visuals and folklores. Tracing back to the early decades of the twentieth century, modern Japanese horror cultures have had tremendous impact on world cinema, comics studies and video game studies, and popular culture, introducing many trends which are widely applied in contemporary horror narratives. The hybridity that is often native to Japanese aestheticisation of horror is an influential element that has found widespread acceptance in the genres of horror. These include classifications of ghosts as the yuurei and the youkai; the plight of the suffering individual in modern, industrial society, and the lack thereof to fend for oneself while facing circumstances beyond comprehension, or when the features of industrial society themselves produce horror (Ringu, Tetsuo, Ju on); settings such as damp, dank spaces that reinforce the idea of morbid, rotten return from the afterlife (Dark Water)—these are features that have now been rather unconsciously assimilated into the canon of Hollywood or western horror cultures, and may often be traced back to Japanese Horror (or J-Horror) cultures. Besides the often de facto reliance on gore and violence, the psychological motif has been one of the most important aspects of Japanese Horror cultures. Whether it is supernatural, sci-fi or body horror, J-Horror cultures have explored methods that enable the visualising of depravity and violent perversions, and the essence of spiritual and material horror in a fascinating fashion, inventing the mechanics of converting the most fatal fears into visuals.

The proposed volume will focus on directors and films, illustrators and artists and manga, video game makers/designers and video games that have helped in establishing the genre firmly within the annals of world cinema, popular culture and imagination, and in creating a stylistic paradigm shift in horror cinema across the film industries of diverse nations. We seek essays on J-Horror sub-genres, directors, illustrators, designers and their oeuvre, the aesthetics of J-Horror films, manga, and video games, styles, concepts, history, or particular films that have created a trajectory of J-Horror cultures. Works that may be explored in essay-length studies include, but are not limited to, Kwaidan, Onibaba, Jigoku, Tetsuo: The Iron Man and its sequels, Audition, Fatal Frame, the Resident Evil game franchise, Siren, Uzumaki, Gyo, Tomie, besides the large number of Japanese horror films that have been remade for the US market, including Ringu, Ju on, Dark Water, and Pulse among others, and a host of video games with Western/American settings (such as the Silent Hill franchise) and film adaptations (Resident Evil franchise)—analysing the shift from the interactive game form to consumable horror in the cinematic form. For adaptations, we are also looking for essays that analyse the shift from the interactive game form or image-and-text form to consumable audiovisual horror in the form of cinema and vice versa. Analyses of remakes could also focus on the translatability of Japanese horror vis-à-vis American or Hollwood-esque horror, and how the Hollywood remakes have often distilled western horror cinematic types to localise the content.

Directors, designers and manga artists working in the ambit of Japanese horror cultures who may be discussed include, but are not limited to, Nobuo Nakagawa, Kaneto Shindo, Masaki Kobayashi, Hideo Nakata, Takashi Miike, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Ataru Oikawa, Takashi Shimizu, Hideo Kojima, Junji Ito, Kazuo Umezu, Shintaro Kago, Katsuhisa Kigtisu, Gou Tanabe and others. Other issues that may be explored in J-Horror cultures may include the issue of violence and gore, gender and sexuality, sexual representation, the types of the supernatural, cinematic techniques and narrative techniques and others.

At this stage we are looking for both, submission of complete articles of up to 7000 words or abstracts for proposed chapters up to 500 words within September 15th, 2019. The papers must be written according to the MLA stylesheet, following the rules of the 7th Edition handbook, with footnotes instead of endnotes. All submissions (Garamond, 1.5 pt line spacing) must be accompanied by an abstract (200-250 words) and a short bio-biblio of the author. Images, if used, should preferably be free from copyright issues—sourced from creative commons/copyright-free sources, or permissions should be obtained from relevant copyright holders.

Enquiries and submissions are to be directed to Subashish Bhattacharjee, Ananya Saha and Fernando Pagnoni Berns at

KFLC: The Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Conference 2020

April 16th-18th, 2020 – University of Kentucky – Lexington, Kentucky
East Asian Studies
Deadline for Abstract Submission: 
November 11th, 2019, 11:59 PM EST
The KFLC is proud to open sessions devoted to the presentation of scholarly research in the area of East Asian Studies.  Abstracts are invited in all areas and aspects of this field, including, but not limited to:
Class, gender, ethnicity/race
Colonialism and Diaspora
Memory, violence, and nation
Popular culture in global markets
Performance, agency, and identity
Ethics of literary-cultural studies
Classical literature; new readings
Media studies, music studies, film studies
Social movements – justice, citizenship, and resistance
The avant-garde – arts in contexts
Body, space, and the public sphere
The politics of writing – writing within/against culture
Paper presentations are 20 minutes followed by a 10-minute question & answer session. In addition to individual abstracts for paper presentations, proposals for panels of 5 papers will be considered.  

The KFLC has a tradition of attracting scholars from a broad range of languages and specializations. This year’s conference will have sessions in Arabic and Islamic Studies, Classical Studies, East Asian Studies, French and Francophone Studies, German-Austrian-Swiss Studies, Hispanic Linguistics, Hispanic Studies (Spanish Peninsular and Spanish American), Indigenous and Endangered Languages, Intercultural Studies, Italian Studies, Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Language Studies for the Professions, Linguistics, Lusophone Studies, Neo-Latin Studies, Russian and Slavic Studies, Second Language Acquisition, and Translation Studies. 
Submitted abstracts should be no more than 250 words. 
Panel proposals of 5 presentations should be submitted as follows: The panel organizer should electronically submit a panel proposal.  The panel proposal cannot exceed one page in length and should include the theme of the panel, the organizer's name and contact information, and the names, contact information and affiliations of the panel participants.  Each participant MUST submit an individual abstract using our online system in addition to the panel proposal.  Please indicate that your presentation is part of a pre-organized panel and list the title and organizer of the panel in the abstract.
Please visit our website for details pertaining to the track that interests you. Be sure that your paper or panel is prepared according to the track’s guidelines including, but not limited to, the format and the language of presentation. Acceptance of a paper or complete panel implies a commitment on the part of all participants to register and attend the conference. All presenters must pay the appropriate registration fee by April 1st, 2020 to be included in the program. Failure to pay by this deadline will result in the immediate removal of your abstract from the conference program. We will attempt to contact you multiple times before removing your presentation.
For general information about the conference and paper presentation guidelines, and to submit abstracts and panel proposals BY NOVEMBER 11th, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST, please visit our website:
Contact Info: 
Doug Slaymaker
Professor of Japanese
University of Kentucky

Contact Email:

Special Issue: Re-thinking North Korea
The world has seen an unprecedented intensity of references to North Korea in global media outlets. Starting with the New Year’s greetings by Kim Jong Un that unmistakably courted South Korea’s good will, the appearance of his sister, Kim Yo Jong, in the Pyeongchang Olympic Games, followed by a series of North-South high level meetings starting with the April summit between Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong Un which marked the historical first time that any North Korean leader set his foot on the southern soil ever since the 1953 ceasefire of the Korean War. The world had a second wave of astonishment when Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un met in person in Singapore. While the events of 2018 may not have brought about a notable progress in US-North Korea relations, symbolically, it is undeniable that a series of "first-evers" were recorded in the history books.
Looking ahead, the editorial committee of Transnational Asia seeks to produce a special issue under the title: “Re-thinking North Korea.” Re-think, or think again, about North Korea—because the past conventions have to be adjusted, if not fundamentally, to a considerable degree, in terms of how we, the global observers, perceive this nation state, its society and culture, its political agenda, and above all, its own identity. The committee is accepting an abstract of about 250 words capturing the aspects of the changes that took place in 2018, locating them in history and placing them in the arena of serious academic discourse. The interested authors are encouraged to contact Sonia Ryang if they wish to further discuss their ideas. If the authors are ready to submit their abstract, please send it to Amber Szymczyk

South Asia Conferences

2021 Rustgi Undergraduate Conference on South Asia

Isolation and its Discontents
February 26th and 27th, 2021
University at Buffalo, SUNY

We present the third annual Rustgi Undergraduate Conference on South Asia by reflecting upon the rich history of South Asia and its connection to present-day conditions. We invite papers on the theme of “Isolation,” where isolation may be interpreted broadly, whether in its social, political, or environmental sense. To a lot of us today, isolation on a global scale would seem like a novel phenomenon. But both in its metaphorical and literal manifestations, isolation has throughout history been a marker of something tempestuous and has provoked resistance. The conference will feature a keynote lecture from Aniruddha Dutta, Associate Professor in the departments of Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies and Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Iowa.

Undergraduate participants from all disciplines, working on any topic relating to the region, are welcome to submit proposals. Possible topics of discussion include:
Socio-political forms of isolation, including separation and seclusion
Physical isolation
Efforts to isolate certain “master categories” (caste, race, gender, nationality) out of the messy reality of humanity
Myths of environmental isolation
Atavistic claims, be they nationalist, religious, linguistic, or otherwise
Isolation and diaspora
While this list of suggestions is by no means exhaustive, we encourage papers that address less commonly researched sociopolitical issues, communities, or theories. We hope to organize panels around presentations addressing similar issues that draw from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including the social sciences, natural sciences, engineering, management, humanities, fine arts, and others. 

Please click to submit proposals.

The conference will be held online on Friday, February 26th, and Saturday, February 27th, 2021. Students presenters should plan for 15-minute presentations. Each panel will include 30 minutes for discussion.

Proposals, including 250-word abstracts and the contact information of a faculty supervisor, must be submitted via the online submissions portal ( by January 1st, 2021.

When submitting abstracts, applicants must affirm that they will be enrolled as undergraduate students at the time of the conference. Those in graduate programs or not currently enrolled in an undergraduate program will not be permitted to present. The organizers reserve the right to confirm student status with their advisor and home institution.

Please contact for more information about the conference. 
To view past conference programs, please visit or

The third annual Rustgi Undergraduate Conference on South Asia is made possible by a generous gift from Dr. Vinod Rustgi and his family.


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

“Making and Unmaking Southeast Asian Spaces” Annual SEASGRAD Conference

Theme: “Making and Unmaking Southeast Asian Spaces”
Deadline for submissions: February 15, 2021
Notification of acceptance: March 14, 2021
Full name / name of organization: University of California, Riverside, SEASGRAD Contact email:

Conference dates: May 14, 2021 Location: Zoom

On May 14, 2021, the Southeast Asian Studies Graduate Student Association (SEASGRAD) at the University of California, Riverside will host its second annual conference. While the conference in the past has been held in-person, this year, for the safety of all participants, we will be holding the conference virtually. We intend this conference to provide a platform for engaging with interdisciplinary research in Southeast Asian Studies, to create a communal space for generative dialogue and networking, and to support emerging student-scholars and artists in the field. We welcome proposals from graduate students as well as advanced undergraduates. This year’s conference also welcomes digital research poster submissions and virtual performances.

Through this year’s theme, “Making and Unmaking Southeast Asian Spaces,” we are interested in the instrumental role of space in the cultural, political, and social developments of Southeast Asian communities both within the region and across Southeast Asian diasporas. We are further interested in the ways that intellectuals, activists, and cultural producers imbue and embody spaces––expansively––for community, coalition, and resistance. Potential topics may include:

  • ▪  Transnational spaces and spaces of migration

  • ▪  Borders and boundaries in and between spaces, bodies, groups, nations, genres, etc.

  • ▪  Spaces of community activism and social justice

  • ▪  The body as a space; space and its relations with corporeality and embodiment

  • ▪  Space and its intersections with identity (vis-à-vis race, gender, sexuality, disability,

    religion, class, nationality, etc.)

  • ▪  The politics of localization and globalization

  • ▪  Virtual spaces, online communities, and social networks

  • ▪  Nationalism, nation-building, power structures and their marginalizing effects

  • ▪  Environment, ecology, and the politics of space

  • ▪  Representations of Southeast Asian spaces in literary and cultural forms

  • ▪  Spaces in/of cultural, spiritual, and ritual practices

    Individual and Panel CFP

    Participants may submit a full panel proposal or respond to the individual call for papers. Abstracts (250-300 words) for 15-minute presentations or panel proposals (1-2 pages) may be emailed to by February 15, 2021. We will confirm receipt of all submissions, and will respond with official decisions by March 14, 2021.

Digital Research Poster Presentation

Participants may also submit a digital research poster for presentation on our host website. If interested, email a 250-300 word abstract to by February 15, 2021 with the subject line: DRPP submission. By March 14, 2021, SEASGRAD will inform qualified proposals for the virtual exhibit. All submissions in the Individual/Panel CFP are considered for the Digital Research Poster Presentation.

When accepted, here are the Digital Poster Technical Specifications:

  1. Digital research posters or e-posters are multi-slide digital files, just like the ones used in an oral presentation. You should not include any recorded audio/video in the presentation.

  2. The aspect ratio for all e-posters must be 16:9. This is the default aspect ratio in PowerPoint. If you have the 2010 version of Powerpoint or an older version, please change

    the aspect ratio from 4:3 to 16:9.

  3. For this conference, we are taking the components of the usual, single-image poster and

    convert it into a 3-slide e-poster.

    1. The first slide should contain the title of your abstract, your name, e-mail

      affiliation/s, and corresponding logo/image.

    2. The second slide should have the introduction to your study, method, data analysis,

      and/or discussion.

    3. The final slide should present your results, conclusion/s, and/or bibliography.

  4. To ensure screen legibility, it is strongly recommended that all fonts be size 28 or larger.

  5. You may include images in your presentation. Applicable image file formats include: JPEG, TIFF, BMP, and PNG. Videos/animations/GIF will not be allowed in the


  6. All digital research posters must be saved and uploaded as a PDF.

Send the digital poster to on or before April 26, 2021.

When selected for the virtual exhibit, you have the option to include any of the following in your reply email: a link to your project, a web address that may contain an extended version of your research, or a url to a video presentation (talking head) that explains your work.

Virtual Performance Space

SEASGRAD also opens the space for a virtual exhibit of pre-recorded performances (music, dance, visual arts, theater, spoken poetry, film, etc.) that relates to the theme. These may be projects that have been uploaded online or have been recorded digitally in the last five years. The length of a recorded performance may not exceed 15 minutes. If interested, please send a url of your work to with the subject line: VPS submission by February 15, 2021.

Include a 150-word blurb that speaks of your project/artwork and how it is relevant to the theme of the conference. A confirmation of the acceptance of your work for virtual exhibit will be sent through email by March 14, 2021.


In your individual, panel, digital poster, and virtual performance submission, please include the following details: name, pronouns, department, university affiliation, email, AV requirements (if you have any/and as applicable), any additional accommodations you may need, and a short bio (50-100 words).

Please direct questions to the conference committee at


SEASGRAD is an association of MA and PhD students affiliated with UC Riverside’s Southeast Asian Studies Program, SEATRiP (Southeast Asia: Text, Ritual and Performance.) SEATRiP brings together faculty and students who share an interest in the arts and humanities and are actively engaged with the languages and expressive cultures of Southeast Asia. Work within SEATRiP addresses regionally-specific texts, rituals and performances across time and space. The interdisciplinary program was founded in 2002 by scholars in the Ethnomusicology, Anthropology, and Comparative Literatures and Languages departments. See:


Cornell SEAP Graduate Student Conference

Call for Papers for the 23rd Cornell SEAP Graduate Student Conference, which has the theme “Links and Fractures,” and which will take place virtually March 19-21, 2021.
Abstracts will be due December 18, 2020, and questions can be sent to the graduate committee organizers at All current graduate students with research on Southeast Asia in any discipline are welcome to submit.

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

Call for Presentations and Panels
WSSA's 63rd Annual Conference
 held virtually, due to COVID-19 restrictions
 April 12 - 25, 2021
The conference will accept proposals for:
♦ Live ZOOM sessions (paper presentations, roundtables, workshops)
♦ Recorded sessions (paper presentations, roundtables, workshops)
♦ Hybrid sessions (Recorded sessions, with a scheduled online Q&A session during 2nd week) ♦ Document-only papers (not attached to any other format)
Proposals must be submitted through the website
January 29, 2021

full information here

West Asia/Middle East Conferences