Scheduled Thematic Special Sections

Each issue of Education About Asia includes a substantial thematic section. See below for a listing of themes for the scheduled special sections along with submission deadlines.

Prospective authors of feature-length articles are strongly advised to be aware of the focus of each special section before developing a manuscript. Although feature articles that are unrelated to the theme of a given issue will occasionally be published, it is probable that there will often be a long time lapse between acceptance of these types of manuscripts and their publication.

Prospective authors should bear in mind, however, that the RESOURCES section will continue to include essays and reviews about a variety of topics. Authors are welcome to submit resource essays and reviews on topics dealing with any aspect of Asia.

Regardless of the type of article a prospective author is considering submitting, he or she should carefully read the author submission guidelines.

As is the case with all manuscripts, please send electronic versions to the EAA editorial office at edast@utc.edu.

Publication Schedule for Special Sections

FALL 2021 (26:2): Engaging Asia: Film, Documentaries, and Television
The focus of this special section will be exclusively upon Asia-related movies, documentaries, and television series appropriate for both students and instructors. Particular attention will be given to visual media on Asia-related topics that appear in school and undergraduate survey-level courses, standards, and texts. A systematic effort will also be made to introduce visual media from lesser-known Asian cultures, both to expand course coverage of these cultures, and to illuminate their interactions with better known areas of Asia and with the rest of the world. The deadline for receipt of manuscripts has now passed.

WINTER 2021 (26:3): Asia in World History: Comparisons, Connections, and Conflicts (Part 1)
The intent of this special section, the first of a two-part series, is to assist understanding of global history in school and undergraduate survey-level courses through focusing upon the multiple internal and external contacts between Asian and non-Asian cultures that helped shape early world history, as well as cultural comparisons and contrasts. Manuscripts considered for the issue include a variety of topics ranging from pre-history to the end of the 15th century. Deadline for initial receipt of manuscripts is AUGUST 30, 2021.

SPRING 2022 (27:1) Asia in World History: Comparisons, Connections, and Conflicts (Part 2)
The intent of this special section, the second of a two-part series, is to assist understanding of global history in school and undergraduate survey-level courses through focusing upon the multiple internal and external contacts between Asian and non-Asian cultures that helped shape modern world history, as well as cultural comparisons and contrasts. Manuscripts considered for the issue include a variety of topics ranging from the 16th century until the present. Deadline for initial receipt of manuscripts is NOVEMBER 30, 2021.

FALL 2022 (27:2) Teaching Asia in Middle Schools
A disproportionately high number of American students first encounter the study of Asia when they are in middle school, since at least twenty-one US states, including California, New York, and Texas, feature Asia in state curriculum standards. Although there are curricular variations, many middle school US state standards include Asia in 6th and/or 7th grade world history and/or geography. We seek a wide variety of articles and teaching resource essays intended for instructors who teach students who are eleven-fourteen years of age. We welcome prospective authors from other countries as well, who teach these age groups or work with middle school educators. Deadline for initial receipt of manuscripts is May 20, 2022.

WINTER 2022 (27:3) Non-Thematic Issue
EAA was originally conceptualized as a publication like a magazine in that most issues would not be thematic. In 2004, primarily to create systematic education resources for a variety of academic disciplines the AAS Board enacted a policy whereby every issue of EAA would be thematic. A rich body of content appropriate for those academic disciplines that are commonly taught in secondary schools and introductory college and university courses now exists in our archives. The forthcoming two issues of EAA for winter 2022 and spring 2023allow potential contributors from multiple academic disciplines, providing manuscripts are crafted for EAA’s target audiences (middle, high school and beginning college and university survey courses), the freedom to be published in a journal whose strength should be its breadth. Given the structural change just described, for a high quality EAA to be published, it is particularly important that potential contributors first send a short prospectus to the editorial office before developing a submission. Deadline for initial receipt of manuscripts is August 1, 2022.

SPRING 2023 (28:1) Non-Thematic Issue
EAA was originally conceptualized as a publication like a magazine in that most issues would not be thematic. In 2004, primarily to create systematic education resources for a variety of academic disciplines the AAS Board enacted a policy whereby every issue of EAA would be thematic. A rich body of content appropriate for those academic disciplines that are commonly taught in secondary schools and introductory college and university courses now exists in our archives. The forthcoming two issues of EAA for winter 2022 and spring 2023allow potential contributors from multiple academic disciplines, providing manuscripts are crafted for EAA’s target audiences (middle, high school and beginning college and university survey courses), the freedom to be published in a journal whose strength should be its breadth. Given the structural change just described, for a high quality EAA to be published, it is particularly important that potential contributors first send a short prospectus to the editorial office before developing a submission. Deadline for initial receipt of manuscripts is November 30, 2022.