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 2020 (25:2) Teaching Asia’s Giants: China
This special section will hopefully include a wide variety of articles and essays suitable for both the humanities and social sciences. Possible topics might include human rights in contemporary China; Chinese technology: past, present, or future; ancient China’s international interactions; western and Chinese views of the “other”; Chinese diasporas and economic development; China’s physical and human geography; and contemporary Chinese-Indian relations. 

WINTER 2020 (25:3) Teaching Asia’s Giants: India
Intended for the humanities and social sciences, example topics for the special section might include Hindu-Muslim relations, the subcontinent and Southeast Asia, India’s democracy: successes and challenges, classical India and the Mediterranean world, comparisons of Indian and Chinese civilizations, the urban and rural dimensions of India’s human geography, and “does caste still matter in contemporary India?” Deadline for initial receipt of manuscripts is AUGUST 17, 2020.

SPRING 2021 (26:1) Asia’s Environments: National, Regional, and Global Perspectives
Hopefully, this special section will include articles and essays that encompass the humanities and the social and natural sciences. Examples of possible articles and essay topics include climate change and Asia, marine debris and Asia, reconciling Asian economic growth and environmental flourishing, Asia-Pacific carbon markets and the environment, an overview of Pan-Asian environmental organizations, the global implications of Asia’s water problems, teaching Asian environmental issues in geography classes, improving air quality in Asia, and Asian environmental history and literature in the classroom. Deadline for initial receipt of manuscripts is NOVEMBER 30, 2020.

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. Deadline for initial receipt of manuscripts is MAY 20, 2021.

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 1, 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.

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