CFP Deadline Extended to Nov. 8: Special Issue of "Chinese America: History and Perspectives—the Journal of the Chinese Historical Society of America"

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Published annually since 1987, Chinese America: History and Perspectives—the Journal of the Chinese Historical Society of America, a peer-review journal published by the Chinese Historical Society of America, is currently accepting articles for its 2020 Special Issue. The journal welcomes research on any and all aspects of Chinese Khmer, Sino-Khmer, multiethnic Chinese Khmer, and Chinese Cambodian American experiences. The Chinese population has resided in Cambodia for generations and makes up less than 1% of Cambodia’s population. Many multiethnic Khmer have Chinese ancestry. This special issue welcomes works that help provide a better understanding of the little-known population of Chinese Cambodians and multiethnic Chinese Khmer populations in the United States and Canada. We welcome comparative studies of the Chinese Cambodian/Chinese Khmer history among diasporic communities worldwide. Submissions may include but are not limited to research articles, genealogies and family histories, oral histories, local community histories, historically related narratives, and personal essays related to, directly or tangentially, Chinese Cambodian/Chinese Khmer Americans.

Contributors are encouraged to submit an abstract prior to submitting a full paper. The deadline for the abstract submissions is Friday, November 8, 2019. Abstracts should be no longer than half a page, single space. After the initial reviewing process, full articles for the selected abstracts should be submitted by January 15, 2020. The word-count range must be between 3,000 and 8,000 words, not including references and endnotes. Photographs are welcome as long as contributors can grant copyright permission, and provide a high-resolution version of it.

All accepted authors will have to be or become members of Chinese Historical Society of America before their works are published by the journal. Membership information is available at:

Manuscripts should be formatted according to the Chicago Manual of Style. 

Chinese America: History and Perspectives is a scholarly indexed journal available through EBSCO, PQ, JSTOR, Libris, etc.

A few specific pointers:
•    Avoid footnotes. All notes should be placed at the end of the article as endnotes.
•    Do not use double spaces. Use only single spaces between sentences.

Contributors will be sent a copyedited proof for review before publication.

Submissions should be sent to Guest Editor, Marimas Hosan Mostiller, at

About CHSA
The Chinese Historical Society of America promotes the contributions and legacy of the Chinese in America through its exhibitions, publications, and educational and public programs in the Museum and Learning Center. The Chinese Historical Society of America Museum is the oldest organization in the country dedicated to the interpretation, promotion, and preservation of the social, cultural, and political history and contributions of the Chinese in America. When founded in 1963, fewer than 250,000 people of Chinese descent were living in the US, and CHSA was a lone voice for the study and dissemination of the history of this segment of the US population. Today, as the number of Chinese in the US has risen to nearly 4 million, CHSA strives to be a responsible steward of the remarkable narrative of this rapidly growing and increasingly visible community. We are housed in the landmark Julia Morgan-designed Chinatown YWCA building at 965 Clay Street, San Francisco.

Marimas Hosan Mostiller 
Guest Editor 
Chinese America: History and Perspectives