Call for Manuscripts: “Teaching Asia’s Giants: China”

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Education About Asia (EAA) is the peer-reviewed teaching journal of the Association for Asian Studies. Our print and online readers include undergraduate instructors as well as high school and middle school teachers. Our articles are intended to provide educators and academics in the humanities and social sciences who are often not specialists with basic understanding of Asia-related content. Professors and high school teachers also utilize many EAA articles and essays as student readings. Qualified referees evaluate all manuscripts submitted for consideration.


We are developing a special section for fall 2020 titled “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. We actively seek manuscripts on both historical and contemporary topics relating to China. The following paragraph is intended only as a sample of possible manuscript titles. Authors who are interested in addressing other topics are encouraged to contact the editor.


Suggested manuscript titles might include Human Rights in Contemporary China, Early China’s International Interactions, Chinese Diasporas and Economic Development, The Geographies of China and the US: Comparisons and Contrasts, Contemporary Chinese-Indian Relations, Xi Jinping: A Biographical Overview, China-Taiwan Relations: Problems and Prospects, Imperial China’s Examination System: An Introduction, The Status and Role of Women: The Deng Xiaoping Era and Beyond, Understanding China’s Public Health Crises, How Archaeology is Changing Our Understanding of Early China, and Teaching Chinese History with Art. 


Please consult Submissions to Education About Asia included in the site below:

( before submitting a manuscript for this special section. Please note our relatively modest feature article and teaching resources manuscript word count ranges. Prospective authors who are unfamiliar with EAA should also read archived articles and essays available at no charge in the website below my signature.


Since approximately half of EAA readers teach at the undergraduate level and roughly half of readers are secondary school teachers, we seek suitable manuscripts that are useful for instructors and/or students in undergraduate survey and middle/high school courses such as government, world history, economics, human geography, and cultural anthropology as well as introductory Asia-related survey courses including business and management classes. We are not interested in manuscripts that would be intended for upper-level undergraduate courses in Asian studies. We are especially appreciative of manuscripts that are potentially useful at both the lower-level undergraduate and secondary school levels. Manuscripts selected for publication should be written in prose that is easily accessible for high school and/or undergraduate non-specialist instructors and students. We encourage prospective authors to use a prose style much closer to that of a journalist than the prose style of conventional academic journals. The number of endnotes in manuscripts should be minimal compared to what is published in more traditional scholarly journals.


Prospective authors are strongly encouraged to email me 1-3 paragraph descriptions of possible manuscript ideas and will receive prompt replies to queries.


Manuscripts for this special section should be submitted by on or before May 15th, 2020Prospective authors are welcome to contact me at


Lucien Ellington
Editor, Education About Asia
305A Hunter Hall, Dept. 2222
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Chattanooga, TN 37403
Phone: 423-425-2118