Call for Proposals on Diasporas - Amsterdam University Press

Bernard Keo Discussion

Amsterdam University Press invites submissions for its new book series Diasporas in Asia and Beyond. This series aims to explore diasporic experiences scattered in different parts of the world through rethinking ‘Asia’ as a unique experience for those arriving, as much as it is for those departing. It accentuates Asia’s transnational and/or cosmopolitan bonds with the world and vice versa by considering the diverse connections, both imagined and actual, that diasporas fabricated in the course of settling in or leaving Asia. The process of re-settlement, establishment, and growth of diasporic communities has produced complex dynamics: changing transimperial or transnational relationships with ancestral homelands, new forms of contestation and collaboration in markets, workplaces, political arenas, social spaces in Asian cities and beyond, conflict and competition with diasporic communities sharing the same heritage elsewhere in the world, and the rise of unprecedented polyglot cultures and hybrid identities that combine local, communal, national, and global experiences, as well as individual and communal pursuits past and present. 


We welcome monographs and edited volumes from all major disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and law (including but not limited to, history, anthropology, sociology, economics, geography, literature, cultural studies, and media studies) that focus on accounts and discourses situated in the margins of dominating colonial or national narratives, as well as diasporic experiences with negotiating and establishing spaces of their own that resulted in new forms of collaborations and divisions. 


Series editor: Dr. Catherine Chan, University of Macau

Editorial Board:

Prof. Tina Clemente, University of the Philippines Diliman
Prof. Daniel Goh, National University of Singapore
Dr. Vivian Kong, University of Bristol
Dr. Bernard Keo, La Trobe University
Dr. Francisca Lai, National Tsinghua University
Dr. Ka Kin Cheuk, City University of Hong Kong
Dr. Sophie Loy-Wilson, The University of Sydney


To submit a proposal, please email Loretta Lou, commissioning editor at