Online Workshop: "Asia Pacific Perspectives" Junior Scholar Writing Workshops

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Asia Pacific Perspectives (APP) invites submissions for its Junior Scholar Writing Workshops, to be held online via Zoom in January 2023. 

Dec. 1st Application Deadline

About the Workshops

These workshops are designed to promote the writing and research of young scholars in the field of Asia Pacific Studies. Scholars who successfully complete the workshop series will have their work considered for publication in Asia Pacific Perspectives. 

Junior scholars (assistant professors, post-doctoral scholars, independent scholars, and doctoral students) working in the social sciences and the humanities, especially those working in the fields of history, anthropology, sociology, international studies and security issues, and literature are especially encouraged to apply.

The Workshop Series

Asia Pacific Perspectives will select 6 junior scholars to participate in the workshop series. At the first workshop, 3 junior scholars will present their work and receive feedback from their peers. At the 2nd workshop, the remaining 3 junior scholars will do the same. Participants will also receive feedback on their paper from 1 APP editorial board member. At the end of the series, participants will submit their final papers to be considered for publication in the next issue of APP. 

About the Journal

Asia Pacific Perspectives (ISSN:2167-1699) is an international, peer-reviewed electronic journal that promotes cross-cultural understanding, tolerance, and the dissemination of knowledge about the Asia Pacific. The editors welcome submissions from all fields of the social sciences and the humanities that focus on the Asia Pacific, especially those adopting a comparative, interdisciplinary approach to issues of interrelatedness in the region. The journal facilitates academic discussions among both established scholars in the field and advanced doctoral students. APP is published twice each year by the University of San Francisco Center for Asia Pacific Studies. Visit our website to learn more and read our recent issues.

Submission Instructions

Please submit the following documents via the application form

Contact for questions: perspectives@usfca.edu

  • Abstract (250 words max)
  • Paper draft
    • Article manuscripts, including notes and references, should range between 8,000 and 12,000 words, or approximately 30 pages in length.
    • Manuscripts must be double-spaced with 12-point font and 1 inch margins and formatted for letter-size (8.5 × 11 inch) paper
    • To be considered for the workshop, applicants must submit a full draft of their paper at the time of application.
    • Papers must represent original work not already published or in press. 
    • Audience: Papers should be aimed at a diverse audience including faculty, graduate students, independent scholars, and members of the public interested in the Asia Pacific.
  • Author bio (150 words max)

Key Dates

Dec. 1st

Deadline for the submission of applications 

Dec. 15th

Selection of workshop participants. Papers will be circulated among workshop participants at this time.

Jan. 9th, Time TBD

Asia Pacific Perspectives Junior Scholar Workshop #1

Jan. 23rd, Time TBD

Asia Pacific Perspectives Junior Scholar Workshop #2

Feb. 6th

Article submissions from Workshop #1 participants due to Asia Pacific Perspectives

Feb. 20th

Article submissions from Workshop #2 participants due to Asia Pacific Perspectives

Editor & Editorial Board

Melissa Dale, University of San Francisco, Editor

Daniel Barish, Baylor University

Miriam Gross, University of Oklahoma

Alíz Horváth, Eötvös Loránd University

ann-elise lewallen, University of Victoria

Bonnie Tilland, Yonsei University

Ryoko, Yamamoto, The State University of New York College at Old Westbury

Yu-hua Chen, Akita International University