Call for Applications: Academic Writing for International Publication Workshop

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22-23 June 2023, Daegu, South Korea

Presented by the Association for Asian Studies with support from Sweden

Deadline for Submitting Applications: 15 April 2023

The Association for Asian Studies is pleased to announce a workshop for junior scholars aimed at promoting the publication of research articles in international journals. The workshop will take place on Thursday and Friday, 22–23 June 2023, at Kyungpook National University (KNU) in Daegu, South Korea, and will be hosted by KNU. Workshop sessions will take place on Thursday afternoon and all day Friday. Participants will need to arrive in Daegu by midday on June 22nd at the latest.

Participants will attend presentations explaining what editors look for in evaluating manuscripts and common mistakes that authors make. Presenters will also discuss English-language writing conventions, effective ways to present Asian data to international audiences, handling referees’ reports, and selecting a journal.

Each participant will also attend an individual session with one of the mentors, who will review their manuscripts and discuss what might be done to help prepare it for submission to an international journal.

The workshop is designed for scholars in the humanities and social sciences, including but not restricted to Anthropology, Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.

Application Forms

Application forms can be downloaded at the AAS website or by clicking here. Completed applications and draft manuscripts must be received by midnight (US EDT) on 15 April 2023. Successful applicants will be notified by 30 April 2023.

The Workshop Mentors

Dr. Paul H. Kratoska is a former editor of the Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, a former director of the National University of Singapore Press, and current editor of the Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society. His research interests focus on Southeast Asia, and he has published books and articles on the Japanese Occupation of Malaya, the history of rice cultivation in Southeast Asia, nationality and citizenship, and school history textbooks.

Dr. Mark P. Bradley is Bernadotte E. Schmitt Distinguished Service Professor of International History and the College at the University of Chicago, and editor of the American Historical Review. His research interests include twentieth-century U.S. international history, global history of human-rights politics, and postcolonial Southeast Asia. He is currently preparing a history of the global South and is the general editor of the forthcoming Cambridge History of America and the World.

Dr. Linda Grove represents the U.S. Social Science Research Council and the Harvard-Yenching Institute in Tokyo. She formerly taught Chinese social and economic history at Sophia University, where she served as dean and as vice president with responsibility for international programs and research management. Her publications include books and articles on Chinese rural industrialization and social change, East Asian trade history, and Chinese women’s history, as well as translations of Japanese and Chinese scholarship on Chinese history.

Michael Duckworth is Publisher of Hong Kong University Press. He previously served as Publisher of University of Hawaii Press, Executive Editor at University of Washington Press, and Director of American University of Cairo Press. 

Call for applications and application form at the AAS website:

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