Call for Manuscripts: “Asian Literature in the Humanities and the Social Sciences"

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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 winter 2019 titled “Asian Literature in the Humanities and the Social Sciences.” This special section is intended for not only literature courses but a number of other academic disciplines that benefit from the pedagogical inclusion of literature. A few examples of possible topics for the special section include literature and understanding Southeast Asian maritime history, Japanese business novels, using Asian primary sources in history courses, historical fiction and understanding Asia’s past, Tang Dynasty poetry in world literature courses, Tagore and Gandhi’s works as Indian responses to the challenges of the West, and literatures of the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution.


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 approximately half of readers are secondary school teachers, we seek suitable manuscripts that are useful for instructors and/or students in undergraduate survey and 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 on or before August 1st, 2019. Prospective 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