CFP: Transnational Asia

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CFP: Transnational Asia

by Amber Szymczyk

Dear friends and colleagues,

The editorial committee of Transnational Asia: an online interdisciplinary journal calls for submissions for its Fall 2017 issue to be published early 2018.

Transnational Asia envisions Asia in transnational time and space. Interdisciplinary, transhistorical, and transnational in approach, Transnational Asia publishes scholarship that challenges traditional understandings of Asia, moving beyond the confines of area studies and nation-state focus, and capturing the emergent forms of Asia-related, Asia-inspired, and Asia-driven themes and sites of inquiry in the world today.

The Asian and the global are increasingly overlapping, to the extent that it renders the boundaries between Asian Studies and Asian American Studies artificial. Intensifying flows of people, goods, ideas, and culture within Asia and between Asia and the rest of the world attest to that. We do not hold a utopic view about nation-state boundaries: they do exist, and disputes over and about them involve concerns over sovereignty and nationalism, often resulting in immense human and environmental disasters. At the same time, we now live in an age where human movements across national borders are happening in an unprecedented scale, delivering new conflict, new tragedy, and new anxieties, but also new knowledge, new forms of life, and new communities. The journal aims to address this complexity, working around and against and, yet at the same time, critically dealing with national boundaries, in order to capture transnational Asia and beyond precisely.

Transnational Asia stands on a multidisciplinary premise, encouraging scholars in broad humanistic and social scientific disciplines to submit their work of about 4,000 to 6,000 words. An abstract of about 250 words summarizing the author's work should also be included. All main articles will be peer-reviewed. The inclusion of visual and audio-visual materials is particularly welcome.

Submission deadline: November 1, 2017

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Amber Szymczyk
Web Publication Coordinator
Chao Center for Asian Studies
Rice University |