Call for Manuscripts: "Demographics, Social Policy, and Asia (Part I)"

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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 2017 titled “Demographics, Social Policy, and Asia (Part I).” We hope that this special section will draw upon several of the social sciences and the humanities to inform readers about some of the most significant historical and contemporary demographic phenomena that helped to shape Asian cultures, and have profound potential ramifications for Asian futures. Examples of possible feature articles and teaching resources essays for this special section include utilizing population pyramids in better understanding present and probable changes in various Asian cultures, the economic and social ramifications of high population densities, the problem shared by at least four Northeast Asian polities of low birth rates and aging populations, and the youth factor in Southeast Asian dynamism. The effects of significant movements of migrants within and across national boundaries also offer potentially promising essay topics.

Please consult Submissions to Education About Asia ( 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 world history, economics, human geography, and cultural anthropology as well as introductory Asia-related survey courses. 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 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 10, 2017. Prospective authors are welcome to contact me at

Lucien Ellington

Editor, Education About Asia

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University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

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