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

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Call for Papers
April 20, 2018
Subject Fields: 
Asian History / Studies, Demographic History / Studies, East Asian History / Studies, Social History / Studies, World History / Studies

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 fall 2018 titled “Demographics, Social Policy, and Asia (Part II).” 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. Aspiring authors should be aware that “Demographics, Social Policy, and Asia (Part I)” was published earlier in December (print copies have been mailed and the online issue will be available in early January).

What follows are suggested manuscript titles that authors did not address in Part I of this series. The listed titles are only suggestions, but prospective authors should get a specific idea of topics that are of interest: “The Dilemma for China: Reconciling Economic Growth with an Aging Population,” “China’s One-Child Policy (1980-2016): A History,” “Indian Education and Gender Equity,” “Northeast Asian Diasporas and Wealth Accumulation: Past and Present,” “How is Rural to Urban Migration Changing China?,” and “Understanding Conceptualizations of Caste in South Asia: An Introduction.” We also welcome demography and social policy-related manuscripts that focus upon additional Asian cultures not included in this list.

We also strongly encourage high school and undergraduate instructors who have utilized successful thematic-related classroom strategies to submit shorter teaching resource essays.

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.

Contact Info: 

Lucien Ellington

Editor, Education About Asia

305A Hunter Hall, Dept. 2222

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Chattanooga, TN 37403

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