Calls for articles and essays on Chinese Americans history/studies and Chinese in America history/studies 2024 issue

Jonathan Lee Announcement
Announcement Type
Call for Papers
California, United States
Subject Fields
Asian American History / Studies, Chinese History / Studies, Ethnic History / Studies, Geography

Published annually since 1987, Chinese America: History and Perspectives—the Journal of the Chinese Historical Society of America, a peer-review journal published by the Chinese Historical Society of America is currently accepting articles for its 2024 issue. Chinese America: History and Perspectives is interested in articles/essays on any and all topics related to Chinese American history, as well as other topics related to Chinese American studies. We are interested in oral history, community history, and other historical narratives that document the Chinese experience in the United States. 

Contributors are encouraged to submit an abstract prior to submitting a full paper. The deadline for the abstract submissions is Feb. 15, 2024. Abstracts should be no longer than half a page, and single space. After the initial review, full articles for the selected abstracts should be submitted by March 1, 2024. The word count range must be between 3000-8000 words, not including references and endnotes. Photographs are welcome as long as contributors can grant copyright permission, and provide a high-resolution version in JPEG format.

All accepted authors will have to be or become members of the Chinese Historical Society of America before their works are published by the journal. Membership information is available at:   

Manuscripts should be formatted according to the Chicago Manual of Style.

Chinese America: History and Perspectives is a scholarly indexed journal available through EBSCO, PQ, JSTOR, Libris, etc.

As a pointer:

  • Avoid footnotes.  All notes should be placed at the end of the article as endnotes.

Contributors will be sent a copyedited proof for review before publication.

About CHSA
The Chinese Historical Society of America promotes the contributions and legacy of the Chinese in America through its exhibitions, publications, and educational and public programs in the Museum and Learning Center. The Chinese Historical Society of America Museum is the oldest organization in the country dedicated to the interpretation, promotion, and preservation of the social, cultural, and political history and contributions of the Chinese in America. When founded in 1963, there were fewer than 250,000 people of Chinese descent living in the US and CHSA was a lone voice for the study and dissemination of the history of this segment of the US population. Today, as the number of Chinese in the US has risen to nearly 4 million, CHSA strives to be a responsible steward of the remarkable narrative of this rapidly growing and increasingly visible community. We are housed in the landmark Julia Morgan-designed Chinatown YWCA building at 965 Clay Street, San Francisco.

Please send abstracts to Editor, Jonathan Lee, Ph.D. at

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Jonathan Lee, Ph.D.
Pronouns: he, him, his
San Francisco State University
Department of Asian American Studies
1600 Holloway Ave, EP 103
San Francisco, CA 94132
Office: 415-338-2279
Fax: 415-338-7593

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