CFP-Asia and Globalization-Deadline Extended-Spring 2018

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Call for Papers
March 15, 2018
Texas, United States
Subject Fields: 
Asian History / Studies, Chinese History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, East Asian History / Studies, Political Science


In collaboration with the Asian Studies Program at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, NETSOL (www.netsoljournal.netis pleased to call for papers for a special issue (Spring 2018) on Asia with a theme, Asia and Globalization: Trends and Challenges. Launched in 2017, the UTRGV Asian Studies minor has organized several events in its inaugural year, including the First Southwest Texas Asian Symposium. This special issue aims to attract papers from both the presenters at this symposium and other scholars with research on this field. Scholars in social sciences and humanities with research consistent with this theme are encouraged to submit their papers for the special issue on Asia. Dr. Minhee Eom and Dr. Xi Chen, the executive officers of the Southwest Texas Asian Symposium and Asian Studies faculty, will be the co-guest editors of this special issue.

Asia has served as the cradle of cultures and civilizations since the early periods of history. With its vibrant and diverse cultures, Asia has provided alternative modes of arts, religion, and philosophy to the world. The rise of Asian economic powerhouses and modern cultural waves has attracted the attention of scholars to diverse research on Asia.

Despite its massive socio-political and economic influence across globe, Asian influence on the globalized world does not receive as much scholarly attention as it deserves. This special issue aims to consolidate scholarly works pertain to Asia in the globalized world from a multi-disciplinary perspective. We welcome articles from a wide array of disciplines covering, politics, economics, history, philosophy, humanities, art, as well as sociology, anthropology, international relations, and education.


Possible subjects may include but are not limited to:

  • Asian Economic Development and its Global Impact
  • Asian Political Issues and their Global Outlook
  • Asian Philosophical and Religious Influences
  • Asian Influence on Art and Humanities
  • Social Implications of Asian Growth
  • Linguistic and Cultural Contact with Asia
  • Teaching Asian Language and Culture
  • Linguistic and Cultural Contacts in the Globalized World  
  • Political & Economic Development in the Asia-Pacific Region
  • Social Identity, Norms, and Psychological Trends among Asians
  • Issues in Global Education


Deadline to submit papers:  March 15, 2018.


Submission Format: Because of its interdisciplinary character, NETSOL accepts submissions written in different writing styles. Please use the most commonly-used writing style in your discipline; Chicago Manual of Style, APA, or MLA. Once a paper is accepted for publication, the editor/s may ask the author/s to clarify style-related issues.

Note: NETSOL is a faculty-run open-access journal. There is no submission, processing or publication fee required from the author.

How to Submit

All submissions for the special issue should be submitted to with a Subject: NETSOL SPR 18 Special Issue



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Tamer Balci

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