Call for Manuscripts: “Asian Philosophies and Religions”

Lucien Ellington's picture
Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
January 7, 2020
Subject Fields: 
Asian History / Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies and Theology

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 spring 2020 titled “Asian Philosophies and Religions.” This special section will include a wide variety of articles and essays on both philosophical and religious traditions commonly associated with Asia, as well as Western philosophies and religions such as liberal democracy, Marxism, or Christianity that substantially affect parts of Asia. A significant number of special section articles and essays will hopefully focus upon contemporary practices and beliefs, as well as the impact of Asian governments on the human and civil rights of religious practitioners. At least two articles on religious festivals and holidays specifically designed for middle school teachers will appear in this special section.

 

Some examples of possible topics for the special section (by no means all inclusive) include Shinto in Contemporary Japan, Hindu Nationalism and Indian Civil Society, the People’s Republic of China and Religious Minorities, Islam and Indonesia: Civil Society and Politics, Christianity in Contemporary South Korea, Confucius in the Xi Jinping era, Teaching Middle School Students about Shinto and Buddhism in Early Japan, Asian Philosophies and Religions in World History Survey Courses, Vietnamese Millennials and Spirituality, Teaching Asian Philosophies and Religions through Literature, and Teaching Asian Religious Festivals and Holidays in Middle Schools.

 

Please consult Submissions to Education About Asia included in the site below:

(http://www.asian-studies.org/Publications/EAA/Submissions) 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 roughly half of readers are secondary school teachers, we seek suitable manuscripts that are useful for instructors and/or students in undergraduate survey and middle/high school courses such as government, world history, economics, human geography, and cultural anthropology as well as introductory Asia-related survey courses including business and management classes. 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 lower-level 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 January 7th, 2020.

Contact Info: 

Lucien Ellington
Editor, Education About Asia
305A Hunter Hall, Dept. 2222
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Chattanooga, TN 37403
Phone: 423-425-2118