Call for Manuscripts: “Teaching Asia’s Giants: India”

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Call for Papers
August 1, 2020
Subject Fields: 
Asian History / Studies, South Asian 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 winter 2020 titled “Teaching Asia’s Giants: India.” Intended for the humanities and social sciences, sample topics for the special section might include Hindu-Muslim relations: Past, Present, and Future, India’s Historical Impact on Southeast Asia, India’s Democracy: Successes and Challenges, Classical India and the Mediterranean World, Urban and Rural Dimensions of India’s Physical and Human Geography, Does Caste Still Matter in Contemporary India?, China, India, and Contemporary Global Geopolitics, The Indian Economy: Problems and Opportunities, and Integrating Indian Literature into Secondary and Undergraduate Literature Courses. These topics are offered only as examples and the scope of the special section is intentionally broad. Manuscripts on a variety of other historical and contemporary topics that could be especially relevant for middle school, high school, and introductory undergraduate general education instructors and/or students are encouraged. 

Please consult the submissions guidelines page of the Education About Asia website 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 at the EAA website.

Since approximately half of EAA readers teach at the undergraduate level and roughly half of readers are secondary or middle 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, philosophy and religion, sociology, literature, economics, geography, and 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 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 by on or before August 1st, 2020Prospective authors are welcome to contact me at

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Lucien Ellington
Editor, Education About Asia
305A Hunter Hall, Dept. 2222
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Chattanooga, TN 37403

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