Call for Manuscripts: "Asian Politics"

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
January 8, 2018
Subject Fields: 
Asian History / Studies, Political History / Studies, Political Science, East Asian History / Studies, Southeast 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 spring 2018 titled “Asian Politics.” We hope that this special section will include articles, essays, and reviews applicable to both history and social science courses.

The following are suggested manuscript titles that might be appropriate for the issue but we certainly welcome other submission possibilities: "Asian Democracies: An Overview,” "Teaching about the Crisis on the Korean Peninsula,” “Anglo-American Historical Influences and Contemporary Asian Governments,” “The Han Dynasty and the Roman Empire in World History,” “The Rise of Asian Nationalism,” “Indonesia’s Political Prospects,” “Religion, Politics, and Contemporary India,” “The Geopolitical Ramifications of China’s Post-Mao Rise,” “Tokugawa Japan: Myths and Realities,” “Japan and the UK; Contemporary Politics and Government,” “Lee Kuan Yew’s Political Thought and Asia,” and “Civil Society in Contemporary Asia.”

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

Please consult Submissions to Education About Asia (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 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 government, 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 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 8th , 2018. Prospective authors are welcome to contact me at l-ellington@comcast.net.

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

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