Call for Papers: Transnational Asia, an online interdisciplinary journal

Transnational Asia is a new online interdisciplinary journal, put out by he Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice University, and edited by Sonia Ryang & Richard J. Smith.

In blurbs I excerpt from various parts of the journal’s website, they write:

Transnational Asia envisions Asia in transnational time and space. Interdisciplinary, transhistorical, and trans-spatial in approach, Transnational Asia publishes scholarship that challenges traditional understandings of Asia, moving beyond the confines of area studies and nation-state focus and capturing the emergent forms of Asia-related, Asia-inspired, and Asia-driven themes and sites of inquiry in the world today.

Transnational Asia stands on a multidisciplinary premise, encouraging scholars in broad humanistic and social scientific disciplines to submit their work. Being a web-only journal, our goal is to turn our journal into a space where highly engaging scholarly discussions on transnational Asian themes are posted in a timely manner free from the constraints of traditional journal publication. At the same time, we uphold scholarly rigor and, therefore, all main articles will be peer-reviewed. Additionally, each issue will have a specials section with two or more articles discussing an overlapping theme and review articles whereby authors present their views on the basis of two or more books recently published.

As a web-only journal, Transnational Asia maintains flexibility regarding article format. Transnational Asia accepts articles in either social scientific or humanistic citation format. Articles should be about 5,000 to 8,000 words in length, and an abstract of about 250 words summarizing the author’s work should also be included. The inclusion of visual and audio-visual materials is particularly welcome. Transnational Asia does not accept for publication articles that have already been published elsewhere. If an author wishes to submit a previously published article that has been substantially revised, the author must first contact the editorial office for discussion.

Prospective authors are encouraged to make preliminary inquiry by directly contacting the Editor-in-Chief.”

All articles from their inaugural Dec 2016 issue are freely available on the website.

About Travis

I am a scholar of Japanese & Okinawan history with a particular interest in the history of arts and culture, and inter-Asia interactions, in the early modern period. I have been fortunate to enjoy the opportunity to live in Okinawa for six months in 2016-17, and in mainland Japan on multiple occasions, including from Sept 2019 to now.
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