Scheduled Thematic Special Sections

Each issue of "Education About Asia" includes a substantial special section. See below for a listing of themes for the scheduled special sections along with submission deadlines.

Prospective authors of feature-length articles are strongly advised to be aware of the focus of each special section before developing a manuscript. Although feature articles that are unrelated to the theme of a given issue will occasionally be published, it is probable that there will often be a long time lapse between acceptance of these types of manuscripts and their publication.

Prospective authors should bear in mind, however, that the "Resources" section of EAA will continue to include essays and reviews about a variety of topics. Authors are welcome to submit resource essays and reviews on topics dealing with any aspect of Asia.

Regardless of the type of article a prospective author is considering submitting, he or she should carefully read the EAA author guidelines.

As is the case with all manuscripts, please send electronic versions to the EAA editorial office at

Publication Schedule for Special Sections

  • WINTER 2016 (21:3) Traditional and Contemporary Asia: Numbers, Symbols, and Colors
    We seek authors from a variety of disciplines who will develop manuscripts that enable instructors and students to better understand the religious, aesthetic, and sociological impact of numbers, symbols, and colors on human thought and action in Asian societies. The deadline for manuscript submissions has passed.
  • SPRING 2017: (22:1) Contemporary Postcolonial Asia
    Although we hope to publish some manuscripts that focus upon post World War II-Asian Decolonization, a major emphasis of this special section will be upon contemporary Asian polities' achievements, problems and opportunities. Deadline for Initial Receipt of Manuscripts: NOVEMBER 30, 2016.

  • FALL 2017: (22:2) Water and Asia
    We hope to publish manuscripts on ancient Asian river civilizations, water and Asian belief systems, maritime Asia commerce, and contemporary environmental challenges (e.g., water pollution, water supply issues, and climate change and water.) Deadline for Initial Receipt of Manuscripts: APRIL 20, 2017.
  • WINTER 2017 (22:3) Demographics, Social Policy, and Asia (Part I)
    Possible features and essay topics for this special section include population pyramids and understanding Asia, the cultural ramifications of high population density, shrinking workforces and social welfare, and the youth factor and Southeast Asian dynamism. Deadline for Initial Receipt of Manuscripts: AUGUST 1, 2017.
  • SPRING 2018 (23:1) Asian Politics
    Possible special section topics might include Asian dynasties and empires, (e.g., Han and Tang Dynasties, the Mughal Empire, the Tokugawa Shogunate), the rise of Asian nationalism, the Cold War and Asia, Asian democracies, and the geopolitical ramifications of China’s rise. Deadline for Initial Receipt of Manuscripts: NOVEMBER 30, 2017.
  • FALL 2018 (23:2) Demographics, Social Policy, and Asia (Part II)
    This special section will include topics such as immigration and Japanese society, developed Asia: the fertility problem, China: the rural/urban divide, and the global and national impact of Asian diasporas. Deadline for Initial Receipt of Manuscripts: APRIL 20, 2018.