Contact Information, Books for Review, Permissions


Editorial Staff

  • Editorial Assistant: Kyle David, University of California, Irvine

Associate Editors

  • China: Kate Merkel-Hess, Penn State University; Hilde De Weerdt, Leiden University
  • Inner Asia: Rian Thum, University of Nottingham
  • Japan: Gerald Figal, Vanderbilt University
  • Korea: Albert L. Park, Claremont McKenna College
  • South Asia: Rina Verma, University of Cincinnati and Manan Ahmed Asif, Columbia University
  • Southeast Asia: Meredith Weiss, University at Albany, SUNY

Books for Review and Book Review Editors

  • Asia Comparative/Transnational: Heather Hindman, University of Texas at Austin
  • China, Pre-1900: Paola Zamperini, Northwestern University
  • China, 1900-Present: Aminda Smith, Michigan State University and Emily Baum, University of California, Irvine
  • Inner Asia: Charlene Makley, Reed College
  • Japan: Michael Wert, Marquette University
  • Korea: Kyung Moon Hwang, University of Southern California
  • South Asia: Arjun Guneratne, Macalester College
  • Southeast Asia: Muhamad Ali and David Biggs, University of California, Riverside

Books for review should be sent directly to the relevant JAS book review editor (based on regional categorization). Do not send books to the JAS Editorial Office or to the AAS Secretariat. For questions regarding books and book reviews, contact or call (949) 824-6521.

The Journal of Asian Studies does not accept unsolicited book reviews. If you are interested in reviewing books selected by a Book Review Editor, please contact

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Click on the cover image to view the Table of Contents for the August 2018 issue (Vol 77:3).