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CALL FOR PAPERS

for the January 2022 Special issue of the journal Asian Studies, entitled: "CRISIS AS DANGER AND AS HOPE - COVID-19 IN ASIA"

The January 2022 issue of the journal Asian Studies is devoted to the investigation of the causes, effects, and ethical and ideological implications of the COVID -19 pandemic in Asia, particularly in East and South-East Asia. COVID -19 has had a dramatic impact on global societies. There have been enormous changes in the economy, lifestyles, education, culture, and many other aspects of social life. The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed societies, cultures, organizations, infrastructures, and many social services into a completely new reality.

In this respect, the pandemic COVID -19 is without doubt one of the crises of global proportions. Therefore, the whole of humanity should try to find a strategic solution to this crisis, and to this end, the importance of intercultural dialog is manifested in a particularly clear and unambiguous way.

Indeed, we are convinced that the agenda of intercultural dialogues must play a significant role in the farming of a new transcultural arrangement that could enable us to create new models of social cooperation and connections not only within specific societies and cultures but also across national and ethnic boundaries. It is, therefore, no coincidence that the need for such intercultural dialog has become even more evident during the global pandemic COVID -19.

The first major spread of the coronavirus has begun in China. On the other hand, it must also be noted that the societies of East and Southeast Asia have coped with the pandemic more efficiently than most countries in Europe and America. Consequently, these facts give rise to several important research questions that can be examined from different perspectives within the framework of Asian studies in the social sciences and humanities. In this respect, however, we are interested not only in providing answers to many questions that arose during the period of global pandemics but also in raising and opening up the right questions that could guide us through our common global future.

We invite you to submit contributions on this topic and to join forces and communicate your research findings, presented in empirical, theoretical, or review articles on the impact of COVID-19 on Asian societies and on intercultural dialogues with them. We are also interested in contributions that address various questions about how COVID -19 has influenced the lives of Asian people. Comparative investigations are especially welcome for they can provide us with new opportunities to look at the changes we are all deeply involved in from a wider perspective.  

Please kindly submit your contribution via this vebsite. if you have any further questions about this special issue, please contact the editor-in-chief, Jana S. Rošker at jana.rosker@ff.uni-lj.si.

Publication timeline:

Submission deadline: June 30, 2021

Online publication: January 20, 2022

Printed issue: January 30, 2022

  • CALL FOR PAPERS for the January 2022 Special issue of the journal Asian Studies, entitled: “CRISIS AS DANGER AND AS HOPE – COVID-19 IN ASIA”

    03.12.2020

    The January 2022 issue of the journal Asian Studies is devoted to the investigation of the causes, effects, and ethical and ideological implications of the COVID -19 pandemic in Asia, particularly in East and South-East Asia. COVID -19 has had a dramatic impact on global societies. There have been enormous changes in the economy, lifestyles, education, culture, and many other aspects of social life. The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed societies, cultures, organizations, infrastructures, and many social services into a completely new reality.

    In this respect, the pandemic COVID -19 is without doubt one of the crises of global proportions. Therefore, the whole of humanity should try to find a strategic solution to this crisis, and to this end, the importance of intercultural dialog is manifested in a particularly clear and unambiguous way.

    Indeed, we are convinced that the agenda of intercultural dialogues must play a significant role in the farming of a new transcultural arrangement that could enable us to create new models of social cooperation and connections not only within specific societies and cultures but also across national and ethnic boundaries. It is, therefore, no coincidence that the need for such intercultural dialog has become even more evident during the global pandemic COVID -19.

    The first major spread of the coronavirus has begun in China. On the other hand, it must also be noted that the societies of East and Southeast Asia have coped with the pandemic more efficiently than most countries in Europe and America. Consequently, these facts give rise to several important research questions that can be examined from different perspectives within the framework of Asian studies in the social sciences and humanities. In this respect, however, we are interested not only in providing answers to many questions that arose during the period of global pandemics but also in raising and opening up the right questions that could guide us through our common global future.

    We invite you to submit contributions on this topic and to join forces and communicate your research findings, presented in empirical, theoretical, or review articles on the impact of COVID-19 on Asian societies and on intercultural dialogues with them. We are also interested in contributions that address various questions about how COVID -19 has influenced the lives of Asian people. Comparative investigations are especially welcome for they can provide us with new opportunities to look at the changes we are all deeply involved in from a wider perspective.  

    Please kindly submit your contribution via this website. if you have any further questions about this special issue, please contact the editor-in-chief, Jana S. Rošker at jana.rosker@ff.uni-lj.si.

    Publication timeline:

    Submission deadline: June 30, 2021

    Online publication: January 20, 2022

    Printed issue: January 30, 2022

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  • CALL FOR PAPERS: Local Transformations in Urban Asia

    11.02.2020

    The special issue aims to bring together contributions from scholars in human geography, urban and regional planning, environmental management, landscape architecture, urban sociology and anthropology, cultural studies or political sciences, which can contribute to a comprehensive understanding of the local transformations in urban Asia. It aims to focus on residential neighbourhoods, traditional commercial areas and markets, streets and alleys or urban parks, for instance, to explore how everyday practices and shared identities, embedded in localities, affect and are affected by the urban change. These localities are seldom part of global financial centres, shopping malls or speculative mega projects but belong to multifaceted civic spaces, where diverse social groups can mingle and coexist.

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