Call for Manuscripts: “Asia in World History: Comparisons, Connections, and Conflicts”

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 our winter 2021 issue titled “Asia in World History: Comparisons, Connections, and Conflicts” (Part 1). The intent of this special section, the first of a two-part series, is to assist understanding of global history in school and undergraduate survey-level courses through focusing upon the multiple internal and external contacts between Asian and non-Asian cultures that helped shape early world history, as well as cultural comparisons and contrasts. Manuscripts considered for the issue include a variety of topics ranging from pre-history to the end of the 15th century.

The following titles are examples, by no means comprehensive, of sample manuscript topics for the issue: Understanding Early Asia Contacts and Conflicts through Archeology; The Bering Land Bridge and other Possible Asian-North American Migration Routes; The Greeks and Asia; “Did All Major World Religions Begin in Asia?”; Tang Dynasty China and the World; Korean Influences on Early Japan: Historical Facts and Controversies; Global History: The Cost and Benefits of Comparative Studies; How the Mongols Changed Global History; Fifteenth Century “Modern” Asian and European Civilizations: Controversies and Realities.

Please consult the submission guidelines for Education About Asia included in the site here:

( 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 at our website at

Since approximately half of EAA readers teach at the undergraduate level and roughly half of readers are secondary school teachers, we seek suitable manuscripts that are useful for instructors and/or students in undergraduate survey and middle/high school courses such as government, world history, economics, human geography, and cultural anthropology as well as introductory Asia-related survey courses including business and management classes. 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.

Manuscripts for this special section should be submitted by on or before August 30th, 2021. Prospective authors are strongly encouraged to email me 1-3 paragraph descriptions of possible manuscript ideas at and will receive prompt replies to queries. Please also copy Managing Editor Jeffrey Melnik at