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  • UH Press wins $90K grant for open-access publishing

    The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the University of Hawaiʻi a $90,000 grant to digitize 100 out-of-print University of Hawaiʻi Press books for open access. The project is part of the Humanities Open Book Program, a joint initiative between the Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). “We’re grateful to the…

  • UH Press publishes open-access Hawaiian language journal

    The University of Hawaiʻi Press now publishes the new, open-access resource for Hawaiian scholars, Palapala: a journal for Hawaiian language and literature. The entirety of Palapala volume 1, issue 1, which includes contemporary research in both Hawaiian and English, is freely available at the UH Press website. “We are honored to offer, through a collaboration with the UHlibrary and the support of the university,…

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China Review International vol. 23 no. 3 (2016)

Volume 23 Number 3 of China Review International begins with three featured reviews and 27 more reviews of scholarly literature in Chinese studies.


Steven Sangren, Filiality, and the Holy Grail of Chinese Anthropology (reviewing P. Steven Sangren, Filial Obsessions: Chinese Patriliny and Its Discontents) Reviewed by Christopher Lupke

Confucianism With German Characteristics (reviewing Ming-huei Lee, Confucianism: Its Roots and Global Signicance) Reviewed by Stephen C. Angle

The Chinese Maritime Customs Service: A Chinese, Western, or Global Agency? (reviewing Felix Boecking, No Great Wall: Trade, Taris, and Nationalism in Republican China, 1927–1945) Reviewed by Chihyun Chang

Continue reading “China Review International vol. 23 no. 3 (2016)”

Asian Theatre Journal, vol. 35, no. 2 (2018)

The Ex-Rebel Lads, photo by Wang Mei-xin
In this issue, “A Queer Fantasy World of The New Member: The Phenomenon of the First Boys’ Love musical in Taiwan” by Wen-ling Lin. Photo by Wang Mei-xin, courtesy of The Ex-Rebel Lads.

The Fall 2018 issue of the Asian Theatre Journal opens with a note from new editor Siyuan Liu:

This is the thirty-fifth year of ATJ’s publication. As Confucius said, “at thirty I stood firm; at forty I had no more doubts.” That seems to describe ATJ aptly: we’re now firmly established as the journal on Asian theatre but we are still growing, not yet at the stage having no more doubts or questions. In a way, this issue serves as a reminder of our wide scope, both in terms of the contributors’ geographic locations, with half of them based in Asia, and their topics, from traditional theatre to spoken drama, from translation of a wartime Japanese student play to discussion of the world’s largest collection of Indonesian puppets, from dance as gendered nationalism in Tajikistan to the institutionalization of Chinese ethnic dance in Singapore. Continue reading “Asian Theatre Journal, vol. 35, no. 2 (2018)”

Journal of Korean Religions vol. 9, no. 1 (April 2018)

Journal of Korean Religions vol. 9, no. 1, a special issue on Religions in Cold War Korea and Peacemaking, guest edited by Heonik Kwon and Seong Nae Kim (view their Introduction here), features the following articles:

Continue reading “Journal of Korean Religions vol. 9, no. 1 (April 2018)”

Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers, vol. 80 (2018)

The 2018 Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers presents a wide range of geographic studies:

The Village Homes Subdivision in Davis: Origins and Evolution of “A Better Place to Live”
By Dennis J. Dingemans

Three Stories about a Statue
By Ronald Davidson

Rock Coating and Weathering-Rind Development at the Edge of Retreating Glaciers: An Initial Study
Ronald I. Dorn and Ara Jeong

Tecolutla: Mexico’s Gulf Coast Acapulco?
Klaus J. Meyer-Arendt

Environmental Knowledge, American Indians, and John Muir’s Trap
Michael W. Pesses

Supplemental Instruction as a Resource for Graduate Student Pedagogical Development
Kalli F. Doubleday and Stacie A. Townsend

Plus meeting reports, awards, and abstracts. Continue reading “Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers, vol. 80 (2018)”

The Contemporary Pacific, vol. 30 no. 2 (2018): Repossessing Paradise

“Repossessing Paradise,” the new special issue from The Contemporary Pacific, opens with an introduction from guest editors Kalissa Alexeyeff and Siobhan McDonnell, “Whose Paradise? Encounter, Exchange, and Exploitation.” They write:

This collection arose from thinking about how Pacific Islanders utilize the trope of paradise to describe their lives and the places they call home. Like the many studies that precede this, our work demonstrates how paradise has come to define the Pacific through certain kinds of generic, infinitely reoccurring, and highly substitutable images: beautiful beaches, verdant foliage, and exotic peoples and customs. We show how these images enable possession (from early exploration, through colonial settlement, and including contemporary tourism) and how this is twinned with the dispossession of land, Indigenous peoples, and their epistemologies. What distinguishes this collection from most previous literature is that we combine analyses of contemporary possession with repossession in our exploration of the ways in which Indigenous people reimagine or repurpose paradise for their own needs and desires. Continue reading “The Contemporary Pacific, vol. 30 no. 2 (2018): Repossessing Paradise”

Biography vol. 41, no. 2 (Spring 2018)

Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly volume 41, number 2 (Spring 2018) focuses on the concept of interviewing as a creative practice. In their introduction, “Putting Things Together: Introduction to Interviewing as Creative Practice,” guest editors Anneleen Masschelein and Rebecca Roach write:

[W]e consider the interview as an encounter, as an assemblage of heterogeneous elements. It promises access to an interior but ultimately remains unruly: resisting interpretative truth, it reveals things other than what it may promise. Thus, in this special issue as it now stands, our interest has shifted from questions of genre to the notion of the interview as an “unconcept”: ambiguous, paradoxical, the interview belongs everywhere and nowhere.

Continue reading “Biography vol. 41, no. 2 (Spring 2018)”

Journal of World History, vol. 29, no. 1 (June 2018)

This issue of the Journal of World History contains the following scholarly articles:

“A Great Want of Loyalty to Themselves”: The Franco-Newfoundland Trade, Informal Empire, and Settler Colonialism in the Nineteenth Century
by Kurt Korneski

The Foral in the History of the Comunidades of Goa
by Rochelle Pinto

Imperial Connections and Colonial Improvement: Scotland, Ceylon, and the China Coast, 1837–1841
by Stan Neal

Continue reading “Journal of World History, vol. 29, no. 1 (June 2018)”

Philosophy East and West, vol. 68, no. 3 (July 2018)

Philosophy East and West vol. 68, no. 3 includes the following scholarly works:


Śāntarakṣita on Personal Identity: A Comparative Study
by Wenli Fan

Giovanni Pico Della Mirandola, Johanan Alemanno, and The Book of Love by Al-Ghazāli
Scott Michael Girdner

Self-Cognition? Saṃghabhadra, Armstrong, and Introspective Consciousness
by Chih-chiang Hu Continue reading “Philosophy East and West, vol. 68, no. 3 (July 2018)”

Cross-Currents, vol. 7, no. 1 (May 2018)

This Spring issue of Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review features a reexamination of China’s rich maritime history. Guest editors Eugenio Menegon, Philip Thai, and Xing Hang begin the special issue introduction describing how the seaways of Asia have fostered cultural exchange and economic integration. They write:

The liminal maritime zone surrounding China remains a paradox between seas and ports teeming with legal and illegal exchange and governmental policies attempting to monopolize and restrict that exchange. Vast and fluid, maritime China has long hindered state control and fostered connections determined as much by bottom-up economic and cultural logic as by top-down official impositions. Continue reading “Cross-Currents, vol. 7, no. 1 (May 2018)”

Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal Vol. 3#2, 2018 – Special issue on Women’s Leadership in Asian Cultures

This special issue of the Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal examines women’s leadership in Asian cultures. Guest editors Eun-Ok Im and Marion Broome begin the special issue introduction  by discussing various issues and challenges for women leaders within Asian cultures from the various perspectives of nursing leaders from different countries. They write:

these individual articles reflect the unique leadership development experiences of these leaders in the unique contexts of their countries. Across the articles, however, some important commonalities can be identified, one of which is the emphasis on human resources and networks. “Harmony” is the key value for Asian leaders who were all influenced by their leadership journeys. Continue reading “Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal Vol. 3#2, 2018 – Special issue on Women’s Leadership in Asian Cultures”

Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal-Call for Papers

Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal Special Issue on Transforming Health for Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders
Guest Editors: Mary Frances Oneha, PhD; Nafanua Braginsky, PhD, DNP; Mahealani Suapaia, PhD; Kamomilani Wong, PhD
Co-Editor: Jillian Inouye, Ph.D., FAAN
Deadline: December 31, 2018

This special issue will feature articles related to transforming health and policy for Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.  Researchers, educators, practitioners, policy makers, academics, graduate students, and administrators from all countries who are interested in disseminating new knowledge towards the improvement of health for Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders are welcome.

Please submit your manuscripts in the form of formal papers. For this special issue, we are particularly interested in the following:

    • Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander research, practice, policy, education as well as others on:

    • Culturally specific care that improves health and achieves equity.
    • Community and primary care practice innovations.
    • Comparative or state of the science review on the health status of specific Islander groups not otherwise reported.
    • Ideas on policy changes to improve the health and well-being of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders.
    • Other related topics


Original and empirical studies using qualitative, quantitative, or mixed-methods are welcome. Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal is the only journal focused specifically on health and health care of and for this group. This journal publishes peer-reviewed articles that include, but are not limited to:

    • Methods, interventions, instrumentation, and educational techniques that are unique to this group.
    • Theoretical foundations that increase understanding of the unique response to changes in health and illness.
    • Bio psychosocial, spiritual, and ecological impacts on practice, education, and research.
    • Policy issues as a result of rigorous research outcomes.


Author Guidelines

All submitted papers must be written in English and contain only original work, which has not been published by or is currently under review at another journal (electronic or print). Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal rules governing the formatting of the final submission can be found online.

Article Processing Charge

There is no charge for submitting a paper to Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal.

Upon acceptance of your manuscript, you will be charged a one-time Article Processing Charge of $300. For members of the Asian American Pacific Islander Nurses Association Inc. you will receive a discounted rate of $200.

Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal: Official Journal of the Asian American / Pacific Islander Nurses Association has been accepted for inclusion in Scopus and the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). The journal content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

cover image Asian / Pacific Island Nursing JournalAbout the Journal

Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal: Official Journal of the Asian American / Pacific Islander Nurses Association features research papers, empirical and theoretical articles, editorials, abstracts of recent dissertations, and conference summaries that relate to nursing care written by scientists and researchers in nursing and the social sciences.

Pacific Science, vol. 72, no. 3 (July 2018)

The third issue in volume 72 of Pacific Science, the official journal of the Pacific Science Association, features the article “Variation in Dorsal Fin Morphology in Common Bottle Nose Dolphin Populations from the Southeast Pacific Ocean”, plus eight more research articles. Continue reading “Pacific Science, vol. 72, no. 3 (July 2018)”