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Royal Asiatic Society Journal 2019 – Call for Submissions

Posted: April 8th, 2019 | No Comments »

The Royal Asiatic Society China (RAS) has been publishing its journal in Shanghai since 1858, providing fascinating insights into the lives, interests and activities of the expatriate community since the beginning of modern foreign involvement in China. We are proud to continue this important endeavour for the benefit of our members and the wider community of China watchers. The RAS Journal is now receiving submissions for the 2019 edition. This year, we are delighted to announce that we will now be paying honoraria to contributing authors. Contributing authors will receive 1,000 RMB for articles (between 3,000 and 8,000 words), and 350 RMB for book reviews.The deadline for submissions is 1 July 2019. The 2019 RAS Journal will be published in November. The journal generally comprises scholarly articles describing original research and observations, book reviews and reports of activities. Translations from Chinese into English are also welcome. The scope of the journal is broad: we hope the journal will help to inform readers about life in China and Asia – past, present and future. Although authors may write about any subject of interest to China scholars, please note that material that may contravene the guidelines established by the Chinese government for speech and publications will not be accepted. In addition, the journal will feature a Young Scholar’s Essay. Students under the age of 20 may submit a research essay in English (maximum 5000 words) on any subject related to China. The editing team will select the most outstanding essay for inclusion into the RAS Journal. Teachers may contact the RAS Journal Editor for more information. You can view past examples of the RAS Journal at the Royal Asiatic Society Library, located in The House of Roosevelt, Number 27 on The Bund, Shanghai. The library holds an almost complete set of journals going back to 1858, which document the earliest years of the expatriate community in Shanghai, and the Royal Asiatic Society’s history in China. Digital copies of recent journals can also be viewed on our website. Please consult the guidelines for author submissions or contact the Journal Editor, Tracey Willard, at editor@royalasiaticsociety.org.cn for more information.

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