Aims and scope

“Conflict, Justice, Decolonization: Critical Studies of Inter-Asian Societies” provides scholars with opportunities to publish and circulate their work in progress to encourage discussions. We invite submission of original articles related to the broad themes of Conflict, Justice, and Decolonization. We welcome articles that seek answers to questions related to different forms of conflict, injustice and the possibilities of knowledge decolonization mutually affecting Asian societies. We are particularly interested in, but not limited to, the following sub-themes:

(1) The Politics of Memory and the Art of Governance: State, Nation, and History in Inter-Asian Societies

(2) The Ongoing Shadow of Post/Cold War Cultures on Inter-Asia Knowledge Decolonization

(3) The Advent of a Rising China, Neoliberalism, and Neocolonialism in the 21st Century

(4) The Aging of Modernity, Crises of Democracy, and Rigidification of Urban Social Spaces

(5) Toward a Society of Equality and Sharing in the Inter-Asian Context: Civic Participation, Legal Reform, Social and Artistic Intervention, Trans-local Free Association

Preparing your article

We accept articles responding to emerging thoughts and topics, or specific cultural issues and phenomenon. Articles can both be based on academic research or work as a way to express a position as a forum. The suitability of articles will be reviewed by the editorial team. We are looking for articles in good order. Please spell-check, proofread, and ensure consistency before submitting.

a. Structure

A typical article is compiled in the following order: title, author details, abstract (the length of the abstracts should be 300-400 words in English or 450-600 characters in Mandarin), keywords (five or six), main text, references (as described below), and appendices (if applicable). Moreover, we require the selection of two images (one will be used as the header image of the article) for each submission. We recommend using any Internet photography service (like Flicker) to look for photographies that do not have “all rights reserved”, but are allowed to be used under a creative commons license with the due attribution to the author (a link to the selected image should be provided with the article).

b. Word limit

As a reference, we recommend that an article will be around 2000–3000 words in English or 4000–5000 characters in Mandarin (references included).

c. Reference and citation guide

Please use the APA reference style.


To start a submission, please fill out the application form (or click on this link). For any questions or inquiries, please contact us at

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