March 8, 2018 – Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – International publisher Brill launches a new journal, the International Journal of Taiwan Studies, cosponsored by Academia Sinica and the European Association of Taiwan Studies.
The International Journal of Taiwan Studies is the first internationally collaborative, multidisciplinary, and peer-reviewed academic research journal in English dedicated to all aspects of Taiwan Studies, including Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, and topics which are interdisciplinary in nature. This publication is a principal outlet for the dissemination of cutting-edge research on Taiwan, a rapidly growing field with an increasingly critical influence, aiming to reach academics and policy makers of different cultural backgrounds, disciplinary perspectives and methodological approaches. The journal’s editorial office is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and is hosted by the Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University.
Brill is pleased to add this peer-reviewed, Taiwan-focused journal to its growing portfolio on Asian Studies. The journal currently consists of two issues per year, available both online and in print. Its inaugural issue has been published in February: http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/24688800
Editor-in-Chief Dr. Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley (SOAS, University of London & European Association of Taiwan Studies) comments: “We are excited about the launch of the IJTS and hope that the journal will further strengthen and develop the field of Taiwan Studies. We are delighted to be able to work with Brill and we appreciate their professionalism and fantastic support from the beginning of the project.”
Professor Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao, Distinguished Research Fellow at Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica and IJTS Executive Editorial Board member, states: “The birth of Taiwan Studies has not been easy and should never be taken for granted. One may argue that the emergence of the field has been an intellectual by-product of both the processes of indigenization and democratization of Taiwanese society since the 1980s. We hope the establishment of the IJTS will enhance the globalization of Taiwan Studies and contribute to our understanding of the Social Sciences and Humanities in general.”
“The inauguration of an interdisciplinary journal devoted to the study of Taiwan is long overdue. Taiwan’s intriguing history and extraordinary present have attracted scholarly interest for decades. At last this intellectual energy – and the theoretical advances it has inspired – has a dedicated outlet,” says Professor Shelley Rigger (Davidson College), IJTS Advisory Board member.
The journal’s Editorial Board enthusiastically welcomes previously unpublished papers in English.
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