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Contact Information: Books for Review

Please send books for review by The Journal of Asian Studies to the following Book Review Editors based on regional categorization:

China to 1900 (also includes Hong Kong and Taiwan):

Paola Zamperini
Northwestern University
Asian Languages and Cultures
Kresge Hall
1880 Campus Drive, 4th Floor
Evanston, IL 60208

China since 1900 (also includes Hong Kong and Taiwan):

Philip Thai
Northeastern University
Department of History
221 Meserve Hall
Boston, MA 02115

Inner Asia (includes Mongolia, Tibet, Xinjiang):

Charlene Makley
Reed College
3203 Woodstock Blvd.
Portland, OR 97202


Michael Wert
Dept. of History
Sensenbrenner Hall, 200A
1103 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Marquette University
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881 (USPS); 53233 (courier)


Kyung Moon Hwang 
Department of  History, USC
3520 Trousdale Pkwy #279
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0034

South Asia (includes Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka):

South Asia Book Review Editors
Journal of Asian Studies
UCI Department of History
200 Murray Krieger Hall
Irvine, CA, 92697-3275

Southeast Asia (includes Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar/Burma, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam):

David Biggs
SE Asia Book Review Editor
c/o Katharine Henshaw
Center for Ideas and Society
College Building South
900 University Ave
Riverside, CA 92521

Transnational and Comparative (includes comparison between Asia/Asian countries and other regions of the globe, and also includes books that cover multiple Asian countries, e.g. Korea and Japan, China and Vietnam, etc.):

Kyle E. David
UCI Department of History
200 Murray Krieger Hall
Irvine, CA, 92697-3275