On behalf of the Editorial Committee, I am pleased to announce the release of Volume 2 Number 2 of the Graduate Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies.
The theme for Volume 2 Number 2 is 'Asia-Pacific Border and Boundary Crossings.’ The articles, creative writing and artwork featured in the current edition address the theme from a variety of disciplinary and methodological perspectives. They challenge the clear-cut divisions that borders and boundaries frequently seem to offer. Through analyses of race, gender, sexuality, technology, nature, militarism and cultural interaction, the contributors offer a number of interesting insights into the cultural construction, deconstruction and negotiation of borders and boundaries. Once more they represent an eclectic mix, one we believe will appeal to specialists and readers from across the disciplines alike.
Edited and run by graduate students, GJAPS is a peer-reviewed electronic journal that showcases the original work of Asia-Pacific humanities students. Along with scholarly articles, the journal features a review section which, in addition to coverage of current scholarly books and journals, engages with popular culture forms such as film, exhibitions, music and performance, websites and manga. GJAPS also encourages the submission of creative writing original artwork. The electronic format predisposes interactivity and GJAPS welcomes contributions that use the medium’s potential in innovative ways and the editorial committee is happy to discuss new ideas and proposals with potential contributors. A new GJAPS Forum section has also been added to provide readers with an interactive forum to comment on featured articles and reviews as well as contemporary issues and topics.
The deadline of the call for papers for the next edition on 'Imagining the Asia-Pacific', has now been extended to 31 January 2005. For further information see the website.
Finally, the Editorial Committee would appreciate it if H-Net members could bring the journal to the attention of students and encourage them to get involved with the journal as contributors, subscribers or forum discussants.
Graduate Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies
Vol. 2 No. 2 November 2004
'Asia-Pacific Border and Boundary Crossings'
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Anna Tse, 'Technology Is Our Nature!: What Can We Do Without It?
Asia-Pacific Border and Boundary Crossings
Michelle Bakar, Not that Fucking Old Thing Again: On Being Mistaken as Chinese
Tobias Hübinette, Korea(n) Divided: Third Space Existence in Kim Ki-duk's Wild Animals
Haiqing Yu, The Power of Thumbs: The Politics of SMS in Urban China
James M. Carter, The Vietnam Builders: Private Contractors, Military Construction and the ‘Americanization’ of United States Involvement in Vietnam
Tracy Anderson, Boundary Crossings: Surveying in Nineteenth Century New Zealand
James Russell, Invading the Pacific: The Biological and Cultural Dimensions of Invasive Species in the Pacific Region
Gia Nghi Phung, Locals’ Secrets: Asian Art in Aotearoa
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