CALL FOR PAPERS: The Shingetsu Electronic Journal of Japanese-Islamic Relations
Volume 4 (September 2008)
The Shingetsu Electronic Journal of Japanese-Islamic Relations (SEJJIR) focuses on Japanese-Muslim relations and related topics. Japan's relations with the Islamic world is an exciting field of study that will help enrich understanding of Japan's historical, political, economic, and cultural role in the world. The topic also merits special attention in view of the increasing Japanese involvement in regions of the world with predominantly Muslim populations. The field remains understudied. The subject of Japanese-Muslim relations also encompasses transnational and international history. It enables us to understand aspects of Japanese society, politics, and culture from a different angle.
Volume 4 of SEJJIR, scheduled for online publication in September 2008, will be a thematic volume focusing on economic and energy links between Japan and the Islamic world. Papers on contemporary and historical issues in economics, investment, trade, and financial affairs will be quite welcome in this issue of the journal.
Manuscripts should be sent to the main e-mail address of the Shingetsu Institute (firstname.lastname@example.org), after which they will be reviewed for quality and suitability. Papers of any length are welcome so long as they meet scholarly standards of quality.
The language of SEJJIR is English, but we encourage non-native speakers of English to make proposals even if their English abilities are not complete. One of the purposes of this journal is to make available in smooth and readable English scholarship that currently exists only in other languages. In some cases, it is possible to submit articles to SEJJIR which are written in Japanese, and we ourselves will take responsibility for the English translation work, with the authors' approval.
The journal is posted biannually (March and September) at the Shingetsu Institute website. All papers are available on PDF files to ensure proper formatting. Current and back issues of SEJJIR can be viewed at the website
Deadlines for Volume 4
February 29, 2008 -- Deadline for one-page proposals
June 30, 2008 -- Deadline for completed manuscripts
Selcuk Esenbel, Bogazici University
Christopher Len, Institute for Security and Development Policy
Michael Penn, Shingetsu Institute
John Edward Philips, Hirosaki University
Keiko Sakai, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
Mark Selden, Cornell University
Keiko T. Tamura, The University of Kitakyushu
Shintaro Yoshimura, Hiroshima University
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