Thank you for your support of the Journal of Chinese Overseas.
Early this year, our indefatigable editor, Professor Tan Chee-Beng, explained to me that he would not be able to continue to serve as editor after December 2011. He then kindly offered to help the new editor with the May 2012 issue to ensure a smooth transition. Tan Chee-Beng is retiring from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and plans to concentrate on completing several research projects that have been awaiting his full attention for some time. He served as co-editor of the JCO with Professor Ng Chin Keong for the first two years and then as the sole editor from the end of 2006 till the end of 2011. He and his fine team of Dr James K. Chin and Dr Kwan Siu Hing have done a remarkable job to make JCO the major journal in our field. On your behalf and on behalf of the Editorial Board and the Board of International Advisors, I wish to place on record our gratitude to Chee-Beng for his able leadership. I know you will all join me in wishing him great success with his personal scholarly writings.
I also wish to take this opportunity to announce that Professor Liu Hong, Chair, School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), has agreed to take over the editorship. He greatly appreciates Chee-Beng’s contributions and is also very grateful to both James and Siu Hing for agreeing to remain with the team and continue their help with future issues of the JCO. I also welcome Dr Shirley Sun Hsiao-Li of NTU who has agreed to join Siu Hing as Assistant Editor.
Professor Liu is the author of several studies of the diasporic phenomena and is well known to most of you as the editor of the four-volume The Chinese Overseas in the Routledge Library of Modern China published in 2006. After a stint at the National University of Singapore, he was appointed to the Chair in Chinese Studies at the University of Manchester. He recently returned to Singapore and, in his new capacity, will be working closely with the Chinese Heritage Centre, now to be an integrated part of the University. The Centre’s Director is the President of the International Society for the Study of the Chinese Overseas (ISSCO), Prof. Leo Suryadinata. With the support of ISSCO, the Chinese Heritage Centre at NTU will continue to be the home for the Journal.
I now invite you to support our new editor and also help him to solicit good scholarly papers for the JCO and, wherever possible, help to review the manuscripts it receives. In particular, I wish to ask for the necessary and invaluable assistance to the Editor and his team from the members of the Editorial Board and Board of International Advisors.
Call for Papers
The JCO welcomes papers from authors relating to Chinese Overseas Studies. For more information, please visit http://www.brill.nl/journal-chinese-overseas .
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