Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Call for Contributors: Encyclopedia of Asian American Culture

This two-volume encyclopedia, to be published by ABC-CLIO, covers the broad roots of Asian American culture including living traditions, rites of passage, folk culture, popular culture, subcultures, and other forms of shared expression. The essays explore the commonalities and variation of cultural expressions and provide readers with rich detail about the historical, regional, and ethnic/racial diversity within specific traditions.

The essays range from 1,000 to 2,000 words, depending on the amount of material. Generally speaking, the essays cover: history and origins; regional practices, traditions, and artifacts; expressive forms in contemporary culture; and further reading. In addition, essays also include sidebars (100-300 words) that highlight interesting facts, including but not limited to: biographies of key participants, scholars, or other important individuals; artifacts (lyrics, sayings, advertisements, invitations, material culture, etc.); and events (descriptions of particular aspects of the tradition, costumes, rituals, participant roles, etc.). 

The deadline is December 31, 2013.

Potential contributors should send the following information: full name, title, institutional affiliation, mailing address, email, and 2-page CV to the editor:

Lan Dong
Associate Professor
English Department, UHB 3050
University of Illinois Springfield
One University Plaza
Springfield, IL 62703

Email: ldong4[at]uis.edu

Most headwords have been assigned. Below is a list of available headwords and the target word count:
  • Chinese American Visual Arts and Artists: 1000
  • Chinese Calligraphy: 1000
  • Asian Americans and Education: 1000
  • Asian Americans in Politics: 1000
  • Asian American Science and Scientists: 1000
  • Chinese Americans and Education: 1000
  • Asian American Youth Gangs: 1000
  • Cambodian American Children and Family: 1000
  • Chinese American Children and Family: 1000
  • Chinese American Community Organizations: 1000
  • Chinese Language Schools: 1000
  • Filipino American Children and Family: 1000
  • Filipino American Community Organizations: 1000
  • Japanese American Community Organizations: 1000
  • Korean American Children and Family: 1000
  • Korean American Community Organizations: 1000
  • Mixed-Race Asian Americans: 1000
  • Vietnamese American Children and Family: 1000
  • Cambodian American Immigration: 2000
  • Chinese American Immigration: 2000
  • Korean American Immigration: 2000
  • Asian American Folklore: 2000
  • Asian American Food: 2000
  • Cambodian American Folklore: 1000
  • Chinese American Folklore: 1500
  • Chop Suey: 1000
  • Filipino American Folklore: 1000
  • Fortune Cookie: 1000
  • Fusion Cuisine: 1000
  • Japanese American Folklore: 1500
  • Japanese Tea Ceremony: 1000
  • Kim-chee: 1000
  • Lunar New Years: 1000
  • Bangladeshi American Culture: 1000
  • Burmese (Myanmar) American Culture: 1000
  • Laotian American Culture: 1000
  • Malaysian American Culture: 1000
  • Mongolian American Culture: 1000
  • Nepalese American Culture: 1000
  • Pakistani American Culture: 1000
  • Sri Lankan American Culture: 1000
  • Thai American Culture: 1000
  • Tibetan American Culture: 1000
  • Cambodian American Religion and Beliefs: 1000
  • Chinese American Religion and Beliefs: 1000
  • Filipino American Religion and Beliefs: 1000
  • Japanese American Religion and Beliefs: 1000
  • Korean American Religion and Beliefs: 1000
  • Pakistani American Religion and Beliefs: 1000



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