October 2014

September 2014 issue of Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review now online

The 12th issue of IEAS's open-access, interactive e-journal Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review is now available online.

Please read the co-editors’ Note to Readers for a description of the contents, or visit The theme of this issue's research articles, guest edited by Matthew S. Erie (Princeton) and Allen Carlson (Cornell), is "Islam in China/China in Islam." Along with book reviews, the September issue also features a photo essay titled "Reimagining the Silk Road" by Matthew S. Erie.

A joint enterprise of the Research Institute of Korean Studies at Korea University (RIKS) and the Institute of East Asian Studies at the University of California at Berkeley (IEAS), Cross-Currents offers its readers up-to-date research findings, emerging trends, and cutting-edge perspectives concerning East Asian history and culture from scholars in both English-speaking and Asian language-speaking academic communities. This English-language journal includes scholarship on material from the sixteenth century to the present day that has significant implications for current models of understanding East Asian history and culture. Embedded in a web-based platform with functions for collaboration, discussion, and an innovative editing and publishing process, the journal uses new technologies to facilitate a dialogue among East Asia scholars around the world that is enhanced by audio-visual and multilingual capabilities. The semiannual print issues of "Cross-Currents" (University of Hawai'i Press) feature content selected from the peer-reviewed, quarterly online journal. An editorial board consisting of established scholars in Asia and North America provides oversight of the journal.