December 2013 Issue of Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review now online

January 1, 2014

The 9th issue of IEAS's open-access, interactive e-journal "Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review" is now available online.

Special issue: "The Globalization of K-pop: Local and Transnational Articulations of South Korean Popular Music," guest edited by John Lie (UC Berkeley)

Photo essay: "Dance of Anguish: Poetic Texts from 1920 Korea"

Read the co-editors’ Note to Our Readers for a description of the contents, or visit is external).

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 Hawaii 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.