The Fifth Issue of Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review Now Online

February 1, 2013

The fifth issue of IEAS's interactive e-journal Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review is now online. This is a special issue devoted to the theme of "Transcolonial Film Coproductions in the Japanese Empire: Antinomies in the Colonial Archive" (guest edited by Takashi Fujitani (U Toronto) and Nayoung Aimee Kwon (Duke University). The issue also features book review essays and a photo essay about historical Changchun.

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

We are also pleased to announce the publication of the second print issue of Cross-Currents in November 2012. Visit this page(link is external) to view the table of contents. Complimentary copies of the inaugural print issue are still available; simply email your name and mailing address to: sends e-mail).

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 for its scholarly excellence and relevance to the journal's mission. An editorial board consisting of established scholars in Asia and North America provides oversight of the journal.