14 December 2007

NEW ONLINE JOURNAL - Chinese Southern Diaspora Studies

The Centre for the Study of the Chinese Southern Diaspora (CSCSD) at The Australian National University has begun publishing a new, annual, multidisciplinary electronic journal called Chinese Southern Diaspora Studies. Each edition of CSDS focuses on a different geographical, temporal, cultural, etc, field of interest in this large area. The first issue, published earlier in 2007 and freely available on-line, commemorates the scholarship of Jennifer Cushman, whose Memorial Fund supports both the CSCSD and the e-journal.

In 2008, CSDS will focus on Chinese diasporic life and experience in Australia, New Zealand and the south-west Pacific, past and present.

The editors warmly invite interested authors to participate in this venture by emailing to them (tana.li@anu.edu.au or nola.cooke@anu.edu.au) either fully referenced, original research articles (6000-14,000 words) or shorter unrefereed research notes, data papers, etc, concerning any aspect of Chinese life and experience in this large field.

Original research articles are refereed by two independent experts, so please ensure such submissions arrive no later than 31 March, 2008, and preferably earlier.

Research notes, data papers, book reviews, etc, are shorter pieces (a maximum of 4500 words, plus any accompanying tables, translations, etc) appearing at the editors' discretion, so authors may submit them for consideration until 31 May 2008.

The current publication deadline is 31 July 2008.

Please send contributions as MS Word attachments. CSDS is very happy to publish photographs or other illustrations provided authors hold the copyright to them. Authors retain their own copyright in material published in CSDS, so it can be reused as they wish.

For further information, please check the CSDS website, which includes the journal's style sheet and reviewers' guidelines in the "Information for Contributors" link; or contact one of the editors.