JAPH No. 1


The Journal of Asian Politics & History is

published by the Asian Politics and History Association (APHA).



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Institutional print: US$60.00, 2 issues per year

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& History, and the Asian Politics and History

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Copyright 2012 by the Asian Politics and History Association  


ISSN 2227-9105




Based in Hong Kong, the Asian Politics and

History Association is a non-political, non-profit

academic society organized by scholars of Asian

studies. Established in 2011, APHA members

are from Asian countries as well as from Europe,

North America and other regions of the world.


APHA Missions

To assist, support and promote the academic

works and activities of its members;  

To establish, promote and strengthen academic

connections, cooperation and exchanges among its

members as well as among colleagues throughout

the world;

To contribute to the advancement of the study of

Asia politics and history, with a focus on the

international relations of Asia;

To make APHA a cultural and academic forum to

promote a worldwide understanding of Asia;

To contribute to the peace and development of the



APHA President

William Case, City University of Hong Kong


APHA Vice President

Ruediger Frank, University of Vienna, Austria


APHA Membership

US$40 (or HK$310 or RMB 250) per year.

Membership Application and membership fee

payment can be done online at www.aphahk.org

APHA Chapters and Partnership

APHA would welcome the discussion of

establishing chapters in certain countries/regions.



The Journal of Asian Politics & History 

acknowledges the support from Clarewood

Research Foundation, APHA Platinum (VIP)

members, and APHA Permanent (life) members.



The Journal

The Journal of Asian Politics & History (JAPH)

is a peer-reviewed academic journal published in

English twice a year. The journal is based in Hong



Aims and Scope

The Journal of Asian Politics & History (JAPH)

publishes quality works that explore the dynamics of Asian politics, significance of Asian history,

and especially the international relations relating

to Asian countries. The journal would welcome

contributions from the fields of international

relations, comparative politics, political

development, regional integration, political

thought, political history, and history of political



Call for Papers

Submissions are welcome from any Asia-related

discipline in the form of original papers, policy

analyses, research notes, survey articles, and book

reviews. While contributions are from all scholars,

JAPH especially encourages scholars in their first

academic positions to submit articles. Deadlines

for submissions are October 31 for the Spring

Issue and April 30 for the Fall Issue.  


Submission Instructions

Articles and other works submitted to the Journal

of Asian Politics & History (JAPH) should be

original contributions and should not be under

consideration by any other publication at the same

time. If another version of the article is under

consideration by another publication, or has been,

or will be published elsewhere, authors should

clearly indicate this at the time of submission.

Papers must be in English and in principle no

more than 15,000 words in length, including

footnotes and bibliography. All papers must be

sent in MS Word or .rtf format to the Editing

Office by e-mail at japh@clarewood.org and at

dzh9400@yahoo.com. Please find JAPH Author

Guidelines on the journal web page (www.aphahk.

org) for complete requirements.





Chief Editor

David Ho, Clarewood Institute, Hong Kong/USA


Senior Editor

William Case, City University of Hong Kong, HK


Book Review Editor

George Kallander, Syracuse University, USA


Manuscript Editors

Oleg Benesch, University of London, UK

Niclas D. Weimar, Cologne University, Germany

Nicole Velasco, Lee University, USA


Submission Editors

Tomohiko Kawaguchi, Nihon University, Japan

Choon H. Choi, Korea Institute for National

   Unification, South Korea

Dongjin Chen, Kent State University, USA


Board Co-Chairs 

Brantly Womack, University of Virginia, USA

Yongnian Zheng, National University of

   Singapore, Singapore


Board Members

Kent Anderson, Australia National University,


Stephanie Balme, Center for International Studies  

   and Research, France

Jeeyang Rhee Baum, JFK School of Government,

   Harvard University, USA

Rudiger Frank, The University of Vienna, Austria

Edmund Terence Gomez, University of Malaya,


Chaiwat Khamchoo, Chulalongkorn University,


Bo Rothstein, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Gilbert Rozman, Princeton University, USA

Riwanto Tirtosudarmo, the Indonesian Institute of

   Sciences, Indonesia

George Wei, University of Macau, Macau

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