Asian Anthropology

ASIAN ANTHROPOLOGY seeks to bring interesting and exciting new anthropological research on Asia to a global audience. Until now, anthropologists writing on a range of Asian topics in English but seeking a global audience have had to depend largely on Western-based journals to publish their works. Given the increasing number of indigenous anthropologists and anthropologists based in Asia, it seems a very appropriate time to establish a new anthropology journal that is refereed on a global basis but that is editorially Asian-based. ASIAN ANTHROPOLOGY is editorially based in Hong Kong, but welcomes contributions from anthropologists and anthropology-related scholars throughout the world with an interest in Asia, especially East and Southeast Asia. While the language of the journal is English, we also seek original works translated into English, which will facilitate greater participation and scholarly exchange. The journal will provide a forum for anthropologists working on Asia, in the broadest sense of the term "Asia." We seek submissions, following the guidelines described on the page that follows. More broadly, we seek your general support, through submissions, subscriptions, and comments. Please be in touch!

Routledge, Taylor & Francis is publishing Asian Anthropology from 2013
For the first ten years of its existence, Asian Anthropology was published in Hong Kong by the Chinese University Press.  From January 2013, Asian Anthropology entered a new publication partnership with Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, one of the world’s largest social science publishers.  With Routledge, Asian Anthropology will see a number of new features, including:

  • Online availability of past issues via Taylor & Francis Online, from Volume 1
  • HTML articles, and
  • Full indexing by Google Scholar

For more information - including details regarding instructions for authors and the aims and scope - please see Asian Anthropology’s website on Taylor & Francis Online.


Gordon MATHEWS - Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 
LIU Shao-hua - Academia Sinica, Taiwan 
NAWA Katsuo - University of Tokyo, Japan
Siumi Maria TAM -   Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Book Reviews Editor
Siumi Maria TAM -   Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Co-Book Reviews Editor
Teresa KUAN - Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Editorial Board
AKAMINE Balat Jun - Nagoya City University, Japan
Joseph BOSCO - Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 
Peter CAVE - University of Manchester, UK 
Sealing CHENG - Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Sidney C. H.  CHEUNG - Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
CHEUNG Siu-Woo - Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong 
FAN Ke - Nanjing University, China 
KUAH Khun-eng - Monash University Malaysia, Malaysia  
KUDO Masako - Kyoto Women's University, Japan 
Graeme LANG – City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 
LI Minghuan - Xiamen University, China 
Lynne NAKANO - Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 
NUMAZAKI Ichiro - Tohoku University, Japan 
Chavivan PRACHUABMOH - Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre, Thailand 
Tanka SUBBA - Sikkim University, India 
Michael L. TAN - University of the Philippines, Philippines 
Yunita T. WINARTO - University of Indonesia, Indonesia 
Larry WITZLEBEN - University of Maryland, USA
YI Jeong Duk - Chonbuk National University, South Korea

Board of International Advisors
Stephan FEUCHTWANG - London School of Economics and Political Science, UK 
Shu-min HUANG - Academia Sinica, Taiwan 
Ravindra K. JAIN - Indian National Confederation and Academy of Anthropologists, India 
KIM Kwong-ok - Seoul National University, South Korea 
Okpyo MOON - Academy of Korean Studies, KoreaSoumendra PATNAIK - University of Delhi, India 
TAN Chee-Beng - Sun Yat-sen University, China 
James WATSON - Harvard University, USA 
Rubie WATSON - Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, USA 
David Y. H. WU - University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA 
YAMASHITA Shinji - Teikyo Heisei University, Japan

(last updated on 22 February 2018)