Submission Guidelines

Aims and scope

“Conflict, Justice, Decolonization: Critical Studies of Inter-Asian Societies” provides scholars with opportunities to publish and circulate their work in progress to encourage discussions. We invite the submission of scholarly articles, conference reviews, interviews, photographic essays, video essays, book and film reviews related to the broad themes of Conflict, Justice, and Decolonization. Your work should seek answers to questions related to different forms of conflict, injustice, and the possibilities of knowledge decolonization mutually affecting Asian societies. We are particularly interested in, but not limited to, the following sub-themes:

(1) The Politics of Memory and the Art of Governance: State, Nation, and History in Inter-Asian Societies

(2) The Ongoing Shadow of Post/Cold War Cultures on Inter-Asia Knowledge Decolonization

(3) The Advent of a Rising China, Neoliberalism, and Neocolonialism in the 21st Century

(4) The Aging of Modernity, Crises of Democracy, and Rigidification of Urban Social Spaces

(5) Toward a Society of Equality and Sharing in the Inter-Asian Context: Civic Participation, Legal Reform, Social and Artistic Intervention, Trans-local Free Association

Preparing your article

We accept articles responding to emerging thoughts and topics, or specific cultural issues and phenomena. The suitability of articles will be reviewed by the editorial team. We are looking for articles in good order. Please spell-check, proofread, and ensure consistency before submitting.

a. Structure

A typical article is compiled in the following order: title, author details, abstract (the length of the abstracts should be 300–400 words in English or 450–600 characters in Mandarin), keywords (five or six), main text, references (as described below), and appendices (if applicable). Moreover, we require the selection of at least two images (one will be used as the header image of the article) for each submission. We recommend using images from Flickr or other image depository sites that are COPYRIGHT FREE (or are allowed to be used under a creative commons license with due attribution to the owner). Links to selected images should be provided with the article. You may click on this link for an exemplary CJD article.

b. Word limit

Articles should be 2,000–3,000 words if written in English and 3,000–4,500 characters if written in Mandarin Chinese.

c. Reference and citation guide

Please use the APA reference style.


To start a submission, please fill out the application form (or click on this link). For any questions or inquiries, please contact us at We welcome single-authored and co-authored submissions.

Selected articles will be published on this website (ISSN: 2709-5479) and in a special issue of our booklet (ISSN: 2709-7943). Authors of selected articles with a Taiwanese post office bank account will be awarded 4,000 NTD per article.