Dear Reader,

It is our pleasure to introduce Volume III of the Emory Journal of Asian Studies (EJAS), a multidisciplinary academic journal published by undergraduates at Emory University.

Since 2018, the Journal has aimed to provide publishing opportunities for undergraduate students conducting insightful research on topics related to Asia. The Journal has published two volumes as well as two special editions, with this third volume being our latest publication. Since our first call for submissions this academic school year, the Journal has received an incredible amount of work from students attending Emory University as well as from other academic institutions across the United States. We have been impressed by the insightful research and academic analysis this year and look forward to sharing the finest submissions with you in the following pages.

The continuing success of the Journal could not have been achieved without the generous support of our faculty advisor, Dr. Yawei Liu, an adjunct Professor of Political Science at Emory and the Director of the Carter Center’s China Program and the Emory Media Council, to whom we would like to extend our gratitude.

Lastly, we also like to give a special thank you to our incredible Editorial Board and the authors of this issue for their resilience through the challenges of COVID-19. Their collective talents and wisdom have allowed us to continue broadening the field of Asian Studies.

With excitement, we hope you enjoy Volume III of the Emory Journal of Asian Studies.

Julie Park, Co-Chief Editor
Maggie Connolly, Co-Chief Editor