Dear Reader,

I am pleased to announce the Emory Journal of Asian Studies’ transition to new leadership after the graduation of our former co-chief editors, Julie Park 21C and Maggie Connolly 21C. Last year as managing editor on the editorial board, I learned more than I ever could have imagined about culture, religion, politics, and history in Asia. My goal as chief editor this year is to share that knowledge with our readers while growing our online and on-campus presence.

Our Journal’s goal is to provide publishing opportunities for undergraduates across the United States through conducting insightful research and academic investigation into Asia. Emory undergraduates Michael Cerny 20C and Eric Fan 20C established the Journal in May of 2018, and the Journal received an official charter by Emory University in late Fall of 2018. Since then, the Journal has published three volumes as well as two special editions. Also a special thanks to the support and guidance of our faculty advisor, Dr. Yawei Liu, an adjunct Professor of Political Science at Emory, and the Carter Center’s China Program Director. 

Submissions are now open for Volume IV, and we cannot wait to see the insightful pieces that the Emory Journal of Asian Studies will receive.

Sahar Al-Gazzali (she/her), Chief Editor