East Asian Popular Culture and Scholarly Publishing
This presentation will introduce the East Asian Journal of Popular Culture (EAJPC). It is the first academic peer- reviewed journal for scholars, teachers, and students from around the world who have an active and passionate interest in the Popular Culture of East Asia. The journal is devoted to all aspects of Popular Culture in East Asia and encourages articles that are both locally-focused (dealing with a specific popular culture trend, figure or industry) and more global or thematic in their outlook (e.g. dealing with links between EastAsian popular culture and wider global issues). Three topics will be discussed that are at the same time criteria related to the issue of ‘ranking’ international journals: 1. Discerning trends in scholarly publishing 2. Keeping a balance between the themes juxta-posed to their regional diversity; 3. International focus. Illustrations from the journal will be provided. Special attention will be paid to Taiwan-related papers.
Ann Heylen: PhD. K.U.Leuven in Chinese Studies is Professor at the Department of Taiwan Culture, Languages and Literature, National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), and Director of the International Taiwan Studies Center (ITSC), at the College of Liberal Arts, NTNU. She is a founding member of the European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS) and editor-in-chief of the East Asian Journal of Popular Culture (EAJPC, Intellect, UK). Her research covers the history of Taiwan, from 17-20th century, with special attention to Dutch Formosa, the Japanese colonial period (1895-1945) and more recently the turn of the 19th century relations between the Low Countries and East Asia.