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The Irish Journal of Asian Studies (IJAS) was launched in 2015 and is Ireland’s first ever international peer-reviewed online journal devoted to Asian Studies set up by the Irish Institute of Korean Studies at University College Cork, Ireland.

The current issue, Volume 7, consists of interdisciplinary papers submitted during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and so we greatly appreciate these contributions from our contributors. The papers cover quite different approaches and topics, from the Newar community in London, to the Chinese community in Italy, as well as an examination of literature, pilgrimages and translation. The authors have provided us with high quality and thought-provoking research relevant to varied aspects of Asian Studies, making an excellent contribution for scholars and students, both in Ireland and internationally.

After this current issue, IJAS will appear biennially. The next issue of IJAS (in Dec. 2023) will be an open issue related to all aspects of research on Asia – we look forward to receiving your contributions. Please email Dr Kevin Cawley (UCC) with any queries about our next issue: k.cawley@ucc.ie

Mise le meas,

Dr. Kevin N. Cawley

Senior Lecturer in Korean Studies, UCC
Director of the Irish Institute of Korean Studies
Founding and Managing Editor of IJAS.

Current Issue 2021 IJAS      ISSN   2009-8448.