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 Department of Asian Studies at University College Cork, Ireland.
The current issue, Volume 3, is related to the theme: ‘ASIA: Transcultural Interactions – Past, Present and Future’. This theme was explored at the second international conference of the Irish Association for Asian Studies (IAAS) which was held in University College Cork (UCC) on June 9th and 10th 2017, and generously funded by a grant awarded by the One Asia Foundation. The discussions that took place helped to develop the papers given into the varied and intellectually engaging ones published here by some of the international attendees.
I look forward to receiving submissions for Volume 4 of IJAS, which should explore themes and issues relating to sexuality and identity in the Asian context.
Dr. Kevin N. Cawley
Head of the Department of Asian Studies, UCC
Director of the Irish Institute of Korean Studies
Founding and Executive Editor of IJAS, Secretary of IAAS
Current Issue 2017 IJAS ISSN 2009-8448.