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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 Department of Asian Studies at University College Cork, Ireland.

Following on from the success of Volume 1 which focused on Korea, Volume 2 deals with the theme of Commemoration. The current volume explores this theme in detail and draws together papers from international scholars who engage with the idea of commemoration from linguistic, cultural, historical and contemporary perspectives, engaging with different methodological and theoretical approaches.

The journal is currently accepting papers for the third volume of IJAS on the theme: ‘ASIA: Transcultural Interactions – Past, Present and Future’. (Visit the Journal Submissions section on this site for more details). The next volume coincides with the second international conference of the Irish Association for Asian Studies (IAAS) which will be held in University College Cork (UCC) on June 9th and 10th 2017, organised by the Department of Asian Studies at UCC.

I look forward to your submissions for Volume 3 of IJAS and the Department of Asian Studies at UCC looks forward to welcoming you to our beautiful campus in June for the IAAS 2 International Conference.

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 2016 IJAS      ISSN   2009-8448.

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