Call for Papers – East Asian Journal of Popular Culture


In recent decades, there has been a huge rise in the interest in East Asian popular culture. Since being launched in 2015, the East Asian Journal of Popular Culture has engaged directly with this trend. It has published articles that are both localized (towards a specific popular culture tend, figure or industry) as well as articles that are more global in their outlook (forging links between East Asian popular culture and wider global issues). From film to music, art to translation and fashion to tourism, the East Asian Journal of Popular Culture offers a forum where multidisciplinary work can come together in groundbreaking ways. Its recent special issue on Cute Studies received mainstream press attention from The Guardian.

The journal seeks articles that engage with current as well as emerging issues in popular culture in East Asia. Topics that could be examined include:

  • Cultural translation
  • Pop music
  • Fandom
  • Consumerism
  • Spectacle and performance
  • Fashion
  • Cosplay culture
  • Anime
  • Internet/mobile technologies/virtual border crossings
  • Tourism and the tourist imaginary
  • Sports
  • Food culture
  • Manga
  • Anthropology
  • Martial arts
  • East Asian Cinema
  • Television

Articles should be 6,000 words in length and conform to the Intellect style guide.

If you would like to submit an article, please contact