Journals: Biography International Year in Review, Journal of Burma Studies Contribution to Pyu Studies + more 

Here was Once the Sea: An Anthology of Southeast Asian Ecowriting


Here was Once the Sea: An Anthology of Southeast Asian Writing

Volume 35 Number 2 (2023)

Guest Editors Rina Garcia Chua, Esther Vincent Xueming, and Ann Ang discussion their vision with this unique collection of writing:

This anthology represents a chorus of offerings, first and foremost to the land and the sea, and second to you, our readers, as an invitation to attend to the urgencies and travails of our homes. On the one hand, while the anthology is comprised mostly of anglophone texts, which reflect the aspirations of regional writers to speak across borders and to the globe at large, the English of these pages is inhabited by meanings and associations that make the language our own. This can be seen in the use of indigenous names of plants and places in the works of Annisa Hidayat, Diana Rahim, and Mohamed Shaker, or through rhymes and sounds in the poems of Natalie Foo Mei-Yi and Teresa Mei Chuc. At other times, the native language emerges like weeds, surprising and demanding to be noticed, as in Enbah Nilah’s use of Tamil, which persists as linguistic, cultural, and historical memory in a legacy of erasure.

Find this editorial note, poems, statements, art, and more at Project MUSE.

Presenting Chinese Studies International: A Scholarly Review Journal

China Review International: A Journal of Reviews of Scholarly Literature in Chinese Studies is now Chinese Studies International: A Scholarly Review Journal.

This current issue, Volume 28, opens with this note from editor Ming-Bao Yue:

The journal launched in 1994 under the editorship of Roger T. Ames (Professor Emeritus) with the goal to serve the “Sinological community by keeping it abreast of published scholarhip in all areas of Chinese studies in a timely way.” The journal aimed to be inclusive, providing English-language reviews of current literature across the boundaries of both language and discipline, drawing scholars from differing geographical and political perspectives into conversation.

The updated title better reflects the new trends and changes in the field of Chinese Studies that articulate well with the evolving mission of this official journal of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Center for Chinese Studies.

The updated title also signals a shift to keep pace with the times: Once a quarterly print journal, Chinese Studies International will now publish online continuously throughout each year with the same volume of content. This allows the journal to be more timely, greatly decreasing the duration to publication. This online format also allows the journal to better serve its largest audience. In academic year 2023-24, China Review International content was accessed more than 75,000 times in more than 100 institutions from nearly 20 countries.

The journal is sponsored by the Center for Chinese Studies, College of Arts, Languages & Letters, University of Hawai‘i

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Pacific Science Pays Tribute to Dieter Mueller-Dumbois

Dr. Dieter Mueller-Dombois at Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. Photograph taken by Nicholas Tomasello.
Dr. Dieter Mueller-Dombois at Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. Photograph taken by Nicholas Tomasello

The new issue of Pacific Science pays tribute to Dr. Dieter Mueller-Dombois, who is best known for his work studying the ōhi‘a forests of Hawai‘i for over fifty years.

The double issue complies new articles reflecting Mueller-Dombois’s research, with many papers written by his students and those influenced by his work. Editor David Duffy—along with researchers James D. Jacobi, Donald R. Drake, Kanehiro Kitayama and Peter Vitousek—remembers Mueller-Dombois in this volume:

“We were all saddened to learn of the passing of Professor Dieter Mueller-Dombois on July 19, 2022. He was a giant in the field of ecology and an inspiration to countless students, colleagues, and friends to learn to appreciate and work to preserve the composition, structure, and function of our natural ecosystems…

He was also a passionate teacher and his classes and field trips at the university were highly popular and focused on teaching appreciation of Hawai‘i’s natural ecosystems and methods to study vegetation. During his time at the University of Hawai‘i he taught thousands of undergraduate students and successfully chaired 17 MS and 18 PhD graduate students…

During his career he served as an inspirational model for a new generation of people involved with conservation in Hawai‘i, as well as throughout the Pacific. Many of those that he mentored are now continuing to expand his legacy as they serve in important natural resource research, management, and administration roles. While his knowledge, leadership, and friendship will be sorely missed, we all need to build upon his inspiring career and continue to strive to ensure that natural ecosystems conservation is appreciated and effective throughout Hawai‘i, the greater Pacific island nations, as well as globally.”

Call for Submissions

Pacific Science is the official journal of the Pacific Science Association. Appearing quarterly since 1947, Pacific Science is an international, multidisciplinary journal reporting research on the biological and physical sciences of the Pacific basin. It focuses on biogeography, ecology, evolution, geology and volcanology, oceanography, paleontology, and systematics. Manuscript submissions on topics such as Pacific biodiversity, conservation, and sustainability are also encouraged. In addition to publishing original research, the journal features review articles providing a synthesis of current knowledge.

Contributions to the biological and physical sciences of the Pacific area are welcomed from authors in all parts of the world. Manuscripts should be submitted online. Authors will receive a confirmation of their submission.

Electronic Submissions
Submit manuscript online at

Table of Contents

Tribute to Professor Dieter Mueller-Dombois
James D. Jacobi, Donald R. Drake, David Duffy, Kanehiro Kitayama, and Peter Vitousek

Climate-Induced Forest Mortality in the Tropical Pacific Islands: What Do We Really Know?
Hans Juergen Boehmer and Stephen Galvin

Microclimatic Effects of Ko- (Sugarcane, Saccharum officinarum) Row Planting
in the Leeward Kohala Field System, Hawai‘i Island
Michael W. Burnett, Duncan Coleman, Gabriel Saiz, Kiara Bacasen, Marina Luccioni, Ke-haulani Marshall, and Peter M. Vitousek

‘Ōhi‘a lehua (Metrosideros polymorpha): A Most Resilient and Persistent Foundation Species in Hawaiian Forests
James D. Jacobi, Hans Juergen Boehmer, Lucas Berio Fortini, Samuel M. ‘Ohukani’ōhi’a Gon III, Linda Mertelmeyer, and Jonathan Price

A 60-Year Record of Plant Colonization on Alpine Lava Flows, Maunaloa,Hawai‘i: Climate Change, Substrate Control, and Human Disturbance
James O. Juvik, Brett T. Rodomsky, Jessica A. Kirkpatrick, Marie M. McKenzie, John E. Barnes, Sonia P. Juvik, Kathryn Y. Akamine, John P. Lockwood, and Dieter Mueller-Dombois

Changes in Community Composition and Functional Traits After Cyclones and Fire in a Pacific Rainforest
Gunnar Keppel, Thomas Ibanez, and Edward L. Webb

A Comparative Study of the Floristic Diversity and Structure of Relictual Littoral and Swamp Forests in the Island of Tahiti (French Polynesia, South Pacific)
Solène Fabre Barroso, Olivier Flores, Pauline Palmas, Robin Pouteau, and Jean-Yves Meyer

Shrub Dieback and El Niño Drought in Hawai‘i: Life Stage Demography and Population Rejuvenation
Robert A. Wright and Dieter Mueller-Dombois

Hawaiian Subalpine Plant Communities: Implications of Climate Change
Alison Ainsworth and Donald R. Drake

Gap Model Simulation of Metrosideros-Cibotium Stand Structure and Displacement Dieback
Philip J. Burton and Steven G. Cumming

Landscape Development From Point Zero
Reinhard F. Hüttl and Werner Gerwin

Vegetation Succession Following Clearcutting of Lowland Hawaiian Rainforest on the Island of Hawai’i
Dennis H. Grossman and R. Flint Hughes

A Conversation on the UH Botany Department, Vegetation Ecology, and Life with Professor Emeritus Dr. Dieter Mueller-Dombois
Georgia Hart-Fredeluces and David Duffy

Read Pacific Science online at Project MUSE, BioOne, or ScholarSpace

Join Mānoa journal at AWP in Kansas City, MO

Join Mānoa: A Pacific Journal of International Literature at the Association for Writing Programs (AWP) Conference & Bookfair in Kansas City, MO from Feb. 7-10.


Stop by the Mānoa table located at #T3313 to talk story, peruse and purchase titles, and get a discount on subscriptions.


Rajiv Mohabir guest edits the next Mānoa volume, Karahee from the Cane Fields: Writing from the Coolie Diaspora. Join Rajiv on these two panels on Thursday, Feb. 8:

Speaking Mosaics: Hybrid Narratives & the Prism of Identity 

Panelists: Marissa Landrigan, Rajiv Mohabir, Monica Prince, Adriana Es Ramirez, Caitlyn Hunter

9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., Room 2504AB, Kansas City Convention Center, Level 2 T129

Accustomed to wielding multiple perspectives, many BIPOC, queer, and neurodivergent writers are drawn to fragmented or hybrid forms: multimodal cross-genre mosaics of personal experience, and cultural, social, political, or natural history. Our panelists work across poetry, performance, nonfiction, and folklore, and will explore the craft and challenges of fragmented forms, offering inspiration and motivation to embrace hybridity as a way to claim space for historically marginalized communities.

Fragmented Inheritances: Lyric Essay and Intergenerational Trauma

Panelists: Joanna Penn Cooper, Kiki Petrosino, James Allen Hall, Rajiv Mohabir

10:35 a.m. to 11:50 a.m., Room 2503AB, Kansas City Convention Center, Level 2, T154

Lauded essayists discuss experiments with form, including fragmentary approaches to narrative, and how they leave space for both readers and writers to approach subject matter about difficult legacies. How does the use of fragments allow ways into incomplete or contested family and cultural narratives around war trauma; religious persecution; racial, sexual, and gender identity; and violence? How might fragmented narrative further the possibilities for sharing and transmuting difficult legacies?

Subscribe to Mānoa

A one-year subscription gets you copies of two new issues, Here was Once the Sea guest edited by Rina Garcia Chua, Esther Vincent Xueming, and Ann Ang and Karahee of the Cane Fields guest edited by Rajiv Mohabir.

A two-year subscription additionally includes two additional issues from series editor S. Shankar.

Subscribe to Mānoa here.

Explore Mānoa Journal

For the next three months, enjoy these two pieces from Here was Once the Sea freely available on Project MUSE.

Here was Once the Sea: An Anthology of Southeast Asian Ecowriting
Rina Garcia Chua, Esther Vincent Xueming, and Ann Ang

Finding Faults and Dragons
Alexandra Bichara 

Call for Submissions: Filipino American National Historical Society Journal

The Filipino American National Historical Society Journal is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed annual journal that publishes, disseminates, and promotes research related to Filipino American history. The journal publishes research by community-based and academic historians, as well as personal histories.

From the editors:

FANHS Journal, Volume 12, 2024 is calling for submissions that focus on the theme of “Building Bridges” with a deadline of March 25, 2024. This issue carries forward the themes from Volume 10 and 11, “Collaborating with Our Ancestors” by drawing on Uncle Fred’s 1996 signature article “The Bridge Generation and Building Bridges ” (FANHS Journal, 1996, Vol. 4).

We envision this volume will reflect the theme of “Building Bridges” through both the content itself and the means through which contributors and editors have collaborated to create that content. “Bridges” calls forth the Bridge Generation, second-generation Filipino Americans born before 1945, who have been foundational to FANHS and to Filipino American history. The theme of “bridging” will highlight the contributions of the Bridge Generation while also making connections to the histories and contributions of multiple generations that have continued to emerge as “bridges” in the post-1945 eras of Filipino American history.  

Uncle Fred’s 1996 article reminds us that “The Bridge Generation was born between 2 World Wars and the [Great] Depression in the middle[,] during that harrowing period of American history into a Pinoy community, always in a state of acculturation…” How have similarly “harrowing periods” or significant local, national, global, and transnational events shaped the histories of Filipino Americans born after 1945? What patterns and contrasts might we see across our diverse histories? In the spirit of being expansive of the many bridges we are building, and the multiple generations born and raised in the post-1945 period of U.S. History, we invite people to submit articles that resonate with the theme of “building bridges.”

Contributions to this volume may encompass building bridges across:

  • Multiple generations and collaborations that pair wisdom with youth voice
  • Academic and community approaches to telling our histories and stories
  • Diverse experiences and stories of growing up Brown
  • Past FANHS Journal articles and present day context
  • Geographic diversity
  • Ideas and action

The editors would be particularly excited to see contributions that address histories in the following areas:

  • Filipino language and cultural program(s) in the United States
  • Influxes of Filipinos post-1965
  • 1.5, 3rd, 4th, and later generations of Filipino Americans
  • Visual or performing arts and artists
  • Solidarity and organizational activism
  • Anti-Martial Law movements based in the United States

Finally, we welcome contributions in multiple formats and modalities, including:

  • Written work (e.g., essays, poems, articles)
  • Visual work (e.g., photo essays, prints and other artistic work, video)
  • Mixed modalities (e.g., pictorial essays, zines)
  • Audio (e.g, recorded monologues, abridged oral histories with an accompanying article)

For more information, please see the Author Guidelines.

Whether you are submitting a written, visual, or audio contribution, we are looking for contributions that address the following sections:

 Type of contributionDescription or ExampleSuggested word count
ArtworkArtwork used for the cover or design throughout the FANHS Journal (i.e. photography, visual art, multimedia images)1 page or less 250 words
Collaborating with our Ancestors Tributes and dialogues between past and presentTributes paid to those who have passed and a space for intergenerational conversations between authors of today and classic pieces around enduring issues.  5-10 pages 1250-2500 words
Talk Stories Stories and oral histories  Written conversation or transcription of an oral history/interview of a single person or multiple people. Edited transcription of question-and-answer interview (the full transcription and recording of the interview can be archived with FANHS National).  10-15 pages 2500-3750 words
 Community Research Personal or community research in context  Personal histories, short anecdotes, or community stories situated in larger historical and social contexts.  5-15 pages 1250-3750 words
Academic Article Original scholarship of research or theoryArticle sharing original research or theory, connected to larger research conversations.15-25 pages 3750-6250 words
Reviews Critical assessment of books, films and resources  Reviews and shares publications, books, films, resources related to Filipino American history (full listings can be shared on FANHS website).2-5 pages 500-1250 words
FANHS in Action Contributions that Move Community ForwardPieces that highlight enacting the mission or goals of FANHS, resources and strategies for connecting and activism.2-5 pages 500-1250 words

For more information or questions, please contact

Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) Journal

About the Journal

The Filipino American National Historical Society Journal is the only journal devoted exclusively to the identification, gathering, preservation, and dissemination of Filipino American history and culture in the U.S. Learn more here.

Submissions Due

March 25, 2024

Links for Authors

Author Guidelines

Submit Your Contribution 



Journal of Polynesian Archaeology and Research – Inaugural Issue

The Journal of Polynesian Archaeology and Research, a joint venture between the Society for Hawaiian Archaeology (SHA) and the Easter Island Foundation (EIF), has published its inaugural issue freely available to all readers.

For three decades, both societies have been committed to promoting research and dialogue on the archaeology of Polynesia. While distribution of previous publications was limited to members, this journal is now open access.

Co-editors Dr. Mara Mulrooney (board member of the EIF and current president of SHA) and Dr. Jillian Swift (board member and publications chair of SHA) developed this journal as a forum to bring together important research and conversations around archaeology, history, and heritage management in Polynesia.

3D printed replicas created by TAO students to help create educational opportunities within  the local museum featured in “Terevaka Archaeological Outreach (TAO) 2022–2023 Field Report:  Expansion” in this first issue by Shepardson et al 2023.
3D printed replicas created by TAO students to help create educational opportunities within  the local museum featured in “Terevaka Archaeological Outreach (TAO) 2022–2023 Field Report: Expansion” in this first issue by Shepardson et al 2023.

From the Editors Mara Mulrooney and Jillian Swift:

Welcome to the inaugural issue of the Journal of Polynesian Archaeology and Research (JPAR). We have been working with colleagues at the University of Hawai‘i Press for the past two years to establish and launch this open-access journal that focuses on the region of Polynesia with a particular emphasis on publishing the results of research by archaeologists, anthropologists, historians, and other researchers working in the region. For more than three decades, both the Society for Hawaiian Archaeology (SHA) and the

Easter Island Foundation (EIF) have been committed to promoting research and dialogue on the archaeology of Polynesia. Over the past 30 years, more than 33 volumes of the Rapa Nui Journal were published by the EIF and its founding editor Georgia Lee, and 15 volumes of Hawaiian Archaeology and four special publications were published by SHA (all volumes of both journals are now freely available on the University of Hawai‘i’s eVols digital archive, available at It is with mixed emotions that we say farewell to these two long-standing forums and embark on a new journey in partnership with SHA, EIF, and UH Press. While JPAR replaces these recently retired journals, it carries on the legacies of these significant regional publications. It is hoped that JPAR will serve as a forum to bring together important research and conversations around archaeology, history, and heritage management in Polynesia that are of significant relevance to both organizations. We are especially grateful for the continued support of our members, support from whom allows us to produce an entirely open-access journal at no cost to authors.

Front cover of the Journal of Polynesian Archaeology and Research volume 1

Table of Contents


From the Editors
Mara Mulrooney and Jillian Swift


Archaeological Approaches for Understanding the Marquesan Stone Pounder ke’a tuki popoi
Michelle J. Richards

Report on Midden Exposed by Coastal Erosion in Lapakahi State Historical Park, North Kohala District, Hawai‘i Island
Mark D. McCoy, Tracy Tam-Sing, Martha Yent, and K. Ann Horsburgh

EDXRF Analysis of Lithics from Lapakahi State Historical Park, Kohala District, Hawai‘i Island
Danielle Ciccone, Adam Johnson, Steven Lundblad, and Peter Mills

Reports and Commentaries:

Bottling Paradise: The Future of Glass Bottle Archaeology in Hawai‘i
Anthony K. Alvarez, Max Pinsonneault, and Daina Nicole Avila

Terevaka Archaeological Outreach (TAO) 2022–2023 Field Report: Program Expansion
Britton L. Shepardson, Alvaro Alexiz Espinoza Alvarez, Lexy Apaza Quispe, Hanna Araki Hey, Otea Araki Villaseca, Carlos Arriagada, Mahorangi Atan Hotu, Daniel Atariki Gajardo Troncoso, Sharlim Azumi Ccanto Pumaccahua, Frank Deivid Baca Curillo, Mauricio Baca Cabeza, Yonathan Baigorria, Jamie Bellian, Renato Berospi Huaman-Baji, Kaitlyn Bolland, Manurangi Castillo Pont-Hill, Brooklyn Christofis, Silvana Cruces, Marama Rangi Hetu’u Del Carmen Tepano Tikare, Miguel Duran Riroroko, Analía Gaete, Yeraldy Gallardo, Luz Gonzalez Mancilla, Andrés Guzman, Natalie Hansen, Anastasia Vaihoa’ata Haoa Delgado, Nainoa Haoa Paoa, John Alexander Huaman Montoya, Meri Icka Otero, Patricio Lagos, Gabriela Maldonado, Morgan Mallek, Sindbad Manae Boulineau, Mikaela Marcavillaca Bujaico, Heinui Mardones Riroroko, Mark McCoy, Atariki Mejias, Omar Monares, Fernanda Mondaca Rodriguez, Alonso Montoya Marcavillaca, Shelby Morgan, Princesa Moulton Atán, Ssunmy Navarro Huanca, Nehe-Nehe Vaihoa’ata Pate Tepano, Toui Rangi Quiroz, Yannely Quispe Huanca, Piero Ramos Olivera, Elisa Reinante Gutiérrez, Isabella Vaikaranga Reyes Pakarati, Sofia Riquelme Gutiérrez, Sydney Rittershaus, Po-patiri Rivera Pakarati, Juan José Rodriguez Moreno, Yilian Romero, Gabriela Salas Barria, Rodrigo Sallo Quispe, Andrew Svabik, Anapuakatiki Tepano Gutiérrez, Baruc Ote Rangi Ta’ava Nui Tepano Tuki, Amely Tiznado Soto, David Torres, Moeto Vai Kikiri Roa Tuki Teao, Tau ao Tuki Hey He, Rocío Vallejos Bermedo, Angeles Vargas Alvarez, Tau a hiro Vera Rapu, Valentina Vicencio, Max Willetts, Hiti Rau Williams Morales Hey, Jose Fernando Yucra Delgado, and Yanella Zapata

Book Reviews:

Rongorongo: Inscribed Objects from Rapa Nui
Reviewed by Rafał Wieczorek

Working with and for Ancestors: Collaboration in the Care and Study of Ancestral Remains
Reviewed by Rona Michi Ikehara-Quebral


Journals: CHINOPERL, Hawaiian Journal of History, Journal of Korean Religions + More

Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) Journal
JWH 34-4 cover
OL 62-2

Journals: After(Life) Narratives of #MeToo, Digital Korean Studies, Playwright Betsuyaku Minoru + More

AP 62-2 cover

Asian Perspectives

Volume 62, Number 2 (2023)

What’s in a Hearth? Preliminary Findings from the Margal Hunter-Gatherer Habitation in the Eastern Mongolian Gobi Desert
Sarah Pleuger, Bastian Breitenfeld, Altanbayar Zoljargal, Albert Russell Nelson, William Honeychurch, and Chunag Amartuvshin

The Mid-Second Millennium A.D. Submerged Iron Production Village of Pontada in Lake Matano, South Sulawesi, Indonesia
Shinatria Adhityatama, Triwurjani, Dida Yurnaldi, Joko Wahyudiono, Ahmad Surya Ramadhan, Muslim Dimas Khoiru Dhony, Suryatman, Abdullah Abbas, Darfin, Alqiz Lukman, Aldhi Wahyu Pratama, and David Bulbeck

Iron Production Industry in Western Chongqing During the Late Ming Dynasty: A Perspective from Smelting Related Materials
Li Yuniu, Sun Zhigang, Qiu Tian, Bai Jiujiang, and Huang Wan

The Archaeology of Ancient Japanese Gardens
Richard Pearson

Find these articles, reviews, and more at Project MUSE.


Asian Theatre Journal

Special Section: Betsuyaku Minoru

Volume 40, Number 2 (2023)

Editor Siyuan Liu discusses the special section in the introduction:

This issue starts with a special section on the Japanese playwright Betsuyaku Minoru (1937–2020), known in the west for his plays during the avant-garde angura (underground), or little theatre movement, of the 1960s and 1970s. Guest-edited by David Jortner, this special section updates our knowledge of his long career since then, with a translation of his play Yattekita Godō (Godot Came, 2007) by John K. Gillespie, together with two essays by Gillespie and Roger Pulvers.

Read more translations, reviews, reports, and articles at Project MUSE.

Front cover of Biography volume 45-4 (2023)


Special Edition: After(Life) Narratives of #MeToo

Guest Editors: Rebecca Wanzo and Carol A. Stabile

Volume 45, Number 4 (2022)

#MeToo: A Biography
Rebecca Wanzo and Carol A. Stabile

Micro-disclosures for Macro-erasures: #MeToo in the Academy
Roopika Risam

#MeToo Storytelling: Confession, Testimony, and Life Writing
Leigh Gilmore

“If it didn’t hurt so bad, I’d kill myself, but I’ll let Ed Buck do it for now”: #Justice4Gemmel and Black Queer Narratives in the Age and Afterlife of #MeToo
Terrance Wooten

The Afterlives of #MeToo: A Roundtable Discussion with Māhealani Ahia, Michelle Cho, Pallavi Guha, Régine Michelle Jean-Charles, Kahala Johnson, and Ever E. Osorio
Greta LaFleur, Dana Seitler, Māhealani Ahia, Michelle Cho, Pallavi Guha, Régine Michelle Jean-Charles, Kahala Johnson, and Ever E. Osorio

Read these articles and more at Project MUSE.

Filipino American National Historical Society Journal—New Issue!

The new issue of the Filipino American National Historical Society Journal, Volume 11, is now available on Project MUSE.

The new issue features writers from the American South, Northeast, Pacific Northwest, California and Hawaiʻi, opening with a personal recollection of FANHS founder Dorothy Laigo Cordova. The “Collaborating with Our Ancestors” section pays tribute to the late Dawn Bohulano Mabalon, a mentor and model who blazed the trail for many Filipino American academics over the last 20 years. The “Talk Stories” section features a dialogue among friends and family on the evolution of an Indipino identity and community, as well as the life history of Ponce Cazem, who worked in Hollywood for some well-known stars before fighting for the United States during World War II. Research in this volume covers the development of Filipino American identity in the American South and the existence of the queer experience in Filipino American history. This volume highlights the photography of Abraham “Abe” Menor.

Read the issue on Project MUSE today:

From the Editor
Lily Ann B. Villaraza

Subscribe to get access to Volume 11

Recommend journal to your library

Read Volume 10 Free on Project MUSE

American Academy of Religion + Call for Papers

Join the University of Hawai‘i Press at the American Academy of Religion annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas, from Nov. 18-21. The press will be showcasing its religion book and journal titles at Booth 823.

Call for Papers: Buddhist-Christian Studies

The Society of Buddhist-Christian Studies hosts it annual meeting concurrent to the American Academy of Religion. The society’s official journal, Buddhist-Christian Studies, invites submissions for the 2024 issue.

Buddhist-Christian Studies publishes scholarly articles that invite dialogue between concepts, doctrines, beliefs and practices in Buddhism and Christianity. Possible topics include aspects of anthropology, ethics, ritual practices and worship, historical Buddhist/Christian encounters, key figures in Buddhist Christian dialogue, and comparative textual analysis. For more information, and to submit an article for peer review, please contact the co-editors: Thomas Cattoi,; and Kristin Johnston Largen,

Typical length of an article is between 5,000-7,000 words, and the due date for submission is March 1.

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In addition to Buddhist-Christian Studies, the press publishes and distributed three notable journals in the field. Find author guidelines for related journals at UH Press’s website: 

Philosophy East & West

Journal content from Hawaiʻi Book & Music Festival 2023 Authors

This year’s Hawai‘i Book & Music Festival will be held on Friday, Oct. 20 to Sunday, Oct. 22 at the UH Mānoa William S. Richardson School of Law. In celebration of this year’s festival, we feature the following University of Hawai‘i Press journal reviews and articles written by several of this year’s showcased authors: 

Article: In Search of Puka‘ōma‘oma‘o, Ka‘ahumanu’s Retreat in Mānoa Valley
Patrick V. Kirch, Jillian A. Swift, and Mark Oxley
Hawaiian Journal of History

Poem: He Mele Aloha
Brandy Nālani McDougall
The Contemporary Pacific

Article: The Death of Kwang Ja
Chris McKinney

Introduction: Mana from the Mauna
Bryan Kamaoli Kuwada and Noʻu Revilla

Poem: Aunty’s Candle
Mary Therese Perez Hattori

Poem: The Sorrowful Mysteries
Mary Therese Perez Hattori

Review: Korean and Korean American Life Writing in Hawai‘i: From the Land of the Morning Calm to Hawai‘i Nei by Heui-Yung Park
Joseph Han

Find more information about this year’s festival at:

New Journal: Filipino American National Historical Society Journal

University of Hawai‘i Press partners with the oldest, existing national Filipino American organization to publish its eponymous annual, the Filipino American National Historical Society Journal.

The Filipino American National Historical Society Journal is the only journal devoted exclusively to the identification, gathering, preservation, and dissemination of Filipino American history and culture in the US. The society was founded in Seattle, Washington, in 1982 by Dorothy Laigo Cordova and Fred Cordova, and now hosts 43 regional chapters nationwide.

The society and journal have long served as a primary informational resource for community organizations and educational institutions on Filipino American history, and hosted the first official Filipino American History Month in October 1992, long before the US Congress recognized the commemorative month in 2009.

Redesigned and under new leadership, the journal will publish Volume 11 in November 2023, alongside the journal’s 10-volume archive widely available for the first time via Project MUSE. As an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal, each issue includes research by community-based and academic historians as well as personal histories. A new section, “Collaborating with Our Ancestors,” features tribute pieces and intergenerational conversations between past and present Filipino American academic and activist leaders.

The journal is led by Drs. Patricia Espiritu Halagao (College of Education, University of Hawai‘i—Mānoa) and Terese Guinsatao Monberg (Residential College in the Arts and Humanities, Michigan State University). Dr. Lily Ann B. Villaraza (Philippine Studies, City College of San Francisco), a national FANHS scholar, guest edits the forthcoming issue.

“We are so excited to publish the FANHS Journal with the University of Hawai’i Press. Working together, we can ensure that Filipino American history can be better documented and made more accessible to the masses,” said Dr. Kevin Nadal, president of the national society. “And because there are so many Filipino American historical narratives waiting to be told, we are looking forward to a long lasting partnership with such a prestigious publishing company to help us tell these stories.”

FANHS founder Dorothy Laigo Cordova adds, “I am excited to see the evolution of the FANHS Journal under its new editorial leadership and support the journal’s important role in promoting scholarship of Filipino American history.” 

For more information, visit, and recommend this journal to your library.

Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) Journal

Volume 11

Forthcoming on Project MUSE, November 2023

Contributions include:

Remembering the Past, Living the Present, Planning for the Future
By Dorothy Laigo Cordova

Dr. Dawn Bohulano Mabalon Adobo Cook Off
By Kay Dumlao Doherty

Mare Dawn is a Dr. Diva, Di Ba? (Poem)
By Emily Lawsin

Our Story Includes Indipinos
By Holly Calica and Richard Vendiola

From Hollywood to the Battlefield: Stories of a Filipino American Houseboy Becoming a Soldier
By Mark Cazem

Producing a Filipino American Identity in the Sunbelt South
By Audrey Idaikkadar

Queering Filipino American History: Exploring LGBTQ Filipina/x/o American THEIR/OURstories
By Kevin Leo Yabut Nadal

The Manang Generation and the Radical Origins of the Pinay Identity
By Stacey Anne Baterina Salinas

Naimas!: The Rise of Filipino Foodways in Hawai‘i
By Shannon Cristobal

Building a Community Archive: Preserving and Uplifting Stories of Filipino Labor and Migration
By Christina Ayson Plank, Meleia Simon-Reynolds, Kathleen Cruz Gutierrez, Steve McKay, and Oliva Sawi