With the sponsorship of the University of Hawaii School of Hawaiian, Asian and Pacific Studies, the directors of the Centers for Japanese Studies, Korean Studies, Chinese Studies, South Asian Studies, Pacific Studies, Hawaiian Studies, and Southeast Asian Studies are planning a collected volume of essays highlighting the experiences of world travelers from the Asia-Pacific region.
It is hoped that a comparative and interdisciplinary approach will provide a way of crossing conventionally observed national, geographical, cultural, and linguistic boundary lines by addressing common themes.
In order to provide thematic coherence, the focus will be on the late nineteenth century, when Ã¢â‚¬Å“globalizingÃ¢â‚¬Â was gathering force. Proposals are invited for essays of around 10,000 words from UH faculty members that offer original research. Proposals should be sent to Marissa Robinson (firstname.lastname@example.org) by April 1, 2007.
Authors of the selected essays will be invited to a workshop that will focus on developing the thematic connections (tentative location is Maui, date to be confirmed). The collection will be offered as a theme issue to the Journal of World History.