[UPDATE] Encyclopedia of Asian American Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Lan Dong
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Call for Contributors: Encyclopedia of Asian American Culture

This two-volume encyclopedia, to be published by ABC-CLIO, covers the broad roots of Asian American culture including living traditions, rites of passage, folk culture, popular culture, subcultures, and other forms of shared expression. The essays explore the commonalities and variation of cultural expressions and provide readers with rich detail about the historical, regional, and ethnic/racial diversity within specific traditions.

The essays range from 1,000 to 2,000 words, depending on the amount of material. Generally speaking, the essays cover: history and origins; regional practices, traditions, and artifacts; expressive forms in contemporary culture; and further reading. In addition, essays also include sidebars (100-300 words) that highlight interesting facts, including but not limited to: biographies of key participants, scholars, or other important individuals; artifacts (lyrics, sayings, advertisements, invitations, material culture, etc.); and events (descriptions of particular aspects of the tradition, costumes, rituals, participant roles, etc.). The deadline is December 31, 2013.

Potential contributors should send the following information: full name, title, institutional affiliation, mailing address, email, and 2-page CV to the editor:

Lan Dong
Associate Professor
English Department, UHB 3050
University of Illinois Springfield
One University Plaza
Springfield, IL 62703
Email: ldong4@uis.edu

Below is a list of available headwords.

Asian Indian American Dance, 1000w
Asian Indian American Visual Arts and Artist,1000w
Chinese American Performing Arts and Artists,1000w
Korean American Performing Arts and Artists, 1000w
Chinese American Visual Arts and Artists, 1000w

Asian Indian American Children and Family,1000w
Cambodian American Children and Family, 1000w
Korean American Children and Family, 1000w

Asian Indian American Folklore, 1500w