Fairytale in East Asian Fashion (edited collection)

deadline for submissions: 
June 30, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
Amanda Sikarskie, University of Michigan
contact email: 

We are soliciting chapter proposals for an edited collection on Fairytale in East Asian Fashion. Stories of yokai (Japan), yogwae (Korea), or yaoguai (China), such as “The Crane Wife” and “The Robe of Feathers,” manifest themselves everywhere in East Asian popular culture these days—from manga, anime / donghua / webtoons, and Pokémon, to fashion. One sees this phenomenon through brands such as Maison Kitsune, yokai-themed collections, street style, cosplay, and of course, traditional ethnic dress. Chapters may cover any fairytale or any fantastical creature that features strongly in Asian fairytale—baku, dokkaebi, kappa, kitsune / huli jing / gumiho, qilin, yuki onna, etc etc. Essays on Chinese and Japanese fashion are particularly needed, but essays on Southeast Asia are also quite welcome. (The editor is writing on yogwae fashion through K-Pop and K-Drama.)


Please send a brief c.v. and 150-200 word abstracts for 6,500 word chapters by June 30, 2023 to Amanda Sikarskie, Ph.D., asikarsk@umich.edu. Dr. Sikarskie is working with Frances Arnold, Acquisitions Editor at Bloomsbury. If selected, finished chapters will be due in early 2024.