Verge: Studies in Global Asias

Verge: Studies in Global Asias
Editor: Tina Chen
A multidisciplinary journal publishing scholarship from Asian Studies, Asian American Studies, and Asian Diaspora Studies

Winner: prose award for best new journal in humanities; Best New Journal from the Council of Editors of Learned Journals; Distinguished Editor Award from the Council of Editors of Learned Journals


11.2: The Asian Century: Idea, Method, and Media
12.1: Trade in Humans
13.1: Open Issue

Verge: Studies in Global Asias is an award-winning peer-reviewed journal that showcases scholarship on “Asian” topics from across the humanities and humanistic social sciences, while recognizing that the changing scope of “Asia” as a concept and method is today an object of vital critical concern. Responding to the ways in which large-scale social, cultural, and economic concepts like the world, the globe, or the universal (not to mention East Asian cousins like tianxia or datong) are reshaping the ways we think about the present, the past and the future, the journal publishes scholarship that occupies and enlarges the proximities among disciplinary and historical fields, from the ancient to the modern periods.

One of our main goals at Verge is to provide a critical space to think through the productive relations and generative discontinuities between Asian studies, Asian American studies, and Asian Diaspora studies. The journal publishes work from historians, literary and cultural scholars, sociologists, anthropologists, art historians, political scientists, and others that engages with the ways in which “globalization” requires us to understand the past, present, and futures of Asia. In doing so, the journal emphasizes multidisciplinary engagement—a crossing and engagement of the disciplines that does not erase disciplinary differences but uses them to make possible new conversations and new models of critical engagement.

Verge is sponsored by Penn State's Global Asias Initiative and any questions should be directed to

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For a full list of present and past issues and the associated table of contents, please see the Verge page on Project MUSE.

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