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Palgrave Series in Asia and Pacific Studies


Series editors: May Tan-Mullins, Adam Knee and Filippo GILARDI

Asia Pacific research boosted by launch of multi-disciplinary book series 

Asia Pacific research at University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) has been given a boost by the launch of a new multi-disciplinary book series edited by University academics. 

The Palgrave Series in Asia and Pacific Studies was launched in 2016 and seeks to capture multiple facets of this rapidly evolving region and its crucial importance in the international stage in terms of global governance, policy-making and economic development. The range of this series is wide, covering multiple disciplines, which reflect the changing nature and influence of the region on the global stage.

Following the publication of its first two books: China’s Media and Soft Power in Africa: Promotion and Perception, edited by Prof. Zhang Xiaoling, and Chinese War Correspondents: Covering Wars and Conflicts in the 21st Century, written by Dr. Zhang Shixin, the series invites world-quality monographs and manuscripts on a wide range of Asia and Pacific focused topics. Book proposals and submissions are welcomed by the editors, May Tan-Mullins, Adam Knee and Filippo GILARDI who will provide mentoring and guidance on how to improve submissions.

May Tan-Mullins said: “Palgrave Macmillan is a top global academic publisher and housing this series under the Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies will put us on the global stage of academic publishing. Having this series in-house means academic staff and PhD students at UNNC will have a direct avenue for publishing their research findings or PhD monographs. 

“This series will also focus on and promote submissions on pedagogies, which will feed directly into UNNC teaching quality and benefit students through staff members’ continuous research in teaching excellence and delivery.”

Adam Knee said: “The Asia and Pacific region, with a population of nearly three billion people, is of critical importance to observers and academicians due to its rising influence in the global political economy as well as being a globally influential, trend-setting force in a range of cultural arenas.

“This multi-disciplinary series will place focus on the region and provide local perspectives on the complex relationships there.”

Topics covered include:

  • Business
  • Politics 
  • History 
  • Linguistics
  • Area Studies 
  • Development Studies 
  • Environmental Studies 
  • Cultural Studies 
  • Global Governance 
  • Security Studies 
  • Media and Film Studies

Interested authors and editors please contact:

Series editors:
Director of the Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies, University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Dean of Faculty of Fine Arts, Media and Creative Industries, Lasalle College of the Arts
Deputy director of  Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies, University of Nottingham Ningbo China