IR Theory and Practice in Asia

Series Editors:

This series will publish philosophical, theoretical, methodological and empirical work by prominent scholars, as well as that of emerging scholars, concerned with IR theory and practice in the context of Asia. It will engage with a wide range of issues and questions ranging from meta-theoretical underpinnings of existing Western-oriented IR theories to ways of theorising Asian histories and cultures.

What are we looking for?

While we are open to any exciting ideas for edited, single or co-authored work, we are currently inviting book proposals which intend to address the following areas:

  • Global IR
  • Critical test and application of IR theory in Asian contexts
  • IR scholarship in Asia
  • Asian international politics
  • Critical pedagogy of international studies
  • Sociology of IR scholarship
  • Asian theory of international relations (Chinese IR; Japanese IR; Korean IR; and IR in ASEAN)
  • Multiple (or competing) discourses about non-Western IR theory
  • Asian histories of international relations
  • Theoretical pluralism and fragmentation in IR
  • Dialogues and engagement in a pluralist IR

More specifically, the questions the series is interested in include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • What are the implications of the rise of Asia, and especially China, for IR as a discipline?
  • Through what mechanisms has Western IR theory dominated the discipline?
  • Why has IR, as a discipline, developed the way it has?
  • What are the distinctive features and teaching practices in Asian IR communities?
  • To what extent is Western IR theory useful in comprehending Asian international politics?
  • Do developments in contemporary Asia require new theoretical and methodological innovations?
  • Is the development of an Asian theory of IR desirable? If so, how might it be achieved?
  • Will efforts to develop Asian IR theory or schools lead IR to becoming a fragmented field of study?

If you have an idea for a new book in IR Theory and Practice in Asia, please send a written proposal to the Series Editors:

Yong-Soo Eun, Editor-in-Chief, ysir@hanyang.ac.kr

Kosuke Shimizu, Editor, shimizu@world.ryukoku.ac.jp

Ja Ian Chong, Editor, polcji@nus.edu.sg

Editorial Board Members::

Peter J. Katzenstein, Cornell University, USA

Takashi Inoguchi, University of Niigata Prefecture, Japan

Timothy M. Shaw, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA

T.V. Paul, McGill University, Canada

Tim Dunne, University of Queensland, Australia

Colin Wight, University of Sydney, Australia

Shaun Breslin, University of Warwick, UK

Ian Hall, Griffith University, Australia

Wookhee Shin, Seoul National University

Chris Hughes, University of Warwick, UK

Geun Lee, Seoul National University

Mark Beeson, University of Western Australia

Yongjin Zhang, Bristol University, UK

Chaesung Chun, Seoul National University

Cheng-Chwee Kuik, National University of Malaysia

Yong-Wook Lee, Korea University

Jong Kun Choi, Yonsei University, South Korea

Inanna Hamati-Ataya, Aberystwyth University, UK

Chen Ching Chang, Ryukoku University, Japan

Emilian Kavalski, Australian Catholic University, Australia

Young Chul Cho, Chonbuk National University, South Korea 

L.H.M. Ling, The New School, USA

Pinar Bilgin, Bilkent University, Turkey