Call for Papers: Asian Communication Research

Special Issue on Asian Popular Culture

Asian Communication Research (ACR) is now accepting submissions for Vol. 12 N. 2 to be published in December 2015. ACR is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal, published by the Korean Society for Journalism and Communication Studies since 2004 and is indexed on KCI (Korean Citation Index).


Asia has been a site of both interests and controversies. Some have extolled it as a future center of global political economy, while others still view it as a lump of under-developed countries. For many years, Asia has been a test bed for development communication theories. When it comes to popular culture, Asian media capitals such as Hong Kong, Tokyo and Bombay have produced popular media content for global audiences for several decades. More recently, South Korea has joined their ranks by manufacturing popular TV dramas, pop music and films. Korean singer Psy’s Gangnam Style phenomenon a few years ago on the global stages confirmed the influence of Asian popular culture. Further, the influence of Bollywood films is gathering force with the global spread of diasporic audiences equipped with new media technologies. In addition, China is ready to appear as the global power of popular cultural production and consumption. At this critical juncture of Asian media and cultural development, Asian Communication Research invites papers that address any theme that are related to Asian popular culture for this special issue.

Submissions on following topics are welcome, but are not limited to:

Asian Popular Culture and Global Communication

Global fandom of Asian Popular Culture

Asian Popular Music

Asian Cinema

Media and cultural policies in Asia

Cultural industries

Critical and cultural studies, gender and communication

Asian Game Industries and Cultural Studies

International communication and cultural flow

Diasporic Cultures and Asian Media

Localization of Global Popular Culture

Korean Wave



Chinese media

Thai cinema

Digital mediation and global fandom of K-pop

Pan-Asian media productions in Asia

Sports, media and Popular Culture

Social Media and popular culture

Advertising and popular culture

Popular media representations on international disputes in Asia

Key Dates:

Deadline for Abstract Submissions: 20 July, 2015

Deadline for Manuscript Submissions: 15 September, 2015

Published: December, 2015

Submission Guidelines:

Original manuscripts should be prepared according to the APA author guidelines.

Send inquiries and manuscripts to


Sunny Yoon (Hanyang University)

Doobo Shim (Sungshin University)

Wonjun Chung (The University of Suwon)