Asian Cinema is a peer review journal devoted to the advancing of Asian Cinema studies throughout the world. It offers a platform for scholars, teachers and students who seek to form and promote communities of Asian cinema studies within Asia and beyond. Whether understood in the terms of traditional (celluloid) or cross-media (digital) formats, Asian cinema has wide geographical dispersion, and diverse practices and histories. It has been the flagship publication of the Asian Cinema Studies Society, established in 1984.
Appearing twice yearly, this inter- and trans-disciplinary journal carries research articles, essays, interviews, symposia, book and film reviews, and bibliographies. All types of Asian films are featured, including full-length movies, documentaries, animation, and experimental.
Prospective guest editors are welcomed and may approach Intellect or the editors with a proposal for a themed issue or series. Prospective book reviewers and publishers should approach the editors directly: Gary Bettinson and Tan See Kam.
We publish the following types of writing: scholarly articles (6000–8000 words, excluding references); interviews (3000 words); conference and festival reports (2000-3000 words); and review essays of books (2000–3000 words). Scholarly articles will be blind peer-reviewed. All writings should propose a central idea or thesis argued through a discussion of the work under review.