ASIANetwork Exchange: A Journal of Asian Studies for the Liberal Arts, co-edited by Associate Professor of History Lisa Trivedi, is now available through the Open Library of the Humanities (OHL). Trivedi co-edits the semi-annual, double-blind peer reviewed journal with Erin McCarthy of St. Lawrence University.
A publication of ASIANetwork, a consortium of more than 170 U.S.-based liberal arts colleges with Asian Studies programs, the journal includes research and pedagogical essays, as well as book and media reviews.
According to Trivedi and McCarthy, “As we began thinking about increasingly the quality and position of the ASIANetwork Exchange and learned about the Open Access movement, it was clear that our organization should embrace this international effort more fully. ASIANetwork has been mindful of colleagues and students in Asia whose libraries do not possess the resources for them to gain easy access to our materials. Making sure that our articles can be easily identified, read, and used in Asia, as well as other parts of the globe, has been important to our organization.”
As stated on its website, the goal of ASIANetwork is to “strengthen the role of Asian Studies within the framework of liberal arts education to help prepare succeeding generations of undergraduates for a world in which Asian societies play prominent roles in an ever more interdependent world.’