Manuscript Guidelines

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Please Follow these Guidelines,  Categories and Writing Samples in Preparing Your Manuscript for Submission

Submission Guidelines

• Must be unpublished and not under review elsewhere.
• Address an important problem of research value.
• Display a high level of analytical, argumentative, creative, and qualitative theorizing.
• Clearly communicate to a general East-West studies audience.
• Include an accurate and informative abstract of 150 words or less on the title page.
• Engage relevant and essential literature, including disclosing gaps in that literature.
• Follow the guidelines of The Chicago Manual of Style (15th edition). The procedures include text style, citations, appendices, notes, references, and tables/ figures.
• Do not exceed 8,000 words, including footnotes, references, etc.; submissions over 8,000 words will be considered only in exceptional circumstances. A book review is to be approximately 1,200 words.
• Figures and tables must be numbered consecutively and listed at the end of the manuscript.
• Submitted files will be in Microsoft Word format. All text, footnotes, references, and appendices (as appropriate) must be in single-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font, with no hyphenation. Use italics rather than underlining (except with URL addresses). All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points rather than at the end. Page margins should be a minimum of one inch. All references are Last Name, First Name (not Last Name, First Initial), e.g., Russell, Bertrand. In general, formatting should be reduced to a minimum.
• References must be listed at the end of the article:

Russell, Bertrand. 1922. The Problem of China. London: George Allen & Unwin.

Durkheim, Emile. 1966. The Rules of Sociological Method, trans. S. A. Solovay and J. H. Mueller. New York: The Free Press.

Chan, Wing-tsit. 1970. The Ch’eng-Chu School of Early Ming. Pp 29-51 In William Theodore de Bary (eds), Self and Society in Ming Thought. New York: Columbia University Press.

Rawls, John. 1958. Justice as Fairness. Philosophical Review, 67, 164-94.


Research Categories:

1. Universalism, Cosmopolitanism, and Global Justice
2. Theories of Justice
3. Pluralism, Enclusivism and Muilty-culturalism
4. Contemporary Moral Issues
5. Contemporary Epistemological Issues
6. Contemporary Esthetical Issues
7. Contemporary Ontological Issues
8. Civilizational Coexistence and Cooperation
9. Reformation, Institutionalization, and Constitutionalization
10. Philosophy of Disasters, Crises, and Conflicts
11. Theories of Communications
12. Theories of Languages and Hermeneutics
13. Naturalism and Ecological Thoughts
14. Contemporary Capitalization and Privatization
15. Post-Modernism, Post-Marxism, Post-Communism, and Post-Revolutionism
16. Americanism, De-Americanism, Anti-Americanism, and Post-Americanism
17. Globalization and Polarization
18. Scientification and Technologication
19. Nationalism, Patriotism, and Militarism
20. East-West Philosophies, Religions, and Cultures
21. Other Related Issues.
For more information, see the manuscript guidelines.