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Bochum Yearbook of East Asian Studies
Bochumer Jahrbuch zur Ostasienforschung

The Bochum Yearbook for East Asian Studies [Bochumer Jahrbuch zur Ostasienforschung] (BJOAF) has been published since 1978 by the Faculty of East Asian Studies at Ruhr-Universität Bochum. It serves as an international forum for academic publications on East Asian research, with individual research papers making up the larger part of the journal.
All papers submitted for publication undergo double-blind peer review.


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Call for Papers

The Bochum Yearbook of East Asian Studies is now accepting submissions for edition 41, in either English or German, which is scheduled to be published in winter 2018. Deadline is March 1, 2018.
Authors are kindly requested to use the BJOAF template.
Previously published papers will not be accepted.
Please send your paper as an email attachment to

Advisory Board  
Sebastian Bersick (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
Antonetta L. Bruno (Sapienza – Università di Roma)
Marion Eggert (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
Paul R. Goldin (University of Pennsylvania)
Jörn-Carsten Gottwald (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
Donatella Guida (Università degli Studi di Napoli “L’Orientale”)
Wilt L. Idema (Harvard University)
Martin Kern (Princeton University)
Regine Mathias (Centre Européen d’Études Japonaises d’Alsace)
Christine Moll-Murata (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
Sven Osterkamp (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
Jörg Plassen (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
Heiner Roetz (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
Katja Schmidtpott (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
Christian Schwermann (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
Brigitte Steger (University of Cambridge)
Raji C. Steineck (Universität Zürich)
Zheng Yu 郑宇 (Fudan Daxue 复旦大学)
Editorial Committee  
Rüdiger Breuer (chief editor)
Alexander Saechtig
Ulrike Solmecke (text layout)
Daniel Wollnik


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ISSN: 0170-0006
Frequency: annual
Size: 14.8 × 21.0 cm
Price: EUR 50.00
Acronym: BJOAF