We Are CEAR


Welcome to the online home of the Columbia East Asia Review!

CEAR is a multidisciplinary academic journal of East and Southeast Asian Studies based at Columbia University in the City of New York. CEAR's editorial team (which consists of both undergraduates and graduates) publishes new undergraduate research on East and Southeast Asia annually in both print and online editions. We are dedicated to promoting research and fostering idea exchange in the fields of East and Southeast Asian Studies as well as to providing undergraduates with first-hand experience in the peer-review and publishing process.

Columbia East Asia Review News

The 2013-2014 year is over for CEAR, and we are looking forward to the summer to unwind. Next year will hopefully turn out to be no less exciting and fun than this one. Below is some CEAR News:

CEAR would like to thank everybody for coming to the 2014 Columbia East Asia Review Forum! We would especially like to thank our panelists for the event: Elizabeth Reynolds, Hanzhang Liu, and Professor Myron Cohen. They were awesome. We would aslso like to thank our presenters: Ben Rimland, Douglas Gledhill, Erin Flynn, and Michael Carter. The event was a great success, and we cannot wait until next year's.

CEAR has just had its elections for the 2014-2015 academic year. Our editors-in-chief are: Thomas Flynn and James Horner. Our Managing Editor is Michael Barth. Our Symposium Chair is Kyle Dontoh. Our three Lead Senior Editors are: Erin Gun, Dan Chun, and Roberta Barnett. We look forward to another great year with the new E-Board at the helm.

CEAR is expanding into a new area: film. We will be beginning an online video series comprised of interviews with notable commentators on everything East Asia--inluding modern politics, social issues, economics, culture, and more. We are starting in Fall 2014. If you are interested in joining our new film team, then please contact info@eastasiareview.org with your name and qualifications.

Finally, CEAR is (as always) looking for new prospective members to join our editorial, events, or film team. If you are interested in joining, then we would love to have you participate in our interviews in the Fall of 2014. Please email info@eastasiareview.org so that we can include you on our mailing list and keep you up-to-date on everything that we are doing.

2015 Call for Papers

CEAR's editorial board has completed its submission process for the Spring 2014 edition from students at universities worldwide. It is, of course, never too early to start thinking about submitting for the Spring 2015 Issue. Papers in any discipline by undergraduates or graduates will be considered for by CEAR to take part in the Columbia East Asia Review Forum of East Asian Studies (OLS), a half-day conference for undergraduates and graduates to present original research on East and Southeast Asia at Columbia University alongisde other students and faculty members.

For more information on submitting to our Spring 2015 edition, see submissions.

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