The IJTS welcomes submission of original research papers (6,000–12,000 words), review essays (3,000–5,000 words), book reviews (800–1,200 words), and research notes (4,000-5,000 words). We look forward to receiving papers that are localised in focus (for example, analysis of a specific historical or current event) and that are more global in their outlook (for example, forging links between Taiwan and a wider international, cultural or theoretical/intellectual context). Researchers are encouraged to position Taiwan and the relevant issues they examine in different global, regional, and local contexts and processes. Please follow our Instructions for Authors and send your manuscript via the Editorial Manager (EM) online submission system, located here.

Meanwhile if you would like to propose a conference report, institutional report, or a forum discussion, please feel free to get in touch with the IJTS Editorial Office at for further discussions.
Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley, SOAS, University of London, UK

Executive Board
Lung-chih Chang, National Museum of Taiwan History, Taiwan
Sung-Sheng Yvonne Chang, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Táňa Dluhošová, Oriental Institute, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czechia
Dafydd Fell, SOAS, University of London, UK
Hsin-huang Michael Hsiao, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Gunter Schubert, Tübingen University, Germany

Book Review Editor
Gary D. Rawnsley, University of Lincoln, UK

Assistant Editor
John Robert Wood, Aberystwyth University, Wales

Editorial Board
Chris Berry, King's College London, UK
Doris Chang, Wichita State University, Kansas, USA
Chih-jou Jay Chen, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Isabelle Cockel, University of Portsmouth, UK
Evan Dawley, Goucher College, USA
Nancy Guy, UC San Diego, USA
Ann Heylen, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
Margaret Hillenbrand, University of Oxford, UK
Ming-sho Ho, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Scott Kastner, University of Maryland, Maryland, USA
Paul Katz, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Saša Istenič Kotar, University of Ljubljiana, Slovenia
Pei-yin Lin, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Tze-lan Sang, Michigan State University, USA
Scott Simon, University of Ottawa, Canada
Dominic Meng-Hsuan Yang, University of Missouri, USA

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Mau-kuei Chang, Academic Sinica, Taiwan
Thomas B. Gold, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA
Chin-shing Huang, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Chris Hughes, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
Henning Klöter, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
Yasuhiro Matsuda, University of Tokyo, Japan
Shelley Rigger, Davidson College, North Carolina, USA
Emma Teng, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
David Der-wei Wang, Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA
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