Journal of Asian Pacific Communication

Main information
Editors
ORCID logoHenning Klöter | Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Eung-jun Min | Rhode Island College
Consulting Editors
Marinus van den Berg | Leiden University
ORCID logoHoward Giles | University of California at Santa Barbara
ORCID logoHerbert D. Pierson | St. John's University
Founding Editors
ORCID logoHoward Giles | University of California at Santa Barbara
ORCID logoHerbert D. Pierson | St. John's University

The Journal of Asian Pacific Communication (JAPC) is an international journal whose academic mission is to bring together specialists from diverse scholarly disciplines to discuss and interpret language in communication issues as they pertain to people of Asian Pacific regions and in their immigrant communities worldwide. The journal’s academic orientation is generalist, passionately committed to interdisciplinary approaches to language in communication studies relating to people in and from Asian Pacific regions.
Thematic issues of previously published issues of JAPC include Cross-Cultural Communications: Literature, Language, Ideas; Sociolinguistics in China; Japan Communication Issues; Mass Media in the Asian Pacific; Comic Art in Asia, Historical Literacy, and Political Roots; Communication Gains through Student Exchanges & Study Abroad; Language Issues in Malaysia; English Language Development in East Asia; The Teachings of Writing in the Pacific Basin; Language and Identity in Asia; The Economics of Language in the Asian Pacific; Culture, Contexts, and Communication in Multicultural Australia and New Zealand; Media Discourse in Greater China; Institutional Politeness in (South) East Asia.

JAPC publishes its articles Online First.

JAPC was previously published by Multilingual Matters (vols. 1-7) and Ablex (vols. 8-9).

ISSN: 0957-6851 | E-ISSN: 1569-9838
DOI logo
https://doi.org/10.1075/japc
Latest articles

22 December 2023

  • A Welcome and Farwell Message
    Howard Giles , Herbert Pierson Marinus van den Berg
  • 21 December 2023

  • John A. Lent Xu Ying . 2023. Comics Art in China
    Reviewed by Lena Henningsen Damian Mandzunowski
  • 25 September 2023

  • Local language in the context of political divides : An evaluation of local language use in a voter-information campaign in the Philippines using Facebook split tests
    Ronald U. Mendoza , Cristine Lian C. Domingo , Gabrielle Ann S. Mendoza Jurel K. Yap | JAPC 34:1 (2024) pp. 1–22
  • 28 August 2023

  • Xu Fang . 2021. Silencing Shanghai – Language and Identity in Urban China
    Reviewed by Richard VanNess Simmons | JAPC 34:1 (2024) pp. 112–118
  • 25 July 2023

  • “I am who I am” : Mitigating LGBTQ identities in heteronormative society
    Su-Hie Ting , Jiin-Yih Yeo , Collin Jerome Hsin-Nie Ling | JAPC 33:2 (2023) pp. 204–226
  • 20 June 2023

  • Sexual anti-languages on social media : A Chinese case study
    Chao Lu , Jingyuan Zhang Ke Zhang | JAPC 33:2 (2023) pp. 137–158
  • 22 May 2023

  • Andy Kirkpatrick Wang Linux . 2021. Is English an Asian Language?
    Reviewed by Jette G. Hansen Edwards | JAPC 34:1 (2024) pp. 119–127
  • 30 March 2023

  • Japan’s struggle to improve gender equality : Japanese culture, gender role/expectation through family, societal and media dialogues
    Kikuko Omori Hiroshi Ota | JAPC 33:1 (2023) pp. 1–11
  • 24 February 2023

  • Stuart Price Ben Harbisher (Eds). 2022. Power, Media and the Covid-19 Pandemic: Framing Public Discourse
    Reviewed by Wei Li Chao Lu | JAPC 34:1 (2024) pp. 128–131
  • 20 February 2023

  • Yuko Kawai . 2020. A Transnational Critique of Japaneseness: Cultural Nationalism, Racism, and Multiculturalism in Japan
    Reviewed by Dan T. Molden | JAPC 33:1 (2023) pp. 108–110
  • IssuesOnline-first articles

    Volume 34 (2024)

    Volume 33 (2023)

    Volume 32 (2022)

    Volume 31 (2021)

    Volume 30 (2020)

    Volume 29 (2019)

    Volume 28 (2018)

    Volume 27 (2017)

    Volume 26 (2016)

    Volume 25 (2015)

    Volume 24 (2014)

    Volume 23 (2013)

    Volume 22 (2012)

    Volume 21 (2011)

    Volume 20 (2010)

    Volume 19 (2009)

    Volume 18 (2008)

    Volume 17 (2007)

    Volume 16 (2006)

    Volume 15 (2005)

    Volume 14 (2004)

    Volume 13 (2003)

    Volume 12 (2002)

    Volume 11 (2001)

    Volume 10 (2000)

    Board
    Editorial Board
    ORCID logoMary Jiang Bresnahan | Michigan State University
    ORCID logoDeborah A. Cai | Temple University
    Dave Centeno | University of the Philippines at Diliman
    ORCID logoKara Chan | Hong Kong Baptist University
    Hui-Ching Chang | SUNY Albany
    Lu Chao | University of Science and Technology, Beijing
    ORCID logoFlorian Coulmas | University of Duisburg-Essen
    John Edwards | St. Francis Xavier & Dalhousie University
    Björn H. Jernudd | Washington, D.C.
    Min-Sun Kim | University of Hawaii at Manoa
    František Kratochvíl | University of Olomouc
    ORCID logo Li Wei | UCL IOE
    ORCID logoHiroshi Ota | Aichi Shukutoku University
    Shi-xu | Zhejiang University
    Hsi-Yao Su | National Taiwan Normal University
    Ke Zhang | Shandong University
    Shouhui Zhao | University of Bergen
    Minglang Zhou | University of Maryland
    Vivien Shuo Zhou | Hong Kong Baptist University
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    Volume 29 (2019) 2 issues; 320 pp. EUR 246.00 EUR 285.00
    Volume 28 (2018) 2 issues; 320 pp. EUR 239.00 EUR 277.00
    Volume 27 (2017) 2 issues; 320 pp. EUR 232.00 EUR 269.00
    Volume 26 (2016) 2 issues; 320 pp. EUR 232.00 EUR 261.00
    Volume 25 (2015) 2 issues; 320 pp. EUR 232.00 EUR 253.00
    Volume 24 (2014) 2 issues; 320 pp. EUR 232.00 EUR 246.00
    Volume 23 (2013) 2 issues; 320 pp. EUR 232.00 EUR 239.00
    Volumes 10‒22 (2000‒2012) 2 issues; avg. 320 pp. EUR 225.00 per volume EUR 232.00 per volume
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    Subjects

    Communication Studies

    Communication Studies

    Main BIC Subject

    CF: Linguistics

    Main BISAC Subject

    LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General