Journal of Asian Pacific Communication

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: https://doi.org/10.1075/japc
Sample issue: JAPC 27:1
Board
Chief Editors
Marinus van den Berg | Leiden University
Howard Giles | University of California at Santa Barbara
Herbert D. Pierson | St. John's University
Executive Editorial Board
Mary Jiang Bresnahan | Michigan State University
Deborah A. Cai | Temple University
Kara Chan | HK Baptist University
Hui-Ching Chang | SUNY Albany
Florian Coulmas | University of Duisburg-Essen
John Edwards | St. Francis Xavier & Dalhousie University
Alan Hirvela | Ohio State University
Janet Holmes | Victoria University of Wellington
Björn H. Jernudd | Washington, D.C.
Min-Sun Kim | University of Hawaii
Arthur C. Lau | City University of New York
Li Wei | UCL IOE
Eungjun Min | Rhode Island College
Sik Hung Ng | Renmin University of China
Hiroshi Ota | Aichi Shukutoku University
Ellen Rafferty | University of Wisconsin
Ali Salman | Taylor’s University
Shi-xu | Hangzhou Normal University
Hsi-Yao Su | National Taiwan Normal University
Minglang Zhou | University of Maryland
Editorial Advisory Board
Michael Bond | Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Stanley Feldstein | University of Maryland
Joseph P. Forgas | University of New South Wales
Braj B. Kachru | University of Illinois at Urbana
Jeffrey Kinkley | St. John's University
Eddie C.Y. Kuo | Nanyang Technological University
John A. Lent | International Journal of Comic Art
Casey Lum | William Paterson University
Don R. McCreary | University of Georgia
Wang Min | St. John's University
Danjie Su | University of Arkansas
Stella Ting-Toomey | California State University
Q.S. Tong | Sun Yat Sen University
Amy B.M. Tsui | University of Hong Kong
Wang Lei | Zhejiang Gongshang University
Shouhui Zhao | University of Bergen
Subscription Info
Current issue: 31:1, available as of February 2021

General information about our electronic journals.

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Volume 32 (2022): 2 issues; ca. 320 pp. EUR 251.00 EUR 291.00
Volume 31 (2021): 2 issues; ca. 320 pp. EUR 251.00 EUR 291.00

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Available back-volumes

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Complete backset
(Vols. 10‒30; 2000‒2020)
42 issues;
6,720 pp.
EUR 4,821.00 EUR 5,137.00
Volume 30 (2020) 2 issues; 320 pp. EUR 251.00 EUR 291.00
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 each EUR 232.00 each
Issues

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)

Latest articles

4 February 2021

  • This is the worst of times; this is the best of times : Juxtaposing the crisis and opportunities for Asians in the global context
    Yin Lam Lee-Johnson & Hsiao-Chin Kuo | JAPC 31:1 (2021) pp. 1–14
  • 22 January 2021

  • A genre-based investigation of the “About Us” section of private hospitals’ websites
    Nasser Salimi Aghbolagh , Azirah Hashim & Cecilia Cheong Yin Mei
  • 7 January 2021

  • The dynamics of contacts and multilingual practices in the Chinese community in Britain : Revisiting Social Network Analysis
    Wei Li
  • 29 October 2020

  • Fluidity and diversity of Japanese communities in London
    Kazuko Miyake & Noriko Iwasaki
  • 13 October 2020

  • Language transmission among multilingual Chinese immigrant families in the Northern Netherlands
    Eva J. Daussà & Yeshan Qian
  • 9 October 2020

  • Translanguaging as ideology: Responding to social and linguistic diversity in the classroom of Japanese as a heritage language schools in England
    Nahoko Mulvey
  • East Asian Migrants in Western Europe
    Florian Coulmas & Zi Wang
  • 5 October 2020

  • Transmission of Japanese as a heritage language in the bilingual polity of Catalonia : A case study
    Makiko Fukuda
  • Chineseness as a moving target : Language and identity transformations in the Chinese diaspora in Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Jinling Li & Sjaak Kroon
  • Hidden language ‘battles’ in the diaspora : Linguistic identities and ideologies towards home and host languages among Pakistanis in Barcelona
    Maria Sabaté-Dalmau
  • 17 September 2020

  • Agency and pedagogy in literacy education : Toward culturally sustaining pedagogy for immigrant adolescents
    Heeok Jeong | JAPC 31:1 (2021) pp. 79–99
  • Enhancing Asian immigrants’ and international students’ learning : Faculty cultural awareness and pedagogy training
    Ellen Yeh , Monika Jaiswal-Oliver , Rashmi Sharma & Guofang Wan | JAPC 31:1 (2021) pp. 100–121
  • 10 September 2020

  • Teachers’ collaboration-mediated practices in meeting the needs of refugee EAL students in the Victorian secondary science classroom
    Minh Hue Nguyen | JAPC 31:1 (2021) pp. 38–57
  • 8 September 2020

  • Deconstructing discourses of diversity : Envisioning possibilities from impossibilities in multicultural education in South Korea
    Heejin Song | JAPC 31:1 (2021) pp. 58–78
  • 1 September 2020

  • Analyzing Burmese refugee children’s multimodal work : A case study
    Aijuan Cun | JAPC 31:1 (2021) pp. 15–37
  • 30 June 2020

  • Natives, migrants and communication practices in the Xi’an speech community : The role of discourse communities and the Putonghua koine community in China
    Marinus van den Berg | JAPC 30:1-2 (2020) pp. 172–216
  • Language behavior and identity change in the Fangshang Hui community of Xi’an
    Hongjie Dong | JAPC 30:1-2 (2020) pp. 255–272
  • Borders and bridges : The politics of language identity in Hong Kong
    Jette G. Hansen Edwards | JAPC 30:1-2 (2020) pp. 115–138
  • Singapore bilingual education : One policy, many interpretations
    Cher Leng Lee & Chiew Pheng Phua | JAPC 30:1-2 (2020) p. 90
  • Dialect and Putonghua in Xi’an city : The case of Beishan Menkou urban village
    Qiong Li & Yuying Wang | JAPC 30:1-2 (2020) pp. 217–254
  • Dimensions of language education policy in Asia
    Anthony J. Liddicoat & Andy Kirkpatrick | JAPC 30:1-2 (2020) p. 7
  • A restudy of postcolonial Palau after two decades : Changing views on multilingualism in the Pacific
    Kazuko Matsumoto | JAPC 30:1-2 (2020) pp. 34–59
  • Chinese urban language in historical perspective : Guānhuà and dialect in the late Qīng
    Richard VanNess Simmons | JAPC 30:1-2 (2020) pp. 139–171
  • Malaysia’s linguistic landscape and language practices in Chinese private clinics : Focus on the Klang Valley
    Xiaomei Wang , Jin Zhuo Lee & Yi Chern Koh | JAPC 30:1-2 (2020) pp. 60–89
  • Media reporting of cyberbullying : A framing analysis of The Star
    Lai Fong Yang | JAPC 30:1-2 (2020) pp. 290–309
  • English-dominated Chinatown : A quantitative investigation of the linguistic landscape of Chinatown in Singapore
    Hui Zhang , Ruanni Tupas & Aman Norhaida | JAPC 30:1-2 (2020) pp. 273–289
  • Prologue marking the 30th anniversary of publication
    JAPC 30:1-2 (2020) pp. 1–2
  • Introduction : Developments in diglossic settings in the Asian Pacific region
    Marinus van den Berg | JAPC 30:1-2 (2020) pp. 3–6
  • List of reviewers
    JAPC 30:1-2 (2020) p. 310
  • 13 January 2020

  • The use of language and religion from a sociolinguistic perspective
    Ali Alsaawi
  • 19 December 2019

  • The role of Ulama (Islamic religious leaders) in countering anti-vaccination rhetoric in Indonesia
    N. Nurlaela Arief & Siti Karlinah
  • Subjects

    Communication Studies

    Communication Studies

    Main BIC Subject

    CF: Linguistics

    Main BISAC Subject

    LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General