• 2022-10-14
  • Cindy

People in motion: reflecting on the politics of migration

Conflict, Justice, Decolonization: Critical Studies of Inter-Asian Societies


Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to submit your papers to Conflict, Justice, Decolonization – a student-led project that focuses on critical studies of inter-Asian societies.

People have always moved from one location to another for survival, for better opportunities, and for many other reasons. Some of the key drivers of human migration – historically and presently – encompass political, economic, and social factors. The struggle of the Rohingyas, for example, is caused by some form or another of all these factors. Likewise, the transnational migration crisis in Europe that resulted from the Russo-Ukrainian war has been driven by all said factors. Since the start of the conflict in February 2022, millions of Ukrainians have fled the country while millions more remain internally displaced. The conflict has also sparked a migration predicament in Russia, as hundreds of thousands flee the country to evade compulsory military service.

These are just a few examples that highlight the ongoing migration plight. There are many other stories that do not make the headlines. What other factors drive migration? What are the experiences of people in motion at various points along their journey? How do policies in the sending and receiving countries shape migrants’ experiences? What role does identity play in migration? These are just some of the questions that we at the CJD project are proposing to stimulate further thinking on the issue of migration.

With this call for papers, CJD is seeking contributions that engage with issues on migration in Asia and beyond. We invite the submission of articles related but not limited to:

  • Issues facing transnational migrants 跨國移民
  • War refugees 戰爭難民
  • Internal displacement 境內迫遷
  • Case studies related to migration 遷移經驗研究
  • Theoretical, methodological or philosophical perspectives for migration research 遷移理論

We welcome contributions from multiple perspectives. Articles should be 2,000 - 3,000 words if written in English and 3,000 - 4,500 characters if written in Mandarin Chinese. We accept scholarly articles, conference reviews, interviews, photo essays, video essays, and book and film reviews. We welcome both single-authored and co-authored manuscripts.

How to Apply:

Interested contributors are requested to fill out the application form provided by CJD.

Link to the application form:


Manuscript Specifications:

The abstracts’ length should be 300 - 400 words for English papers and 450 - 600 characters for papers written in Mandarin. The deadline for abstract submission is November 5, 2022.


When submitting the completed manuscript, authors are expected to include two relevant images and their web links. One image will serve as a cover image and one as a body image.

NB: PLEASE ENSURE THAT IMAGES ARE COPYRIGHT FREE. We recommend searching for images on Flickr or other image depository sites. Please follow this link for an exemplary CJD article: shorturl.at/aGK25

Selected articles will be published on the CJD website (ISSN: 2709-5479) and in a special issue of our booklet (ISSN: 2709-7943). Authors of selected articles with a Taiwanese post office bank account will be awarded 4,000 NTD per article.

For any questions or inquiries, please visit https://cjdproject.web.nycu.edu.tw/ or contact us at iccs.cjdproject@gmail.com.