Walailak Journal of Asian Studies  

Walailak Journal of Asian Studies

Humanities and Social Sciences Articles on All Aspects of Asia and the Asian Diasporas  

Volume 1, Number 1 (March 2016)

Authors and Articles 


Globalization,Values Management, and Interpretations of Integrity in Higher Education: Perspective from the Kingdom of Cambodia

Power of the Small Things: Exploring Postcolonial Children’s Perspectives  in Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things.

L1 Transfer as a Source of Difficulty for L2 Learners: A Comparative Study of English and Thai Verbal Modality

Using YouTube to Engage Learners in Pronunciation Practice 

Inspiring Independent Thought: Issues and Techniques for Teaching Chinese Students in American University Classrooms


Editor's Introduction 

Dr. Edwin Zehner
Editor in Chief

It is with great pleasure that I introduce the first issue of the Walailak Journal of Asian Studies. The journal is produced by the Ph.D. Program in Asian Studies and the School of Liberal Arts at Walailak University, which is based in Nakhon Si Thammarat Province, in southern Thailand.

As far as I know, we may be the only English-language journal in all of Thailand that seeks to include scholarship on all geographic areas of Asia, including Central Asia, Southwest Asia (the Arabian Peninsula and the Asian portions of the Middle East), and also including the Asian diasporas; in doing so, we welcome relevant contributions in all areas of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Our initial International Board of Advisors consists primarily of Thailand specialists, because I expected that their interest in the welfare of Southeast Asian academia and academics would motivate them to support the growth of a Thailand-based, English-language journal of Asian Studies in which the work of younger Thai and Asian scholars might stand alongside the work of more internationally known specialists in Asian Studies. With time, I hope to expand that Board to include specialists in more areas of Asian Studies.

Even at this initial stage, the journal employs “double-blind” reviews drawing on referees from around the world, and is available both in print and in digital form. Once we have published our first three issues, we plan to submit our formal application for inclusion in SCOPUS and TCI-Tier 1 listings, hopefully in early 2017.

We look forward to your own contribution to this effort.

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