Deadline Extended: Demographic Challenges in East Asia



The University of San Francisco Center for Asia Pacific Studies is pleased to announce a call for papers for “Demographic Challenges in East Asia,” a special issue of its peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal, Asia Pacific Perspectives (APP). 

After the Center’s successful spring 2024 symposium on the topic, we have decided to publish a special issue on the topic. As life expectancy has risen, Asians have gotten older and now are living longer. At the same time, the number of marriages has steadily decreased, women are having fewer children and fertility is declining. East Asian nations are now facing the challenges of shrinking populations and workforces and aging populations with fewer young people to support them.

  • What are the key factors driving Asia’s demographic challenges?
  • What are the consequences of these challenges and how have Asian nations and their citizens responded?
  • What can we learn from their attempts and experiences?
  • What pathways and policies have worked historically and how might they be applied to the current situation today?

We are also interested in photo essays, think pieces, and book reviews on the demographic challenges facing East Asia. Papers must represent original work not already published or in press. Please visit the journal’s website for more information. 

Submit a Paper

Please email your document(s) electronically in MS Word or a compatible format to perspectives[at]


Deadline extended to August 1, 2024.

About Us

Asia Pacific Perspectives (ISSN: 2167-1699) is a peer-reviewed electronic journal published twice a year by the University of San Francisco Center for Asia Pacific Studies. Its mission is to inform public opinion through publications that express divergent views and ideas that promote cross-cultural understanding, tolerance, and the dissemination of knowledge. The journal offers a forum for the exchange of ideas from both established scholars in the field and doctoral candidates.

Editorial Board


  • Melissa S. Dale, University of San Francisco

Editorial Board

  • Daniel Barish, Baylor University
  • Miriam Gross, University of Oklahoma
  • Alíz Horváth, Eötvös Loránd University
  • Bonnie Tilland, Leiden University
  • Ryoko, Yamamoto, The State University of New York College at Old Westbury
  • Yu-hua Chen, Akita International University

Why Publish With Us?

Asia Pacific Perspectives offers authors:

  • Established journal with a track record of publication since 2001
  • Benefit of “double-anonymous” peer review
  • Open-access and fully indexed via EBSCO, providing ease of access
  • E-journal format allows publication of numerous, full-color images