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Date: 2007-
Issue Details: First known date: 2007... 2007 Asiatic
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'Asiatic is the very first international journal on Asian Englishes and English writings by Asian and Asian diasporic writers, currently being the only one of its kind. It aims to publish high-quality research articles and outstanding creative works combining the broad fields of literature and linguistics within its focus area. Asiatic will contain a rich collection of selected articles on issues that deal with Asian Englishes as well as Asian literatures in English, including Asian diasporic literature and Asian literatures in translation.

Articles may include studies that address the multidimensional impacts of the English language on a wide variety of Asian cultures: South Asian, East Asian, Southeast Asian and others. Subjects of debates and discussions will encompass the socio-economic-cultural facet of the Asian world in relation to current academic investigations on literature and linguistics. This approach will present the works of English-trained Asian writers and scholars, having English as the unifying device and Asia as the backdrop of their study. The journal will also publish works of writers and scholars from other parts of the world that deal with the varieties of English and cultures of the Asian region.

The three different segments that will be featured in each issue of Asiatic are: (i) critical writings on literary and linguistics studies, (ii) creative writings that include works of prose, drama, fiction and poetry, and (iii) review articles on Asian books, novels and plays produced in English. These works will reflect how Western and Asian elements are both subtly and intensely intertwined as a result of acculturation, modernisation and globalisation.'(Journal website, inaugural issue.)


  • Works by Australian scholars/writers or Australian writers of Asian origin appear in most issues.
  • Asiatic can be accessed through MLA International Bibliography which is available at academic institutions or public libraries that subscribe to it.

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First known date: 2007

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ISSN: 1985-3106
IIUM Journal of English Language and Literature
Published biannually, in June and December.
Vol.1, No.1, Dec. 2007 -
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