Donohue, J. “Virtual enlightenment: The martial arts, cyberspace, & American culture”
Dohrenwend, R. “The sling: Forgotten firepower of antiquity”
Mukhopadhyay, B. “War and worship: Evolution of Martial music and dance in India”
Cordes, A. “Going beyond the norm: An interview with Chen Taiji stylist Wang Xian”
Bolz, M. “Kobudo: Okinawan weapons are not all flash”
This quarterly covers all historical and cultural aspects of Asian martial traditions; focuses on Asia, but includes important related material from all other countries, such as museum collections, interviews, announcements and media reviews. Articles flow smoothly in consecutive pages, without being interrupted by advertising.
The Journal of Asian Martial Arts publishes three types of materials: (1) scholarly articles based on primary research in recognized scholarly disciplines, e.g., cultural anthropology, comparative religions, psychology, film theory, and criticism, etc.; (2) more informal, but nevertheless substantial interviews (with scholars, master practitioners, etc.) and reports on particular genres, techniques, etc.; and (3) reviews of books and audiovisual materials on the martial arts.
These three types of materials are organized in separate sections of the journal. In order to ensure the quality of all submissions in terms of scholarship as well as writing, each submission will be reviewed by at least two members of our editorial board. We look forward to making the journal accessible to all readers while establishing and maintaining a high quality of scholarship, writing, and graphics