Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia (JCEA)

JCEA is a refereed biannual e-publication devoted to the study of current political, social and economic trends in East and Southeast Asia. JCEA also accepts studies related to Internet research, Triple Helix, social network analysis, and cyber communication. The editors welcome manuscripts based on original research or significant reexamination of existing literature.


The journal was founded in 2001 by the Austrian Association of East Asian Studies in cooperation with leading scholars from Japan, Taiwan and South Korea.


In 2010, the Cyber Emotions Research Center at YeungNam University, Korea, became a co-publisher of the journal.


In 2012, the Austrian Association of East Asian Studies had to suspend its operation as a consequence of the ongoing financial crisis in Europe and the subsequent lack of financial support form European donors. In June of the same year, JCEA was transferred to the Cyber Emotions Research Center (English website) at YeungNam University, Korea, and the Asia Triple Helix Society.





Han Woo PARK 

Department of Communication & Information,

YeungNam University, Korea

Christian Schafferer,

Department of International Trade,

Overseas Chinese University, Taiwan

Associate Editors

Gohar Feroz Khan

Korea University of Technology and Education, Korea

Yenn LEE

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS),
University of London, UK

Ki-Seok KWON

National Hanbat University, Korea

Book Review Editor

Leslie Tkach-Kawasaki

Graduate School of International

Political Economy, University of Tsukuba, Japan


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Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia

JCEA - Vol. 14, No. 2 - September/October 2014

Special Issue on Social Media in the Middle East


Guest Editors

Gohar Feroz Khan

Korea University of Technology & Education

Nahed A. Azab

The American University in Cairo

From the Guest Editors


Social Media at Work: A Middle Eastern Perspective

Gohar Feroz Khan and Nahed A. Azab

Research Article

The influence of electronic-word-of-mouth on female consumer decision-making for beauty products in a Kuwaiti female online community

Nahed Al-Haidari and Jane Coughlan

Research Article

Arab Spring Effects on Meanings for Islamist Web Terms and on Web Hyperlink Networks among Muslim-Majority Nations: A Naturalistic Field Experiment

James A. Danowski and Han Woo Park

Research Article

Establishing “Green Regionalism? Environmental Technology Generation across East Asia and Beyond

Matthew A. Shapiro

Research Article

The Hidden Catalyst for Industrial Convergence between the Online Gaming Industry and the Online Broadcasting Industry in Korea

Jae-Hwan Park, Steve Evans and Young Roak Kim

Research Article

Party Organizations in Multiethnic and Homogenous Societies: Comparing India and Japan

Vasabjit Banerjee

Book Review

Frances Rosenbluth and Michael Thies, Japan Transformed: Political Change and Economic Restructuring (New Jersey and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2010), 243 pp

Monir Hossain Moni




Editorial Board

Gerard Goggin

Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies,

University of Queensland, Australia

Michael Nelson

Faculty of Political Science,

Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Alan Mycue

Department of Applied English,

Overseas Chinese University, Taiwan

Junhao Hong,

Department of Communication,

University at Buffalo, USA

Randy Kluver

Institute for Pacific Asia,

Texas A&M University, USA

Bunnarith Meng

East-West Center,

University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA

Dominik Mierzejewski

Faculty of International and

Political Studies, University of Lodz, Poland

Bulent Ozel

Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey

Andrew Szanajda

Department of Applied English,

Overseas Chinese University, Taiwan

Fumitaka Furuoka,

Universiti Malaysia Sabah,


Jang Hyun KIM,

College of Convergence, DGIST

Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology

Joshua Sung Woo Yang,

Korean Bioinformation Center,

Korea Research Institute of

Bioscience and Biotechnology, Korea

Matthew A. Shapiro

Illinois Institute of Technology, USA

Tetsuro Kobayashi

National Institute of Informatics, Japan

Jeong Hi LEE

College of Liberal Arts

YeungNam University, Korea

JCEA 2014

Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia

Cyber Emotions Research Center, YeungNam University, 280 Daehak-Ro, Gyeongsan, Gyeongbuk 712-749,

Republic of Korea

Email: eastasia[at]yu.ac.kr