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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. <more...>





Han Woo PARK 

Department of Communication & Information,

YeungNam University, Korea

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

Kyujin Jung

Department of Public Administration

Tennessee State University, USA

Joshua Sung Woo Yang

Department of System Biology

Yonsei University, South Korea

Wayne Weiai Xu

Northeastern University (Boston), USA

Book Review Editor

Leslie Tkach-Kawasaki

Graduate School of International

Political Economy, University of Tsukuba, Japan

JCEA Publishers

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JCEA - Vol. 14, No. 2 - September/October 2015

Special Issue - Emergency Management

Guest Editors

Kyujin Jung

Tennessee State University, USA

Se Jung Park

Georgia State University, USA

Jiyoung Kim

YeungNam University, Korea

Front Matter

Table of Contents and Journal Details PDF

From the Guest Editors

Overcoming the Barriers to Emergency Management in Asia

Kyujin Jung, Se Jung Park and Jiyoung Kim

Full paper in PDF

Research Article

Emergency-response organization usage of social media during a disaster: A case study of the 2013 Seoul floods

Ji won Kim, Yonghee Kim and Melissa Suran

Full paper in PDF

Research Article

Mitigating Hazards by Better Designing a Recycling Program: Lessons learned from South Korea

KyungWoo Kim and Minsun Song

Full paper in PDF

Research Article

Hierarchy, Construction, or Mentality: Capacity-Limiting Government Actions in the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake of China

Jingran Sun and Xiangyu Li

Full paper in PDF

Research Article

Mobilizing Voluntary Organizations in Taiwanese Emergency Response: Citizen Engagement and Local Fire Branch Heads

Wei-Ning Wu, Ssu-Ming (Fisher) Chang and Brian K. Collins

Full paper in PDF

Research Article

How the New York Times Portrayed the 2010 Brazil-Turkey-Iran Nuclear Deal: A Critical Discourse Analysis

Esmaeil Esfandiary

Full paper in PDF

Research Note

Effective Leadership in Public Organizations: The Impact of Organizational Structure in Asian Countries

Jesus N. Valero

Full paper in PDF

Book Review

Asia-Pacific Disaster Management: Comparitive and Socio-Legal Perspectives

Edited by Simon Butt, Hitoshi Nasu and Luke Nottage 


Brian Williams

Full paper in PDF


Research Article

Catalyzing social media scholarship with open tools and data

Marc A. Smith

Full Paper in PDF


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JCEA 2015

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