Papers on Inner Asia is a refereed occasional paper series focused on the history, language, literature, and culture of Inner Asia. Initially published between 1986 and 2007 (in 40 issues) under the editorship of Yuri Bregel, the series is being revived through the auspices of the Sinor Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies (SRIFIAS) at Indiana University, in conjunction with Indiana University Press, under the editorship of Devin DeWeese and Ron Sela. For Information for Authors, please scroll down.
With the discontinuation of Anor, and the effective suspension of Indiana’s Papers on Inner Asia after 2007, the fields of Central and Inner Asian studies have lacked any dedicated publishing venue for studies longer than journal articles but shorter than typical monographs. The editors intend the revived Papers on Inner Asia to address this need and to sustain the reputation for excellent scholarship earned by the series’ earlier run. The revived series will have a new look, and will be printed and distributed on behalf of the SRIFIAS by Indiana University Press. Pricing is still being determined, but we are committed to keeping access affordable; papers will be available online, but we have decided not to make the series open access at the outset (the decision will be revisited periodically).
The revived Papers on Inner Asia series is divided into six sub-series:
- Islamic Central Asia;
- Volga-Ural region and Western Siberia;
- Mongolian and Manchu Studies;
- Tibetan Studies;
- Inner Asia through the Twelfth Century; and
- The Mongol Empire, Thirteenth-Fourteenth Centuries.
The editors will solicit initial evaluations of submitted papers through an editorial board representing these subfields. Editorial board members will assist the editors in soliciting expert assessments of the quality and originality of the submitted studies from two scholars in the appropriate field.
- Sam van Schaik, The Tibetan Chan Manuscripts: A Complete Descriptive Catalogue of Tibetan Chan Texts in the Dunhuang Manuscript Collections, 100 pp. 2014.
- Yuri Bregel, Documents from the Khanate of Khiva (17th-19th centuries), 118 pp. (Subseries: Central Asia). 2007.
- Alexey Yu. Retejum, Mongolia in Transition: Social, Economic and environmental Issues, 32 pp. (Subseries: Mongolia, Manchuria and Tibet). 2007.
- William Wood, A Collection of Tarkhan Yarlïqs from the Khanate of Khiva, 67 pp. (Subseries: Central Asia). 2005.
- Ron Sela, Ritual and Authority in Central Asia: The Khan’s Inauguration Ceremony, 79 pp. (Subseries: Central Asia). 2003.
- Tseren K. Korsunkiyev, Ancient Oirat Books About Oriental Medicine, Tseren K. Korsunkiyev, Elista, Kalmyk Republic (Russia). (translated from Russian and edited by John R. Krueger), 33 pp. (Subseries: Mongolia, Manchuria and Tibet). 2001.
- Vadim V. Trepavlov, The Formation and Early History of the Manghit Yurt, 55 pp. (Subseries: Central Asia). 2001.
- Yuri Bregel, The Administration of Bukhara Under the Manghits and Some Tashkent Manuscripts, 36 pp. (Subseries: Central Asia). 2000.
- Daniel Prior, Patron, Party, Patrimony, Notes on the cultural history of the Kirghiz epic tradition, 46 pp. (Subseries: Central Asia). 2000.
- Michael Thurman, The “Command-Administrative System”in Cotton Farming in Uzbekistan 1920s to Present, 48 pp. (Subseries: Central Asia). 1999.
- Rana von Mende-Altayli, Die Beziehungen des Osmanischen Reiches Zu Kashghar und Seinem Herrscher Ya’qub Beg, 1873-1977, 110 pp. (Subseries: Central Asia). 1999.
- Charles Melville, The Fall of Amir Chupan and the Decline of the Ilkhanate, 1327-37: A decade of discord in Mongol Iran, 90 pp. (Subseries: Central Asia). 1999.
- David Curtis Wright, The Ambassadors Records: Eleventh-Century Reports of Sung Embassies to the Liao, 93 pp. (Subseries: Mongolia, Manchuria and Tibet). 1998.
- Yuri Bregel, Notes on the Study of Central Asia, 62 pp. (Subseries: Central Asia). 1996.
- Allen Frank, The Siberian Chronicles and the Taybughid Biys of Sibir’. 26 pp. (Subseries: Central Asia). 1994.
- Jürgen Paul, The State and the Military: The Samanid Case. 41 pp.(Subseries: Central Asia). 1994.
- Nicola DiCosmo, Reports from the Northwest: A Selection of Manchu Memorials from Kashgar (1806-1807). 97 pp. (Subseries: Mongolia, Manchuria, and Tibet). 1993.
- Akhror Mukhtarov (translated from Russian by R. D. McChesney with Nadia Jamal and Michael Lustig), Balkh in the Late Middle Ages. 110 pp. (Subseries: Central Asia). 1993.
- Audrey Burton, Bukharan Trade 1558-1718. 117 pp. (Subseries: Central Asia). 1993.
- Devin DeWeese, An “Uvaysi” Sufi in Timurid Mawarannahr: Notes on Hagiography and the Taxonomy of Sanctity in the Religious History of Central Asia. 38 pp. (Subseries: Central Asia). 1993.
- David B. Honey, Stripping of Felt and Fur: An Essay on Nomadic Sinification. 39 pp. (Subseries: Ancient Inner Asia). 1992.
- Ingeborg Baldauf, ‘Kraevedenie’ and Uzbek National Consciousness. 31 pp. (Subseries: Central Asia). 1992.
- Mordekhai Batchaev, La Vie de Yaquv Samandar ou les revers du destin (nouvelle en tadjik de Mordekhai Batchaev, traduite et présentée par Catherine Poujol avec une introduction de Michael Zand). 109 pp. (Subseries: Central Asia). 1992.
- Arash Bormanshinov, The Lamas of the Kalmyk People: The Don Kalmyk Lamas. 61 pp. (Subseries: Mongolia, Manchuria, and Tibet). 1991.
- Jean During and Sabine Trebinjac, Introduction Au Muqam Ouigour. 58 pp. (Subseries: Central Asia). 1991.
- Stephan A. Wadley, The Mixed-Language Verses From the Manchu Dynasty in China. 115 pp. (Subseries: Mongolia, Manchuria, and Tibet). 1991.
- David B. Honey, The Rise of the Medieval Hsiung-Nu: The Biography of Liu-YÜan99 pp. (Subseries: Ancient Inner Asia). 1991.
- John E. Woods, The Timurid Dynasty. 59 pp. (Subseries: Central Asia). 1990.
- Kristina Chabros and Sendenžavyn Dulam, La Nomadisation mongole: techniques et symbolique. 59 pp. (Subseries: Mongolia and Tibet). 1990.
- Guy G. Imart, From “Roots” to “Great Expectations”: Kirghizia and Kazakhstan between the devil and the deep…green sea. 46 pp. (Subseries: Central Asia). 1990.
- Alan Bodger, The Kazakhs and the Pugachev Uprising in Russia 1773-1775. 42 pp. (Subseries: Central Asia). 1988.
- John R. Gardiner-Garden, Herodotos’ Contemporaries on Skythian Geography and Ethnography. 37 pp. (Subseries: Ancient Inner Asia). 1988.
- John R. Gardiner-Garden, Greek Conceptions on Inner Asian Geography and Ethnography from Ephoros to Eratosthenes. 57 pp. (Subseries: Ancient Inner Asia). 1988.
- Hu Zhen-hua, and Guy G. Imart, Fu-Yu Girgis: A tentative description of the easternmost Turkic language. 61 pp. (Subseries: Altaic Linguistics). 1988.
- Esther Jacobson, Burial Ritual, Gender and Status in South Siberia in the Late Bronze-Early Iron Age. 26 pp. (Subseries: Ancient Inner Asia). 1988.
- John R. Gardiner-Garden, Ktesias on early Central Asian history and ethnography. 39 pp. (Subseries: Ancient Inner Asia). 1987.
- Guy G. Imart, Islamic and Slavic fundamentalism: foes or allies?42 pp. (Subseries: Central Asia). 1987.
- Robert Dankoff, The Turkic vocabulary in the Farhang-i Zafan-guya. 43 pp. (Subseries: Altaic Linguistics). 1987.
- John R. Gardiner-Garden, Apollodoros of Artemita and the Central Asian Skythians. 60 pp. (Subseries: Ancient Inner Asia). 1987.
- K. Narain, On the “first” Indo-Europeans, the Tokharan-Yuezhi and their Chinese homeland. 28 pp. (Subseries: Ancient Inner Asia). 1987.
- Guy G. Imart, The Limits of Inner Asia. 100 pp. (Subseries: General). 1987.
PAPERS ON INNER ASIA SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT [No. 1] Historical Central Asia Maps (11 maps from the 9th to the 19th Century prepared by Yuri Bregel) in either loose leaf set in sturdy portfolio or in a tape-bound set. 2000.
Information for Authors:
Submissions should be in English and should not have been published elsewhere, or submitted elsewhere for review simultaneously.
They should be in the form of MS Word files (with PDFs included to facilitate checking non-standard characters). Word-count ranges (main text and notes) from 10,000 to 40,000 are acceptable. Submissions should use American spelling and conform to the Chicago Manual of Style (17th edition). Manuscripts should be prepared with at least one-inch margins on all sides, double-spaced, using only regular and italic typefaces (except when underlining is used for transliteration), and formatted for standard U.S. letter-sized paper (8.5 x 11 inches); text and notes should be flush left (not justified), with indented paragraphs. Notes will appear as footnotes in the published paper, but may be given as footnotes or endnotes in the manuscript, giving full citations for the first reference and the family name(s) of the author(s) followed by a shortened version of the title in subsequent references; in-text citations are not used. A bibliography should be included as well (with full publishing information, i.e., City: Publisher, Year). Authors should eliminate references or wording that might reveal their identity, to maintain the integrity of the review process.
For transliteration, the IJMES system is used for Persian and Arabic; for Chaghatay Turkic, use the IJMES Persian system as a base instead of the IJMES Ottoman Turkish system, substituting č, š, and ġ for ch, sh, and gh if appropriate, and maintaining consistency in the rendering of vowels (using ï, however, instead of ı). For Tibetan, the Wylie system is preferred; for Mongolian, use a standard system appropriate to the specific script environment. For Russian, use the Library of Congress system (without, however, using the ties for iu, ia, ts, etc.). For other languages, use standard systems employed in American English (e.g., Pinyin for Chinese, Revised Hepburn for Japanese, etc.).