Asian Business Histories Book Series

Together with my colleague John D. Wong, I edit a new book series called Asian Business Histories for Hong Kong University Press. The book series aims to provide a platform for new cutting-edge research on the business history of modern Asia. Please see the Call for Proposals below for more information:

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Asian Business Histories Series (Hong Kong University Press)

Hong Kong University Press is reaching out to rising and established scholars for new, outstanding scholarship (monographs and edited volumes) for our forthcoming new book series, Asian Business Histories, co-edited by John D. Wong (University of Hong Kong) and Ghassan Moazzin (University of Hong Kong). If you would like to discuss a proposal with us, or have any questions about our publication processes, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact our Acquisitions Editors Kenneth Yung at or Yasmine Hung at

Submitting a Book Proposal

To submit a proposal, please include:

  • A statement of the argument or purpose of the manuscript, explaining how it will add to the existing literature on the topic
  • A table of contents, including a brief synopsis of each chapter
  • A sample chapter, if available
  • A word count of the project (including bibliography, notes, etc.) and details of other elements of the manuscript, such as illustrations, maps, or tables
  • A description of the projected audience, or market, for the book
  • An analysis of competing books (if any exist) and a brief explanation of the uniqueness of the proposed book
  • A curriculum vitae and/or other material describing the author’s background and expertise in the area

About the Book Series

This series showcases cutting-edge scholarship that understands historical business development in various Asian locales against the backdrop of regional and global currents. Interdisciplinary in focus and flexible in methodological approach, this series publishes volumes that appreciate economic growth and commercial expansion in the context of Asian social and cultural history, explore the potential of comparative analysis across time and space, and contribute to theoretical elaboration that connects the series to the field of business history and business studies worldwide. We work with scholars at all career stages to produce academically rigorous publications that are accessible to both a specialist academic and general readership.

About the Editors

John D. Wong is an associate professor in the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Hong Kong.

Ghassan Moazzin is an assistant professor at the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences and the Department of History, University of Hong Kong.

Book Series Editorial Board

  • Dr. Chinmay Tumbe (Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad)
  • Dr. Felix Böcking (University of Edinburgh)
  • Dr. Joseph McDermott (University of Cambridge)
  • Dr. Michael Schiltz (Hokkaido University)
  • Dr. Mircea Raianu (University of Maryland)
  • Prof. Brett Sheehan (University of Southern California)
  • Prof. David Faure (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
  • Prof. Elisabeth Köll (University of Notre Dame)
  • Prof. Elizabeth Sinn (University of Hong Kong)
  • Prof. Hans van de Ven (University of Cambridge)
  • Prof. Karl Gerth (UC San Diego)
  • Prof. Parks Coble (University of Nebraska, Lincoln)
  • Prof. Pierre-Yves Donzé (Osaka University)
  • Prof. Robert Bickers (Bristol University)
  • Prof. Tomoko Shiroyama (University of Tokyo)

About the Press

Since its establishment in 1956, the Press has grown from a publisher of only a few titles, primarily studies done by the University’s own faculty, to one that releases up to 50 new titles a year from leading scholars around the world. All Press publications undergo a rigorous peer review process before they are accepted for publication. Building on our unique position in Asia, works published by the Press examine, critique, and celebrate Asia’s place in the world. These represent the full spectrum of academic disciplines, cover both historical and future issues, span all theoretical points of view, and range from in-depth local analyses through regional comparisons to global syntheses.