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Asian Perspectives: A New Issue of the Journal of Virtual Worlds Research

Dear members,

We are happy to announce the new publication of The Journal of Virtual Worlds Research:

Volume 5, Number 2: Asian Perspectives



The editorial team for this issue:

  • Kenneth Y T Lim, National Institute of Education, Singapore
  • Young Hoan Cho, National Institute of Education, Singapore
  • Michael Vallance, Future University, Hakodate, Japan

East vs. West? More like East and West. There is a lot the West and the East can learn from each other. Virtual worlds are perhaps one of the best examples. China, Singapore, Korea and Japan all present different approaches to virtual life. Technical and social norms reshape each other. These unique Asian perspectives about virtual worlds were the seed for this issue.

In this issue you will find perspectives from East Asia and Southeast Asia; the contrasts and comparisons are at once diverse and revealing.

Managing Editor Corner:

Issue Editors’ Corner:

Research Papers:

We are also happy to let you know of the following:

  • Our next issue Managerial and Commercial Applications will be led by Shu Schiller, from Wright State University, USA
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Wishing you all an interesting reading in this special “Asian Perspectives” issue, and a joyful journey in the Journal of Virtual Worlds Research,

Tzafnat Shpak

Coordinating Editor


Prof. Yesha Y. Sivan

Managing Editor

TheJVWR – The Journal of Virtual Worlds Research


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