Privacy Policy & Terms of Use

Privacy Policy

Collecting Personal Information

The Cross-Currents e-journal collects the following personal information from its registered users: first and last name, geographic location, and email address.  Registration, which is strictly voluntary, allows readers to post comments about articles.

Disclosure to Third Parties

The names and locations of registered users may be made public on the e-journal website, but email addresses are kept confidential by the Cross-Currents staff.

Terms of Use

These Terms of Use are a contract between you and Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review, a publication with its principal place of business at 2223 Fulton Street, 6th Floor, Berkeley, CA 94720-2318, U.S. By using the Cross-Currents website (, you are agreeing to be bound by the following terms and conditions (“Terms of Use”). If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please do not visit or use the Cross-Currents site.

Ownership of Site

Unless otherwise indicated, the Cross-Currents website is the property of UC Berkeley. You acknowledge and agree that the Cross-Currents website, and any software used in connection with the Cross-Currents website, may contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable laws governing intellectual property, proprietary rights, and the like. All Cross-Currents site code and specifications are subject to their said or implied licenses.

Ownership of Content

Copyrighted works are protected regardless of the medium in which they are created or reproduced. Thus, copyright extends to both digital works and works transformed into a digital format. The copyright in the material contained on the Cross-Currents website belongs to Cross-Currents or its licensors.  

Fair Use

Fair Use provisions allow use of copyrighted material without the authorization from the copyright owner for non-commercial purposes, such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research. As an open-access journal, we support the rights of users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles if a full citation of the source is provided. If you have any questions or concerns about reproducing or using the content of Cross-Currents, please contact the Managing Editor at crosscurrents [at] berkeley [dot] edu.


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General Practices Regarding Use

Cross-Currents reserves the right to limit, suspend, or terminate your access and use of its website at any time without notice.