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Palgrave MacMillan announces its new series, New Directions in East Asian History, and seeks book proposals based on the following description.
The increasing economic and political relevance of the East Asian countries, their growing significance in our interconnected world, and the expanded appreciation, both popular and academic, of the importance of the region’s present and past have converged to stimulate wide interest in scholarly work on issues related to the East Asian experience. The general recognition of the pivotal role that the region is playing in a multipolar international system has also fostered this heightened attraction.
Historians today are increasingly addressing the ways in which history influenced the political, economic and social development of East Asia on the national, regional and global level; thus new perspectives on the distinctive economic and political situation in the region can now be identified.
The proposed book series seeks to address these interests. The series would give particular attention to the years (but not only) going from the Pre-War to the Cold War period in the region with the aim to bring to public attention the results of significant new research on East Asian history and politics in the contemporary era. This would focus on historical studies of politics and intellectual ideas, crosscutting the disciplines of history (in all its various declinations), political science/international relations and sociology.
More specifically, the contributions included in this series would fit (for each case considered) within the following three comprehensive but clear and distinct areas of investigation:
- international aspects;
- domestic scenario;
- broader consequences.
The topics covered should be original and based on innovative methodological approaches. Of particular interest would be works based on previously unexploited primary sources.
To submit a manuscript for consideration by Palgrave MacMillan, please send:
□ a prospectus (see below for details)
□ a detailed table of contents
□ one or two sample chapters
□ your curriculum vitae
If you are proposing a contributed volume, please include titles, affiliations, and brief resumes for each of the contributors, as well as chapter abstracts.
Book series editors: Antony Best (LSE), Oliviero Frattolillo (Roma Tre University), Yuichi Hosoya (Keio University).
Advisory board: Sebastien Lechevalier, Anthony DiFilippo, Frederick R. Dickinson, Kimie Hara, Takashi Inoguchi, Wilhelm Vosse, Guoqi Xu, Ki-Jeong Nam, Tosh Minohara.
For enquiries about this call for book proposals please email Prof. Oliviero Frattolillo (firstname.lastname@example.org).