CFP (Mss): New series - Palgrave series in Asian German Studies

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Cross post from H-German (original author: Joanne Miyang Cho)

We would like to make an announcement about a new book series, which began in 2016.  It is called "Palgrave Series in Asian German Studies." Here is its website:

Here is a brief description of the series:

This series contributes to the emerging field of Asian-German Studies by bringing together cutting-edge scholarship from international scholars in a variety of fields. It encourages the publication of works by specialists globally on the multi-faceted dimensions of ties between the German-speaking world (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and German-speaking enclaves in Eastern Europe) and Asia (East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia) over the past two centuries. Rejecting traditional notions of West and East as seeming polar opposites (e.g., colonizer and colonized), the volumes in this series attempt to reconstruct the ways in which Germans and Asians have cooperated and negotiated the challenge of modernity in various fields. The volumes cover a range of topics that combine the perspectives of anthropology, comparative religion, economics, geography, history, human rights, literature, philosophy, politics, and more. For the first time, such publications offer readers a unique look at the role that the German-speaking world and Asia have played in developing what is today a unique relationship between two of the world's currently most vibrant political and economic regions.

The first volume of this series (edited Volume: Transnational Encounters between Germany and Japan) appeared last year.  Its second volume (edited volume: Gendered Encounters between Germany and Asia) appeared this year. Its third volume (edited volume: Transnational Encounters between Germany and Korea) is in press. Although the edited volume, Germany and China, was already published in 2014 (i.e., before the existence of this series), since its theme is very closely related to that of this series, it has been added to the series website.  

Our board consists of the following scholars.

The Advisory Board:  

Prof. Sebastian Conrad, Freie University of Berlin

Prof. Dorothy Figueira, University of Georgia

Prof. Doris Fischer, Würzburg University

Prof. Suzanne Marchand, Lousiana State University

Prof. Douglas McGetchin, Florida Atlantic University

Prof. Franziska Seraphim, Boston College

We are looking for potential authors who would like to publish monographs or edited volumes in this series.  As series editors, our job is to publicize this series and respond to inquiries from potential authors. The decision-making process of manuscripts is handled by the Palgrave Commissioning Editor Megan Laddusaw (

If you have any questions regarding this series, please feel free to contact us.

All the best,

Joanne and Lee

Series Editors:

Joanne Miyang Cho

History Department

William Paterson University of New Jersey



Lee M. Roberts

Department of International Language and Cultural Studies 

Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne