CfP Special issue of Ming Qing Yanjiu "Collecting, Collections, and Collectors"

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Call for Papers
May 31, 2019
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Asian History / Studies, Chinese History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, East Asian History / Studies

            Ming Qing yanjiu 24.1  2020              

Special Issue

“Collecting, Collections, and Collectors”

Call for papers

Deadline for abstracts: 31 May 2019

Deadline for manuscripts: 31 October 2019



Università degli Studi di Napoli “L’Orientale”, Dept. of Asian, African and Mediterranean Studies

Published by BRILL


MING QING YANJIU, founded in 1992, is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated primarily to advanced studies of pre-modern China. This journal provides a forum for scholars from a variety of fields related to late imperial and early republican period that aim to have a cross-disciplinary discourse. Contributions in sociology, literature, psychology, anthropology, history, geography, linguistics, semiotics, political science, and philosophy, as well as book reviews are welcome.

We invite paper submissions of up to 10.000 words for our special issue on Collecting, Collections, and Collectors” that deal with any kind of collecting in Late Imperial China. Papers may address (but are by no means limited to) the following topics:

- the historical, social, and cultural aspects of collecting

- collecting and antiquarianism/collecting as scholarship

- catalogues and collecting/connoisseurial manuals

- the practice of collecting

- the business of collecting

- particular collectors and/or collections

- collecting networks

- historical changes in collecting

- consumerism and collecting

- specific types of collectibles

- questions of value/authenticity of collectibles

Please also submit a short abstract (300 words max.) of your paper.


Donatella Guida


Guest Editor

Phillip Grimberg


Editorial Board

Rüdiger Breuer, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Craig Clunas, University of Oxford

Nicola Di Cosmo, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton

Maram Epstein, University of Oregon

Guo Yingde, Beijing Normal University

Christine Moll-Murata, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Roderich Ptak, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München

David Robinson, Colgate University

William T. Rowe, Johns Hopkins University

Nicolas Standaert, Leuven University

Luca Stirpe, Università degli Studi di Chieti-Pescara

Wu Bin, Shenyang Gugong Bowuguan

Yang Nianqun, Beijing People’s University


Managing Editor

Federico Brusadelli


- Abstracts and manuscripts should be submitted to the editor of this special issue of Ming Qing Yanjiu, Phillip Grimberg, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg. Email:

- Papers must be written in English or in Chinese, and they must indicate the author’s postal address, telephone number, and e-mail address.

- Authors are requested to enclose, at the time of submission, a one-page abstract of their article, four key-words and biographical information. Articles in Chinese should be provided with an abstract in English.

- Illustrations, i.e. drawings, black and white pictures, maps, are welcome.

For further information please refer to:

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Dr. Phillip Grimberg

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