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Call for Papers
Subject Fields: 
Asian History / Studies, Chinese History / Studies, Contemporary History, East Asian History / Studies, Humanities

The growing importance of China in the 21st century has increased public interest in the history of China and its complex political, economic and cultural entanglement with other regions in modern times. “Modern” here broadly refers to the period of growing encounters and interactions between China and the world, especially since the 19th century. The new peer reviewed series Transformations of Modern China, edited by an international team of leading scholars, offers fresh scholarly perspectives at Chinese domestic developments and the increase of transnational exchanges. Chinese history is thus placed in the larger context of a growing circulation of ideas and commodities in processes of globalization. The series explicitly calls for proposals that trace processes of transformation, adaptation or continuity in China within a global context. These processes often cross well-established political and temporal boundaries such as the fall of the Chinese empire in 1912 or the foundation of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. Emphasis will be placed on works that explore novel questions and theoretical approaches as well as previously neglected sources. The series showcases both research monographs and rigidly researched collaborative works.


For recent titles in the series see:



Daniel Leese (University of Freiburg)

Eugenia Lean (Columbia University)

Jennifer Altehenger (University of Oxford)

Sebastian Veg (School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences/EHESS)

Guoqiang Dong (Nanjing University)

Nicola Spakowski (University of Freiburg)

Contact Info: 

Rabea Rittgerodt, De Gruyter Oldenbourg