The geographical scope of the Journal of Asian History is as vast as Asia itself. Its historical scope encompasses all periods, yet with a focus on the time before 1900. It is the editors’ hope that contributors will freely develop the “Through the Looking-Glass” aspect of history by implementing a variety of methodological approaches and utilizing a wide range of textual and non-textual sources. In particular, they welcome explorations of particular phenomena or events that provide insight into the dynamics of historical processes, elucidate historical change at turning points of history, and illuminate the conditions of all things that follow them. The journal publishes contributions in English and German.
From the Contents (altogether 13 Contributions):
Christopher Lovins, Absolute Monarchy East and West: Chŏngjo and Louis XIV
Mohsen Morsalpour & Omid Ghiasi, The Role of Achaemenid Models in the Iranian National Epic
Tay Jeong, The Politics of Historical Knowledge: The Debate on the Historical Geography of Old Chosŏn and Lelang Commandery
Liu Puning, Becoming the Ruler of the Central Realm: How the Northern Wei Dynasty Established its Political Legitimacy
Li Man, Meaning Behind Maps: Some Remarks on Wei Yuan and His Contribution to Chinese Cartography