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 10 contributions):
Roderich Ptak, Selected Problems Concerning the “Zheng He Map”: Questions without Answers
Huang Chao and Paul A. Van Dyke, Hoppo Mao Keming 毛克明 and the Guangdong Maritime Customs 1732–1735
Remco Breuker, Warband Cohesion in Thirteenth-Century Korea: Northeast Asian Influences on Sinitic Military Models
Christopher Lovins, Monarchs, Monks, and Scholars: Religion and State Power in Early Modern England and Korea
Zhao Huanxi, A Social Network and Its Geographic Representation: Banner Life in Early 19th-Century Beijing
Tay Jeong, A Conceptual Appendix to “The Politics of Historical Knowledge”