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):
Michael Loewe, Attitudes to Kongzi in Han Times
Roderich Ptak & Wang Yang, Around and About the Term / Name Shanhuzhou 珊瑚洲 in Traditional Chinese Sources
Johannes Kurz, (Mis)reading Chinese Texts in Southeast Asian History: “Moliu”, Duoluomo and the Lure of “Srivijayan” Conquests
Huang Chao & Paul A. van Dyke, The Hoppo’s Books and the Guangdong Maritime Customs 1685–1842
Yuan Xing, Promoters of Morality, Moral Mainstays, and Guardians of Cultural Superiority: The Gentry Women’s Praise of Female Chastity and Expectations of Women’s Social Roles and Responsibilities in Qing China