The series Asiatische Forschungen focuses on the exploration of China and its adjacent regions. Special attention is paid to the Tibetan Plateau and the steppes and deserts of Central Asia. The methodical approaches used are quite different: from archaeology to text analysis, from ethnology to religious studies, from linguistics to theory of literature, from aesthetics and art history to economics. Common to all volumes is an historical perspective, not least resting on critical appraisal of sources and comparative approaches. Languages of publication are generally English and German but this is not required. Manuscripts will be reviewed.