Editor in chief Prof. Paolo Santangelo - Sapienza University of Rome
LAST ISSUE: Ming Qing Studies 2020 (November 2020)
AIMS AND SCOPES
Ming Qing Studies is a yearly publication, both online and in printed form, which continues the positive experience of Ming Qing Yanjiu (old series, 1992-2007) edited by Paolo Santangelo.
Thanks to the cooperation of several scholars settled in Italy and abroad, it intends to widen the debate on the historical and cultural issues of late imperial China, as well as pre-modern and modern East Asia. Although this publication focuses on late imperial China, its schope is broadened to the whole EAST ASIA AREA, with its new cultural and anthropological features, which are manifested in this fundamental period of transition from local to global history. Articles may concern any discipline, sociology, literature, psychology, anthropology, history, geography, linguistics, semiotics, political science, and philosophy. Contributions by young and post-graduated scholars are particularly welcome.
Provided that the process of blind peer-review proceeds with no delay and the scrutiny of our experts confirms the scientificity, scholarly soundness and academic value of the author’s work, it is one of Ming Qing Studies’ commitments to publish the submitted manuscript within one year after its formal acceptance. This would ensure a timely circulation of the author’s research outcomes without imposing hard limits on word counts or compromising the quality of peer-review, which, for publications in the same field, is usually much longer. The average article length is 10.000-15.000 words, but long articles and notes on focused topics are also taken into consideration.
MING QING STUDIES MONOGRAPHS
Monographs is a new series that accompanies the annual publication of Ming Qing Studies. It publishes a volume for each issue. Every volume consists of a focused essay, or collects a few essays on the same topic. Mini-monographs, research reports, and occasional papers of length comprised between 20,000 and 60,000 words are also considered for publication. The two volumes published thus far are respectively a revisitation of Pu Songling’s collection Liaozhai zhiyi (2018), and a study on martyrdom with a focus on Naqshbandi-Jahriyya Sufism (2019).
CALL FOR PAPERS
The contributions should concern Ming-Qing China or East Asian countries in one or few of their most significant and multifaceted aspects, covering the period from the XIV century to 1912. All articles will be examined by our qualified peer reviewers. We welcome creative and fresh approaches to the field of Asian studies. Particularly appreciated will be the contributions on anthropological and social history, collective imagery, and interdisciplinary approaches to the Asian cultural studies. All submitted papers must be original and in good British English style, according to our guidelines and editorial rules. Please email an abstract (300-500 words, plus a basic bibliography) in Microsoft Word or pdf attachments along with your biographical information to the addresses listed below, and mention your full name with academic title, university affiliation, department or home institution, title of paper and contact details in your email.
Ming Qing Studies is published in November-December each year. Deadlines: 30th of June of the previous year (for the abstract and the bibliographical notes) and 31st of December of the previous year (for the full article).