Prof. Stephen H. West, Arizona State University
Profs. Joe Cutter, Arizona State University
Wei Keung Chan, Hong Kong Baptist College
Meow Hui Goh, Ohio State University
Yuming He, University of California, Davis
Paul Kroll, University of Colorado, Boulder
The focus of East Meets West: East Asia and Its Periphery from 200 BCE to 1600 CE is the period roughly coterminous with Europe’s late antique, medieval, and Renaissance periods. The series welcomes manuscripts on the textual, material, and intellectual cultures of East Asia, as well as studies of hemispheric flows of ideas, texts, and artifacts between East Asian civilizations or between East Asia and other civilizations. The focus of research, however, must be on the role of a particular East Asian culture or cultures within that exchange.
The series is designed to provide maximum space for any apparatus, philological or otherwise, that provides a solid and informative cultural background for texts, visual images, or other objects. This is a rigorously peer-reviewed series. Manuscripts on literature, history, visual culture, or any other humanistic discipline that rely on a substantial presentation of text or image are particularly welcome, as are scholarly translations, with full notes and explanatory materials, of important texts largely unknown to a Western audience.
Submissions may be monographs or edited volumes of 70,000 or more words (particularly of interest in this regard are volumes which bring together the work of scholars from various disciplines and modern regions), or shorter “minigraphs” of 45,000 to 60,000 words.