Chinese Studies

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Oxford Bibliographies in Chinese Studies is a multi- and inter-disciplinary enterprise covering the study of China across all disciplines. It developed mainly from two sources. First, a long-standing tradition of Sinology, still strong in Europe, has used philological and literary tools to study mainly the humanities and pre-modern China. Second, from the Second World War, an “area studies” approach – initially closely linked to US foreign policy needs and remaining predominant in the US, Canada and Australia – has focused on modern China using interdisciplinary (mainly social science) methods. More recently, China’s rapid growth has led to the rapid expansion of the field, while scholars originally from the PRC have led a trend to identify primarily with a discipline rather than an area.

Many China scholars still feel, however, that scholarship on China has had too little influence on the disciplines. The core ideas of most social sciences originate mainly from Western experience and have only sporadically taken China into account. This, however, is changing. For example, Kenneth Pomeranz’s The Great Divergence has made it difficult to discuss early modern economic development without taking account of China.

Studies of China within China are, of course, studies of the self rather than the other. Concepts originating with Chinese scholars have long been central to Western understandings of many issues, such as the emergence of Chinese nationalism. From the 1950s to the 1970s, however, scholarship in China was so dominated by Marxist dogma that its methods and conclusions were of limited interest to scholars elsewhere. This situation has changed dramatically since the 1980s: whole disciplines such as sociology have re-emerged, and modern social science methods have been introduced, often by scholars returning to China after study in the West. The volume of production has increased massively. Although this varies in quality even more than in the West, the best work, especially in disciplines like economics and sociology, is now at the forefront of research.

Oxford Bibliographies in Chinese Studies provides an authoritative guide to the key works across the whole field, pointing researchers and practitioners at all levels to the most important scholarship in European languages as well as in Chinese (and Japanese), and giving scholars working in other fields easier access to scholarship on China. The subjects covered in the initial launch provide broad guidance to major areas of study, while later additions focus more specifically on key issues or topics of debate.

Editor in Chief

Tim Wright is Emeritus Professor of Chinese Studies at the University of Sheffield, UK. Earlier he spent twenty years in Australia, where he taught Chinese Studies at Murdoch University and was President of the Chinese Studies Association of Australia, 1997-9. His research focuses on modern Chinese economic history, especially economic fluctuations in the 1920s and 1930s, and on China’s contemporary political economy, particularly in relation to the coal industry. His publications include Coal Mining in China’s Economy and Society, 1895–1937 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984), The Chinese Economy in the Early Twentieth Century: Recent Chinese Studies (London: Macmillan, 1992) and The Political Economy of the Chinese Coal Industry: Black Gold and Blood-stained Coal (London: Routledge, 2012). Since returning to the UK in 2000 he has served as President of the British Association for Chinese Studies (2008-11) and Vice-President of the European Association of Chinese Studies (2006-8). He is currently acting as Chair of the China Panel at the British Academy.

 


STANDING EDITORIAL BOARD

Nanyang Technological University
University of Victoria
Charles University
University of Kansas
University of Bristol

FOUNDING EDITORIAL BOARD

Binghamton University
Nanyang Technological University
University of Leeds
University of New South Wales
University of Victoria
Charles University
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Göttingen University
University Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne
University of Chicago
University of California, Davis
University of Bristol

ARTICLES AND CONTRIBUTORS

* = recently published

Arts

Amy McNair
The University of Kansas
Ellen Huang
University of San Francisco
Nancy S. Steinhardt
University of Pennsylvania
Amanda Wright
University of South Carolina
Stanislaus Fung
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Uta Lauer
Stockholms universitet
Tracey L-D Lu
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Jonathan P. J. Stock
University College Cork – National University of Ireland

Economy

Ralph W. Huenemann
University of Victoria
Tim Wright
The University of Sheffield
Dwight H. Perkins
Harvard University
John Foster
Kingston University, London
Tim Wright
The University of Sheffield
Fang Lee Cooke
Monash University
Kent G. Deng
London School of Economics and Political Science
Alan Piazza
Johns Hopkins University
Lynette Ong
University of Toronto
Felix Wemheuer
The University of Cologne
Carol H. Shiue
University of Colorado Boulder
Hong-yi Chen
Soka University

Geography and Environment

Amy Zader
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Y.M. Yeung
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Gordon Kee
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Jianfa Shen
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Richard Louis Edmonds
The University of Chicago
David Bello
Washington and Lee University
Mark Henderson
Mills College
Niv Horesh
University of Nottingham
Jonathan Sullivan
University of Nottingham

History

Jeremy E. Taylor
University of Nottingham
David Martínez Robles
Open University of Catalonia
Guido Samarani
Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
Laura De Giorgi
Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
Tracey L-D Lu
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Xinzhi Wu
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Xu Xin
Limin Bai
Victoria University of Wellington
Edward Q. Wang
Rowan University
John Chaffee
Binghamton University, State University of New York
David Robinson
Colgate University
Tracey L-D Lu
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Alan Baumler
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Tracey L-D Lu
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Edward L. Shaughnessy
The University of Chicago
Zhongwei Zhao
Australian National University
Leif Littrup
University of Copenhagen
Tim Wright
The University of Sheffield
Michael G. Murdock
Brigham Young University - Hawaii
Rudolf Wagner
Heidelberg University
Tony Saich
Harvard University
Nancy Hearst
Harvard University
Rui Magone
Universidade de Lisboa
David Pong
University of Delaware
Xiuzhen (Janice) Li
Emperor Qin Shihuang’s Mausoleum Site Museum
Pauline Keating
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
David Robinson
Colgate University

International Relations

May Tan-Mullins
The University of Nottingham
Kheng Swe Lim
Nanyang Technological University
Mingjiang Li
Nanyang Technological University
Dong Wang
Turun yliopisto
Jean-Pierre Cabestan
Hong Kong Baptist University
Ralph W. Huenemann
University of Victoria
Li Zhang
University of East Anglia
Caroline Rose
University of Leeds
Yongjin Zhang
University of Bristol
Ralph W. Huenemann
University of Victoria

Language, Literature, and Film

Julian Ward
The University of Edinburgh
Richard King
University of Victoria
Peter Kornicki
University of Cambridge
Jonathan Stalling
The University of Oklahoma
Hong Xiao
University of Canterbury
Halvor Eifring
The University of Oslo
Jack W. Chen
University of California, Los Angeles
Evan Nicoll-Johnson
University of California, Los Angeles
Haihong Fu
Sichuan University
Victor Mair
University of Pennsylvania
Mark Bender
The Ohio State University
Levi Gibbs
Dartmouth College
Peace Lee
The Ohio State University
Henning Klöter
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Paula Varsano
University of California, Berkeley
Yenna Wu
University of California, Riverside
Edward M. Gunn
Cornell University
Kirk A. Denton
The Ohio State University
Anne McLaren
The University of Melbourne
Richard King
University of Victoria
Lukáš Zádrapa
Charles University in Prague
Imre Galambos
University of Cambridge
Colin Mackerras
Griffith University
Zhen Hai
National Central University
Olga Lomová
Far Eastern Institute
Marie Bizais-Lillig
Université de Strasbourg
William H. Nienhauser Jr.
University of Wisconsin—Madison

Philosophy and Religion

Mu-chou Poo
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Ann Heirman
Universiteit Gent
Charles W. Hayford
Paul Goldin
University of Pennsylvania
Alan K. L. Chan
Nanyang Technological University
On-cho Ng
Penn State
Jo Smith Finley
Newcastle University
Eirik Lang Harris
City University of Hong Kong
Thomas Radice
Southern Connecticut State University
Carine Defoort
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Robert Foster
Berea College
Donald Sturgeon
University of Hong Kong
James Tong
University of California, Los Angeles
Johannes L. Kurz
Universiti Brunei Darussalam
Winnie Sung
Nanyang Technological University

Politics

Jeffrey Wasserstrom
University of California Irvine
Yidi Wu
University of California Irvine
Yongnian Zheng
National University of Singapore
Cuifen Weng
University of New South Wales
Ling Li
University of Vienna
Yiching Wu
University of Toronto
Delia Davin
University of Leeds
Delia Davin
University of Leeds
Leigh Jenco
The London School of Economics and Political Science
Joseph Cheng
City University of Hong Kong
Jonathan Sullivan
University of Nottingham
Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard
Copenhagen Business School

Science and Technology

Nathan Sivin
University of Pennsylvania
Ka-Wai Fan
City University of Hong Kong

Society

Zitong Qiu
University of New South Wales
Stephanie Hemelryk Donald
University of New South Wales
Xiaoling Zhang
University of Nottingham
Yanrui Wu
University of Western Australia
Sarah Dauncey
University of Nottingham
Timothy Cheek
University of British Columbia
Colin Mackerras
Griffith University
Yuezhu Sun
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
William Jankowiak
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Harriet Zurndorfer
Universiteit Leiden
Jane Nolan
University of Aberystwyth
Marina Svensson
Lund University
Judy Polumbaum
The University of Iowa
Tze-ki Hon
State University of New York at Geneseo
Anne Gerritsen
University of Warwick
Thomas R. Gottschang
College of the Holy Cross
Joshua H. Howard
The University of Mississippi
Thomas Scharping
University of Cologne
Cynthia Brokaw
Brown University
Sally Sargeson
The Australian National University, Canberra
Hong Liu
Nanyang Technological University
Els van Dongen
Nanyang Technological University
Jiwei Qian
National University of Singapore
Fei-Ling Wang
Georgia Institute of Technology
Geoffrey MacCormack
University of Aberdeen
Kristin Stapleton
University at Buffalo, State University of New York

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