The renowned Swiss Asia Society and De Gruyter have signed an extensive contract for cooperation in publishing.
Beginning in 2014 the quarterly journal Asiatische Studien/Études Asiatiques will be published together with De Gruyter. "We're extremely pleased about this partnership. The Swiss Asia Society is a first-class partner for excellent research contributions on the historical and contemporary culture and society of Asia and the Orient," says Anke Beck, President of Publishing at De Gruyter. Likewise, the president of the Swiss Asia Society, Prof. Ulrich Rudolph, views De Gruyter as "the ideal home for our publications, as the publishing house is active in North America and Europe, as well as in various regions of Asia, and is known for its high academic standards."
Asiatische Studien/Études Asiatiques has appeared since 1947, and is read by academics internationally as well as a broad-based lay readership. The journal publishes articles in German, French, and English.
The partnership additionally includes cooperation for the publication of three series of monographs and anthologies: Welten des Islams (Worlds of Islam), Welten Ostasiens (Worlds of East Asia), and Welten Süd- und Zentralasiens (Worlds of South and Central Asia). The journal and book series are to be released both in print and electronically.