Edited by:Daniel Leese, Altehenger Jennifer, Eugenia Lean, Nicola Spakowski, Veg Sebastian and Dong Guoqiang
The growing importance of China in the 21st century has increased public interest in the history of China and its complex political, economic and cultural entanglement with other regions in modern times. “Modern” here broadly refers to the period of growing encounters and interactions between China and the world, especially since the 19th century. This new series aims at offering fresh scholarly perspectives at both domestic and international developments during this period. It explicitly calls for proposals that trace processes of transformation, adaption or continuity within Chinese society, which often cross well-established political boundaries such as the 1911 or 1949 divides. Emphasis will be placed on works that explore novel questions and theoretical approaches or that utilize previously neglected sources.