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Oriens Extremus 60 is out now!

Issue 60.2023 is now available

Oriens Extremus 60 offers a thematic focus on Contested Concepts. It features articles by Kai Vogelsang and Jiang Lingnan on the concept of class; Stefan Christ has written on the formation of the modern theater concepts in twentieth-century China; Paul Fahr analyses a recent debate on "despotism" among Chinese historians. Furthermore, the issue presents  an article by Anders Sydskjør on Xunzi 21 "Undoing Blindness", Marie Schierhorn's take on "Gelehrsamkeit und Wissenschaft" with regard to the Shangshu guwen shuzheng, and Agostino Sepe's reading of Chinese literati's texts on Manchuria. Stay tuned! 

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Founded in 1954, Oriens Extremus has continuously been devoted to outstanding research dealing with East Asian cultural and intellectual history. In 2013, it launched a new series with a sharpened profile, designed to open up new prospects in East Asian studies and to promote the exchange with scholars from neighboring disciplines. More…

Call for Papers

Oriens Extremus welcomes articles from any field pertaining to East Asian history in accordance with its subtitle “Kultur, Geschichte, Reflexion in Ostasien” (culture, history, and thought in East Asia) at any time. Please note that Oriens Extremus is a peer-reviewed journal. We also encourage the submission of in-depth review articles and will be glad to provide you with copies of the books you would like to review.

Should you be interested in contributing a paper, either to the special section or concerning another topic, please contact both Kai Vogelsang and Thomas Fröhlich at your earliest convenience. We intend to foster close contact with the contributors in the preparation of the volume and look forward to having a productive collaboration.