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Conceptual History: China, Asia, and the Global

Volume 16, Issue 2 - December 2019
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: July 30, 2019

Guest Editor

Sun Jiang
Nanjing University, China
Xue-heng Institute for Advanced Studies
Email: [email protected]

When trying to understand the Chinese history within the context of global history after the sixteenth century, we can see a certain phenomenon of modern knowledge called global travel including westward transmission of Song school, eastward learning of Western culture, Chinese introduction of Oriental learning and the imitation of Soviet Russia. The first introduction of Chinese knowledge into Europe through Jesuits at the end of the sixteenth century affected the way how Enlightenment philosophers vision both China and the world. This was partly the result of westward transmission of Song school. Following the nineteenth century, Western culture promoted by those foreigners in China had shaped modern Chinese people’s cognition of themselves and others. Therefore, the following state-building of modern China was certainly the outcome of this Western learning. Then the moving of massive intellectuals to Japan after the first Sino-Japanese War had also accelerated the transmission of Western learning from Japan including those Western studies which had been transmitted to Japan through its initial promotion in China. Therefore, Chinese introduction of those Oriental studies after the war was actually a return journey of knowledge. Finally, the ideology of socialism introduced to China at the beginning of twentieth century imitated the model which had already been practiced by the Soviet Russia, thus shaping the profile of modern China in a context of Revolution.

This volume will focus on transcultural concepts which emerged in early modern China, Japan and Korea. In the background of social-political revolution between the 19th and 20th century, western ideas combined with local thinking condensing in certain basic concepts. These concepts had clearly greater influence on the political and social evolution of modern China while their dissemination and usage spread all over East Asia, i.e., the cultural sphere of Chinese characters. Interdisciplinary methodologies will be favorable in order to explain semantic meanings, social structure and historical context which had been promoted and developed by German Begriffsgeschichte studies, the English Cambridge school and the theme les mots et les choses in France. Our goal is to accommodate those methodologies along with their concerns on conceptual history to the Asian world, especially China between the 16th and 20th centuries.

  • Accepted papers must be in English.

  • Please see the journal's Submission Guidelines for complete information about formatting requirements and submission procedure.

  • Manuscript submissions should conform to the guidelines found in the MLA (Modern Language Association) Style Manual.

GENERAL ISSUE

Volume 17, Issue 1 - June 2020
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 31, 2020

  • Accepted papers must be in English.

  • Please see the journal's Submission Guidelines for complete information about formatting requirements and submission procedure.

  • Manuscript submissions should conform to the guidelines found in the MLA (Modern Language Association) Style Manual.

SPECIAL ISSUE

From STEM TO STEAM: The ethical impact of cultural and artistic practices at a time of crisis

Volume 17, Issue 2 - December 2020
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: July 30, 2020

Guest Editor

Asunción López-Varela - E-mail: [email protected]
Department of English Studies, Complutense University Madrid

The 21st century confronts us with a VUCA paradigm of knowledge: Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous. The dynamics of change is exponential and with unpredictable outcomes. The world of Big Data unveils multiple interdependences amidst a global panorama of increasing complexity, and maps diverse world scenarios, each of which with different interpretations. Because the world of VUCA and Big Data is divergent in its exponential growth, convergence become fundamental. Beyond statistical convergence, this volume seek to outline co-creation mechanisms to re-conduct problem-solving with a clear human-centred approach. Papers in the volume will stress the importance of qualitative research in order to deal positively and productively with the 21st-century challenges such as the environmental crisis, the unpredictability of the global markets, the lack of jobs, or the subsequent migratory flows.

The arts are particularly suited to channel pro-social human centred approaches because of their emphasis on emotional content. Since the 1990s, the emergence of digital technologies has seen the growth of inter-art collaborations, including new ways of storytelling that fuse easily and economically image, text and other forms of telling such as online e-literature. This issue of Cultura seeks to explore how, amid Big Data, inter-artistic economy can be re-designed with a clear pro-social focus in order to increase sociocultural impact and raise people’ awareness to the critical problems our world faces. The final aim is to align inter-artistic storytelling with Responsibility in Research and Innovation RRI in order to re-imagine positive solutions to pressing social issues. The volume will like to count on papers from all areas of the world so as to accommodate ample consensus regarding the greatest contemporary human concerns.

  • Accepted papers must be in English.

  • Please see the journal's Submission Guidelines for complete information about formatting requirements and submission procedure.

  • Manuscript submissions should conform to the guidelines found in the MLA (Modern Language Association) Style Manual.

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