New book series in Chinese Studies: Leipziger Sinologische Studien / 萊比錫漢學研究叢書

The editors are proud to announce the publication of a new series in Chinese Studies at the University of Leipzig (Germany). Edited by Philip Clart and Elisabeth Kaske and published by Leipziger Universitätsverlag, Leipziger Sinologische Studien will be devoted mostly to German-language monographs and edited volumes. The inaugural volume has just appeared:
Jörg Henning Hüsemann. Das Altertum vergegenwärtigen: Eine Studie zum Shuijing zhu des Li Daoyuan [Presenting Antiquity: A Study of Li Daoyuan’s Shuijing zhu]. Leipzig: Leipziger Universitätsverlag, 2017. 371 pages, ISBN 978-3-96023-101-1. €33 (paperback). (In German)
Abstract: Rivers have shaped the history and culture of Imperial China and have been treated in many genres of Chinese writing, including poetry, travelogues, historiography, as well as in technical and geographic texts. Li Daoyuan’s 酈道元 (?-527) Shuijing zhu 水經注 (Commentary on the Water Classic) is a seminal geographic work of the early mediaeval period, but as this study shows, the significance of this text goes beyond geography. It is an important, but often neglected source for the history, culture, and literature of early China.
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