Newsletter No. 09 (Mar 1996)

 

EACS Newsletter #9, March 1996

European Association for Chinese Studies
Association Européene d’Etudes Chinoises


EACS Newsletter #9, March 1996

Copy deadline for the next issue is the 15 May 1996

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Biannual EACS Conference, September 1996, Barcelona
Preliminary list of papers

(A preliminary list is given to inform members as to the general contents of the meeting in Barcelona. At the date of publication of this issue of the newsletter, some sections had not completed the reviewing process. Please do remember to register for the conference before May 30, 1996. The registration information is appended to the preliminary list of panels.)

    1. THE FUTURE OF CHINA’S UNITY
      Review process not completed.
    2. COASTAL AND SOUTH CHINA UP TO THE QING TIMES
      1. The Portuguese and Spanish approach
        1. De Deus Ramos, João: “The variety of names given by China to Portugal”
        2. Miasnikov, Vladimir S.: “Russian and Portuguese diplomats in the Ch’ing China in the XVII century”
        3. Folch i Fornesa, Dolors: “The narrative of Miguel de Loarca”
        4. Ollé Rodriguez, Manel: “Alonso Sánchez on China”
      2. Pre-modern China
        1. Kurz, Johannes L.: “`Off the beaten track’: Official career in 10th century China”
        2. Schotenhammer, Angela. “Reflections on the textile industry around Quanzhou in the Song dynasty”
        3. Vermeer, Eduard B. “The expansion of the Fujianese in the late Ming period”
        4. Ptak, Roderich: “The Coral Islands in the South China Sea: Song to Ming”
    3. CHINA AND THE OUTER WORLD IN PRE-MODERN TIMES
      1. China and Central Asia
        1. Juhl, Susanne: “Archaeological studies in the province of Gansu of the first half of the Vth Century”
        2. Heuschert, Dorothea: “The Lifanyuan-The Qing agency for the administration of the outer regions”
        3. Dyakova, O.V.: “The Primoriye-China ethnocultural links”
        4. Bøckman, Harald: “The construction of China as `central’ – Shang through Han”
      2. China and the outer world up to the Qing Dynasty
        1. Herbert, Penny A.: “Reflections of medieval Chinese political thought in Shotoku Taishi’s Japan”
        2. Dorofeeva-Lichtman, Véra: “Conception of terrestrial organization in the `Shan hai jing”’
        3. Slobodnik, Martin: “Some remarks on the Chinese inner Asian policy in the second half of the VIIIth cent.”
        4. Zavyalova, Olga I.: ”Sino-islamic language contacts along the great silk road”
        5. Standen, Naomi: “Drawing the line around China: Premodern maps, a preliminary survey”
        6. Bokshchanin, A. A.: “Chinese traditional foreign relations: tributary system, universal monarchy or nominal vassalate?”
    4. THE IMPACT OF ECONOMIC CHANGES ON CHINA
      1. Political/social background and effects of whatever
        1. Alexakhina, S.N.: “Ways of modernization in agriculture the reform”
        2. Novoselova, Lyubov: “Industrial growth of China and economic balance in Northeast Asia”
        3. Holbig, Heike: “Inflation in the PRC, 1988/89: Strategies for the legitimation of state power”
        4. Ostrovski, A.: “Development of small economic units in rural areas as a way of solving employment problems in the PRC”
      2. The economic reform and its problems
        1. Borokh, Olga N.: “Western impacts on contemporary Chinese economic thought”
        2. Pivovarova, Eleonora: “PR China: The transition to market economy”
        3. Kondrashova, Ludmila Iv.: “China’s economic reform: strategy and tactics”
        4. Hjellum, Torstein: “Economic reform as a basis of legitimacy of the Dengist regime”
      3. Foreign trade and investment
        1. Sprogis, Elena V.: “The Tumen delta development project: China’s approach”
        2. Tsyganov, Yuri V.: “The role of foreign capital in the Chinese automotive industry development”
        3. Strömberg, Lars: “Japanese foreign direct investments and official development assistance in mainland China”
        4. Spencer-Oatley, Helen: “Western training of Chinese managers: a study of the communicative effectiveness of training”
    5. THOUGHT AND RELIGION
      Review process not completed.
    6. CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE AND CINEMA
      1. Contemporary China and the outer world
        1. Kaikkonen, Marja: “Barbarian stereotypes? – Foreigners in contemporary popular literature”
        2. Budde, Antje: “`Put down your whip-Woyzeck’ A theatre production by A. Budde and M. Jinghui at the Central experimental Theatre Beijing 1995”
        3. Fedeeva, E.: “Contemporary Chinese literary theory”
      2. Confronting Western impact in early modern China
        1. Baerthlein, Thomas: “`Mirror of transition’-Images of society in change from social novels, 1910-1930”
        2. Hockx, Michel: “Literary societies, 1930-1937”
        3. Bichler, Lorenz: “Aspects of the sociology of literature in the early days of the People’s Republic of China”
      3. Contemporary avant-garde fiction and literary criticism
        1. Schweiger, Irmy: “Aesthetic vision of a modern metropolis: The city in contemporary PRC literature”
        2. Cho, Isabel Hwei-Cheng: “The body in contemporary Chinese fictions”
        3. Xia, Li: “Annihilation of the self in exile: Gu Cheng’s novel `Ying’er’ (1993)”
    7. CHINESE STUDIES AND NEW INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES

Scholarship using data bases as essential tools

      1. Dudbridge, Glen: “Critical restoration of the lost text `Sanguo dianlüe”’
      2. Wagner, Rudolf G.: “The premodern Chinese public sphere. An analysis using digitalized data bases”
    1. Technical and methodological aspects of developing, accessing and administrating electronic data bases
      1. Hahn, Thomas: “An introdution to on-line research ressources in Chinese studies”
      2. Bumbacher, Stephan P.: “Electronically generated concordances and relational databases”
      3. Heraud, Benedicte: “The EACS dynamic on-line data base of sinological periodicals in European libraries”
  1. CHINESE LANGUAGE
    1. Chinese linguistics
      1. Trísková, Hana: “Rythmical behaviour of lexical units of spoken Chinese depending on their grammatical functional characteristics”
      2. Gasde, Horst-Dieter: “Topics and WH-Clefts in Mandarin Chinese”
      3. Visan, Florentina: “Sur l’effet de transitivit”
      4. Auchlin, Antoine: “Unités discursives minimales et subordination syntaxique: sur quelques propriétés du marqueur `bié”’
      5. Nordenhake, Magnus: “Chinese to target language dictionary user interfaces”
      6. Sofronov, Michael: “Sense and rythm in modern Chinese”
      7. Alleton, Viviane: “Analyse des suffixes aspectuels dans la prose de Bai Xianyong”
      8. Paris, Marie Claude: “On some syntactic and semantic aspects of adverbial subordination in Mandarin Chinese”
    2. Teaching Chinese
      1. Luo Qingsong: “An analysis of errors in word usage of intermediate and advanced learners of Chinese”
  2. CHINESE SOCIETY
    Review process not completed.
  3. CHINESE ART
    1. Chinese classical art
      1. Lauer, Uta: “The message of dots and strokes”
      2. Whitfield, Roderick: “Questions of dating: Some Song dynasty paintings from Dunhuang”
      3. Pak, Youngsook: “Song prototypes for Koryo Buddhist painting”
      4. Russell-Smith, Lilla: “Planet gods in Dunhuang and beyond”
    2. Chinese architecture and gardens
      1. Nickel, Lukas: “Mortuary architecture in Northern Henan: A new symbolic concept and its architectural expression at the time of Wang Mang”
      2. Wang Tao: “Building the cosmos: A comparative study of the Mingtang (Hall of Brightness)”
    3. Whatever
      1. Zhang Hongxing: “Representation of war in China in the 19th century”
      2. Arnold, Mathias: “Precious stones or glazed ceramics: The meaning of `liuli”’
  4. CHINESE CLASSICAL LITERATURE
    1. A chronological order
      1. Carnoguská, Marina: “Some theses concerning a theory of translation of classical Chinese ideographical texts into the European (phonetic) languages, whatever phonetic languages might be”
      2. Hu-Sterk, Florence: “Entre fascination et repulsion: les poemes de Tang sur le monde exterieur”
      3. Kern, Martin: “A new order for old texts: The principles of classification in Yao Nai’s `Guwenci leizuan’ of 1779”
    2. `The Story of the Stone’
      1. Chang Ching-erh: “The development of Chia Pao-yü’s character”
      2. Eifring, Halvor: “The psychology of love according to `The story of the stone”’
      3. Lang-Tan, Goat Koei: “The poems of Wang Wei in the discussion on poetry in `The dream of the red chamber”’
    3. Autobiographies
      1. Fuehrer, Bernhard: “Rhetorical devices in Sima Qian’s self-portrayal”
      2. Riemenschnitter, Andrea: “Autobiography as a performance: Rereading Xu Xiake (1586-1641)”
  5. TWENTIETH CENTURY CHINA
    Review process not completed.

Benedicte Héraud
Introduction to the Sinological Serials in European Libraries Project

Since the first of January 1996, the EACS project of creating an European sinological serials catalogue in the shape of an up-dateable on-line database has officialy begun. It is called Sinologist Serials in European Libraries Project (SSELP).

For three months now, Graduate of The Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales in Paris and of The Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Sciences de l’Information et des Bibliothèques-Lyon 3, I am in charge of co-ordinating and representing this project in Europe. I have already taken part in the publication of the Catalogue des ouvrages de l’Institut Franco- chinois de Lyon sponsored by the Chiang-Ching Kuo fundation . I feel very enthusiastic for this project and I participate actively to make a success of it.

As a sinologist and as a documentalist I am aware of the importance of the information contained in the serials for Sinological research on both. premodern and modern China. The informations and ressources contained in these serials can become useful only once they are localized and accessible. While serails holdings in many individual libraries are often fragmentary so that scholars tend to feel that they have to go to the US and East Asia to collect the secondary literature they need, the European holdings collectively are quite good with many rare issues hidden in unexpected places. SSELP wants to offer a solution to the very simple question: where can the serial or the article about China I need be found in Europe?

Supported by the Chiang-Ching Kuo Fundation we will develop an on- line bibliographical database of Sinological serials with indications of local holdings, available via Internet and/or WWW. The cooperating libraries will update this holdings so that it becomes a “dynamic” database.

The first step in the elaboration of this database is to collect and integrate the already digitalised catalogues of such Serials. I have to specify that this does not only the Serials in Chinese but also the periodicals in every oriental and occidental language concerning China and the Chinese world.

These data will be first converted, if necessary, into the UNIMARC format wich had to be choosen because of its primary purpose: to facilitate the international exchange of bibliographic data in machine-readable form. The bibliographical file manager ALLEGRO has been choosen because of its capacity to accept import data and it will be completed with the UNICODE multilingual software.

By the end of March 1996 the SSELP already has recieved digitalized data The Institut des Hautes-Etudes Chinoises in Paris, The Bodleian Library in Oxford and the Sinologisches Seminar in Heidelberg and the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (State Library) Berlin. Institutional support is provided from the Heidelberg Institute where I cooperate with the EACS general secretary, Rudolf Wagner, and the librarian of the institute, Thomas Hahn, who has been instrumental in securing the support of the European Association of Sinological Librarians for the project. I have to thank sincerely all the people who make that possible and I have to insist on the fact that this project is on the mercy of each director, each professor, each librarian or documentalist, each students etc.

As soon as possible this database has to be available on the Net trough the UNIX operating system. Institutions will be able to use the database in three functions:

  • To locate Sinological periodicals in Europe.
  • To access their own holdings through the local holdings file.
  • To quickly and effectively catalogue new items in the mask already established in the file.

SSELP wants to be a project for all the people working in the Oriental research environment and due to its low budget it cannot work without the co-operation between Institutions nor without the help of the scholarly community.


JOBS and FELLOWSHIPS

European Science Foundation

The Asia Committee of the European Science Foundation invites applications for post-doctoral fellowships in Asian Studies.

Between 2-5 post-doctoral fellowships will be available in 1996. The fellowships are tenable for one to three years: one is tied to one of the Asian establishments of the École Française d’Extreme Orient, Paris; the others can be held at any other renowned institution or university in Europe. The fellowships are open to applicants from all European countries and to others who have a well-established relationship with a European research institution.

Application forms must be returned by the 1 May 1996 at the latest. Contact:

Dr Max Sparreboom or Chantal Durant
European Science Foundation
1 quai Lezay-Marnésia
67080 Strasbourg Cédex
France

tel +33 88-76-71-27
fax +33 88-37-05-32
email CDurant@esf.org
www http://www.esf.org/asia/

Research Centre for Asian Economy, Politics and Society
LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS
ICI Research Fellowship

PLEASE BRING THIS NOTICE TO THE ATTENTION OF YOUR CHINESE COLLEAGUES IN CHINA

With funding from Imperial Chemicals Industry (ICI), the Centre for Asian Economy at LSE has established a fellowship scheme for Chinese scholars and policy-makers. The purpose of the scheme is to enable fellowship holders to undertake a period of training and research on policy issues in the Chinese economy which are of common interest to Chinese institutions, the Asia Centre and ICI.

Candidates must be nationals of and resident in the People’s Republic of China. They must be proficient in spoken and written English and expect to return to China at the end of the fellowship. It is hoped that the successful candidate will commence their sojourn in September 1996. The closing date for applications is 31 March 1996.

Contact:

Dr Athar Hussain
Room 427
London School of Economics
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom

tel +44+171+955-7699
fax +44+171+242-2357

Research studentship in human geography at the University of St Andrews in Scotland

Applications are invited for four studentships in the subject of contemporary China: economic reforms and social impacts, leading to a PhD in human geography and tenable for three years from September 1996. Funding will cover tuition fees and a subsistence allowance. Applicants should have a first degree in geography or a related discipline. Deadline for applications is the 15 May 1996. Contact:

Joe Doherty
Department of Geography
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
Fife KY16 9ST
Scotland

tel +44+1334+463-911
fax +44+1334+463-949
email jd@st-and.ac.uk

Ausschreibung

An der Fakultät für Ostasienwissenschaften der Ruhr-Universität Bochum ist zum 1. Oktober 1996 eine

C4-Professur für das Fach Geschichte Chinas

wiederzubesetzen. Für die Einstellungsvoraussetzungen gilt Par. 49 UG des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen; die zusätzlich geforderten wissenschaftlichen Leistungen werden durch eine Habilitation innerhalb des Fachgebietes Sinologie oder in Ausnahmefällen durch gleichwertige, über die Promotion hinausgehende wissenschaftliche leistungen nachgewiesen.

Bewerberinnen und Bewerber werden gebeten, die üblichen Bewerbungs- unterlagen bis zum 12. April 1996 an den

Dekan der Fakultät für Ostasienwissenschaften
der Ruhr-Universität Bochum
D-44780 Bochum

einzusenden. Urkunden bitte nur als Kopie beilegen und Publikationen bitte erst nach ausdrücklicher Aufforderung einreichen.

Die Ruhr-Universität Bochum ist bemüht, Fauen besonders zu fördern, und fordert deshalb qualifizierte Frauen nachdrücklich auf, sich zu bewerben.

Schwerbehinderte Bewerber/Bewerberinnen werden bei gleicher Qualifikation bevorzugt eingestellt.


EACS Conference
BARCELONA PANEL PROPOSAL

GOING TO BARCELONA for the EACS conference?
CONCERNED ABOUT FIELDWORK in China?

READ ON…..

Studies looking at Chinese society from a bottom-up perspective have developed along with the improved possibilities of staying in both Chinese urban and rural areas for longer periods of time. But how far have we come? How much do local studies actually tell us about Chinese society? One way of clarifying these issues is to sum up the experiences of European research in this field, and maybe also to coordinate future field research in China. We think that the Barcelona conference offers a good opportunity to convene people engaged in such studies. We suggest two ways.

  • Setting up a panel on field work. As opposed to the generalist approach to Chinese culture and society, this panel will focus on local area studies in order to trace ideological and structural changes in contemporary Chinese society. The panel invites anthropologists, historians, sociologists, economists, demographers and others conducting field work in urban and rural areas to contribute papers in fields such as ideological and political change, labour relations, privatization, leadership, elite formation, migration, education and training, religious revival and other issues relevant to the transformation of local areas. Thus the panel will focus on specific changes in the structure and composition of local areas, including the changing outlook and strategies of their inhabitants as well as on methodological issues involved in the local area approach.
  • Getting together one evening during the conference for Spanish wine and an exchange of ideas on how to promote European studies of Chinese local areas. One point could be to examine the possibilities for funding of joint European research network activities.

If these ideas appeal to you, please respond immediately to Stig Thørgersen. You may either present a paper in the panel outlined above or you may just join the evening meeting. Or maybe you just want some more information on our plans and projects? Contact:

Ole Bruun (ob@nias.ku.dk)
or Mette Thunoe (mette@nias.ku.dk)
Nordic Institute of Asian Studies
Copenhagen, Denmark
fax +45+3296+2530

Stig Thørgersen
Department of East Asian Studies
Aarhus University, Denmark
email ostst@hum.aau.dk
fax +45+8618+4230


Seminars & Conferences

OSLO — CALL FOR PAPERS – URGENT

CHINESE IDENTITY: — `Nation, culture and character in China’ will be an advanced workshop organized by the Nordic Institute of Asian studies (NIAS) and the China Research Network, Oslo. Committed keynote speakers include: Prasenjit Duara, Chicago; Geremie Barmé, ANU; Dru Gladney, Hawai’i; and Sun Lung-Kee, Memphis.

The workshop will take place in Oslo from 1-4 June 1996. Scholars who would like to submit a paper related to one of the main themes of the workshop should contact the convener. A one page abstract should be available to the organizers by March 26 at the latest. Applicants will be notified by 1 April if their paper has been accepted. Contact:

China Research Network
PRIO
Fuglehauggata 11
N-0260 Oslo
Norway

fax 47+22558422
email harald@prio.no

OXFORD — 2nd announcement

POPULATION STUDIES: — The fifth meeting of the Göran Aijmer Network of European Anthropologists of China is entitled `European Chinese and Chinese domestic migrants: common themes in international and internal migration’. This workshop will be held in Oxford from 3-5 JULY 1996. It is funded by the Asia Committee of the European Science Foundation. The workshop will contribute to the understanding and implications of the large-scale movement of the mainland Chinese population since the 1978 reforms.

Contributors should be reminded that the deadline for submission of full papers is 1 June 1996. Papers received before this date will be photocopied and made available to all participants.

For more information contact:

Frank Pieke
Institute for Chinese Studies
Walton Street
Oxford 0X1 2HG
United Kingdom

tel 44+1865+280-387
fax +44+1865+280-431
email pieke@server.orient.ox.ac.uk

COPENHAGEN — CALL FOR PAPERS

ORAL TRADITIONS: — An international workshop on oral literature in modern China will be hosted by the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) and funded by the Danish Research Council for the Humanities (SHF). It will be held in Copenhagen 29-31 August 1996 and will be convened by Dr Vibeke Børdahl. It will take place at the NIAS, Leifsgade 33, DK-2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark.

Using the main theme `the eternal Chinese storyteller’ we want to discuss papers on a wide range of questions pertaining to the field of oral literature in China. The workshop will bring together scholars in the field and Chinese storytellers. Sessions will be combined with performances by artists from China. The languages of the workshop are English and Chinese.

The deadline for paper proposals was the 1 March 1996. However, contact the following address for further deadline details:

Vibeke Børdahl
Ramstadaasveien 19
1322 Høvik
Norway

tel/fax 47+67123881

STOCKHOLM

POLITICAL LANGUAGE: — `What “progress”? Whose “democracy”? Political keywords in 20th century China’ is an international conference sponsored by a grant form the Wenner-Gren Center Foundation for Scientific Research to be held from the 30-31 August 1996 at the Center for Pacific Asia Studies (CPAS), Stockholm University.

The present conference will look at the uses and abuses of keywords in 20th century Chinese politics and bring together a number of outstanding European, Chinese and American scholars in the fields of political science, history, philosophy, sinology and cultural studies. The papers to be presented will cover a broad range of topics, from the introduction of a western political vocabulary in the late 19th century to the discourse of dissemination of new concepts in government literacy primers in the 1920s and 30s to the gradual demise of communist officialese in the liberal political climate of the 1990s. The conference is targeted at scholars and students concerned with modern China and Asia from all the humanities and social science disciplines, but will also be of interest to journalists and non-academics involved in cross-cultural exchanges.

Preliminary list of speakers include: Wang Ruoshui, senior editor (retired), People’s Daily; Jeffrey Wasserstrom, associate professor of history, Indiana University; Joshua A. Fogel, professor of history, University of California, Santa Barbara; Timothy Cheek, associate professor of history, Colorado College; Joan Judge, assistant professor, History Department, University of Utah; Michael Schoenhals, associate professor of sinology, Stockholm University; Peng Yuan, journalist, People’s Daily; Harriet Evans, lecturer in Chinese, University of Westminster; and Wu Di, associate professor of literature, Beijing Film Academy.

Contact:

Keywords conference secretariat
c/o CPAS
Stockholm University
S-106 91 Stockholm
Sweden

tel 46+8+162-897/99
fax 46+8+168-810
email cpas@orient.su.se

CAMBRIDGE

BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR CHINESE STUDIES:– The next annual conference of BACS will be held at Newnham College in Cambridge from the 20-22 September 1996 The theme this year is `forms of authority in Chinese culture’ with Helmut Martin as the guest speaker. Contact:

Dr Jenny Putin
BACS secretary
152 Buxton Road
Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 1NG
United Kingdom

no tel or email at this time
otherwise email Bonnie McDougall on bonnie.s.mcdougall@ed.ac.uk

ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND

CLASSICAL LITERATURE: — `James Legge: the heritage of China and the west.’ This conference will be held at the University of Aberdeen 8- 12 April 1997 to celebrate and assess the life and work of James Legge (1815-1897) graduate of the University of Aberdeen, Christian missionary in Hongkong and first professor of Chinese at the University of Oxford. The conference is organized jointly by the Chinese Studies Group and the Centre for the Study of Religions at the University of Aberdeen and the Centre for the Study of Christianity in the Non-western World and the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Edinburgh. Contact:

Dr Norman Stockman
Chinese Studies Group
Department of Sociology
University of Aberdeen
Aberdeen AB9 2UB
Scotland


Postscript

EACS Research Seminar for Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Students, 26 February – 2 March 1996, Heidelberg and Tübingen.
CHINESE ARCHIVAL DOCUMENTS: ARCHIVAL HOLDINGS AND RESEARCH PROSPECTS.

The final topics discussed in the workshop are as listed below. If anyone wishes to contact the organizers about any of the papers that were presented please contact: Michaela Rossger, Seminar für Sinologie und Koreanistik, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, Wilhelmstr.133, 72074 Tübingen, GERMANY, tel +49+7071+565-101, fax +49+7071+565-100.

The list of topics discussed were:

  • David Faure (Oxford) `Tenancy in the Pearl River delta, 18th-19th centuries’
  • Roger Greatrex (Lund), `Sino-Tibetan relations during the Ming and Qing dynasties’
  • Peter M.Kuhfus (Tübingen), `Chinese archival documents and China’s foreign relations’
  • Michael Schoenhals (Stockholm), `Post-1949 Chinese archival documents, in particular gongwen (official documents)’
  • Barend Ter Haar (Heidelberg), `Chinese archival documents on religious organizations of the Qing period’
  • Hans Ulrich Vogel (Tübingen) `Homicide cases in 18th century China’
  • Xu Yifu (Beijing) `The opening of the Ming and Qing archives and their position and function in international cultural exchange’ (in Chinese)
  • Zhang Xianwen (Nanjing) `Archival documents of the Republican period in the historical archives #2. Classifications and research methods’ (in Chinese)

This workshop was made possible by a grant from the Chiang-Ching Kuo Foundation.


MEMBERS’ PUBLICATIONS

Please note that if information is mailed/faxed/e-mailed to me I will list any new or forthcoming monographs authored by any member of the EACS regardless of publisher. However, information about monograph titles published by small presses are particularly welcomed and encouraged.

Could members who have recently (since 1994) submitted their Ph.D thesis or who know of others who have done so, please send in details of it. We are pleased to include this information as otherwise it can be difficult find bibliographic information on theses. (A parallel title in English is useful, but not essential.) Many thanks.

  • BASS, Hans-H. Weltwirtschaftsmacht: China. Margot Schüller (Hrsg.). Hamburg: Mitteilungen des Instituts fur Asienkunde #252, 1995. DM 34.-
  • BEI Dao Samlade dikter I tolkning av Göran Malmqvist [Bei Dao’s collected poems from 1972-93]. Translated from the Swedish by Göran Malmqvist. Stockholm: Norstedts, 1995. ISBN 91-1-952042-5.
  • BOROTOVA, Lucie Late Qing figure painting from the collections of the National Gallery at Prague and the Guangdong Provincial Museum: an exhibition catalgoue. Prague: National Gallery, 1995.
  • DRAGUHN, Werner (Hrsg.) Politische Risiken und Rahmenbedingungen Wirtschaftlichen Engagements in Asien. Hamburg: Mitteilungen des Instituts fur Asienkunde #256, 1995. DM 28.-
  • FUEHRER, Bernhard Chinas erste Poeti: das Shipin (Kriterion Poietikon) des Zhong Hong (467?- 518). [China’s earliest poetics: the shipin of Zhong Hong]. Dortmund: Projekt Verlag (edition cathay, vol.10), 1995.
  • KARLGREN, Bernhard Ett forskarporträtt [Portrait of a scholar]. Stockholm: Svenska Adademiens Minnesteckningar/Norstedts, 1995. ISBN 91-1-955092-8.
  • MAURER, Jürgen Taiwan in den internationalen Beziehungen. Hamburg: Mitteilungen des Instituts fur Asienkunde #259, 1995. DM 36.-
  • MILWERTZ, Cecilia Accepting population control: the perspective of urban Chinese women on the one-child family policy. PhD dissertation. Copenhagen: Department of Asian Studies, University of Copenhagen, October, 1994.
  • MITTLER, Barbara Dangerous tunes: the politics of music in Hong Kong, Taiwan and the PRC. PhD dissertation. Heidelberg: Institute of Chinese Studies, University of Heidelberg, 1994.
  • SCHARPING, Thomas Geburtenpanung in China: Analysen, Daten, Dokumente. Robert Heuser (Hrsg.). Hamburg: Mitteilungen des Instituts fur Asienkunde #250, 1995. DM 36.-
  • WHITFIELD, Susan Politics against the pen: history, politics and Liu Zongyuan’s (773- 819) literary reputation. PhD dissertation. London: SOAS, 1995.
  • WHITFIELD, Susan and WOOD, Frances Dunhuang and Turfan: contents and conservation of ancient documents from central Asia. London: British Library 1996, £28.00. ISBN 0-7123-0482-7.

The Center for East and Southeast Asian Studies in Copenhagen has been closed as of the 1 April 1995. However, The Copenhagen Papers in East and Southeast Asian Studies continues to be published by the same team as before, although the name will now change to the Copenhagen Journal of Asian Studies. The Copenhagen Discussion Papers will be discontinued. For back copies of the Discussion papers or information about the Copenhagen Journal of Asian Studies, contact: The Secretary, Dept. of Asian Studies, University of Copenhagen, Njalsgade 80, DK-2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark.

Révue bibliographique de sinologie

1995 / XIII, issn: 0080-2484, FF250, editors Michel Cartier, Danielle Elisseeff, Jacqueline Nivard.
The RBS aims to illustrate the most recent trends in the various fields of history, linguistics, literature, philosophy, religions and the history of sciences with the double purpose of helping scholars to keep in touch with fields less familiar to them and providing research students with a broad view of current academic trends.

The editors’ main concern is to introduce the latest works published in Chinese as well as in the major languages of the scientific community either in book form or as articles. In the present issue 380 new books are analyzed as well as 300 articles selected from 121 periodicals.

A significant part of each issue is now devoted to a number of bibliographic surveys exploring new topics and introducing books and articles which were formerly omitted. A selection of these include:

  • `The republication of traditional school books in the PRC: revival of confucianist morality or political trick?’ by Christine Nguyen Tri
  • `The kiba minzuku come back’ by Michel Cartier
  • `Chinese in Peru, 1877-1994′ by Isabelle Lausent-Herrera
  • `Jewish refugees from central Europe in Shanghai, 1939-1949′ by Françoise Kreissler
  • `The tenth anniversary of the Shaanxi Numismatic Society’ by François Thierry

Order your copy of the RBS from: École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, 22 avenue du Président Wilson, 75016 Paris, tel +33+1+53-70-18-74, fax +33+1+53-70-18-73.


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Fussnoten
Boully, Jean-Louis, Ouvrages en langue chinoise de l’Institut franco-chinois de Lyon (1921-1946). Lyon: BM de Lyon. – 1995.
See UNIMARC Manual: bibliographic format/IFLA. München; New Providence; London; Paris: Saur. 2nd edition – 1994.