Newsletter No. 22 (Apr 2000)

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EACS Newsletter

No. 22, April, 2000



EACS Addresses

EACS Newsletter

Note from the President

Note from the Editor



News from around Europe

New Publications

Membership Fee

EACS Application Form






Change of address information and all membership payments should be sent to the Treasurer. Other EACS business should be sent either to the President or the Secretary-General.



Glen Dudbridge, Institute for Chinese Studies, Oxford University, Walton Street, Oxford OX1 2HG, U.K. Tel. +44 1865-280389 (office); +44 1865-280387 (secretary); +44 1865-862816 (home).




Christian Henriot, Institut d’Asie Orientale – MRASH – 14, avenue Berthelot, F-69363 Lyon cedex 07, France. Tel. +33 4 72 65 40; fax +33 4 72 72 64 90.


Home page:



Hans van Ess, Ostasiatisches Seminar, Universität München, Kaulbachstraße 51a, D-80539 München, Germany. Tel. +49 89 2180 2349; fax +49 89 342 666.




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The EACS Newsletter is published three times a year: in spring, summer and autumn. All contributions should be sent to the Editor by E-mail or on a diskette. Please remember to check your copy carefully before sending it. Every effort is made to include all relevant news, but the Editor reserves the right to edit all contributions for publication.


Newsletter Editor

Mette Thunø, Department of Asian Studies, University of Copenhagen, Leifsgade 33, DK-2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark.





June 1, 2000

Next issue: July, 2000




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Soon after taking up office in 1998 your Board announced its interest in enhancing communication among members of the Association. Since then we have duly set to work on this. The first results, in the form of our new and much developed website, have been available to you for several months already. Now we have turned to the Newsletter, which the Board regards as our Association’s flagship. For all its readers, whether members or not, it creates a self-image for the EACS and sets the tone for its work. We want this to be clear, self-assured, professional in spirit, and above all distinctively European. That is the task which the Board has set its newsletter editor in devising a new format. The results are before you now and await your judgement. We shall welcome our members’ responses to this, to the website, and to all our activities. Communication, after all, is the goal of this whole operation.

Glen Dudbridge

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Former Editor Professor Torbjörn Lodén at Stockholm University has passed on to me the task of editing the EACS Newsletter. Many thanks to my predecessor for producing earlier issues of the Newsletter.

Even in this time of contact by E-mail and Internet, I think that our Newsletter serves as an important medium of communication and exchange. In the strengthening of the EACS, I believe that the Newsletter is going to become even more pertinent as the place where everyone engaged in China can exchange news, views and ideas. I hope that all members will contribute in ways that can widen the scope and purposes of the Newsletter in the future.

I trust that you have noticed some major changes of the Newsletter and I hope that we have found a layout style that is appealing and easy to read. Smaller revisions and improvements are going to be made along the way. Suggestions are welcome.

I will as the editor do my utmost to make sure that issues will appear regularly and with clear notifications of copy deadlines. I will try to include all contributions, but to keep down the cost of the Newsletter longer contributions will be edited. Please, do the editing yourself and send it by E-mail or on a diskette, since the Newsletter has no secretaries attached!


Mette Thunø



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Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation library travel grants

The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation has generously provided the EACS with a grant of US$ 30,000 to support one week visits for specialised research in sinological libraries in Cambridge, Heidelberg, Leiden, London, Oxford or Paris in 2000–2001.

Information about these libraries is available on the EACS website.

Applicants should be Sinologists based permanently in Europe and paid-up members of the EACS. Applications from non-members will be considered, however, especially in the case of young scholars, if accompanied by a recommendation from an EACS member.

APPLICATIONS must include:

1) a letter stating the library to be visited and intended dates of travel.

2) a statement of purpose, to include a short description of the research project, including precise indication of the sources and material to be used.

3) a written statement obtained from the Librarian of the institute where the proposed visit is to take place confirming that the research materials that are required are available for consultation.

4) a one-page curriculum vitae with a list of main publications.

5) a statement of the travelling expenses (Apex economy airfare or 2nd class rail fare), including a note of other sources of funding.

6) In the case of Ph.D. students, a letter of recommendation from their supervisor.

7) In the case of non-members, a letter of recommendation from an EACS member.

8) Address for correspondence, including fax and E-mail where possible.

APPLICATIONS should be sent by mail or fax to one of the following:

1) For research on pre-modern China (i.e. before 1840) to Prof. Roderick Whitfield, Department of Art and Archaeology, SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H OXG, United Kingdom. Fax: +44-171 436 38 44.


2) For research on modern China (i.e. from 1840) to Prof. Marianne Bastid-Bruguière, 92 Boulevard de Port Royal, 75005 Paris, France. Fax: +33 1 43 54 72 02.



3) For research which straddles the 1840 limit: either to Prof. Whitfield or to Prof. Bastid-Bruguière.


It is advisable to apply at least two months before the visit is planned to take place.


1) If applications are approved, grants will be made to include travelling expenses and a per diem allowance, which will vary from place to place.

2) With the exception of scholars from Eastern Europe, grants will be paid on completion of the visit.

3) For scholars from Eastern Europe, the grant will be available on arrival at the centre where the research is undertaken. To avoid difficulty, applicants should give advance warning of their date and time of arrival to Prof. Bastid-Bruguière, if they are to visit France; to Prof. Hans van Ess, if they are to visit Germany; to Prof. Maghiel Van Crevel, if they are to visit the Netherlands; and to Prof. Whitfield if they are to visit the United Kingdom.

4) On completion of their visit, all scholars should obtain a letter signed by the Librarian, certifying that the visit has been made and specifying the dates when it began and ended. The relevant Librarians have already been asked for their cooperation.

5) All scholars should send the Librarian’s letter directly to the EACS Treasurer.




FRANCE: Madame Resch, Institut des Hautes Etudes Chinoises, 52 rue du Cardinal Lemoine, 75005 Paris, France. Fax: +33-1-44 27 11 09.


GERMANY: Herr Hanno Lecher, Sinologisches Seminar, Universität Heidelberg, Akademiestrasse 4-8, D-69117 Heidelberg, Germany. Fax: +49-6221-54 24 39.


NETHERLANDS: Mrs Joyce Wu, Librarian Sinologisch Instituut, Arsenaalstraat 1, 2311CT, Leiden, The Netherlands. Fax: +31-71-27 226 15.



Mr Charles Aylmer, Chinese Section, University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR, United Kingdom. Fax: +44-1223-333 160.

Mrs Sue Small, School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H OXG, UK. Fax:+44-171-436 38 44.

Dr Frances Wood, British Library, Chinese Section, Oriental & India Office Collections, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB, UK. Fax: +44-171-412 78 58.

Mr David Helliwell, Bodleian Library, Oxford, OX1 3BG, United Kingdom. Fax: +44 1865 277132.


Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation conference, seminar and publication grants

Deadlines for CCK conference and seminar grants and CCK subsidies for publication have just been changed. There are now two deadlines for each category of grant: February 15 for conferences, seminars and publications taking place the following July–December. October 15 for conferences, seminars and publications taking place the following January–June.



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The History of the Book in China, Prague, Sept. 18–19, 2000


Two-week intensive lecture-sessions by Prof. Pan Mei-yueh will be held at the Institute of Asian Studies, Charles University, Prague, presenting recent research on the history of the book, book printing and book collecting in traditional China. Professor Pan Mei-yueh is the head of the Library Science Department of the National Taiwan University, and the leading authority in the field. Her lectures will be presented in Chinese.

We invite (post)graduate students and librarians from sinological libraries to participate. The sessions are supported by the CCK Inter-national Sinological Center, which will provide free accommodation for the length of the course. Please remember that travel expenses cannot be covered.


Please submit your application (marked “Chinese Book”) before June 1, 2000 to:


CCK International Sinological Center Celetna 20, 116 42 Praha 1, Czech Republic.





China in the 21st century: Opportunities, Challenges and Prospects, Moscow, Sept. 27–29, 2000


The Russian Academic Council on Comprehensive Studies of Contem-porary China, the RAS Institute of Far Eastern Studies and the Russian Association of Sinologists’ 11th annual International Conference in Moscow under the general title of China, Chinese Civilization and the World: Past, Present and Future. This year, the conference will focus on social and economic problems (Mediators: Dr. Vassily Mikheyev and Dr. Eleonore); international relations in Asia-Pacific: Russia-China strategic partnership in the 21st Century (Mediators: Dr. Boris Koulik and Dr. Alexander Yakovlev); specifics of political developments in China and Asian-Pacific States in the 21st Century: history and historiography (Media-tors: Dr. Alexander Grigoriyev and Dr. Leonid Goudoshnikov); problems and prospects of inter-civilizational ties in the 21st Century: philosophy, culture and religions of East Asian Countries (Mediators: Dr. Leonard Perelomov, Dr. Vladislav Sorokin, Dr. Vitaly Feoktistov).

You are cordially invited to take part in the conference. Registration and title of paper should be submitted before May 1, 2000. Registration forms are available on request from the organising committee: or .


Papers (up to 8,000 characters in RTF format, end-notes) to be sent by mail before May 15, 2000 to: RAS Institute of Far Eastern Studies, 32, Nakimovsky Ave. Moscow 117218, Russia, or by E-mail to: .

During the conference we plan to hold a profound round-table discussion on the most acute issues of Globalisation and Asian Regionalism: Relations between China, Russia, United States, Japan and India. We expect high-profile participation from Russia, CIS, PR China, Korea, Japan, United States, and European countries.

It is understood that in all cases international travel should be paid by the participants. We regret to advise you that foreign participants are invited to take part in the conference at their own expense only. Registration fee: $ 50.


More information is available on the homepage:, or by contacting


Dr. Roustam Aslanov, Chairman of Organising Committee.

Phone: (7- 095) 124-0129


Ms. Tamara Karganova

Dept. for International Cooperation

Phone: (7-095) 124-0835 ~ 0213

Fax: (7-095) 310-7056




Chinese Business and Culture in Global and Local contexts, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, Nov. 16–18, 2000


Globalisation is as much specifically Chinese as it is universal, entailing specifically Chinese versions and visions of modernity and cosmopolitanism that only partially intersect with their Western or Japanese counterparts. The challenge of globalisation studies is not only to delineate the twin processes of universalising and localising cultures, networks, capital and population flows. Such an undifferentiated focus on the global and its counterpoint the local fails to appreciate that the social and cultural map of the world actually looks rather different through Chinese, Japanese, American, or European eyes. We, as the organisers of the conference, do thus not insist that the current focus on globalisation is necessarily wrong, but rather that it has brought with it some potentially dangerous biases that we feel need to be scrutinised. For this conference we invite papers that critically and empirically assess the analytical mileage gained from rethinking the categories of the “global”, the “transnational” and the “local”, a rethinking that takes into account the disjunctions and inequalities of a world made up of multiple world systems. The conference will be convened with the collaboration of the ESRC Research Programme on Transnational Communities and will take place at the Academia Sinica in Taiwan between 16 and 18 November 2000. The conference will consist of plenary sessions and two panels. Paper proposals must be submitted by mail, E-mail or fax before April 30, 2000. The full text of this call for papers is available at


Complete papers should be sent in before September 30, 2000. Paper proposals for the panel on Business should be sent to:

Dr Edmund Terence Gomez

Faculty of Economics, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur 50603, Malaysia. Phone: (6-03) 7593633/45; Fax: (6-03) 7567252, E-mail:


Paper proposals for the panel on Culture, Religion and Consumerism should be sent to:

Dr Frank N. Pieke

Institute for Chinese Studies, Walton Street, Oxford OX1 2HG, Britain

Phone: 00-44-1865-280386; Fax: 00-44-1865-280431, E-mail:



Postgraduate Workshop on Fieldwork research methods in contemporary Chinese society, Oxford, Sept. 18-21, 2000


Since the People’s Republic of China opened itself up for first-hand fieldwork investigation by foreign researchers in the late 1970s, the methodology and practice of fieldwork in China have undergone rapid and continuous development. Fieldwork, although originally an anthropological prerogative, has now become a major method of data collection for China specialists in many and very diverse disciplines. Yet much more is afoot than the relatively straightforward proli-feration of fieldwork across the world of Chinese Studies. Chinese society itself is in constant flux. New phenomena cry out to be studied, and new types of data, formerly unavailable or even unknown, have become accessible. While new areas of investigation or types of information are explored, old ones become obsolete or irrelevant. Furthermore, ways of gaining access to the field, data collection and collaboration with local informants, researchers and authorities likewise have to be constantly updated.

The workshop will undertake a systematic investigation of the dialectic between developments in China and fieldwork research methodology, and will invest the results of this investigation in the training of a new generation of fieldworkers. Applicants should be working towards a postgraduate degree (master’s or doctoral level) at a European university. Successful applicants will have their reasonable travel costs to and from Oxford reimbursed and will have their lodging and full board covered. The workshop will take place under the aegis of the European Association of Chinese Studies with a grant from the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation. There is no application form, but we expect applicants to send a short c.v. and paper abstract to both the organisers. Applications should preferably be submitted by E-mail before June 1, 2000.


Dr Frank N. Pieke

Institute for Chinese Studies, University of Oxford, Walton Street, Oxford OX1 2HG, Britain.

Tel +44-1865-280387; Fax +44-1865-280431, E-mail:


Associate Professor Stig Thøgersen,

Department of East Asian Studies, University of Aarhus, Jens Chr. Skousvej 7, DK–8000 Aarhus C, Denmark, Tel +45-8942-6582; Fax +45 8942 6599,




Exhibition of new ceramic work by Xing Lingkun, May 3–June 25, 2000, Victoria and Albert Museum, London


Xing Lingkun is one of China’s most celebrated contemporary potters. He works as an independent craftsman at his workshop in Dalian, Liaoning province. His ceramics have been acquired by the Palace Museum, Beijing and the Provincial Museums in Nanjing and Shenyang. He has exhibited in Japan, but this is the inaugural showing of his work in Europe.


Victoria and Albert Museum, Room 70, South Kensington, London SW7 2RL.



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Institute of Chinese Studies,

Heidelberg Uni. receives major grant


The Krupp von Bohlen and Halbach Foundation has accepted a proposal submitted by Prof. Rudolf G. Wagner to support the Institute of Chinese Studies in Heidelberg in its aim to develop the Institute into a sinological resource centre capable of supporting advanced research in Chinese Studies. The support will amount to DM 1.5M over five years (approx. Euro 800,000). This seems to be the first time in recent German history that an institute in the humanities and social sciences has received this volume of institutional support.

In particular the Krupp Foundation grant will support:

– helping European Chinese Studies institutions to join in the use and sharing of digital research, information and teaching resources; this includes the further development of the EACS project Sinological Serials in European Libraries (SSELP) and the further development of the China section of the Virtual Library

– building up and making accessible electronic databases in Chinese Studies.

– developing library and media resources in the Institute.

The basic aim is to make the Heidelberg Institute a service centre that will be of use to the entire sinological community in Europe. The Institute’s web-site will be carrying more relevant information in the near future.



Italy-China Association


On November 18–19, 1998 the Associazione Italia-Cina (Italy-China Association) organised in Rome a seminar on “The Reforms of 1898 and of 1978 in China, the Proceedings of which were published in 1999 (see the reference in the new publication column).

After this seminar, on October 22–23, 1999 the Italy–China Association together with the Is.I.A.O. (Italian Institute for Africa and the East) organised a seminar on “Chinese Contemporary Literature: an invitation to reading”, in which many sinologists from the most important Italian universities and the Chinese writer Wang Meng participated.



International Conference of Asian Studies in Berlin, 2001


During the annual conference of the Association of Asian Studies in San Diego the Board of the
Association of Asian Studies agreed to the proposal by the IIAS/NIAS/ Institute for Asienkunde group to hold a second International Conference of Asian Studies (the first one was held
outside of Leiden in 1998) in Berlin in 2001. The local organiser is to be Prof. Sandkühler (Arbeitsstelle China, Otto-Suhr Institut, Free University Berlin).



SYNONYMA SERICA COMPARATA: a dictionary of Synonyms under construction in Norway

Our understanding of classical Chinese sources can never be more subtle than our grasp of their terminology, the metaphors the Chinese lived by, the conceptual schemes that guided their thinking. SYNONYMA SERICA COMPA-RATA (SSC) is a systematic attempt to explore this web of conceptual schemes, with comparative reference to classical Latin and Greek conceptual developments. It includes a contrastive analytical dictionary of classical Chinese synonyms.

The guiding idea of SSC is that we understand a classical Chinese word exactly to the extent that we understand what motivates the choice of this word as opposed to other words within the same semantic field or synonym group. 1800 such synonym groups have been established, about half of these groups have been analysed in detail with special reference to distinctive contrasts between near-synonyms. Special attention has been paid throughout to antonyms.

Synonym groups have been formally arranged in hierarchies of two kinds: taxonomic (animal, vertebrate, horse, Roxane) and mereonomic (body, limb, arm, hand, finger, thumb). The 18,000 lexemes so far entered into SSC are subclassified into well over 100 categories (e.g. intransitive, transi-tive, bitransitive … verbs; count-, mass-, generic … nouns). Five levels of relative frequency of occurrence are distinguished. The lexeme meanings are illustrated by ca. 80,000 relevant examples from Warring States texts.

* Ca. 500 philological articles on synonym distinctions (published between 1949 and 1999) summarised and evaluated/supplemented in writing.

* 1394 synonym group analyses in gu ci bian summarised and evaluated/ supplemented in writing.

* 830 synonym groups entered into SSC and systematically analysed.

* Among the major texts that have been completely retranslated and analysed under this system are Han Fei Zi and Lunyu.

As background information from various sources, SSC assembles all semantic glosses in Grammata Serica Recensa, and all the phonological information in the Guangyun dictionary, as compiled for us by Pan Wuyun of Shanghai Normal University. It also makes available 3
,400 oracle bone characters linked to modern character equivalents and various glosses to be compiled under the general guidance of Professor Qiu Xigui, Peking. 41,000 transcribed oracle bone inscriptions are ready for detailed analysis within the SSC system. Extensive literal translations from these by Kenichi Takashima are being attached to these.

Over 8,500 pages of interlinear bilingual Chinese-English versions of mainly Warring States sources have been produced in Oslo for internal use in the preparation of SSC.

SSC is a collaborative effort mainly between Peking University and Oslo University with the participation of many scholars. Those currently in Oslo for a 3-month workshop include Qiu Xigui, Li Ling, David Keightley, Edward Shaughnessy, Lothar von Falkenhausen, Kenichi Takashima, David Sehnal. Previous participants include Jiang Shaoyu, Pang Pu, He Leshi, Guo Xiliang, Chen Guying, Huang Jingui, Andrew Plaks, D. Knechtges, Chang Taiping, M. Puett, M. Nylan, R. Djamouri, C. Defoort, O. Lomova, M. Friedrich, H.J. Vogel.

SSC involves the use of highly advanced technology. Jens Østergaard Petersen, Copenhagen, is wholly and completely responsible for the technological implementation of SSC.

SSC strongly reflects the interests and limitations of its editor who remains solely responsible for what is and is not in it, or what is wrong with it, even when what is there sometimes is no more than his attempt to represent loyally the superior wisdom of his learned collaborators.

The database will continue to develop and to change rapidly. Significant parts of it, I trust, will be available (and continuously updated) on the internet within this year.

SSC is co-edited by Jiang Shaoyu (Peking University), whose immense contribution to the formulation and the checking of the synonym (and antonym) distinctions in SSC, together with that of Huang Jinggui (Zhejiang University) on material culture is pervasive. In every way, SSC is a progress report on intense collaboration with many scholars over a period of many years.

C. Harbsmeier, University of Oslo/Peking University.



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Associazone Italia-Cina, “Le Riforme del 1898 e del 1978 in Cina.” Quaderni dell’Amizia, Vol. 1 (Rome, 1999).187 pp. In Italian.


Bickers, Robert and Christian Henriot, eds., New Frontiers: Imperialism’s new communities in East Asia, 1842–1952. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2000.


Cartier, Michel, Danielle Elisseeff, Jacqueline Nivard, eds., Revue Bibliographique de Sinologie 1999/ Review of Bibliography in Sinology 1999.

Review of Bibliography in Sinology presents analyses of the most recently published books and articles in Chinese, Japanese and in European languages on all aspects of sinology: history, archaeology, the arts, music, linguistics, literature, philosophy, religion, and the history of science and technology. The present volume offers abstracts of 279 books and 255 articles published in one hundred periodicals.


China on the way to modernization and reforms. 1949–1999. Moscow: “Vostochnaya literatura” RAS, 1999. 735 pp., ill., map. ISBN 5-02-018120-x. In Russian with English summary.

Dikarev, Alexey, ed. and trans., Society and State in China. Index. Conferences I–XXX. In English. Moscow, 2000. 144 pp.

Index of abstracts presented to Institute of Oriental Studies RAS Conferences I–XXX on “Society and State in China.” Internet version of this Index: or


Doronin, Boris. “Capitals of China” (University textbook). In Russian. St.-Petersburg: State University of St.-Petersburg, 2000. 119 pp.


Ghiglione, Anna, La pensée chinoise ancienne et l’abstraction, préf. par Léon Vandermeersch. Paris: You Feng, 1999, 303 pp., ISBN 2.84279.078.2

ISBN 2-7132-1393-6/ISSN 0080-2484. 250 F/38, EUROS 11. index-revues.html.

DISTRIBUTION: CID 131 Boulevard Saint-Michel, F-75005 Paris. Tél : 01 43 54 47 15. Fax : 01 43 54 80 73.


Henriot, Christian, Zheng Zu’an, Atlas de Shanghai. Espace et représentations de 1849 à nos jours. Paris: CNRS-Editions, 1999.


Hsu E., The transmission of Chinese medicine. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999. Ca. 300 pp.


Klaschka, Siegfried, Die chinesische Reportageliteratur. Das Genre baogao wenxue und seine politisch-gesellschaftlichen Bezüge. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1999 (opera sinologica 4).

Mühlhahn, Klaus, Herrschaft und Widerstand in der ’Musterkolonie Kiautschou’. Interaktionen zwischen China und Deutschland, 1897–1914. Munich: Oldenbourg, 2000. 474 pp.


Neder, Christina, Lesen in der Volksrepublik China. Eine empirisch-qualitative Studie zu Leseverhalten und Lektürepräferenzen der Pekinger Stadtbevölkerung vor dem Hintergrund der Transformation des chinesischen Buch- und Verlagswesens 1978–1995. Hamburg: Institut für Asienkunde, 1999 (Mitteilungen 333).


Oppitz M. & E. Hsu, eds., Naxi and Moso Ethnography. Zürich: Völkerkundemuseum. Approx. 400 pp., approx. 300 photos to be obtained directly from VKM, Pelikanstr. 40, 8001 Zürich.

Palumbo, A., “On the author and date of the Zhenzheng lun. An obscure page in the struggle between Buddhists and Taoists in Medieval China”, in Istituto Universitario Orientale Annali, 57, No. 3-4. Naples 1997.


Pivovarova, Eleonora. ’Socialism with Chinese Characteristics’: issues of theoretical and practical research. In Russian with English summary. Moscow, 1999. 272 pp. ISBN 5-88-555-006-3.


Ptak, Roderich and Bernhard Dahm, eds., Südostasien-Handbuch. Munich: C. H. Beck, 1999.


Ptak, Roderich and Gunther Boes, eds., Hongkong, Macau, Südchina: Wandel und Wachstum. Cologne: Deutscher Instituts-Verlag, 1999.


Ptak, Roderich, China and the Asian Seas: Travel, Trade, and Visions of the Other (1400–1750). Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing Ltd. (Variorum Collected Studies CS 638).


Ptak, Roderich, China’s Seaborne Trade with South and Southeast Asia (1200–1750). Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing Ltd., 1999 (Variorum Collected Studies CS 640).


Ptak, Roderich, Claude Guillot, Denys Lombard, eds., From the Mediterranean to the China Sea. Miscellaneous Notes. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1998 (South China and Maritime Asia 7).


Ptak, Roderich, Thomas Beck, Horst Gründer and Horst Pietschmann, eds., Überseegeschichte: Beiträge zur jüngeren Forschung. Festschrift an-lässlich der Gründung der For-schungsstiftung für vergleichende europäische Überseegeschichte. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner, 1999 (Bei-träge zur Kolonial- und Übersee-geschichte 75).


Stockman, Norman, Understanding Chinese Society. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2000. 272 pp. ISBN 0745617352 (hardback), ISBN 0745617360 (paperback).


Santangelo, Paolo, L’Amore in Cina, Attraverso alcune opere litterarie negli ultimi secoli dell’Impero. Naples: Liguori Editore, 1999.

von Senger, Harro, ed., Die List. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp Verlag, 1999 (Suhrkamp 2039). 500 pp. ISBN 3-518-12039-5. DM 29.80

This publication is based on the concept of “transplantative Sinology” explained at the EACS conference in Prague (see Harro von Senger, “Earthbound China – Earthbound Sinology?” in Archív Orientální, 63 (1995), p. 352 ff.) with contributions from twenty different academic disciplines discussing the applicability of Chinese stratagemical wisdom in their respective fields.


Wagner, Rudolf G. The Craft of a Chinese Commentator: Wang Bi on the Laozi. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2000.



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