Call for Papers: Ming Qing Studies 2021

Deadline: 30th Jun 2020

edited by Paolo Santangelo (Sapienza University of Rome)
We are glad to inform you that the new edition of Ming Qing Studies 2020 will be published by WriteUp Site before the end of this year (see table of contents below).
Applicants are encouraged to submit abstracts for the next issues of Ming Qing Studies. The contributions should concern Ming-Qing China in one or few of its most significant and multifaceted aspects, as well as on East Asian countries covering the same time period. All articles will be examined by our qualified peer reviewers. We welcome creative and fresh approaches to the field of Asian studies. Particularly appreciated will be the contributions on anthropological and social history, collective imagery, and interdisciplinary approaches to the Asian cultural studies. All submitted papers must be original and in good British English style according to our guidelines and editorial rules. Please email an abstract (300-500 words, plus a basic bibliography) in MS Word or pdf attachments along with your biographical information to the addresses listed below. Please mention your full name with academic title, university affiliation, department or home institution, title of paper and contact details in your email.

Deadlines Abstract and bibliographical notes: June 30, 2020.
Article: December 31, 2020.

Ming Qing Studies is a yearly publication, both online and in printed form, which continues the positive experience of Ming Qing Yanjiu (old series, 1992-2007) edited by Paolo Santangelo. Thanks to the cooperation of several scholars settled in Italy and abroad, it intends to widen the debate on the historical and cultural issues of late imperial China as well as pre-modern and modern East Asia. Although this publication focuses on late imperial China, its scope is broadened to the whole East Asia area, with its new cultural and anthropological features which are manifested in this fundamental period of transition from local to global history.

Please find the editorial norms and more information on Ming Qing Studies past issues at See also


Prof. Paolo Santangelo (
Dr. M. Paola Culeddu (;
Dr. Tommaso Previato (;

Ming Qing Studies 2020

Paolo Santangelo (Sapienza University of Rome)

Chinese Diplomatic Gifts in Russia in 1655-1730: an Aspect of Intercultural Exchange.
by Rostislav BEREZKIN (Fudan University) and Maria L. MENSHIKOVA (State Hermitage Museum)

Empowering the Marginalised: Images of Knight-errant Courtesans in the Ming Dynasty.
by CHEN Jiani (SOAS, University of London)

Mongol Military Intrusions and the Frontier Officials Selection in Late Ming China.
by GENG Yong (Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences)

The Qing Corpus of Manichaean Texts from Fujian.
by Gábor KÓSA (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest)

Confucian Chastity over Authenticity of Feeling: Identity and Emotions in a Rewriting of “Du Shiniang Sinks Her Jewel Box in Anger” in Late Chosŏn Korea.
by KWON Hyuk-chan (Hyuk-chan Kwon, University of Alberta)

Import and Export of Ideas, Beliefs and Tastes in World History: The Case of Confucius in 18th Century Italy.
by Paolo SANTANGELO (Università Sapienza, Rome)

Local Concern and Classical Learning: Understanding Li Guangpo’s 李光坡 (1651-1723) Ritual Studies.
by YAP Sze Sze (National University of Singapore)

Martyrdom, Sexual Autonomy, and “Restrictive Emotionality”: The Making of a Ming Heroine.
by Isaac YUE (Hong Kong University)

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