Call for Papers: Journal of the European Association for Chinese Studies (JEACS), Volume 5 (2024)

Deadline: 17th Dec 2023

For its fifth volume, the Journal of the European Association for Chinese Studies (JEACS) invites scholars to submit papers on Exegesis and Commentary in the pre-modern, modern, and contemporary Chinese world. We welcome unpublished papers that consider commentary as textual material and analyse its linguistic, stylistic, and rhetorical dimensions. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Margins, marginality, and page layout,
  • Commentaries, legitimacy, and canonization,
  • Gloss, elucidation, explanation, and translation,
  • Ways of rephrasing, relocating, illustrating, re-expressing,
  • Layers of exegetical texts: accumulation, digression, or dialogue,
  • Intellectual traditions and knowledge transmission,
  • Types of relations between base text and commentaries,
  • Commentaries as separate texts,
  • Genre-dependent commentaries,
  • Reading transformations and the performativity of commentary,
  • Self-commentary.

Deadline: December 17th 2023

Papers written in English (max. 10,000 words) should be supplemented with an abstract and 5 keywords in both English and Chinese, and should follow the Author Guidelines and Style Sheet provided on the submission webpage:

Papers must be submitted by December 17th 2023 via the journal’s webpage:

The volume will be published in Summer 2024.