Call for papers: Volume on China and the Mediterranean in History

University of Malta, Spain
Deadline: 10th Mar 2024

We are pleased to announce an open call for papers for an edited volume titled “China and the Mediterranean in History”. It will be edited by Wei Chen and Dennis Mizzi from the Department of Middle Eastern and Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Malta, with an anticipated publication date by the end of 2025.

The volume will explore the historical interactions between China and the Mediterranean from antiquity to the present by looking, among other things, at religious and cultural interactions, migration, foodways, material and technological exchange, literature, and language. The aim is to bridge the chasm between two major area studies—China and the Mediterranean—and show how this can be mutually beneficial.

We extend an invitation to scholars immersed in the examination of interactions between these two regions to submit abstracts (max. 300 words) for publication in the volume. Abstracts should be submitted by no later than 10 March 2024 to If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at the same email address.