Ming Qing Studies 2021

Call for Papers: Ming Qing Studies 2022
edited by Paolo Santangelo (Sapienza University of Rome)

We are glad to inform you that Ming Qing Studies 2021 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: July 31st, 2021.
Article: December 31st, 2021.

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

https://sites.google.com/site/mqsweb/home. See also www.writeupsite.com/.


Prof. Paolo Santangelo (paolo.santangelo@uniroma1.it)
Dr. Tommaso Previato (tommaso.previato@gmail.com; tommaso.previato@icloud.com)
Dr. M. Paola Culeddu (mariapaola.culeddu@gmail.com; paola.culeddu@uniroma1.it)

Ming Qing Studies 2021
Table of Contents

Paolo Santangelo (Sapienza University of Rome)

Remembering West Lake: Place, Mobility, and Geographical Knowledge in Ming China.
by Xiaolin DUAN (North Carolina State University)

Edible Plants of Guangdong Province in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth centuries: the Contrasting Perspectives of Two Observers, Dai Jing (1535) and Adriano de Las Cortes (1625).
by Pascale GIRARD (Université Gustave Eiffel)

Military Officers, Eunuchs, and Court Officials: Ming Wanli’s “Mining and Tax Collection Movement” Revisited.
by HAN Yidan (National University of Singapore)

Fulfilling the Potential of All Plants: Jiuhuang Bencao and the Discourses on Famine Foods.
by HUANG Chen Sarah (City University of Hong Kong)

Ideas Behind Literati Activism in the Qianlong-Jiaqing Transition: The Statist Re-orientation of Scholarship and Resurging Statecraft Reformism.
by LU Junda (SOAS University of London)

Pattern Model Reconstruction of Wang Wei’s ‘Banana Trees in Snow’ in the Visual Art of the Middle and Late Ming China: The Innovations of Shen Zhou and Xu Wei.
by YANG Chin-Chi (SOAS University of London)

Sightseeing, Recreation, Religion, and Literature: The Role of Canton’s Haichuang Buddhist Temple in China-West Relations, 1750–1900.
by YEUNG Man Shun (The University of Hong Kong)

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