East and West

Culture, Diplomacy and Interactions

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C.X. George Wei
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The era of globalization has witnessed both increased activities across borders and interactions between nations, especially between the East and the West. East and West: Culture, Diplomacy and Interactions aims to trace and investigate multiple-dimensional interactions between the East and the West from the Age of Sail to the Modern Era, culturally, socially, economically and diplomatically, with a focus on maritime history via and centered on port cities such as Macao, Goa, Melaka, Nagasaki in the East and their counterparts such as Lisbon, Seville, Amsterdam, London in the West. The series examines matters about empires, oceans, and human connections through changes in material lives and cultural politics, and analyzes the impact of the flow of cultural materials across oceans, such as artifacts, arts, goods, foods, books, knowledge, beliefs, etc., on port cities and urbanization. Particularly, it will provide readers with a new maritime vision of the East and Southeast Asian history of connections at the eastern end of the Maritime Silk Road, including the ports of East Indian Ocean and South China Sea: places from Nagasaki to Xiamen/Macao, from Singapore to Shanghai, from Hong Kong to Melbourne, etc. In doing so, it will unfold the process of formation and transformation of networks and fluxing space, generated or altered by trade, migrations, diplomacies, regional conglomerations, etc., illustrate the glocolization of religions, examine the relationship of culture/tradition and diplomatic strategy, and demonstrate the causes to miscommunication, misunderstanding, conflicts and confrontations between nations as well as appropriate reading, understanding and interpreting of each other.

East and West will include studies in such disciplines and area studies as maritime history, missionary history, intellectual history, international relations, arts, architecture, music, religious studies, and cultural studies. This series will feature monographs and edited volumes as well as translated works. It will be of interest to academics as well as general readers, including historians, artists, architects, diplomats, politicians, journalists, travelers, religious groups, businessmen, lawyers, among other groups.

Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/or full manuscripts to the publisher at BRILL, Stephanie Carta and Masja Horn.

Please see our Guidelines for a Book Proposal. All submissions are subject to a double-anonymous peer review process prior to publication.
From Rome to Beijing
Sacred Spaces in Dialogue
Volume 17
978-90-04-69492-7
Asian Culture, Diplomacy and Foreign Relations, Volume II
Individual Nations and Cases
Volume 13.2
978-90-04-50827-9
An American Pioneer of Chinese Studies in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Benjamin Bowen Carter as an Agent of Global Knowledge
Volume 12
978-90-04-49896-9
Eastern and Western Synergies and Imaginations
Texts and Histories
Volume 8
Editor(s): Katrine Wong
978-90-04-43741-8
The Neo-Buddhist Writings of Lafcadio Hearn
Light from the East
Volume 7
978-90-04-43033-4
Foreign Devils and Philosophers
Cultural Encounters between the Chinese, the Dutch, and Other Europeans, 1590-1800
Volume 6
Editor(s): Thijs Weststeijn
978-90-04-41892-9
Fusion of East and West
Children, Education and a New China, 1902-1915
Volume 5
By: Limin Bai
978-90-04-40692-6
Beyond Chinoiserie
Artistic Exchange between China and the West during the Late Qing Dynasty (1796-1911)
Volume 4
978-90-04-38783-6
Wolf Totem and the Post-Mao Utopian
A Chinese Perspective on Contemporary Western Scholarship
Volume 3
978-90-04-27673-4
World Trade Systems of the East and West
Nagasaki and the Asian Bullion Trade Networks
Volume 2
978-90-04-35856-0
Companions in Geography
East-West Collaboration in the Mapping of Qing China (c. 1685-1735)
Volume 1
978-90-04-34536-2
C.X. George WEI is Chair Professor at the Center for Urban Cultural Studies at Shanghai Normal University and formerly Distinguished Professor and Head of the Department of History at Hong Kong Shue Yan University and Chair Professor of Henan University, China. He is also Emeritus Professor of the Department of History at the University of Macau, Macao. He earned his Ph.D. in History from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A. and MA in Modern World History from Henan University, China. He taught at Susquehanna University, Pennsylvania; Walla Walla College, Washington; and the University of Toledo, Ohio, U.S.A. He served as the Chair of the History Department at Susquehanna University for 2004-2006 and the Head of the Department of History at the University of Macau for 2008-2010 and 2012-2015. He is author of Sino-American Economic Relations, 1944–1949 (1997), author/co-author of more than 70 journal articles and book chapters in both English and Chinese, editor of China-Taiwan Relation in a Global Context: Taiwan’s Foreign Policy and Relations (2011) and Macao—The Formation of A Global City (2014), and editor or co-editor of eight collections in both English and Chinese.
Editorial Board

Di BAI, Drew University, USA
Edward BOYLE, Kyushu University, Japan
Imre GALAMBOS, University of Cambridge, UK
Qingjie James WANG, University of Macau, Macao
East and West will include studies in such disciplines and area studies as maritime history, missionary history, intellectual history, international relations, arts, architecture, music, religious studies, and cultural studies. This series will feature monographs and edited volumes as well as translated works. It will be of interest to academics as well as general readers, including historians, artists, architects, diplomats, politicians, journalists, travelers, religious groups, businessmen, lawyers, among other groups.
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