This series features research monographs, edited volumes, and translated works that advance understanding of societies in East Asia or of their interaction or comparison with those in other parts of the world. It seeks to go beyond traditional paradigms and notions and presents possibilities for new discourses. The modern era is broadly defined in this series as the period roughly from the fifteenth century onwards. The series welcomes discipline-specific, interdisciplinary, and comparative studies in humanities and social sciences that investigate various aspects of culture and society in the region as well as studies of global historical processes with specific reference to the region.
Billy K.L. So is Chair Professor of History and Professor of Law at University of Macau. His publications dealt with China from Tang and Song dynasties to the modern era, pertaining to aspects of economy, law, institutions, geography, philosophy, maritime history, and comparative history.
Wang Fan-sen is Academician of Academia Sinica and Distinguished Research Fellow of the Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica. He specialises in the cultural-intellectual history of early modern and modern China.
Christian Daniels is Professor of Humanities at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. His specialties include history of China in Ming and Qing eras and northern mainland Southeast Asia, formation of autonomous polities and the role of technology in historical change.
Series Editors Billy K.L. So, University of Macau Wang Fan-sen, Academia Sinica Christian A. Daniels, The University of Hong Kong Science and Technology
Advisor (Former Series Editor) Madeleine Zelin, Columbia University