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With this volume, the editors Katharina Edtstadler, Sandra Folie, and Gianna Zocco propose an extension of the traditional conception of imagology as a theory and method for studying the cultural construction and literary representation of national, usually European characters. Consisting of an instructive introduction and 21 articles, the book relates this sub-field of comparative literature to contemporary political developments and enriches it with new interdisciplinary, transnational, intersectional, and intermedial perspectives. The contributions offer [1] a reconsideration and update of the field’s methods, genres, and theoretical frames; [2] trans-/post-national, migratory, and marginalized perspectives beyond the European nation-state; [3] insights into geopolitical dichotomies such as Orient/Occident; [4] intersectional approaches considering the entanglements of national images with notions of age, class, gender, sexuality, and ethnicity/race; [5] investigations of the role of national images in visual narratives and music.
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Chinese Texts in the World publishes scholarly works on the reception, transmission, assimilation, and reinvention of Chinese texts in Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Americas; as well as critical studies that explore new pathways connecting Chinese texts with today’s world.
Whether Chinese texts were transmitted along the ancient Silk Road, or through modern digital technologies, such well-traveled texts hold great promise for illuminating multiple aspects of China’s cultural relations with the world. The same holds true for the examination how reconfigured Chinese texts made their way back to China, to be reconstituted as culturally polyvalent, hybrid “imports”.
Critical studies explore new ways of engaging Chinese texts with non-Chinese intellectual and cultural traditions. Such studies include, but are not limited to, a traditional textually grounded Sinological work that contains a substantive dialogue with for instance Western texts; a collaborative work by Asia-based and non-Asia-based scholars on the critical issues important to different traditions; and even a work on non-Chinese texts as long as it significantly draws insights from or engages a substantive dialogue with the Chinese traditions.

Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals to the publisher at BRILL, Christa Stevens.
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《世界语境下的中国典籍》系列丛书包括两大类学术著作。一类是中国典籍接受史的研究,着重分析各种典籍在亚洲、欧洲、非洲和南北美洲的接受、传播、同化与再发明过程;另一类是典籍的文本研究,努力在今日的世界语境中重新诠释中国典籍,并寻求开拓与世界各种文化传统互动交流的新途径。
第一类著作注重传统意义上的典籍接受史研究,所涵盖的文献,既有沿古代丝绸之路流布的古代典籍,也有通过现代数字技术传播的论著。此类著作主要探究中国典籍在中国以外地区(包括亚洲、欧洲、非洲和美洲等地)传播、再解释、再创造、进一步传播过程中,体现了哪些不同路径。除此之外,也将分析这些经过重新加工的典籍文本怎样回到中国,然后又怎样作为多元文化的混合“舶来品”被吸纳接收,再次发展。这套丛书还将综述分析中国典籍翻译如何塑造海外各地对中国文化的看法。这套丛书意在开拓广大非专业读者、学生、学者们的视野,帮助他们在自身的文学和文化传统中发掘出未被留意的中国因素,也可能对中国文化影响形成全新理解。对于从事国学研究的学生和学者而言,这套丛书能帮助他们掌握西方学界在西方批评范式的影响下重新解释中国文献的最新趋势。
第二类著作注重广义上的文本分析研究,目标在于建立中文文本和异域知识文化传统之间新的互动关系。这种广义文本研究充分体现跨文化视野,其中包括三种学术成果:其一、能够与西方传统进行内容比较的汉学著作;其二、亚洲学者与西方的学者针对重要议题而展开的合着或;其三、能与中国学术和文化传统展开有实质意义的西方学术著作。
数千年来,丰富多彩的中文典籍文本历经万里,远赴各方,编织出一条条连接中国和世界文化的纽带。中国典籍文本在世界各地的传播过程,对于加深彼此相互了解,共同推动人类文明的进步具有极为深远的意义。我们希望,读者们能够通过阅读这套丛书,追溯中文文献的流传、以及观察当今中华文化的传播和再造的过程,深切体验激动人心的的文化探胜之旅。
During the past decade, human communities worldwide have witnessed a succession of troubling developments that have intensified an already dire collective sense of global environmental crisis often brought on most poignantly in local or regional tragedies such as the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the 2010 Pakistan floods, or the Ajka alumina sludge spill in western Hungary. If we accept writer Wendell Berry’s suggestion that the agricultural crisis, one of many perceived faces of ecological decline in the late 20th century, is basically a “crisis of culture,” then what have our experts on culture(s) to say about this situation?

Studies in Environmental Humanities is a series which brings to the forefront the value of the arts and humanities in the formulation of environmental policy. In a spirit of interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary engagement, the series sheds light on the perspectives of literary scholars, historians, human geographers, architects, spatial planners, cultural studies theorists and art historians regarding the environmental turn in contemporary human consciousness.

At its core, the series ponders how writers, artists and other public intellectuals of the humanistic domain can contribute to a better understanding of the state of the planet. To answer this, the series welcomes studies that advance knowledge across a broad disciplinary spectrum both within and beyond the humanities and which engage vital and timely environmental questions.

The series is published in association with the Nordic Network for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies (NIES) but welcomes proposals from scholars who are no members.

Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals to the publisher at BRILL, Christa Stevens.
Eine Wissensgeschichte des Verstecks im 20. Jahrhundert
Verstecke sind die letzten winzigen weißen Flecke auf den Landkarten einer von Wissenschaften und Aufklärungen entzauberten Welt. Mit ihnen wird erstmals eine merkwürdige Erscheinung zur Sprache gebracht, die aufgrund ihres geheimen Wesens gerade nicht in Erscheinung tritt. Sie sind ein beliebtes Motiv in den Welten von Film, Literatur und in der Presse, werden aber von den Wissenschaften ignoriert. Neben Dingen und Lebewesen werden in ihnen auch Informationen heimlich gelagert und transportiert, was nicht erst mit den digitalen Welten im 20. Jahrhundert der Fall ist. Zur heimlichen Beobachtung bevölkern neugierige Wissenschaftler, wissbegierige Ermittler und lüsterne Voyeure diesen gegenaufklärerischen Ort zur Aufklärung von Heimlichkeiten. Das gleiche Ziel verfolgen Archäologen, Historiker, Abenteurer und Ermittler, die das Heim heimsuchen und ganz unverhohlen nach Architekturen des Geheimnisses durchkämmen. Nicht zufällig verbirgt sich das Heim im Geheimnis – und andersherum.
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The Mediality of Sugar probes the potential of reading sugar as a mediator across some of the disciplinary distinctions in early twenty-first century research in the arts, literature, architecture, and popular culture. Selected artistic practices and material cultures of sugar across Europe and the Americas from the sixteenth to the twenty-first century are investigated and connected to the transcontinental and transoceanic history of the sugar plants cane and beet, their botanical and cultural dissemination, and global sugar capital and trade under colonialism and in decoloniality. The collection contributes to the vision of a Transnational and Postdisciplinary Sugar Studies.
25 Books from Leiden That Changed the World
Books That Made History highlights twenty-five books published in Leiden or written by a Leiden scholar or alumnus, that have a strong connection to Leiden’s academic history, from the founding of Leiden University in 1575 to the present day. These books have a lasting, global impact on our way of thinking, and are relevant up to this day. The books are described from a contemporary perspective in order to elicit the reader's sense of wonder that the contemporary ideas and insights anchored in the books are inextricably linked to the publication in which they were first made public to the world.