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Editor-in-Chief:
CHEN Zhi, Research Centre for History and Culture, Beijing Normal University & UIC, China

Associate Editors:
Carlotta Viti, Research Centre for History and Culture, Beijing Normal University & UIC, China
WANG Xiang (Shawn Wang), BNU-HKBU United International College, China

Editorial Board:
Julien Cooper, Research Centre for History and Culture, Beijing Normal University & UIC, China
Julien Dufour, École Normale Supérieure, Paris, France
Brian D. Joseph, The Ohio State University, United States of America
Geoffrey Khan, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Michele Loporcaro, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Giovanni Mazzini, University of Pisa, Italy
Dirk Meyer, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Daniel Petit, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris, France
Yuri Pines, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Xiaolin Wang, City University of Hong Kong, China

Advisory Board:
Wolfgang Behr, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Bernard Fuerher, SOAS, University of London, United Kingdom
Tseki HON, Research Centre for History and Culture, Beijing Normal University & UIC, China
Ekkehard König, Free University of Berlin, Germany
Yuet Keung Lo, National University of Singapore
Rosemarie Lühr, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
Georges-Jean Pinault, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris, France
Paolo Poccetti, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Thomas Schneider, University of British Columbia, Canada
Edward L. Shaughnessy, University of Chicago, United States of America
Hans van Ess, University of Munich, Germany

BNU/UIC academic staff involved in the publication of OW:
CHEN Zhan, Research Centre for History and Culture, Beijing Normal University & UIC, China
Chinmay Dharurkar, Research Centre for History and Culture, Beijing Normal University & UIC, China
Yegor Grebnev, Research Centre for History and Culture, Beijing Normal University & UIC, China
Carlo Rindi, Research Centre for History and Culture, Beijing Normal University & UIC, China
The journal addresses to scholars and researchers in various disciplines related to antiquity, including ancient history, archeology, art and architecture, philology, literature, philosophy, religion studies, linguistics, sociology, anthropology, etc. It will also be of interest to the well-informed general readers of these subject areas.
Prof. CHEN Zhi, (Ph.D. 1999 in Chinese Studies, University of Wisconsin at Madison, USA), is Chair Professor of the Department of Chinese Language and Literature at the Hong Kong Baptist University, Director of the Jao Tsung - I Academy of Sinology, and Vice President (Academic) of Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College. His research interests lie in the areas of Shijing studies, bronze inscriptions, ancient history, and intellectual history. His publications include The Legacy of the Odes, Documents, Ritual Music, Interviews with Yu Ying-shih, Papers on Interdisciplinary Study of the Book of Odes, The Shaping of the Book of Songs: From Ritualization to Secularization, etc. He also has had dozens of papers in Chinese and English published in renowned academic journals in mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and overseas. Prof. Chen is the Editor of the Early China Book Series, Chief Editor of the Bulletin of the Jao Tsung - I Academy of Sinology, and Associate Editor of Journal of Early Chinese Philosophers.
Prof. Carlotta Viti, (Ph.D. 2003 in Linguistics at the University of Pisa, Italy) is Full Professor at the Research Center for History and Culture of Beijing Normal University, China. Previously, she had research and teaching appointments in several Universities of Europe and Asia. Her main research interests include general linguistics, historical linguistics, Indo-European linguistics, comparative syntax and syntactic theory, comparative semantics and semantic theory, pragmatics, information structure, discourse analysis and corpus linguistics, linguistic contact and multilingualism, translation studies, philosophy of language, linguistic theories, linguistic typology. She is the author of three monographs ( Strategies of subordination in Vedic, 2007; Variation und Wandel in der Syntax der alten indogermanischen Sprachen, 2015; Termes de couleur dans les anciennes langues indo-européennes. Une étude de sémantique comparative, forthcoming) as well as numerous articles in these subject areas.
Dr. WANG Xiang (Shawn Wang) (Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Stanford University) is Associate Professor in the General Education Office of Beijing Normal University—Hong Kong Baptist University United International College. He is currently teaching interregional and multidisciplinary courses on Buddhology and world religions, which regularly cover many diverse cultures of the "One Belt One Road" countries. In addition to Asian Studies, his other interests include spiritual classics, comparative mysticism and thanatology. He has single-authored a monograph on Ximing Monastery and translated a book by the British historian Eric Hobsbawn. He also published numerous journal articles, book chapters, papers in proceedings, book reviews as well as government research reports and newspaper articles for both academic professionals and the reading public.

Old World: Journal of Ancient Africa and Eurasia

Editor-in-Chief: Zhi CHEN
Associate Editors: Carlotta Viti and Xiang (Shawn) WANG
This is a peer-reviewed, inclusive, non-Eurocentric, multi-disciplinary journal devoted to the study of temporal, spatial, economic, social, and linguistic aspects of ancient civilizations from the Old World, namely Africa, Asia, and Europe. We want to offer a comprehensive perspective on civilizations developed in these continents in pre-modern times, from prehistory to the fall of the Eastern Roman Empire (15th century AD).

- OW is an Open Access journal, fully-funded by the Research Centre For History and Culture (RCHC).
- OW is only published in a digital format.
- Submissions by both eminent and young scholars are welcome.
- Submissions may regard any aspects of the Old World: linguistics, history, archeology, art and architecture, philology, literature, philosophy, religion, economy, sociology, anthropology, etc.
- Submissions may regard any civilizations of Africa, Asia, and Europe, developed between prehistory and the 15th century AD, that is, the fall of the Eastern Roman Empire.
- OW also takes into consideration studies of oral literature, such as proverbs and folklore, as well as field work on endangered languages, which represent the legacy of ancient traditions verbally transmitted from generation to generation.
- Scholarly reviews are welcome as well.
- Special issues may be considered for publication.
- Articles must present original work and must have been submitted exclusively to OW.

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