Ancient Languages and Civilizations

Editor-in-Chief: Zhi CHEN
Associate Editors: Carlotta Viti and Xiang (Shawn) WANG
This is a peer-reviewed, inclusive, non-Eurocentric, multi-disciplinary book series devoted to the interdisciplinary study of ancient civilizations from all continents.
- ALAC is fully-funded by the Research Centre For History and Culture (RCHC). All volumes are published under a CC BY-NC-ND license.
- Proposals must present original work and must have been submitted exclusively to ALAC. Both monographs and edited volumes are welcome.
- Submissions may regard any civilizations from any continents, developed between prehistory and the 15th century AD, that is, the fall of the Eastern Roman Empire.
- Submissions may regard any aspects of Antiquity: history, archaeology, art and architecture, philology, linguistics, literature, philosophy, religion studies, sociology, anthropology, etc.
- ALAC also considers 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.

Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and full manuscripts by email to the Series Editors: Professor CHEN Zhi , Professor Carlotta Viti , and Dr WANG Xiang (Shawn Wang) .
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.
Editor-in-Chief:
CHEN Zhi, Research Centre for History and Culture, Beijing Normal University & UIC, Zhuhai, China

Associate Editors:
Carlotta Viti, Research Centre for History and Culture, Beijing Normal University & UIC, Zhuhai, China
WANG Xiang (Shawn Wang), Research Centre for History and Culture, Beijing Normal University & UIC, Zhuhai, China

Editorial Board:
Luz Conti, Autonomous University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Paola Cotticelli, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
Yegor Grebnev, Research Centre for History and Culture, Beijing Normal University & UIC, Zhuhai, China
Trevor Evans, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Laura Loporcaro, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Marco Mancini, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
Daniel Petit, EPHE - École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris, France
Yuri Pines, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
S.A.S. Sarma, French School of the Far East, Pondichery, India
Adam Craig Schwartz, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China
ZHANG Wei, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
ZHOU Yiqun, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA

Advisory board:
Giuliano Boccali, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
CHEN Zhan, Research Centre for History and Culture, Beijing Normal University & UIC, Zhuhai, China
Ekkehard König, Prof. em., Free University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Maria Kozianka, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Jena, Germany
Frédéric Lambert, Prof. em., Bordeaux Montaigne University, Bordeaux, France
Glenn W. Most, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Anna Orlandini, University of Toulouse-Jean Jaurès, Toulouse, France
Thomas Schneider, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada & Research Centre for History and Culture, Beijing Normal University & UIC, Zhuhai, China
Edward L. Shaughnessy, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Hans van Ess, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Munich, Germany

BNU/UIC academic staff involved in the publication of ALAC:
Julien Cooper, Research Centre for History and Culture, Beijing Normal University & UIC, Zhuhai, China
Tze-ki HON, Research Centre for History and Culture, Beijing Normal University & UIC, Zhuhai, China
The book series 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.