The series "Studies in the History of Chinese Texts" provides a venue for scholarly monographs or edited volumes that focus on the formation and subsequent reception history of major works in the Chinese textual tradition. Works in the series can be devoted to a single text or to specific historical phenomena such as those of manuscript and print culture, the rise of particular genres of commentary, and the impact of cultural and social institutions on a text's transmission and reception.
The series encourages rigorous philological and historical scholarship that illuminates the history of specific texts in relation to socio-historical, material, and intellectual aspects of the Chinese written tradition. The scope of the series ranges from newly excavated manuscripts of pre-imperial China to questions of textual reception in the 20th century.
The series published an average of one volume per year over the last 5 years.