The economic emergence of East Asia—first Japan, followed by the Little Dragons and Southeast Asia, and the recent rise of China, has produced a paradigm shift in the study of the East Asian regions. Not only has an earlier understanding based on adaptation to Western models given way to a re-evaluation of the interface between the local and the global, but scholarship itself has become increasingly transnational. This is evidenced in hitherto unseen levels of transnational collaboration, conferences and research programs, and the creation of on-line archives and virtual intellectual communities. East Asia, broadly defined to include both northeast and southeast Asia, has contributed greatly to this shift. This series aims at providing a platform for the products of this scholarship, encouraging interdisciplinary, transnational and comparative research on the countries and peoples of the East Asian region, and their regional and global interactions. In an effort to reflect the full range of collaborations that are now taking place across the globe this series will feature monographs and edited volumes as well as translated works that explore the global processes of change in East Asia and the historical role of East Asia in the creation of the institutions, ideas, and practices that constitute our contemporary world.
The series published an average of one volume per year over the last 5 years.
Billy K.L. So is currently Chair Professor and Head of Humanities Division at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. His research interests include Chinese legal and business history, historical GIS of China, and global history of identity.
Madeleine Zelin is a Professor of History and the Dean Lung Professor of Chinese Studies at Columbia University and director of the Columbia University East Asian National Resource Center. She studies the relationship between institutions, law and economy in Qing and Republican China.
National University of Singapore Wang Fan-sen,
Academia Sinica Rana Mitter,
Oxford University Joshua Fogel,
York University (Toronto) John Makeham,
La Trobe University Charles Armstrong,
Columbia University Tomobe Kenichi,