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Welten Ostasiens / Worlds of East Asia / Mondes de l'Extrême-Orient

Edited By Wolfgang Behr, Eduard Klopfenstein, Annemaire Mertens, Andrea Riemenschnitter, Schweizerische Asiengesellschaft, Pierre-François Souyri, Raji C. Steineck and Nicolas Zufferey


The aim of the series Worlds of East Asia of the Swiss Asia Society is to publish high-quality, representative work issuing from academic research on all aspects of East Asia. It comprises, and receives, studies on present-day and historical East Asian cultures and societies covering the fields of art, literature and thought as well as translations and interpretations of important sources. Furthermore the series intends to present studies that offer expert knowledge on relevant themes and current questions appealing not only to the academic public, but also to an audience generally interested in East Asia.

One important goal of the series is to establish a forum for academic work in the fields of the humanities and social sciences in Switzerland. However, the series is also committed to the rich variety of studies and writing on East Asia in the international research community. The main publication languages for studies, collections (by individual or several contributors), and surveys are therefore German, French, and English.

The series is supervised and internally reviewed by an editorial board comprising leading representatives in East Asian studies.