European Journal of Sinology (EJS)

– since 2010 –

edited by Martin Woesler, co-edited by Stefan Messmann, Luigi Moccia
European University Press / The University Press Bochum
ISSN 2190-085X

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European Journal of Sinology 1 (2010)

  • Violence in Chinese Literature
  • The "Guanxi" System
  • The Idea of Rulership
  • Right and Law
  • Art in Online Mass Literature

  • (Bochum University Press / European University Press)
    ISBN: 978-3-89966-352-5
    hardcover 106 pp. - 30,0 x 21,2 cm

    European Journal of Sinology 2 (2011)

  • Dialectics in China & Ancient Greece
  • Ancient Greek & Chinese Ethics
  • The Chinese Rites Controversy
  • Early Chinese Translation of Western Literature

  • (European University Press) ISBN: 978-3-86515-353-1 hardcover 114 pp. - 30,4 x 15,5 cm
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    European Journal of Sinology 3 (2012)

  • The Standing Portrait of Emperor Yongzheng
  • Mao and the Blond Girl
  • The ‘Dual Paradox’ of Modernity in China
  • The Sino-US soft power war

  • Subscription price: 49 €

    Contents of 1 (2010)
    Violence, History and Politics in Chinese Novels and Short Stories since 1976, Thilo Diefenbach, pp. 6-25; The Chinese guanxi – System and its Influences on Chinese Corporate Culture and Corporate Governance, Philipp John, pp. 26-36; Philosopher Kings and Sage Kings: The Idea of Rulership and its Philosophical Basis in the Political Theories of Plato and Neo-Confucianism, Wolfgang Ommerborn, pp. 37-51; Notions of cultural identity: a dangerous myth?, Gregor Paul, pp. 52-74; Philosophical Questions of Right and Law: Western and Eastern Perspectives, Konrad Wegmann †, pp. 75-87; ‘Art is Back in Literature’ - How a few Works of Contemporary Chinese Mass Literature Turn against the Opportunist Main Stream, Martin Woesler, pp. 88-97.

    Contents of 2 (2010)
    Negativity and Dialectics from a Logical Point of View: 7th Century Buddhism (Ji Zang) compared with Pyrrho and Nicholas of Cusa, Harald Holz 5-22 Comparing Ancient Greek and Chinese Ethics, Guido Rappe 23-50 Inventory and Classification of the Most Important Documents Concerning the Chinese Rites Controversy, Claudia von Collani 51-87 Choices of subjectivity and randomness - Non-representativeness as a characteristic of the cultural field of early Chinese translation of Western literature, Martin Woesler 88-109

    Contents of 3 (2011)
    Research on the Standing Portrait of Emperor Yongzheng in Formal Court Attire, Donna M. F. Wu Mao and the Blond Girl, Stefan Messmann The ‘Dual Paradox’ of Modernity in China, Luigi Moccia The Sino-US soft power war – Attractiveness as the main component, Martin Woesler


    The European Journal of Sinology (EJSin) is published by the European Science & Scholarship Association, currently under the scholarly auspices of the German China Association.
    The journal contains articles, occasional papers, review articles, book reviews, annotated translations, notes, and essays as well as abstracts of papers of other journals and monographs in German, English, French and Chinese dealing with the history, economy, culture and society of Greater China. Founded by Martin Woesler in 2010, it offers a forum especially for scholars from the EU and other European countries. We welcome contributions based on independent research by scholars (including PhD students) everywhere. Currently the journal is actively seeking to expand its contributor base (see instructions for contributors)!
    This is a PEER REVIEWED publication.
    It is INDEXED in the European Citation Index the Index of the European Science & Scholarship Association.
    Papers accepted by this journal count for the European IMPACT FACTOR­.
    It is ABSTRACTED in: Bulletin of the German China Association.
    The Journal of Sinology is a REFEREED academic journal published once a year both in print and electronic form (


    Martin Woesler
    Ruhr University Bochum
    Institute of Applied Work Science
    IAW, NB 1/170, University St 150
    44801 Bochum, Germany

    All inquiries, manuscripts, job applications and books for abstracting/review should be sent to:
    Ruhr University Bochum, P. O. Box “The University Press Bochum”, European Journal of Sinology, Editor, Universitaetsst. 150, 44801 Bochum, Germany


    Luigi Moccia, Rome
    Stefan Messmann, Budapest

    Editorial Board:

    Joël Bellassen
    Lutz Bieg
    Claudia von Collani
    Hermann Halbeisen
    Harald Holz
    Frank Kraushaar
    Peter Kupfer
    Wolfgang Ommerborn
    Gregor Paul
    Karl-Heinz Pohl
    Guido Rappe
    Andrea Riemenschnitter
    Maurizio Scarpari
    Helwig Schmidt-Glintzer
    Harro von Senger
    Helmolt Vittinghoff

    Advisory Board:

    positions open for applications

    Regional Advisory Board:

    Baltic States: Frank Kraushaar
    France: Joël Bellassen
    Germany: Martin Woesler
    Hungary: Stefan Messmann
    Italy: Luigi Moccia
    Switzerland: Harro von Senger
    All other countries: positions open for applications

    English Language Editor:

    Licia D. Kim

    Publishing House:

    European University Press
    in Association with
    The University Press Bochum

    Instructions for contributors
    Please format your paper in Microsoft Word or Open Office in the way it should appear in the journal and submit it to
    Individual and institutional subscription rates incl. (inter)national shipping (single issues and special issues):
    print version 49 € / year
    online & print combined version 99 €
    single online version only available for institutional access licence programmes
    special issues 49 €
    ISSN 2190-085X
    The rate of the book series European Journal of Sinology. Special Issue, ISSN 2190-0868, is 49 € per volume.
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