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 2010-2014 / European University Press, Bochum since 2014
ISSN 2190-085X

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European Journal of Sinology 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.

  • (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)

  • 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

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

    European Journal of Sinology 3 (2012)

  • 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

  • (European University Press) ISBN: 9783865153548 hardcover 118 pp. - 30,4 x 15,5 cm

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    European Journal of Sinology 4 (2013)

  • Chinese in Utah: Salt Lake City’s Chinatown in the 19th Century Martin Woesler, Licia Kim, Alexis Sagen, Christopher Azzaro Chacon
  • Freedom from the Fetters of Consciousness: A Daoist Theme of the Dream of the Red Chamber Zuyan Zhou
  • Resounding the Silence: A Genealogy of Voice and Text before and after the Dream of the Red Chamber Ling Hon Lam

  • (European University Press) ISBN: 9783865153647 hardcover 100 pp. - 30,4 x 15,5 cm

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    European Journal of Sinology 5 (2014)

  • The Role of the Heart Sutra in The Dream of the Red Chamber Karl-Heinz Pohl
  • Why it would be much more correct to understand HLM as A Dream about the Red Pavillion, and not as A Dream of the Red Chamber Marina Čarnogurská
  • Moulüe in the Honglou meng 红楼梦 and in the Nibelungenlied (Song of the Nibelungs) Harro von Senger
  • A Dream of Equality – Has it been achieved? Some Legal Aspects of the Facts in A Dream of Red Mansions Stefan Messmann
  • Color Symbolism of Redness in The Dream of the Red Chamber Wei Wu

  • (European University Press) ISBN: 9783865153654 hardcover 112 pp. - 30,4 x 15,5 cm

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    European Journal of Sinology 6 (2015)

  • The Idea of ‘Law’ in China: An Overview Luigi Moccia
    3rd International Dream of the Red Chamber Conference in Europe
  • A Crane Standing amidst Chickens: Cao Xueqin’s Art of Bird Symbolism Viewed against His Kin’s and Friends’ Writings Zhou Zuyan
  • Comparing Cao Xueqin’s and Baiwei’s Qingwen with Gabriele D’Annunzio’s Bianca Maria: A Study In Sino-Italian Literary Decadence Marián Gálik
  • Baochai Chasing Butterflies: Visual Culture in Honglou meng Kimberly Besio

  • (European University Press) ISBN: 9783865153661 hardcover 107 pp. - 30,4 x 15,5 cm

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    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.
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    Martin Woesler
    Witten/Herdecke University
    Alfred-Herrhausen Straße 50
    58448 Witten, Germany

    All inquiries, manuscripts, job applications and books for abstracting/review should be sent to:
    Ruhr University Bochum, P. O. Box “European 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:

    Austria: Julia Ritirc
    Baltic States: Frank Kraushaar
    France: Joël Bellassen, Jiani Fan
    Germany: Reuß-Markus Krauße, Hang Lin, Martin Woesler
    Hungary: Stefan Messmann
    Italy: Andrea Chiriu, Rosa Lombardi, Luigi Moccia
    Montenegro: Mladen Grgić
    Poland: Natalia Ożegalska-Łukasik
    Spain: Pedro Luengo
    Switzerland: Harro von Senger
    Turkey: Sirma Altun
    Ukraine: Yevheniia Hobova
    United Kingdom/Great Britain: Qingxiu Bu, Thomas Quartermain, Keming Yang
    Overseas Regions:
    China: Austin Jun Luo, Shixue Jiang
    Hong Kong: Zhuoyi Wen
    USA: Xiaoqun Xu
    All other countries: positions open for application

    English Language Editor:

    Licia D. Kim

    Publishing House:

    Academic University Press, USA
    European University Press
    2010-2014 in Association with The University Press Bochum
    Since 2014 in Association with West German University Press, Bochum/Germany

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    Please format your paper in Microsoft Word or Open Office in the way it should appear in the journal and submit it to
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