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Ben Hammer received his Master's degree from Shandong University and Ph.D. from Peking University, both in Classical Chinese textual studies. He specializes in Confucian texts, textual criticism, and Western Sinology. He is an assistant professor at Shandong University's Advanced Institute for Confucian Studies and is a founder and assistant editor of Journal of Chinese Humanities.

TOC Journal of Chinese Humanities Volume 5.1: Between Fact and Legend: Xia Dynasty Historiography

Please find below the table of contents for the most recent issue of the Journal of Chinese Humanities (JOCH). Abstracts are available on our website; journalofchinesehumanities.com or on brill at brill.com/view/journals/joch/joch-overview.xml. Full articles and issues available for purchase in print or digital format.

Table of Contents – Vol 5.1, December 2019

Editor’s Preface [Abstract]
Author: Sun Qi
pp.: 3-5

David S. Nivison, the Bamboo Annals, and the Chronology of Xia: Personal Reflections on Historical Method [Abstract]
Author: Edward L. Shaughnessy
pp.: 6-17

Toward an Archaeological Reconstruction of the Xia Dynasty as History: Delineations and Methods [Abstract]
Author: Sun Qingwei 孫慶偉 (Translated by Ady Van Den Stock)
pp.: 18-42

An Archaeological Proposal of the Origin of State in China [Abstract]
Author: Xu Hong 許宏 (Translated by Zhang Yin)
pp.: 43-54

An Alternative Chronology for the Xia Dynasty and Discussion on Issues Related to Xia Culture [Abstract]
Author: Jia Hongbo 賈洪波 (Translated by Carl Gene Fordham)
pp.: 55-77

Faithful History of Unreliable History: Three Debates on the Historicity of the Xia Dynasty [Abstract]
Author: Chen Minzhen 陳民鎮 (Translated by Carl Gene Fordham)
pp.: 78-104

Book Review

Confucianism, a habit of the Heart: Bellah, Civil Religion, and East Asia.  [Abstract]
Reviewed by Uffe Bergeton
pp.: 105-111

The Top Ten Developments in Studies on Chinese Humanities in 2018  [Abstract]
Translated by Connie Rosemont
pp.: 113-120

Job Opening with the Journal of Chinese Humanities

Attention China Scholars,

The Journal of Chinese Humanities (JOCH) is expanding operations by adding an editor to our staff. We would especially like to encourage those with a background in Chinese philosophy to apply. The position is full time and would require the applicant to locate to Jinan, China. We are the English Language extension of 文史哲 and have recently published volumes on Daoism and Chinese meritocracy.

Responsibilities will include processing and reviewing English and Chinese language submissions, communicating with authors, editing articles and translations, organizing article and book reviews, marketing and outreach, planning journal development, and organizing academic activities.

Qualifications are as follows:
• Fluent in English, with the ability to compose written works in academic English
• Proficient in Chinese reading, writing, and speaking
• Background in major field of sinology e.g. philosophy, literature, or history
• At least a Master’s Degree in a field of sinology (PhD preferred)
• Editorial experience a plus

JOCH is an English language, SCOPUS indexed journal for traditional Chinese literature, history, and philosophy. The position is open until filled. Preference to early applicants. Interested parties should send their CV to Patrick Turk at Patrick@journalofchinesehumanities.com along with a brief statement of interest.

Thank you,

New Issue of Journal of Chinese Humanities is out

Journal of Chinese Humanities has just released its most recent issue entitled “Early Confucian Thought”. Published by Brill, the issue contains research articles, book reviews, and a special section “Top Ten Developments in the Studies of Chinese Humanities in 2015”.

Visit our websites to see the complete table of contents, read abstracts, and learn how to subscribe.

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Call For Papers, Journal of Chinese Humanities

Journal of Chinese Humanities (JOCH) is an English-language extension of Wen Shi Zhe (Journal of Literature, History and Philosophy), one of mainland China’s oldest and most respected humanities journals. JOCH presents scholarly work on various aspects of China’s traditional culture and society. It is our goal to foster international dialogue on important issues in Chinese studies and provide a platform for academic exchange.

We are now accepting submissions for our next issue with a focus on the theme “Ancient Chinese Myth and Legend.” All entries must be original works and will be peer reviewed.

The deadline for submissions is September 15, 2016. Submissions should be in English, use Chicago Style format and be between 6,000 and 12,000 words in length.

Please send submissions and questions to joch@sdu.edu.cn, or submit online at http://www.editorialmanager.com/jochbrill

 

Dr. Ben Hammer

Journal of Chinese Humanities

Welcome

Shandong University

CFP Journal of Chinese Humanities

We are now accepting submissions for our next issue with a focus on the theme “Early Confucian Thought.” All entries must be original works and will be peer reviewed.

Journal of Chinese Humanities (JOCH) is an English-language extension of Wen Shi Zhe (文史哲 Journal of Literature, History and Philosophy), one of mainland China’s most respected humanities journals. JOCH focuses on presenting original scholarly work on various aspects of China’s traditional culture and society. It is our goal to foster international dialogue on important issues in Chinese studies and provide a platform for academic exchange.

The deadline for submissions is February 16, 2016. Submissions should be in English, use Chicago Style format and be between 6,000 and 10,000 words in length.

Please send submissions and questions to joch@sdu.edu.cn .

 

Ben Hammer

Journal of Chinese Humanities

Shandong University

Call for Papers, Journal of Chinese Humanities

We are now accepting submissions for our next issue, with a focus on the theme “Literature of the Ming and Qing Dynasties.”

Journal of Chinese Humanities (JOCH) is an English-language extension of Wen Shi Zhe (Journal of Literature, History and Philosophy), one of mainland China’s most respected humanities journals. JOCH focuses on presenting scholarly work on various aspects of China’s traditional culture and society. It is our goal to foster international dialogue on important issues in Chinese studies and provide a platform for academic exchange. Continue reading →

Call for Drafts for Journal of Chinese Humanities

Shandong University’s Journal of Chinese Humanities is an English-language extension of Wen Shi Zhe (Journal of Literature, History and Philosophy), one of mainland China’s most respected humanities journals. JOCH focuses on presenting scholarly work on various aspects of China’s traditional culture and society. It fosters international dialogue on important Chinese studies issues and provides a platform for academic exchange.

We are now accepting submissions for our next issue. The theme is “Dialogue between Civilizations.” All entries must be original works and related to China. All submissions will be reviewed by the editorial board and blind peer reviewers.

The deadline for submissions is December 15, 2014. Submissions should use Chicago style format and be between 6,000 and 10,000 words in length.

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