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Asia, Europe, and Global Connections: Culture, History, and Trans-Area Studies

About the Series

Editorial board:

Ulrich Baer, New York University, USA

Stephen Clark, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Adam Clulow, University of Texas, Austin, USA

Jeroen Dewulf, University of California Berkeley, USA

Irmela Hijiya-Kirschnereit, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Christopher Lupke, University of Alberta, Canada

Ann Marie Rasmussen, University of Waterloo, Canada

Simon Richter, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Dominic Sachsenmaier, University of Göttingen, Germany

Qinna Shen, Bryn Mawr College, USA

Laurence Williams, Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan

Given the rising interdisciplinary interest in studying Asia and Europe in a global context, this series aims to publish innovative studies of connections and comparisons between Europe and Asia in all historical periods. It supports advanced research in Asian European relations and fosters our understanding of the entanglements and disconnections between and beyond these two major cultural and geographical areas. Much work on Asia and Europe studies these regions in isolation, without making comparisons and contrasts with other regions of the world and without drawing out the lessons from one region which may be applicable elsewhere. Asia and Europe contain histories of cultural and economic exchange, forms of enlightenment and reasoning, colonialism, imperialism, nation building, fascism, militarism, and democratization, and an understanding that connects these areas of knowledge will yield new insights into globally shared history and envision a more integrated future. The series includes work on literary, cultural, and historical connections and comparisons; it also welcomes scholarship on contemporary issues, ranging from economics to sociology and popular culture. In terms of theory it supports non-Eurocentric and non-ethnocentric approaches. Studies on Asian and European connections in other parts of the world such as the Americas are also welcome. New proposals are welcome and should be sent in the first instance to the editors: Chunjie Zhang ([email protected]), Stefan Keppler-Tasaki ([email protected]) and Reto Hofmann ([email protected]).

3 Series Titles

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China-Swiss Relations during the Cold War, 1949–1989 Between Soft Power and Propaganda

China-Swiss Relations during the Cold War, 1949–1989: Between Soft Power and Propaganda

1st Edition

By Cyril Cordoba
January 29, 2024

During the Cold War, Switzerland functioned as a hub for Chinese propaganda networks. Despite its fierce anti-communism, the Swiss Confederation was one of the first capitalist countries to recognise the People's Republic of China (PRC). As a neutral country and as the home base for many ...

China and Europe Relations in the Twenty-First Century Politics, Law and Ordinary Life

China and Europe Relations in the Twenty-First Century: Politics, Law and Ordinary Life

1st Edition

By Aifen Xing, P. W. Preston
July 31, 2023

This book argues that although relations between China and Europe are strained in many areas, including trade, human rights and views about political systems, nevertheless established linkages, especially when considered in the context of long-term historical linkages, development trajectories and ...

Russia's Sakhalin Penal Colony, 1849–1917 Imperialism and Exile

Russia's Sakhalin Penal Colony, 1849–1917: Imperialism and Exile

1st Edition

By Andrew A. Gentes
January 09, 2023

This book provides a comprehensive history of the genesis, existence, and demise of Imperial Russia’s largest penal colony, made famous by Chekhov in a book written following his visit there in 1890. Based on extensive original research in archival documents, published reports, and memoirs, the ...

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