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Brill and Shandong University to publish the Journal of Chinese Humanities

Brill is proud to publish the peer-reviewed Journal of Chinese Humanities, an English-language extension of Literature, History and Philosophy (Wen Shi Zhe), a well-established Chinese journal published by Shandong University since 1951.

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Brill is proud to be the publisher of the peer-reviewed Journal of Chinese Humanities, an English-language extension of Literature, History and Philosophy (Wen Shi Zhe), a well-established Chinese journal published by Shandong University since 1951. The English Journal of Chinese Humanities is not restricted to one aspect of Chinese culture but rather spans important topics within the fields of Chinese history, philosophy, and literature. It covers both traditional and modern areas of research, and aims to represent the current scholarship in China.  

Each issue will be composed primarily of articles from Chinese scholars working at Chinese institutions, while at the same time including a small number of articles from foreign authors to provide different perspectives.  In addition, issues will be theme-based, focusing on topics of common interest to the academic community both within and outside China. This way, top scholars in China can be read in the Western world, and Western readers will benefit from a native perspective in addition to first hand material and research coming out of China.

Professor Peter K. Bol, Vice Provost for Advances in Learning and the Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University, said, "Brill and Shandong University are to be congratulated for this effort to make contemporary studies of the humanities in China available to the broad audience of humanities scholars through translation."

"Wen Shi Zhe has been one of the pillars of academic discussions in China since its first issue in 1951.... Drawing upon the resources and high standards of Wen Shi Zhe, we would like to carry forward this tradition to the world outside China," Professor Wang Xuedian, Editor-in-Chief of Wen Shi Zhe, commented. "The need for channels to deepen the understanding between China and the West is greater than ever. The Journal of Chinese Humanities is our attempt to provide such a channel."

Learn more about the journal at For more information about the journal and collaboration between Brill and Shandong University, please contact Qin Higley, Acquisitions Editor Asian Studies (  

About Brill 
Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in 20 main subject areas, including Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Biology, and International Law, among others. With offices in Leiden and Boston, Brill today publishes 200 journals and around 800 new books and reference works each year, available in both print and electronic form. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. The company's key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For further information please visit

About Shandong University
Shandong University is one of the top universities in China with a long history, a variety of strong disciplines, and distinctive contributions to the academic community. Its previous main body, Shandong Imperial College (Shandong Da Xue Tang) established in 1901, was the second national university in China, next to the Imperial University of Peking. Shandong University has 8 campuses in three different cities. It has an excellent faculty team of 1,107 professors, including 907 doctoral supervisors. Professor Peter Grünberg, a German physicist and winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Physics, joined Shandong University as a special-term professor in 2012. Professor Mo Yan, a graduate supervisor from Shandong University, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in October 2012. For further information please visit



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