Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture


Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture

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Journal Current volume: 8 Frequency: Two issues annually

Academic Editor(s): Xingpei Yuan, Zong-qi Cai

The Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture publishes research articles and essays on premodern Chinese literature and all aspects of the broader literary culture. It also publishes work that explores the influence of traditional literature and culture in modern and contemporary China. For some periods of the twentieth century, the study of premodern Chinese literature was considered by some an impediment to the rise of science and democracy, but it is now recognized in China as a valuable heritage that can enrich Chinese culture for the twenty-first century. Jointly sponsored by Peking University and the University of Illinois, the journal is committed to an international editorial vision and to in-depth exchange and collaboration among scholars in China, the United States, and other parts of the world. The Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture is indexed in the Arts and Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI).

The Council of Editors of Learned Journals Distinguished Editor Award was presented to Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture coeditor Zong-qi Cai in 2020.


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Editorial Office:
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2090 FLB, 707 S. Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
217-244-2223 (fax)

Editors in Chief:
Yuan Xingpei, Peking University
Zong-qi Cai, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Lingnan University of Hong Kong

Associate Editor in Chief:
Liu Yucai, Peking University

Book Review Editor:
Stephen Roddy, University of San Francisco

Editorial Board:
Chen Yinchi
Cheng Zhangcan
Ronald Egan
Ge Xiaoyin
Grace Fong
Guo Yingde
Hu Siao-chen
Wilt Idema
Jiang Yin
Wai-yee Li
Liu Yuejin
Keith McMahon
Pan Jianguo
Stephen Roddy
Patricia Sieber
Paula Varsano
Wei Shang
Wang Zhaopeng
Zhang Jian

Editors for Translation:
Philip Merrill (associate editor)
Maija Samei

Editorial Assistants:
Jin Xi
Yuefan Wang

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Please submit manuscripts via Manuscripts should adhere to the rules for style, format, and documentation described in the Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture Submission Guide. All Chinese-language inquiries and submissions should be sent to, International Academy for China Studies (IACS), Peking University, No. 5 Yiheyuan Rd., Haidian Dist., Beijing, P. R. China 100871.

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Indexed/abstracted in the following: Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Bibliography of Asian Studies (Online), European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH) PLUS?, Humanities International Index, Humanities Source Ultimate, MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association), Scopus, Ulrichsweb, Web of Science.
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ISSN: 2329-0048
e-ISSN: 2329-0056