Advanced Institute for Global Chinese Studies (AIGCS)
Our achievements in journal publishing have been acknowledged by the international academia. The three journals, respectively, have been included in three prestigious indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, the Taiwan Humanities Citation Index (with the Core Journal status), and the Arts and Humanities Index. Greater details about the three journals will be given below. In 2020, Zong-qi Cai won the “Distinguished Editor Award,” the highest honor given by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals. It is the first time since the Council’s establishment in 1984 that this prestigious award has been given to a journal devoted to Asian studies.
Below is a detailed description of the six serial publications.
Prism: Theory of Modern Chinese
Prism presents cutting-edge research on modern literary production, dissemination, and reception in as well as outside China. It also publishes works that study the shaping influence of traditional literature and culture on modern and contemporary China. Prism actively promotes scholarly investigations from interdisciplinary and cross-cultural perspectives, and encourages integration of theoretical inquiry with empirical research. It strives to foster in-depth dialogues between Western and Chinese literary theories in ways that illuminate the unique features of each as well as their shared insights into issues of universal interest.
Prism publishes two issues annually. Since its launch in 2019, Prism has published three regular issues and two special issues.
Lingnan Journal of Chinese Studies (LJCS) 《嶺南學報》
LJCS is published by Department of Chinese, in collaboration with Centre of Humanities Research of Lingnan University. Since its relaunch in 2014, LJCS has been striving to become a world-class journal in Chinese studies.
LJCS boasts a glorious history as one of China’s best known academic journals from 1929 through 1952, publishing articles by many renowned scholars including TSCHEN Yinko, WU Mi, YANG Shi-ta, WANG Li, RONG Geng, and others. The Department of Chinese of Lingnan University in Hong Kong relaunched its publication in 2012 and ever since has published the research findings of leading scholars, with a mission to regain the journal’s past eminence in Chinese studies.
LJCS is primarily devoted to studies of pre-modern Chinese literature and culture. It also publishes works that examine the influence of traditional literature and culture in modern and contemporary China. While inheriting the old LJCS’s fine tradition of pursuing innovative scholarship, LJCS abides by its motto, “Scholarly traditions of all nations belong to one family” by actively promoting collaboration between Chinese and West-based scholars. LJCS is partnering with Prism: Theory and Modern Chinese Literature and Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (JCLC, co-edited by Prof. Yuan Xingpei and Prof. Zong-qi Cai; published by Duke University Press) as sister journals. In addition to Chinese-language articles contributed by Asia-based scholars, LJCS also publishes Chinese versions of select JCLC’s English articles simultaneously or nearly so. Exemplary articles in LCJS would also be recommended for simultaneous publication in JCLC. This close partnership should extend the reach of two journals to a broad international audience.
LJCS adheres to the highest standards of scholarly excellence, publishing original research articles with important theoretical insights and/or textual findings. It enforces a rigorous policy of double-blind peer review and implements multi-tier editing and copy-editing procedure to ensure the quality and regularity of its publication. We look forward to continuous collaboration with all fellow scholars in Chinese studies, as we seek to achieve the goal of making LJCS a world-class journal in the not-too-distant future.
LJCS is included in the Taiwan Humanities Citation Index (THCI), Core journal by the Research Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (RIHSS) in 2020. To date LJCS has published six regular issues and seven special issues.
Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (JCLC)《中國文學與文化》
Jointly sponsored by Peking University and the University of Illinois and actively run by the CHR director Zong-qi Cai, the Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture publishes research articles and essays on pre-modern Chinese literature and all aspects of the broader literary culture, but it also publishes work that explores the influence of traditional literature and culture in modern and contemporary literature, arts, and visual media.
For some periods of the twentieth century, the study of pre-modern 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. Against this background, 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).
JCLC publishes two issues annually. Since its launch in 2014, JCLC has published six regular issues and nine special issues.
Journal of Modern Literature in Chinese 現代中文文學學報: https://commons.ln.edu.hk/jmlc/
JOURNAL OF MODERN LITERATURE IN CHINESE (JMLC) 《現代中文文學學報》
After twenty-two years of publishing since 1997, JMLC assumes a new incarnation in 2019 : Prism, a biannual peer-reviewed journal published by Duke University Press for Lingnan University of Hong Kong. It is jointly sponsored by the Centre for Humanities Research and Department of Chinese of Lingnan University and the Forum on Chinese Poetic Culture at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.