Call For Manuscripts – The Materiality of Sino-Foreign Maritime Cultural Exchange

View of the waterfront at Canton with the paddle steamer ‘Spark’. Copyright Hong Kong Maritime Museum.

The Centre for Maritime History and Culture Research (CMHCR) at Dalian Maritime University in collaboration with the Department of Archaeology at Helsinki University, invites manuscripts for consideration in a unique edited volume which focuses on the Materiality of the Sino-Foreign Maritime Cultural Exchange and its theoretical underpinnings.

The volume seeks to promote research that evidences, through the study of archaeology, art, history, iconography and the interdisciplinary field of material culture studies, the globalization of Sino-Foreign Maritime Cultural Exchange and the networks which facilitated this. We are particularly interested in new information regarding the manner in which Sino-Foreign social relations were constituted, reproduced, or altered through material forms.

CMHCR welcomes manuscripts on the material aspects of:
• shipwrecks;
• dry docks and shipyards;
• ports, harbours and landing places;
• maritime cultural landscapes;
• artworks, artefacts or isolated finds;
• technological transfer, hybridization and exchange; and the
• trade and exchange of goods, knowledge, information, legal systems, languages, social practice, ritual and religion, from the earliest times to the present day.

There are no temporal or spatial limitations. Papers that provide new evidence are preferred, and only original researches will be accepted.

English is the official language of the volume. Submissions in English and Chinese are welcome; the Chinese papers will be subject to translation. Submitted articles will be reviewed on a doubleblind basis by no fewer than two reviewers drawn from DMU’s international academic community. The final decision regarding acceptance, revision, or rejection will be based on the reviews received, and at the sole discretion of the editorial team.

Abstracts of maximum 300 words, with 4-6 keywords, and author(s) name, affiliation(s), corresponding email, and a short biography of maximum 100 words, should be submitted to no later than 30 November 2020, with “Sino-Foreign Call for Manuscripts” in the subject line. Submissions from early and mid-career researchers are encouraged.

CMHCR will advise successful authors no later than 30 December 2020. Full written papers of approximately 7,000 to 10,000 words in length are due no later than 30 March 2021. CMHCR will provide successful authors with submission guidelines, details of the editorial team, and the publishing program upon acceptance. Publication is expected to be 30 September 2021.

The full PDF Call for Manuscripts can be viewed here: DMU_Sino_Foreign_CfM_F02_300820

For further enquires contact:
Sarah Ward
Centre for Maritime History and Culture Research
Dalian Maritime University,
1 Linghai Road
Dalian 116026 CHINA
WeChat: @SarahWardAU


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