At the beginning of the 21st century, history as a topic of intellectual discourse has regained its central position. But the discussion of the past is no longer merely a discussion of what happened when; it is more and more a reflection on how we live with our respective pasts, how we conceptualize the past and how we give meaning to it. That is why comparative research on historiography and historical thought has become a major concern of the community of professional historians as well as of the interested public, and this is what the volumes of this cutting-edge new series deal with.
Leiden Series in Comparative Historiography
Edited by Axel Schneider and Susanne Weigelin-Schwiedrzik
Tze-Ki Hon, State University of New York at Geneseo
Revolution as Restoration examines the journal Guocui xuebao (1905-1911) to elucidate the momentous political and social changes in early twentieth-century China.
Edited by Marc Andre Matten
The book offers a new approach to the discussion on the issue of Chinese national identity, providing new insights in how identity is constructed and contested. These issues are of vital concern for the understanding of contemporary China and its national consciousness.
Drawing on a vast array of Chinese texts, Japanese scholarship, and critical philosophy, this book offers a radical rereading of Zhang Taiyan’s philosophy, highlighting the significance of Zhang’s ideas in the context of global capitalist modernity.
Howard Yuen Fung Choy
This study investigates how writers of Deng Xiaoping’s China undermined the grand narrative of official history by rewriting the past. It showcases fictions of history by eleven Chinese, Muslim and Tibetan authors in terms of spatial schemes of fictional historiography.
Edited by Tze-ki Hon and Robert J.Culp
By examining various forms of historical production happening outside the mainstream of academic history in early 20th century China, this book shows how historical writings were central to the Chinese debate on the nation, elite authority, and active citizenry.
Edited by Helwig Schmidt-Glintzer, Achim Mittag and Jörn Rüsen
The first comprehensive work on the political and cognitive dimensions of Chinese historical consciousness set against its Western counterpart.
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