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Journal of Chinese Writing Systems

Published in Association with East China Normal Univeristy

eISSN: 25138510 | ISSN: 25138502 | Current volume: 8 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: Quarterly

Journal of Chinese Writing Systems is an international, peer-reviewed journal focusing on in-depth research of Chinese writing systems and encompassing a broad theoretical scope. It is sponsored by the Center for the Study and Application of Chinese Characters (CSACC), East China Normal University (ECNU), and published in partnership with SAGE Publishing. Journal of Chinese Writing Systems publishes both the English language articles and the Chinese language articles. The journal welcomes original articles, review articles, book reviews, comments, correspondence on research and applications of Chinese writing systems, which include modern Chinese characters, ancient scripts, Dongba scripts, and Shui scripts, etc., as well as the comparative studies on hieroglyphs of Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. The journal is dedicated to the studies of morphology, i.e. the structure, formation and function of the scripts, symbols; the studies of interrelation between writing systems and the language, as well as the cognition and acquisition of Chinese characters.

Please submit articles online via https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/cws.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Chinese writing systems, different from the alphabetical systems of Europe and America, which are often a natural part of language studies, turn out to be an independent academic concern. Chinese writing systems become a crucial factor in the construction of Chinese language, literature, philosophy, psychology, etc.. It is the fundamental influential element for all humanity studies concerning China.

 

Chinese writing systems are different in many aspects from major writing systems of western languages, with complex structures and the employment of thousands of individual characters. The research of them will reveal the diversity of the usage of symbols to record a language, thus makes them the important objects of investigation in the field of language studies.

 

Journal of Chinese Writing Systems is the first journal published which especially and systematically focuses on the Chinese writing systems, in an attempt to promote the understanding of Chinese writing and build a platform for the studies of related fields.

 

The journal welcomes articles within the scope as below:

  • modern Chinese characters, ancient scripts
  • writings of Chinese minorities, e.g. Mongolian, Dongba scripts , etc.
  • comparative studies on hieroglyphs of Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia and on other Asian writing systems
  • semiotic concerns of Chinese writing systems
  • cognition and acquisition of Chinese characters
  • the cross-disciplinary studies between Chinese writing systems and ancient history, ancient documents, archeology are also encouraged. The philosophical concerns of symbol and meaning are particularly welcome.
Editor-in-Chief
Zang Kehe East China Normal University, China
Associate Editors
Françoise Bottéro Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France
Tingzhu Chen Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Park Heungsoo Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Korea
Wolfgang W. Kubin University of Bonn, Germany
Hongyin Nie Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China
Jie Su Fudan University, China
Chungpui Tai The University of Hong Kong, China
Nguyen TuanCuong Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences, Vietnam
Yibin Zhang East China Normal University, China
Advisory Editor
Tiziana Lippiello Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy
Zhiji Liu East China Normal University, China
Ning Wang Beijing Normal University, China
Nguyen QuangHong Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences, Vietnam
Stephen Selby Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
Hongkai Sun Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China
Atsuji Tetsuji Kyoto University, Japan
Ohgata Tohru Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
Ha Youngsam Kyungsung University, Korea
Editorial Board Member
Joël Bellassen L'Association Française des Professeurs de Chinois, France
Ágnes Birtalan Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary
Mengqi Cai Hunan Normal University, China
Yongsheng Chen Ocean University of China, China
Chia-Ning Chu National Chengchi University, Taiwan, China
Ryu Dong Chun Sogang University, Korea
Deno Fumiri Osaka Kyoiku University, Japan
Imre Galambos University of Cambridge, UK
Orly Goldwasser Hebrew University, Israel
Qian Gu Nanjing University, China
Zev Handel University of Washington, USA
David Holm National Chengchi University, Taiwan, China
Chuanren Ke University of Iowa, USA
Lee KyooKap Yonsei University, Korea
Lars Peter Laamann University of London, UK
Yukun Pan East China Normal University, China
Edward L. Shaughnessy University of Chicago, USA
Masaaki Shimizu Osaka University, Japan
Kenichi Takashima The University of British Columbia, Canada
Zhibiao Tang East China Normal University, China
Zhenwu Wu Jilin University, China
Jing Zhou East China Normal University, China
Jianjun Zhu Shanghai International Studies University, China
Managing Editor
Deshao Zhang East China Normal University, China
Commissioning Editor
Chunfeng Zhang East China Normal University, China
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