Welcome to the new Oriens Extremus website. Founded in 1954, Oriens Extremus has continuously been devoted to outstanding research dealing with East Asian cultural and intellectual history. In 2013, it launched a new series with a sharpened profile, designed to open up new prospects in East Asian studies and to promote the exchange with scholars from neighboring disciplines. More …

53.2014

Changing Notions of Childhood and Education in East Asia

Oriens Extremus invites contributions to a special section on changing notions of childhood and education in East Asia. Child and youth education has been a primary concern for East Asian societies for more than two millennia. From pre-natal education to primers, “family instructions,” private tutors, and national universities, concepts of childhood and education have influenced East Asian cultures in manifold ways. More …

54.2015

La Jeunesse

CALL FOR PAPERS

Oriens Extremus invites contributions to a special section on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the journal La Jeunesse (Xin Qingnian 新青年), founded in Shanghai in September 1915. We take this centennial as an occasion to discuss not only the historical and intellectual significance of La Jeunesse itself, but also the wider thematic field of youth movements in modern East Asia. Oriens Extremus seeks contributions that focus on concepts and strategies of youth activism and its media, including Japanese, Korean and Taiwanese journals and newspapers of similar outlook and scope as La Jeunesse, such as Chūōkōron 中央公論, Sin Han ch’ŏngnyŏn 新韓青年 and Taiwan qingnian 臺灣青年. More …