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 …

52.2013

Chinese Reflections on the Exile Experience after 1949

Volume 52, edited by Thomas Fröhlich and Brigit Knüsel Adamec, will be a special volume devoted to Chinese Reflections on the Exile Experience after 1949. China’s 20th century was a century marked by exile. The multifarious experience of exile is arguably one of the salient features of a distinction, as historical periods, between the 19th and 20th century in China. 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 …