University of Westminster Press "cultural china" book series (Publisher)

  • Lee, G. (Member of editorial board)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditor of research journal


"cultural china book series" editorial board member

The book series publishes in-depth, peer reviewed research with a focus on the cultural to fill a gap in the field dominated by geo-political and economic concerns. The series aims to diversify and complicate understandings of contemporary China. We also encourage the submission of contextualised translations of Chinese language authors and intellectuals.

cultural china series publishes books that critically study Chinese language, cultural practice and production from geographical areas, societies, groups, and individuals not confined by the borders of a nation state. By adopting the lower case we want to shift the emphasis from a country’s name to a field. We hope that the puzzling encounter of a lower-case c will prompt reflections about the ways we often equate individual names and states with homogenous culture.

Thus, cultural china is concerned with all the countries, societies, communities, interest groups, and individuals who identify with any of the elements making up China and the Sinophone world, often occupying multiple positions within them or rejecting any association with them altogether. The name for the series acknowledges Tu Weiming’s concept of three symbolic universes (political entities that are predominantly ethnically Chinese; the Chinese diaspora; those studying China), but cultural china is interested in the less attention grabbing, less hyperbolic, less over-powering yet no less important developments and considerations in the field of culture.

The series aims to provide a critique of conceptual approaches that focus on state power, national boundaries or fixed identities; it promotes interdisciplinary dialogues and debate about the social, cultural, political, and historical dynamics conducted from a diverse range of positions like feminism, multiculturalism, communitarianism, religious pluralism, and many more.
Period1 Jan 2024 → …
Type of publisherPublisher
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • China
  • culture
  • Chinese language