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Writing Chinese: a new open access journal

Call for submissions opens for the new White Rose University Press open access peer-reviewed journal.

Published by White Rose University Press, Writing Chinese: A Journal of Contemporary Sinophone Literature (WCJ) will showcase the latest peer-reviewed academic research on contemporary Chinese-language literature and its translation and global reception, alongside features on practitioners.

The articles published by WCJ will join the growing pool of high-quality scholarship available globally without financial barrier

Kate Petherbridge, WRUP Press Manager

The journal’s editorial team is based in the Leeds Centre for New Chinese Writing, with Dr Sarah Dodd and Dr Frances Weightman as Editors-in-Chief. They lead an international Editorial Board featuring researchers from Princeton University, Beijing Normal University and the British Museum.

Kate Petherbridge, WRUP Press Manager, said “It’s great to see this journal put out its first Call for Papers. The articles published by WCJ will join the growing pool of high-quality scholarship available globally without financial barrier. It’s also fantastic to see that the journal charges no publication fees to authors, making it both free to publish with and free to read”

The inaugural issue will feature keynote articles by Professor Bonnie S. McDougall (Honorary Professor in Chinese Studies at the University of Sydney and Professor Emeritus at the University of Edinburgh) and renowned poet, academic, and translator Xi Chuan 西川 (Beijing University).

In future editions, there will be newly commissioned English translations of recent academic papers in Chinese, and reviews of Chinese language academic monographs related to the journal’s focus.

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