China Heritage Quarterly

From their website:

The China Heritage Quarterly, previously China Heritage Newsletter, is edited by Geremie R. Barmé. It is a publication covering recent developments and scholarship in areas related to China's heritage, culture, history, and society. This e-journal was established in 2005 under the name China Heritage Newsletter, from 2005-2007 China Heritage Quarterly was jointly edited by Bruce G. Doar and Geremie R. Barmé. Bruce Doar's early contributions to the journal are marked [BGD], while those of Geremie R. Barmé appear as either [GRB] or under his full name. Dr. Doar left the China Heritage Project in late 2007, and relinquished his involvement with China Heritage Quarterly. From 2008, the Quarterly has expanded its purview to include more material on literature, culture (in the broadest sense) and translation.

Each issue of the Quarterly provides readers with a different focus, which is amplified in detail in the Editorial. This is followed by Features, a section which contains articles related to the theme of the issue. Articles contains scholastic and other studies of various aspects of China's cultural heritage or on topics of relevance or interest, while New Scholarship introduces recent scholastic endeavors, conference reports, book reviews, material on recent monographs and, when appropriate, bibliographical material related to the focus of the issue.

This online quarterly is produced under the aegis of the China Heritage Project which was originally based in the Division of Pacific and Asian History, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies at The Australian National University. A series of institutional reorganizations, and the creation in July 2010 of the Australian Centre on China in the World (CIW), have lead to the China Heritage Project being relocated in CIW, which is within the ANU's College of Asia & the Pacific. The project provides a focus for university-wide research on traditional China, its modern interpretations, and recent scholarship. Under the direction of Geremie R. Barmé, the Project advocates a 'New Sinology' that builds on traditional Sinological strengths while emphasizing a robust engagement with the complex and shifting realities of contemporary China.

Last Updated: June 27, 2016



Parading the People’s Republic

Geremie R. Barmé from China Heritage Quarterly
In light of the September 3, 2015, mega military parade held at Tiananmen Square in Beijing both to mark the seventieth anniversary of the end of Second Sino-Japanese War in 1945 and to acclaim the achievements of Xi Jinping, China’s Chairman of...

The Ancient Tea Horse Road and the Politics of Cultural Heritage

Gary Sigley
China Heritage Quarterly
The production, transportation and consumption of tea—Pu'er tea in this case—is itself a tangible item which has generated over time a series of associated social and cultural practices that unites the disparate peoples of Yunnan. Thus, the tea...

Geremie Barmé on "New China Newsspeak"

Geremie R. Barmé
China Heritage Quarterly
New China Newspeak is an accumulation of written and spoken styles of Chinese, it reflects both an impoverishment as well as an elaboration of Chinese as a communicative tool; it overlaps but is not quite the same as the 'formalized language of...