CHINA HERITAGE QUARTERLY China Heritage Project, The Australian National University ISSN 1833-8461


Editor: Geremie R. Barmé

Associate Editor: Daniel Sanderson

Contributors: Duncan Campbell, Sang Ye 桑晔, Linda Jaivin

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 endeavours, 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.

We are profoundly grateful to our colleague Jude Shanahan for the design work, suggestions and crucial contributions to the creation and maintenance of this e-journal from its beginnings. Since early 2010 Daniel Sanderson, a doctoral candidate in the School of History, Language and Culture, has been in charge of the design and innovations at the journal, and we would like to acknowledge his continuing role and contribution as China Heritage Quarterly's Associate Editor.

*All enquiries, suggestions and corrections regarding China Heritage Quarterly should be directed to Geremie R. Barmé at