The Journal of the History of Ideas in East Asia (JHIEA) was founded in December 2011 by Guan-tao Jin, Chair Professor of National Chengchi University, and Wen-huei Cheng, Professor of Department of Chinese Literature of National Chengchi University. It was developed as a part of the project “The Database for the Study of the History of Modern Chinese Thought and Literature” (Project Investigator: Wen-hui Cheng; Project Co-investigator: Guan-tao Jin) of National Chengchi University (NCCU) and co-published by NCCU and Hallym Academy of Sciences of Hallym University, Korea. It then became an important subproject of the International Excellence Program of NCCU, “The Tradition of East Asian Culture and Its Modern Transformation,” from 2018 to 2019. The international partner organizations of the JHIEA also include ICIS-Institute for Cultural Interaction Studies, Kansai University, Japan (2012-), The Centre for Asian and Transcultural Studies, Heidelberg University (2021-2022) and the Department of Chinese Language and Culture, Hamburg University, Germany (2021-2022). The JHIEA received the sponsorship of Showwe Information Company for publication from 2021 to 2022 and will receive grant funding from NCCU for publication from 2023 onwards. The JHIEA editorial committee is composed of scholars and experts across universities in Taiwan and the advisory board is formed by various international distinguished scholars.

The JHIEA aims to provide a interdisciplinary, inter-linguistic, transcultural and trans-regional platform to promote academic exchanges of and research in the history of ideas in East Asia. The formation, transformation, transmission and dissemination of East Asian traditional ideas during modernization have been involved changes in all areas of society. As a result, by studying the history of ideas in East Asia, it enables a more comprehensive understanding on the transition of East Asian societies from traditional to modern in terms of historical, political, social, cultural and artistic development. It is our objective to encourage multi-lateral cooperation and efficient resources integration in the global academic community in order to facilitate in-depth conversation and innovative research in this field.

The JHIEA used to be a bi-annual publication with issues appearing in June and December; since September 2021, it started to publish annually with issue appearing in September. The JHIEA accepts manuscripts written in Traditional Chinese and English.

The types of articles published in the JHIEA include 1. Special Articles: presenting influential papers of renown scholars recommended by the advisers and the members of editorial committee; 2. Feature Articles: including articles featuring on innovative special topics curated by international scholars. The articles submitted for publication must be original and relevant to the special topic of the designated issue; 3. Research Articles: introducing previously unpublished research articles by both domestic and international scholars. Manuscripts may be submitted anytime; however, the topics of the manuscripts submitted must be related to the issues of East Asian ideas or to the inter-linguistic engagement between East Asia and other countries/regions of the world; 4. Research Notes on Keywords: the articles take the form of entry featuring on chronicle reviews on the conceptual lineage of keywords and the etymology of modern new terms, including the generation, popularization, establishment and transformation of terms, as well as their interchanges in the East Asian Sinosphere; 5. Old Articles, New Translations: presenting translations of important articles related to the studies of ideas by early scholars with introductions written by renowned scholars from relevant fields in order to open up conversation with the early research findings; 6. Digital Humanities: introducing new issues, methodologies and perspectives to the scholars of history of ideas in East Asia by presenting innovational digital humanities technologies and research methodologies for the purpose of a better understanding on the interplay between “ideas, discourses, events and actions” in East Asia; 7. Research Newsletters: displaying a wide range of articles, including research summary, book review, commentaries on important documents and databases, latest research findings, review of theory and methodology, conference proceedings, news coverage, the latest research situation and academic development around the world, exchanges of opinions, feedback and response to discussions from scholars and so on.

The JHIEA has been recognized by international academic community and received submissions from U.S., Germany, U.K., France, Norway, Czech Republic, Finland, Australia, Japan, Korea, Singapore, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan since the first issue. It received “international collaborative publication grant” of Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange in December, 2012. It has been ranked as second class journal by Taiwan Citation Index – Humanities and Social Sciences as Humanities Citation Index (THCI) from 2016-2022. In addition, the JHIEA received grants from The Research Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences several times: grants for “journal editing” in 2021 (2021.2.1-2021.12.31) and 2022(2022.2.1-2022.12.31) and grants for the “digital communication of academic journal” in 2018(2018.8.1-2019.7.31) and 2021 (2021.8.1-2021.12.31).

This website supports Chinese and English languages and is constructed to enable the JHIEA more accessible to all readers. It provides information about submission and all the issues of the JHIEA, as well as latest news regarding our international partners and academia. It is our goal to promote academic exchanges in our global academic community through our publications and website of the JHIEA. The JHIEA would like to call for submissions from scholars and researchers from the fields related to the history of ideas in East Asia with a view to increasing the academic impact of the JHIEA and promoting the development and breakthrough in the study of history of idea in East Asia.