CfP: Arts Special Issue “Ancient Chinese Art: Jades and Bronze”

Date of event:   01/03/2023 − 01/03/2023

Journal: Arts (open access)
Special issue title: Ancient Chinese Art: Jades and Bronze
Special Issue Editor: Prof. Dr. Elizabeth Childs-Johnson
Deadline: 1 March 2023

The open access journal Arts (ISSN 2076-0752) is pleased to announce a new Special Issue entitled “Ancient Chinese Art: Jades and Bronze”. Prof. Dr. Elizabeth Childs-Johnson is serving as Guest Editor for this issue. The submission deadline is 1 March 2023 and papers may be submitted immediately or at any point until 1 March 2023, as papers will be published on an ongoing basis.

The scope and purpose of this issue is to highlight the role of jade and bronze art in China’s earliest cultures, from ca. 3300 to ca. 3rd c. BCE, from the Late Neolithic Jade Age through the Warring States period, the era before dynastic Qin and Han periods. The author may choose to focus on one or more objects, a comparison of objects, or on a jade or bronze theme or symbol that is theoretically challenging and intellectually significant. Stylistic expression is key to understanding chronology and meaning in differentiating, for example, Chu bronze styles from Qin or others of the spring and autumn period or later, or Western Zhou hu from spring and autumn hu style vessels.


  • ancient Chinese jade;
  • bronze;
  • style;
  • cultural expression;
  • artistic symbols.

Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process.

For more information, please visit the website here.