- Editors' Note
With the June 2007 issue, Late Imperial China inaugurates its forty-second year of publication, its twenty-second year under its current title, and its first issue on our watch. We are committed to the journal's long-standing mission of publishing recent work by scholars in a range of disciplines and representing diverse perspectives on the Ming and Qing periods. At the same time, we also plan to make use of new technologies to expedite the review and editorial processes. To that end, we ask that writers submit their work electronically. Revised submission requirements and contact information appear in this issue.
Readers can look forward to several new features including occasional special issues, increased attention to opportunities for scholarly exchange with our counterparts in Asia, and journal-sponsored panels at the Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting.
Our first special issue will be published in the coming academic year. Entitled Toward the Nineteenth Century: A Special Issue in Honor of William T. Rowe, this collection of essays celebrates Bill Rowe's scholarly contributions to the field, not least as long-time editor of this journal, on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday. It will be translated and published in China under the auspices of the Qing History Project, with the able editorial and translation assistance of Bill's current and former graduate students. The table of contents can be found at the back of this issue.
Bill has handed over some rather large shoes. It is our hope that between the two of us, we can at least try to fill them.