Global Easts

Series Editor: Jie-Hyun Lim, Sogang University

This exciting new series provides a space for a cognitive remapping of global history and memory by disrupting the facile, Eurocentric binaries of ‘West’ and ‘East’, and ‘North’ and ‘South.’ Books in the Global Easts series will deal with entangled histories and memories of Eastern Europe and East Asia through heuristic juxtaposition. Investigating the direct entanglements of the two Easts, not via the West, will provide an effective way of deconstructing Eurocentrism. Global Easts is a “problem space” in global modernity. It is the specifically trans-peripheral problem space where the East remains underdeveloped. East Asia and Eastern Europe have been constructed and explained “through the dynamics of attraction to and repulsion from the West” or “in terms of isolation from versus exposure to the West”. The conceptual gradation of Oriental and demi-Oriental in the Global Easts depends on its distance to the “West.” The radical juxtaposition of East and East in the Global Easts series encourages an epistemological breakthrough, and in this sense, the Global Easts series is a project to problematize methodological Eurocentrism.

Disciplinary reach
The series gives space to work from scholarly communities across disciplinary borders: history, sociology, philosophy, literature, anthropology, ethnology, memory studies, global studies.

Monographs and edited volumes in the Global Easts series will deal with themes including:
• Postcoloniality/decoloniality
• Modernization/industrialization
• Intellectual interaction, heuristic juxtapositions, cross-referencing practices
• Historical imagination
• Entangled histories/entangled memories
• Global literature
• Travelogues
• Anthropological and ethnographic research
• Socialist ecumenes
• Globalization
• Self-Orientalisms
• Occidentalisms
• Holocaust
• Stalinist terrors, mass dictatorships
• Art histories

Editorial Board:

  • Cemil Aydin, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
  • Monika Baar, European University Institute, Italy
  • Jonathan Bach, New School, USA
  • Manuela Boatca, University of Freiburg, Germany
  • Katja Castryck-Naumann, GWZO, Germany
  • Igor Iwo Chabrowski, University of Warsaw, Poland
  • Choi Chatterjee, California State University, LA, USA
  • Daniel Hedinger, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Kristina Jõekalda, Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonia
  • Hoi-eun Kim, Texas A&M University, USA
  • Sherzod Muminov, University of East Anglia, UK 
  • Małgorzata Mazurek, Columbia University, USA
  • Ivan Peshkov, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
  • Ksenia Robbe, University of Groningen, Netherlands
  • Igor Stiks, FMK, Belgrade, Serbia
  • Thuc Linh Nguyen Vu, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Joanna Wawrzyniak, University of Warsaw, Poland
  • Daqing Yang, George Washington University, USA
  • Dafna Zur, Stanford University, USA

We are actively seeking new book proposals for the series.
For more information, please contact:
Jen McCall, Acquisitions Editor (History), CEU Press,