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Style and Citation Guide
  • 1.In general, we follow the editorial guidelines established in the 16th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style.
    Please consult the online information provided at

  • 2.References and citations: Per Chicago Manual of Style, author-date system. Use in-text citations: (Miller 1993, 143?145) or (Miller 1993) or (see Miller 1993). Short references contain only the author’s last name, title of work (shortened if necessary), and page number(s) as in the following example: 1. Fingarette, Confucius, 15-16. Please do not put references in footnotes. Place a list of references after endnotes, at the end of document.

  • 3. For those readers of your article who have little understanding of Asian philosophy and culture, provide explanations for technical terms as well as any words or concepts which are essential to a clear understanding of your article.

  • 4.The following romanization systems should be used for Asian languages: - Korean: romanzation system established in 2000 by the by the Korean government - Chinese: pinyin system - Japanese: Hepburn romanization system.

  • 5.When historic figure(s) and state(s) are first mentioned, provide their dates in parenthesis as follows: Zhu Xi 朱熹 (1130-1200), Han 漢 (206 BCE-220 CE).

  • 6.When you quote a passage in pre-modern Chinese texts, put the English translation in the body and the original Chinese text in the footnote.

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