Notice to Contributors

 Bulletin Of Chinese

Article Contribution Guidelines

(Revised on 11/23/2018)


1.This is only for academic publication. We sincerely call for papers from domestic and overseas scholars in universities/colleges who studies in related fields are both welcomed.

2.Contributions should be unpublished or unprinted (degree dissertations, web articles and conference/symposium proceedings are considered as published works). Each article should not be longer than 30,000 characters (including citations, footnotes and endnotes); except for special contributions.

3.The Bulletin Of Chinese will reject any further contribution of authors previously contributing the same article to two or more journals.

4.Articles should be contributed in either Chinese or English. All articles should be word-processed with Microsoft Word. The followings should be included: the Chinese and English titles of their articles, their Chinese and English names, one Chinese and one English abstracts (each not more than 300 words), and not more than 10 keywords. Authors are strongly advised to follow the style specified by the Bulletin Of Chinese to facilitate editing. The Guidance on Style and Contents will be attached separately.

5.Articles will be reviewed and assessed by two experts anonymously. Only articles passing the assessment will be published. The Bulletin Of Chinese will notify authors of the acceptance or rejection of their works in writing. Authors should keep a copy of their articles contributed to the Bulletin Of Chinese. No article would not be returned after contribution. It is the policy of this Journal that articles of the same author will not be published consecutively. The Editors of the Bulletin Of Chinese reserve the right to determine the quantity of articles published in any volume.

6.All articles which requires emendation have to be submitted before  the deadline given by this Journal, after which it will be regarded as withdrawn.

7.Authors of articles published in the Bulletin Of Chinese will receive two free copy of the Bulletin Of Chinese where their works are published. No monetary reward will be given. 

8.The Bulletin Of Chinese assumes no responsibility for the copyright issues relating to or in connection with articles contributed to the Bulletin Of Chinese, such as figures, tables and quotations. Authors should apply for permissions to the authors of such in advance. Authors should ensure that their articles are free from copyright infringement. Authors are fully liable for any legal consequences arising from or in connection with plagiarism, re-production and/or infringement.

9.Authors, also copywriters, agree and authorize the Bulletin Of Chinese to re-authorize this Department and School and/or other database owners to re-produce; publish over the Internet; and license subscriber to download, print and browse their works accepted by the Bulletin Of Chinese, including modifications of their works to meet the demands of Internet services.

10.The Bulletin Of Chinese is a biannual journal. The closing date of contributions is January 10 and July 10 of every year (based on the post stamp). The publishing date is June and December every year.

11.The Bulletin Of Chinese includes the following areas: classics and history, philosophy, literature, language and lexicology, Chinese teaching, and interdisciplinary areas. Authors should specify their area of contribution.

12.Authors should include a Personal Datasheet on a separate sheet of paper. The form could be downloaded from the website at http://ch.ntnu.edu.tw/downs/archive.php?class=101) and confirm the receipt by calling.

13.Contributions should be addressed to:
Editors Committee
Bulletin Of Chinese
Department of Chinese 
National Taiwan Normal University
No.162, Sec. 1, Heping E. Rd.,
Da’an Dist., Taipei City 106, 
Taiwan (R.O.C.)
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Bulletin Of Chinese

Guidance on Style and Contents of Articles


The Bulletin Of Chinese is typeset by computer. To facilitate editing work, authors should prepare their articles according to the following regulations (editors may make minor adjustments for overall format agreement).


1.   Please type horizontally in Chinese with font size of 12 for the body and 10 for the footnotes.

2.  Sections should be numbered consecutively in Chinese characters: 一、; (); 1., (1) etc. Examples should be numbered in parenthesized Roman numbers: (1), (2), (3) etc.


3.      New punctuation marks should be used; except for book titles that should be bracketed with <<Book Title>> and articles with <Article Title>. Skip the article title when both the article and book titles are indicated in the body; e.g. 《莊子·天下篇》. In articles contributed in English, italicize all book titles and put the title of articles in double quotation marks. The rules for Chinese articles should apply to the Chinese translation of Japanese text.

4.      Leave three spaces for the indention of citations, including quotations in any non-Chinese language.

5.      Footnotes should appear in the same page of their referents and numbered in Roman numbers; e.g. 1, 2, 3 etc.

6.      Please specify the references in the end of the article.

7.      Style for annotations and references:

(1) Book:

             Mark Edward Lewis. Writing and Authority in Early China, Albany: State University of New York Press, 1999, pp. 5-10.

(2) Paper:

A. Journal paper

Joshua A. Fogel. ‘Shanghai-Japan’: The Japanese Residents’ Association of Shanghai. Journal of Asian Studies, Nov. 2000, 59,4:927-950.

B. Paper in a proceeding, anthology etc.

John C. Y. Wang. Early Chinese Narrative: The Tso-chuan as Example, In Andrew H. Plaks, ed., Chinese Narrative: Critical and Theoretical Essays. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1977, pp. 3-20.

(3) Please specify the edition of quotations used in annotations.

(4) Annotations for terms should be indicated after the corresponding terms. Annotations for sentences should be indicated at the end of the sentence in front of the punctuation mark; except for citations where the annotation number should be indicated after the punctuation mark.

(5) Annotation of materials quoted from the same book in different parts of the article may be omitted. Please specify the volume, chapter heading or section heading in parentheses.

8.      Please specify the URL of materials quoted from the Internet.

9.      Please specify the References in the end of the article in two sections: Classical Works and Contemporary Works. Classical Works should be listed by the dynasty and stroke count of the author’s last name. Contemporary Works should be listed by the stroke count of the author’s last name or alphabetical order of non-Chinese authors. The format is as follow:



(1) Hanan, Patrick. The Missionary Novels of Nineteenth-Century China. Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies. 2000, 60.2: 413-443.

(2) Hymes, Robert P. and Conrad Shirokauer. Ordering the World: Approaches to State and Society in Sung Dynasty China. Berkeley: University of California Press,1993.

(3) Jia, Jinhua. The Hongzhou School of Chan Buddhism and the Tang Literati. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1999.

(4) Wang, John C.Y.  Early Chinese Narrative: The Tso-chuan as Example. In Andrew H. Plaks, ed., Chinese Narrative: Critical and Theoretical Essays. Princeton:Princeton University Press, 1977, pp. 3-20.

10.     Citation Bibliography: Please translate all the references into the Citation Bibliography and list them in alphabetical order by authors' family name. (※To be submitted after acceptance.)

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