China related journals by topic


Particularly relevant in the context of China in comparative perspective

The following journals are considered particularly relevant in the context of China in Comparative Perspective:

The China Journal
The China Journal is a refereed, scholarly publication that focuses on topics relating to China, Hong Kong and Taiwan since 1949, plus studies of the major issues that contribute to understanding of Communist Party history and contemporary events. The Journal is published twice yearly -- in January and July -- by the Contemporary China Centre at the Australian National University.
Editors: Andrew Kipnis and Luigi Tomba

The China Quarterly
The China Quarterly publishes research on every aspect of modern China.
Editor: Richard Louis Edmonds, UK

Journal of China in Comparative Perspective (JCCP)
is the only peer-reviewed bilingual journal for social scientific studies of China in the world, published quarterly in Jan, April, July and October in both print and electronic versions, by CCPN Global from 2014.
Editor: Xiangqun Chang, UK and China 

China Information
China Information is an English-language, refereed academic journal on contemporary China. The journal is looking for China scholars interested in reviewing recent books.

The China Review: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Greater China
The China Review is a continuation of the China Review, an annual publication of The Chinese University Press since 1990. The new journal is scheduled to come out twice a year in March and September; like its predecessor, it is a scholarly journal covering various disciplines of study on Greater China and its people, namely, domestic politics and international relations; society, business and economic development; modern history, the arts and cultural studies.

China Perspectives (in English and French)
China Perspectives is a cross-disciplinary and peer-reviewed journal on contemporary China established in 1994. It is published both in English and in French (under the name Perspectives Chinoises). It is the main academic journal on contemporary China published by a French institution (The CEFC or French Center for Research on Contemporary China, a publicly funded research institute based in Hong Kong).

Contemporary China 当代中国

Beijing Review
The Beijing Review provides information on China's reform and opening and is published weekly. The Beijing Review is currently published in five languages, including English, French, German, Spanish and Japanese.

Journal of the British Association for Chinese Studies
The Journal of the British Association for Chinese Studies is a peer-reviewed e-journal publishing articles and reviews in the discipline areas covered by BACS: Arts / Humanities and Social Sciences on traditional and modern China. This is a service provided by BACS for the benefit of the academic community: there are no charges to readers or contributors. The journal is available to view in pdf format online:

China: An International Journal (CIJ)
It focuses on contemporary China, including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, covering the fields of politics, economics, society, geography, law, culture and international relations. While established China scholars are the main target of CIJ, the editors hope the Journal will be of particular interest to new China scholars just beginning their careers. CIJ is published every March and September.

Chinese Review of Anthropology (in Chinese)
Editor: Wang Mingming

Current Politics and Economics of China
This scholarly periodical includes in its scope the entire spectrum of contemporary politics and economics of China. The coverage is intended to deal with China, its political dynamics, economic policies, institutions and its future. The journal contains original articles.

Topics include: foreign policy; domestic policy; treaties; monetary and fiscal policies; foreign economic aid; military policies; employment patterns; inflation news; security affairs; government; environment; elections; political parties and their activities; trade balance reports; energy policies; aging, pensions and insurance; interactions with international political and economic organizations; industrial policies; savings rates.

Harvard China Review
The Harvard China Review (HCR) is jointly published by Harvard China Forum and Cambridge China Institute. Harvard China Forum is a graduate student organization based at Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. By comprehensively and objectively introducing the nature and context of the transformation currently occurring in Greater China, the HCR seeks to enhance mutual understanding and cooperation between Greater China and the rest of the world, and to help accelerate the integration of this region into the international arena.

Journal of Current Chinese Affairs
is an internationally refereed academic journal jointly published by the GIGA Institute of Asian Studies, Hamburg and the National Institute of Chinese Studies, White Rose East Asia Centre, United Kingdom.|  

The International Journal of Current Chinese Studies
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Journal of Contemporary China
Journal of Contemporary China publishes theoretical and policy research as well as research notes and review articles.

Modern China: An International Quarterly of History and Social Science
The editors of Modern China welcome articles based on original research; articles devoted to new interpretations, new questions, or new answers to old questions; and substantial review articles based on particular areas of scholarship.

Perspectives Chinoises (China Perspectives)
The journal aims to provide an informed picture of social, political and economic developments in the People's Republic of China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

By discipline 按学科

Philosophy 哲学

Journal of Chinese Philosophy
Published on behalf of the International Society for Chinese Philosophy, edited by: Chung-Ying Cheng, Print ISSN: 0301-8121; Online ISSN: 1540-6253
Frequency: Quarterly; website:|

Economics 经济

Chinese Economic Trends
Chinese Economic Trends provides data on the main aspects of the Chinese economy and analyses of specific economic events. Topics covered include budgets, monetary policy, exchange rate policy, prices, employment, consumer expenditure, production, wages, investment, and foreign trade, plus an appendix of major economic events of the preceding quarter.

Journal of Chinese economic and business studies
Launched in 2003, the Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies (JCEBS) is the official journal of the Chinese Economic Association (UK). ISSN: 1476-5284, published by Routledge, Taylor and Francis Ltd.

Journal of Chinese Economic and Foreign Trade Studies
The Journal of Chinese Economic and Foreign Trade Studies (JCEFTS) negotiates China's unique position within the international economy, and its interaction across the globe. From a truly international perspective, the journal publishes both qualitative and quantitative research in all areas of Chinese business and foreign trade, technical economics, business environment and business strategy.
For more information, please email or visit the Emerald Accounting, Finance & Economics eJournals Collection page.

The Chinese Economy
Presents studies of ongoing developments in the Chinese economy. Articles by economists provide analysis of the functioning of the economy, the problems of reform, and debates over economic policy.

International Journal of Chinese Culture and Management (IJCCM)|
The objectives of IJCCM are to establish an effective channel of communication between, academic and research institutions, policy makers, government agencies and persons concerned with the complexities of Chinese culture, economics and management, among other topics. It also aims to promote and coordinate developments in the field of Chinese studie

Education 教育

Chinese Education and Society
Translates documents that mark and illustrate the major overhaul of China's educational system. This journal presents educational and youth topics through thematic issues.

Gender 性别

Nan Nu Men, Women and Gender in Early and Imperial China
The journal publishes original studies relating to gender. Subjects include history, literature, linguistics, anthropology, archaeology, art, music, and law. The journal also publishes book reviews.

History 历史

Asia Major
Asia Major, Third Series, is published by the Institute of History and Philology of the Academia Sinica, Taiwan. It is a continuation of Asia Major, New Series. It covers all periods of Chinese history, literature, ideas, and culture in general. Included are the histories and cultures of other East and Central Asian peoples in their relations with China.

Chinese Studies in History
Chinese Studies in History is a journal that translates papers delivered at major Chinese conferences and those published in such journals as Lishi yanjitu (Studies in History), including materials from the Republican period. The journal identifies current trends in historical research in China and topics explored by Chinese historians.

Early China
Early China is published annually by the Society for the Study of Early China and the Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley.

Early Medieval China
The journal was founded in 1994 with the purpose of advancing the understanding in all disciplines of the "Period of Disunity," and of developments during the later Han and Tang dynasties that are related to the era.

Journal of Sung-Yuan Studies
JSYS is an annual publication devoted to promoting scholarship in all disciplines related to the Sung (Song), Liao, Chin (Jin), Hsia (Xia), and Yuan dynasties in China.

Late Imperial China
The journal for historians specializing in the Ming and Qing dynasties. Features new work from scholars in Europe, Japan, Taiwan, and the People's Republic of China.

Ming Studies
Ming Studies is a refereed journal concerned with scholarship on all aspects of Chinese society and culture from the 14th to the 17th century. It is published twice a year and carries articles, book reviews, news of the field, and biographical material. It also publishes once a year listings of recently completed Ph.D. dissertations and dissertation projects related to the Ming.

Studies in Modern Chinese History
Studies in Modern Chinese History, an ongoing series of monographs, essay collections, and reference works published by Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., contains works of innovative scholarship on Chinese History over the 1839-1989 period.

Human rights 人权

China Rights Forum
China Rights Forum is the source for information about human rights issues relating to mainland China. Contributors include academics and activists, as well as politicians and observers, writing on a wide range of subjects, from philosophy to the right of education, from migrant workers to legal reform.

Law and government 法律与政府

Chinese Law and Government
Offers unabridged translations of scholarly works and policy documents in the fields of politics and government originally published in China. Works from Japanese, Russian, and Taiwanese sources are also occasionally included.

Linguistics 语言

Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association
JCLTA publishes articles in the areas of Chinese language pedagogy, Chinese linguistics and Chinese literature.

Literature and art 文学艺术

Chinese Literature
Chinese Literature, founded in 1951, is a quarterly magazine published in English and French, presenting contemporary and classical writing, poetry, literary criticism and arts.

Contemporary Literature of China
Edited by regional experts, this anthology of contemporary Asian literature offers a broad selection of recent fiction, drama, and poetry in the best translations - many otherwise unavailable in English in North America. Focuses on the contemporary literature from India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, and Vietnam.

Modern Chinese Literature and Culture| (has a large database)
Modern Chinese Literature and Culture (MCLC), formerly Modern Chinese Literature (1984-1998), is a scholarly journal devoted to the literature and culture of twentieth century China, with China understood not in the narrow, political sense. The journal publishes on literature of all genres, film and television, popular culture, performance and visual art, print and material culture, etc..

This Chinese-English magazine of literature has been published since 1973.

Yishu - Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art
Published quarterly by the Art & Collection Group Ltd. in Taiwan and edited in Vancouver, Canada, this is the first English language journal that aims to address the artistic developments and theoretical concerns in contemporary Chinese art.

Medicine 医药

American Journal of Chinese Medicine
This journal publishes review articles, research reports, and essays related to traditional- or ethnomedicine of all cultures.

Chinese Medical Sciences Journal
The journal publishes original research papers, review papers and short communications on almost every branch of basic and clinical medicine, pharmacology and traditional Chinese medicine, submitted from medical colleges throughout the PRC. The journal also features occasional supplements focusing on special professional fields.

Journal of Chinese Medicine
The Journal of Chinese Medicine is an English language journal for professional and student level information on the entire field of Chinese medicine.

Religion 宗教

Taiwan Journal of Religious Studies
The newly established Taiwan Journal of Religious Studies is now welcoming submissions in the general field of religious studies.

Science 科学

Chinese Science
Now known as the Journal of East Asian Science and Medicine, this annual journal examines Chinese science in both pre-modern and modern settings.

Inter-disciplinary 跨学科

China Report
China Report covers inter-related subject areas such as economics, history, international relations, law, politics and sociology. In addition to research articles, the journal carries review articles, book reviews and a documents section.

Xuecong, an annual blind-refereed journal of Chinese Studies published at the National University of Singapore, publishes papers on a wide range of subjects related to Chinese studies, including literature, history, philosophy, religion, linguistics, overseas Chinese, popular culture, cultural studies, gender studies, film studies, and translation.

American Journal of Chinese Studies (AJCS)
The American Journal of Chinese Studies is the official publication of the American Association for Chinese Studies and is published twice a year. The Journal invites the submission of original articles on Taiwan, mainland China, and locales with significant Chinese population or influence in all disciplines of the social sciences and humanities.

China Scholarship
The goal of China Scholarship is to improve the quality of research in humanities and social sciences in China; promote the scholarly accomplishment of the Chinese speaking world; enhance the intellectual cohesiveness of Cultural China; and strengthen in-depth scholarly exchange between China and the rest of the world.

Chinese Sociology and Anthropology
The journal focuses on three regions of China-The People's Republic, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. The journal examines themes of social class and stratification, social movements, popular culture, newly emerging sub-cultures and social mores, marriage patterns and family structure, and ethnic minorities.

Other 其它

China Focus
China Focus is published by Princeton China Initiative, a non-profit organization.

China Review International
Twice a year China Review International presents English language reviews of recently published China-related books and monographs from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Europe, the U.S., and elsewhere. It is intended for all those interested in Chinese culture and civilization, and enables the sinologist to keep abreast of cutting-edge scholarship in Chinese studies.

Contemporary Chinese Thought
Features translations of current writings on all aspects of philosophy, from theoretical essays on systems to studies of China's cultural and religious development, from interpretations of the Chinese classics to exegeses on Marxist thought.

The Oracle - The Journal of Yijing Studies
The Oracle is a privately published (i.e., non-refereed) journal, although the contents are generally of an academic standard, devoted to all aspects of the Yi, including the history, text, cultural context, and so forth, both in China and elsewhere.

Sino-Japanese Studies
Sino-Japanese Studies, the continuation of Sino-Japanese Studies Newsletter, is published twice annually by the Sino-Japanese Studies Group. Its general purpose is broadly conceived as encouraging research and discussion in the interdisciplinary study of China and Japan together, irrespective of discipline or time period. Essays in SJS come from many different disciplines-literature, history, contemporary politics, art history, and the like.

A Chinese-English magazine that features news reports about Taiwan.

Tamkang University Chinese Journal

Taipei Journal
Published since 1964 by the Government Information Office of the Republic of China, formerly under the name Free China Journal. A journal with sections pertaining to national affairs, economy, politics, and arts & culture.

Zhongguo Yuwen (Chinese Language)
This is an online journal in Chinese edited by Liu Xiangbo.

(Edited by Ingeborg Farstad, based on initial work by Goncalo Santos)


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