Aims and scope

In recent years, the main force for research into modern Chinese history has been Chinese scholars, who up until this point have not had a Western outlet for their scholarship. The Institute of Modern History of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences seeks to re-dress this with its international publication, the Journal of Modern Chinese History , which provides a platform for Chinese and foreign scholars to exchange ideas directly.

Published twice a year, the journal focuses on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It aims to promote research on modern Chinese history by advancing discussion of political, economic, intellectual, cultural, and military history. The journal also encourages research on the history of society, foreign affairs, and gender, as well as local history and historiography.

The Journal of Modern Chinese History welcomes all original research including research articles, review essays, and research notes, especially those reflecting recent developments in scholarship.

Peer Review Integrity
All submitted manuscripts are subject to initial appraisal by the Editor, and, if found suitable for further consideration, to peer review by independent, anonymous expert referees. All peer review is double anonymized and submission is via email to

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