Journal of Modern Chinese History

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: a new platform for Chinese and foreign scholars to exchange ideas directly. Fully refereed and published twice a year, the journal focuses on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It aims to promote research on modern Chinese history by encouraging discussion of political, economic, ideological, cultural and military history. The journal also encourages discussion on the history of society, foreign affairs, and gender as well as regional research and historiography. The Journal of Modern Chinese History welcomes all original research including research articles, review articles and research notes, especially those reflecting recent developments in scholarship.

2 issues per year.

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Latest articles

Volume 8 (2)

Grassroots authority in rural Guangdong during late Qing and early Republican times
vol. 8 (2): 153-175
Continuity and transformation: the institutions of the Beijing government, 1912–1928
vol. 8 (2): 176-193
Chiang Kai-shek’s faith in Christianity: the trial of the Stilwell Incident
vol. 8 (2): 194-209
Tricky business: Swiss perceptions of informal imperialism in China in the 1920s
vol. 8 (2): 210-229
The master narratives of modern China: their origins, evolution, and reconstruction – a review of Li Huaiyin’s Reinventing Modern China: Imagination and Authenticity in Chinese Historical Writing
vol. 8 (2): 230-257
Rejuvenation after encounters between different artistic forms: a synopsis of studies of indigenization of Christian art in China
vol. 8 (2): 258-271
Another perspective on the 1898 reform: interpreting the Zhang Zhidong Archives
vol. 8 (2): 272-274
The suspension and abolition of the civil service examination system and modern Chinese society
vol. 8 (2): 274-276
Ethics and customs in cultural transformation: 1895–1923
vol. 8 (2): 276-278
The contested body: the anti-footbinding movement in modern China
vol. 8 (2): 278-279
The politics of film: research on the film censorship system in Republican China
vol. 8 (2): 280-281
Inevitable “concern”: intellectuals and politics around 1949
vol. 8 (2): 281-282
Reconfiguring the old order: China’s response to international imperialism, 1912–1922
vol. 8 (2): 283-284
Towards unity: a study of the relationship between the southwest local regime and the central government, 1931–1936
vol. 8 (2): 284-286
The chronology of Wang Ming
vol. 8 (2): 286-287

Volume 8 (1)

Joseph Levenson and the possibility for a dialogic history
vol. 8 (1): 1-24
Echoes of tradition: Liang Qichao’s reflections on the Italian Risorgimento and the construction of Chinese nationalism
vol. 8 (1): 25-42
Confronting modernization: rethinking Changsha’s rice riot of 1910
vol. 8 (1): 43-62
The Street Corps of Changsha around 1920
vol. 8 (1): 63-86
The San-Min Doctrine and the early legislation of the Nanjing government
vol. 8 (1): 87-104