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 10 (1)

“Our Girls Have Grown Up in the Family”: educating German and Chinese girls in the nineteenth century
vol. 10 (1): 1-18
Christian colleges amid political changes: The University of Nanking’s reorganization and registration (1927-1928)
vol. 10 (1): 19-34
From scholar to bureaucrat: the political choice of the historical geographer Zhang Qiyun
vol. 10 (1): 35-51
The two starting points of World War II: a reexamination from a global perspective
vol. 10 (1): 52-66
Studying the Chinese Communist Party in historical context: an interview with Yang Kuisong, October 17, 2015
vol. 10 (1): 67-86
Preserving collective and individual memories: the Contemporary China Social Life Data and Research Center at Fudan University
vol. 10 (1): 87-97
Exploring a new frontier in history: Shanghai in the 1950s
vol. 10 (1): 98-99
Shanghai around 1949: continuity or rupture?
vol. 10 (1): 100-105
Notes from the alleyway: Zhang Jishun’s A City Displaced and the promise of archival research
vol. 10 (1): 106-112
The promise of PRC history
vol. 10 (1): 113-117
Studies of Shanghai history from the perspective of new revolutionary history
vol. 10 (1): 118-122
A study of Japan’s intelligence system on China, 1868–1937, by XU Jinsheng, Shanghai, Fudan University Press, 2015, 422 pp., ISBN 978-7-309-11170-5
vol. 10 (1): 123-124
Study of China’s Kailuan Coal Mine in the modern era, by YUN Yan, Beijing, People’s Publishing House, 2015, 208 pp., ISBN 978-7-01-014680-5
vol. 10 (1): 124-125
The eventful years of the bank of communications, 1908–1937, by PAN Xiaoxia, Beijing, China Social Sciences Press, 2015, 350 pp., ISBN 978-7-5161-5765-7
vol. 10 (1): 125-127
The history of social life in modern China, by LI Changli, MIN Jie, LUO Jianqiu, ZUO Yuhe and MA Yong, Beijing, China Social Sciences Press, 2015, 803 pp., ISBN 978-7-5161-6129-6
vol. 10 (1): 127-128
From lixue to ethics: the transformation of moral consciousness in late Qing and early Republican China, by Huang Jinxing, Beijing, Zhonghua Book Company, 2014, 405 pp., ISBN 978-7-101-09586-9
vol. 10 (1): 128-130
The memoirs of Yan Mingfu, by YAN Mingfu, Beijing, People’s Publishing House, 2015, 1116 pp., ISBN 978-7-01-014935-6
vol. 10 (1): 130-132

Volume 9 (2)

Editorial Board
vol. 9 (2): 0-0
Intellectual preparedness: Dr. Hu Shih, Lake Forest College, and Chinese diplomacy during World War II
vol. 9 (2): 153-174
The state in the shadow of war: reexamining Zhang Junmai’s thoughts on democratic politics and state building
vol. 9 (2): 175-198