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 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
Partnership across the Pacific: Sino–American collaboration in maritime transportation during World War I
vol. 9 (2): 199-222
Coping with parallel authorities: the early diplomatic negotiations of Soviet Russia and China on the Chinese Eastern Railway, 1917–1925
vol. 9 (2): 223-243
“Historical research is like retrying an old case”: an interview with Shen Zhihua, June 17, 2015
vol. 9 (2): 244-258
Oral history studies in contemporary China
vol. 9 (2): 259-274
“Intellectual circles” in late Qing and Republican China (two volumes), by Zhang Qing, Beijing, Social Sciences Academic Press, 2014, 882 pp., ISBN 978-7-5097-5709-3
vol. 9 (2): 275-276
The transformation of Confucianism and the new mission of culture: Kang Youwei and Zhang Taiyan as foci, 1898–1927, by Peng Chunling, Beijing, Beijing University Press, 2014, 511 pp., ISBN 978-7-301-23998-8
vol. 9 (2): 276-278
From counselors to officials: the transformation and predicament of the outer administration in the late Qing, by Guan Xiaohong, Beijing, SDX Joint Publishing Company, 2014, 646 pp., ISBN 978-7-108-04619-2
vol. 9 (2): 278-281
Managing Beijing: the Beijing Police Office under the Beiyang Government, by Ding Rui, Taiyuan, Shanxi People’s Publishing House, 2013, 492 pp., ISBN 978-7-203-08344-3
vol. 9 (2): 281-282
China’s political–business relations: Yu Qiaqing and his era, by Feng Xiaocai, Beijing, Social Sciences Academic Press, 2013, 283 pp., ISBN 978-7-5097-4931-9
vol. 9 (2): 283-284
Costly peace: a study of the peace negotiations between imperial Japan and the Qing dynasty in Shimonoseki, by Ji Chen, Beijing, SDX Joint Publishing Company, 2014, 394 pp., ISBN 978-7-108-05107-3
vol. 9 (2): 284-286
The Paris Peace Conference and Beijing’s internal–external struggles: China’s diplomatic disputes and the interests of political factions in 1919, by Deng Ye, Beijing, Social Sciences Academic Press, 2014, 260 pp., ISBN 978-7-5097-6368-1
vol. 9 (2): 286-288
Studies on the reform of the Guomindang in Taiwan (1950–1952), by Feng Lin, Nanjing, Phoenix Publishing House, 2013, 307 pp., ISBN 978-7-5506-1895-4
vol. 9 (2): 288-290

Volume 9 (1)

vol. 9 (1): 1-2
On the Eighty-Eighth Brigade and the Sino–Soviet–Korean triangular relationship – A glimpse at the international antifascist united front during the war of resistance against Japan
vol. 9 (1): 3-25
Chiang Kai-shek and Vietnam’s post-World War II status
vol. 9 (1): 26-45
Seeking new allies in Africa: China’s policy towards Africa during the Cold War as reflected in the construction of the Tanzania–Zambia railway
vol. 9 (1): 46-65
Characteristics of and changes in wartime mobilization in China: A comparison of the Second Sino–Japanese War and the Chinese Civil War
vol. 9 (1): 66-94