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 (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
The development of party rule in the judiciary: personnel changes and political transformation of the Nanjing government’s judicial center, 1927–1937
vol. 8 (1): 105-122
A synopsis of the symposium on “civil organizations and the state in modern China”
vol. 8 (1): 123-132
From Bin-Li to protocol: change in the foreign-relations system in the late Qing dynasty, by You Shujun
vol. 8 (1): 133-135
Qing China’s administration of foreign relations: government correspondence and judicial rulings, by Liao Minshu
vol. 8 (1): 135-138
The English press in China and the Sino–Western relationship in the early modern times, by Wu Yixiong
vol. 8 (1): 138-139
Mongolian members of parliament and their activities during the late Qing dynasty and the early Republic, by Zhang Jianjun
vol. 8 (1): 140-141
Success and failure as a ruler: Chiang Kai-shek’s life, by Wang Chaoguang, Wang Qisheng, and Jin Yilin
vol. 8 (1): 141-143
Chiang Kai-shek: a practitioner with resourceful thoughts, by Huang Daoxuan and Chen Tiejian
vol. 8 (1): 143-146
The history of the Three Principles of the People Youth League, by Jia Wei
vol. 8 (1): 146-147
Studies on the system, society, and people of the Soviet areas in modern China, by He Youliang
vol. 8 (1): 147-149
All-powerful politics: social mobilization during the Resist America Aid Korea Campaign, by Hou Songtao
vol. 8 (1): 149-150
The puppet regimes in the Japanese-occupied area in North China, by Zhang Tongle
vol. 8 (1): 151-152

Volume 7 (2)

Rocks rolling downhill: The continuity and progress of the Chinese revolution in the twentieth century
vol. 7 (2): 135-155
Mass movements and rural governance in communist China: 1945–1976
vol. 7 (2): 156-180
“One Day” and the future: Popular support for the wartime CCP bases as reflected in the call for essays on “One Day in Jizhong”
vol. 7 (2): 181-199