China Perspectives is an interdisciplinary academic journal, established in 1995, which focuses on the political, social, economic and cultural evolutions of contemporary China (PRC, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan).

An academic journal

Endowed with an Editorial Board of internationally recognised experts in all areas of the social sciences;

All submissions are blindly reviewed by two anonymous external referees;

An internationally recognised journal


Indexed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science) since 2017.

Indexed in The European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS) since 2015.

Available in 8 international databases (including EBSCO, Informit, JStor, SCOPUS, Proquest, Openeditions, etc.);

Ranked by the French Council for the Evaluation of Research (HCERES) in Political Science, Sociology/demography and Anthropology.

Credited with 9.9 ICDS (Secondary Composite Index Broadcasting) metric. Consultation can be performed by the MIAR system (Universitat de Barcelona).

A-ranked in Social Sciences by Clasificación Integrada de Revistas Científicas (Grenada).

SCImago Journal & Country Rank

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In a readable format

As a multidisciplinary journal, China Perspectives aims to make recent and original research accessible beyond disciplinary boundaries; using a variety of approaches, the journal covers the areas of politics, economics, social, and cultural developments in contemporary China; a quarterly publication, the journal remains reactive to current events while maintaining the distance necessary to academic research; Published in Hong Kong, the journal is close to the field and endeavours to publish ground-breaking work by scholars.

A bilingual publication

China Perspectives also appears in French under the title Perspectives chinoises; all articles written in one language are translated into the other; the content of both versions is strictly identical.

Structured in four sections

  • A Special Feature coordinated by an expert on the topic, which is approached through a collection of peer-reviewed research articles;
  • Peer-reviwed Research Articles devoted to all aspects of contemporary China;
  • Current Affairs: research notes on recent news articles or academic publications providing background on current events and discussions in China;
  • Book Reviews of recent publications as well as longer review essays of important works tracking the latest developments in the field of research.

Archiving Policy

  • Publisher’s version/PDF only, after a 1-year embargo following publication.
  • Publisher copyright and source must be acknowledged with set statement. Mandatory OA: 1-year embargo can be lifted upon decision of publisher.

Editorial Board

ARSÈNE Séverine, The University of Hong Kong

ATTANÉ Isabelle, INED, Paris

CABESTAN Jean-Pierre, Hong Kong Baptist University

CAI Yongshun, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

CHAN Anita, The Australian National University

CHENG Edmund, Hong Kong Baptist University

CHU Yun-han, National Taiwan University

COLIN Sébastien, INALCO, Paris

DE KLOET Jeroen, The University of Amsterdam and Beijing Film Academy


EVANS Harriet, London School of Economics and Political Science

FROISSART Chloé, University of Rennes 2

FU Hualing, The University of Hong Kong

GUIHEUX Gilles, Université Paris Diderot

HSIAO Michael, Academia Sinica, Taipei

HUANG Youqin, University at Albany, State University of New York

HUCHET Jean-François, INALCO, Paris

JACKA Tamara, The Australian National University

JI Zhe, INALCO, Paris

JOBIN Paul, Academia Sinica, Taipei

KAN Karita, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

KIELY Jan, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

LE MENTEC Katiana, CNRS, Paris

LING Minhua, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

MUYARD Frank, EFEO/National Central University, Taipei

NAUGHTON Barry, University of California, San Diego

PALMER David A., The University of Hong Kong

PILS Eva, King’s College London

QIU Jack Linchuan, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

SCHUBERT Gunter, Eberhard Karis University Tübingen

SO Alvin, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

THIREAU Isabelle, EHESS, CNRS, Paris

TSAI Kellee, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

UNGER Jonathan, The Australian National University

VEG Sebastian, EHESS, Paris

VERMANDER Benoît, Fudan University, Shanghai

XIANG Biao, University of Oxford

YUEN Samson, Lingnan University

ZHANG Yinde, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3

ZWEIG David, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

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