About

China Perspectives is an academic journal, established in 1995, devoted to all aspects of the study of contemporary China.


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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; indexed in 8 international databases (including SCOPUS); ranked by the French Council for the Evaluation of Research (HCERES) in Political Science, Sociology/demography and Anthropology.

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 Chinese 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 varied articles. Several special features have proven particularly popular over the years, such as those on China’s entry into WTO, the 10th anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong, the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen movement, and the Deadlock in Tibet; 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

ALLIO Fiorella, CNRS, Aix-Marseille
ASH Robert, SOAS, University of London
BARMÉ Geremie, The Australian National University
BÉJA Jean-Philippe, CNRS, Paris
BERGÈRE Marie-Claire, INALCO, Paris
BIANCO Lucien, EHESS, Paris
BILLETER Jean-François, Université de Genève
BILLIOUD Sébastien, Université Paris Diderot
BONNIN Michel, EHESS, Paris *
BURNS John, The University of Hong Kong *
CABESTAN Jean-Pierre, Hong Kong Baptist University *
CHAN Anita, The Australian National University
CHAN Thomas, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
CHENG Joseph Y.S., City University of Hong Kong
CHOUKROUNE Leïla, Maastricht University
CHU Yun-han, National Taiwan University
CHUNG Jae Ho, Seoul National University
DÉMURGER Sylvie, CNRS, Lyon
DIKÖTTER Frank, The University of Hong Kong *
DIRLIK Arif, Eugene, Oregon
DUTRAIT Noël, Université de Provence
FABRE Guilhem, Université du Havre
FRIEDMAN Edward, University of Wisconsin-Madison
GIPOULOUX François, EHESS, Paris
GODEMENT François, Sciences Po, Paris
GOLD Thomas, University of California, Berkeley
GOODMAN David, University of Sydney
GUIHEUX Gilles, Université Paris Diderot
HAMILTON Gary, The University of Washington
HO Szu-Yin, National Chengchi University, Taipei
HOWE Christopher, SOAS, University of London
HSIAO Michael, Academia Sinica, Taipei
HUCHET Jean-François, INALCO, Paris
KUAH-PEARCE Khun-Eng, Monash University Malaysia
KUAN Hsin-Chi, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
LEMOINE Françoise, CEPII, Paris
LUBMAN Stanley, University of California, Berkeley
MEISSNER Werner, Hong Kong Baptist University
MUYARD Frank, National Central University, Taiwan
NATHAN Andrew, Columbia University
NAUGHTON Barry, University of California, San Diego
PALMER David, The University of Hong Kong *
PILS Eva, King’s College London
SAICH Tony, Harvard University
SAUTEDÉ Éric, independent researcher
SCHUBERT Gunter, Universität Tübingen
SHAMBAUGH David, The George Washington University, Washington DC
THIREAU Isabelle, EHESS, Paris
TING Wai, Hong Kong Baptist University
UNGER Jonathan, The Australian National University
VEG Sebastian, EHESS
VERMANDER Benoît, Fudan University, Shanghai
WHITE Lynn, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University
WU Guoguang, University of Victoria, Canada
ZHANG Yinde, Université Paris 3
ZWEIG David, The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology

(* Members of the Executive Committee)

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