Permanent Call for Contributions

A quarterly scientific journal, China Perspectives aims to publish recent and original research beyond disciplinary boundaries. China Perspectives welcomes outstanding contributions on the political, social, economic, and cultural configurations of contemporary Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan.

Based and printed in Hong Kong, China Perspectives has been close to the field since 1995 and endeavors to publish groundbreaking academic work. The journal is open to any theoretical or methodological framework. It is endowed with an Editorial Board of internationally recognized experts in the social sciences. It is indexed in 9 international databases such as Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science), JSTOR and SCOPUS, and is ranked by the French Council for the Evaluation of Research (HCERES) in Political Science, Sociology/Demography and Anthropology. China Perspectives is a bilingual journal, simultaneously published in French language as Perspectives chinoises. All articles written in one language are translated into the other; the content of both versions is strictly identical.

Peer-reviewed Research Articles

Research articles should be no longer than 8,000 words long and submitted by email to or directly on the website. The journal only accepts original submissions, which are not being reviewed by another journal. Authors are invited to read our ethical policy as well as our writing instructions. The editorial committee judges if the manuscript fits in the scope of the journal. All submissions are blindly reviewed by two anonymous external referees. The review process is usually completed within six months.

Research articles can be published in two different sections.

  • The Special Feature section introduces an important China-related issue studied through a collection of research articles. Interested scholars are welcome to submit a convincing concept note to the editorial committee. They can launch a call for papers or personally collect the abstracts of their contributors, for example after a conference or a workshop (for more information, see our Guest Editors’ Guide). Individual authors are invited to regularly look at our website for thematic “calls for papers”. The diversity of themes and approaches covered in our past issues help understand complex dimensions of Chinese society, economy and politics.
  • Research articles can also be submitted as individual articles focusing on any aspect of contemporary China. For this type of manuscript, there is no expected deadline; the submissions are reviewed in a continuous process. Once an article is accepted for publication, it is scheduled for one of the next coming issues.

Current Affairs articles and Book Reviews

Using a variety of approaches, China Perspectives is reactive to current events while maintaining the distance necessary to academic research. The journal thus invites scholars and experts to send contributions of 4,000 words to the Current Affairs section, highlighting recent trends in Chinese society. The journal also welcomes authors to write in the Book Reviews section, introducing recent publications in 1,000 words essays or in longer review essays of important works tracking the latest developments in academic research.

If you are interested in contributing to our Current Affairs or Book Reviews section, please send an enquiry to our Editorial Manager (

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