Aims & Scope


Chinese Studies is an international journal about China and Chinese civilization. The goal of this journal is to provide a platform for social scientists and academicians all over the world to promote scholarship on China and China-related topics.

All manuscripts must be prepared in English and are subject to a rigorous and fair peer-review process. Generally, accepted papers will appear online within 3 weeks followed by printed hard copy. The journal publishes original academic papers including but not limited to those with the following focuses (in alphabetical order):

  • · Banking and financial institutions in China
  • · China in a global context
  • · Chinese archeology
  • · Chinese arts (visual arts, audio arts, performance arts, etc.)
  • · Chinese business and management
  • · Chinese communities abroad
  • · Chinese culture
  • · Chinese economy
  • · Chinese education
  • · Chinese ethnic minorities
  • · Chinese folklore and folklife
  • · Chinese historical geography
  • · Chinese history
  • · Chinese linguistics
  • · Chinese literature
  • · Chinese media
  • · Chinese philosophy
  • · Chinese politics
  • · Chinese public and academic information resources
  • · Chinese religion
  • · Chinese society
  • · Environmental development in China
  • · Healthcare and welfare in China
  • · Philological study of pre-modern Chinese texts
  • · Rural and/or urban China
  • · Silkroad and Dunhuang Studies
  • · Social and behavioral sciences in China
  • · Taiwan and cross-strait relations
  • · Tourism in China
  • · Women and gender in China

  • The Journal also publishes:
    1) Short reports — 2-5 page papers in which an author can present either preliminary data or an idea with theoretical background, but has not yet completed the research needed for a complete paper;
    2) Book reviews — Comments and critiques;
    3) English translations of Chinese documents.