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Journal of Contemporary China

Journal of Contemporary China The Journal of Contemporary China publishes articles of theoretical and policy research and research notes, as well as book reviews, related to contemporary Chinese affairs. It is the only English language journal edited in North America that provides exclusive information about contemporary Chinese affairs for scholars, businessmen and government policy-makers. It publishes articles of theoretical and policy research and research notes, as well as book reviews.

The journal's fields of interest include:

  • economics
  • political science
  • law culture
  • literature
  • business
  • history
  • international relations
  • sociology and other social sciences and humanities.


Suisheng Zhao, Executive Director
Center for China-U.S. Cooperation, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver

Publication Details

Published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
ISSN Print 1067-0564
ISSN Online 1469-9400

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