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  25 years

Journal of Contemporary China
25th Anniversary Reception

at the Association for Asian Studies
2017 Convention

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Friday, March 17, 2017

Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
Willow Center Room

The Journal of Contemporary China will celebrate it’s 25th year by hosting a reception at the 2017 Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Annual Conference held on March 17th in Toronto, Ontario.  Founded by Professor Suisheng Zhao in 1992, the Journal of Contemporary China has constantly ranked among the top China and area studies journals in the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI).

For more information about the AAS conference please visit:


Photos from our recent 2016 Annual Sabel Award Dinner honoring Benjamin van Rooij. Featuring keynote speakers Ambassador Chas Freeman and Dr. Carla Freeman.


In the News


Professor Suisheng Zhao presented a keynote speech, "The US views of President Xi’s Diplomacy," at the international symposium on President Xi Jinping Diplomacy held at the University of Macau on December 21, 2017.

Professor Suisheng Zhao’s article “Was Trump’s China trip more than a spectacular show?” was published today by Nikkei Asian Review.

Thursday October 12, 2017 - Prof. Zhao joined the hour-long NPR radio show 1A - “China: How a Superpower Sets Its Agenda,” to discuss the forthcoming 19th Communist Party Congress.
In addition to Prof. Zhao, guests included: Anthony Kuhn, international correspondent based in Beijing China, NPR; Elizabeth Economy, Senior fellow and director of Asia studies, Council on Foreign Relations; and Ji-Young Lee Assistant professor at American University. To listen to the show please visit:

On February 23rd 2017, Prof. Zhao gave a presentation at the International Academic Workshop on Ideological Battles for China's Political Futures in MERICS, Berlin, Germany.

Friday Feb 10th, Prof. Zhao sat on a panel at the University of Pennsylvania, Asian Law Review conference; Issues in Arbitration in Asia: The Arbitral Landscape After the South China Sea Arbitration. Other panelists included: Prof. Jacques de Lisle, Patrick M. Norton, Prof. Catherine A Rogers, Christopher K. Tahbaz, Dr. Isaac Kardon, Oliver Lewis and Andrew Loewenstein.

Prof. Zhao was a guest on Radio Sputnik UK's show World in Focus. Prof. Zhao's comments start at about minute 33:

A recent publication by Prof. Zhao in East Asia Forum, published by Australian National University. Read it here:

Prof. Zhao was a guest on The Heat - the episode can be viewed here:

The Chinese Social Sciences News wrote this article to celebrate 25 anniversary of the Journal of Contemporary China.

Prof. Zhao was on the BBC - His comments can be heard at about minute 38. The program can be accessed here: President Trump Takes Office

The China Review News Agency story about Prof. Zhao's public lecture at Renmin University's Chongyang Financial Institute on January 14. The topic was “American Reflection on the engagement with China as backdrop of President-elect Trump’s China Policy.”