Journal of Modern Chinese History

In recent years, the main force for research into modern Chinese history has been Chinese scholars, who up until this point have not had a Western outlet for their scholarship. The Institute of Modern History of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences seeks to re-dress this with its international publication, the Journal of Modern Chinese History: a new platform for Chinese and foreign scholars to exchange ideas directly. Fully refereed and published twice a year, the journal focuses on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It aims to promote research on modern Chinese history by encouraging discussion of political, economic, ideological, cultural and military history. The journal also encourages discussion on the history of society, foreign affairs, and gender as well as regional research and historiography. The Journal of Modern Chinese History welcomes all original research including research articles, review articles and research notes, especially those reflecting recent developments in scholarship.

2 issues per year.

Publisher: 
Routledge
ISSN (print): 
1753-5654
ISSN (online): 
1753-5662

Latest articles

Volume 11 (2)

Introduction: state, society, and the individual in wartime China during the 1930s and 1940s
vol. 11 (2): 175-179
Intellectual officers, professional journals, and military change in the Northeast and National Revolutionary Armies, 1928–1937
vol. 11 (2): 180-208
The maneuvering between Jiang Jieshi and southwestern warlords in the campaign to “exterminate the Communists” in 1934
vol. 11 (2): 209-226
The United Front in the context of politics based on personal relationships: the story of Mixian County in an age of ambivalence
vol. 11 (2): 227-248
The dark side of the war: corruption in the Guomindang government during World War II
vol. 11 (2): 249-263
Mobilizing the dead in wartime Chongqing
vol. 11 (2): 264-287
The migration of modernity: an alternative perspective on everyday life in rural communist base areas during wartime, 1937–1949
vol. 11 (2): 288-302
Desperate fighting: divorce petitions of soldiers’ spouses in the Communist base areas during the War of Resistance
vol. 11 (2): 303-322
Surviving the Second World War in Manchukuo: memories of Korean experiences of the war in Manchurian farming villages
vol. 11 (2): 323-340
The emergence of the modern Chinese diplomats: officials in the Zongli yamen, waiwu bu and legations, 1861–1911, by LI Wenjie, Beijing, SDX Joint Publishing Company, 2017, 565 pp., ISBN 978-7-108-05644-3
vol. 11 (2): 341-344
Xuezheng regulations and the imperial system in the Qing dynasty, by AN Dongqiang, Beijing, Social Sciences Academic Press, 2017, 328 pp., ISBN 978-7-5201-0465-1
vol. 11 (2): 344-345
A collection of historical documents on Weng Wenhao and the Chinese War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression, compiled by CHEN Qianping, Beijing, Social Sciences Academic Press, 2017, 2 volumes, 863 pp., ISBN 978-7-5097-9823-2
vol. 11 (2): 345-347
The gender of memory: rural women and China’s collective past, by Gail HERSHATTER, translated by ZHANG Yun, Beijing, People’s Publishing House, 2017, 439 pp., ISBN 978-7-01-016781-7
vol. 11 (2): 347-349

Volume 11 (1)

Sharing a similar fate: the historical process of the Korean Communists’ merger with the Chinese Communist Party (1919–1936)
vol. 11 (1): 1-28
Sharing a similar fate: the historical process of the Korean Communists’ merger with the Chinese Communist Party (1919–1936)
vol. 11 (1): 1-28
The politics of the Shanghai courts: the state, local elites, and social networks in Nationalist China, 1927–1937
vol. 11 (1): 29-49
The politics of the Shanghai courts: the state, local elites, and social networks in Nationalist China, 1927–1937
vol. 11 (1): 29-49
Lao-Zhuang in the vernacular: two evolutionary readings
vol. 11 (1): 50-71
Lao-Zhuang in the vernacular: two evolutionary readings
vol. 11 (1): 50-71
The Nationalist government’s efforts to recover Chinese sovereignty over the islands in the South China Sea after the end of World War Two
vol. 11 (1): 72-96