The Journal of China in Comparative Perspective 《中国比较研究》


The Journal of China in Comparative Perspective


The Journal of China in Comparative Perspective (JCCP) 《中国比较研究》is the only peer-reviewed open access bilingual journal on social scientific studies of China in the world, published biannually in both print and electronic versions, by the China in Comparative Perspective Network (CCPN) at LSE before 2013 and CCPN Global from 2013 (ISSN 2040-0837 in print; ISSN 2040-0845 online).

Statement of aims 主旨

The JCCP publishes original multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary comparative research on China on a wide range of topics within the social and human sciences. It encourages debate, cooperation, or co-authorship on the same issue or theme from different disciplines (including politics, economics, international relations, history, sociology, anthropology, cultural psychology, methodology, among others). Its aim is to bring out the best in scholarship transcending traditional academic boundaries in an innovative manner.

We encourage contributors to put the contents of China into comparative perspective in the JCCP as much as they can. The JCCP will not be simply about China – there are already several excellent China journals. It will be about looking at China from a comparative viewpoint as a player in broader patterns of development, ideas, movements, networks, and systems. Comparison includes taking China as a case study of a generally applicable theory, or drawing analytic conclusions from comparative data about China and some other country or context. The comparison may be regional or global, historical or contemporary, and it may involve a comparison of perceptions. China’s perceptions of others and others’ perceptions of China in the context of China’s encounter with the outside world in the political, economic, military, and cultural sense.

We also accept articles which make contrasts between China and non-China, Chinese people and non-Chinese people, or academic debates or dialogues between Chinese and non-Chinese.

In addition to research articles, research reports, and commentaries, the JCCP will also publish periodic symposia on selected topics, in-depth review articles on particular areas of scholarship, and reviews of books of unusual quality and significance for the study of China in comparative perspective. Issues of the journal may be organized into themes, and we welcome suggestions for whole thematic issues.

The JCCP is a strictly non-partisan publication and does not support or discriminate against any political, ideological or religious viewpoint. In accordance with standard academic practice, articles submitted for publication to the JCCP are subjected to a rigorous process of blind peer review. Although conceived as an academic journal, the editorial policy is to ensure that articles that appear therein are of interest beyond the academic arena to both policy-makers as well as readers with a general interest in China-related themes.

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