Instructions for Authors
General InstructionsThe China Journal welcomes contributions from all points of view and from all fields of the social sciences and humanities. Articles should be comprehensible to a broad readership within the field of modern China studies.
Submission of an article is taken to mean that it has not been previously published and is not being considered for publication in another journal.
Submitting a Paper
After a Paper’s Acceptance
Pinyin is used for transliteration of Chinese words except for well-known names and titles such as Sun Yat-sen and Chiang Kai-shek. If you are able to, in the main text of the paper please include the Chinese characters directly after the pinyin
The editors will reword, if possible, any use of a purely masculine word where it more correctly refers to both male and female.
Footnote references are in the form:
1 Gu Hua, A Small Town Called Hibiscus (Beijing: Panda Press, 1983), pp. 230-4.
2 Victor Nee, "Peasant Household Individualism", in William Parish (ed.), Chinese Rural Development: The Great Transformation (Armonk: M. E. Sharpe, 1985), p. 170.
Journal references are in the form:
3 Gerald Chan, "The Two-Chinas Problem and the Olympic Formula", Pacific Affairs, Vol.18, No.3 (Fall 1985), p. 475.
Please include translations for foreign-language words, phrases, book titles, and journal titles. Foreign words are italicized except for article titles and publishing companies. For Chinese titles, words are lower case except for the first word of the title and proper names and places. Generally in footnotes, there is no need to include Chinese characters.
4 Wu Ming, "Lun Zhongguo geming shi" (On the History of the Chinese Revolution), Renmin ribao [People's Daily, hereafter RMRB], 3 January, 1953, p. 1.
5 Wu Wei, Zhongguo xin xieshizhuyi wenxue (New Realism Literature from China) (Beijing: Renmin Chubanshe, 1988), p. 11.
Articles and books should be given shortened titles where the work is cited more than once:
6 Gu Hua, A Small Town, pp. 230-4.
7 Wu Ming, "Lun Zhongguo", p. 1.