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Journal of Current Chinese Affairs

King’s College Lau China Institute is delighted to jointly edit the Journal of Current Chinese Affairs with the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA).

About the Journal

The Journal of Current Chinese Affairs is an internationally refereed academic journal published by the GIGA Institute of Asian Studies, Hamburg. The journal focuses on current developments in Greater China. Three times a year it is simultaneously published online as an Open Access journal, and as a printed version. The Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, unlike some other Open Access publications, does not charge its authors any fee. The editors are Professor Kerry Brown, Lau China Institute, King’s College London, and Dr Georg Strüver, GIGA Institute of Asian Studies, Hamburg. 




Journal readership

The Journal of Current Chinese Affairs reaches a broad international readership in academia, administration and business circles. It is devoted to the transfer of scholarly insights to a wide audience.

The journal is committed to publishing high-quality, original research on current issues in China in a format and style that is accessible across disciplines and to professionals with an interest in the region.

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The editors welcome contributions on current affairs within Greater China, including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. Submissions can focus on emerging topics and current developments as well as on future-oriented debates in the fields of China's global and regional roles; political, economic and social developments including foreign affairs, business, finance, cultural industries, religion, education, science and technology; and so on. 

Contributions are published in one of three sections: Research articles cover original research, are theoretically grounded, empirically sound and reflect the state of the art in modern China studies. Analyses reflect new thinking, are based in practical and/or professional experience and are non-partisan contributions to an understanding of policies, business, economic and cultural practice, and other evolving themes. Review articles provide an overview over recently published studies and the state of the art of current affairs within Greater China.    

All manuscripts are peer-reviewed for acceptance, and the editors will respond within three months. Research articles should not exceed 10,000 words; analyses and review articles should not exceed 5,000 words (both incl. abstract and references). The Journal of Current Chinese Affairs only accepts English-language manuscripts, which must be submitted exclusively to this publication.


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Interested readers can access the abstracts and tables of contents of the current and earlier issues of the journal via the webpage.

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