About us

Editorial team

Honorary Editor: Stephan Feuchtwang (The London School of Economics, LSE, UK)
Editor: Xiangqun Chang (Global China Academy; UCL, UK)
Review Editor: Keith Jackson (SOAS, UoL, UK; Doshisha University, Japan)
Associate Editors:
Matthew Wills (University of California, UCSD, USA)
Costanza Pernigotti (Global China Academy, UK; ZUMC, China)
Editorial Board 
International Consultation Board
Academic Advisory Committee

Statement of aims

Journal of China in Comparative Perspective (JCCP ISSN 2040-0837) is the only peer-reviewed academic dual-language journal for social scientific, humanities and comparative studies of China in the world, published biannually in June and December in print and electronic versions by the Global Century Press from 2015.

JCCP encourages contributors to put the material about China into comparative perspective in JCCP as far as they can. JCCP will not be simply about China (there are already a large amount of 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 using China as a case study to examine 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.

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.


Guidance for contributors to JCCP

As a Journal with bilingual element, JCCP invites submissions of original previously unpublished articles in English, Chinese or in both languages according to the following guidelines:


  • We very much encourage our Contributors to submit articles in both English and Chinese versions.
  • Articles can be submitted in either English or Chinese without translation. However, we ask authors to provide a one-page Summary of approximately 500 characters in Chinese (for articles written in English) and of 500 words in English for articles written in Chinese.
  • A translation service can be provided at the Contributor’s cost.  

Articles and themes:

  • Article submissions should be consistent with the aims of the Journal. Please read our statement of aims carefully before submitting.
  • We also welcome proposals for whole issues of JCCP organised around a common theme. If accepted, the proposers of successful proposals for theme-based issues are invited to act as Guest Editors of the Journal. Note that each contribution to a specially edited themed issue will have to pass the normal reviewing process.

Book reviews:

  • We compiled a list of more than 170 titles for review. The list can be accessed here:  170 titles.
  • We also welcome reviews of books and other published materials not on this list and of interest to readers of JCCP.
  • If you would like to write a book review or a review essay please complete the following online form.  We can then arrange the book(s) to be posted to you at the address you specify in the online form.  
  • The ‘guidance for contributors’ presented in this document applies both to book reviews and review essays.



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Previously edited but not yet published issues: acknowledgments and update

Owing to financial constraints, we were unable to publish previously edited issues when JCCP was at LSE until August 2013, when a sample issue was published (download a free copy of the sample issue). We offer our special thanks to Dr Geoffrey Gowlland and Dr Keith Jackson, the Editors of Bijiao: China in Comparative Perspective Book Review (CCPBR, ISSN: 2045-0680) for their dedication and hard work in editing the book review for the 2011–12 and 2013–14 issues, respectively. Thanks are due to Professor Jackson also for consenting to act as book review Editor of the Journal of China in Comparative Perspective (JCCP) and become more involved in JCCP’s editorial work. Our thanks go also to Professor Kent Deng, Professor of Economic History at the LSE and former Editor of CCPN publications, for his efforts and support, as well as to Dr Victor Teo and Dr Goncalo Santos, both former LSE Fellows, for working with the MSc in China in Comparative Perspective, and Dr Sergey Radchenko, former LSE Fellow of the History of International Relations, for their hard work in initiating JCCP and their continued involvement in it. We are extremely grateful to all the members of the Editorial Board, International Consultation Board and Academic Advisory Committee for staying with us throughout this difficult period and being so supportive of JCCP. We are particularly grateful as ever to Professor Stephan Feuchtwang, former Editor-in-chief of all the CCPN, publications including the working paper series and Bijiao: China in Comparative Perspective (ISSN 2043-0434) for his dedication and valued advice and for laying the foundations of CCPN publications. Professor Feuchtwang will continue to assist in the publication of JCCP book reviews.

JCCP's electronic articles can be accessed online. However, both the working paper series and the book (CCPBR) reviews were discontinued as separate publications from 2014, but selected review pieces, essays and working papers are available in JCCP from 2015.