Journal of China in Global and Comparative Perspectives (JCGCP), formerly, Journal of China in Comparative Perspective (JCCP), publishes original multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary comparative research on China on a wide range of topics in the social and human sciences. It encourages debate, cooperation and co-authorship on the same issue or theme from different disciplines (including politics, economics, international relations, history, sociology, anthropology, pedagogy, law, media, cultural Studies, social psychologycultural and methodology). Its aim is to bring out the best in scholarship, transcending traditional academic boundaries in an innovative manner.

JCGCP is not simply about China – there are already several excellent China journals – but about from global and comparative viewpoints looking at China 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 analytical 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 senses.

We also consider articles that draw contrasts between China and non-China, Chinese people and non-Chinese people, or academic debates and dialogues between Chinese and non-Chinese, Chinese perspectives of the world or human knowledge, and non-Chinese perspectives of China in a global context.

In addition to research articles, research reports and commentaries, JCGCP also publishes 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 global and comparative perspectives. Certain issues of the journal may focus on a particular subject, and we welcome suggestions for themes.

JCGCP 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 in JCCP are subjected to a rigorous process of blind peer review. Although it was conceived as an academic journal, the editorial policy is to ensure that articles that appear herein are of interest beyond the academic arena to policymakers, as well as readers with a general interest in China-related themes.

Honorary Editor: Stephan Feuchtwang, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK

Editor-in-Chief: Xiangqun Chang, Global China Academy, UK

Senior Associate Editor: Frances Wood, British Library; SOAS, University London, UK

Review Editor: Keith Jackson, SOAS, University of London, UK; Kwansei Gakuin, Japan

Executive Editors:

  • Jack Barbalet, Australian Catholic University, Australia
  • Susanne Brandtstädter, University of Cologne, Germany
  • Kam Wing Chan, University of Washington, USA
  • Andrew Fischer, International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, Netherlands
  • Bettina Gransow, Free University of Berlin, Germany
  • Carsten Herrmann-Pillath, Erfurt University, Germany
  • Martin Jacques, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Maria Jaschok, University of Oxford, UK
  • Laurence Roulleau-Berger, French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France
  • Gonçalo D. Santos, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Peter Schroeder, University College London, UK
  • Shigeto Sonoda, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Julia Strauss, SOAS, University of London, UK
  • Peter van der Veer, The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity at Göttingen, Germany
  • Chenggang Xu, Stafford University, USA
  • Peter Zarrow, University of Connecticut, USA




Journal of China in Global and Comparative Perspectives invites submissions of original, previously unpublished articles in English, Chinese or both languages. Information on submissions (Dual languages, Articles and themes, Book reviews, General submission guidelines, Reviewing procedures, Title page and affiliation, Abstract, Summary, and Keywords, Word limits, Presentation, Referencing, Tables and figures, Permissions, Notes on rendering Chinese names, Examples of topics and themes) can be found on the ‘Guidance for contributors’ page of the GCP House Style Guide.

English edition

ISSN 2633-9544 (print); ISSN 2633-9552 (online)
ISBN 978-1-910334-51-5

Permission: The publisher requires authors as the rights holder to sign an agreement when making a submission.

Disclaimer: The publisher, editors, and authors cannot accept any legal responsibility for any errors or problems with respect to the material published herein.

Copyright: ©Global Century Press 2015. All rights for this book reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior permission of the copyright owner.

Open access 

Journal of China in Global and Comparative (JCGCP) adopts a dual mode of open access (OA) and subscription.

Under the open access model, we make some or all of our content freely available to the public, promoting academic exchange and knowledge sharing. This means that readers can freely access and download certain articles or portions of the journal’s content, without any payment or subscription required.

At the same time, we also offer a subscription model, providing readers who need it with wider access and services. Through subscription, readers can gain access to the full content of the journal, special features or additional resources, as well as other benefits exclusive to subscribers.

It is significant different from the hybrid open-access journals which are typically based on the payment of the author or their institution. Through the dual model, we aim to balance considerations of public interest and commerciality, meeting the broad readership’s demand for open access, while also providing certain financial support for the sustainable development of the journal.

Production team

  • English editing and proofreading: Helen Birkbecks and Ingrid Cranfield
  • hinese editing and proofreading: LI Zhuyue
  • English Graphic design and typesetting: Mark Lee
  • Chinese Graphic design and typesetting: Jun Pu
  • Website Designers and Supporters: Kiven Liu and Wen Chen

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