Journal of the British Association for Chinese Studies

ISSN 2048-0601


The Journal of the British Association for Chinese Studies (JBACS) is a peer-reviewed e-journal publishing articles and reviews in the discipline areas covered by BACS: Arts / Humanities and Social Sciences on traditional and modern China. This is a service provided by BACS for the benefit of the academic community: there are no charges to readers or contributors. Our editorial board comprises leading academics from the UK Chinese Studies community and all submissions are subjected to rigorous double blind review by leading researchers from around the world. We aim to turn around submissions within a short space of time, thus making JBACS one of the fastest routes to high (REF) quality, open-access publication in Chinese Studies.

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If you would like to submit an article or a book review, please check the JBACS manuscript guidelines.

All material should be submitted via email to the JBACS editors.


  • Gerda Wielander (University of Westminster;
  • Heather Inwood (University of Cambridge;

Editorial Board

  • Tim Barrett (School of Oriental and African Studies)
  • Stephanie Hemelryk Donald (University of New South Wales)
  • Jane Duckett (University of Glasgow)
  • Harriet Evans (University of Westminster)
  • Stephan Feuchtwang (London School of Economics)
  • Natascha Gentz (University of Edinburgh)
  • Rana Mitter (University of Oxford)
  • Qian Suoqiao (University of Newcastle)
  • Caroline Rose (University of Leeds)
  • Naomi Standen (University of Birmingham)
  • Yao Shujie (University of Nottingham)