British Journal of Chinese Studies

ISSN 2048-0601


The British Journal of Chinese Studies is a biannual, peer-reviewed, fully open access e-journal. We publish research on China, broadly defined, spanning the disciplines of the arts, humanities, and social sciences. We are interested in work on all time periods, but encourage contributors to establish contemporary relevance in their arguments. Engagement with Chinese language sources is essential to all research published in the journal. We are particularly committed to supporting gender and ethnic equality in Chinese Studies and welcome submissions from PhD students and early career researchers. Until issue 9.1 (2019) we published under the name Journal of the British Association for Chinese Studies.

All information about the journal, including current and past volumes, and submission information, may be found via the link above.


  • Gerda Wielander (University of Westminster;
  • Heather Inwood (University of Cambridge;
  • Hannah Theaker (copy editor)

Editorial Board

  • Hongwei Bao (University of Nottingham)
  • Tim Barrett (School of Oriental and African Studies)
  • Sarah Dauncey (University of Nottingham)
  • Jane Duckett (University of Glasgow)
  • Harriet Evans (University of Westminster)
  • Natascha Gentz (University of Edinburgh)
  • Rachel Leow (University of Cambridge)
  • Astrid Nordin (King’s College London)
  • Naomi Standen (University of Birmingham)
  • Qian Suoqiao (University of Newcastle)


  • Mariane Bignotto (pdf)
  • Konrad Schlatte (website)