Statement of aims 宗旨

JCCP | Statement of aims 宗旨

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, cultural psychology and methodology, among others). Its aim is to bring out the best in scholarship, transcending traditional academic boundaries in an innovative manner.

We encourage contributors to put China and the Chinese into comparative perspective as far as they can. JCCP will not be simply about China – there are already several 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 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 sense.

We also accept 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.

In addition to research articles, research reports and commentaries, JCCP will also publish 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 comparative perspective. Certain issues of the journal may focus on a particular subject, and we welcome suggestions for themes.

JCCP 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 therein are of interest beyond the academic arena to policymakers as well as readers with a general interest in China-related themes.


  《中国比较研究》(JCCP) 用于发表对当代中国进行多学科和跨学科比较研究之原创性论文,题目涵盖社会和人文科学诸多领域。本刊鼓励从不同学科的角度 (包括政治学、经济学、国际关系、历史、社会学、人类学、文化心理学及其它学科) 对同一问题或专题进行辩论、合作或合著,旨在创新性地超越传统的学术界限,以臻学问之佳境。

本刊所有文章都与中国比较研究相关,它不仅只是有关中国— 业内已有大量的有关中国研究的优秀期刊。本刊旨在从比较视野观察中国,及其于更广范围内之发展、理念、运动、关系和制度。比较研究包括以中国为专题案例,适用于一般性的应用理论,或从有关中国及他国或范畴之比较数据得出分析性结论。该比较可区域、可全球,可历史、可当代,亦可为视角性的比较 — 中国对他者之观察及中国在政治、经济、军事、文化领域与外界接触时,他者对中国之观察。