Published for over thirty years, Modern China has been an indispensable source of scholarship in history and the social sciences on late-imperial, twentieth-century, and present-day China. Modern China presents scholarship based on new research or research that is devoted to new interpretations, new questions, and new answers to old questions.
Spanning the full sweep of Chinese studies of six centuries, Modern China encourages scholarship that crosses over the old "premodern/modern" and "modern/contemporary" divides. In addition to research articles, Modern China presents periodic symposia on important topics in Chinese studies, critical essays on the state of Chinese studies, in-depth review articles on particular areas of scholarship, and reviews of books of unusual quality and significance.
Modern China symposia:
The 1911 Revolution. Modern China, 2.2 (April 1976).
Mao and Marx. Modern China, 2.4, 3.1, 2, and 4 (October 1976; January, April, October 1977).
Philip C. C. Huang "The Paradigmatic Crisis in Chinese Studies: Paradoxes in Social and Economic History," Modern China, 17, 3 (July 1991) (Paradigmatic Issues in Chinese Studies, I).
Ideology and Theory in the Study of Modern Chinese Literature: Paradigmatic Issues in Chinese Studies, II, Modern China, 19.1 (January 1993).
"Public Sphere" / "Civil Society" in China? Paradigmatic Issues in Chinese Studies, III, Modern China, 19.2 (April 1993).
Rethinking the Chinese Revolution: Paradigmatic Issues in Chinese Studies, IV, Modern China, 21.1 (January 1995).
Theory and Practice in the Study of Modern Chinese History: Paradigmatic Issues in Chinese Studies, V, Modern China, 24.2 (April 1998).
The Nature of the Chinese State: Dialogues among Western and Chinese Scholars, I, Modern China, 34, 1 (January. 2008).
"Whither Chinese Reforms? Dialogues among Western and Chinese Scholars, II" Modern China, 35, 3 (July 2009).
Constitutionalism, Reform, and the Nature of the Chinese State: Dialogues among Western and Chinese Scholars, III, Modern China, 36, 1 (January 2010).
Chongqing: China’s New Experiment –Dialogues among Western and Chinese Scholars, IV, Modern China, 37, 6 (November 2011).
"State Capitalism" or "Socialist Market Economy"?—Dialogues among Western and Chinese Scholars, V, Modern China, 38, 6 (November 2012).
Development "Planning" in Present-Day China--System, Process, and Mechanism: Dialogues among Western and Chinese Scholars, VI, Modern China, 39, 6 (November 2013).
Special Issue: The Basis for the Legitimacy of the Chinese Political System: Whence and Whither? Dialogues among Western and Chinese Scholars, VII, Modern China, 40, 2 (March 2014).
Special Issue: “The Social Science of Practice and China Research” (Conference November 2-3, 2019, in honor of Professor Philip Huang’s 80th birthday)，Modern China, 47, 1 (January 2021).