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Twentieth-Century China

Vol. 33 (2007) - Vol. 35 (2010)

Twentieth-Century China (ISSN 1521-5385) is a refereed biannual scholarly journal with issues appearing in November and April. Published by The Ohio State University Press, the journal's chief editor is Christopher A. Reed of The Ohio State University's Department of History. The journal publishes original scholarly contributions that set forth innovative research and methodologies engaging significant historiographic or interpretive issues regarding China's long twentieth century as seen through the mainland, Taiwan, Hong Kong, or diasporic activities. It also encourages comparative empirical and/or theoretical studies that are rooted in Chinese experience but touch on non-China-related issues. In addition, the journal also seeks to provide a forum for research notes, scholarly conferences, project announcements, and similar activities that promote the academic pursuits of the journal's readers around the world. Twentieth-Century China originated in 1975 as a newsletter, The Chinese Republican Studies Newsletter, issued by Lloyd Eastman, one of the American luminaries of Republican Chinese history. Eastman was also the journal's founding editor, bringing out in 1983 the first issue of what was then called Republican China (ISSN 0893-2344). In 1997, reflecting the growing trend among historians and historically oriented social scientists to emphasize the historical continuities in China's twentieth-century experience (rather than adhering to the somewhat artificial categories of "Republican" and "People's Republic" history), editor Steve Averill persuaded the board to rename the journal Twentieth-Century China.

Published by: The Ohio State University Press

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E-ISSN: 1940-5065
Print ISSN: 1521-5385

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