Historical Studies of Contemporary China is a collaboration between Brill and the Social Sciences Academic Press to bring the best of Chinese historical scholarship to English speaking readers. This series draws on articles from the journal
Studies of Contemporary Chinese History 《当代中国史研究》 (
Dangdai Zhongguo shi yanjiu). Published by the Institute of Contemporary China at the China Academy of Social Sciences, this journal is the most important national publication in the history of China after 1949. Each volume of the series is arranged around themes such as agrarian, economic, diplomatic and gender history, and each features a scholarly introduction that discusses the significance of this work in light of political and intellectual changes. This series gives a detailed introduction to how Chinese academic historians understand their own country’s recent past. It will be of interest to the well informed general reader, as well as scholars and researchers in the relevant disciplines and areas of focus.
Topics Volume 1: Comprehensive Overview
Volume 2: Agriculture
Volume 3 (
forthcoming): Family and Gender
Volumes 4-9 will cover the following topics: Medicine and Health, Social History, Urban Governance, Economic History, Diplomacy, and the Great Leap Forward Movement.