The China Story Journal provides informed critical commentary on China today. It is not an ‘academic journal’, but rather a ‘quotidian account’ of events, ideas and people of interest written by diverse authors.
The China Story Journal provides informed critical commentary on China today. It is not an ‘academic journal’, but rather a ‘quotidian account’ of events, ideas and people of interest written by diverse authors. ANU does produce an acclaimed, peer-reviewed Chinese Studies journal twice a year under the title The China Journal, which is published by Chicago University Press.
As part of The China Story Project initiated by the Australian Centre on the World (CIW), the Journal engages with the shifting narratives and realities of contemporary China, offering a range of views on different aspects of the People’s Republic, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan and the Chinese-speaking world essayed by scholars, writers, journalists and commentators. Through short posts, interviews, translations and miscellanea the Journal reflects our evolving understanding of The China Story and its numerous facets.
Other features of The China Story Project are:
The China Story Journal is edited by graduate scholars and post-doctoral fellows affiliated with the Australian Centre on China in the World in collaboration with Gloria Davies, an Adjunct Director of the Centre.
We encourage submissions from writers, journalists, scholars and translators, or from those who study or work on aspects of contemporary China that can enrich or challenge accepted approaches.
Gloria Davies is a literary scholar, historian and translator whose research covers a range of areas: Chinese intellectual and literary history from the 1890s to the present; contemporary Chinese thought; comparative literature and critical theory; and studies of cultural flows in the digital age. She is an Associate Professor of Chinese Studies at Monash University and an Adjunct Director of the Australian Centre on China in the World. She oversees The China Story Journal.
Ivan Franceschini is a PhD candidate at Ca’ Foscari University, Venice. He has been living in China since 2006, working as a freelance journalist and researching Chinese labour and civil society. In 2009, he published Cronache dalle fornaci cinesi (Chronicles of China’s Kilns), a book about the Shanxi black brick kilns scandal, followed in 2012 by Cina.net – Post dalla Cina del nuovo millennio (China.net – Posts from China in the New Millennium). In 2011, he co-directed the documentary Dreamwork China and he is the author of the ‘Labour 劳工‘ entry in The China Story Lexicon.
Elisa Nesossi is a Post-doctoral Fellow with the Australian Centre on China in the World, where she works with Susan Trevaskes on the research theme ‘China Justice’. With Dr Trevaskes she wrote the ‘Human Rights 人权‘ entry in The China Story Lexicon. Her research interests include law, criminal justice and human rights in contemporary China. She has also experience working for international NGOs. She is the author of Chinese Pre-Trial Justice. Criminal Justice, Human Rights and Legal Reforms in Contemporary China (2012).
Geremie R. Barmé, Founding Director of the Australian Centre on China in the World, the creator of The China Story Project and editor of the e-journal China Heritage Quarterly. He wrote the ‘New China Newspeak 新华文体‘ entry in the Lexicon.
Paul Farrelly is a PhD candidate in the Australian Centre on China in the World. He does research on emergent forms of religion and spiritual activity in Taiwan and China, in particular those which exist on the boundaries of formal ‘religion’.
Jeremy Goldkorn is a publisher, blogger and entrepreneur based in Beijing. Since 2003, he has published Danwei, a daily record of events and news in the Chinese media and Internet. He has worked as an editor and publisher with several English and Chinese magazines, and in advertising. He now runs Danwei as a research affiliate of the Australian Centre on China in the World and is the author of ‘The Internet 互联网’ entry in the Lexicon.
Johanna Hood is a Post-doctoral Fellow with the Australian Centre on China in the World. Her research interests in contemporary China include health, health communication, biosociality, and celebrity. Johanna is the author of HIV/AIDS, Health and the Media in China and part of a research network on celebrity and North-South relations.
Ying Qian 钱颖 is a Post-doctoral Fellow with the Australian Centre on China in the World. Her research interests include history of media in modern China, history and historiography of the Chinese revolution, socialism and post-socialism. She has published extensively on Chinese independent documentary cinema, including in 2012 ‘Power in the Frame‘, New Left Review and ‘Just Images: Ethics and Documentary Film in China‘, China Heritage Quarterly.
The China Story Journal welcomes submissions that make a meaningful contribution to understanding the contemporary Chinese world. Preference will be given to posts which:
• offer new perspectives on the overlapping and conflicting narratives of Chinese current affairs, be they local, regional or global;
• translate materials from Chinese (or other relevant languages) not otherwise available in English; or,
• relate in new ways to relevant themes, ideas, articles and materials published in other sections of The China Story website, especially the Yearbook and the Lexicon.
Written submissions should, in general, not exceed 1500 words and should be accompanied by a short biography of the author. Illustrative material, including audio-visual material, is welcomed.