Chinese Historical Review

  • Chinese Historical Review (ISSN 1547-402X)Chinese Historical Review

    The Chinese Historical Review is a fully refereed and vigorously edited transnational journal of history with issues appearing in March and November each year.

    The journal publishes original research on the history of China in every period, China‘s historical relations with the world, the historical experiences of the overseas Chinese, as well as comparative studies of history.

    Forum Section

    Its Forum section features interviews with leading historians and discussion of issues concerning the profession of teaching and writing history.

    Book Reviews Section

    Its Book Reviews section introduces recent historical scholarship published in Chinese generally unavailable to the English-speaking world.


    The journal is published by The Chinese Historians in the United States, Inc. (CHUS),  which was established in 1987 as a professional organization for Chinese students and scholars studying history in the United States and is now an affiliated society of The American Historical Association and The Association of Asian Studies. 

    The journal began its publication in 1987 under the title Historian. In 1989 it was registered with the Library of Congress and began its publication as a referred journal of history under the title Chinese Historians (ISSN 1043-643X) until 2000. It adopted the current title when it resumed regular publication in 2004.


    The past and current sponsors of the publication of the journal include: Indiana University of Pennsylvania, The Henry Luce Foundation, CHUS Membership Fund, State University of New York-Geneseo, Lake Forest College, and various institutional and individual subscribers.