Journal of Contemporary China

(The median citation count of Journal of Contemporary China is 1. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-05-01 to 2024-05-01.)
Chinese Citizen Satisfaction with Government Performance during COVID-1939
Rhetoric and Reality of China’s Global Leadership in the Context of COVID-19: Implications for the US-led World Order and Liberal Globalization38
Riders on the Storm: Amplified Platform Precarity and the Impact of COVID-19 on Online Food-delivery Drivers in China37
The US–China Rivalry in the Emerging Bipolar World: Hostility, Alignment, and Power Balance28
Beaconism and the Trumpian Metamorphosis of Chinese Liberal Intellectuals22
The Indo-Pacific Strategy and US Alliance Network Expandability: Asian Middle Powers’ Positions on Sino-US Geostrategic Competition in Indo-Pacific Region21
The Rise of China and Japan’s ‘Vision’ for Free and Open Indo-Pacific19
The Political Logic of Protest Repression in China19
Rethinking China’s Social Credit System: A Long Road to Establishing Trust in Chinese Society16
The Securitization of ‘Chinese Influence’ in Australia16
Global Attitudes toward China: Trends and Correlates15
China’s Strategic Narratives in Global Governance Reform under Xi Jinping15
‘A Shared Future for Mankind’: Rhetoric and Reality in Chinese Foreign Policy under Xi Jinping15
Rural Urbanization in China: Administrative Restructuring and the Livelihoods of Urbanized Rural Residents15
A Strong Leader for A Time of Crisis: Xi Jinping’s Strongman Politics as A Collective Response to Regime Weakness15
China’s Health Silk Road in the Middle East and North Africa amidst COVID-19 and a Contested World Order14
The Tenuous Co-Production of China’s Belt and Road Initiative in Brazil and Latin America14
Shaping AI’s Future? China in Global AI Governance13
China’s Digital Yuan: Motivations of the Chinese Government and Potential Global Effects13
The Quad’s Search for Non-Military Roles and China’s Strategic Response: Minilateralism, Infrastructure Investment, and Regional Balancing13
The Construction and Performance of Citizenship in Contemporary China12
The Rationale and Effects of China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Reducing Vulnerabilities in Domestic Political Economy12
China’s Institutional Statecraft under Xi Jinping: Has the AIIB Served China’s Interest?11
Rural Reform in Contemporary China: Development, Efficiency, and Fairness11
Chinese Influence through Technical Standardization Power11
Probing NGO–community Interactions through Village Cadres and Principal–agent Relationships: Local Effects on the Operation of NGO Projects in Rural China10
Chinese Multinational Enterprises Operating in Western Economies: Huawei in the US and the UK10
Americans’ Attitudes toward the US–China Trade War10
Conditional Justice: Evaluating the Judicial Centralization Reform in China10
Party Building in an Unlikely Place? The Adaptive Presence of the Chinese Communist Party in the Non-governmental Organizations (NGO)9
How China Builds the Credibility of the Belt and Road Initiative9
Domestic Contestation, International Backlash, and Authoritarian Resilience: How Did the Chinese Party-state Weather the COVID-19 Crisis?9
Localism in Retreat? Central-Provincial Relations in the Xi Jinping Era9
The Communist Party Leadership and Rule of Law: A Tale of Two Reforms8
China’s International Talent Policy (ITP): The Changes and Driving Forces, 1978-20208
Public Opinion Backlash against China’s International Expansion8
Securing China’s ‘Latent Power’: The Dragon’s Anchorage in Djibouti8
China’s Belt and Road Initiative as Nascent World Order Structure and Concept? Between Sino-Centering and Sino-Deflecting7
A Question of Human Rights or Human Left? – The ‘People’s War against COVID-19’ under the ‘Gridded Management’ System in China7
China and Western Aid Norms in the Belt and Road: Normative Clash or Convergence? A Case Study on Ethiopia7
Queering Migrant Integration in Contemporary China: A Multi-dimensional Analysis of Chinese Migrant Young Gay Men’s Urban Integration6
The Crackdown on Rights-advocacy NGOs in Xi’s China: Politicizing the Law and Legalizing the Repression6
Black or Fifty Shades of Grey? The Power and Limits of the Social Credit Blacklist System in China6
From Defensive toward Offensive Realism: Strategic Competition and Continuities in the United States’ China Policy6
The Influence of Perceptions of Promotion Opportunities on Job Performance and Its Mechanisms: A Case Study of Chinese Junior Civil Servants6
Emotional Mobilization of Chinese Veterans: Collective Activism, Flexible Governance and Dispute Resolution6
Judicial Transparency as Judicial Centralization: Mass Publicity of Court Decisions in China5
Cyber Nationalism and Regime Support under Xi Jinping: The Effects of the 2018 Constitutional Revision5
Sino-phobia in Russia and Kyrgyzstan5
Constructing a U.S.-China Rivalry in the Indo-Pacific and Beyond5
The Belt and Road Initiative in Southeast Asia: A Mixed Methods Examination5
Conditioning China’s Influence: Intentionality, Intermediaries, and Institutions5
Upward Targeting and Social Protests in China5
The Welfare Is Ours: Rural-to-Urban Migration and Domestic Welfare Chauvinism in Urban China5
Measuring and Forecasting the Rise of China: Reality over Image5
The Rising China is Not a ‘Sick Man’ Anymore: Cultural Nationalism in the Xi Jinping Era5
Defending Stability under Threat: Sensitive Periods and the Repression of Protest in Urban China5
Elite Networks and the Transregional Dimension of Authoritarianism: Sino-Emirati Relations in Times of a Global Pandemic5
China’s Global Investment and Maritime Flows in the Context of the Belt and Road Initiative5
Employee Management Strategies of Chinese Telecommunications Companies in Ethiopia: Half-way Localization and Internationalization4
Tournament Style Bargaining within Boundaries: Setting Targets in China’s Cadre Evaluation System4
Institutional Escape and Embeddedness in the Cross-border Production Networks: Relocation of Chinese Electronics Small and Medium-sized Enterprises to Vietnam4
The Impact of China’s Dams on the Mekong River Basin: Governance, Sustainable Development, and the Energy-Water Nexus4
Propaganda as a Lens for Assessing Xi Jinping’s Leadership4
<China Dream> and <Root-seeking>: The Rhetoric of Nationalism in The Voice of China4
China’s Artificial Intelligence Ethics: Policy Development in an Emergent Community of Practice4
From Political Power to Personal Wealth: Privatization and Elite Opportunity in Post-Reform China4
Breaking the Cycle? China’s Attempt to Institutionalize Center-local Relations4
Rising Cohabitation and Chinese Modernity: Flexible Intimacy and Persistent Marriage4
How Far Away from Non-interference? A Case Study of China’s Development Initiative in Pakistan4
‘Gratitude Education:’ Aid-as-Gift and the Agency of Recognition in Chinese Ethnic Governance4
Statecraft in the Steppes: Central Asia’s Relations with China4
Xi Jinping’s Counter-Reformation: The Reassertion of Ideological Governance in Historical Perspective4
China’s State-owned Enterprises: Instruments of Its Foreign Strategy?4
The Politics of Policy Reformulation: Implementing Social Policy in Provincial China4
Shaping China’s Engagement with the Arctic: Nationalist Narratives and Geopolitical Reality4
‘Security Is a Prerequisite for Development’: Consensus-Building toward a New Top Priority in the Chinese Communist Party3
Exchange Rate Exposure and International Competition: Evidence from Chinese Industries3
Why Did China’s Zero-COVID Policy Persist? Decision Urgency, Regime Type, and Political Opportunity Structures3
Is Beijing’s Long Game on Taiwan About to End? Peaceful Unification, Brinkmanship, and Military Takeover3
From ‘Peaceful Rise’ to Peacebuilder? How Evolving Chinese Discourses and Self-perceptions Impact Its Growing Influence in Conflict Societies3
China-Vietnamese Relations in the Era of Rising China: Power, Resistance, and Maritime Conflict3
Governing the Future through ‘Ecological civilization’: Anticipatory Politics and China’s Great Yangtze River Protection Programme3
The Political Limits of China’s Anti-Corruption Reform: An Institutional Analysis of the New Supervision Commission3
Changing Strategies and Mixed Agendas: Contradiction and Fragmentation within China’s External Propaganda3
A Rational Policy Design or Contingent Historical Creation? Considering the Emergence of China’s Distributed Solar Power Generation Regime3
Does Greater Coercive Capacity Increase Overt Repression? Evidence from China3
Adapting in Difficult Circumstances: Protestant Pastors and the Xi Jinping Effect3
Controlling the Mine? Assessing China's Emergence as a Minerals Super Power3
“Digital Silk Road” as a Slogan Instead of a Grand Strategy3
What Do We See When Looking at China’s Engagements in Africa? An Analysis of Mainstream Academic Perspectives3
Fragmented Soft Power: Bureaucratic Politics and China’s Foreign Aid in Education to Africa3
Bureaucratic Deliberation and China’s Engagement with International Ideas: A Case Study on China’s Adoption of Carbon Emissions Trading3
Propagating ‘Democracy’ in China? A Two-Way Communication Explanation3
What Shapes Taiwan-related Legislation in U.S. Congress?3
How China’s Online Nationalists Constrain Policymaking – the Case of Foreigners’ Permanent Residency Reform3
Wasted Talents? China’s Higher Education Reforms Experienced through Its Visiting Scholars Abroad3
Explaining Chinese Military Coercion in Sino-Indian Border Disputes2
“Beautiful Countryside Construction,” Policy Inspection Teams, and Grassroots Political Participation in China2
Identity Negotiation and Segregated Integration of African-Chinese Mixed-race Children in Guangzhou, China2
The Chinese Public’s Perceptions of the European Union: Changes and Stability Revealed by 2010 and 2020 Surveys2
Business is Business: How Does Trade Relationship Fail to Boost Image of China?2
Politicized Adjudication Vis-à-vis Petitioners in Chinese Criminal Justice2
Authority and Autonomy without Independence: The Gradual Institutional Change of the Chinese Central Bank2
Towards a Green Nationalism with Chinese Characteristics?2
Hardening Chinese Realpolitik in the 21st Century: The Evolution of Beijing’s Thinking about Arms Control2
In the Eyes of the Beholder: How China and the US See Each Other2
Pinpointing the Chinese Nomenklatura: An Index to Rank China’s Leadership Positions2
The Nexus Between China’s Global Image and Attitudes Toward Diasporic Chinese: A Comparison of Australia and the United States2
Post-Tiananmen Chinese Liberal Intellectuals’ Political Uses of Confucian Tradition and Chinese History2
Detecting Grassroots Bribery and Its Sources in China: A Survey Experimental Approach2
American and Chinese Public Opinion in an Era of Great Power Competition: Ingroup Bias and Threat Perceptions2
China-Africa Encounter and Worker Resistance: A Case Study of Wildcat Strikes Against a Chinese-Owned Company in Ethiopia2
China-India Face-offs: How Does Reputation Matter in Crisis Management?2
China as a Revisionist Power in Indo-Pacific and India’s Perception: A Power-Partner Contention2
Maritime Territorial Disputes and China’s Soft Power in East Asia2
Effects of United States Anti-dumping Actions on Sino-U.S. Trade in Steel Products2
The Multilevel Politics of County-to-District Mergers in China2
National Identity and the Limits of Chinese Public Diplomacy in the Philippines2
Where the Rainbow Rises: The Strategic Adaptations of China’s LGBT NGOs to Restricted Civic Space2
Introduction: Explaining Cooperation and Rivalry in China-India Relations2
Top-Level Design and Enlarged Diplomacy: Foreign and Security Policymaking in Xi Jinping’s China2
‘Head of the Dragon’ or ‘Trojan Horse’?: Reassessing China–Greece Relations2
Internationalizing China Standards Through Corporate Social Responsibility: An Exploratory Study of Chinese State-Owned Enterprises in Africa2
Social Resources Transfer Program under China’s Targeted Poverty Alleviation Strategy: Rural Social Structure and Local Politics2
Power Contention and International Insecurity: A Thucydides Trap in China–US Financial Relations?2
Assessing Public Support for (Non)Peaceful Unification with Taiwan: Evidence from a Nationwide Survey in China2
Strong State or Vulnerable Homeland: How Chinese State Media Sought to Combat Democratic Diffusion during the 2019 Hong Kong Protests2
Invented Borders: The Tension Between Grassroots Patriotism and State-led Patriotic Campaigns in China2
From Peripheral Actors to Established Players: Environmental NGOs’ Participation Through Public Notice-And-Comment Procedures and Environmental Public Interest Litigation in China1
Beyond Parochial Activism: Cross-Regional Protests and the Changing Landscape of Popular Contention in China1
Twitter, Public Diplomacy and Social Power in Soft-balancing China–France Relations1
China and Authoritarian Collaboration1
Searching for the Rainbow Connection: Regional Development and LGBT Communities in China1
Through the Prism of Migration: History of Migration and Contemporary Chinese Engagement with Thailand1
Poor and Lazy: Understanding Middle-class Perceptions of Poverty in China1
“Islamization” and Crackdown in Ningxia: Another Xinjiang?1
Naturalized Athletes and Racialized National Identity in China1
‘One Step Forward, One Leap Back’: Chinese Overseas Subsidiaries under Changing Party-state Sector Relations1
China’s Ideational Influence in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE): A Comparative Analysis of Chinese and European Scholars’ Interpretations of China-CEE Cooperation1
China’s Growing Power Makes Its Youth Hawkish? Evidence from the Chinese Youth’s Attitudes toward the US and Japan1
“Residential Surveillance at a Designated Residence”: A Special Form of Pre-trial Detention in China’s Criminal Procedure1
Comparative Ethnic Territorially-based Autonomy in Xinjiang, Tibet, Inner Mongolia and Ningxia of China 2010-2015: An Analytical Framework1
A Cultural Theory of Chinese Foreign Policy1
Differential Coalescing: Re-Building the Coalition for ‘Single Women’s’ Reproductive Rights in China1
Protest and Power Structure in China1
Collusive Infrapolitics: The Hidden Gay Worlds of HIV Community Based Organizations in Kunming, China1
Re-narrating Non-intervention Policy in China’s Military-action Genre Films1
From Corruption Control to Everything Control: The Widening Use of Inspections in Xi’s China1
Reforming the Chinese State Sector: Mixed Ownership Reforms and State-Business Relations1
Sources of Public Support for the Anti-Extradition Law Amendment Bill Movement in Hong Kong: Localism or Others?1
Political Events and Cultural Othering: Impact of Protests and Elections on Identities in Post-Handover Hong Kong, 1997–20211
Does China’s Case Falsify Modernization Theory? Interim Assessment1
The Chinese Conception of Cybersecurity: A Conceptual, Institutional, and Regulatory Genealogy1
The Anti-Corruption Campaign, Luxury Consumption, and Regime Trust in China: Changing Patterns of Perceived Political Risk and Their Consequences1
The Initial Digitalization of Chinese Diplomacy (2019–2021): Establishing Global Communication Networks on Twitter1
The Paradox of Responsiveness and Social Protest in China1
A Unique Path of Political Development: The Confucian Dialectic of Domestic and International Interaction in the History of the Communist Party of China1
The Leadership of Xi Jinping: A Dengist Perspective1
China-South Korea Disputes in the Yellow Sea: Why a More Conciliatory Chinese Posture1
Tweets and Memories: Chinese Censors Come after Me. Forbidden Voices of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre on Sina Weibo, 2012-20181
Public Opinion on Chinese Foreign Aid Policy: Calculated Opposition or General Discontent?1
Modernization Planner, Authoritarian Paternalist, and Rising Power: Evolving Government Positions in China’s Internet Securitization1
Contesting for Legitimacy: Worker Representation in Collective Bargaining in Guangdong1
Understanding Environmental Governance in China Through the Green Shield Action Campaign1
‘Trace the Money, Seize the Fugitives’: China’s Other Anticorruption Battle1
The Cadre System in China’s Ethnic Minority Regions: Particularities and Impact on Local Governance1
Critical Nationalists: A Discourse Analysis of Quotidian Nationalist Expression Among Chinese Elite Urbanites1
The Domestic Mechanisms of China’s Vertical Multilateralism: The FOCAC and the 16+1 Format Case Studies1
The Implementation of China’s Rangeland Protection Program: The Case of Nagchu in the Tibet Autonomous Region1
Infrastructural Imaginaries of Region and Nation in the Pearl River Delta’s Express Railway Link1
Old Wine in New Bottles: Discourse Articulation and China’s Ideological Adaptation in the Time of Transition1
Political Discourse in Chinese Urban Community: Pragmatic Utility and Ideological Fatigue1
Local Governance Diversity in the Unitary Authoritarian State: NGO-State Relations in Guangzhou and Hangzhou1