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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Journal of Contemporary East Asia Studies

For a Special Issue on
Change or Continuity? China's Sweeping Reforms under Xi Jinping

Manuscript deadline
30 June 2022

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Rumi Aoyama, Waseda University
[email protected]

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Change or Continuity? China's Sweeping Reforms under Xi Jinping

It has been nearly a decade since Xi Jinping took over as the top leader of the Chinese Communist Party in 2012. China's domestic and foreign affairs have undergone dramatic changes in the past ten years. On the diplomatic front, President Xi Jinping has advanced the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), making poverty alleviation, digital BRI, and green BRI key policy priorities. On the domestic front, China is pushing forward with structural reforms to achieve "common prosperity."

All these sweeping reforms have had a profound impact on Chinese politics, society, and the international community. This special issue explores the continuity and changes in China's political development by answering the following questions:

  • Why has the Xi regime advanced these reforms? Is this because of Xi's personal political preference, or is it an inevitable result of China's political system?
  • When did the Chinese government start introducing these reforms? Was it a new policy in the "new era" of Xi Jinping, or did it begin to introduce these reforms in Hu Jintao's or even Jiang Zemin's government?
  • What impact have these massive reforms had on China's domestic politics, society, and the international community?

Submission Instructions

Submissions should be made via the journal's online submission system. Queries about the special issue should be directed to the journal's Managing Editor-in-Chief, Rumi Aoyama ([email protected]).

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