Journal of Chinese Cinemas Call for Papers

Journal of Chinese Cinemas

Journal of Chinese Cinemas is a major peer-reviewed academic publication devoted to the study of Chinese film produced anywhere in the world. Now into its eighth year of publication, it has found a new home with Routledge from 2014. It is thus an opportune moment to invite new submissions that reflect the current and future directions of scholarship on Chinese cinemas. Recently published articles include topics ranging from China’s distribution systems in the 1920s and 1930s and representations of the Nanjing massacre to Hong Kong independent cinema and kung fu comedies made in Malaysia. We also welcome proposals for special issues on any topic, an example being a forthcoming issue on Deleuze and Chinese cinema. 

Submission Details

Manuscripts for consideration should be sent to Song Hwee Lim (Editor) at or Julian Ward (Associate Editor) at

Authors must submit manuscripts electronically. Electronic submissions should be sent as email attachments using a standard word-processing program. If email submission is not possible, please send an electronic version on CD.

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Journal of Chinese Cinemas considers all manuscripts on the strict condition that:

  • the manuscript is your own original work, and does not duplicate any other previously published work, including your own previously published work.
  • the manuscript has been submitted only to Journal of Chinese Cinemas; it is not under consideration or peer review or accepted for publication or in press or published elsewhere.
  • the manuscript contains nothing that is abusive, defamatory, libellous, obscene, fraudulent, or illegal.

Please note that Journal of Chinese Cinemas uses CrossCheck™ software to screen manuscripts for unoriginal material. By submitting your manuscript to Journal of Chinese Cinemas you are agreeing to any necessary originality checks your manuscript may have to undergo during the peer-review and production processes.

Any author who fails to adhere to the above conditions will be charged with costs which Journal of Chinese Cinemas incurs for their manuscript at the discretion of Journal of Chinese Cinemas’s Editors and Taylor & Francis, and their manuscript will be rejected.

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