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Article Proposal

Submission Guidelines

We are looking for articles that examine the two-way interaction between China and globalization.Globalisation involves many processes that, together, make the world increasingly interconnected. Seen by some as an all-consuming and unstoppable dynamic with many negative consequences, by others as a welcome and essentially benign force that will bring prosperity and international harmony, globalisation affects every crucial aspect of contemporary social life: economics, culture, values, politics, communications, education, technology, environment and health. If globalisation is the most important general force shaping the 21st century world, the rise of China is, arguably, the most significant specific factor. An economy growing at more than 6% a year, over 700 Confucius Institutes, more than a million Chinese living in Africa, a sovereign wealth fund of more than $700 billion, and increasing military expenditure all contribute to this. So the interaction between globalisation and the rise of China comprises both a fascinating subject of research and one that is of enormous importance. Will China find itself, slowly but surely, propelled along the route to global norms such as openness, democracy and human rights? Or will China, with its own very distinctive set of values, influence the processes of globalisation in ways that will make globalisation less a matter of Westernisation or Americanisation –which has, broadly speaking, been the case so far- than a case of “Sinicisation”. In either case, what does this mean for the inter-related futures of China and the world?

China’s World is looking for two kinds of articles. The longer articles -4-6,000 words- will examine any aspect of the numerous dynamics involved in the relationship between China and globalization. We are primarily interested in thought-provoking material, with few, if any footnotes, although more traditional research articles will also be considered. For these articles we pay £250 on publication. The second type of article, which will appear in the section entitled ‘China’s Business World’, should be around 1,000 words long and be specifically focused on business/trade/investment and other economic aspects of the China-globalisation interaction. For these articles we pay £150 on publication. In both cases articles should be written in a style that makes them comprehensible for the general reader.

Each article should be accompanied by an abstract of no more than 200 words, setting out the central questions the article intends to consider and its major arguments. You should also provide contact details in your cover letter. Articles will be reviewed and the journal’s decision will be sent as soon as possible. Close to publication date we will also ask for your payment details so that we can pay your fee immediately on publication.

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