JCIR is committed to publishing informed and insightful analyses from both Western and Chinese scholars worldwide and stimulating the scholarly debate on contemporary China in its new role in the current transnational era of international relations and international political economy. Special encouragement is given to those who want to develop China-oriented theories of international relations and international political economy. JCIR invites the submission of original articles on China and international relations in social sciences and humanities within the above mentioned range of disciplines. All articles are refereed for review acceptance. Book reviews are also invited.