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SAGE to publish Chinese Journal of Sociology from March 2015

November 12, 2014

Los Angeles, CA - SAGE and Shanghai University today announced a new partnership to publish an English language version of the leading Chinese Journal of Sociology (CJS).

Established in 1981 as the first sociological journal after the restoration of the sociology discipline in 1979 in mainland China, Chinese Journal of Sociology (CJS) remains the only professional journal published by a University within this field.  CJS presents leading work covering both theoretical as well as empirical developments during the social change and development of China. The peer-reviewed journal strives to promote internationally academic communication, international research collaboration, and resources sharing inside and outside China. Rigorous research articles and innovative theoretical essays are highly welcomed. The topics suitable for publication include, but are not limited to the following: social stratification/social inequality; social movements; social organizations and social governance; cultural and ideological change; migration; migrant workers and urbanization; family and demographic studies; the sociological understanding of the environment; and social security and social policy.

Speaking of the new partnership, Dan Huke, Commissioning Editor, SAGE Asia Pacific commented:

“A core part of SAGE’s publishing mission is to ensure access to high quality educational material globally. SAGE has an established and high quality publishing portfolio across sociology and our strengthened partnership with Shanghai University is a testament to our global editorial strengths and the importance of this academic research. We are delighted to be partnering with the University and the esteemed editorial board of Chinese academics, working closely to strengthen its global reach and bring its key research to a wider international audience. We look forward to developing the journal and to continue to build out its readership and pivotal impact on the academic field.”

Editor in Chief Professor Yu Xie, the Otis Dudley Duncan University Professor of Sociology, Statistics, and Public Policy at University of Michigan further commented:

“The Chinese Journal of Sociology is one of China’s leading journals focused on rigorous academic debate within this influential academic discipline. SAGE is one of the world’s leading publishers within this academic discipline and we are delighted to be partnering with them to support the global dissemination and academic accessibility of CJS’ content. We look forward to working with the global teams and to seeing our journal grow in strength as one of the leading Chinese commentators on the academic debates around sociology within China.

YouMei Li, editorial director and Vice President of Shanghai University further commented:

“The field of sociology is a growing and highly influential discipline within China following its restoration in 1979. The Chinese Journal of Sociology remains the only professional journal published by a University within this field. To this end we are delighted to be partnering with the eminent international publisher SAGE, and the highly esteemed editorial board of the journal to extend both the reach and accessibility of CJS’ key academic debate within the field.”

The first SAGE issue will publish in March 2015.


Shanghai University is a member university of the national project 211 and is a research-intensive and comprehensive university. The university has witnessed continuous progress and advancement, have a clear and vibrant educational mission, with far-sighted objectives to cultivate talents with all-around development, global perspective and creative awareness.

The Chinese Journal of Sociology is a peer-reviewed journal and welcomes high-quality work from all areas of sociology and sociologically informed contributions from anthropologists, economists, historians, psychologists and political scientists. The journal aims to facilitate the development of the discipline of sociology in China, and promote the academic progress of sociological studies on Chinese society globally. The Journal aims to build a platform for international academic exchange and collaboration between Chinese sociologists and their overseas peers.

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