The China Studies Review (CSR) is a publication of the China Studies Program at the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). CSR publishes interdisciplinary work by graduate students conducting research on China, including history, political science, economics, policy, and area studies projects.

Beginning as a collection of working papers by a group of students in SAIS China Studies, CSR has evolved to become a unique, interdisciplinary compendium of original graduate-level research on China.

The China Studies Review takes no positions; all posted articles or materials do not necessarily represent the views of SAIS or Johns Hopkins University.


Editor in Chief – 2021

Ao (Ava) Shen 



Print Editors

Dmitry Bergoltsev 

Austin Frenes 

Aidan Li Ping Greer 

Chenxu Liu 

Olivia Negus 

Beth Wootten 

Online Editors 

Daniel Anaforian

Grace Faerber

Jacob Larsen 

Moe Phyu Pwint