Early China

Active SSEC members have access to articles as they are published online throughout the year, and receive a printed copy of Early China in the Fall. Online access to the journal's archive is also available.

Member Benefits

Your support also allows the Society to engage in other activities, such as publishing the Monograph Series and hosting our Annual Conference, and grants you voting rights in Society elections. Membership automatically includes a subscription to the journal Early China, including a print copy of the current issue and access to current and archival content.


In addition to several membership categories, donations are accepted to support Society initiatives.

Note to Subscribers:

The article by Yang and Brown as originally published in the latest issue of the journal was accidentally missing the translation section, and included only the Introduction.  The complete article, including both sections was first published online as an individual, complete article but on placing it in the issue the translation part was excluded.  The entire issue has now been updated and will be reprinted to include the complete article, and thus the pagination for this article and those following it has changed. Corrected copies of Vol. 40 have been dispatched to all print subscribers.