We are delighted to welcome Current History to UC Press’s portfolio of journals. Current History‘s September 2020 issue—the first issue to be published by UC Press—has just released, and, in celebration, we are making this issue freely available to read online for a limited time.

Current History is the oldest publication devoted exclusively to international affairs published in the United States. The journal aims to observe and explain the profound changes transforming every region of the world, providing readers with a better understanding of today’s crucial events and pressing global trends through contributions from leading and emerging experts and scholars. 

The September 2020 issue is the journal’s annual China and East Asia issue. Please preview the Table of Contents below.

Current History: A Journal of Contemporary Affairs
Volume 119, Issue 818


Did China’s Public Health Reforms Leave It Prepared for COVID-19?
Katherine A. Mason
Combating COVID-19 in Democratic Taiwan and South Korea 
Joseph Wong
How Japan Stumbled into a Pandemic Miracle 
Daniel P. Aldrich and Toshiaki Yoshida
ASEAN’s Multilateral Path Through the Pandemic 
Mely Caballero-Anthony
The Pandemic and Southeast Asia’s Democratic Struggles 
Joshua Kurlantzick
Hong Kong and Taiwan Confront Rising Chinese Pressure 
Frank Ching


From Sick Man of Asia to Sick Uncle Sam 
Marta Hanson


A Defiant Voice of a Living Chinese Tradition 
Geremie R. Barmé

Current History is available in print, online, and in a Kindle edition. If you are not already a subscriber, please subscribe to the print and/or online edition here and/or to the Kindle edition here and/or ask your librarian to subscribe.