Contemporary Review

Founded in 1866, Contemporary Review is a scholarly journal published quarterly. Contemporary Review Company Ltd. owns and publishes this journal, and its editorial headquarters is in Oxford, United Kingdom.Contemporary Review covers a number of topics, including politics, international affairs, literature, art and art history. Its region and its audience are international. Dr. Richard Mullen is the editor; Dr. Alex Kerr is the managing editor; Dr. James Munson is the literary editor; and Anselma Bruce is the associate editor. James LoGerfo, Robin Findlay and Charles Foster are the editorial advisers.

Articles from Vol. 271, No. 1582, November

China Faces the World
About half a year after Mr. Deng Xiao Ping's death, with a relatively smooth transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong, and the important 15th Party Congress in September, China's prospects and its impact on the world economy and international relations...
Jacob Burckhardt: Historian of Civilization
Few modern historians have been concerned with mapping the spiritual horizon of our civilization. The hundredth anniversary of Jacob Burckhardt's death is an appropriate moment to pause and reflect on those vitalizing aspects of human existence which...
Life in Languedoc
Languedoc is a rural area today synonymous with cheap wine and summer sun and it is difficult to realise that a century ago it was a thriving agricultural and industrial area. Paradoxically, as the region as a whole has slipped into economic decline...
Presenting Caribbean Writing
E.A. Markham, head of Creative Writing at Sheffield Hallam University, was born in Montserrat in 1939, and moved to Britain in 1956. He studied English and Philosophy at Lampeter, followed by academic and stage work (e.g. directing the Caribbean Theatre...
The Antarctic Nuclear-Free Zone
The International Geophysical Year, which began in July 1957, facilitated considerable international co-operation, among erstwhile Cold War political enemies, in Antarctica. This co-operation was then enshrined in a treaty. The 1959 Antarctic Treaty...
The Edinburgh Festival's Half-Century
Actors with painted faces recite Shakespearean soliloquies in the streets, fire eaters stage dangerous stunts, acrobats perform somersaults in front of astonished passers-by and the sound of bagpipes fills the air and merges with the noise of traffic...
Will Labour Survive?
In these early months of the Labour Government, it is generally, accepted that its huge majority makes it unassailable; that Tony Blair can look forward to an easy ride followed by a full second term. Yet political forecasts are always difficult and...
Zambia and the Foreign Policy of Alienation
The response by President Frederick Chiluba of Zambia to President Mandela of South Africa's opening speech at September's Southern African Development Community (SADC) heads of state meeting in Blantyre, Malawi, once more highlighted Chiluba as a...