The Director of the Institute says:
The SOAS China Institute has rapidly established itself as an important fixture in the landscape of Chinese Studies in the UK. Our unrivalled community of China scholars, all under one roof in the centre of London, can analyse and interpret China in a way that no others can, with breadth of information across a wide range of disciplines, and with depth of understanding through our linguistic and cultural proficiency. Ours is a unique voice, and we are delighted to be in conversation with you!
On 27 April Ms Carrie Gracie (BBC China Editor) presented a panel of experts from the worlds of academic, business and the arts that offered their views on the remnants of the many revolutions that continue to permeate life in China today, delving into the historical and cultural contexts that so often get overlooked.
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Facts and figures
- affiliated academics working in 14 humanities and social science departments.
The Institute is working closely with exceptional regional academic and business partners to build a truly world-leading, interdisciplinary research programme across the social sciences and humanities within eight China-focused themes.
Dr Jieyu Liu, Deputy Director of the Institute, received a European Research Council (ERC) grant of almost €1.5 million for her research on Chinese families in East Asia. The five-year project entitled 'Doing Intimacy: A Multi-sited Ethnography of Modern Chinese Family Life’ will provide the first comprehensive study of practices of intimacy in Chinese families, their intertwining with gender and intergenerational dynamics, and interrelations with local and global change
The Institute delivers interdisciplinary research seminars and workshops; organises high profile lecture events; and facilitates roundtable meetings on current affairs.
The MA Advanced Chinese Studies provides high-level bilingual training in Chinese Studies across more than ten different disciplines in the social sciences and humanities
The MSc Contemporary China Studies combines high quality postgraduate social science research methodology training with a comprehensive study of contemporary China.
We rank 2nd in the UK in the Times & Sunday Times University League Table 2015, 5th in the Complete University Guide 2015 (East & South East Asia)
Mr Bruno Wang, founder of Pure Land Foundation has pledged a generous donation to SOAS University of London to host an exhibition honouring the 48th patriarch of the Linji Chan School Venerable Master Hsing Yun’s calligraphy art.
As part of its centenary celebrations, SOAS University of London will be screening a series of recent acclaimed films from Africa, Asia and the Middle East which challenge gender inequalities.
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