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SOAS China Institute

Welcome to the SOAS China Institute

The Institute showcases the strength of Chinese Studies at SOAS in the humanities and the social sciences, from ancient times to the present. The Institute’s new, Masters-level teaching programmes will provide students with a balanced and rounded set of highly competitive skills that are in high demand for a broad range of careers. These skills include disciplinary rigour, language proficiency, and wider knowledge of Chinese society, history, economics and culture.

The SOAS China Institute aims to be one of the world-leading centres for China expertise and pre-eminent in London. The SCI will channel the unrivalled breadth and depth of SOAS understanding of China to the wider worlds of government, business, media, education, the arts, NGOs and beyond.

Working with SOAS alumni and excellent partners in China and the surrounding region, the Institute is engaging actively in raising the SOAS profile in East Asia and fostering international collaboration. The Institute is also securing strategic philanthropic funding from a range of partners to expand the Institute’s reach and the impact of Chinese Studies at SOAS.

The Institute delivers interdisciplinary research seminars and workshops; organises high profile lecture events; facilitates roundtable meetings on current affairs; and provides specialist briefings, short courses and bespoke training opportunities.

Key Facts

Bespoke Training

Bespoke training programmes related to China are specifically designed for particular clients according to their requirements or bid specifications.  

People

SCI Staff

Director: Professor Michel Hockx
Deputy Director: Dr Jieyu Liu
Professorial Fellow: Professor Robert Ash
Executive Officer: Ms Eve Wade

Academic Staff

The SOAS China Institute (SCI) represents the largest community of China scholars working together under one roof in Europe. With more than 50 affiliated academics working across the various SOAS departments, the Institute promotes interdisciplinary, critically informed research and teaching on China.

Forthcoming Events

Publications

Book covers

Recent publications by SCI academic staff.

SOAS Students

Current MPhil and PhD students pursuing projects on China

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