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.
An intensive five-week summer school programme which includes the following courses:
- Beginners Chinese 1
- Beginners Chinese 2
- China: Politics and Society
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.
- 25 Apr From Text to Performance: The Interpretations and Adaptations of Interrupted Dream (Youyuan Jingmeng) in Peony Pavilion
- 28 Apr China: The Landscape
- 30 Apr Wronged by Empire: Colonial Memories and Victimhood in India's and China's Foreign Policy Today