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.
- 85% of the work of the Department of the Languages and Cultures of China and Inner Asia was rated as 'world-leading', 'internationally excellent' or 'internationally recognised'
- MA degrees are taught in Chinese Literature, Sinology, and East Asian Literature, MPhil and PhD degrees are offered in Chinese and Tibetan.
- Languages of China at SOAS include Cantonese, Hokkien (Minnanhua / Ban5-lam5-oe7; Taiwanese), Mandarin Chinese and Tibetan
Bespoke training programmes related to China are specifically designed for particular clients according to their requirements or bid specifications.
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.
- 13 Oct Who owns the South China Sea
- 10 Nov Reporting for China: How correspondents for Chinese media work with the world