The Director of the SCI says:
I am privileged to work with, co-ordinate, and support the largest group of academic experts in the social sciences and humanities in Europe, who work on both contemporary and ancient China, covering mainland China but also Taiwan and Hong Kong.
With the exceptional pool of expertise across the Eurasian landmass and Africa at SOAS, I explore and co-ordinate with colleagues who work on the rest of East Asia, Central Asia, South Asia, the Middle East and Africa to understand better and to contextualise China’s involvement in their regions. The SCI works with other regional institutes and centres at SOAS in promoting collaborative research on East Asia and Chinese engagement in the rest of the world outside of Europe and the Americas.
The SCI is dedicated to supporting staff and students at SOAS, but it is also a resource which we are keen to share beyond academia and London. We also offer a corporate membership scheme which members of the business community may find valuable. The SCI regularly hosts public lectures, seminars, the China Debate and other events, and I look forward to welcoming you in person to some, if not all, of them.