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亚非学院中国研究院, 拥有超过50名教职员, 汇集了亚非学院所有的中国问题专家,致力于创建一个全球性的
研究机构及学术中心, 从古代到当代, 跨越政治、经济、语言、法律、艺术和文化各个学科,对不同语境下的中国及其复杂性进行全面的探讨和交流。

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54
affiliated academics working in 14 humanities and social science departments.

Research

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.

Teaching

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)

SCI Director Steve Tsang Visited Japan

Professor Tsang went to Tokyo, Sapporo and Otaru as a guest of the Government of Japan for a week in December. It was for exchanging views with colleagues in Japan as well as for exploring scope for cooperation.

Mon27Jan

The Implications of Xi Jinping’s New Era for Global Human Rights
The Implications of Xi Jinping’s New Era for Global Human Rights

In Xi Jinping’s ‘New Era,’ the role and visibility of the Chinese Communist Party has been enhanced, while the role of law in limiting public power has been reduced. This seminar draws on examples from Professo Eva Pils engagement with human rights defence in and about China.

Mon03Feb

Disability in China: Citizenship, Identity and Culture
Disability in China: Citizenship, Identity and Culture

Who defines what it means to be ‘disabled’ in China today? In this talk, Sarah Dauncey looks at the construction of disabled identities specifically from the perspective of Chinese cultural epistemologies.

Wed05Feb

One Piano, Two Cultures
One Piano, Two Cultures

This lecture recital will look at selected piano works by four contemporary Chinese composers, living away from the direct jurisdiction of the People’s Republic of China in particular, to examine the sonic attributes that have been framed as “Chinese” and “Western,” as well as the language and strategies of musical syncretism that have been identified as an expression of their cultural identities in their compositions.