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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)

Ma Ying-jeou speaks at joint SCI and Liu Institute event

Dr Ma Ying-jeou, President of the Republic of China (2008-2016) came to speak on cross-Strait relations at a joint event hosted by the SOAS China Institute and the Liu Institute of the University of Notre Dame on 30 October 2019.

Mon16Dec

Access to Justice: China – UK Dialogues on Criminal Legal Aid and Effective Defence
Access to Justice: China – UK Dialogues on Criminal Legal Aid and Effective Defence

This seminar aims to bring together influential scholars on criminal legal aid from both China and England, sharing experiences from the domestic systems and deepening the understanding of the operation of effective defence. There will be comparative themes focusing on the reforms on the criminal legal aid systems and the future of the legal aid scheme in the digital age, which will have a profound impact on the legal assistance.

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.