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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)

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Mon17May

The Future of Democracy in Hong Kong
The Future of Democracy in Hong Kong

This panel discussion will trace how Hong Kong got to where it is today, what the key challenges are, and what roles supporters of democracy in Hong Kong or elsewhere can play in the foreseeable future.

Thu20May

How Fangyan became Dialects: A history of language and nationalism in China
How Fangyan became Dialects: A history of language and nationalism in China

What does it mean to speak the Chinese language? The most common answer to this question would be Mandarin, the national language of the People’s Republic of China. Yet within China, the languages spoken on the streets of China's cities and towns are often not its national language.

Mon24May

Bob Dylan’s vision of Asia: What does the singer’s new art reveal about China’s image in American popular culture?
Bob Dylan’s vision of Asia: What does the singer’s new art reveal about China’s image in American popular culture?

In 2021, the American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan launched a new set of art works known as the Asia series of pictures. They include several images of China. This talk will consider what the art reveals about Bob Dylan and how it connects to his music. 

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