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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)

The 19th International Conferences on Teaching and Learning Chinese in Higher Education - Annual International Conference of the British Chinese Language Teaching Society (BCLTS)

Dr Cui Yan 崔燕 – SOAS Senior Lector in Chinese gave a presentation at the 19th International Conferences on Teaching and Learning Chinese in Higher Education - Annual International Conference of the British Chinese Language Teaching Society (BCLTS), co-organised by BCLTS and Online Confucius Institution at The Open University (24-25 June 2022), Milton Keynes, UK.

Mon03Oct

China after Mao: A History
China after Mao: A History

This informal talk will present some of the key episodes in the story of China's transformation from impoverished Maoist backwater into powerful Marxist-Leninist state.

Tue11Oct

Jazz and the Translation of Classical Chinese Poetry: Against the Grammar-Translation Method and “Western Branch Orthodoxy”
Jazz and the Translation of Classical Chinese Poetry: Against the Grammar-Translation Method and “Western Branch Orthodoxy”

In this talk, Associate Professor Lucas Klein develops his earlier argument that the baseline for translating premodern Chinese poetry into English is what he has called “strong interpretation.” He will develop this argument by introducing the history of debates around classical Chinese poetry translation alongside a look at translations of other classical literatures.

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