The China Institute coordinates activities at SOAS, University of London that relate to the study of China. The events bring together academic staff and students with diverse interests and backgrounds.
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- Ethnographies of Islam in China - An International Conference
This international conference aims to bring together scholars working across disciplinary boundaries to examine the benefits and challenges of fieldwork-based ethnographic research on Islam in China.
- Ashiq: The Last Troubadour
Q&A with the director, Liu Xiangchen
- Chinese Labour Corps Project Launch
- Who are the Manchus? The Boundaries and Identity of an “Ethnic Nationality” 谁是满族？
Dr Liu Zheng-ai 刘正爱 (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)
- China: An innovation superpower in the making?
Prof. George S. Yip (Imperial College London)
- Beyond Ideologies: China’s Experience in Confronting the Global Environmental Crisis
This year, in the annual China Debate series, speakers highlight the dilemma between choosing fast development and growth on the one hand and sustainability on the other. China is not only the largest consumer of fossil fuel and emitter of greenhouse gases but also a leading investor in and producer of sustainable energy. With Isabel Hilton (Chinadialogue), Tom Burke (E3G), Pransanjit Duara (Duke University), Shuo Li (Greenpeace, Beijing) and Jennifer Turner (China Environment Forum).
- Crisis of Global Modernity: Asian Traditions and a Sustainable Future
Prasenjit Duara (Duke University)
- The Platform Sūtra(s) and the Changing Notions of What Chan Should Be
Associate Prof Morten Schlütter (University of Iowa)