Centre Aims and Objectives
Durham University has promoted the study of China and the Chinese language for over forty years and is firmly established as the regional Centre for China Studies in the North East of England. The Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies was established in 1999 to consolidate and develop existing research on the society, culture, economy and business of China.
The Centre brings together academic specialists from China and the East Asian region from many disciplines, including Business, Education, Law, Modern Languages and Culture, Geography, and Government and International Affairs. The Centre gains greatly from having one of the UK's most signficant collections on China and East Asia in Durham University Library.
The Centre's core aims are:
- to enhance and expand internationally recognised research on all aspects of contemporary China and the overseas Chinese communities
- to provide an interdisciplinary forum for the development of scholarship and learning on China at Durham and throughout the North East
- to promote research and training opportunities in Chinese studies for students at all levels