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Durham University

Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies

 Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies

Welcome to the website of the Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies at Durham University. Founded in 1999 CCCS is a multi-disciplinary research centre dedicated to the study of contemporary China and the wider East Asian region, specialising particularly in the fields of Business, Education, Law, Modern Languages and Culture, Geography, Government and International Politics and Political Economy. The Centre gains greatly from having one of the most significant collections on China and East Asia in the UK in Durham University Library. The Centre is strongly committed to collaborative research with our partners in China, including the training of new generations of specialists on the East Asian region. Details of present and past activities are given on these pages, as well as an introduction to the opportunities for training and research on China and East Asia available at Durham University.


East Asia: An International Quarterly has been edited in the School of Government and International Affairs since 2004. It has more than 35 years of history and is currently published by Springer.

Volume 35, Issue 4 (December 2018)

News and Events

The Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF) will be held in Beijing from 25 to 27 April. To reiterate our past event on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), please click the link to access the photos taken in the One Belt, One Road and China's Westward Pivot: Past, Present and Future Conference (co-organised by Al-Sabah Programme, Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies, Danish Institute for International Studies and Grey College) held in Durham between 21-22 March 2017.