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china studies centre research

Our research

Leading expertise in diverse research on China

Our researchers bring a wide range of multidisciplinary knowledge to the Centre, which complements the University’s research priorities and strengths, and promotes their China expertise across faculties and research programs.  

The China Studies Centre is defined by our research excellence. The centre supports China-related scholarship at the University, working closely with the Research Portfolio and faculties to embed a China perspective in research programs across many disciplines. The centre highlights the work of University academics within the country's borders and across the greater China region. We support disciplinary experts with a research interest in China, and create opportunities for academics and practitioners to collaborate on research opportunities.

Our researchers specialise in a wide range of disciplines, including agriculture, business studies, economics, education, language studies, literature, history, media studies, political science, public health, sociology and more.

The wide range of research areas on offer at the University complements the centre’s multidisciplinary focus on China, bringing together themes such as global health, natural resource management, social movements and democracy.

In 2018, the Centre also launched a collaborative research theme, to focus some of our activity on the multidiscplinary study of China in the Urban Age, with local and international partners.

Our research strengths

Our researchers work within six clusters to address the issues that affect our understanding of China:

  • China in the Urban Age
  • business and economics
  • history
  • language, literature, culture and education
  • law and politics
  • science and technology
  • wellbeing