The China Studies Centre enhances The University of Sydney's long tradition of excellence in China research by bringing together researchers on China and on China-related matters from across faculties and disciplines, enabling international academic collaboration with researchers from China and other countries, and being a research-informed voice in Australia's public China discourse.
The China Studies Centre at the University of Sydney represents the largest collection in Australia of academic expertise who research China and Chinese culture. Its 109 members are drawn from the social sciences, business studies, health, engineering, the humanities, science, law, architecture, and music.
The Centre’s leading China research is manifest in the activities of its Local China Project and its eight research groups: the digital economy, education, environmental sustainability, health management, local governance; philosophy and culture; and social change, as well as Australia-China Relations. The Centre works with individuals and groups at other universities and research institutions in China and Australia, and around the world.
The China Studies Centre has an active program of events directed at audiences outside the University of Sydney, including its International Research Webinars; Sydney China Seminars; Inside China Webinars; Talks in Chinese Humanities; and regular book launches for the publications of its members; as well as roundtable discussions on topics of China-related current interest.