Contemporary China Centre

The Contemporary China Centre at the University of Westminster focuses on interdisciplinary research about contemporary China which is grounded in cultural studies. Our work builds on Westminster’s long-term commitment to Chinese Studies, at whose heart lies an engagement with Chinese language, cultural practice and production, and its critical analysis. We seek to complement social science based research on contemporary China with a critical perspective from the Humanities.

Based on our institutional strength and history, two particular areas of interest are translation in the widest sense, including cultural translations, and propaganda. Our work on the latter is built on and informed by the University’s unique collection of propaganda posters from the People’s Republic.

We seek collaborations on interdisciplinary research projects about the cultural dimensions of social and political transformation in China and cutting-edge issues and agendas that are core features of China’s role in the global circulation of knowledge and cultural influence.

We welcome PhD students working on contemporary Chinese cultural studies, including gender, religion, ethnicity, cultural heritage, sound, translation, urban space, migration and diaspora.

For further information, please contact Dr Gerda Wielander on [email protected]

If you are interested in submitting a manuscript to the Journal of the British Association for Chinese Studies, please visit their website.