Contemporary China Centre

The Contemporary China Centre is an interdisciplinary hub for China-related research and related activities within and outside the University. It builds on Westminster’s long-term commitment to Chinese Studies and engagement with China, and on the University’s contribution to world-leading research on China acknowledged in the RAE 2008 and REF2014. The Centre’s main purpose is to support research, activities and networks on China in comparative and global perspectives within its host Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, with other departments of the University, and beyond with other UK and international universities.

We are committed to:

  • developing collaborative and interdisciplinary research projects on the cultural dimensions of social and political transformation of China in regional and comparative frameworks;
  • examining cutting-edge issues and agendas that are core features of China’s role in the global circulation of knowledge and cultural influence, and are having an increasing impact on Western stakeholders;
  • fostering innovative interdisciplinary research and PhD training on contemporary China, drawing on research and supervisory expertise across the University;
  • establishing close links with professional and policy making bodies in relevant areas;
  • contributing to the University’s already established reputation for world-leading interdisciplinary and innovative research in the study of China

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


Researchers in the Contemporary China Centre.


Links relating to Asian and Chinese Studies.


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