China Media Centre 2018 Autumn Seminar


Based on one of the authors’ experiences in social scientific studies on China in the UK for more than two decades, we assert that Chinese social sciences have not been accorded their rightful prominence in general social science studies. This paper will introduce Chinese social sciences, discussing their institutions, resources and methodology, and explain why we are keen to promote the globalisation of Chinese social sciences. It will then demonstrate a case of literature search on the keywords ‘Chinese civilisation’ and ‘comparison’, comparing the CNKI database and some digital libraries in the West. 

About the speaker

Mrs Ingrid Cranfield, BA (Syd.), PGCE, QTLS, MSET, FRGS, LLG (Enfield), Deputy Director of Global China Institute, President and Principal Editor of Global China Press; Former Deputy Mayor of the Borough of Enfield. As an author, editor, translator and lecturer, her career began at the Royal Geographical Society, which holds the largest private map library in the world, accessioning maps and advising researchers and writers. She is the author of 13 books and has edited thousands of books, articles and other works, in print and online. She was a Senior Editor on The Dictionary of Art (Macmillan Publishers). She taught English to college students and was a lecturer and supervisor of trainee teachers. She has been a school governor in London for 30 years and is a member of the International Commission on Couple and Family Relations.

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This is one of the Global China Media Seminar Series (GCMSS), co-organised with Global China Institute.

For more information about CMC events, please contact Alja Kranjec at: [email protected]