About us

The Contemporary China Centre focuses on interdisciplinary research on China — broadly defined — 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.

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The Contemporary China Centre at the University of Westminster undertakes research in Asian Studies.

Our recent projects include:

  • China in Uzbekistan: An investigation into the effects of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) on trade, migration, and Chinese language education
  • Chinese happiness: Analysing the meaning of happiness in contemporary China
  • Culture-led urban and rural regeneration: Emerging and innovative forms of culture-led and heritage-led urban and rural strategies, policies, and practices in China

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Contemporary China Centre Blog

Our new blog brings together our research and expertise concerning 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. You can also follow us on Twitter for the latest updates. 

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Professor Gerda Wielander
T: +44 20 3506 9139
E: [email protected]

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