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This section includes links to China research centers of universities and other academic institutions from countries outside of China, Hong Kong, or Taiwan.

The Australian National University, College of Asia & the Pacific, Australia

[Updated: 29 August 2014]

Topic: Academic.

Description: The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific is one of the world's leading centres for teaching and research on the region. The College has its roots in the University’s Research School of Pacific Studies and the School of Oriental Languages, founded in 1946 and 1952 respectively.
See also: History of the College of Asia & the Pacific.

Comment: Probably the best place for Asian Studies.
Research School of Asia & the Pacific, ANU College of Asia & the Pacific

Harvard University - Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, USA

[Updated: 28 August 2014]

Topic: Research and scholarly exchange on China.

Description: Seminar programs on themes ranging from East Asian art history to Chinese current events. The Center organizes research projects and major international conferences. It also provides a forum for regular dialogue between the academic and policy communities in China and the United States. Postdoctoral fellowships. Own specialized library.

Comment: Extensive visiting scholars program. Serves academic, government, business, and artistic communities.

Oxford University, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Chinese Studies, UK

[Updated: 29 August 2014]

Topic: Academic.

Description: The Institute for Chinese Studies at Oxford University carries out teaching and research in social science disciplines, including economics, social anthropology, political history and international relations. Chinese Studies in Oxford formally began in 1876 with the appointment of the missionary-scholar James Legge as its first Professor of Chinese. His critical translations of the Confucian scriptures and other classic texts are still used today. A full honours degree in the Chinese Studies has been taught in Oxford since the late 1940s.
Comment: Focus on classical Chinese Studies.
Contemporary China Studies, School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies

China and Asia-Pacific Studies (CAPS), Cornell University, USA

Topic: Academic training.

Description: CAPS major gives students experience both on- and off-campus, including three years in Ithaca, one semester in Washington, D.C, and one semester in Beijing.

Comment: Policy-oriented China and Asia-Pacific Studies.

French Centre on Research on Contemporary China

Topic: Research and scholarly exchange on China.

Description: The French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC) was founded in 1991 as a publicly financed research institute, based in Hong Kong; our offices in Taipei were opened in 1994. The CEFC’s mission is to study political, economic and social developments in the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao. For online publications see: "China Perspectives".

Comment: Leading French China research center.

National University of Singapore - Dept. of Chinese Studies, Singapore

Topic: Research and scholarly exchange on China.

Description: M.A. and Ph.D. programs. Research programs. Background papers and publications.

Comment: Important center for China research.

Princeton University, Department of East Asian Studies, USA

[Updated: 28 August 2014]

Topic: East Asia Studies.

Description: Academic education and research. Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program

Comment: For scholars.

Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, USA

[Updated: 28 August 2014]

Topic: Regional Studies.

Description: PIIRS promotes scholarship and teaching on issues of global importance and sponsors a variety of programs and activities aimed at advancing knowledge of world cultures and global problems. Academic education and research.

Comment: For scholars.

Documentation Centre for Chinese Law

Topic: Chinese law.

Description: Information on the People's Republic of China and on Taiwan with a focus on law. Documentation Centre for Chinese Law at Catholic University of Leuven.

Comment: Laws of China and Taiwan.

East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii

Topic: Research and education on the Asia / Pacific region.

Description: International education and research organization. Established by the U.S. Congress in 1960.

Comment: US perspective.

The Foreign Policy Centre, United Kingdom

Topic: European Research Center.

Description: Leading European think tank launched under the patronage of the British Prime Minister Tony Blair to develop a vision of a fair and rule-based world order. Section: China and Globalization.

Comment: "Progressive policy" statements and analyses.

China Bibliographies by Barend J. ter Haar

[Updated: 29 August 2014]

Topic: Bibliography.

Description: Bibliographies on China by Barend J. ter Haar, The Institute for Chinese Studies, Oxford University with a strong focus on cultural and religious history.

Comment: Great bibliographies on literacy, violence, suicide, protest, religious movements, shamanism, exorcism.
Annotated bibliography on literacy, writing, and education

Annotated bibliography on violence in Chinese culture

Annotated bibliography on protest and dissent in traditional China (closed 1994)
Annotated bibliography for the study of Yao religion

Annotated bibliography on Shamanism in China

Annotated bibliography on religious culture in 20th century China

German Institute of Global and Area Studies: Institute of Asia Studies, Germany

Topic: Asia research.

Description: Asia research center. Online bibliographies. Bibliographical research service.

Comment: Bibliographies, Journal of Current Chinese Affairs.


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